Dr Anne Reimers

Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies, UCA Rochester

Academic, School of Fashion

Anne Reimers is a Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies and Fashion Theory. Her academic research is focused on art, fashion, visual culture and critical theory in the early 20th Century, post-1970s artistic practices and the interrelationship between art and the fashion industry. Alongside this, she regularly writes about the global art market.

Anne has supported undergraduate fashion students at UCA in their cultural and theoretical studies since 2005. She has a PhD in History of Art from University College London (UCL) and a Master’s degree in History of Art, Philosophy and Italian Philology from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn (Germany). Her PhD investigated the work of the painter Otto Dix and its relationship to mass media culture in 1920s Germany.

Since 2006 Anne has also worked as a London-based arts journalist for the German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), reporting on exhibitions, auctions and art fairs in London and abroad. She has published 180+ articles, including reviews of Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Zoo Art Fair London, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Miami, Art Dubai and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Marrakesh. In her role as a journalist she has interviewed artists such as Sean Scully and Michaël Borremans, photographer Mario Testino, street artist Slinkachu, fashion icon Daphne Guinness and fashion journalist Suzy Menkes.

In 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 Anne was Acting Theory Coordinator in the School of Fashion. She has taught from 2001–2002 as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Bonn, ‘Art History: Theories and Methods’ and ‘Introduction to the History of Architecture’, and between 2016 and 2018 as an Associate Lecturer on the BA (Hons) ‘Culture, Criticism and Curation’ course at Central Saint Martins. Since 2016 she has also been teaching as an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London.

- PhD in History of Art (University College London/UCL)
- M.A. in History of Art, Philosophy and Italian Philology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität of Bonn (Germany), including one year of study in Rome (Erasmus European student exchange programme)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University for the Creative Arts (2007).

Anne Reimers

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (since 2008)
  • Editorial Board of Object: Graduate Research and Reviews in the History of Art and Visual Culture (UCL), (2015-16)
  • Former member of the Association for Art History
  • Former member of the Association of Dress Historians
  • Former member of Historians of German, Scandinavian and Central European Art (HGSCEA), an affiliated society of the College Art Association (2018)

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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