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Prof. Dr. Piotr Piotrowski (†)

Prof. Dr. Piotr Piotrowski (†)

Honorary Research Associate
Visiting Fellow 2013



Piotr Piotrowski was Professor ordinarius at Art History Department, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, which he has been chairing between 1999-2008. He also was the co-editor of the annual journal Artium Quaestiones (1994-2009), Director of the National Museum in Warsaw, 2009-2010, and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Museum in Poznan, 1992-1997. Full time Visiting Professor at Humboldt University (2011-2012), Warsaw University (2011, 2012-2013), the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College USA (2001), and Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2003). He was a fellow - among others - at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, Washington D.C. (1989-1990), Columbia University (1994), the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ (2000), Collegium Budapest (2005-2006), and the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA (2009). He was the author of ca. dozen books including: Meanings of Modernism (1999, 2011), In the Shadow of Yalta. Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern Europe, (2005, English 2009, Croatian 2011), Art after Politics(2007), Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe (2010, English 2012), and Critical Museum (2011), as well as editor, co-editor and co-author of many others. For his scholarly achievements Piotrowski received among others Jan Dlugosz Award Krakow 2006, and Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory, Barcelona 2010. After his stay in Regensburg as a Visiting Research Fellow of the Graduate School he was appointed to be an Honorary Research Associate. Piotrowski sadly passed away 4 May 2015.


  • Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School in Regensburg, October – November 2013