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Institutions

On this page you can find committees, the administration and other organs of the HGB at a glance.
Rectorate

Thomas Locher, Rector
The Rector is the head of the academy. He is the chairman of the Rectorate and determines its guidelines. The rector also acts as Chair of the Senate. He maintains order at the academy, has the right to determine who shall be allowed or denied access and represents the academy externally.

The following also belong to the Rectorate of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB):
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Vice Rector for Teaching and Artistic Practice
Prof. Dr. Marc Rölli, Vice Rector for Academy Development and Research
Uwe Wellmann, Incumbent chancellor

Office of the Rector:
Silke Börner
M rektor@hgb-leipzig.de

Office of the Chancellor:
Isabell Reckling
M kanzler@hgb-leipzig.de

Senate

In accordance with the law regarding the freedom of higher education institutions in the Free State of Saxony, the Senate as the central committee of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) is responsible in particular for the academic affairs of the academy.

Members:
The Senate is made up of 13 members with voting rights. The members with voting rights (Senators) are elected representatives of each member group. The members of the Rectorate, the Executive Professor and the Equal Opportunities Officer belong to the Senate in an advisory capacity. They have the right to speak and table motions. The Rector acts as Chair in the Senate.

Members with voting rights:
Prof. Joachim Blank, Specialist subject Media Art
Mascha Breuer, student
Juni Derichs, student
Prof. Markus Dreßen, Specialist subject Book Design/Graphic Design
André Grau, Specialist subject Book Design/Graphic Design
Prof.in Christin Lahr, Specialist subject Media Art
Anselm Hötte, AV-laboratories
Frances Kind, Referentin der Fachgebiete, International contacts
Prof.in Annette Kisling, Specialist subject Photography
Mirko Lehmberg, Photography
Prof.in Maureen Mooren, Specialist subject Book Design/Graphic Design
Prof. Michael Riedel, Specialist subject Painting/Printmaking
Prof. Clemens von Wedemeyer, Fachgebiet Medienkunst

Advisory members:
Thomas Locher, Rector
Uwe Wellmann, Incumbent chancellor
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Vice Rector
Prof. Dr. Marc Rölli, Vice Rector
Prof. Christian Weihrauch, Executive Professor
Ilse Lafer, Vice Equal Opportunities Officer

Extended Senate

The extended Senate is responsible for the election and deselection of the Rector and for the passing of the resolution on the constitution and amendments to the constitution (Article 81a Paragraph 2 of the Saxon Higher Education Act (SächsHSG)).

Members
The extended Senate is made up of 27 voting representatives from the member groups. The members of the Rectorate, the Executive Professor and the Equal Opportunities Officer belong to the extended Senate in an advisory capacity. They have the right to speak and table motions. The Rector acts as Chair in the extended Senate.

Members with voting rights:
Prof. Maureen Mooren, Specialist subject Book Art/Graphic Design
Prof. Markus Dreßen, Specialist subject Book Art/Graphic Design
Prof. Clemens Wedemeyer, Specialist subject Media Art
Prof. Christin Lahr, Specialist subject Media Art
Prof. Joachim Blank, Specialist subject Media Art
Prof. Annette Kisling, Specialist subject Photography 
Prof. Beatrice v. Bismarck, Specialist subject Theory
Prof. Oliver Kossack, Specialist subject Painting/Graphic Art
Prof. Torsten Hattenkerl, Specialist subject Photography
Prof. Mitra Wakil, Specialist subject Media Art
Prof. Tina Bara, Specialist subject Photography
Prof. Fabian Hesse, Specialist subject Media Art
Prof. Christoph Feist, Specialist subject Book Art/Graphic Design
Anselm Hötte, Member of staff AV-Lab
André Grau, Member of artistic staff Book Design/Graphic Design
Malin Gewinner, Member of artistic staff Book Design/Graphic Design
Katja Schwalenberg, Member of artistic staff Illustration
Isabell Reckling, Employee SG Organisation
Stephanie Marx, Technical Workshop Manager Woodcut
Mirko Lehmberg, Photography workshop
Frances Kind, International office
Laila Kamil, student
Juni Derichs, student
Mascha Breuer, student
Hammam Alawam, student
Steven Stahn, student

