Thomas Köhler is Director of the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin’s public museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture since 2010.
Previously he was Head of Collections and of the Exhibition Programme and Deputy Director of the Berlinische Galerie (2008-2010) and also served as Head of Communications & Visual Education at the Kunstmuseum in Wolfsburg (1998 – 2008) and worked with documenta X in 1996 as Programme Director for “100 Days – 100 Guests”. Since 1998 he is also teaching at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK) in Braunschweig (Institute of Art Studies), the University of Hildesheim (Institute of Cultural Policies) and the Technical University of Braunschweig (Institute of Architectural and Urban History and Theory).
Having studied Art History at the University of Nanterre, Paris and Classical Archaeology and Romance Languages at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, in 2003 he obtained a PhD from the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Frankfurt am Main, 1966