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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sabeth Buchmann

Institut für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften
+ 43 (1) 58816 - 8100

Professor, 2004–present

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Specialization in Modern and Post-Modern Art History, with particular interests in the history of (post-)conceptual art both in Europe, North and South America and in other international aspects of postwar art, especially with focus on human-machine and cybernetic discourses and their impact on early postwar art practices.  Researches on procedures of rehearsal and learning exercize in the visual arts as well as on the history and practice of art, film and cultural criticism.

Guest professor , February–June 2017

Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich

Guest lecturer, January–March 2016

UCLA Department of Art, Los Angeles (USA)

Dean, 2005–2011

Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Academy of Arts, Hamburg, 2002–2004

Assistant professor, 1998–2004

Different locations

  • at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee/ Berlin, University of Arts, Berlin, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and the Jan-van-Eyck-Academy, Maastricht

Guest lecturer and board member, 2018–present

Escola das Artes at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto

Co-curator, August–December 2016

Exhibition and film program “Putting Rehearsals to the Test”

  • at the Leonhard and Bina Ellen Gallery (Concordia University), the SBC Gallery and VOX – Centre de l’image contemporaine in Montréal (in collaboration with Ilse Lafer and Constanze Ruhm)

Research Member

DFG-Research Network “Anders Wissen”, 2017–2020

DFG-Research Network “Kunst und Arbeit“ , 2010–2013

Art Critics Award, Austria, 2008

Co-editor, since 2006

PolYPen . a book series on art criticism, aesthetics, and political theory (b_books, Berlin), in collaboration with Helmut Draxler, Clemens Krümmel und Susanne Leeb

University prize, 2004

Free University of Berlin

Award for the best PhD of a female junior scientist at the faculty of Historical and Cultural Science


2nd Managing Director , 2019–present

Austrian Ludwig-Stiftung

Membership, 2018–present

Research Board of the Escola das Artes at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto

Board member , 2013–2019

Austrian Ludwig-Stiftung

Advisory Board, 2009–2012

Book series Exhibition Histories, Afterall Books, Goldsmith University London

Advisory Board, 1997–2000

Institute of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Arts, Berlin

Advisory Board, 1998-present

“Texte zur Kunst,” Berlin

Evaluations for various foundations, 1998-present

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Schweizer Nationalfonds, Evangelische Studienstiftung, and Volkswagenstiftung


Stand: 10.2.2020