About

The 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art will take place from June 9 to September 9, 2018, at various venues in Berlin.

It will be curated by Gabi Ngcobo, who invited Moses Serubiri (Kampala, UG), Nomaduma Rosa Masilela (New York, US), Thiago de Paula Souza (São Paulo, BR), and Yvette Mutumba (Berlin, DE) to collaborate with her as the curatorial team.

The 10th Berlin Biennale will be imagined and shaped through their collective dreams and actions. In conversation with artists and contributors who think and act beyond art, the curatorial process will confront the incessant anxieties perpetuated through the misunderstanding of complex subjectivities. Facing the current widespread state of collective psychosis, and starting from the position of Europe, Germany, and Berlin as a city in dialogue with the world, the curatorial process will be selective, non-comprehensive and will not provide a coherent reading of histories or the present of any kind. Key starting points of the curatorial team will be strategies of self-preservation as acts of dismantling dominant structures and building from a non-hierarchical position.

The 10th Berlin Biennale proposes a plan for how to face a collective madness.

Read more about the institution and past Berlin Biennale editions.

Team

DIRECTOR

Gabriele Horn


CURATOR

Gabi Ngcobo


CURATORIAL TEAM

Moses Serubiri
Nomaduma Rosa Masilela
Thiago de Paula Souza
Yvette Mutumba


ARTISTIC OFFICE

Project Coordination
Jeanette Gogoll

Project Management – Artist’s Projects, Production and Research
Edwige Baron

Project Management – Controlling, Venues and Production
Antje Weitzel

Curatorial Assistants
Daniela Sellen
Milena Maffei

Head of Education and Mediation
Mona Jas

Interns
Jasa McKenzie (May–Aug 2017)
Katie Bruton (Feb–April 2017)
Katja Ullmann (Aug–Oct 2017)
Mira Herrarte (Oct 2017–Jan 2018)
Susan Abu Baker (May–July 2017)


PRESS AND COMMUNICATION

Head of Press and Communication
Henriette Sölter

Marketing
Friederike Dietrich


ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Office Manager to the Director
Eva Marx
Tina Wessel (to July 2017)

Registrar
Katerina Gnafaki
Monika Grzymislawska (to Dec 2017)

Database
Viola Götz


ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCES

Director of Administration
Silke Krummel

Finances
Kati Guhle

Administrative Assistant
Constanze Arendt

Network Administration
Roman Suckau

Maintenance
Dieter Sielaff (to Aug 2017)
Konrad Muchow

Legal Advisor
Béla von Raggamby, Lippert v. Raggamby Rechtsanwälte


KW FRIENDS

Office Manager
Sabine Bärenklau


PUBLICATIONS

Managing Editor
Laura Schleussner


VISUAL IDENTITY

Concept, Graphic Design
Maziyar Pahlevan

Web Design
Sasha Portis

Web Development
Joseph Pleass


ADVISORY BOARD
BERLIN BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

Alexander Farenholtz
Axel Wallrabenstein
Christine Regus
Hortensia Völckers
Klaus Biesenbach
Martin Heller


ORGANIZER

KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.

Founding Director KW Institute for Contemporary Art and
Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
Klaus Biesenbach

Executive Members of the Board
Julia Stoschek
Matthias Sauerbruch
Olafur Eliasson

Board Members
Adam Pendleton
Almut Grüntuch-Ernst
Andreas Dornbracht
Antje Vollmer
Armand Grüntuch
Benita von Maltzahn
Diana Widmaier Picasso
Eberhard Mayntz
Eike Becker
Elise Van Middelem
Erika Hoffmann
Hoor Al-Qasimi
Karen Boros
Kate Merkle
Katharina Sieverding
Klaus Biesenbach
Markus Hannebauer
Martin Heller
Pedro Barbosa
Rivka Saker
Simone Graebner
Stephan Landwehr
Timo Miettinen

Support

FUNDING

The 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).

CORPORATE PARTNER