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

Nino Pezzella

Nude Drawing

Additional Teachers

Photo: Heji ShinPhoto: Heji Shin

Isabelle Graw

Art History and Art Theory

Isabelle Graw lives and works as an art critic in Berlin. She is Professor of Art History and Art Theory at the Städelschule and founded together with Daniel Birnbaum the Institute for Art Criticism in summer 2003, which focuses on the practice of criticism and its manifold relationships to other disciplines. The institute regularly invites art historians, philosophers, critics, and artists. It benefits from the discourse produced by the professors of the school and many Frankfurt-based art critics and academics. Together with Stefan Germer, she founded quarterly magazine Texte zur Kunst in Cologne in 1990. In 2018, Isabelle Graw published The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium (Sternberg Press, Berlin). Other publications include High Price. Art between the Market and Celebrity Culture (2010), Texte zur Kunst. Essays, Reviews, Interviews (2011), Thinking through Painting: Reflexivity and Agency beyond the Canvas (co-editor, 2012) and Über Malerei. Eine Diskussion (with Peter Geimer, 2012). In December 2018 Isabelle Graw was awarded the VW-Stiftung OPUS MAGNUM grant, which enables her an unabridged commitment to the research project "The Value of Art".