co-founder and team member Autumn 2006 - September 2009. Art historian,
is writing her doctoral thesis on the collision of art and law in contemporary
art. She specialises in contemporary Russian art and the connection between
social and artistic processes. She is a freelance writer for the Moscow
Art Magazine, Iskusstvo and Artchronika. Currently she
works as assistent curator at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.
co-founder and team member Autumn 2006 - January 2008. Art historian
from Sweden. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute
for the History of Science, Berlin and Associate Professor at the Royal
Institute of Technology, Stockholm. From 1999 until 2001 she was a lecturer
in Art Theory and Art History at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. She
is also a member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA).
Emily Greenberg is a film student studying at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson,
New York. She is interested primarily in experimental documentary and
video work that deals with biography, performance and gender. She is co-leader
of a film club at Bard which manages and screens from the archives of
Miranda Julys Joanie4Jackie video project, and which provides a
platform for female students to screen and discuss their own work. During
a semester studying at Bard College Berlin she worked as an an intern
at Art Laboratory Berlin.
Annalisa Zegna is an Italian visual artist. She studied at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Turin and Iuav University in Venice. In 2015 she
had a year-long residency in Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice.
Her practice focuses on social issues and relationships, paying specific
attention to the place and the environment where she lives. She uses different
media, such as video, performance and installation. She worked at Art
Laboratory Berlin as an intern in Summer and Autumn 2016, assisting on
our 2016-7 programme.
Jothi F Xavier is from Vadodara, India. He is the founder &
director of Green the Blue Trust, which is working in the field of art
and ecology. In 2013, he received a fellowship on Warli art from IFA,
Bangalore. He has documented new developments in Warli art and recently
curated exhibitions in Vadodara and Ahmedabad(www.tarpart.org). He is
the visiting lecturer teaching Art & Aesthetics in JDV, Pune, and
holds a Masters degree in Art History from M S University, Vadodara.
As an ATSA fellow (Art Think South Asia) for 2015-2016 he is doing a secondment
at Art Laboratory Berlin.
is visual artist from Poland. She graduated in neurobiology at Jagiellonian
University, and from the faculty of Painting at Jan Matejko Academy of
Fine Arts, both in Krakow. She now specializes in oil painting, printmaking
and works on paper on such topics as the human body, the psyche, the feminine,
sensuality, and the importance of anxiety in artistic practice.
During her internship at Art Laboratory Berlin she assisted ongoing and
future exhibition projects.
is a filmmaker and film student. Originally from Chicago, she is getting
her BFA in Film Production at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, New
York. She co-runs A Home Away From Home: A Movie Site and creates
her own experimental video projects that meditate on themes of depression,
womanhood and memories. While working at Art Laboratory Berlin, she studied
at Bard College Berlin.
is a visual artist from London, England. He is currently studying for
a BFA (Industrial) at University of Leeds, UK. His practice and research
is centred around 3D rendering and sculpture, influenced by Object Oriented
Ontology and Technological Hauntings in the age of the Anthropocene. He
investigates how contemporary culture blends mythology and science. In
early 2016 he worked at Art Laboratory Berlin assisting ongoing and upcoming
Alanna Lynch is a visual artist originally from Montreal, Canada.
She recently completed an MFA at Academy Valand in Gothenburg, Sweden
in the area of performance and material practice, working with the affects
surrounding feelings of fear and disgust. She holds a Masters in Library
and Information Studies from McGill University, a BA in Psychology from
Queen's University and a BFA from Concordia University. Her work is interdisciplinary
combining this education with studies in the life sciences and experiences
as a social justice activist and community organizer. She has exhibited
de Jong is an art historian. In 2014 she obtained her BA in Art History
at Utrecht University, with a focus on modern and contemporary art. She
is planning to pursue the master 'Art in the Contemporary World' at Leiden
University. Her research interests concern interdisciplinary research,
art theory and the role of politically engaged art within a technologically
advanced world. As an intern at Art Laboratory Berlin, Aleid researched
both theoretical and practical aspects of the Autumn 2015 and 2016-17
be completing her BA in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln, UK in September,
to graduate in July 2016. She has deferred her final year to study BA
Integrated Design for one semester at the Hochschule Anhalt University,
Germany, as part of the Erasmus Exchange Program. In Spring 2015 she interned
at Art Laboratory Berlin, working on the spring exhibition as well as
researching for our 2016-17 programme.
