Tijs Visser was head of exhibitions at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf (2001-08). He is the founding director of the ZERO foundation (2008-17). His exhibition Artempo at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice (2007) has set a new direction in collection presentation. He (co) curated the Biennale from Venice (2009), Moscow (2009) and Herning (2017). He initiated and curated exhibitions at the Guggenheim New York (2015), the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Martin Gropiusbau in Berlin and the Sabanci Museum in Istanbul (2016), u.o.. With the O-institute he continues the research into the international Avant-garde network from the sixties, which started in 2005 with the Nul- and in 2008 with the ZERO archive.
From Wikipedia: Mattijs Visser has been producing exhibitions and performances since 1984, with artists as Ilya Kabakov, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Jan Fabre, Robert Wilson, Kimsooja, Wim Delvoye, Laurie Anderson, El Anatsui, Anish Kapoor, Dragset and Elmgreen, Tino Sehgal, Spencer Tunick and Carsten Höller. He organised for the Museum Kunst Palast and the Royal Academy of Arts London classical exhibitions as Bonjour Russia, masterworks from the four Russian Museums (2007). For Museum Kunst Palast the Late Works by Andy Warhol (2004), Dubuffet and Art Brut, the travelling show Africa Remix (2005–07), the Caravaggio show (2006) and Diana+Actaeon, a view on nudity. He curated the exhibition Slow Art / Slow Life (2005) in which contemporary and performance art met with classical art. For the Quadriennale Düsseldorf the international ZERO (2006) show. For the City of Venice he made the concept for the prize-winning exhibition Artempo (2007) at the Venetian Palazzo Mariano Fortuny with the collection of Axel Vervoordt and the City of Venice. For the Nuit Blanche in Paris a large SKY-event with floating objects by Otto Piene. For Museum Kunst Palast he curated in 2009 an exhibition with accompanying publication for Marlene Dumas. 2009 he was co-curator for the Moscow Biennale and for the Venice Biennale he curated together with Daniel Birnbaum the large Gutai show at the Central Pavilion. His exhibition ZERO in NY at Sperone Westwater (2008) was nominated in 2009 by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NY as best gallery exhibition of the year 2008. For the ZERO foundation, he curated exhibitions with Norbert Kricke, Jean Tinguely at the Tony Cragg Foundation Wuppertal, and Jef Verheyen and ZERO friends at the Langen Foundation Neuss. 2013 The Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania invited him and Jean-Hubert Martin to organise the travelling show "Theater of the World. After receiving prices for best design and lighting, the show travelled from Hobart 2013 to Maison Rouge in Paris. For the Guggenheim New York, he conceived the large ZERO retrospective in 2015, which toured to the Gropiusbau Berlin, and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. For the Multi-Media Museum in Moscow and the Sabancı Museum in Istanbul, he curated 2016 a show with Heinz Mack, Gunther Uecker and Otto Piene. The 7th Biennale Socle du Monde 2017 in Herning Denmark was conceived by Visser and curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, Olivier Varenne and him selves. The MONA Museum of Old and New Art invited 2018 Visser to curate an exhibition around Vibration in the sixties, with the international artists from the ZERO movement. The United Nations appointed Visser as curator for an exhibition to memorate the First World War.