Doris Krystof is an art historian, author and curator at K20K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf. After studying Art History, Literature and History at the Universities of Freiburg and Cologne, she worked as a curator for modern and contemporary art at Kunsthalle Vienna, K21 Düsseldorf (since 2002) and Kunstsammlung Nordrhein- Westfalen (since 2010). She has curated several exhibitions on contemporary art / video / film.
Solos include Marcel Broodthaers. A Retrospective (K21, 2017, with Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Museo d‘Arte Moderna Reina Sofia, Madrid), Akram Zaatari. Against Photography. (K21, 2017, with Macba, Museu d’arte Conemporanea Barcelona, and MMCA, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul),Steve McQueen (2001, Kunsthalle Vienna), Eija-Liisa Ahtila (2008, K21 with Jeu de Paume, Paris), Ana Torfs (2010, K21 with Generali Foundation, Vienna), Gillian Wearing (2012, K20 with Whitechapel Gallery, London) and Wael Shawky (Cabaret Crusades. Exhibition and film production, 2014, K20). Group shows include Video Art in Germany – the 80s (2006, K21), Talking Pictures. Theatricality in contemporary film – and videoinstallations (2007, K21) and Big Picture I-III(2011-13, K21).