Vicente Todolí studied art at Yale before getting his degree at Valencia. From 2003 to 2010 had been the director of the Tate Modern in London. From 1996 to 2002 he was the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Fundação De Serralves in Porto, Portugal. From 1989 to 1996 he was artistic director of IVAM – The Valencia Institute for Modern Art, Spain. From 1986 to 1988 he was chief curator of IVAM – before the opening of the Museum in 1989.
He was an adviser for Future, Past, Present (curated by Germano Celant) at the 1997 Venice Biennale and co-commissioned the Portuguese pavilion for the 2003 Venice Biennale.
He is Artistic Advisor of HangarBicocca, Milano Italia.