born in 1970, art historian, lecturer and exhibition curator, writer of art related essays and books, lives in Weimar

since 2012 curator at the Kunstmuseen Erfurt / Erfurt Art Museums

2009/2010/2011 curatorial residencies in New York (ISCP), the Netherlands and Belgium

2009–2010 curator at the Kunstverein Ludwigsburg

2002–2008 assistant professor at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Art and Design, subject area History and Theory of Art

2000–2001 cultural affairs officer for JENOPTIK AG, Jena

1999–2000 research associate for the catalogue raisonné of the drawings and pastels of Otto Dix, on behalf of the Otto Dix Foundation, Vaduz

2000 PhD from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

1995 MA from the Philipps-Universität Marburg in art history, modern German literature and media studies

1991/92 University of Kent at Canterbury

Research focus and themes of interest:

  • Reception aesthetics
  • Identity and history as constructs
  • The poetics of the political
  • The (seemingly) anachronism of cultural or artistic phenomena / camp
  • The history of »extended sculpture« along with present-day approaches
  • The cross-over between »high« and »low« in visual art and design
  • Contemporary artists who are revisiting and reviving the Land Art, conceptual art and performance art of the 1960/70s

…when the poetic operation manages to provoke that sudden loss of self that itself allows a distancing effect from the immediate situation, then poetics might have the potential to open up a political situation.
– Francis Alÿs

Photo: Thomas Mueller
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