Dorothée Wahl is an elected member of the board since 2008. After three years as vice chairwoman she was elected as chairwoman in 2016. After graduating from the University of Cologne with a degree in business administration, Dorothée Wahl first developed and launched new business areas for the company Horten AG. She has worked in the textile industry since 1985, and since 1988 has managed her own production and retail venture Dorothée Mahnel GmbH, which produces high-quality clothing for women. Even in her student days in Cologne, Dorothée Wahl was highly interested in contemporary art. In 2002 she became a member of PIN.
KATHARINA FREIFRAU VON PERFALL
Katharina von Perfall is an elected member of the board since 2008. After six years as chairwoman she was elected as vice chairwoman in 2016. After studying art history at the Courtauld Institute in London and at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, Katharina von Perfall first worked as an art critic for the newspapers Frankfurter Allgemeine and Die Wochenpost. From 1990 to 2009, she was regularly commissioned as an art consultant, focussing increasingly on the support of private collections of contemporary art from 2004. Projects include the setting up of corporate collections as well as the initiation and realisation of architecture-related artworks by Gerhard Richter, Dan Flavin, Juan Munoz, Daniel Buren, and Robert Barry. Katharina von Perfall has written numerous essays for catalogues.
Annette Stadler was elected as member of the board in 2016. Since 2014, she also leads the PIN. Party comittee. Annette Stadler grew up in a parental home in which contemporary art was always present due to a close relation to the Kunstverein Braunschweig as well as to many artists. She studied Romanic Philology and History in and Lüttich. Within her family there is still a great passion for contemporary art, especially for concrete art, concept art, minimial art and light art.
Katharina Schweitzer was elected as member of the board in 2018 and delegated as treasurer. She works as advocate and tax consultant for a medium-sized tax consultancy and auditing company in Munich. She grew up in a family of culture enthusiasts and is very pleased that her path guided her to PIN.
DR. MICHAEL HERING
Since January 2016, Michael Hering is the Director of the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München and thus a member of the board ex officio. He studied art history and German studies in Osnabrück, Hamburg, Paris, and Jena. From 1991 to 2000 he held a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. In 2003, he obtained his doctorate under Professor Franz-Joachim Verspohl at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena with a critical catalogue raisonné of the printing oeuvre of Wols. He was a research assistant at the graphics collection at the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg and at the Sprengel Museum Hannover. From 2010 to 2015, Hering was the conservator of drawing, graphics, and photography of the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett and, from 2014 to the end of 2015, also the Deputy Director. There he curated numerous special exhibitions, with which the Kupferstich-Kabinett received much attention.
Since 2013, Achim Hochdörfer is the Director of the collection Brandhorst. Since 2016, he is a member of the board ex officio. Achim Hochdörfer studied art history, philosophy and archeology in Augsburg, Rome and Vienna from 1990 on. During his studies, in 1997, he spent several month at Cy Twombly's in Rome and Gaeta in order to work on the artist's catalogue of works of sculptures. Following an assistance at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna between 1998 and 2001 he took over a position as curator there, heading the performance and art theory departments. Besides, he accepted various teaching appointments at the Institute of Art History of the University of Vienna and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. During that time, he realised numerous monographic and thematic projects. Hochdörfer has organised and conceived a series of symposiums on art theoretical, genre-specific and institiutionally relevant questions.
DR. SOPHIE-KATHRIN KIRCHNER
Dr. Sophie-Kathrin Kirchner was elected to the Board in 2020 and has been Deputy Head of PIN. Young Circle for three years, before she became head of PIN. Young Circle in 2021. She studied medicine in Munich and works as a specialist for psychiatry and psychotherapy in clinical care, science and teaching. In her private life, she is committed to the arts and to volunteer work for PIN. Young Circle.
PROF. DR. ANDRES LEPIK
In May 2012, Andres Lepik accepted an appointment as professor of architectural history and curatorial practice at the TU Munich. In October he assumed the role of director of the Architekturmuseum der TU München and therewith became an member of the board ex officio. Andres Lepik studied history of art and German at the Universities of Augsburg and Munich. From 1994, he worked as a curator at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, becoming chief custodian of the 20th/21st century architecture collection at the Kunstbibliothek in 2004. From 2007 to 2011, he was employed as a curator in the Department for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and was awarded the Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University in 2011/2012. Andres Lepik has written and published numerous books and is the author of many essays, newspaper articles, and reviews on contemporary architecture and architectural history. He is also the co-editor of "CANDIDE: Journal for Architectural Knowledge". Since 2013, he has been a trustee of the IBA Heidelberg and sits on the committee for visual arts at the Goethe-Institut.
