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Doreen Mende * 1976 in Allemagne de l'Est (RDA), lives in Berlin & Genève

"Doreen Mende is an independent curator and theorist who works on vocabularies for articulating geopolitical readings of contemporary exhibiting practices in relation to knowledge processes, archival metabolisms, unedited histories, art and display politics in the 21st century. Recent research projects include KP Brehmer Real Capital – Production (2014, Raven Row, London); Travelling Communiqué (2014/13, Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin), Double [...]

"Doreen Mende is an independent curator and theorist who works on vocabularies for articulating geopolitical readings of contemporary exhibiting practices in relation to knowledge processes, archival metabolisms, unedited histories, art and display politics in the 21st century. Recent research projects include KP Brehmer Real Capital – Production (2014, Raven Row, London); Travelling Communiqué (2014/13, Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin), Double Bound Economies (2013/12, Halle 14 in Leipzig, centre de la photographie in Geneva, ETH in Zurich, Thomas Fischer Galerie in Berlin), KP Brehmer: A Test Extending Beyond the Action (2011, CAAC, Sevilla), Candida Höfer: Projects Done (2009/10, CAAC in Sevilla, MARCO in Vigo), Not Right But Wrong (2007, JET, Berlin), Ear Appeal (2006, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna). Project-based collaborations in Ramallah, Beirut, Addis Ababa and Tehran. Mende is co-editor of e-flux journal 59 Harun Farocki (2014), resident of the blog for Manifesta Journal (2013/14) and editor-in-chief of the publication series Displayer at University of Arts and Design/ ZKM Karlsruhe (2006–09). PhD in Curatorial/Knowledge, Goldsmiths, University of London. Associate faculty member of the Dutch Art Institute. Since September 2015, responsible professor for a research-based programme on the practice and theory of curatorial questions in geopolitics at HEAD Genève. "

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