Barbara Könches (*1966) is a German author and curator.
She is, as of 2016, Head of Visual Arts at Kunststiftung NRW North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf.
Until 2006, she worked as a curator at the ZKM, and was the project manager of the series "The philosophy and the arts."
Publications include: "invisible. Algorithms as an interface between art and science "(with Peter Weibel), Bern 2005; "Philosophy and Art. Jean Baudrillard. "(with Peter Gente and Peter Weibel), Berlin 2005; "Ethics and aesthetics of advertising. Phenomenology of a scandal ", Frankfurt/Main 2001.