Michael Rauch

Michael Rauch, M.A.

Guest researcher


  • 2021 - 2022: Guest Researcher at the DFK Paris, funded by a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) research scholarship for doctoral students
  • 2019 - 2021: Research Assistant for the Young Researchers Infrastructure at the German Center for Art History (DFK Paris)
  • Since April 2019: Joint PhD from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, funded by the German-French University (DFH/UFA) [http://theses.fr/s261057]
  • Internships at the DFK Paris, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice), and the Leopold Museum (Vienna) among others
  • Studied art history and communication science in Munich, Paris, and Venice

Research focus

  • Art criticism and reception history
  • History of collections and institutions
  • Classical modernism and Neo-avant-garde
  • Contemporary art


  • Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM)


  • “Die Paul-Klee-Sammlung von Rudolf Ibach”, in: Franz Marc Museum. Die Sammlung, ed. Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy for the Franz Marc Museumsgesellschaft, exh. cat. Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See 2019, pp. 214–221.
  • “Moissey Kogan”, in: NEUE/ALTE HEIMAT. R/emigration von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern nach 1945, ed. Dorothea Schöne, exh. cat. Kunsthaus Dahlem, Berlin 2017, pp. 209–214.
  • “Der expressionistische Holzschnitt. Stil, Ikonographie und Rezeption der zweiten Expressionisten-Generation”, in: ‚Entartete‘ Kunst. Verfolgung der Moderne im NS-Staat, ed. Gerhard Schneider and Rasmus Kleine, exh. cat. Kallmann Museum, Ismaning 2016, pp. 253­–259.


  • Artist biographies on “John Salt”, “James Sant”, “Peter Sedgley”, “Georges Shaw”, “James Sinton”, and “Matthew Spender”, in: AKL - Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, ed. Andreas Beyer, Bénédicte Savoy, and Wolf Tegethoff, De Gruyter: Berlin 2018/2019.



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Michael Rauch

Michael Rauch , M.A.