Jakob Schillinger holds a Ph.D. in art history and in interdisciplinary humanities from Princeton University, where he specialized in modern and contemporary art. His research focuses on the media-technological and social conditions of art and visual culture and on their connection to gender. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled ‘Painting Machines’, which takes a media- and systems-theoretical perspective on post-conceptual painting in 1980s and early 1990s Cologne, inquiring how artistic processes affected and connected the artists’ bodies that functioned as their media, and how these processes constructed social milieus.
Before joining the ICI Berlin, Jakob Schillinger was a Lecturer and Postgraduate Research Associate at the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University. Previous positions include Dean of the School for Worldly Companions atdOCUMENTA (13), curator of the Goethe-Institut’s exhibition space Ludlow 38 in New York, co-curator of the survey exhibition Based in Berlin, and Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art.