Photo: Julian Martitz

Johan Bettum

Photo: Åsa Lundén, Moderna Museet

Daniel Birnbaum

Philosophy and Art Education
Photo: Heji Shin

Isabelle Graw

Art Theory
Foto: Florian Zeyfang

Judith Hopf

Fine Arts, Vice-Rector
Photo: Sebastian Bolesch / HKW

Hassan Khan

Fine Arts
Photo: Büro Schramm für Gestaltung

Philippe Pirotte

Art History and Cultural Education, Rector
Photo: Killa Schuetze

Tobias Rehberger

Photo: Jonas Leihener

Willem de Rooij

Fine Arts
Photo: Tony Rinaldo

Amy Sillman

Photo: Qiao Zhang

Theodore Spyropoulos

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

Haegue Yang

Fine Arts


Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Köln

Kasper König

Cultural Education
Photo: Anders Clausen

Wolfgang Tillmans

Fine Arts


Photo: Louis Haugh

Gerard Byrne

Photo: American Academy Berlin

Beatriz Colomina

Architecture History
Photo: David Fischer

Nikolas Gambaroff

Photo: Nicole Strasser

Tom McCarthy

Fine Arts

Jenny Nachtigall

Art Theory
Photo: Michael Setzpfandt

Bonaventure Ndikung

Art Theory and Curatorial Studies
Foto: privat

Peter Trummer

Architecture and Urban Design
Photo: Eunice Tsang

Wu Tsang

Photo: Rob Kulisek

Mark Wigley

Architecture Theory

Additional Teachers

Photo: Heji ShinPhoto: Heji Shin

Isabelle Graw

Art Theory

Isabelle Graw (b.1962 in Hamburg/DE) 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".

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