Anke Hoffmann is a cultural scientist and works currently as curator for audience development and education prgramme at Gessnerallee Zurich, an international venue for dance, performance, theater and art. She also works as freelance curator and author for contemporary art in Zurich. Since 2013 she is researching on actual conditions of time and labour in contemporary society and its implications and reflections in actual arts practice. As such she conceived a symposia on “Doing No(thing) in the Arts” at the Art School Berne, HKB. From 2009 - 2012 she was the artistic co-director and curator at Shedhalle Zurich in a team with Yvonne Volkart. They both developed an institutional program of thematic exhibitions and discursive events on the horizon of individualism and autonomy, community and resistance, ecology and history. In 2012 she curated the exhibition “F-Word” as an inquiry about feminism today. Between 2004 - 2009 she was a member of a collective of artists and curators called RealismusStudio at the nGbK in Berlin and conceived and curated exhibition projects such as “tainment” (2004), “Resolution 1-3” (2006) and “The blind spot” (2008). In 2006 she was also co-curating the 7. Werkleitz Biennale Halle under the title “Happy Believers” in a team with three curator colleagues. From 2001 - 2004 she worked as assistant curator and research associate in the exhibition departement of the ZKM in Karlsruhe, working on exhibitions projects like “Iconoclash”, “Future Cinema” or “Ctrlspace” e.g.. In 1999 and 2000 she worked as assistant curator and project manager mainly on video and film art within the art festival transmediale Berlin. Anke Hoffmann studied cultural studies, sociology and political science at Humboldt University Berlin and Goldsmith College London. Since here studies she is engaged in art, cultural and media projects.
2018 / 201805 / Präsentation
Turkey: Art in Troubled Times, 2018
An open talk with Asena Günal, Istanbul
Asena Günal, Anke Hoffmann