Markus Dohner

Markus Dohner

I like to work closely with curators and developers to develop their exhibit ideas into exciting yet feasible plans.



Member Since

January 2023

Since 2014, Markus Dohner Exhibition Design (owner, lead designer) contract exhibit design and planning for museums, libraries, and cultural venues. Past design clients: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University; National Public Housing Museum, Chicago; the Field Museum; the Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming; Chinese American Museum of Chicago; MCA Chicago. From 2000 to 2014, staff designer in a variety of Chicago museums and cultural institutions.
Personal Statement: I’m an artist-designer practicing exhibition design, a very exciting and expanding field. My practice is centered on museums and cultural venues. I follow a hybrid practice of combining art and design disciplines simultaneously. I move easily from two-dimensionally based art/design to three-dimensional projects that utilize time elements and physicality within a compendium of perspectives. Teaching at the college level takes me out of my comfort zone and exposes me to different modes of art-making and meanings, which in the long run, helps to improve my business model and professional practice.
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Practice Area

Exhibition, Placemaking

Focus Area

Exhibition, Interpretive, Signage


Cultural, Museums