Eva Jera Hanek, a
visual artist from Ljubljana, Slovenia, is currently finishing her Master
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia,
working in painting, illustration and installation. She is an intern at
Art Laboratory Berlin working on the realisation of the 2015 programme
and preparations for upcoming project
Chiara Cartuccia is an Italian art historian and independent art
writer. She studied Art History at the University of Rome, La Sapienza,
and completed a period of study and research at Freie Universitaet Berlin.
In 2012 she completed a Master Degree in Contemporary Art Theory from
Goldsmiths College, University of London, presenting a final dissertation
focused on the construction of artistic subjectivity in the Postmodern
context. Chiara interned at Art Laboratory Berlin in 2013 and led a panel
in the Synaesthesia conferenceand. In 2014 she followed up with a special
post-production project on "Time &Technology".
studied Art History at the "La Sapienza" University of Rome,
specializing in contemporary art museology. She also worked for more than
2 years in Collezione Maramotti, a private Contemporary art collection
in Reggio Emilia (It). She is a final year student of the Graduate Degree
in Cultural Management (GIOCA), Economy Faculty of University of Bologna.
She is completed an internship at Art Laboratory Berlin in Spring/Summer
2014, helping with exhibitions preparations and work on the public outreach
program for Summer 2014. She is also researching about independent art
spaces for her final dissertation.
is an art history student at the Department of Art History at University
of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she has just started the masters program.
At Art Laboratory she is did an internship in Spring/Summer 2014, working
on ongoing exhibitions and preparations programming. She is interested
in modernism, architecture and increasingly in contemporary art.
Eirini Kokkinidou is a final year student at the Department of
Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University, in Greece, where she is currently
working on her thesis. At Art Laboratory Berlin she completed an internship
in 2014 and is involved in the preparation and realization of the 2014
Shavlokhova is a contemporary art curator, born in Saint-Petersburg
(SPB), Russia. She studied history of art in Saint-Petersburg, where she
also was one of the founders and artistic director of Open-Studio Nepokorennie.
Anastasia was the curator and a founder of the START project to support
young Russian art at the WINZAVOD center in Moscow. Anastasia is a stipendee
of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung (German Chancellor Fellowship,
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) for 2012-13.
Chang studied English literature and philosophy at Stanford University
in California and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. She will
pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
at Yale University beginning in the fall of 2013. Ashley is currently
doing an internship at Art Laboratory Berlin.
art history and literature at the University of Urbino, Carlo Bo, where
she received her BA in 2011. In 2009/2010 she also studied at the Free
University in Berlin. Chiara is currently doing an internship at Art Laboratory
Berlin assisting production of current and upcoming exhibitions and events.
Sasmazer studied Cinema-Television-Media studies in Istanbul where
she worked in various cultural organizations. She received her master's
degree in Cultural Management from the University of Lumiere Lyon 2 in
France. During her internship in Art Laboratory Berlin, from April to
August 2012, she worked on organizing events and fundraising for future
programming. She is currently working in Istanbul Art News, a monthly
newspaper on contemporary art.
Rolaça studied Marketing and Advertising at School of Communication
and Media Studies, Lisbon, and she is studying Artistic Studies: Compared
Arts and Cultures at the Lisbon University. She has worked as cultural
management assistant at La Morue Noire and Escale du Livre, in Bordeaux.
She has also collaborated with ControversasIdeias, an artistic association
based in Portugal. She attended a Cultural Management workshop at Circulo
de Bellas Artes, in Madrid. At Art Laboratory Berlin she is worked on
fundraising for 2012 projects.
Kerstin Karge studied architecture at the Art Academy Berlin Weißensee.
Since 2003 she has worked in the field of cultural management for Eigen
+ Art Berlin, forabilidi, arttransponder und Art Laboratory Berlin among
others. She is a co-founder of BIOS (Bürgerinitiative Oderberger
Straße) und co-initiator and coordinatior of the Network of Berlin
Art Project Spaces and Initiatives.
