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

Omar Kasmani

Creative Writing

Omar Kasmani is a social anthropologist with a background in cultural studies and architecture. His research practice is situated across the study of contemporary Islamic life-worlds, queer and affect theory. He writes on critical notions of intimacy, migrant be/longing and the feeling of thinness in the post-colonial European contemporary. He is the author of Queer Companions: Religion, Public Intimacy and Saintly Affects in Pakistan (Duke University Press, 2022) and Thin Attachments: Writing Berlin in Scenes of Daily Loves (Capacious, 2019). His current book project on migration and belonging turns to autotheory to bring personal memoir to bear on an affective geography of Berlin. Since 2015, he has been associated with the Collaborative Research Center 1171, Affective Societies at Freie Universität Berlin. Born and raised in Karachi, Omar regards himself as a Berliner-by-love.