BILDWISSENSCHAFT

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Research Professor.

Ph.D. in Art History, Hamburg University, Germany, 1996, in the doctoral grant program “Political Iconography” at the Hamburg Warburg Haus.

1996 to 1998 lecturer at the Hamburg and Bremen Universities, Germany. Architectural critic. Consultancies for the Landmarks Preservation Commissions (Denkmalschutzamt) of the Hanseatic cities of Hamburg and Rostock, Germany.

Since 1998 Research Professor at the Institute if Aesthetic Research (Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas) and Professor at the Graduate Programs of Architecture and Art History of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

2004 to 2012 Vicepresident of the International Committee of Art History (CIHA/UNESCO).

2007 to 2014 member of the research team in the project Transcultural and Transhistoric Efficiencies of the Baroque Paradigm, University of Western Ontario, London/ON, products: book Epidemias visuales: El Neobarroco de Las Vegas en la Ciudad de México. Visual Epidemics. Las Vegas Neo-Baroque in Mexico City. México: Escotto editores, 2017; edition (with Walter Moser and Angela Ndalianis) of the book Neo-Baroques. From Latin America to the Hollywood Blockbuster. Leiden, Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2017.

2010 to 2018 academic expert in the Commission of Billboards at the Secretary of Urban Development and Housing of the Government of Mexico City (Seduvi / GDF, CDMX).

Advisor for the Kyoto Prize of the Inamori Foundation, Kyoto, Japón.

2016 Aby-Warburg Professorship at the Hamburg Warburg Haus / Hamburg University, Germany, with the research project: Political Iconography of the Landscape (publication and database in preparation).

April to June 2017 Visiting Fellow at the Project „Literary Cultures of the Global South“, Tübingen University, Germany / German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and Visiting Professor at the Master Program Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany.

July 2017 Visiting Professor at the Art History Department of Regensburg University, Germany.

Since 2017 academic advisor of the Mexican Geopark Comarca Minera in Hidalgo / UNESCO. Member of the University Seminar of Geoparks (SUGEO) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

2021 to 2024 coordinator (with professors Peter J. Schneemann, Gabriele Rippl, and Michaela Schäuble, Berne University) of the Research Project “Mediating the Ecological Imperative”, financed by the Swiss National Fund (SNF), with the subproject “Political Geo-Aesthetics of the Anthropocene: The Production and Distribution of Paradigmatic Visual Formulae Representing Human Impacts on Earth”.

Advisor of 78 thesis (Ph.D., Master, and Undergraduate) in Art History, Architecture, History, and Media Studies. Advisor of 4 postdoctoral projects. (To date: January, 2021).

Research and publications (in English, Spanish, German, French, and Chinese) on: history and theory od architecture, city, and landscape, with a special focus on the political iconography, aesthetics, and ecology of mega cities; the topicality of Alexander von Humbold’s geo-aesthetics; the culture of Neo-Baroque in the 21st century; methodological matters of Bildwissenschaft (“science” of the image).

Recent book: Transparencies / Transitions / Tapias – The Photography of Fernando Cordero. México: Producciones Santa Lucía, 2019.

Since the late 1990s, Peter Krieger is a pioneer of the research on eco-aesthetics. At present, he is developing research on the geo-aesthetics, based on Alexander von Humboldt’s conceptual heritage, and related to the so-called geological turn.

C o n t a c t

krieger@unam.mx
Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM
Circuito Mario de La Cueva S/N, Coyoacan, Cd. Universitaria, 04510 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico