Information about past and present curators

  • curator 2020: Wilko Austermann

  • Wilko Austermann (*1990) studied art history at the HHU Düsseldorf and at the Sapienza in Rome. Since 2014 Austermann has been curating art projects in which he brings together artists on specific issues. The discourse on current themes, at exhibition venues with appropriate content, is important to him. Since 2017 Austermann has organized exhibitions at […]

  • curator 2019: Julia Thiemann

  • The curator and author Julia Katharina Thiemann is particularly distinguished by her interest in forms of the dissolution of the boundaries of the arts and explores parameters of showing and perceiving contemporary art even in non-institutional places. She explores socially relevant questions with aesthetically virulent forms and often site-specific or context-related perspectives in a fruitful […]

  • curator 2018: Michael Stockhausen

  • Michael Stockhausen studied Art History and Literary Studies. Since 2014 he is working as a lecturer at the Department of Art History at the University of Bonn, Germany. In his research and teaching he focuses on modern art, contemporary art and art theory. Stockhausen worked for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (art collection of North Rhine Westphalia), […]

  • curator 2017: Jari Ortwig

  • She studied art history and Romance studies in Erlangen-Nuremberg and at the Universitá degli Studi di Torino, Italy. After an internship at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, she was awarded the curator’s scholarship smax at Schloß Ringenberg. From 2012-15 she managed the exhibition space VITRINEN in Cologne and travelled to Brazil/Colombia with a grant from the Goethe-Institut […]

  • curator 2016: Linda Nadji

  • Linda Nadji (*1972 in Tehran, Iran) lives and works as a freelance artist in Cologne. After studying design at the Fachhochschule Aachen and acting at the Zentrum für Schauspiel und Tanz in Cologne, she studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 2006 to 2011. She completed her studies as a master student of Prof. […]

  • curator 2015: Katharina Maderthaner

  • Katharina Maderthaner (*1982) studied at the Academy of Art Düsseldorf until 2014. The sculptor and painter has also been active as a curator since 2010 (e.g. “raum für vollendete tatsachen”, Düsseldorf and “Vitrine” im Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf). Her curatorial interest is in singular artist positions that meet as unexpectedly and elementarily as possible in group […]

  • curator 2014: Lisa Bensel

  • Born in Freiburg in 1988, she returned to Germany in 2012 after a 5-year stay in the Netherlands. She studied Fine Arts in Den Bosch and Porto and has initiated or supported cultural and artistic projects since 2011. She is currently in charge of the situational exhibition project “Searching for the White Cube” in Bochum […]