Helmut Draxler lives in Berlin. As art historian and theorist he publishes regularly about theory and practice of contemporary art. He was the director of the Kunstverein Munich from 1992 to 1995. 2004–2006 he organized (with Sabeth Buchmann and Stephan Geene) the project Avant-garde Film Biopolitics at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht and from 2005 - 2008 he was member of the acquisitions committe from the Nationalgallery, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin. Recent publications include: „Gefährliche Substanzen. Zum Verhältnis von Kritik und Kunst“, bbooks, Berlin. 2013 he published together with Kathrin Busch „Theorien der Passivität”, Munich, Fink editorial.