Christophe Cherix was appointed The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art in 2013. His appointment followed a reorganization that merged the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, of which he had been Chief Curator since 2010, with the Department of Drawings. Cherix joined the Museum’s curatorial staff in July 2007, after serving as curator of the Cabinet des Estampes at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva, Switzerland. His specialty is modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on the art of the 1960s and 1970s.
At MoMA, Cherix’s exhibitions include Betye Saar: Legends of Black Girl’s Window (with Esther Adler, 2019), Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Institutions, 1965–2016 (with Connie Butler and David Platzker, 2018), Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective (with Manuel Borja-Villel, 2016), Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971 (with Klaus Biesenbach, 2015), Jasper Johns: Regrets (with Ann Temkin, 2014), Print/Out (2012), Contemporary Art from the Collection (with Kathy Halbreich, 2010), and In & Out of Amsterdam: Travels in Conceptual Art, 1960–1976 (2009).
He has been instrumental in the acquisition and integration into the Museum’s holdings of several major collections, including the Merrill C. Berman Collection, the Herman and Nicole Daled Collection and Archives, the Seth Siegelaub Collection and Archives, the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection and Archives, and the Art & Project/Depot VBVR Collection.
Cherix was born in Switzerland and received a license ès lettres from the University of Geneva. He was a Fellow of the Class of 2010 at the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York, which included a residency at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.