Holger Kuhn holds a PhD in Art History and works as a research associate at the chair of Art History at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Since October 2016 he is part of the DFG Research Training Group "Cultures of Critique". 

He completed his PhD on the afterlife of religious media techniques in merchant paintings of the 16th Century („Die leibhaftige Münze. Quentin Massys’ Goldwäger und die altniederländische Malerei“, Paderborn 2015). 

Holger Kuhn studied Art History and German Studies at the Ruhr-University of Bochum and at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). In 2006, he obtained a master’s degree with a thesis on 19th Century theory of photography („'Die ängstlich nachgeschriebene Wahrheit des Äußeren'. Talbots Schreibfeder der Natur und die tausend Masken des Disderi“) for which he was awarded the prize for extraordinary scholarly achievements of the Ruhr University Bochum in 2006 („Preis an Studierende 2006 für herausragende wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeiten der Ruhr-Universität Bochum“). His research interests include modern and contemporary art, the value of art, visual rhetorics (especially of triptychs and comics), photography and media-theory.