Marcel Hörler is a curator and cultural mediator. His projects, which he situates within a social practice, are characterised by its contexts and contact zones, collaborative working methods and site-specific interventions. He was socialized in a working class family, as the white son of a housewife/florist and a truck driver. After a vocational training, a degree in Social Work with specialisation Socioculture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and The Hague University, several years of professional experience in various social work fields, he completed a Master of Arts in Art Education, Curatorial Studies at the Zurich University of the Arts in 2021. He realizes projects at the interface of art and cultural mediation since 2015.
Marcel Hörler is based in Zurich. He is co-director/co-founder of Dogo Residenz, an art association dedicated to artistic development, mediation and production of contemporary art, co-director of Blickfelder Festival and co-founder of HOX, a magazine for critical reflections on human-animal relations.