Marc Olivier Wahler was the director of Palais de Tokyo from 2006 – 2012. From 2000 to 2005, he ran the SI (Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art) in New York. In 1994, he co-created the CAN (Centre d’art Neuchâtel), which he ran until 2000.
For fifteen years, he organised around two hundred exhibitions, including Transfert (art in public space) in Bienne (Switzerland) in 2000, Liquid Sky at the Frac Bourgogne (France) in 2003, Extra, Space Boomerang and OK at the SI and OKAY at the Grey Art Gallery NYU in New York in 2005.
As an art critic, he contributes frequently to many international publications, from topics of contemporary art as well as Mike Tyson, stealth bombers, Hells Angels, quantum and mutants.
He is currently working on creating a new type of art venue, The Chalet Society, scheduled to open in Paris and Los Angeles in 2012.