prof. dr. Katja Kwastek

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Katja Kwastek, professor of modern and contemporary art history at Vrije Universiteit since 2013.

Earlier appointments:

  • Paris-Lodron University Salzburg (AT): Institut für Kunst-, Musik- und Tanzwissenschaft; lecturer, 2012/2013
  • Humboldt-University Berlin (DE): Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte; Visiting Professor, 2012
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (DE): School of Arts; Research Coordinator, 2011-2012
  • Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research., Linz (AT); Researcher, Key Researcher,
    (Vice-)Director, 2006-2009
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence: Department Liberal Arts / Department Digital + Media; Visiting Professor, 2006
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich: Department of Art History, Assistant Professor, 2001-2006


contemporary art & media aesthetics


PhD University of Cologne, 2001
Habilitation, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, 2011


teaches in the following programs

BA MKDA (Media, Kunst, Design, Architectuur) [ 'exhibition machines', 2nd year; 'werkcollege hedendaagse kunst' (2nd year);  'Actualiteiten' (3rd year)

MA Art & Culture, specialization Contemporary Art History (Seminar Contemporary Art; Media Art History, Methods & Theories)

further programs in which I co-teach occasionally:

MA Curating Art & Cultures
Research Master Critical Studies in Art & Culture
MA Kunst & Cultuur: Kunst, Markt, en Connaisseurschap


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