Since June 2017

Member of the Board of Trustees at the Adolf-Hölzel-Stiftung, Stuttgart-Degerloch

Since December 2016

Deputy Chairman at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

October 2014 – May 2017

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Adolf-Hölzel-Foundation, Stuttgart-Degerloch

Winter semester 2014

Lecturer for image studies in the cultural management program at the University of Education, Ludwigsburg

Since May 2013

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Institute for Subjective Experience and Research (ISER) at MSH Medical School Hamburg

Summer semester 2012

Lecturer for image studies in the cultural management program at the University of Education, Ludwigsburg

Summer semester 2010

Lecturer for image studies in the cultural management program at the University of Education, Ludwigsburg

March 2009 – March 2015

Member of the Board, Gesellschaft für interdisziplinäre Bildwissenschaft („Society for Interdisciplinary Image Sciences“)

2007 – 2011

Member of the scientific advisory board of the institute “New impulses for aesthetic education” in Perchtoldsdorf near Vienna

Since October 2007

Member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM)

March – June 2007

Senior Research Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Sciences, Vienna

May 2006 – Sep. 2011

Chair of the International Master Course “Preservation of New Media and Digital Information” at the State Academy of Arts, Stuttgart

Dec. 2006 – Nov. 2009

Associated professor at the Graduate College Image, Body, Medium at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe

August 2002 – July 2003

Implementation of a research project on production, presentation and preservation of media art under the EU program “Culture 2000” together with hard-ware media kunstverein, Dortmund, Montevideo / TBA, The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam and C3, Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest

Summer 2001

External examiner to the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Escola dos Artes, Porto (Portugal)

July 2000 – March 2004

Project manager of the model project funded by the German Federal Government Commission on “Visual Competence in the Media Age” at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (http://www.vk.abk-stuttgart.de/)

Since October 1999

Professor for Contemporary Art History, Aesthetics and Art Theory at the State Academy of Arts, Stuttgart

Summer 1999

Lecturer for “net.art – forms of artistic practice in the Internet” in the Department of Cultural Informatics at the University of Lueneburg

Oct. 1997 – Sept. 1999

Professor for History of Art at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts), Leipzig

Oct. 1996 – Sept. 1997

Assistant professor at the Institute of Art History, Ruprecht-Karls- University Heidelberg

April – Sept. 1996

Guest professor for Contemporary Art History at the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken

1995/96

Guest professor for Contemporary Art History at the Department of Art and Art History, University Kassel

1995

Lecturer for art history and media theory at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe

1994 – 1995

Assistant professor at the Institute of Art History, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg

15. June 1994

Successful habilitation (post-doctoral qualification) by the historical faculty of the Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg with the habilitation thesis: Paolo Veronese. Kunst als soziales System („Paolo Veronese. Art as Social System“)

1994

Guest Professor for art theory and contemporary art history at the Department of Fine Arts, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

1993/94

Lecturer for contemporary art theory at the Department of Fine Arts, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

1989 – 1994

Assistant professor for history of art at the Institute of Art History, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

1988/1989

Research visits to Italy, Great Britain and the United States of America

April – November 1987

Assistant curator at the Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim

1987 – 1989

Postgraduate scholarship by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council), Bonn on Effect and knowledge of pictures. The function of the implicit viewer in art history

1986 – 1987

Assistant professor for history of art at the Institute of Art History, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

April 1986

Doctoral thesis in art history under Prof. Dr. Peter Anselm Riedl on the topic System und Wirkung. Fragen der Interpretation und Bedeutung zeitgenössischer Kunst. Ein systemtheoretischer Ansatz” (“System and effect. Questions of the interpretation and meaning of contemporary art. A system-theoretical approach“)

1978 – 1986

Employed as an art teacher at the private High School for boys and girls, Heidelberg College in Heidelberg

1975 – 1986

Study of art history, philosophy and psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich and the Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg

July 1977

First State examination for art education at German High Schools. Thesis: Das Jüngste Gericht von Michelangelo. Versuch einer systematischen und methodenkritischen Analyse. (The Last Judgement by Michelangelo. Attempt at a systematic and method-critical analysis.)

1973-1977

Study of painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich under Professor Jürgen Reipka

17.11.1953

Born in Munich, Germany