David Frohnapfel studied art history, comparative literature, and religious studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and at the Universidad de la Habana in Havana. He works on contemporary art and visual culture from the Caribbean region and finished his dissertation, Disobedient Musealities. Dialogue and Conflict in the Art Scene of Port-au-Prince, at Freie Universität Berlin in 2017. His research also focuses on decolonial theory, critical race theory, and whiteness studies. He was a fellow in the research group Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things, at the Max-Planck-Institute in Florence in 2012. He also worked as curator of The 3rd Ghetto Biennale: Decentering the Market and Other Tales of Progress in Port-au-Prince in 2013 together with Leah Gordon, André Eugène, and Jean Herald Celeur and curated the exhibition NOCTAMBULES: the hidden transcripts on Queer Visualities in Haiti on the occasion of Le Forum Transculturel d'Art Contemporain in 2015.