Appearance of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art: Martin Wecke & Fabian Maier-Bode.
The 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art presents Ana Teixeira Pinto, Đỗ Tường Linh, Marie Helene Pereira, Noam Segal and Rasha Salti, members of the artistic team around Kader Attia. In close collaboration with the curator, they expand the decolonial concept of the 12th Berlin Biennale to include specific perspectives. In doing so, they draw from different backgrounds and critical practices.
Ana Teixeira Pinto is a writer and cultural theorist living in Berlin, DE. She is a visiting professor of General Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, DE, and teaches theory at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, NL. Her texts have been published here, among others: Third Text, Artforum, Afterall, e-flux journal, Manifesta Journal, Springerin, Mousse and Texte zur Kunst. She is the editor of a book series on the anti-political turn, published by Sternberg Press. Together with Kader Attia and Anselm Franke, she organises the conference and podcast series “Whose Universal?” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Đỗ Tường Linh is a curator, art scholar and writer based in Hanoi, VN. She is the co-founder of Six Space and has worked with other venues in Hanoi such as Vincom Centre for Contemporary Arts, Mơ Art Space, Hanoi DocLab, and the Nhà Sàn Collective. She has been involved in international projects such as the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, SI (2019) and Axis of Solidarity: Landmarks, Platforms, Futures, Tate Modern, London, UK (2019). She has been curator in residence at Mekong Cultural Hub, TW (2018-2019) and Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, KR (2018). She is currently a research fellow of Site and Space in Southeast Asia, a research project of the Power Institute at the University of Sydney, AU.
Marie Helene Pereira is a curator based in Dakar, SN. She is the Programme Director of RAW Material Company, where she organises exhibitions and discursive programmes. She was co-curator of Scattered Seeds in Cali, CO (2015-2017), curator of Battling to Normalize Freedom at Clark House Initiative in Mumbai, IN, (2017) and co-curator of the 13th edition of Dak’Art Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain (2018). In 2021, she was selected for an ICI Curatorial Research Fellowship, an initiative of the Marian Goodman Gallery, established by artist Steve McQueen in honour of the late curator Okwui Enwezor.
Noam Segal is a curator and art scholar based in Brooklyn, New York, US. She has worked with institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; Performa, New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, IL, or the MO.CO. Montpellier Contemporain, FR. She founded Rothschild 69, an independent art space in Tel Aviv (2008-2012). Segal was curator of the Aurora Biennial 2020 in Dallas, US. She is currently working on projects with the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D. C., US, and with FRONT International 2022: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, US. She is a faculty member in the MA Curatorial Practice Department at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and a visiting lecturer at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Rasha Salti is an art scholar, writer and curator based in Beirut, LB, and Berlin. She has co-curated film programmes including The Road to Damascus with Richard Peña, a retrospective of Syrian cinema that toured worldwide (2006-2008); Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now with Jytte Jensen (2010-2012) at MoMA, New York; and Saving Bruce Lee: African and Arab Cinema in the Era of Soviet Cultural Diplomacy with Koyo Kouoh at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2018). Salti has collaborated with various festivals and is editor of the experimental documentary programme La Lucarne for Arte France.
The 12th Berlin Biennale will take place from June 11th to September 18th, 2022 at various locations in Berlin. The Berlin Biennale is organised by KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V., is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation, which in turn is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
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