Charles Esche is Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Professor of Contemporary Art and Curating at Central Saint Martins (CSM), London, and co-director of Afterall Journal and Books. He teaches on the Exhibition Studies MRes course at CSM, and at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.
Outside the Van Abbemuseum, he (co) curated Le Musée égaré, Kunsthall Oslo, 2017; Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, 2016; Jakarta Biennale 2015; 31st São Paulo Biennale, 2014; U3 Triennale, Ljubljana, 2011; RIWAQ Biennale, Palestine, 2007 and 2009; Istanbul Biennale, 2005; Gwangju Biennale, 2002; amongst other international exhibitions. He is chair of CASCO, Utrecht. He received the 2012 Princess Margriet Award and the 2014 CCS Bard College Prize for Curatorial Excellence.