Alexander Koch is a curator, galerist, writer, and cultural mediator. In 2008 he co-founded KOW, a Berlin based gallery specialized on socially oriented art, representing international artists such as Hito Steyerl, Chto Delat?, Tobias Zielony and Candice Breitz. Since 2008 Koch is also co-initiator and today director of the NEW PATRONS program in Germany as part of a European network that provides citizens with the means to commission art projects in response to their social concerns. Since 2013 Koch started New Patrons initiatives on the African and Indian continents. He worked as a curator and editor on various exhibitions and publications. Mr. Koch is a frequent lecturer and author. The economic and institutional transformations within the art world have been main concerns in his theoretic writings.