Gregor Stemmrich

Gregor Stemmrich, Professor of Art and Art History

Professor of Art and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: gs148@nyu.edu
Education: Staatsexamen (degree for teaching art); PhD Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) Freie Universität

Research Areas: new technologies in contemporary art (film and video), media theory, history of exhibitions and art institutions, artist’s writings, art criticism, art theory; transcultural perspectives in art history, post-colonial critique, gender studies


Gregor Stemmrich studied art (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf), art history, and philosophy (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). His main focus is on modern and contemporary art. From 1988-1990 he worked for an educational program concerning modern and contemporary art at the Universität Tübingen. 1990 he became assistant professor in art history at the Freie Universität Berlin, where he received his post-doctoral lecture qualification in 1998. After a short interim-professorship at the J.H.W. Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M. he became professor of art history at the Kunsthochschule Dresden, and in 2007 he became professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, where he engaged in various collaborative projects concerning transcultural perspectives in art history. In 2015 he accepted a contract that was offered to him at New York University Abu Dhabi.