Sebastian Mühl, Dr. phil., is an art theorist and researcher based in Berlin and Dresden. He is interested in the political dimensions of contemporary art and the politico-aesthetic heritage of modernity. Mühl completed a phd thesis on the revival of utopian thought in contemporary art, his monograph Utopien der Gegenwartskunst. Geschichte und Kritik des utopischen Denkens in der Kunst nach 1989 was published with Transcript in 2020. His films and film-based visual art projects focus on the effects of the politico-aesthetic utopias of modernity.
From 2013 to 2017, Sebastian Mühl was Research Assistant to Juliane Rebentisch at Offenbach University of Art and Design. He was Senior Scientist at the Institute for Cultural Analysis, Division of Visual Culture, at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and worked as Lecturer at the Department of Art and Design at Hochschule für Künste Bremen.
Sebastian currently works as Digital Curator at the Dresden State Art Collections where he launched the online exhibition platform voices. In 2021/22, Sebastian is Guest Professor for Theories of Perception at HfG Offenbach.