Areas of Expertise

Eurasian Art History. Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik. Post-War Japanese Art History. Curatorial Study. Film Study.

Teaching Interests

Shinya C Watanabe promotes students’ interests to learn more about art history, which is related to one’s own existential background such as religion, language, nation, race and beyond.

Representative Publications

  • Watanabe, Shinya. Searching for EUR-ASIA: Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik’s Life Long Collaboration. Sangensha, 2020.
  • Watanabe, Shinya. “Lighting up the outside world with inner light: On Genpei Akasegawa’s Photoenlarger”. BT, June 2017.
  • Watanabe, Shinya. Nam June Paik: Who will be laughing in 2020? +? =?? Heibonsha, 2016.
  • Watanabe, Shinya. Into the Atomic Sunshine: Post-war Art Under Japanese Peace Constitution Article 9. 2007.


  • Dr. phil in Fakultät Gestaltung, Universität der Künste Berlin.
  • M.A. in Visual Art Administration, New York University
  • B.E in Economics, Senshu University, Tokyo

Previous Appointments

Lecturer, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW Berlin, The University of Applied Sciences, Berlin), 2013-2017.