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

Selected projects

  • Planning the exhibition "Friedrich Dürrenmatt as caricaturist", Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, 4 April – 2 August 2020, Heidelberg, Kurpfälzisches Museum, 18 October 2020 – 7 February 2021; Emma Kunz and Contemporary Art ("Emma Kunz und Gegenwartskunst. Zahl, Rhythmus, Wandlung") 26 April – 25 October 2020

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

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

    Executive Board member of the Association of art historians in Switzerland.

  • Membre du comité d’évaluation du Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)

  • Membre du Comité suisse du Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art, CIHA

  • Member of the Research Group “Museums and Contemporary Art” supported by the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.–FNRS), Belgium


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