Jörg Scheller


(1979, Germany)

Jörg Scheller is senior lecturer and head of theory of the Bachelor Art & Media at the Zurich University of the Arts. He’s also a visiting professor at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań and at the Taipei National University of the Arts, among others. In 2011, he was awarded a doctorate for his dissertation about Arnold Schwarzenegger. He curated the Salon Suisse at the 55th Venice Art Biennale in 2013 and the exhibition Building Modern Bodies. The Art of Bodybuilding at the Kunsthalle Zürich in 2015. He is a regular contributor to the DIE ZEIT, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and frieze magazines. In addition, he runs a “heavy me(n)tal” delivery service with the metal duo MALMZEIT.

In praise of athletic beauty