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Prof. Dr. Gora  Jain

Prof. Dr. Gora Jain

Art and Media Theory, Coordinator and head of teaching Theory , Campus Hamburg

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    Theory direction Hamburg; art and media theory

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Professor Jain is the coordinator and head of teaching Art and Media Theory for UE in Hamburg. Her areas of competencies are in art, media, cultural and design theory, in addition to philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, gender studies, artistic-design research and curatorial practice. Prof. Jain has years of experience in Curation, exhibition management, mediation and public relations, project development, and acquisition of third-party funding with many years of experience as a lecturer and researcher in the subject areas.



  • 2019-2022 member of the Cultural Heritage technical committee of the German Cultural Council
  • Since 2017 co-founder and chairwoman of the Federal Association of Artists' Estates (BKN), Berlin
  • Since 2014 professor for art and media theory at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE); Head of the Theory Department in Hamburg; Co-founding and working at the Institute for Design Research (if) of the UE
  • 2011-2014 lecturer for art, media and design theory at the University of the Arts Bremen (substitute professorships 2012 & 2014)
  • 2005-2011 professorial assistant and lecturer for visual studies at the institute for art, design and media studies at Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel (substitute professorship 2006/07)
  • 2004-2007 lecturer for art studies at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Since 2003 co-founder and chairwoman of the forum for artists' bequests e.V. (FKN), Hamburg; Curation, exhibition management, mediation and public relations, project development, acquisition of third-party funds
  • 2002–2012 lecturer for aesthetics, art and design history at the AMD University, Hamburg
  • 1999-2006 Research Associate for Gender and Cultural Studies: "Methods of Art and Cultural Studies Gender Studies" at the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg
  • 1997-2017 freelancer at the Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • 1995-1997 PhD scholarship from the Hessian Law for the Promotion of Young Scientists (HGFöN)
  • 1993-2013 "Women's Studies in Art History" of the section in the Ulmer Verein; there 2004-2013 spokeswoman for the specialist group "Künstlerinnen des 20./21. Century"
  • 1993-1996 Research Associate at the Department of History and Cultural Studies at the Justus Liebig University, Giessen; Graduated in 2002
  • 1986-1993 Master's degree in in Gießen and Marburg