Helena Weber

Programm Director Artist Meets Archive


Helena Weber, born 1985, is a historian, curator and author who works and lives in Cologne. After studying history, Western Slavic studies and English at the universities of Cologne and Krakow, she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Theory and History of Photography at the Art History Institute of the University of Cologne and as a freelance photo editor at the photo agency United Archives. Since 2014, she has worked as a curatorial assistant at several cultural history museums, where she has realised some of her own photo-historical exhibitions. Among others, at the Ruhr Museum Essen, the City Museums Leipzig and Dresden and most recently at the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn. Since 2022, she has been in charge of the Photoszene's Artist Meets Archive programme, together with Inga Schneider.

 Heide Häusler © Thekla Ehling

Heide Häusler

Artistic & Managing Director


 Damian Zimmermann © Thekla Ehling

Damian Zimmermann

L.Fritz Editor in Chief / Artistic Board


 Rosanna D

Rosanna D'Ortonna

Diversity and Exhibition management


 Heidi Pfohl © Lisa Drewes

Heidi Pfohl

Project management Symposium


 Kerstin Fischer

Kerstin Fischer

Administration / Controlling


 Lilli Weinstein © Siem

Lilli Weinstein

Allgem. Assistenz / Social Media


 Alexander Hagmann

Alexander Hagmann

Digital Communication


 Inga Schneider © Thekla Ehling

Inga Schneider



 Sofia Wagner © Thekla Ehling

Sofia Wagner

Press & Public Relations


 Nadine Preiss © Thekla Ehling

Nadine Preiss

Projektleitung Portfolio Review


 Hendrik von Boxberg

Hendrik von Boxberg

Press & Public Relations


 Marie Stadelmann

Marie Stadelmann

Assistant Artist Meet Archive


Our Team

The International Photoscene Cologne has been driven forward since the 1980s by the ideas and commitment of numerous people from the museum and gallery scene, politics and business. Since 2013, Heide Häusler has led the institution as artistic director and managing director. Together with Inga Schneider and Damian Zimmermann, she forms the Artistic Board. A whole lot of great people from the fields of art history, art, journalism and the creative industries in general are involved in the programme and the orientation of the Photoscene. With their impulses and approaches, they all ensure the polyphony of the programme.