Hanne Loreck holds a Phd in philosophy, studied visual communication, art theory, philosophy and German literature and has been professor of art theory and culture and gender studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg since 2004, where she has also held an appointment as vice-president since 2006. She has had guest professorships in Erfurt, Budapest, Berlin and Frankfurt am Main. She publishes on contemporary art positions, art and media history of the 20th century, on fashion and culture theory focusing on visuality, imagery, and surfaces. In 2014, she edited the book Susanne Paesler. Catalogue raisonné. published by Walther König.