Introducing Andreas Beitin as the new director of the Ludwig Forum

12. February 2016
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Photo: Felix Grünschloß


Dr. Andreas Beitin studied art history, applied cultural sciences, as well as modern and contemporary history. This was followed by several years as project director for an internationally operating art consulting company. Alongside this occupation he completed his dissertation on the motif of the scream in twentieth century German painting and graphics. He has been working at ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art since 2004. After having served in various scholarly and curatorial capacities, he was appointed museum director in 2010. During his activities at ZKM, Dr. Beitin has conceived and realized numerous internationally acclaimed exhibitions as curator or co-curator. He has published many scholarly articles and held lectures both within Germany and abroad. He is also editor of various publications. Dr. Andreas Beitin is a member of numerous art juries and scholarly advisory boards (among others The Watermill Center, New York; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Munich; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe; RWE Stiftung, Essen; Volkswagen Foundation, Hanno-ver); he was appointed chairman of the Advisory Board of the department of Visual Arts at the Goethe-Institute in 2013. From 2014 to 2015 Dr. Beitin was teaching art history at the Academy of Visual Arts Karlsruhe. In February 2016 he was appointed director of the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen.