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Dr. Christian Schoen

Christian Schoen (born in 1970 in Marburg/Lahn, Germany) studied Art History, Byzantine Art History, Politics and Psychology at the Universities of Kiel and Munich (Germany).

Besides his studies he was working in the fields of concert- and congress management.

Received a masters in art history in 1997 "Auguste Rodin and Photography".
Received doctorate in 2001; doctoral thesis on "Albrecht Dürers' Adam and Eve"

May 2000 until June 2003 director of the municipal art space "lothringer 13" in Munich.
Project manager at the cultural department of the City of Munich for "art in public space".
Since 2001 serving as the director of the OSRAM ART PROJECTS Munich, Germany.
2005 - 2010 director of the Center for Icelandic Art (CIA.IS) Reykjavík.
Commissioner for the Icelandic pavilion of the Venice Biennial 2007 and 2009.
Member of the Advisory Board and the Acquisition Committee of the Reykjavík Arts Museum
and co-editor of the online magazine LIST icelandic art news and chairing the board of SEQUENCES real time art festival. As independend curator he lately realised exhibitions for the Venice Biennale 2011, the National Gallery of Iceland, Kunsthalle Emden and the German Federal Government.

In addition to that he is teaching at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).
Publications in classical and contemporary art and on new media.