The Nationalgalerie’s Curatorial Team at Hamburger Bahnhof Gains a New Member – Alice Koegel

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

In January 2020 Alice Koegel became the newest member on the curatorial staff of the Nationalgalerie at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.

Alice Koegel is an art historian and curator. She studied art history, classical archaeology and education in Marburg, London and Cologne. From 2004 to 2006 Koegel was a research assistant at the Museum Ludwig Köln, where two of the exhibitions she curated were Peter Doig. Studiofilmclub, with a focus on cinema as a “Creole” medium, and Christoph Schlingensief. Church of Fear. She was the project curator at the ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst in Karlsruhe from 2006 to 2007, where her shows included Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves, an exhibition about the effects of global social changes on contemporary art production in Asia. From 2007 to 2008 Koegel spent a year as curator of contemporary art and performance at the Tate Modern in London. At the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart from 2008 to 2019, Koegel was head of the contemporary art collection and this department’s exhibitions. She later also became curator of the museum’s Archiv Sohm, as of 2017. In Stuttgart, Koegel curated a variety of exhibitions, collection presentations, and film and video programmes about 20th and 21st century art, including the exhibition series Offenes Depot (2011–13).

Koegel’s work and research interests include the history and contemporary practice of artistic encounters with museum collections and their revisions as well as time-based art. She has published numerous texts and publications on contemporary art, both as author and editor, and been a member on numerous juries and specialist committees. Alice Koegel joined the team at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin in January 2020. She is head of exhibitions and curator, with an emphasis on contemporary global art.