2010 Power 100

A ranked list of the contemporary artworld's most powerful figures

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02
2009
01

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Co-director of the Serpentine Galleries, and the initiator of numerous international art projects and exhibitions

07
2009
03

Sir Nicholas Serota

Director of Tate Modern

16
2009
08

Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood

Founders of the e-flux website, and its various art projects

17
2009
10

Bruce Nauman

Mexico-based artist, winner of the Golden Lion prize in last year's Venice Biennale

23

Marc Spiegler & Annette Schönholzer

Directors of Art Basel

32
2009
22

Steven A. Cohen

One of the world’s most active art collectors

43
2009
29

Matthew Higgs

British, American-based Curator, artist, critic, publisher, and… auctioneer

60
2009
60

Kasper König

Director of Cologne’s Museum Ludwig

63
2009
04

Daniel Birnbaum

Curator of the attendance record-breaking Venice Biennale in 2009 and now Director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm

68
2009
71

Maurizio Cattelan

Italian artist and notorious prankster

69

Neo Rauch

The German painter had two simultaneous large scale retrospectives in Germany this year

75
2009
73

Jerry Saltz

Art critic of The New York Magazine

80
2009
61

Roberta Smith

Senior art critic of the New York Times

81
2009
72

Charles Saatchi

Collector and recently the author of an art-school reality show contest

85

Caroline Schneider

86
2009
98

Johnson Chang Tsong-zung & Claire Hsu

Founders of the Hong Kong-based Asia Art Archive (AAA)

87

Dimitris Daskalopoulos

Athens-born entrepreneur, founder of nonprofit organisation NEON and recipient of the 2014 edition of the Leo Award

88
2009
93

Rirkrit Tiravanija

90

H.H. Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi & Jack Persekian

94

Stefan Kalmár

Curator, director of the New York institution Artists Space

97

Elizabeth Dee

New York-based gallerist

99

Bruce High Quality Foundation

Amorphous artists collective with fingers in many pies

100

Margot Heller

Director of The South London Gallery