New visiting professor at the Kunsthochschule

For the winter semester 2023/2024, Dr. Clémentine Deliss will assume a visiting professorship at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. With the guest professorship, the Kunsthochschule aims to present her current research findings on the topic of "Metabolic Museum-University" with an internationally successful cultural historian, curator and publisher.

Dr. Clémentine Deliss works at the intersection of contemporary art, curatorial practice, and critical anthropology. She is an associate curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin and Global Humanities Honorary Professor of Art History at the University of Cambridge, and she directs "Metabolic Museum-University." From 2010 to 2015, she was director of the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt am Main, where she established a transdisciplinary laboratory for reappraising collections in a post-ethnological context and collaborated with a wide range of artists* including Peggy Buth, Otobong Nkanga, Luke Willis Thompson, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Antje Majewski, Thomas Bayrle, and El Hadji Sy. Selected exhibitions include "Portable Homelands. From Field to Factory" for "Hello World. Revising a Collection," National Galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2018); and for the Weltkulturen Museum, "Object Atlas - Fieldwork in the Museum" (2011); "Trading Style" (2013), "Foreign Exchange (or the stories you wouldn't tell a stranger" (2014); and "El Hadji Sy - Painting, Politics, Performance" (2015). Previous exhibitions include "Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa," Whitechapel Gallery (1995) and "Lotte or the Transformation of the Object," Steirischer Herbst (1990). Between 1996 and 2007, she produced the traveling independent artist and writer's organ "Metronome," which was twice part of documenta (1997, dX and 2007, d12).

Dr. Deliss was a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and taught curatorial practice, artistic research and theory at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK) (Hamburg), the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Karlsruhe, the Ecole nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris Cergy (ENSAPC) and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste - Städelschule. Her book, The Metabolic Museum, was published in August 2020 by Hatje Cantz in co-production with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her forthcoming book "Skin in the Game. Conversations on Risk and Contention" will be published by Hatje Cantz/KW in December 2023.