Tom Holert is an art historian, writer, curator and artist. A former editor of Texte zur Kunst and Spex, he currently lives and works in Berlin. Holert is honorary professor of art theory and cultural studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Between 2012 and 2017 he was a founding member of the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne. In 2015 he (co-)founded the Harun Farocki Institut (HaFI) in Berlin (harun-farocki-institut.org).
In 2016 Holert served as visiting professor at the Institute for Art History at Freie Universität Berlin. At BAK - basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, he conceptualized the research exhibition "Learning Laboratories: Architecture, Instructional Technology, and the Social Production of Pedagogical Space Around 1970" (December 2016 to February 2017). Currently his research focuses on questions of art and knowledge, and the genealogies of contemporary art's ventures into knowledge production and pedagogy. Together with Anselm Franke he furthermore works on an exhibition project that engages the multiple dissociative crises of modern art around 1930 (to be opened at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, in spring 2018).