Marion Ackermann

Biographical Information

Dr Marion Ackermann, born in 1965 in Göttingen, has been director of Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden since November 2016.

Ackermann studied art history, German and history in Kassel, Göttingen, Vienna and Munich. She wrote her PhD on the subject of autobiographical and theoretical texts by Wassily Kandinsky. She worked from 1995 to 2003 for the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. Until 2009 she was director at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, from September 2009 to October 2016 she was director of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf.

Ackermann developed a CD-Rom about the artists’ group Der Blaue Reiter (1996, awarded with the European MultiMedia Award) in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut and wrote a book entitled “Farbige Wände” (Minerva, 2003). She taught at the Kunstakademie München, the Universities of Augsburg and Stuttgart and the Fachhochschule für Fotodesign München.

Ackermann is a member of various advisory bodies and committees, including Groupe BIZOT, the Art and Exhibitions Committee of the Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut and the Conseil d’Administration of the Grand Palais in Paris. She also sits on the jury for the Kaiserring Goslar art award.

Exhibitions (selected)

  •  "Andreas Gursky – nicht abstrakt", Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2016
  • "Uecker"-Ausstellung, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2015
  • "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee", Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2014
  • "Kandinsky, Malewitsch, Mondrian – Der weiße Abgrund Unendlichkeit", Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2014
  • "Unter der Erde. Von Kafka bis Kippenberger", Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen,  2014
  •  Projekt "Wael Shawky", Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2014
  • "Josef Beuys. Parallelprozesse", Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2010 (in Zusammenarbeit mit Isabelle Manz)

Marion Ackermann 2007, Copyright: Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Marion Ackermann
Director | Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Contemporary art
Light art

Marion Ackermann