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The Fridericianum was founded in 1779 as one of the first public museums in the world. Since 1988 it has been an internationally renowned art gallery. A broad spectrum of contemporary art, from new discoveries to more established works, is displayed in over 2,000 square meters of exhibition space. Moritz Wesseler has been director of the Fridericianum since November 2018, following Veit Loers  (1987–1995), René Block (1997–2006), Rein Wolfs (2008–2013) and Susanne Pfeffer (2013–2017). His program focuses on artists who have not yet been offered an institutional platform in Germany as well as historical works worthy of rediscovery. The program kicked off in June 2019 with solo presentations by Lucas Arruda and Ron Nagle. These were followed in October 2019 by a comprehensive exhibition of the work of Rachel Rose and in February 2020 by the first and largest European retrospective in over thirty years on the life and work of Forrest Bess.

The exhibitions are accompanied by an extensive education and mediation program, the content of which is closely related to each show. These programs are individually tailored for different age and interest groups and appeal to both a wide audience and art professionals.

Alongside this programming, a multifaceted lineup of events makes the Fridericianum a lively place of exchange on contemporary cultural production. As part of the FF – Live at the Fridericianum series, the museum regularly invites international artists to create live events using varied formats, including talks, performances, and film screenings.

Postal address

Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel
T +49 561 70727-20 /

Office address

Dock 4, Untere Karlsstraße 4, 34117 Kassel
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Moritz Wesseler
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Office Management
Barbara Toopeekoff
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Curatorial Department
Julia Schleis
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Curatorial Assistant
Danijel Matijevic
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Curatorial Assistant
Dana Schütte
Curatorial Assistant
Alexandra Sommer
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Head of Education
Susanne Hesse-Badibanga
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Trainee Education
Peter Anhalt
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Head of Communications and Marketing
Johanna Köhler
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Communications Fridericianum
Naomi Deutschmann
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Coordinator Communications and Marketing
Alexandra Südkamp
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Technical Director
Martin Fokken
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