Fatima Hellberg, the current artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, has been appointed to lead Germany’s Bonner Kunstverein as its new director. She takes over the post from Michelle Cotton, who joined the Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg earlier this year as Program Director. Hellberg will assume her new position in December 2019.
Fatima Hellberg, who was born in Sweden, was previously curator at Cubitt, London, and Electra, a contemporary arts organisation with a long-running dedication to gender and feminism.
Hellberg has taught and lectured at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, at the University of Oxford, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Founded in 1963, the Bonner Kunstverein has a long tradition of hosting significant and acclaimed exhibitions of contemporary art. The Kunstverein moved to its current premises in the northern quarter of the city of Bonn in January 1987. The Kunstverein’s Peter Mertes Stipendium has been awarded annually to two artists since 1985. The current exhibition programme builds upon the institution’s reputation for producing new works and exhibitions by internationally prominent artists and survey exhibitions that highlight current concerns in artistic production.