Advisory members
Thomas Locher, Rector
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Vice Rector
Prof. Dr. Marc Rölli, Vice Rector
Maria-Cornelia Ziesch, Chancellor
Prof. Christian Weihrauch, Executive Professor
Ilse Lafer, Vice Equal Opportunities Officer

Study Commission

The Senate elects through the proposal of the Executive Professor one of the Professors belonging to the academy as the Chairperson of the study commission and their deputy. The Chairperson of the study commission is the representative of the Executive Professor for all study matters. The study commission advises the Executive Professor in the organisation of the teaching and academic programme. It must be consulted before the creation and amendment of the study and examination regulations. With regard to its tasks it possesses a right of initiative in the Senate. Its resolutions for the organisation of the teaching and academic programme are binding, provided the Senate does not rule otherwise with a majority of two thirds of its members.

Members

The study commission is made up of ten members, of which five are teachers and five are students. In the composition of the teachers and students an equal representation of all courses of study is to be guaranteed.

Prof. Annette Kisling, Chairwoman, Specialist subject Photography
Prof. Stephan Müller, Deputy Chairman, Specialist subject Book Art/Graphic Design
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Cultures of the Curatorial, Vice Rector
Prof. Clemens von Wedemeyer, Specialist subject Media Art
Prof. Christoph Ruckhäberle, Specialist subject Painting/Graphic Art
Felix Pachollek, student representation
Meta Witte, student representation
Jonas Liesaus, student representation
Lea Dippold, student representation
Helena Kühnemann, student representation

Meisterschüler*innen commission

Prof. Christian Weihrauch (chairman)
Prof. Ines Schaber (vice chairman)
Prof. Joachim Blank
Prof. Maureen Mooren
Prof. Anne Speier

Substitute representatives (if a member is unable to attend)
Prof. Annette Kisling
Prof. Isabel Lewis
Prof. Stephan Müller

The Senate appoints Dr. Stefan Weppelmann as external assessor and Prof. Oliver Kossack as assessor according to § 6 para. 5 no. 3 PrüfO-Meisterschüler*innen for the final examinations in the Meisterschüler*innen program.

Academy Council

In accordance with the Saxon Higher Education Freedom Act (Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz) the academy council is one of the central organs of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB). It provides recommendations for profile development and improvement of the performance and competitive capability of the academy taking into account the development planning of the Free State and the target agreements (Article 10 of the Saxon Higher Education Freedom Act – SächsHSFG).

The academy council is in particular responsible for the
  • drawing up of a proposal for the election of the Rector,
  • application to the extended Senate for the deselection of the Rector,
  • confirmation of the deselection of the Rector by the extended Senate,
  • granting of the agreement to the proposal of the Rector for the appointment o the Chancellor,
  • approval of the development planning of the academy,
  • approval of the draft of the economic plan,
  • formulation of principles for the use of employees and funds and the use of reserves (in accordance with Article 11 of the Saxon Higher Education Freedom Act – SächsHSFG),
  • approval of the annual accounts,
  • relief of the Rectorate,
  • creation of a statement on the annual report of the Rectorate (in accordance with Article 10 of the Saxon Higher Education Freedom Act – SächsHSFG),
  • creation of a statement before the conclusion of target agreements.

It can provide an opinion on the setting up, significant change and abolition of courses of study.

Members

The academy council of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) consists of five members. Two of which are members of staff at the academy.

Prof. Dr. Beatrice von Bismarck, Professor of Art History and Visual Science
Heidi Specker, Professor of Photography
Alexander Farenholtz (Chairman), Executive Board and Administrative Director of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes)
Prof. Dr. Bernd Scherer, Director of the House of the Cultures of the World (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) Berlin
Hilke Wagner (Deputy Chairwoman), Director of the Albertinum of the Dresden State Art Collections

Office of the Academy Council:
Isabell Reckling
hochschulrat@hgb-leipzig.de

Executive Professors

The Executive Professor is elected through a proposal of the Rectorate by the Senate from the professors of the academy. They are responsible for the tasks of a Dean. As the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) has a structure whereby the executive professors are responsible for all courses of study and attaches importance to the highest possible interchange between the courses of study, the Executive Professor is responsible for the entire academic sector of the academy, with the exception of the Institute of Theory. The Executive Professor is supported in their duties by three deputies.

