Susanne Witzgall

Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

Susanne Witzgall has been the Academic Head of the BMBF-funded cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich since 2011. She studied art history, theatre studies, psychology and art pedagogy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and the University of Stuttgart, where she received her doctorate in 2001. From 2003 to 2011, she taught at the Department of Art History at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and in the summer term of 2013 as guest lecturer at Newcastle University. Furthermore, she worked as a freelance curator and from 1995 to 2002 as a curator at the Deutsches Museum Bonn and the Deutsches Museum München. Amongst other things, she is curator or co-curator of the following exhibitions: Art & Brain II (1997/1998), Das zweite Gesicht/The Other Face (2002), Say it isn’t so (2007), (Re)designing nature (2010/2011), as well as the author and editor of numerous books and essays on contemporary art, on the relationship between art and science, and on subjects of current interdisciplinary debates. Since autumn 2018 she has been supervisor of the Junge Akademie of the Technical University Munich and since 2019 member of the International Advisory Board des Willem de Kooning Academy Research Center Rotterdam and advisory board member of the Institute of Modern Art Nuremberg.