GROSSES TREFFEN

Reviewers 2014

Oliver Baurhenn ● CTM-Festival, General Public

Oliver Baurhenn (b. 1979 in Lüdenscheid, Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia) lives in Berlin. He works as freelance curator and since 2002 he organizes CTM– festival for adventurous music and related visual arts (formerly known as club transmediale festival), he was member of the media lab aroma – agency for information design. He studied Comparative Literature and Studies of Romance languages and Literature (French and Spanish) further more Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina at Frankfurt/Oder (D). He is one of the founding members of the association DISK - Initiative Bild & Ton e.V. (Sound and Image Initiative), of the cooperative working building INN.to and of the project space General Public. Since mid-2010 he is also the Head of Project of the 5-year project “ECAS-Networking Tomorrow’s Art for an Unknown Future” funded within by the European Commission - Programme Culture. He is also regularly creating a radio feature on Berlin's most prestigious community radio reboot.fm and he works for ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Service) on an irregular basis on the feature Zeit-Ton extended / ICAS Radio.
www.ctm-festival.de
www.generalpublic.de

Katja Blomberg ● Haus am Waldsee

Katja Blomberg is the artistic director of the international exhibition space Haus am Waldsee in Berlin since 2005. Here she exhibits mainly Berlin-based artists from all around the world. She has a Phd. in Art History and is also an art critic and a writer. She has amongst others curated important solo exhibitions with artists such as Christine Streuli, Takehito Koganezawa, Mette Tronvoll, Katharina Grosse, Via Lewandowsky, Valérie Favre, Henry Moor and Tony Cragg. At Haus am Waldsee Blomberg also curated several architecture exhibitions with amongst others Werner Aisslinger and GRAFT Architects. Before her directorship at Haus am Waldsee she was an art critic and wrote international reviews for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for ten years and was the editor of the culture section of Faz.net for a period of three years after that.
www.hausamwaldsee.de

Ellen Blumenstein ● KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Ellen Blumenstein, born in Witzenhausen, Germany, lives and works in Berlin. She has been chief curator of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin since January 2013. In her first year, she realised the exhibitions “Relaunch”, “Kader Attia: Repair. 5 Acts” and “Real Emotions: Thinking in Film”, as well as launching comprehensive public programmes and professional partnerships. In her second year she premiered the first solo exhibitions in Germany of artists Ryan Trecartin, Kate Cooper, Channa Horwitz and Elin Hansdóttir. Before KW, she was an independent curator, member of the curatorial collective THE OFFICE and founder of the project space Salon Populaire. Between 1998-2005 she worked as a curator for KW Institute for Contemporary Art, where she realised the exhibition project "Regarding Terror: The RAF-Exhibition" (with Klaus Biesenbach, Felix Ensslin, 2005). Since, she curated the exhibition "Between Two Deaths" at ZKM in Karlsruhe (with Felix Ensslin, 2007), and in 2011 she curated the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennial (Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson).

KW
KW Institute for Contemporary Art is a place for the production and presentation of contemporary art, where the pressing questions of our time can be openly formulated and discussed. It is a centre for the introduction of recent developments in national and international contemporary culture, and for further development, working together with artists and institutions, and commissioning new work.
www.kw-berlin.de

Carson Chan ● Freelance Curator, Program

Carson Chan is an architecture curator and writer. In 2006, he co-founded PROGRAM, an initiative for art and architecture collaborations, in Berlin. He is a frequent contributor to journals, books and magazines, including Kaleidoscope, where he is Contributing Editor, and 032c, where he is Editorat- Large. He has variously organized and curated more than forty exhibitions internationally. In 2012, with Nadim Samman, he curated the 4th
Marrakech Biennale, and in 2013, he was Executive Curator of the Biennial of the Americas in Denver, Colorado. Recently, Chan co-convened a threeday conference about architecture exhibitions at Yale School of Architecture, with Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen and David Andrew Tasman.
www.carsonchan.net

Rhea Garboe Dall ● Praxes

Rhea Dall is a Berlin-based curator, who – together with Kristine Siegel – recently founded the notfor-profit venue for contemporary art and research: PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art in Berlin (www.praxes.de). In addition, Dall is currently working on her doctorate in the arts at Copenhagen University on the subject of “experimental art institutions” – an engagement that follows her recent position as curator at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2010-12). She worked for the Berlin Biennale (2008/10) and coordinated The Danish & Nordic Pavilions in Venice (2009).
www.praxes.de

Matthias Einhoff ● ZK/U

Matthias Einhoff (b in Hildesheim, 1972) lives in Berlin. After finishing his training as a cabinetmaker, he studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and Central St. Martins College, London. He is a founding member of the artist collective, Superschool, developing formats s.a. Kongress des Halbwissens, Superschool TV and Das Gesichtsbuch that performed at the Maxim Gorki Theater (2006–2010), Neue Berliner Kunstverein (2012) and Caroussell du Louvre (2002).

