Jens Hoffmann is a writer, exhibition maker, and the Director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. Hoffmann was the Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2003–2007). He has curated over 30 exhibitions internationally since the late 1990s. Most recently he was co-curator of the 2nd San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico (2009). With Adriano Pedrosa, Hoffmann is currently curating the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011). In 2009 Hoffmann founded The Exhibitionist: A Journal for Exhibition Making.
Hoffmann is a senior lecturer at the Curatorial Practice Program of the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, a guest professor at the Nova Academia di Belle Arti in Milan and an adjunct faculty member of the Curatorial Studies Program of Goldsmiths College, University of London.