- Year of birth, place
- 1968, Uetersen, Germany
Dr. Andreas Beitin studied art history, applied cultural sciences, as well as modern and contemporary history in Münster (Westphalia, Germany). 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 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Karlsruhe Institute of Tech-nology (KIT), RWE Stiftung, Volkswagen Foundation); he was appointed chairman of the Goethe Institutes advisory board for art in 2013.