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Artistic Director of Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV), Dortmund since 2005. Prior to this she has worked as an independent curator and writer specializing in media art, net cultures, and eastern Europe. Since 1993 she has curated exhibitions in Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Kosovo, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia and Switzerland (a.o. Irwin: Retroprincip 1983 - 2003, 2003; most recently: History Will Repeat Itself, 2007, and Anna Kournikova Deleted By Memeright Trusted System - Art in the Age of Intellectual Property, 2008). She studied Slavistics, Eastern European studies, political science and art history in Berlin and Amsterdam (1988-1996), and carried out various teaching assignments at universities and art academies in Berlin, Leipzig, Rotterdam and Zurich (2000-2008). She has lectured and published internationally, and in 2004 obtained a PhD (Dr. phil.) from the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin with a thesis that researches a paradigmatic shift in the way artists reflect the historical avant-garde and the notion of utopia in visual and media art projects of the 1980s and 1990s in (ex-) Yugoslavia and Russia.


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