Hubertus von Amelunxen, Prof. Dr., is an author, curator, member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and served from 2013 till 2018 as president and provost of The European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland and Valletta, Malta. He lives in Berlin.
After studying French and German literature, philosophy and art history in Marburg and Paris he was co-editor of the magazine Fotogeschichte from 1989 to 1994. From 1995 to 2000 he was professor of art history and cultural
studies as well as the founder and director of the Forum for Interdisciplinary Project Studies at the Muthesius-Hochschule für Kunst und Gestaltung in Kiel.
During this time he was a guest professor at institutions in Basel and Düsseldorf and at the University of California at Santa Cruz. From 2000 to 2007 he was the senior consultant curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal and from 2001 to 2005 the founder-director of and professor at the ISNM International School of New Media in Lübeck. Von Amelunxen was appointed a member of the Berlin Akademie der Künste in 2003. Since 2006 he has been the Walter Benjamin Chair at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee. From 2005 to 2009 he served as rector of the Ecole européenne supérieure de l’image in Angoulême and Poitiers, and from 2010 to 2013 he was president of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig.
He is the author of numerous books and articles and a curator of international exhibitions, the most recent being Notation: Kalkül und Form in den Künsten at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and at the ZKM Mediummuseum in Karlsruhe in 2008–09 (together with Dieter Appelt and Peter Weibel) and Cy Twombly: Photographs 1951–2010 at the BOZAR in Brussels in 2012.