Prof. Christian Weihrauch, Executive Professor, Specialist subject Painting/Graphic Art
Prof. Tina Bara, Deputy Executive Professor, Specialist subject Photography
Prof. Thomas Matthaeus Müller, Deputy Executive Professor, Specialist subject Painting/Graphic Art
Prof. Fabian Hesse, Deputy Executive Professor, Specialist subject Media Art

Administration

Department Budget and Procurement

The department supports the institutions of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) in many tasks involving financial processes, the procurement of materials, equipment and furniture as well as many services.

Head of the department: Nancy Rauh
sg_haushalt@hgb-leipzig.de

Organisation/internal services department

The department is responsible for securing the operating capability of the buildings and domestic service facilities, the management of the properties and for all matters of building design and building coordination.

Head of the department: Uwe Wellmann
sg_organisation@hgb-leipzig.de

Personnel department

The department is responsible for the entire personnel/job administration and the management of the human resources of the academy.  Alongside the employment relationships of the academy teachers and employees, it also processes the contracts for teachers, student and academic/artistic assistants and models.

Head of the department: Monika Lange
sg_personal@hgb-leipzig.de

Study matters department

The department is the point of contact for queries regarding applications, admissions and enrolment as well as individual and general study questions and examination matters at the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB). It is responsible for general study advice and for the student and examination administration of all courses of study offered by the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB).

Head of the department: Roswita Harmel
sg_studium@hgb-leipzig.de

Office hours:
Mon 09:30-12:30
Tues + Thurs 13:30-15:30

Office of the Specialist Subjects

The office is responsible for the organisation of the academic programme at the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB). It assists the specialist subjects and institutions in dealing with key tasks in teaching and study.

Head of the Office of the Specialist Subjects: Frances Kind
fbbuero@hgb-leipzig.de

International matters

The Head of the specialist subjects is also the contact person for international projects and cooperation. They support students and employees of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) who would like to spend time abroad as part of their study or teaching, as well as international guests, in particular as part of the Erasmus Programme.

International contacts: Frances Kind
international@hgb-leipzig.de

Public relations and quality management

The public relations department of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) is responsible for media work (public relations, events calendar, online editing of the website of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB), Corporate Publishing, Social Media channels of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB), marketing activities, event organisation and the Alumni network, cooperation and for quality management matters.

Employee of the Rectorate for public relations and quality management, transfer issues, cooperation and partnerships: Meike Giebeler
presse@hgb-leipzig.de

Student Council

The Student Council is the representative body of all students of the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB).

General Regulations
House Rules
Election Terms

Election Terms (only available in german)

HGB in numbers

Total number of students and their distribution per study program

Students total without ERASMUS-students and with AtA-studentes (diploma+Meisterschüler*innen postgraduate program) in WiSe 2022/23 at HGB Leipzig: 539
of these in the degree program book design/graphic design: 117
of these in the degree program photography: 127
of these in the degree program painting/printmaking: 123
of these in the degree program media art: 154
of these in the graduate program Cultures of the Curatorial: 18

Number of students in the WiSe 2022/23 first semester per degree program

Book design/graphic design: 12 (+3 Meisterschüler*innen)
Photography: 8 (+ 9 Meisterschüler*innen)
Painting/printmaking: 14 (+ 8 Meisterschüler*innen)
Media art: 13 (+ 10 Meisterschüler*innen)
Cultures of the Curatorial: 1

Number of professorships, visiting, junior and honorary professorships, lecturers

Professors: 29
Substitute professors: 2
Junior professors: 1
Lecturers (Status SoSe 2022): 87
Honorary professorships: 2

Number of scientific/artistic employees

Scientific/artistic employees: 32
Teachers for special tasks: 4