Kasper König already organized numerous exhibitions during his student years, among them a Claes Oldenburg show in Stockholm in 1966. Following a lengthy stay in New York and teaching positions in Halifax and Düsseldorf, he was appointed Professor at the Frankfurt Städelschule in 1988; the following year he assumed the position of Rector there. In 1977 he and Klaus Bußmann jointly initiated the Skulptur Projekte Münster, which has been taking place every ten years since then. He has moreover curated several large-scale exhibitions, including Westkunst (1981), Der zerbrochene Spiegel (1993) and the Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg in 2014. From 2000 to 2012, Kasper König directed the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.