Itinerant ⧚ Doreen Mende

Presentation by Doreen Mende

Doreen Mende (b. 1976) is an author, curator and researcher based in Berlin. In collaboration with the architect Wilfried Kuehn, between 2006–09 she co-conceived the study programme in Exhibition Design and Curatorial Practice, founded in 2006 at the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe. As part of her teaching position there, she is co-founder and chief editor of the publication series Displayer, which investigates the politics of exhibiting in particular spaces. The annual publication evolves from seminars, projects and workshops by international artists, such as Adrian Piper, Milica Tomic, Omer Fast, Harun Farocki, Antje Ehmann, and Armin Linke. She has been curating exhibitions at the independent space JET in Berlin, Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, and the ZKM in Karlsruhe. Her most recent show at Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen (with Markus Heinzelmann) focused on the different temporalities of exhibiting through the photographic projects of Candida Höfer, extended by a comprehensive publication. In 2005 she co-founded the group and project space General Public in Berlin where she organises Screening in General #01 to #1X with Filipa César, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Sandra Schäfer a.o. Doreen obtained her PhD from the Curatorial/Knowledge of the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths College London in 2013. She is the author of various catalogue essays and contributor to art magazines including Von Hundert and Frieze Art Magazine.

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Friday, January 3, 2014 – 4-6 PM


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