Born in 1964, Yilmaz Dziewior studied art history and archaeology in Bonn and London.
As an independent curator for the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, in 1999 he was responsible
for the contemporary section of the exhibition "Kunstwelten im Dialog. Von Gauguin zur globalen Gegenwart." From 2001 to 2008 he served as director of the Kunstverein in Hamburg.