Julia Voss, born in 1974, studied German literature, philosophy and art history in Freiburg i. Brsg., London and Berlin. She did her Ph.D. in art history on ”Darwin’s Pictures. View of Evolutionary Theory – 1837 to 1874“ (Yale University Press, 2010). She was the deputy head of the cultural section of the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the head of the arts department for ten years. She is currently fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Studies with a project on Hilma af Klint. She is honorary professor for art history at Leuphana University in Lüneburg.