He is co-founder of KUNSTrePUBLIK, where he worked since 2006 as curator, artist, researcher and activist at Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum and other contexts, including Werkleitz Festival (Halle/Saale, 2010), id Barri (Barcelona, 2009), Vasl Arts (Pakistan, 2008), 5th berlin biennial for contemporary art (2008), Jakarta Biennale (2013). In 2013 KUNSTrePUBLIK established Archipel Invest, a platform for experimental informal economies in the Ruhr area. In 2010 he co-founded Wasteland Twinning Network - a platform for cross-disciplinary research and artistic practice in the context of urban wastelands - hosting international meetings of artists and researchers. In 2012 he co-founded ZK/U (Centre for Arts and Urbanistics) in Berlin, that he co-directs with his colleagues Harry Sachs and Philip Horst from KUNSTrePUBLIK. He lectured at the Berlin University of the Arts, the Beaconhouse College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan and has been teaching as a visiting professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
www.zku-berlin.org
www.kunstrepublik.de

Anselm Franke ● Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Anselm Franke is a curator and critic. From 2006 to 2010 he was the Artistic Director of Extra City, Kunsthal Antwerpen. Until 2006 Franke was curator at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. His project Animism was presented in different versions in Antwerp, Bern (2010), Vienna (2011), Berlin and at e-flux New York (2012). Franke has edited numerous publications and regularly contributes articles to magazines such as Metropolis M, e-flux journal, and Parkett. He was also curator of the 2012 Taipei Biennial and in January 2013 took over as head of the Visual Arts department at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. There he curated together with Diedrich Diederichsen The Whole Earth and recently together with Annett Busch After Year Zero (both 2013).
www.hkw.de

Kordula Fritze-Srbic ● Independent Curator

Kordula Fritze-Srbic is an independent curator living and working in Berlin and artistic coordinator of GROSSES TREFFEN at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin since 2013.
She studied Performance Art and Contemporary Dance in Berlin and at ArtEZ art academy Arnhem, Netherlands, and Art History as well as Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna.

She is guest curator at Kunstverein Göttingen where she curates “Ring-Pass-Not, Lea Porsager”, 2015; “Moment!”, 2015; “Cluster – Viktoria Binschtok”, 2015; “When You Light A Lantern In The Summer Night Many Strange Things Come Flying – Kirstine Roepstorff”, 2014; and “movement matters”, 2014. For the Berlin Art Week 2015 she was artistic coordinator of “XCHANGE - Project Space Festival Berlin”. In 2013 she was curator of the exhibition and performance series „Water– Nuno Vicente”, and assistant curator for “Enten-Eller /Either-Or” at Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Haus am Waldsee Berlin. She co-curator the group exhibition “Faraway, So Close!” at Fichtebunker Berlin in 2012.
At Node Center for Curatorial Studies Berlin she was curator in residence 2012.
In Vienna she was project consultant for art institutions and festivals such as KÖR – art in public space, WUK – Theater/Tanz, Jaccuzzi – some days of performance, music and public, and WIEN MODERN – festival for contemporary music. She worked for the dance and performance festival ImPulsTanz, where she managed the first EU prize „Pris Jardin d'Europe“ for young choreographers, 2008, and was jury member for the Studio Grant District Berlin 2014 and Certamen Coreografico Madrid 2008.

