Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1992
    Studied European and East Asian art history in Frankfurt a. M. and Heidelberg, Germany, and Paris, France

  • 1993 – 1995
    Exhibition assistant in the Department of Graphic Arts, Louvre Museum, Paris

  • 1995 – 1998
    Research fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Art History Institute in Florence, Italy)

  • 1998
    Research fellowship at the Zentralinstitut (Central Institute for Art History) in Munich, Germany

  • 1999
    Research fellowship at the Deutsches Studienzentrum (German Study Centre) in Venice, Italy

  • 2000
    Practical training at the National Museums in Berlin, Germany

  • 2001 – 2006
    Assistant professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Since 2006
    Curator for the Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Vevey, Switzerland

  • 2007 – 2008
    Private lecturer under the chair for art history at the University of Passau, Germany

  • 2008 – 2015
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Professorship and assistant professor at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

  • Since 2015
    Full professor at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner & Oskar Kokoschka. Ed. by Régine Bonnefoit and Thorsten Sadowsky, Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag, 2018.

  • Kokoschka – Dürrenmatt. Der Mythos als Gleichnis / Le mythe comme parabole, Cahier n° 20 of the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel. Ed. by Madeleine Betschart and Régine Bonnefoit, Neuchâtel: Centre Dürrenmatt, 2018.

  • Po, the Engineer – Constructivist Ideas in Paul Klee’s Œuvre ». In: Paul Klee. Construction of Mystery, exhibition catalogue, Munich, Pinakothek der Moderne. Ed. by Oliver Kase, Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2018, 115-131.

  • The Museum in the Digital Age. New Media and Novel Methods of Mediation. Ed. by Régine Bonnefoit and Melissa Rérat, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

  • The Bauhaus and the Russian Avant-Garde. In: The Revolution is dead. Long live the Revolution! From Malevich to Judd, from Deineka to Bartana, exhibition catalogue, Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee, Ed. by Micheal Baumgartner and Kathleen Bühler, , Munich: Prestel, 2017, 54-61.

  • Kunsthistoriker vom Künstler zensiert – am Beispiel der Kokoschka-Monographie von Edith Hoffmann (1947). In: Die Biographie – Mode oder Universalie ? Zu Geschichte und Konzept einer Gattung in der Kunstgeschichte. Ed. by Beate Böckem, Olaf Peters, Barbara Schellewald, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, 169-182.

  • Die Linientheorien von Paul Klee, Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag 2009 (Habilitation thesis).

  • Skulpturen der Gotik und der Renaissance – Die ehemalige Sammlung des Justizrats Dr. Gerhart Bollert, exhibition catalogue. Ed. by Régine Bonnefoit and Hartmut Krohm, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Skulpturensammlung und Museum für byzantinische Kunst, Berlin 2000.

  • Johann Wilhelm Baur (1607-1642) – Ein Wegbereiter der barocken Kunst in Deutschland, Tübingen: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, 1997 (doctoral thesis).



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Planning the exhibition "Friedrich Dürrenmatt as caricaturist", Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, spring 2020, Heidelberg, Kurpfälzisches Museum, 8 October 2020 – 8 February 2021.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Commission de surveillance des nominations de l'Université de Neuchâtel

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