Power 100

Most influential people in 2022 in the contemporary artworld


Vincent Worms

Collector - Patron of art and founder of Kadist

68 in 2022

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Courtesy Kadist

The Silicon Valley venture capitalist invests all over the world, and Kadist, the interdisciplinary art organisation he founded, is similarly international. As well as sponsoring the organisation’s bases in San Francisco (where Brazilian artist Jota Mombaça followed a six-week residency with a solo exhibition) and Paris (where filmmaker Filipa César completed a residency this autumn, and from which Xaviera Simmons’s spring solo exhibition travelled on to Konsthall C in Stockholm), Worms-through-Kadist pours money into offsite initiatives too. These range from a group show at Pivô in São Paulo (whose artistic director, Fernanda Brenner, acts as an adviser to Kadist, alongside the likes of Hans Ulrich Obrist, Zoe Butt, Miguel A. López and Christine Tohmé), to funding Michelle and Noel Keserwany’s film for the Lyon Biennale and supporting American Artist’s show at redcat, Los Angeles. That last stemmed from a Kadist programme organised by Adam Kleinman, the nonprofit’s North American curator.

Correction: details relating to Vincent Worms’ investment company Tektron were removed at the request of Kadist.

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