is professor for aesthetic theory at Merz Akademie Stuttgart. Her research focuses on contemporary political and aesthetic theory, especially on biopolitics and the notion of “aesthetic realism” in the context of a political aesthetics. She is also the co-founder of August Verlag Berlin, a publishing house for theory at the crossroads of philosophy, politics and arts.
holds a PhD in art history and is head of the cx centre of interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich funded by the BMBF. From 2003 to 2011 she was an assistant professor at the Department for Art History at the same institution. From 1995 to 2002 Witzgall worked as a curator for the Deutsches Museum Bonn and the Deutsches Museum, Munich. She has curated and co-curated several exhibitions among them Art & Brain II (1997/98), The Other Face (2002), Say It Isn’t So (2007) and (Re)Designing Nature (2010/1) and is the editor and author of numerous books and articles on contemporary art and art and science.