Henk Borgdorff is philosopher and music theorist. He studied music theory in The Hague and philosophy and sociology in Leiden.

Borgdorff is professor at the Royal Conservatoire / University of the Arts The Hague and at the Academy of Creative and Performing Art, Leiden University (The Netherlands).

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).

His has published widely on the theoretical and political rationale of research in the arts. A selection is published in May 2012 as The Conflict of the Faculties: Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia

See his Profile Page on the Research Catalogue.

Henk Borgdorff was elected as President of SAR for the period from 2015 to 2017, and is now elected for this position from 2017 to 2019.