Professor of African Art, Institute of Art History, Department of African Art, Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)
Regional expertise: Africa
Special area of interest/research: contemporary African art
Tobias Wendl is Professor at the Institute of Art History, Free University of Berlin. Until recently he served as director of the Iwalewa House, the Africa Centre of the University of Bayreuth. Since 1981 he has traveled to Africa and spent more than four years conducting research in countries such as Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, and South Africa. During his academic career, Wendl has taught at the Universities of Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Bayreuth, and Berlin. He has authored and edited numerous books, documentaries, scholarly articles, and exhibitions. His fields of interest include Contemporary Arts, Media Studies, Cinema, Popular and Urban Culture, Music and Religion.
Wendl, Tobias, Andrew Tshabangu – Johannesburg Transitions, Cologne 2008.
Pinther, Kerstin, Bettina v. Lintig, Tobias Wendl, Black Paris – Kunst und Geschichte einer schwarzen Diaspora, Wuppertal 2006.
Rösler, Michael, Tobias Wendl, Frontiers and Borderlands. Anthropological Perspectives, Frankfurt/Main 1999.