Vicente Todolí was appointed artistic director of Hangar Bicocca (Pirelli Foundation) in May 2012 where he is responsible for the program.
Vicente Todolí career in the visual arts spans more than 30 years, and includes positions as Chief Curator (1986-88) and then artistic director of the IVAM (Valencian Institute of Modern Art, 1988-1996), before joining the Museum of Contemporary Art Serralves as its founding director in 1996 until 2002. In 2002 he was appointed Director of the Tate Modern by the Trustees of the Tate, where he joined full-time in March 2003 and left in June 2010.
He was a member of the jury and the Carnegie International Advisory Committee 1995 and was part of the curatorial team of “Future, Past and Present” at the Venice Biennale 1997, directed by Germano Celant. From 2002-2007 he was a member of the Governing Council of the International Foundation Manifesta.
At IVAM, he was the curator of exhibitions of contemporary artists works such as John Baldessari, Richard Prince, Ruthenbeck Reiner, James Rosenquist, Richard Tuttle, Per Kirkeby, Tony Cragg, Juan Muñoz, Julião Sarmento, Guillermo Kuitca, Cildo Meireles and Pedro Cabrita Reis and responsible for the collection.
At Museu Serralves, he was the curator of the museum’s inaugural exhibition, Circa1968, and exhibitions of James Lee Byars, Franz West, Gary Hill, Hamish Fulton, Lothar Baumgarten, Fischli and Weiss, Roni Horn, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, “Richard Hamilton / Dieter Roth: Collaborations, Relations Confrontations” and “Francis Bacon: Caged / Uncaged”.
At Tate Modern he curated exhibitions of Sigmar Polke, Robert Frank, Fischli & Weiss, Cildo Meireles, “Rodchenko and Popova: Defining Constructivism”, and “Van Doesburg and the International Avant Garde”.
He was born in Valencia, Spain in 1958. His educational background includes a degree in Geography and History with a specialization in Art History from the University of Valencia and postgraduate studies in art history as a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University and the City University of New York. He was a Helena Rubinstein fellow at the International Study Program (ISP) of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 1984-85.
Currently he advises various museums and foundations, including the Botin Foundation in Santander where he serves as chair of the advisory board, and he is the sole adviser for Per Amor a l’Art Foundation in Valencia, and Inelcom collection in Madrid. At Hangar Bicocca he has curated the following exhibitions: Dieter Roth & Bjorn Roth “Islands”, Cildo Meireles “Installations” Paiva & Gusmao “Papagaio”, Juan Muñoz “Double Blind & Around”, Damian Ortega “Casino”, Anselm Kiefer “I Sette Palazzi Celesti 2004-2015”, Carsten Höller “Doubt”, Kishio Suga, “Situations”, Miroslaw Balka “Crossover/s”, Lucio Fontana “Environments”, Mario Merz “Igloos”, Cerith Wyn Evans, “….the Illuminating Gas”, and Chen Zhen “Short-circuits”
He is Chevalier des Arts et des Lletres, he received the Order of Santiago da Espada in Portugal in 2003, and was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Valencia Polytechnic University in 2011.