DR. BERNHARD MAAZ
Since April 2015, Bernhard Maaz is General Director of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen being responsible for the main houses and branch galleries all over Bavaria, he takes care of the collections as well as of the buildings. By taking over the position of the General Director he also became a member of the board ex officio. Bernhard Maaz studied History of Art and Archaeology. Since 1986 he was research associate in Berlin at the National Gallery of the State Museums. There he was in charge of the sculptures of the 19th century; which gave the impulse for his dissertation on the sculptor Christian Friedrich Tieck and numerous publications. As consultant for construction he was responsible for the refurbishment of the Alte Nationalgalerie which was achieved in 2001. Until 2009 he was head of the Alte Nationalgalerie and at last their deputy director. From 2010 onward, for more than 5 years he was director of the Kupferstichkabinett and the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden. Major publications of this time are “Das Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden” describing a selection of masterpieces (2013) and the comprehensive volume of the “Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Dresden. Eine Geschichte der Malerei” (2014).
DR. MARKUS MICHALKE
As chairman of the Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne Markus Michalke is a board member of PIN. since 2016 ex officio. As graduated economist he has collected extensive investment experiences in the field of investment banking/private equity/asset management and real estate development. Since seven years managing partner of the middle-class industry holding Alveus Beteiligungen. Since 25 year 25 Jahren passionate collector, especially of minimal and post-minimal with a focus on graphic. Since over 13 years involved in the foundation council of the Foundation Pinakothek der Moderne, since over 10 years as chairman. He particularly cares for the future viability of museums and art education for the broad society. In this context, he is also actively involved in other cultural institutions.
DR. ANGELIKA NOLLERT
Angelika Nollert succeeded Professor Florian Hufnagl as director of the Neue Sammlung – International Design Museum in May 2014 and therewith became a member of the board ex officio. With a PhD in art history, Angelika Nollert was the director of the Neues Museum für Kunst und Design in Nuremberg for seven years prior to her appointment in Munich. During her time there, the two museums maintained close ties. The ongoing exchange resulted in the realisation of various cooperation projects over the years, such as the large monographic exhibitions on Marcello Morandini, Claus Bury, Alessandro Mendini, and Helmut Jahn at the Nuremberg museum. Work at the junction between various disciplines – design, art, and architecture – are of particular interest to Angelika Nollert. Following her engagement with "Skulptur.Projekte" in Münster in 1997, she curated Portikus in Frankfurt/Main and took over the project management for documenta 11 in 2001. From 2002 to 2007, she managed the Visual Arts Department of the Siemens Art Program in Munich, after which she was appointed director of the Neues Museum in Nuremberg.
Stephanie Rechenberg was elected to the board in 2020, advises PIN. in legal matters and is also head of PIN. Young Circle since 2021. She was admitted to the bar in 2013 and specializes in general contract law and labor law. During her parental leave she also studied art history and is currently pursuing a doctorate in the field of provenance research. The focus of her work is the interface between art and law.
DR. ANNIKA SCHOEMANN
Annika Schoemann was elected as member of the board in 2019. After studying film studies, art history and comparative studies in Mainz she did her doctorate in the history of German animated movies (1909-2001). In Munich, she worked as production manager for international animation movies and film production companies. Her interest in contemporary art and artists led her .... : As press referent she was responsible for the field of visual arts for the Siemens Arts Program from 2005 - 2007 . As off 2007 she worked as arts mediator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and as curator for the Goethe-Institut. Back in Munich, she gave guided tour through the city's museums and galleries. From 2011 - 2014 she took a job as managing director of a cultural agency. Since 2008 she realises exhibitions and projects for galleries an institutions as curator and art coach. She also advises companies in how to use art as a creative motor and a medium for changing perspectives.
Thomas Bachmaier was elected to the board in 2021. As a passionate engineer and entrepreneur, Thomas Bachmaier founded a software company for the construction industry 20 years ago and today also invests in several young ConstructionTech and PropertyTech companies.