Kristoffer Gansing ● transmediale

Kristoffer Gansing is the artistic director of transmediale, festival for art and digital culture, Berlin. For the past 15 years he’s been working as a cultural producer, artist and media researcher at the intersection of film, net culture and urbanism. He is co-founder of The Art of the Overhead (2005) and 2007-2010 was an editorial board member of artist-run channel tv-tv in Copenhagen. Between 2001 and 2011 he taught the theory and practice of new media at the K3, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University. In 2013 he completed his PhD thesis, entitled Transversal Media Practices, a study dealing with media archaeology, art and technological development.
www.transmediale.de

Sophie Goltz ● nbk

Sophie Goltz has been working at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) as curator from 2008 to 2013. Her curatorial tasks comprised the contentual and strategic conception and the implementation of new commissions of time-based, performative and other practices with younger artists [e.g. Karolin Meunier, Discoteco Flaming Star, Ming Wong, Azin Feizabadi (all 2010), Laura Horelli (2011), Julieta Aranda, Anja Kirschner and David Panos (both 2012), as well as Alejandro Cesarco and Conversation Pieces (both 2013)]. From 2014, she will continue to work with n.b.k. as well as realizing independent projects [at among others Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo (2014), Kunsthaus Dresden (2015)]. Earlier, she has worked as a freelance curator and art educator with major international exhibitions of contemporary and modern art [Documenta 11 (Kassel, 2002), the 3rd Berlin Biennale (Berlin, 2004), Projekt Migration (Cologne, 2004–06) and Documenta 12 (Kassel, 2007)] as well as on her own thematic priorities [Global (Post-) Conceptualism (since 2010), Archival Practices (since 2007–12), Art and Sustainability (2001–08)]. Working with such thematically focused and often large-scale projects on a high international level not only inspires her, but also shapes her understanding and knowledge of how art and its discourses can affect our present. Goltz is also a lecturer at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and writes regularly for art magazines, e.g. Texte zur Kunst, springerin, art agenda. In 2013 she was appointed as the Stadtkuratorin (City curator) of Hamburg for 2014 and 2015.
www.nbk.org

Susanne Husse ● District

Susanne Husse, born in Görlitz, Germany, is a curator, cultural researcher, and author. She lives in Berlin, studied literatures, art history, philosophy as well as arts and media management at Sapienza – Università di Roma, Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität Berlin. Since 2012 she has worked as artistic director for District Kunst- und Kulturförderung in Berlin, where she realizes collaborative projects like ổn định động. Mobile Academy, Vietnam/Berlin with Simon Starling, Städelschule Frankfurt (2013), the series of ‘rehearsals’ and archives (Dis)playing paper, hours and constellations (2013) or SAY IT LOUD: on words and actions, curated with B.S.B. Ndikung and M.M. Steinman (2012). Her current investigations are involved with forms of engagement with the political and cultural heritage of the Cold War period in contemporary art and theory production (e.g. Lập Lòe solo exhibition of Tran Luong, 2013 and The Forgotten Pioneer Movement curated with U. Gerhardt, 2014). Together with Lorenzo Sandoval she developed the ongoing project dissident desire (since 2013). In 2012 she was awarded a curatorial research grant by the Goethe-Institut for her research on collective art production and urban activism in South Korea. She worked with Ute Meta Bauer on the exhibition The Future Archive at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2012) and taught art in public space at Kunsthochschule Weißensee/ the master course Space Strategies (2012). She organized The Arts and the City for Berliner Kunsthalle e.V. in collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation (2009-2011). Since 2011 she has co-curated the project space NOTE ON (News about the Apocalypse, project series with U. Gerhardt and F. Hamann, 2012).
www.district-berlin.com

Nora Mayr ● insitu

Nora Mayr, born in Austria, is a Berlin-based freelance curator and co-director of the independent exhibition space insitu. She studied Art History and Science of Communication at the University of Vienna and Utrecht University, and wrote her master thesis on the topic of art interventions in public space. Following a half-year trainee programme for emerging curators and cultural producers at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Mayr moved to Berlin in 2008. Since then she has been realizing various curatorial projects and worked as coordinator of the International Studio Programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2010-13. In 2013 she founded the art space insitu with her colleagues Marie Graftieaux, Gilles Neiens and Lauren Reid. For its inaugural year insitu realised the exhibition "cycle I" with seven episodes dealing with fundamental questions surrounding the production of art: from the blank wall of the studio to the jungle of the art market. For its programme "cycle II" (2014-15), insitu plans to be a catalyst to form relationships, networks and connections and therefore sets up exhibition frameworks that respond directly to each other or invite exchanges. Additionally Mayr co-founded the "Project Space Festival Berlin", which had been realised with 30 project spaces in August 2014 for the first time. Furthermore she curated the projects: “Home Stories” at Villa 102, Frankfurt am Main (co-curator Dr Nicola Müllerschön, 2013) and “Kann es Liebe sein?” at Grimmuseum, Berlin; Cercle Cité Luxembourg; Sammlung Lenkius and Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna (co-curator Gilles Neiens, 2012).

