Nicolas Kerksieck studied history of art, musicology, and business administration at Humboldt University of Berlin, and sculpture under Prof. Tony Cragg at the University of the Arts Berlin and at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW Sydney. In addition to curatorial projects in Switzerland and abroad, Nicolas Kerksieck also taught at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen (Germany) in 2008, for example, as well as managing a research project on the application of digital Rapid Prototyping in sculpture at Lucerne School of Art and Design in 2010/2011. From 2011 he was a lecturer and head of module at the Art Institute, FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel, as well as being the project director of several tri-nationally sponsored exhibition and teaching projects, workshops and symposia in collaboration with other universities such as HEAR Mulhouse/Strasbourg (France), HKDM Freiburg i.Br. (Germany) and UdK Berlin (Germany). From 2011 he was also head of “campus.leben” at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel, a department which drafts and implements strategic university development projects (CoCreate workshop for campus development and identification processes / catering concept for the Dreispitz campus of the Academy of Art and Design / conception and establishment of the FoodCultureLab). He has won numerous awards and grants in the course of his career. Nicolas Kerksieck was appointed Head of University Development and Head of International Relations at the Lucerne School of Art and Design in September 2016.
Head of University Development Art and Design
Head of International Relations