Henk Borgdorff is Professor of Research in the Arts and Academic Director of the Academy of Creative and Performing Art, Leiden University and professor (‘lector’) at the Royal Conservatoire, University of the Arts, The Hague. He was professor in Art Theory and Research at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (until 2010), visiting professor in Aesthetics at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at the University of Gothenburg (until 2013), and editor of the Journal for Artistic Research (until 2015).
He has published widely on the theoretical and political rationale of research in the arts. A selection of these writings was published as 'The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia' (Leiden University Press 2012). Borgdorff is president of the Society for Artistic Research.