Insitu
insitu is a non-profit space for contemporary art in Berlin, founded in April 2013. The two-room souterrain is located at Kurfürstenstrasse 21-22, in the middle of the new gallery district of Schöneberg. The name insitu refers to the curatorial team’s understanding of curatorial practice as being necessarily “in situ” in terms of cultural, social and geographical spaces. For its inaugural year insitu has planned an exhibition cycle of six episodes dealing with fundamental questions surrounding the production of art: from the blank wall of the studio to the jungle of the art market.
www.insitu-berlin.com

Doreen Mende ● Freelance Curator

Doreen Mende (*1976) is a curator who lives in Berlin, and works internationally with an interest in the theories and practices of exhibition making from a spatial-conceptual perspective. In 2011, she she was Research Fellow of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut. During this Summer, Mende finished her practice-based PhD “The Itinerant” at Goldsmiths, London. She has been collaborating with JET in Berlin, Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, The Showroom in London, Halle 14 in Leipzig, centre de la photographie in Geneva, ETH in Zurich, Centre for Contemporary Art (CAAC) in Sevilla, MARCO in Vigo, National Gallery in Singapore, Generali Foundation in Vienna, Beirut Art Center, Kunstverein Bregenz, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Gallery Thomas Fischer in Berlin, and with International Academy of Art Palestine, Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, AddisAbaba University, DEFA Film Library/University of Massachusetts Amherst, Aalto University in Helsinki, a.o.

Her recent major research/exhibition project is Double Bound Economies. Reading a Photo Archive from the GDR in partnership with Armin Linke and Estelle Blaschke. Currently, she is working on an exhibition on Capitalist Realism for Raven Row in London in 2014, and on the trans-disciplinary project Travelling Communiqué together with Armin Linke and Milica Tomic in discussion with The Otolith Group, Theo Eshetu, Branimir Stojanovic, Jelena Vesic, Maja Hodoscek, a.o. at the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade. She is co-founder of the publications series DISPLAYER at HfG/ZKM in Karlsruhe; and currently doing an editorial residency of the online-blog of Manifesta Journal. Since 2010 she is faculty member of the Dutch Art Institute.
www.doreenmende.net

Bonaventure Ndikung ● Savvy Contemporary

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (PhD), born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, is independent art curator and biotechnologist. He is founder and artistic director of the non-profit art space SAVVY Contemporary Berlin - a laboratory for conceptual, intellectual, and artistic production and exchange that takes up the challenge of investigating the ‘threshold’ between, as well as critically reflecting on and questioning discourses around “Western art” and “non-Western art”. He worked as independent curator, artistic director and publisher for Berlinische Galerie, Tensta konsthall Sweden, Goethe-Institut, Institute für Auslandsbeziehung (ifa), Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Arsenal Kino Berlin, 7. Berlin Biennale, dOCUMENTA 13 / Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, District Berlin, KfB Kulturstiftung or Akademie der Künste Berlin. He was fellow of the 2013 Einstein Foundation’s Berlin der Begegnung and speaker at the forum of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London. He is panellist of DEsFIGURES TOXIQUES at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, 2013 and the IKT Lab #3 at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris 2013.
Upcoming projects include If You Are So Smart, Why Ain't You Rich? On the Economy of Knowledge for the Marrakesh Biennial Satellite; Giving Contours to Shadows at the Neue Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, SAVVY Contemporary and five satellite projects in Lagos, Dakar, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Martil, Morocco; The Ultimate Capital is the Sun at NGBK. Ndikung has been living on and off in Berlin since 1997, where he studied food biotechnology at the University of Technology Berlin, did a doctorate in medical biotechnology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf / TU Berlin and a post-doctorate in biophysics in Montpellier.
www.savvy-contemporary.com

Solvej Helweg Ovesen ● Independent Curator

Solvej Helweg Ovesen a curator and author, born in Hillerød, Denmark, 1974. She lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. She was educated at De Appel Curatorial Training Program, Amsterdam and holds a MA in Fine Arts, Cultural Studies and Communication from Copenhagen University and Humboldt University of Berlin.

