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.
Petra Giloy-Hirtz

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).

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).

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); 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).

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

    Maximilianstr. 26
    80539 Munich
    Germany

    Phone: +49 89 982 82 83
    Cell: +49 170 282 1591
    Email: petra@curators.de

Photo: Christian Schmid

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