Roberto Ohrt lives in Hamburg. He received his doctorate from the University of Hamburg in 1988 (Phantom Avantgarde, 1990) and has published numerous writings on the history of modern art (particularly the Situationist International) and artists such as Martin Kippenberger, Raymond Pettibon, Andy Hope, Paul Thek, Philip Guston, André Butzer, Albert Oehlen and Jason Rhoades. He taught as guest professor in Munich, Frankfurt and Kassel. He has also designed and organized exhibitions for, among others, the Centre Georges Pompidou (with Martin Kippenberger in 1993), Golden Pudel Club (1993-2001), ZKM Karlsruhe (2001 and 2016), Museum der Moderne (with Margrit Brehm, Salzburg 2005) and at the 8th Salon (2010-2018); was a co-founder of the Akademie Isotrop (1996-2001) and the 8th Salon (since 2009).

Contributions to the 100 Years of Now. Journal: The Serious Becomes Play