Currently she is the artistic director of GROSSES TREFFEN, a yearly networking event where Nordic artist via an open call are selected to meet Berlin-based curators at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. She is also working on a group exhibition at the Karen Blixen Museum in Nairobi, Kenya, and in Rungstedlund, Denmark, 2015.

She recently curated the wall painting project »How Far Away is the Horizon?« in public space in collaboration with CKU Images Festival, Copenhagen-Holbæk, 2013 DK, as well as the group exhibition »Enten-Eller / Entweder-Oder« on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, at Kunsthallen Nikolaj, 2013 Copenhagen, and Haus am Waldsee, 2013 Berlin. She also co-curated »The Eye is a Lonely Hunter« – 4. Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg together with Katerina Gregos, 2011 DE, and the group exhibition »Never Odd or Even – a text spaced exhibition« at Grimmuseum in Berlin, 2011 DE, and at Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, 2012 DK. She continuously collaborates with the Grimmuseum as an author and curatorial advisor.
Solvej Helweg Ovesen is board member of the festival organisation Golden Days in Copenhagen, a jury member of DZ Bank Künstler Stipendium 2013, selector of Van Bommel van Dam Price, Venlo, Van Bommel van Dam Museum 2013-2019 and selector of the Celeste Art prize 2014.

Heiko Pfreundt ● Kreuzberg Pavillon

Heiko Pfreundt is part of the team of artists that runs the weekly shows at Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin every Saturday. He originally created Kreuzberg Pavillon as an artistic script for self-institutionalization for everyone and to introduce a certain rhythm of collective decisions. He graduated as a designer and makes decisions in the artist-run project spaces Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin and Tor 13 in Bremen. During the week he teaches
students of fine arts and media aesthetics at the University of Bremen, where he’s currently researching the origin of contemporary forms of exhibitions in terms of body politics and socialization.

With more than 80 exhibitions and 500 artists, Kreuzberg Pavillon has emerged since September 2010 to one of Berlin’s most active, independent non-profit project spaces with regular shows each Saturday. The team behind Kreuzberg Pavillon prosecutes active networking and sustainable exchange with artists, initiative persons, activists and further artistic and social projects in and outside Berlin. The open process in this field of interests complies with the desire of all participants to establish the pavilion as a model for an interesting, inclusive system of contemporary art. In 2013 Kreuzberg Pavillon won the prize for project spaces and initiatives from the General Administration for Cultural Affairs, Berlin.
www.kreuzbergpavillon.tumblr.com

Aenne Quiñones ● HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Aenne Quiñones, dramaturge and curator. Lives in Berlin. Highly interested in the development of contemporary theatrical forms as well as interdisciplinary formats. She co-founded the »reich & berühmt« festival in 1996 and proceeded to install an international platform for »live art« in Berlin while working as the curator for theatre/ performance at Podewil Contemporary Arts Centre. She was curator and dramaturge at Volksbühne im Prater (2002-2007) and worked at Berliner Volksbühne (2008-2011). 2010 and 2012 she was the artistic director for theatre festival FAVORITEN in Dortmund. At present, she works as curator and dep. artistic director at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
www.hebbel-am-ufer.de

Maud Piquion ● Freelance Artist Manager

Maud Piquion is an art manager and consultant based in Berlin, Germany.
Born in Valenciennes (France), Maud Piquion completed a Business / Communication degree in Karlsruhe (Germany), followed by receiving an Acting and Art history education in Paris. 2006 she opened her Berlin gallery in Friedrichshain which moved to Berlin-Mitte in 2009. The gallery participated to several international projects, art fairs and partnerships. Maud Piquion contributed as gallery director to the development of the Berlin space of Figge von Rosen Gallery.
From 2010 to present she has worked as an independent consultant. She specializes in giving individual artist coachings as well as art management lectures in international universities and institutions. She currently works at Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin.
www.maudpiquion.com

