Dorothee King

Dorothée King’s scholarship and teaching is invested in contemporary and modern art history, participatory exhibiting, immersive environments, ephemeral materials, multisensory aesthetic experience and the histories and futures of art school education. Her transdisciplinary education and teaching grounds her ongoing interests in research, making and education at the intersections of art, design, theory and research.

King’s first monograph—KUNST RIECHEN! (Smell Art!)—was published in German in 2016, and she is currently working on her second book with the working title Global Politics of Smell—Olfactory Comments and Interventions by Contemporary Artists and Designers. Her research on digital graffiti will appear in Int|AR Journal 09, and her article Immersion into the Uncanny vs. Established Aesthetic Experiences on the change of interface and imagery in video art games has been accepted for inclusion in In and Out of Art History: The Video Games Conundrum, LEA (The MIT Press) Special Issue, forthcoming 2017. She has also published in peer-review journals and edited volumes and co-edited two larger book projects: Playtest (2013), which features essays on experimental approaches in interdisciplinary art and artistic research, and Interface Cultures (2008), a compendium on interactive interfaces in electronic art.

After studying art, design and media in Denmark, Germany and England, King earned her PhD from the College of Fine Arts at Berlin University of the Arts. There she served as a researcher and lecturer in the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences and the Art Education department. She has also lectured at Providence College; in the Interface Cultures program at the University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria; and at the Banff New Media Institute, Canada. She is a consultant at the interdisciplinary TransArt Institute in New York and has been working as a freelance consultant and curator since 2002 for projects such as Ars Electronica Festival in Linz/Austria, Preview Art Fair in Berlin and Firststories—Women Building/New Narratives for the 21st Century in Porto.


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design