Dr. des. Adrian Bremenkamp

Research Assistant
Abteilung Mittelalter

bremenkamp(at)biblhertz.it+39 0669 993-576

Adrian Bremenkamp studied art history, philosophy and archaeology in Berlin and Paris and earned his M.A. degree with a work on the iconography and functionality of the Massacre of the Innocents in fifteenth-century Sienese altarpieces. Between 2008 and 2010 he has assisted to the realization of the exhibition project »fake or feint«, sponsored by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds of Berlin. Between 2012 and 2016 Adrian Bremenkamp was a doctoral candidate at TOPOI excellence cluster in Berlin. His phd-thesis on »Early Netherlandish Painting in the Crown of Aragon – Tradition and Translation«, supervised by Tanja Michalsky and Wolf-Dietrich Löhr, was defended February 2017 at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. Since March 2017 he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana.

Research interests

The altarpiece, its mediality and function
Reception of Early Netherlandish painting in the Mediterranean (Spain and South Italy in particular)
Cultural transfer as Translation
Iconography and representation of Saints in South Italy


Conference report:
»Arquitectura Tardogótica en la Corona de Castilla. Trayectorias e Intercambios« (Santander, 22.05.2013 – 23.05.2013), in H-Soz-Kult, 27.07.2013, URL: www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-4930

fake or feint (exhibition catalogue Berlin), ed. with Martin Beck and Joerg Franzbecker, Berlin 2010.

co-authored with Sven Jakstat:
»Medialität und 'agency' des gestickten Bildes. Zu einem Hauptwerk der Florentiner Seidenstickerei des 14. Jahrhunderts in Manresa (Katalonien)«, Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana 42 (2015/2016), pp. 87-129.