Nicole Fritz

Biographical Information

Dr. Nicole Fritz, born in 1969 in Ludwigsburg, is the director of the Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, which is due to open in late 2012.

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.

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)

  • “Magischer Abfall. Metamorphosen des Alltags in der Kunst”, Forum Frohner / Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria, 2011
  • Ole Aselmann: “Berlin to Beijing”, Factory / Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, 2011
  • “Von Engeln und Bengeln. 400 Jahre Kinder im Porträt”, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, 2011 (co-curated by Hans-Peter Wipplinger)
  • “Through Strangers’ Eyes. Travellers in the Body of the Town”, Kunstraum Stein / Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, 2011
  • “Joseph Beuys. Energieplan”, Museum Schloss Moyland, 2011 (co-curated by Jean-Christophe Ammann and Bettina Paust)
  • “Joseph Beuys. Schamane”, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Ravensburg, 2011 (co-curated by Hans-Peter Wipplinger)
  • “Sowing and Weeding. Folk Culture and Contemporary Art”, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 2011
  • “Fantastisch! Junge Kunst aus Baden-Württemberg”, Pforzheim Galerie, Pforzheim, 2010
  • Mariella Mosler, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Ravensburg, 2010
  • “Säen und Jäten. Volkskultur in der zeitgenössischen Kunst”, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, 2010
  • “Säen und Jäten. Volkskultur in der zeitgenössischen Kunst”, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, 2010
  • “Säen und Jäten. Volkskultur in der zeitgenössischen Kunst”, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Ravensburg, 2009
  • “Christian Schad. Spiegel und Magie”, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Ravensburg, 2009
  • Tom Wesselmann: “Pictures on the wall of your heart”, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Ravensburg, 2008
  • “Bodycheck”, Small Sculpture Triennial Fellbach, Fellbach, 2007 (co-curated by Matthias Winzen)
  • “Ha Kypopt! Russische Kunst heute”, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, 2004 (co-curated by Matthias Winzen)

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Nicole Fritz
Director | Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg

Contemporary art
Art in public space
Folk art

Nicole Fritz