Martino Stierli

Martino Stierli has been The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art since 2015. Mr. Stierli oversees the wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations and acquisitions of the museum’s Department of Architecture and Design. Stierli has taught at various Swiss universities, including the universities of Zurich and Basel, as well as ETH Zurich. He studied art and architectural history, German, and comparative literature at the University of Zurich, where he received his MA in 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was part of the graduate program Urban Forms – Conditions and Consequences at ETH Zurich, where he earned a PhD in 2008. He has written extensively on contemporary architectural practice, and his scholarship has been recognised with a number of prizes, among them the ETH Medal of Distinction for Outstanding Research (2008), the Theodor Fischer Prize by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich (2008) and the 2011 Swiss Art Award for Architectural Criticism. In 2012, Stierli was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

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