Marcel Hörler, born 1988 in Herisau, is an independent curator and cultural mediator. He lives and works in Zurich and Lichtensteig. As the son of a florist, housewife and truck driver, he grew up in Stein, Appenzellerland. After completing his Bachelor's degree in Social Work with a specialisation in Socioculture at the Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne and The Hague 2017, he began studying for a Master's degree in Art Education Curatorial Studies at the Zurich University of the Arts and will graduate expectedly in 2021. His curatorial practice is characterized by collaborative, discursive and transdisciplinary approaches, driven by curiosity about cultural practices and an interest in creating shared spaces. Marcel Hörler is co-director of Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Agentur für permanente Verhandlung, Blickfelder Festival and is co-publisher of HOX Magazine.