Nicole Fritz

Biographical Information

Dr. Nicole Fritz, born in 1969 in Ludwigsburg, is the director of the Stiftung Kunsthalle Tübingen.

Nicole Fritz studied art history and empirical cultural studies at the University of Tübingen. In 2002 she gained her PhD with a dissertation on superstition and myth in the work of Joseph Beuys (“Bewohnte Mythen. Joseph Beuys und der Aberglaube”, published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, 2007).

From 2002 to 2004 Fritz was a research assistant at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. In 2006, as project coordinator for the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, she organized the large-scale regional exhibition “Art lives!”. The following year she co-curated the “10th Small Sculpture Triennial Fellbach”.

From 2008 to 2010 Nicole Fritz worked as a freelance curator, initiating and organizing exhibition projects at a number of art institutions, including Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen and the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen/Amsterdam. From March 2010 until June 2011 she held the post of curator at the Kunsthalle Krems. In August 2011 she was appointed director of the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg. From August 2011 since 2017 she has been director of the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg.

Nicole Fritz has also lectured on art history, art education and communication at Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar in Saarbrücken.

Exhibitions (selected)

  • "Guido Mangold. Die Welt mit meinen Augen", Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, 2016
  • "Katharina Hinsberg", Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, 2016
  • "Fremde Blicke. Simone Ruess. Ravensburg",  Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, 2015
  • „Magischer Abfall. Metamorphosen des Alltags in der Kunst“, Forum Frohner der Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Österreich, 2011
  • Ole Aselmann: „Berlin to Beijing“, Factory, Krems, Österreich, 2011
  • „Von Engeln und Bengeln. 400 Jahre Kinder im Porträt“, Kunsthalle Krems, 2011 (mit Hans-Peter Wipplinger)
  • „Fremde Blicke. Reisende im Körper der Stadt“, Kunstraum Stein der Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Österreich, 2011
  • „Joseph Beuys. Energieplan“, Museum Schloss Moyland, 2011 (mit Jean-Christophe Ammann, Bettina Paust)
  • „Joseph Beuys. Schamane“, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, 2011 (mit Hans-Peter Wipplinger)
  • „Sowing and Weeding. Folk Culture and Contemporary Art“, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Niederlande, 2011

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Nicole Fritz
Director | Stiftung Kunsthalle Tübingen

Contemporary art
Art in public space
Folk art

Nicole Fritz