Hubertus von Amelunxen

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Hubertus von Amelunxen (born December 29, 1958, Bad Hindelang) is a professor at the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal, and the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee.[1] He studied Roman, German, and Art History at Marburg and Paris and finished his Ph.D. in Roman Studies at the University of Mannheim. Amelunxen authored and published several books focusing on the history and theory of photography.

Hubertus von Amelunxen lectured in Basel and became a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. From 1995 to 2000 he was a professor at the Muthesius Hochschule for Art and Design in Kiel where he founded the Center for Interdisciplinary Project Studies. In 2000 he taught at the University of Düsseldorf and at the Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerpen. Since 2001 he is working as a Senior Curator at the Centre Canadien d‘Architecture in Montréal. In the same year Amelunxen became a faculty member of the European Graduate School and founding director at the International School of New Media in Lübeck. From 2005 to 2009 he served as rector of the École européenne supérieure de l'image in Angoulême/Poitiers in France.

He curated several international exhibitions, including Tomorrow For Ever – Photographie als Ruine, Krems/Duisburg (2000).


  • 2000 Theorie der Fotografie 1980-1995, München.
  • 2000 Zaha Hadid with Hélène Binet, Zürich
  • 2000 Photo- und Konzeptkunst am Bau. Unter den Linden 50, Heidelberg


  • "Tomorrow For Ever", Krems, Duisburg 1999/2000.
  • "Le territoire en deuil", Arles 1998
  • "Les lieux du Non-Lieu", Munich 1997
  • "Photography after Photography", Munich / Praterinsel, Philadelphia / ICA, 1995/96
  • "Die aufgehobene Zeit. Die Erfindung der Photographie durch Henry Fox Talbot", Berlin / Neue Nationalgalerie, Paris / Palais Tokyo, 1989/1990;
  • "Denis Roche – plus de lumière", Vienna / Palais Liechtenstein 1987

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  1. ^ See: Hubertus von Amelunxen Faculty profile at European Graduate School