Thomas Demand, Professor of Sculpture
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Thomas Demand has been a professor in the department of Sculpture since 2011, specialising in photography.
The artist (*1964), who lives in Berlin and Los Angeles, studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich in the late 1980s, and subsequently studied Sculpture from 1990 to 1992 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Fritz Schwegler. In 1994, he completed a Master degree at the Goldsmiths College in London. From 2010 to 2011, he was a Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
Demand has been exhibiting internationally since the mid-1990s, and is featured in prominent collections worldwide. In 2005, MoMA in New York held a solo exhibition of his work to mark the opening of its new building. The Fondazione Prada (in connection with the Venice Biennale, 2007), the Hamburger Kunsthalle (2008) and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (2009/10) have also held major solo exhibitions of his work. In 2010, the Nouveau Musée National in Monaco appointed him as curator of the first exhibition in the newly opened museum.