Michael van Hoogenhuyze is professor for art history and art theory at the ArtScience Interfaculty at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague.
Having studied Art History at Leiden University, he has since worked as an art historian and art history teacher. Involved in the art education, he started teaching sculpture and painting at the Academy; then New Theory at the department of Sonology. At the Interfaculty he teaches different subjects concerning the Theory of Art, and contributes to collective projects with art historical analyses of the research themes. In 1985, together with Peter Koopmans, he published Inleiding tot de Kunstgeografie (introduction to art geography), their ideas of an alternative approach to art history. In 2004, he was assigned a lectorate on the research area Art as a Source of Knowledge. He then, interviewed former students of the Royal Academy of Art to investigated the different stages of the academy’s history of curriculum innovation in the 20th century.
Beside teaching, he developed the dramaturgy for the ZT Hollandia music theater productions Fitness, Grond and Dark, directed by Paul Koek. Having studied the life and work of David Humbert de Superville, who
wrote a theory on the expressive power of lines and colors, long before
Kandinsky and Mondriaan, the research results formed the basis of the
multimedia manifestation Superville in The Scheltema in Leiden in 2005.
Hoogenhuyze is active in areas where art criticism and the reflection on art are transformed in actual contributions to the creative process. A such, he participated in a project of Jan van der Pol's IOEYA BFG ZNQD KWTRL HMJD, for which he translated Horapollo’s Hieroglyphica into Dutch. In 2002, this book was exhibited together with 195 prints in the Graphical Museum in Groningen and Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden. Another collaboration project with Frans Lampe and Michel Snoep, De Wereld als Bron van Avontuur (The World as a Source of Adventure), was exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.
Michael van Hoogenhuyze participated in V2_'s 2008 Dick Raaymakers: A Monograph.