Lorenzo Sandoval ● Artist and Curator

Born in Madrid, Lorenzo Sandoval lives and works in Berlin. He works at the crossing points of artistic practice, curatorial processes and spatial design. He holds a BFA and a Masters in Photography, Art and Technology from the UPV (Valencia, Spain). Sandoval has attended international residencies in Berlin, Portugal and Kenya. He was production manager of the EACC (Castellón, Spain). Within Transeuropa Festival, Sandoval organised the project ‘Visualising Transnationalism’ together with Emanuele Guidi. Sandoval has won several curatorial prizes such as: Inéditos for ‘Around is Impossible. An Exploration of the Unexpected in the Cartographical Systems of Google’ at La Casa Encendida (2011), the Can Felipa Curatorial prize for ‘(…) Science, Territory and Subjective Narratives’ and Curatorial Open call 2012 for ‘Case Report’ at Nogueras Blanchard. He has curated ‘The Rescue of the Effects: Notes for a Theory of the Reader’ at General Public (2012); ‘Field Studies’ (2012), ‘Osmosis’, together with Gabriela Acha, Club Transmediale Vorspeil and ‘Disruptive Patterns: Plans, Plots and Movements’ at Altes Finanzamt. He has participated in shows such as ‘’ at Instituto Cervantes (2012), ‘Say it Loud. On Words and Actions’ at District (2012) and ‘Handlungsbereitschaft’, Motorenhalle, Dresden (2013). He presented the project ‘Office Party: Multidimensional Spectrum of Voices’ at Rosa Santos Gallery (Valencia) and Kinderhook & Caracas (Berlin). In collaboration with Susanne Husse, he has developed ‘dissident desire’ at District (Berlin). ‘Mutant Matters’, produced together with S.T.I.F.F., was commissioned by SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) and presented at ar/ge Kunst (Bolzano). At the moment, Sandoval is developing project ‘Spaces of Anticipation’ with Emanuele Guidi for EACC and ar/ge Kunst.
www.lorenzosandoval.net

Remco Schuurbiers ● CTM-Festival

Studied Photography at Royal Academy of Art and Art Science at Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. He is co-director of Berlin’s CTM (club transmediale) international festival for adventurous music and related visual arts since 1999, curator for TodaysArt Festival in The Hague, Netherlands, since 2007.
Co-founder of DISK e.V. – Initiative Bild & Ton for the promotion of experimental music and visual arts within the context of sound and music, established in 2005. Founding member of the project space General Public in Berlin, established in 2005. Co-organizer of Disk Sessions – a series of sound performances by artists engaged in exploration of the acoustic realm – presented periodically at General Public. Curator for soundmuseum.fm, a platform for sound art & artists, since 2008.
www.ctm-festival.de

Virve Sutinen ● Tanz im August

Virve Sutinen has been the artistic director and general manager of Dansens Hus Stockholm since 2008. Between1997-2007, she was the head of Kiasma Theatre, and in charge of the performing arts program me at Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki. Ms. Sutinen has, among other things, served artistic director for the Moving in November Festival, and Rotation – Dance and Music Film and Video Festival, and co directed and founded URB - Urban Festival, in 2000 with Mikael Aaltonen, and /theatre.now –festival with Riitta Aarniokoski. Sutinen is active in several national and international networks, where she has held a number of honorary offices, most notably as the president of IETM (International Contemporary Performing Arts Network) since 2007, and as a chair for the Nordic Culture Point’s mobility and network programme since 2006. She is a founding member of EDN (European Dancehouse Network) and one of the artistic directors of ENPARTS (European Network of Performing Arts). Sutinen’s articles about contemporary performing arts have been published in a number of magazines and journals. She has also edited Finnish Dance Magazine, and published “On the Theatresruins” in 2005. Sutinen has studied in Helsinki University and graduated from the New York University Performance Studies Department in 1994.
www.tanzimaugust.de

Antje Weitzel ● uqbar

Antje Weitzel works as curator and project manager in Berlin. Since 2007 she is co-director and curator of the Berlin project space uqbar, that was awarded this year by the Berlin Senate ); Since 2012 she is working in the artistic office of the Berlin Biennale. Among her latest projects: Tagore Museum, nGbK, Berlin (upcoming, March 2013); Kritik und Krise – Schemen der Zukunft, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (2013); Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater and other venues, Berlin (2013); Maria breit den Mantel aus… Von Wunderglauben und rätselhaften Erscheinungen, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin (2013); Right-To-Left. Arabic and Iranian Visual Cultures, Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (2012); Desertmed - A project about deserted islands of the Mediterranean, nGbK, Berlin (2012).
www.projekctspace.uqbar-ev.de