Monika Baer

Fine Arts and Painting
Photo: Julian Martitz

Johan Bettum

Photo: Åsa Lundén, Moderna Museet

Daniel Birnbaum

Philosophy and Art Education
Photo: Louis Haugh

Gerard Byrne

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

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: Sam Penn

Hannah Black

Fine Arts
Photo: Frank Röth

Niklas Maak

Fine Arts and Architecture
Photo: Diana Pfammatter

Sung Tieu

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

Ayşe Güleç

Additional Teachers

Photo: Frank RöthPhoto: Frank Röth

Niklas Maak

Fine Arts and Architecture

Niklas Maak studied Art History, Philosophy and Architecture in Hamburg and Paris and graduated with a PhD in philosophy on Paul Valéry and Le Corbusier in 1998. Since 2001, he has been the arts and architecture editor at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He taught architecture in Frankfurt, Nairobi and at Harvard and was a co-author and co-curator to Rem Koolhaas‘ research project Countryside and the eponymous exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2020). He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the George F. Kennan Prize, the Henri-Nannen-Prize and the Bund Deutscher Architekten Prize. Among his latest publications are Living complex. From Zombie City to the New Communal (2015); Eurotopians. Fragments of a different future (2018); Post-Familial Communes in Germany (2015); Worlds without Work: From Homo Ludens to UBI Urbanism (2018) and the novel Technophoria (2020) which is currently being adapted as a TV series. Maak lives in Berlin and Frankfurt.

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