Jun-Jul 2021
“Kumzits” is a collaborative experimental project between Berlin, Jerusalem and Krakow that takes place as part of the 30th Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. It will consist of a programme of ten public artworks and urban interventions around Kazimierz, the historical Jewish settlement in the center of Krakow. Conceptually approaching the Covid-19 travel restrictions not as limitations but as enabling constraints, the artworks will be conceptualized, produced and implemented from afar. The project will explore notions of open source, Creative Commons, intellectual property and collaborative authorship in artistic production

Dating back around 400,000 years, communal gatherings around the campfire accompanied by storytelling and singing are a transcultural human phenomenon. Kumzits קומזיץ is the Hebrew term for campfire. Derived from the Yiddish words קום (come) and זיץ (sit), the word was originally used to describe an outdoor communal meal or gathering. In line with the main theme of the 30th edition of the festival in 2021 – FIRE – the term kumzits is recontextualized as a concept for communal experience in a time when physical gathering is no longer a given. The project aims to create a platform for dialogue and exchange through art that bridges distances between different localities.

Role: Co-Curator & Project Manager Berlin
as part of the Curatorial Collective for Public Art
in collaboration with Pawel Kowalewski, Jewish Culture Festival Krakow and Meydad Eliyahu, HaMiffal Jerusalem
funded by the Goethe Institute

Sep 2021
Since their emergence at the end of the 19th century, travelling funfairs have been sites where the phantasmic meets the mundane. They give space to co-existing alternative realities. Audiences visit crumbling haunted houses accompanied by the unliving or joyfully climb onto motorised trains to dive off of man-made mountain tops. Yet the borders between these fabricated worlds and reality are customarily rough and gritty. Poverty, delinquency and human or animal oddities traditionally lined the grounds of the funfair, puncturing both the staged fictions and the real world lingering outside of its gates.

“FuturePerfectLand” playfully appropriates the format of the travelling funfair as a provocative curatorial framework in which the “attractions” present speculative future worlds shaped by the escalation of environmental change. Similarly to the funfair, it will open its doors on a dormant urban terrain in September 2021, on which immersive artworks explore the intense emotional worlds related to the climate catastrophe. Whether a society that hibernates in order to save resources, an island community whose environment is being destroyed by a mysterious outside force or an ecosystem entirely designed by Artificial Intelligence – the speculative fictional worlds in “FuturePerfectLand” research the implications of the climate crisis for the future.

Role: Curator & Project Manager
as part of the Curatorial Collective for Public Art
in collaboration with Public Art Lab
funded by HauptstadtKulturFonds

© José Délano

From Jan 2021
Deep Forest
Ten artists from Brno (Czech Repubic) and Berlin (Germany) take part in an exchange programme with the aim to collaboratively develop an immersive artistic city tour. The participative walk will make use of Augmented Reality technology, binaural sound recordings and performative elements in order to depict an artistic interpretation of the future urban landscape shaped by climate change.

Role: Co-Curator & Project Manager
as part of B_Tour & the Curatorial Collective for Public Art
in collaboration with Jiří Honzírek, Divadlo Feste
funded by the German-Czech Future Fund & the Heinrich Böll Foundation

© Joana Dias

© Jiří Honzírek


Mar-Nov 2020
Futur(e) Perfekt
Curatorial-dramaturgical research project that examines the staging of speculative futures in the field of public art. Futur(e) Perfekt aims to develop conceptual and artistic imaginaries of the world after the climate catastrophe has unfolded or been mitigated in a collective process with artists, experts and the public. There is a specific interest in the use of technological and artistic strategies for augmenting reality as a method to make the future experienceable.

participating artists: Paul Chaney, Club Real (Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck & Georg Reinhardt), Jiří Honzírek, Christoph Rothmeier, Gabriel Vallecillo Márquez

Role: Co-Curator, Researcher & Project Manager
in collaboration with Yael Sherill, B_Tour, with the support of Julia Kawka
funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

July 2020
A long afternoon of public pauses reversing the post-pandemic rush to normality. This is an INTERVENTION! was a mini-festival of public interventions in Berlin-Kreuzberg, in which artists, thinkers and other players opened up their private thinking to the public. It explored the undiscovered land of the post-pandemic. Acknowledging uncertainty as a commonality, the event attempted to collect the wide range of contemplations, energies and emotions at play in the critical moment after the COVID-19 lockdown had been lifted in Germany. The event was accompanied by a discursive radio programme, guided tours and the Pandemic Films event.

