Xavier Laboulbenne is a curator and writer based in Berlin where he runs his own gallery showing contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include solo shows by Michel Verjux, Robert Mapplethorpe and Michael Sayles. From 1995 to 2000 the Xavier Laboulbenne gallery was in New York where Xavier worked with artists including Knut Asdam, Charles Atlas, Marc Brandenburg, Ellen Cantor, David Hammons, Mona Hatoum, Janine Gordon, Richard Hawkins, Kevin Landers, Marilyn Minter, Rosemarie Trockel and Andy Warhol.
From 1993 to 1995 he was a Director at Max Protetch Gallery, New York, where he conceived and organized the first exhibitions in the US of works by Thomas Demand, Takashi Murakami and Michel Verjux in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, Soho. He also curated exhibitions by Siah Armajani, R. Buckminster Fuller, Gregory Green, Fariba Hajamadi, Oliver Herring, Glenn Ligon and David Reed. He was a co-founder of Galerie Thaddeus Ropac in Paris where he worked on exhibitions by Peter Halley, Dennis Hopper, Johnathan Lasker, Robert Longo, Herman Nitsch, Blinky Palermo, James Rosenquist, Sturtevant and Robert Wilson. From 1989-91 he was associate curator at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris.