About

As an independent art historian and curator, I work with all aspects of contemporary art. In my role as a curator, as someone who creates exhibitions, I mediate between artists and the public. It is my aim to engage in a direct and intensive exchange with artists and to provide them with an appropriate context for showing their work, accompanying them for a period on their way through a curated exhibition.

 

For viewers it is my intention to make art an immediate experience and to enable an interaction with art for a broad public in a manner that is not overly intellectualized. An immediate exploration of a work and being open to art are the basis for a productive dialogue. I am often confirmed in my approach by comments such as: “Finally, an art historian that you can understand.”

 

For me, art functions in terms of inspiring a process of reflection or encouraging one to risk taking a second look. In terms of my perspective, art must not always address political or social issues. It can simply be beautiful—or even ugly. I see my role in transmitting these contents: As long as viewers are engaged by a topic and are inspired to ask questions about what they see and as long as a thought process is set in motion, then I consider my work accomplished.

 

In addition to my curatorial work, I have specialized in consultancy and management for art collections and the cataloguing of art.

 

Biography

  • Studied Art History, Byzantine History, Italian Literature, and Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (1999–2004)
  • During this time working for independent curators and at the Pinakothek der Moderne (with Prof. Dr. Bernhart Schwenk, among others)
  • 2003–07 worked for a Munich gallery for contemporary photography
  • Since 2005 volunteer mentor in the mentoring program of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
  • Independent curator and art historian since 2007
  • In addition to freelance work, Curator of the Foundation of Concrete Art and Design Ingolstadt, which is associated with the Museum of Concrete Art Ingolstadt, since 2013
  • Member of the Verband deutscher Kunsthistoriker (Association of German Art Historians) and International Council of Museums (ICOM) Germany

 

Selected Projects and References

  • 2016: Initiated RambaldiResidence, an artist-in-residence program for international visual artists
  • 2013/2014 teaching in a cooperative project with the Arthothek & Bildersaal of the City of Munich am Art History Department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
  • 2008/09 responsible for the concept and realization of the global Linhof Prize for Young Photography
  • Author of numerous texts on various international contemporary artists; and organized diverse thematic exhibitions at institutions and museum as a freelance curator
  • Managing and consulting for art collections
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