Eva Meyer-Hermann and Lena Essling
Eva Meyer-Hermann is an independent exhibitions maker, based in Cologne, Germany, formerly senior curator at the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She has been working for several institutions, as curator at the Krefeld Art Museums (Haus Lange & Haus Esters), as director at the Kunsthalle Nürnberg and as director for two private collections (Collection Hauser & Wirth and Friedrich Christian Flick Collection) in Switzerland.
Since the nineties, she is specialized in curating comprehensive surveys and retrospective exhibitions, which included among others: Carl Andre in Krefeld & Wolfsburg 1996 (traveled to Oxford); Jason Rhoades in Nürnberg 1998 (first museum retrospective, traveled to Eindhoven); Paul McCarthy in St Gall, Switzerland 1999 and in Eindhoven 2004 (first museum presentation of works on paper, traveled to Málaga); Martin Kippenberger in Vienna & Eindhoven 2003; Allan Kaprow in Munich & Eindhoven 2006/2007 (first museum retrospective, traveled to Bern, Genua, and Los Angeles 2008); Andy Warhol in Amsterdam & Stockholm 2007/2008. She is currently working on a major Mike Kelley survey show, covering work from 30-years of the Los Angeles based artist.
The accompanying publications are generally focusing on the development and representation of appropriate methodologies of the very exhibitions, ranging from typological, selected catalog raisonné (Andre) to encyclopedia (Rhoades).
Lena Essling, born 1969. Art history scholar, previously worked at the art museums in Gothenburg and Borås. Since 1996, she has been with Moderna Museet, except for a period when she was the Managing Editor of NU:The Nordic Art Review and Project Manager at the Swedish Institute.
At Moderna Museet Lena Essling has been responsible for numerous productions, including installations by Clay Ketter and Yinka Shonibare. She has managed Moderna Museet’s participation in several biennials, including Istanbul and Venice, featuring the oeuvres of artists such as Jockum Nordström, Karin Mamma Andersson, Carsten Höller and Miriam Bäckström.