Khayyat is a visual artist from Lebanon, working in photography and
painting, and now living in Berlin. She studied History at the American
University of Beirut and figurative art at the Florence Academy of Art,
as well as contemporary art at Metafora in Barcelona. She is currently
developing a body of work on war-child memory and nostalgia, as well as
assisting ongoing projects at Art Laboratory Berlin.
Lucía Ayala is an art historian and curator. Her main fields
of research are the visual history of modern astronomy and so-called media
art through both theoretical and curatorial practice. She worked as an
assistant professor in the Art History & Music at the University of
Granada and at MECAD, Barcelona. Currently Ayala is an associate in the
research group Das technische Bild at the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum
für Kulturtechnik, Humboldt University of Berlin, where she has recently
completed her PhD.
Gilchrist is studying religion, art, and anthropology at Reed College
in Portland, OR. In Summer 2011 she livedin Berlin, assisting Art Laboratory
Berlin with upcoming exhibition projects. She has worked as co-curator
of Reed Arts Week and assists in a Portland-based art education program.
Her area of focus lies in media studies, spatial theory, architecture,
and Islamic studies, and she is currently conducting research in new media
technology and mosque architecture for her academic thesis.
Gomeniuk studied arts and aesthetics at the European College of Liberal
Arts (ECLA) in Berlin. After finishing her bachelor's degree in her hometown
of Kyiv (Ukraine), Oleksandra moved to Berlin in order to explore the
vibrant art scene of the city and study art history. She wrote a research
project on the meaning of 'Beauty', as an aesthetic category, in contemporary
visual arts. At Art Laboratory Berlin she assited in ongoing exhibition
projects from March to June 2011, as well as being involved in preparations
for the 2012 program.
Korzen, art historian, studied in Freiburg and Berlin (major concentration:
contemporary art) In 2010 she graduated from the Free University (Berlin)
with an MA. Her Master's thesis was on "the Exhibition Concepts of
Wolfgang Tillmans". During her internship with the Art Laboratory
Berlin from January to March 2011 she was responsible for PR, press and
guided tours for the exhibition "Sol LeWitt. Artist's Books".
visual artist, studied Art Education at the University of Bremen. He graduated
with a Dipl.Designer at the Academy of Art, Bremen. In 2009 Heiko worked
as a culture manager at the project space JET at Alexanderplatz in Berlin.
In 2010 he curated the exhibition Ganze / Teile am Treptower Park along
with Heiko Rintelin Berlin. At Art Laboratory Berlin Heiko Pfreundt was
responsible for communication design from December 2010 until March 2011.
León Barquero, a visual artist from Spain working in video,
textiles, drawing and installation, was an intern at Art Laboratory Berlin
during Summer 2010. Her degree in Fine Arts was combined with several
workshops done with such artists as Antoni Muntadas, Ben Patterson or
Gary Hill. She finished her thesis entitled El abrigo en el arte
contemporáneo in the Department of Art History at Complutense
University of Madrid in 2010.
art historian, worked as an intern for Art Laboratory Berlin from October
2009 until February 2010. She was responsible for research on the exhibition
project Creative Rights as well as being involved in the development
of ongoing and future projects.
Gerhardt, art historian and music scholar, has concentrated on contemporary
art, especially film. After completing her master's thesis at the Humboldt
University on Tacita Dean she worked on two large exhibition projects
at The Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (Darwin - Art and the Search for Origins)
and the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina in Naples (Francesco Clemente
- Shipwreck with the Spectator). From August to December 2009 she was
responsible for the Press and PR on the exhibition project Seized,
and also worked on the catalogue as a translator and proofreader.
artist with a BA in Theater Studies, worked for Art Laboratory Berlin
as an intern from April - August 2009. Till worked on preparations and
installation of the exhibition Ztohoven. Media Reality, and on
translations for the catalogue of Seized, as well as on funding
for our 2010 programs. He also was involved in arranging workshops and
as a liason with local organisations.
Albolafio, artist and textile designer, worked for Art Laboratory
Berlin as an intern September 2008 - April 2009. Vanessa worked on the
preparations and installation of Subjective Events, Sometimes Recorded,
Hier Wäre das Leben Leicht, and CAT. Monstration. She
also worked on redisigning press materials, web presence and organisational
to Art Laboratory Berlin e.V.