Andreas Broeckmann


Dr. habil. Andreas Broeckmann is an art historian and curator who lives in Berlin. He is engaged in the DFG-funded research and documentation project Les Immateriaux Research at Leuphana University Lüneburg (2021-2024). He teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig (HGB – Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst) where he holds an Honorary Professorship, and was Visiting Professor for Art History and Media Theory (2017-2020). Visiting Professor for Art and Media Theory at Oldenburg University (2016-2017). He was the Artistic Director of the Leuphana Arts Program (2011-2016), of Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity (2009-2011), of ISEA2010 RUHR, the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art in the context of the European Cultural Capital, Ruhr.2010. From 2000 to 2007 he was the Artistic Director of transmediale – festival for art and digital culture berlin, and from 2005 to 2007, one of three artistic directors of TESLA – Laboratory for Arts and Media in Berlin. From 1995 to 2000, he worked as a project manager at V2_Organisation Rotterdam, Institute for the Unstable Media. Indepently curated exhibitions include projects at Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (‚Dick Verdult – and on Sundays we celebrate Friday‘), FACT Liverpool (‚MyWar – Participation in an Age of Conflict‘, 2010), Hartware Dortmund (‚TRUST‘, 2010), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (‚Deep Screen – Art in Digital Culture‘, 2008), Media Art Biennal Seoul (‚media_city_seoul‘, 2008), Skuc Gallery in Ljubljana (‚KRcF – Room for Manoeuvre‘, 2006), at TENT/Witte de With in Rotterdam (‚Tracer / Neuralgic‘, 2004), and with Kontejner / MaMa in Zagreb (‚Runtime Art‘, 2004). He is a co-founder of Les Jardins des Pilotes, and was a member of the Berlin-based media association mikro. He co-maintains the Spectre mailing list, and initiated the Syndicate mailing list. Broeckmann studied art history, sociology, and media studies in Germany and Britain. He holds a PhD in Art History from the University of East Anglia, Norwich/UK. He is the editor of „Place Studies in Art, Media, Science and Technology. Historical Investigations on the Sites and the Migration of Knowledge“ (with Gunalan Nadarajan, Weimar 2009), and of „30 Years After Les Immatériaux“ (with Yuk Hui, Lüneburg 2015). His monograph „Machine Art in the Twentieth Century“ was published by MIT-Press (2016). In university courses, curatorial projects, and lectures he deals with modern and contemporary art, technology, and digital culture.