During the construction phase and operation in the first few years, the Kunsthaus Göttingen team consists of the Founding Director Gerhard Steidl, the Founding Managing Director Alfons von Uslar, the curator Ute Eskildsen and the guest curator Joshua Chuang.
The Founding Director Gerhard Steidl supports all aspects of the project. He runs the Steidl Verlag near the Kunsthaus Göttingen. As early as 1969, he printed posters and multiples for artists such as Joseph Beuys and Klaus Staeck and today publishes selected art and photography books, literature, and political non-fiction. In addition to making books, Gerhard Steidl designs, and curates exhibitions worldwide.
Alfons von Uslar supports the project as the Founding Managing Director voluntarily during the start-up phase. The trained agronomist and qualified lawyer returned to his hometown of Göttingen after several years abroad to run the family business. He has in-depth knowledge of business processes and legal questions combined with a great interest in art and culture.
Ute Eskildsen is the founding curator of the Kunsthaus. She advises the City of Göttingen on construction planning and is significantly involved in the programmatic direction of the art institution. Eskildsen was deputy director of the Folkwang Museum in Essen, where she headed the photography department, which she initiated. Her curated photography exhibitions at the Folkwang Museum are famous beyond the borders of Germany.
Joshua Chuang will be a guest curator at the Kunsthaus Göttingen. As the first curator in the Art Gallery at Yale University, he established the photography section and worked there as chief curator. Today he works as head of the Wallach Division of Art, Prints & Photographs, and as a curator for photography at the New York Public Library and teaches at Yale University School of Art.
Dorle Meyer setzt sich als Prokuristin und Assistenz der Geschäftsführung für das Kunsthaus ein. Die promovierte Kunsthistorikerin hat neben Forschung und Lehre zu klassischer Moderne und zeitgenössischer Kunst viele Jahre im musealen Bereich gearbeitet und die Entwicklung neuer Ausstellungsprojekte begleitet. Nach Stationen in Kassel, Berlin sowie zuletzt als Projektmanagerin und Kuratorin beim Aufbau einer Zweigstelle am Deutschen Museum in München, ist sie nach Göttingen zurückkehrt, um die Verwirklichung des Kunsthauses mitzugestalten.