Katharina Grosse, born in 1961 in Freiburg im Breisgau, lives and works in Berlin. Her works, which were purchased for the Deutsche Bank Collection as early as the 1990s, have gained international attention and acclaim in numerous group shows and biennials, e.g. in São Paulo, New Orleans and Sydney, as well as in a large number of solo exhibitions at renowned institutions including the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Renaissance Society in Chicago, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves in Porto, Kunstmuseum Bonn, and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Katharina Grosse is a permanent member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin, a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Board of the Goethe-Institute, and has been a professor of painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf since 2010.
As the head of the art division of Deutsche Bank, Friedhelm Hütte is in charge of the Deutsche Bank Collection, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, as well as all exhibitions and sponsoring projects. Exhibitions he has curated in the past years include “More than Meets the Eye – Photographic Art from the Deutsche Bank Collection,” an exhibition tour through six Latin American countries, “Cai Guo-Qiang – Head On” at Deutsche Guggenheim, “Miwa Yanagi” at the Chelsea Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, “Beuys and Beyond – Teaching as Art” (Latin America), “Imi Knoebel” at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, as well as Deutsche Bank's “Artist of the Year” exhibitions by Wangechi Mutu, Yto Barrada, Roman Ondák, and Imran Qureshi. Friedhelm Hütte has edited numerous catalogs and his texts have appeared in leading art publications.
Christoph Tannert, born in 1955 in Leipzig, has been living in Berlin since 1976 and is project head and managing director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. His main areas of work include the organization of exhibitions and art criticism in the field of contemporary art. Christoph Tannert has published extensively on contemporary art, for example, as the editor of “Men in Black, Handbuch der kuratorischen Praxis,” 2004 (with Ute Tischler, German/English) or “New German Painting,” 2006 (German/English), as well as contributions to numerous art periodicals and catalogs. Christoph Tannert was a longstanding member of the editorial board of EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY, the Fine Arts Advisory Board of the Goethe-Institute, Munich, and the Arts Committee of the State of Berlin.
Dr. Markus Wiedenmann
Dr. Markus Wiedenmann is co-founder and managing partner of Art-Invest Real Estate and responsible for real-estate-related tasks such as purchase and sale, project development, and asset management. Dr. Wiedenmann previously worked with Tishman Speyer for eight years, until last as general manager and managing director. For several years, he was in charge of acquisition with Tishman Speyer in Germany and then responsible for project developments, most notably the OpernTurm in Frankfurt am Main. He studied civil engineering at the RWTH Aachen and did his doctorate at the University of Leipzig. Markus Wiedenmann is a member of ULI and regularly gives lectures at the EBS.