Our Mission
KADIST is a non-profit organization that believes the arts make a fundamental contribution to a progressive society. Its programs actively encourage the engagement of artists, often represented in its collection, with the important issues of today. KADIST’s collections and productions reflect the global scope of contemporary art, and its programs develop collaborations with artists, curators and many art organizations around the world. Local programs in KADIST’s hubs of Paris and San Francisco include exhibitions, public events, residencies and educational initiatives: complemented by an online reach to an international audience, they aim at creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas.


Vincent Worms, President


Joseph del Pesco
International Director of KADIST


Hou Hanru
Artistic Director of MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts, Rome

Jens Hoffmann
Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at The Jewish Museum, New York, and Senior Curator at Large at MOCA Detroit

Tony Labat
Artist and Director of MFA Programs at San Francisco Art Institute

Jeremy Lewison
Independent curator, formerly Director of Collections, Tate, London

Barbara London
Independent Curator, formerly Curator of Media and Performance at MoMA, New York

Philippe Pirotte
Dean of the Staedelschule and Director of Portikus, Frankfurt

Rozenn Prat
Art Historian and Professor of Visual Arts

Jean-Marc Prévost
Director, Carré d’Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Nîmes

Larry Rinder
Director, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sandra Terdjman
Independent curator, co-founder of KADIST



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