Petra Giloy-Hirtz
Petra Giloy-Hirtz has curated exhibitions of contemporary art in museums, in galleries, and for companies, in both public and religious spaces. She writes and publishes books in collaboration with renowned publishing houses. She offers advice on building collections and coordinate archiving and documentation. She works particularly closely with a series of artists and seek to support their work through publications and exhibitions.

Associate professor and reader of medieval literature at the University of Düsseldorf for ten years. Since 1993 curator, writer, editor and consultant in visual arts. Numerous single-artist and thematic exhibitions at the Diözesanmuseum of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising (1998–2005) amongst other venues, including artists such as Kai Althoff, Lawrence Carroll, Olafur Eliasson, Gloria Friedmann, Geoffrey Hendricks, Mischa Kuball, Christina Kubisch, Wolfgang Laib, Robert Longo, Julian Opie, David Reed, Kiki Smith, Pia Stadtbäumer, Bill Viola. Project manager for the head of cultural affairs of the City of Munich (1998–2000). Since 2017 consulting the Alexander Tutsek-Foundation, Munich.

Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Julian Schnabel Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Kiki Smith Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Marina Abramovic

Curator of the recent exhibitions:

Julian Schnabel, Polaroids, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf / Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague, Netherlands / FORMA Centro Internationale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy / Centro Niemeyer, Áviles, Asturias, Spain / Colnaghi, London amongst other venues (2010/2011); Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2012) / Royal Academy of Arts, London (2014); David Lynch, The Factory Photographs, The Photographers’ Gallery, London / MAST Foundation, Bologna, Italy (2014); Kiki Smith, Procession, Haus der Kunst, Munich (2018).

Author / editor of the recent publications:

Lucas Reiner, Los Angeles Trees (Prestel 2008), Christopher Thomas, New York Sleeps (Prestel 2009), Stefan Hunstein „Schön war’s!“ (Hatje Cantz 2009), Christopher Thomas, Passion (Prestel 2010), Julian Schnabel, Polaroids (Prestel 2010), Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album (Prestel 2012), Hassel Smith, Paintings 1937-1997, (ed.) (Prestel 2012), David Lynch, The Factory Photographs (Prestel 2014), Dennis Hopper, The Lost Album, 2. edition, exhibition catalogue Royal Academy of Arts, London (Prestel 2014). Roland Fischer, Facades, (ed.) (Hirmer 2014, 2. edition 2015); Stefan Hunstein, Im Eis, (ed.) Hirmer (2014), englische Ausgabe 2016; Julian Schnabel, CVJ, Nicknames of Maitre D’s & Other Excerpts from Life, (ed., epilogue, Hatje Cantz 2015 (Facsimile of the out-of-print, original bibliophile edition from 1987); Elke Härtel, Rapunzel, Hirmer 2017; Kiki Smith, Procession, Prestel 2018.

Collaborations (selection):

  • 18Gallery, Bund 18, Shanghai
  • Archiv Thomas Lehnerer Munich
  • Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich
  • Bernheimer, Fine Art Photography, Munich
  • Centro de Arte, Convento Santo Domingo, Teguise
  • Centro Niemeyer, Áviles, Asturias
  • Colnaghi, London
  • Credit Suisse (Germany) AG
  • Dennis Hopper Art Trust
  • Diözesanmuseum Freising
  • Estate Hassel Smith, England
  • Evangelische Akademie Tutzing
  • FORMA Centro Internationale di Fotografia, Milano
  • Fotomuseum Den Haag
  • Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris
  • Hatje Cantz Verlag
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich
  • Hirmer Verlag
  • HypoVereinsbank
  • Katholische Akademie in Bayern
  • KBB Verwaltungs-GmbH
  • Klinikum Duisburg
  • Landeshauptstadt Munich
  • Loup Design, Lausanne
  • Margret Biedermann Galerie, Munich
  • Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • MAST, Bologna
  • Nicola Erni Collection, Switzerland
  • Northern Michigan University, MI, USA
  • NRW-Forum Kultur und Wissenschaft Düsseldorf
  • Paul Hartmann AG
  • Prestel Verlag
  • Richter & Partner, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart
  • Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
  • Stiftung Kaske, Munich
  • Strange Matter, New York
  • The Photographers’ Gallery, London
  • Verein Ausstellungshaus, Munich
  • Dr. phil. Petra Giloy-Hirtz

    Maximilianstr. 26
    80539 Munich

    Phone: +49 89 982 82 83
    Cell: +49 170 282 1591

Photo: Christian Schmid

Petra Giloy-Hirtz and Julian Schnabel
Photo courtesy: The New York Public Library

Petra Giloy-Hirtz and Kiki Smith
Photo: Marion Vogel, courtesy: Haus der Kunst, Munich

Marina Abramovíc, Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Jeanette Fischer
Photo courtesy: Fondation Beyeler