Andreas Broeckmann

Biographical Information

Dr. Andreas Broeckmann, born in 1964 in Kevelaer in the Lower Rhine region, is an art historian and curator based in Berlin and Lüneburg. Since October 2011 he has been directing the Leuphana Arts Program as part of a research project at the Leuphana University Lüneburg.

He studied art history, sociology and media studies in Bochum, Berlin and Norwich (UK), gaining his PhD in art history in 1995 with a thesis on photography in the 19th century. From 1995 to 2000 Broeckmann was a curator and project manager at the V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam. In 2000 he was appointed artistic director of transmediale, a festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, and held this post until 2007. From 2005 to 2007 he was also one of the artistic directors of TESLA – Laboratory for Arts and Media – in Berlin. From 2009-2011 he was the founding director of the Dortmunder U - Centre for Art and Creativity. He was subsequently appointed artistic director of ISEA2010 RUHR – 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, which was organized in the context of Ruhr.2010, European Capital of Culture.

Andreas Broeckmann has published numerous essays on individual artists as well as on topics related to art and the public sphere, new media, digital culture, etc. He has also co-edited publications such as “opaque presence. manual of latent invisibilities”, Berlin and Zurich: Diaphanes/Edition Jardins des Pilotes, 2010; “Place Studies in Art, Media, Science and Technology. Historical Investigations on the Sites and the Migration of Knowledge”, Weimar, 2009; “a very sonic membrane. filmachine by Keiichiro Shibuya and Takashi Ikegami”, Berlin and Zurich: Diaphanes/Edition Jardins des Pilotes, 2008; “Bandbreite. Medien zwischen Kunst und Politik”, Berlin, 2004.

Broeckmann is a member of mikro e.V., a Berlin-based association for the promotion of media cultures and co-founder of the association Les Jardins des Pilotes. He is also jointly responsible for maintaining ‘Spectre’, an international mailing list for media culture. In his seminars, lectures and written work Broeckmann addresses issues related to art, technology, digital culture, and the possibilities of an ‘aesthetics of the machinic’. He is the author of "Machine Art in the Twentieth Century" (The MIT-Press, 2016) .

Exhibitions (selected)

  • "Making Visible - Performance, Art, and Anonymity", a research project in the context of "Re-Configuring Anonymity", Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 2016-2018
  • "Fakturen - Medien der Wissenschaften", Kunstraum der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 2013
  • “Dick Verdult: And on Sunday We Celebrate Friday”, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2011
  • “TRUST”, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, 2010
  • “MyWar – Participation in an age of conflict”, FACT, Liverpool and Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, 2010


Andreas broeckmann 2009, Copyright: Andreas Broeckmann
Andreas Broeckmann
Art historian and curator, Berlin and Lüneburg

Digital culture
Contemporary art
Interdisciplinary projects
Art in public space
Media art
Music/sound art