David Quigley is a professor for cultural theory and head of the master department at the Merz Akademie, Stuttgart. After finishing his studies in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and philosophy in Paris and at the University of Vienna, he went on to teach at the University of Vienna and was a research fellow at the Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Beginning in 2013, he began recording his lectures on vinyl (The History of Art on Record) or as elaborately produced videos (expanded lectures). David Quigley published the first book-length study in English of Carl Einstein Carl Einstein. A defense of the Real in 2006, and has written for many magazines and catalogs, including Afterall, Spike Art Quarterly, Multitudes and LURCH.