Dietmar Elger

Elger studied art-history, history and literature at the University of Hamburg and took his doctorate in 1984 with a dissertation on Kurt Schwitters' "Merzbau". In 1984/85 he was secretary at Gerhard Richter's studio and edited the catalogue of the artist's works. From 1985 to 1988 he was an Academic Assistant at the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund; since 1989 he has been Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Sprengel Museum Hannover.