Dr. Kia Vahland
Kia Vahland is an art historian and critic. After teaching at various universities throughout Germany, Hamburg, Lüneburg, Bochum, Bremen, she teaches now at Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität, the German School of Journalism and at art academies. She is editor for art and humanities at the Süddeutsche Zeitung. She worked as an editor for ART, the ZDF and GEO magazine. Vahland won several awards for her journalistic work. In 2015 she received the Critics Award of the hbs Kulturfonds and in 2016 the Michael-Althen-Preis für Kritik of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 2017 she was voted into the top ten cultural journalists of the year (Medium Magazin). Kia Vahland authored several works about renaissance art, art history, contemporary art and journalistic photography. Her book Leonardo da Vinci and the Women was shortlisted for the Leipziger Buchpreis 2019.