Moritz Neumüller

Moritz Neumüller is a curator, educator, and writer in the field of Photography and New Media, with a special interest in accessibility to the arts. He holds a Master’s Degree in Art History as well as a PhD degree in Information Management and has worked for several international art institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, PhotoEspaña in Madrid, and PhotoIreland in Dublin. He is currently the Chief Curator of the Photobook Week Aarhus (Denmark) and runs a platform for the visual art field called The Curator Ship.

Moritz Neumüller is a regular contributor to journals on photography and visual culture and author of several books. His Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture (New York, 2018) has been republished as 摄影与视觉文化导论 by Post & Telecom Press, Beijing, 2021. In his latest publications, Neumüller questions the roles and contexts of photography in the 21st century by exploring the current debates surrounding post-colonial thinking, empowerment, identity, diversity in the arts, Artificial Intelligence, visual mechanisms for control and manipulation, and the role of imagery in the times of crisis, such as pandemics, wars, and climate change.

In his 20 years of practice, he has been responsible for exhibitions, conversations and publications on and with Edward Burtynsky, Yuki Kihara, Cristina de Middel, Joan Fontcuberta, Azu Nwagbogu, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Fred Ritchin, Ricardo Cases, Yamamoto Masao, Martin Parr, Boris Eldagsen, Stephen Gill, Chris Jordan, Gabriel Orozco, Mireia Sallarès, Oliver Sieber & Katja Stuke, Yining He, and Ad van Denderen.

Apart from his curatorial practice, Neumüller has been working for more than 10 years at the forefront of making culture accessible for everybody, including disabled people. In 2009, he founded the project ArteConTacto, and in 2011, the initiative, with the mission to make museums open to all audiences.