participating artists: Paula Anguita / Juan Almarza, Christoph Rothmeier, Lucila Guichon / Leicy Valenzuela / Franco Toledo / Inti Gallardo / Aleksandra Gajda, Marco Montiel-Soto, Pink Valley Performance Kollektiv, Lacy Barry, Ailin Formia / Jonny Sabandija, Néstor Barbitta / Marcela Sacán, Pablo Cabrera Ferralis, Jasmina Al-Qaisi, TRANSSTRUKTURA_berlin, Andreas Heim / Nataliya Sukhova, Ella Bergelson Ponizovsky, Juan-Pedro Guemberena Fabra, Alejandra Ruddoff, Joaquin Brandan, Gabriel Vallecillo Márquez, Patrick Thomas, Topsy Qur’et, Petr Dlouhý, Stef Lenk, Álvaro Bezanilla, Plastique Fantastique, Jan van Esch / Elsa Mulder, Camp Collapse, Felipe Cusicanqui, Nicolás Lartaun, Gabriel Hensche, Juan Saez​

More information in this podcast by Cashmere Radio.

This is an Intervention! was a non-funded initiative that came into being through a collaboration between B_Tour and Kap Hoorn, and was a follow-up to Die Balkone: Life, art, pandemic and proximity, initiated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu and Joanna Warsza.

Role: Co-Curator & Project Manager
in collaboration with Yael Sherill, B_Tour & José Délano, Kap Hoorn

Sep 2019
Tracks in a Box: when artists make guided tours
Group exhibition of artistic guided tours with a programme of audio walks, self-guided explorations, and performative tours by Berlin-based artists. Tracks in a Box functioned as an imaginary center for artistic guided tours: a pop-up gallery, a discursive space and a living archive. Born out of a desire to give a body to the artistic guided tours that have been presented in the context of B_Tour, a nomadic curatorial platform dedicated to guiding as an artistic practice, since 2013, the exhibition took on the paradoxical challenge of exhibiting, collecting, mediating and possibly even selling inherently transitory, participatory and public artwork.

participating artists: Mirja Busch, Wanda Dubrau, Birte Endrejat, Georg Klein, Pia Lanzinger, Gianni Maccaroni, Ilona Marti, Camila Rhodi, Christoph Rothmeier, Gabi Schaffner, Marie-Anne Lerjen, Helwes & van Goudoever, Rimini Protokoll, Belle Santos, Melissa Deerson, Anna Romanenko, Gabriel Hensche, Adrianna Liedtke & Henrik Hillenbrand, Alkistis Thomidou, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Martin Michette & Tinatin Gurgenidz, & Lisa Albrecht

More information in this podcast by Cashmere Radio (in German).

Role: Co-Curator & Project Manager
in collaboration with Yael Sherill, B_Tour
at CLB Berlin in the Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz
funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Jun-Jul 2019
Non-commercial public viewing format for the neighbourhood, which shows the matches of major football events accompanied by a discursive programme before, during and after the game. The 2019 edition of Fussballaballa was centered around the Women’s World Cup in France. In a series of four events with film screenings, conversation rounds and interactive happenings, it questioned ideas of the body and identity, looked at ways in which sports brings people from diverse national and social backgrounds together, and celebrated women’s football in all its aspects.

participating artists & actors: Champions ohne Grenzen, Alexa Vachon, Discover Football,
Gesellschaftsspiele e.V., Fan.Tastic Females, Dr. Marijke ​Bremmer, Jan van Esch, Natalie Gravenor, Lizzie Libera

More information in this podcast by Andrew Wilson.

Role: Curator & Project Manager
at ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics
funded by the Coordination Department for Communal Development Politics and the Equal Opportunities Commissioner of District Berlin-Mitte

Sep 2017 – Feb 2019
Online learning platform encouraging young people to take action in the city. It provides them with the practical ‘know-how’ to become the protagonists in transforming the city – according to the CityToolBox’s motto ‘CIY – Change it yourself’. CityToolBox is addressing future professionals and dedicated citizens to gather practical experience on bottom-up activities. It facilitates knowledge exchange, shows the spectrum of possibilities and empowers people to become agents of change and self-employed protagonists in the ‘urban arena’. Through exemplary tools interested citizens learn from step by step guidelines and apply them in their local context.

