Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, based in Berlin and Oslo. He is a contributing editor of frieze magazine, his writing has appeared in different journals, anthologies and monographs. He is professor for Theory at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, the de Appel curatorial programme. He is the author of Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous, MIT Press/Afterall Books 2006, and the essay collection Tell Me What You Want What You Really Really Want, (Sternberg Press/Piet Zwart Institute, 2010) and Cookie! (Sternberg Press/Piet Zwart Institute,2013); Animal Spirits. Fables in the Parlance of Our Time, Michael Stevensons and Jan Verwoert (JRP/Ringier/Chirstoph Keller Editions, 2013). He plays bass and sings in La Stampa.