Professors

Monika Baer

Fine Arts and Painting
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Daniel Birnbaum

Philosophy and Art Education
Photo: Louis Haugh

Gerard Byrne

Film
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Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius

Fine Arts, Cohabitation
Photo: Heji Shin

Isabelle Graw

Art History and Art Theory
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Judith Hopf

Fine Arts
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Hassan Khan

Fine Arts
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Philippe Pirotte

Art History and Curatorial Studies
Photo: Valentina Knežević

Yasmil Raymond

Rector, Professor for Curatorial Studies
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Tobias Rehberger

Sculpture
Photo: Jonas Leihener

Willem de Rooij

Fine Arts
Photo: Abigail Enzaldo, © Haegue Yang and kurimanzutto, 2017

Haegue Yang

Fine Arts, Vice-Rector

Guest
Professors

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Clémentine Deliss

Art History and Curatorial Studies
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Niklas Maak

Fine Arts – Frankfurter Prototyp
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Asad Raza

Fine Arts

Honorary
Professors

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Kasper König

Cultural Education
Photo: Renate Brandt

Christa Näher

Fine Arts
Photo: Anders Clausen

Wolfgang Tillmans

Fine Arts

Research Fellows

Monika Szewczyk

Art History

Visiting Author

Omar Kasmani

Creative Writing

Teachers

Photo: Diana Pfammatter

Liberty Adrien & Carina Bukuts

Portikus
Photo: Natalie Häusler

Eric Bell

Photo Lab

Karl Kliem

Production Studio
Photo: Jackie Youn

Marius Moll

Film and Video Lab

Nino Pezzella

Drawing

Bernhard Schreiner

Film and Video Lab

Additional Teachers

Past Faculty

Photo: Albrecht Fuchs

Keren Cytter

Summer Semester 2022: Guest Profesor for Fine Arts

Rahraw Omarzad

Summer semester 2022: Guestprofessor for Fine Arts (Gasthof)

Walid Raad

Summer Semester 2022: Visiting Artist
Photo: Sam Penn

Hannah Black

Winter Semester 2021/22: Guest Professor for Fine Arts

Ayşe Güleç

Winter Semester 2021/22–Summer Semester 2022: Research Fellow
Photo: Diana Pfammatter

Sung Tieu

Winter Semester 2021/22: Guest Professor for Fine Arts

Tania Bruguera

Summer Semester 2021: Guest Professor for Fine Arts
Photo: Albrecht Fuchs

Cyprien Gaillard

Winter Semester 2020/21: Guest Professor for Fine Arts

Jenny Nachtigall

Summer Semester 2019–Winter Semester 2020/21: Guest Professor for Art Theory
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Asad Raza

Fine Arts

Asad Raza creates dialogues and rejects disciplinary boundaries in his work, which conceives of art as a metabolic, active experience. Diversion, first shown at Portikus in 2022, diverts a river through the gallery space. Absorption, in which cultivators create artificial soil, was the 34th Kaldor Public Art Project in Sydney (2019), later shown at the Gropius Bau, Berlin (2020) and Ruhrtriennale (2021). In Untitled (plot for dialogue) (2017), visitors played tennis in a sixteenth-century church in Milan. Root sequence. Mother tongue, at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, combines twenty-six trees, caretakers, and objects. Schema for a school was an experimental school at the 2015 Ljubljana Graphic Art Biennial. Raza premiered the feature film Minor History at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2019. Raza’s works often inhabit intimate settings such as The Bedroom at the 2018 Lahore Biennale. For Home Show (2015), at his apartment in New York, Raza asked artists, friends, and family to intervene in his life, while Life to come (2019) at Metro Pictures featured participatory works and Shaker dance. With Hans Ulrich Obrist, he curates a series of exhibitions inspired by Édouard Glissant, including Mondialité (Villa Empain, Brussels), Trembling Thinking (Americas Society, New York), Where the Oceans Meet (MDC Museum of Art and Design, Miami), and This language which is every stone (IMA, Brisbane). Raza studied literature and filmmaking at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, and New York University, where he helped organize a labor strike.