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Hans-Michael Herzog studied art history, philosophy, and classical archeology at the University of Bonn, earning his doctorate in 1984 with a focus on Venetian proto-Renaissance sculpture. From 1987 to 1989, Hans-Michael Herzog worked for the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, München, Germany. Between 1989 and 1999 he was curator of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany. From 2000 to 2015, Dr. Herzog was Artistic Director and Chief Curator of the Daros Latinamerica Collection based in Zürich, Switzerland. From 2005 to 2009 he was the artistic director of the Daros Collection, also based in Zürich. He was Founding Director of Casa Daros in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a recognized international expert in contemporary art, particularly from Latin America. He has also taught at various German universities. A critical art and architecture writer, Dr. Herzog has been responsible for numerous exhibitions and publications, mainly on international contemporary art.