Simon Castets is the Director and Curator of the Swiss Institute, New York. Along with Hans Ulrich Obrist, he is also the co-founder of the research project 89plus, which investigates the generation of artists born with the introduction of the World Wide Web, and was first introduced at DLD13. He holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, New York and a MA in Cultural Management from Sciences Po, Paris. Recently, he co-curated the group exhibition “Champs Elysées” with Julie Boukobza and Nicola Trezzi, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Other recent projects include a solo exhibition of Sarah Ortmeyer at Federico Vavassori, Milan, the group exhibitions "Cherry Picking" at Karma International, Zurich, "A Stone Left Unturned" at Yvon Lambert, Paris, and "Aftermath" at Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto. His writing has appeared in numerous catalogues and periodicals including Mousse, PIN UP, Artforum, Flash Art and Kaleidoscope.