Monika Baer

Fine Arts and Painting
Photo: Åsa Lundén, Moderna Museet

Daniel Birnbaum

Philosophy and Art Education
Photo: Louis Haugh

Gerard Byrne

Photo: Constanze Flamme

Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius

Fine Arts, Cohabitation
Photo: Heji Shin

Isabelle Graw

Art History and Art Theory
Foto: Florian Zeyfang

Judith Hopf

Fine Arts
Photo: Sebastian Bolesch / HKW

Hassan Khan

Fine Arts
Photo: Büro Schramm für Gestaltung

Philippe Pirotte

Art History and Curatorial Studies
Photo: Valentina Knežević

Yasmil Raymond

Rector, Professor for Curatorial Studies
Photo: Killa Schuetze

Tobias Rehberger

Photo: Jonas Leihener

Willem de Rooij

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

Haegue Yang

Fine Arts, Vice-Rector


Photo: Christian Werner

Clémentine Deliss

Art History and Curatorial Studies
Photo: Frank Röth

Niklas Maak

Fine Arts – Frankfurter Prototyp
Photo: Paula Court

Asad Raza

Fine Arts


Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Köln

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


Photo: Diana Pfammatter

Liberty Adrien & Carina Bukuts

Photo: Natalie Häusler

Eric Bell

Photo Lab

Karl Kliem

Production Studio
Photo: Jackie Youn

Marius Moll

Film and Video Lab

Nino Pezzella


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
Photo: Christian WernerPhoto: Christian Werner

Clémentine Deliss

Art History and Curatorial Studies

Dr. Clémentine Deliss is Global Humanities Professor of History of Art at the University of Cambridge, and Associate Curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, where she directs the Metabolic Museum-University and is preparing the exhibition, Skin in the Game, opening September 2023. Her practice crosses the borders of contemporary art, critical anthropology, curatorial experimentation, and publishing. Between 2010–2015, she directed the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt instituting a new lab for post-ethnographic research and the remediation of contentious collections. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin and has taught art theory and curatorial practice at the Ecole nationale supérieur Paris-Cergy, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, and Hamburg University of the Arts. She is Faculty at Large of SVA Curatorial Practice in New York, and Guest Mentor of the Berlin Program for Artists. Her book The Metabolic Museum was published by Hatje Cantz in co-production with KW (2020), in Russian (Garage Museum, 2021) and is coming out in Spanish translation in late 2022. Forthcoming essays include Enigmatic Debris (L’Internationale online), The Practice of Academic Iconoclasm in the Metabolic Museum-University (ZhdK), and texts on Bjarne Melgaard, Luke Willis Thompson, Kader Attia, and Atta Kwami.