October 21, 2017

Call for applications: Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Haus der Kunst

Dan Wojcik/Haus der Kunst, 2015.


Inaugurated in 2013, the post-doctoral fellowship program is awarded to a promising and exceptional scholar for one academic year. The sixth fellowship is to start in August 2018.

Funded by the Goethe-Institut, the Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst is designed for international emerging scholars whose research focuses on global perspectives on modern and contemporary art in the second half of the 20th century and the 21st century.

The fellowship shall concentrate on the research for a comprehensive exhibition project on the global art historical developments of the Post-colonial era covering the period 1955–80. The project is the second of a trilogy whose first on Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic was on display from October 14, 2016 to March 26, 2017. The third chapter will be devoted to Post-communism. One of the main tasks of the academic year is the research and organization of a series of seminars and colloquia in preparation for the project.

Qualifications and requirements
Completed doctorate degree in art history, museum studies or related fields.
–Excellent knowledge of modern and contemporary art, with a global perspective and understanding on the art histories of 1945 onwards.
–Demonstrated accomplishments in the field of research, education and/or exhibition practice at a research institute, university or art college.
–Fluent written and spoken English is essential, a second non-native language desirable.

–An overall remuneration package of 30,000 EUR for the entire year. This includes any health care and tax payments.
–Accommodation is the responsibility of the successful candidate. Haus der Kunst will provide supplementary support to the scholar for accommodation in the amount of 300 EUR per month.
–Haus der Kunst will support the fellow in organizing administrational paperwork such as limited residency, work permit, etc.
–Fellow will be provided with work area and full access to the infrastructure of Haus der Kunst and facilities in Munich.

Interested scholars are invited to send their application via email to Isabella Kredler under [email protected] The application should be in English and include a Curriculum Vitae, bibliography, reference letters and a cover letter explaining the motivation for the application. The application deadline is January 14, 2018.

For more information on Haus der Kunst please visit:

Haus der Kunst is a non-collecting public museum and a key global center for contemporary art located in Munich, Germany. It is dedicated to the exploration of the diverse histories of contemporary art based on a foundation of focused exhibitions, research, and education. The museum's aim is to further establish research as an integral cornerstone of its vision, and to develop a context for scholarship that allows for the interplay of art, culture, politics, and society in the way modern and contemporary art are understood on a global level. The Goethe-Institut Fellowship is an important building block towards this aim.

Currently on view at Haus der Kunst

Thomas Struth: Figure Ground
until January 7, 2018

Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi
until January 7, 2018

Capsule exhibitions 07 and 08: Oscar Murillo / Polina Kanis
until March 18, 2018

Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst: Again and Again
until April 8, 2018

Der Öffentlichkeit – von den Freunden Haus der Kunst: Sarah Sze
until August 12, 2018

Archive Gallery 2017/2018: Munich, Summer 1937. “Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung” and “Entartete Kunst”
until February 4, 2018

The Goethe-Institut Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Haus der Kunst is financed by the Goethe-Institut e.V.
Haus der Kunst also thanks its shareholders for their annual support of the program:
Freistaat Bayern, Gesellschaft der Freunde Haus der Kunst e.V.
and its major supporter: Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung

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