Hanna Hölling works on the intersection of art history and theory, material culture studies, and conservation. She teaches at the Department of History of Art, University College London. Prior to this, Hölling was the Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, Cultures of Conservation, at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture in New York (2013-2015). Hölling’s fellowships and awards include, among others, the Getty Residency / Getty Conservation Guest Scholarship (2016-17), a Visiting Scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2015), and a four-year fellowship at the University of Amsterdam, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2009-13). Hölling has also been head of conservation at the ZMK Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, and has lectured at the University of Amsterdam, Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, and other universities in Europe and the United States.
Hölling obtained her Ph.D from the University of Amsterdam in 2013 with a thesis on multimedia installations, titled Re:Paik: On Time, Changeability, and Identity in the Conservation of Nam June Paik’s Multimedia Installations (2013). In its revised form, this book is in preparation for publication at the University of California Press. Her recent publication Revisions-Zen for Film (Bard Graduate Center New York/The University of Chicago Press, 2015) accompanied an eponymous exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center Focus Gallery in New York (September 17, 2015—February 21, 2016).