Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne

Ursula Anna Frohne, a Professor for Art History at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, has been Professor for Art History of 20th and 21st Centuries Art at the University of Cologne between 2006 and 2015. She also taught as Visiting Professor at the Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University (2001) and was Professor of Art History at International University Bremen (2002 – 2006). Anticipating her academic career, she worked as chief curator at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (1995 – 2001) and as lecturer at the State Academy of Fine Art in Karlsruhe. At the University of Cologne she chaired the DFG-project “Cinematographic Aesthetics in Contemporary Art” ( (2007 – 2014) and co-chaired a research collaboration dedicated to Radio Art, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung (2011 – 2015). In 2014 she was awarded the Leo-Spitzer-Prize for Arts, Humanities, and Human Sciences by the University of Cologne for excellence in research. She has published on the sociology of the artist, contemporary art practice and technological media (photography, film, video, installation), political dimensions and socio-economic conditions of art and visual culture. 


Professor of Art History