After his work as Director of the National Museum of Art in La Paz, Bolivia (Museo Nacional de Arte, 2019-2020), Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz has taken up the position of Artistic Director at the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World Cologne, ADKDW) on 01 01 2022.

One focus of Hinderer Cruz's Artistic Direction will be the reconditioning of German colonial history. To this purpose, the ADKDW is working on research and exhibition projects as well as international collaborations that deal centrally with the colonial past and the colonial legacy in the present. A discursive accompanying program will deepen what has been seen and enable further discussion.

Dialogue within a global network and with the local cultural scene will continue to be strengthened and give ADKDW its distinctive profile in the future: Through regular cooperation with local and regional institutions as well as theorists, artists and cultural workers, the transcontinental network of the ADKDW builds a laboratory of artistic and political questions in Cologne.