Yilmaz Dziewior, born 1964 in Bonn, Germany, studied art history in Bonn and London and wrote his Phd Thesis on Mies van der Rohe. His texts have been published regularly in Artforum, Camera Austria and Texte zur Kunst. He wrote catalogue essays for artists like Cosima von Bonin, Thomas Demand, Marcel Odenbach, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Jack Pierson, Gregor Schneider and Rosemarie Trockel.
As a free lance curator he worked for the Museum Ludwig in Cologne on a project by Sarah Lucas (1997) and was responsible for the contemporary part of the exhibition „Art Worlds in Dialogue. From Gauguin to the Global Present“ (1999/2000). Since January 2001 he is the director of the Kunstverein in Hamburg where he presented projects and exhibitions e.g. by Andrea Fraser, Jack Goldstein, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Paul McCarthy and Zhang Huan.
Among his group exhibitions are „Andere Räume / Other Spaces“, „Zusammenhänge herstellen / Contextualize“ and „Bühne 03 / Stage 03“, „Formalismus. Moderne Kunst heute / Formalism. Modern Art, today.“ And „This Place is My Place – Begehrte Orte“.
Since October 2003 he works as a professor for art theory at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg (Art Academy Hamburg).