Benjamin H.D. Buchloh

Born in Germany, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh is an art critic and an art historian. Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University since 2006, he specializes in post-1945 European and American art. He has published numerous essays on the work of Gerhard Richter, and is now one of foremost authorities on the artist’s work. Buchloh has published monographs (Gerhard Richter, 2012; Andy Warhol, 2008; Gabriel Orozco, 2007), exhibition catalogues (Richard Hamilton, 2010; Blinky Palermo, 2010) and several theoretical essays, including Formalism and Historicity: Models and Methods in Twentieth-Century Art. Buchloh was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2007 he received the Golden Lion for art criticism at the 52nd Venice Biennale for his contribution to contemporary art.


  • Publication: Van Gogh – Duchamp: Oil and Water?, symposium proceedings, 2017
  • Symposium: “Van Gogh – Duchamp: Oil and Water?” (30-31.01.2015)