Dr. Leonhard Emmerling
Art historian

Dr. Leonhard Emmerling © Private Photo: Private

Leonhard Emmerling is an art historian, currently serving as the director of programs South Asia, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi. After gaining his PhD, Leonhard worked as a curator at several German museums and lectured at several art schools (Berling, München, Düsseldorf, Auckland).

In 2006 he was appointed as the director of ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, and curated the New Zealand pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale (Judy Millar) in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed as the Head of Visual Arts Division at the Goethe-Institut’s head office in Munich. Leonhard has authored several books, among others on Jackson Pollock and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and published exhibition catalogues, articles on contemporary art and contributions to catalogues.