Daniel Birnbaum is the director of the Moderna Museet, the museum of modern art in Stockholm. He has an international career as a critic, writing for publications such as Artforum, and as a curator and director of several major international exhibitions and biennials, including the 2009 Venice Biennale. Between 2001 and 2010, Birnbaum held the position of Rector at the Städelschule fine arts academy in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. During that time, he also served as director of Portikus, an exhibition space at the Staedelschule since 1987. In 2008, he was a member of the Turner Prize jury.