Born in 1957 in Stockholm, Staffan Ahrenberg acquires Cahiers d’Art in 2011. He relaunches the legendary publishing house in October, 2012, with its eponymous art journal (La Revue). Edited by Ahrenberg, Sam Keller and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the first new issue in 52 years is dedicated to Ellsworth Kelly. Since 2013, Staffan Ahrenberg has published La Revue with artists such as Rosemarie Trockel, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gabriel Orozco, Calder, Picasso, Orozco, Miro, Ai Weiwei, Christo, and Arthur Jafa.
Ahrenberg organizes “Le Corbusier. The Secrets of Creativity: Between Painting and Architecture,” an exhibition curated by Jean-Louis Cohen, at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow in 2012, and at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm in 2013.
In 2015, in collaboration with Fondation Beyeler, and with the support of AVC Charity Foundation, Moscow, Ahrenberg co-organizes the production of the futuristic opera “Victory Over the Sun,” with costumes and set designs by Kazimir Malevich, at Theater Basel. The production is subsequently staged at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
In April 2017, Staffan Ahrenberg opens the Cahiers d’Art-König bookstore at the contemporary art museum Palais de Tokyo, together with Walther König. It is the largest art bookstore in Paris.
In May 2018, Ahrenberg is honored as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France and in 2020, Ahrenberg establishes the Cahiers d’Art Institute, a US nonprofit.