Professors

Monika Baer

Fine Arts and Painting
Photo: Julian Martitz

Johan Bettum

Architecture
Photo: Åsa Lundén, Moderna Museet

Daniel Birnbaum

Philosophy and Art Education
Photo: Louis Haugh

Gerard Byrne

Film
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

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

Photo: Albrecht Fuchs

Keren Cytter

Fine Arts
Photo: Frank Röth

Niklas Maak

Fine Arts – Frankfurter Prototyp

Rahraw Omarzad

Fine Arts (Gasthof)
Photo: Diana Pfammatter

Sung Tieu

Fine Arts

Honorary
Professors

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Köln

Kasper König

Cultural Education
Photo: Renate Brandt

Christa Näher

Fine Arts
Photo: Anders Clausen

Wolfgang Tillmans

Fine Arts

Research Fellows

Ayşe Güleç

Visiting Artist

Walid Raad

Additional Teachers

Photo: Albrecht FuchsPhoto: Albrecht Fuchs

Keren Cytter

Fine Arts

Keren Cytter creates films, performances, drawings, and photographs on topics of social alienation, language representation, and the function of individuals in predetermined cultural systems through experimental modes of storytelling and human perception. Mostly characterized by a non-linear, cyclical logic, Cytter’s films consist of multiple layers of images, conversation, monologue, and narration systematically composed to undermine linguistic conventions and traditional interpretation schemata. Recalling amateur home movies and video diaries, these montages of impressions, memories, and imaginings are poetic and self-referential in composition. Cytter creates intensified scenes drawn from everyday life in which the overwhelmingly artificial nature of the situations portrayed is echoed by the very means of their production of storytelling and human perception. Selected solo exhibitions include: Ludwig Forum Aachen (2022) Kunstmuseum Winterthur (2020), Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, and  Museion Bolzano (both in 2019) Künstlerhaus - Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz (2016) Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015), the Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Copenhagen State of Concept Athens (both in 2014), Tate Modern Oil Tanks, London (2012), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and München Kunstverein (both in 2011), Kunsthaus Baselland, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (all in 2010). Cytter was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2021. Cytter has also initiated several interdisciplinary art festivals such as The Last Summer Fest in Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, New York (2015) and many more, and is also the author of five novels. In 2008, Cytter also formed a dance company called D.I.E NOW (Dance International Europe NOW), consisting of 5 non-professional dancers, performing in different institutions across Europe and the US, such as the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London, The Kitchen in New York, Tramway in Glasgow, and Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin.