Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1996
    Studied art history, empirical cultural studies and pedagogy in Würzburg and Tübingen, Germany

  • 1996 – 1999
    Adjunct staff at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

  • 1999
    Doctorate in art history, University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 1999 – 2005
    Assistant professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 2006
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in art history, University of Hamburg

  • 2006 – 2009
    Acting professor and visiting professor at the University of Hamburg and the University of Klagenfurt, Germany, as well as teaching assignments at the University of Vienna and the University of Bern, Switzerland

  • Since 2009
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) to the University of Oldenburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Zimmermann, A.: Skandalöse Körper – Skandalöse Bilder. Abject Art vom Surrealismus bis zu den culture wars. Reimer, Berlin 2001.

  • Zimmermann, A.: Ästhetik der Objektivität: Genese und Funktion eines wissenschaftlichen und künstlerischen Stils. transcript, Bielefeld 2009.

  • Pfisterer, U., Zimmermann, A. (eds.): Animationen/Transgressionen. Das Kunstwerk als Lebewesen. Akademie, Berlin 2005.

  • Zimmermann, A. (ed.): Sichtbarkeit und Medium. Austausch, Verknüpfung und Differenz naturwissenschaftlicher und ästhetischer Bildstrategien. Hamburg University Press, Hamburg 2005.

  • Zimmermann, A. (ed.): Kunstgeschichte und Gender. Eine Einführung. Reimer, Berlin 2006.

  • In preparation:

  • Zimmermann, A. (ed.):, Künstlerinnen und Künstler in der Moderne. Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit als verborgenes Thema der Kunst. Reclam, Stuttgart 2012.

  • Zimmermann, A. (ed.): BilderZeugungen. Biologische Metaphern und Geschlechterkonstruktion zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft in Neuzeit und Moderne. 2012.


Selected projects

Current projects:

  • Biological metaphors in modern art and art history, German Research Foundation (DFG); since 2009 until at least 2014

In the proposal stage:

  • The negotiation of gender relations, using the example of exemplary relationships of couples in the modern period, ca. 1850-1950, DFG; Collaborative proposal, together with Prof. Thomas Etzemüller (early modern history) and Prof. Melanie Unseld (historical musicology)

Conferences:

  • Conference at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) – Institute for Advanced Study: "Productions of Evidence: Biological metaphors and the construction of gender between art and science in the early modern and modern periods" (funded by the DFG and Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg), 2010

  • Conference at the Warburg-Haus Hamburg "Animations/Transgressions. The work of art as a living being" (together with Ulrich Pfisterer; funded by the Thyssen Foundation), 2003

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the editorial board of the journal FKW // Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung and visuelle Kultur (FKW//Journal of Gender Studies and Visual Culture)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Birth of one daughter in 2006


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