Kathrin Luz

Kathrin Luz is an art communication agent, based in Cologne/Berlin. Born 1963 in Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, she studied Art History, History and German Philology in Kiel and Cologne, and holds a master’s degree in Art History in 1990. Her thesis is titled ‘The Cult of Coolness. Dandysm and Modernism in Art History from Duchamp on’ in the same year. From 1990 onwards, she was art critic for ZEIT, frame and Kunstforum, at the same time working as a copywriter in various international communication and advertising agencies (DDB Needham Worldwide, meiré und meiré). In 1999 she founded her communication agency Neumann-Luz, specialized in art, architecture and design, Cologne/Berlin [www.neumann-luz.de]. In 2010/11, she was Head of Communication for dOCUMENTA (13), in 2011/12, Head of Communication for Manifesta 9, Genk, Belgium. From 2013 until today, she is a PR agent and communication consultant in the field of art, design, architecture and urbanism.

Projects and clients include Art Cologne, Biennale Venice / German, Dutch, Norwegian and Austrian Pavilion, BMW Kulturprogramm, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, DaimlerChrysler Collection, frieze, Grand Tour 2007 (Biennial Venice, documenta, Skulptur Projekte Münster, Art Basel), Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, Kaiserring Goslar, Kunstsammlung NRW Düsseldorf, M_HK Antwerpen, Manifesta 9, 10 and 11, Migros Museum Zürich, Museum Frieder Burda, Museum Ludwig, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Phototriennale Hamburg, Pinakothek der Moderne München, Quadriennale Düsseldorf, Salzburger Kunstverein, Schirn Kunsthalle, Skulptur Projekte Münster, S.M.A.K. Ghent, St. Moritz Art Masters, and others.


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