Role: Project Assistant & Editor in Chief
in collaboration with ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics Berlin
funded by Actors of Urban Change, a project by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with MitOst e.V. and the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

From May 2018
Independent Curators Lab & Network Berlin
Collaborative initiative and platform for independent curatorial practice in Berlin. ICLNB promotes the circulation of practice-based knowledge between Berlin-based curators, a conceptual laboratory to develop a discourse around the theoretical and practical themes, questions and challenges regarding independent curatorial work in the city, as well as on a transnational level. ICLNB reflects the diversity of curatorial practices (in plural), moving beyond common understandings of the mediation of arts and culture outside, and in relationship to artistic and cultural institutions.
ICLNB looks at the diverse augmented work processes of Curating, Organizing, Producing, Managing, Mediating and Conceptualizing, among other activities in the art world. The project thematizes the nature and efficiency of constituting meaning through curatorial work. Bringing to the forefront the (at times isolated yet collective) processual labour of these activities, we aim to create a space for meta-reflection on the practice of curatorship in the specific context of Berlin’s art scene.
Since its foundation in 2018, the ICLNB has organized a series of informal meetings with curators, cultural managers and other art world professionals based in Berlin in the format of Living Room Sessions. Making use of the intimacy and vulnerability involved in hosting people in one’s own home, each Living Room Session creates a safe space to share personal experiences. In a moderated discussion, topics such as process-based curating, the structure of curatorial work, curatorial nomadism, how to make one’s choices, the creative process of the curator, the struggle for funding, and how to plan ahead were covered.

Email curatorslabberlin@gmail.com for more information.

Role: Co-Founder
in collaboration with Yael Sherill, Sapir Hubermann, Milosz Rosinski, Lisa Susanne Schorm, Heiko Pfreundt, Paz Ponce Pérez-Bustamante and Kate Brehme

Sep-Dec 2018
Auf einen Kaffee
Cultural programme in Berlin’s historical Nikolaiviertel. Over Coffee: Encounters in Berlin’s Nikolai district was an event series organized in close collaboration with local business owners, neighbours and visitors in the historical heart of Berlin, including readings, live music, discussions and exhibitions. It aimed to tell the stories of the district and its users, by encouraging local creativity and reflection, and create a space for encounter for the local neighbourhood.

participating artists & actors: Roland Lampe, Thomas L. Viernau, Anne-Katrin Arter & Matthias Münzer, Thomas Lünser, Trio Lieblingslied

Role: Curator & Project Manager
at Bonne Vie Berlin
in collaboration with Nikolaiviertel e.V.

© Markus Winninghoff

Apr-Nov 2017
ART as/is SOCIAL: on engagement in contemporary cultural theory & practice
Artistic research project examining contemporary theoretical positions of socially engaged art in relation to the reality of artistic practice. Through a series of open discussion sessions with artists, curators and creative professionals, key concepts and case studies related to socially engaged artistic practice were investigated from the individual, contextualized perspectives of the participants. Each session departed from a prominent text by a scholar, theorist, critic or art world professional on a topic related to social engagement in the arts such as public space, art institutions, urban pedagogy or the Commons. Participants were asked to reflect on the texts from their own personal and professional positions, and to evaluate the theoretical standpoints expressed in the readings against their own practical experiences. As such, the project assembled a collection of pluriform practice-based knowledge, bundled in a zine.

Role: Curator, Researcher & Project Manager
at ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics
in collaboration with B_Tour, Primary Nottingham & nomadicArt
funded by the Radboud Honours Academy Nijmegen

© Joana Dias

Lasting Wear
Independent research project around the theme of sustainability in the fashion and textile industry. Lasting Wear approaches the concept of sustainability from a cultural-theoretical, post-humanist perspective, departing largely from the work of contemporary philosopher Rosi Braidotti. Rather than simply focusing on the highly unethical conditions of labour, production and distribution within the textile sector, this project concerns itself with the discourse around fashion, and how the notion of sustainability can be ingrained in the ways we think of, speak about and wear our clothing.

Role: Researcher & Project Manager
initiated by Dr. Martijn Stevens, Radboud University Nijmegen
in collaboration with Merijn Beeksma, Liza van Lent & Luisa Ossmann
funded by the Radboud Honours Academy Nijmegen