In November 2009, the supervisory board and general meeting of the Kunsthalle gGmbH appointed Gregor Jansen director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. He assumed his duties in January 2010. He studied art history, building history, philosophy, sociology, and political science at the RWTH Aachen and completed his doctorate in 1998 on the subject “Eugen Schönebeck. A German Legend.” He subsequently worked as curator, art critic, and free-lance author, and lectured in image science and media theory at a number of universities in Germany and the Netherlands. From 2005 to the end of 2009, Gregor Janson headed the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, where the exhibitions he curated included “Light Art from Artificial Light” (with Peter Weibel), “totalstadt.beijing case. Cultural Aspects of the High-Speed Urbanization in China,” “Michael Kunze,” and “Vertrautes Terrain. Contemporary Art in & on Germany” (with Thomas Thiel).
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