Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, based in Berlin. He is a contributing editor of frieze magazine and his writings have appeared in different journals, anthologies and monographs. He is a professor for theory at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, he teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam and is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy, London. He is the author of Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous, MIT Press/Afterall Books 2006, the essay collection Tell Me What You Want What You Really Really Want, Sternberg Press/Piet Zwart Institute 2010, together with Michael Stevenson, Animal Spirits — Fables in the Parlance of Our Time, Christoph Keller Editions, JRP, Zurich 2013 and a second collection of essays entitled Cookie!, published by Sternberg Press/Piet Zwart Institute 2014. He was a member of the jury for the Turner Prize 2015.