Ulrike Groos

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Ulrike Groos (* 1963 in Schlüchtern ) is a German art historian and museum director .

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Groos studied art history , musicology and ethnology at the universities of Würzburg, New York and Münster, where she received her doctorate in art history and musicology in 1994 on the subject of “Ars Musica in Venice in the 16th Century”.

After an academic traineeship at the Westphalian State Museum for Art and Cultural History Münster and her work in 1997 in the project office of the exhibition Skulptur.Projekte Münster, she was project manager of the manifesta 2 - European Biennale for Contemporary Art in Luxembourg in 1997/1998 .

In 1999 Groos became co-curator in the Hauser & Wirth Collection , St. Gallen and Zurich, before moving to the direction of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf from 2002 to 2009 . Then Groos headed the 11th Triennial Small Sculpture 2010 in Fellbach as curator . In the same year, as the successor to Marion Ackermann , she became director of the Stuttgart Art Museum .

In addition to her curatorial activities, Groos was a lecturer at the University of Art and Design in Zurich from 2001 to 2006 . In addition, she works in several committees, such as the selection committee for the director of Documenta 12 , the Villa Massimo jury for fine arts or the acquisitions committee of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein .

Curated exhibitions (selection)

Stuttgart Art Museum

  • 2016: Candice Breitz: Ponderosa
  • 2015: I Got Rhythm. Art and jazz since 1920 (with Sven Beckstette and Markus Müller); Sound in motion. International video and performance art
  • 2014: Cool Place. Scharpff Collection
  • 2012: 360 °: The return of the collection ; Michel Majerus. If we are dead, so it is
  • 2011: Michel Majerus
  • 2011: Kosmos Rudolf Steiner
  • 2010: Eat Art. On eating in art

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

  • 2010: Eating the Universe. Of eating in art ; Danica Dakic
  • 2007: Palermo
  • 2006: under cover - from the hidden, Berlinde De Bruyckere and Martin Honert
  • 2005: Allen Ruppersberg. One of Many - Origins and Variants ; Flip book .The Flip Book Show ; Diving trips. Drawing as a report
  • 2003–2009: Compilation I – IV (series on young art),
  • 2004: Ready to Shoot - TV gallery Gerry Schum / videogalerie schum
  • 2002: back to concrete. The beginnings of punk and new wave in Germany 1977–1982

Committee work (selection)

  • since 2017: Member of the federal purchasing committee
  • since 2013: Member of the Board of Trustees of the Camille Graeser Foundation
  • since 2013: Member of the Advisory Board of the Walter Stöhrer Foundation
  • since 2012: Member of the Board of Trustees of the Stankowski Foundation
  • since 2012: Member of the Board of Trustees of the Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation
  • since 2009: Member of the purchasing committee of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • 2008–2013: Member of the Villa Massimo jury for visual arts
  • 2006: Coordinator of the German artist contributions to the 27th São Paulo Biennale
  • 2004–2010: Member of the Advisory Board for Fine Arts / Exhibitions of the Goethe Institute

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Ars Musica in Venice in the 16th century , published in 1996 by Olms-Verlag, Hildesheim, ISBN 978-3-48710247-4 . (= Studies on Art History, Vol. 108.)