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Hildegund Amanshauser

Hildegund Amanshauser

is an art historian, curator and writer.


since 2009 Director of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
2004–2009 Professor of Fine Arts/Art and the Public at the Münster Academy of Fine Arts
1992–2004 Director of the Salzburg Kunstverein
1992 Austrian commissioner for the São Paulo Biennale
1987–1992 General secretary of the Vienna Secession
1985–1987 Curator for Photography and Works on Paper, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna


She has published numerous publications on modern and contemporary art.



For me, the International Summer Academy is a very special place. The intensive, creative and inspiring atmosphere in all our activities never ceases to fascinate me. Artists come to us – as teachers and students – from all over the world, taking advantage of this summer time-slot to concentrate exclusively on production, reflection and presentation, far removed from their everyday life. Disillusionment and re-enchantment, downfall and upswing – all this is possible; there emerge not only exceptional works of art, but also friendships and networks that often last a lifetime. The long-term project Global/Planetary Academy is at present my main objective. Its aim is to further establish the Summer Academy as a hotspot for global art, tackling relevant questions and strengthening worldwide connections. The project focuses on questions of how art can be learned and taught in the globalised world.