is an editor, author, curator and editor-in-chief of the magazine springerin - Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, Vienna, which he co-founded in 1995. From 2005 to 2007, he was editor-in-chief of documenta 12 magazines, an international cooperation project of more than hundred magazines worldwide that is continuing to work since 2009. From 1988 to 1994 he was visual arts editor for the newspaper Der Standard.
In addition Schöllhammer is head of tranzit.at, he leads the research group Parallel Modernities - Architecture at the Margins of the Soviet Empire (Frankfurt/Berlin), is project director of Sweet Sixties (a joint research initiative on Late Modernism and Neo-Avant Guardes in Central and West Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa based in Istanbul and Vienna), has co-founded the international research group Postwar Avant Gardes (Ljubljana, Barcelona, Vienna). Besides these initiatives he currently is preparing a Catalogue raisonnée and a retrospective of the Polish Artists KwieKulik (for the BWA Wroclaw and the Museum of Modern Art Warsawa) and a monographic exhibition on the oeuvre of Július Koller (Bratislava, Eindhoven). He collaborates with the research, publishing and exhibition project Former West (Utrecht, Eindhoven, Madrid and Warszawa) as a researcher.
Schöllhammer is a member of the board of Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Bank and of the Erste Foundation in Vienna, works in the artistic board of the festival steirischer herbst in Graz and as a corresponding member of the Vienna Secession. He has published widely on contemporary art, architecture, and theory - mainly around topics and on issues of urban and cultural transformation focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, Western and Central Asia and the Caucasus - he has given talks and lectures in major and minor arts institutions, academies, universities and self organized-spaces in the centres and peripheries in various art worlds. Schöllhammer lives and works in Vienna.