Agnes Matthias studied aesthetics, art history, and empirical cultural studies in Karlsruhe and Tübingen. In 2003 she was awarded a doctorate by the University of Tübingen for her thesis on war in contemporary art photography. After working as a freelance art historian with a focus on the photography and graphic arts of the 19th to 21st century, including for the Museum Folkwang Essen and the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden, she was appointed director of the graphic collection at the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg. From 2014 to 2016 she was the curator for photography at the Staatliche Ethnographischen Sammlungen Sachsen (SES) in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) and the director of the digitalization and access project for its photographic archives. Since 2019 she has been the curator for research and scientific cooperation at the SKD.
As of May 2019
The Whole Life: Archives and Reality – Additional program
2020, Wed, May 20 – 2020, Wed, May 22