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 often involves people in the projects who do not see themselves as part of the art system. 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 (b. 1988 in Herisau, CH) is based in Zurich. He is co-director/co-founder of Dogo Residenz, co-director of Blickfelder Festival and part of the collective Baby Angel.