I am since Jan 2021 an associate researcher (scientific and artistic) for the research project Community Arts at Hochschule Düsseldorf, to develop seminars on non-hierarchical structures in art.
Maria Wildeis, M.A., is an artistic research associate in the Community Arts project.
The project ComArts develops instruments for researching the Community Arts approach. Possibilities and structures of Community Arts are investigated with a specific Artistic Research procedure in order to make them adaptable for research and teaching in the German language area. By developing a clear naming and structural integration of the approach, new impulses for artistic-aesthetic educational work can arise, which will enable students to develop independently in their future professional fields.
New Residency-Programme /w Armenia and Georgia project manager
starting May + June 2021
Since the former residency-Programme with Armenia, Georgia and NRW, led by Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V. ended in 2019, I was able to continue the programme with WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf, which also includes exchange with artists from Bangalore, Osaka and other regions.
The WELTKUNSTZIMMER residency offers a platform for cross-genre exchange in analogue and digital spaces. The residency program consists of networking, artistic presentations, discourses and an exchange with the respective regions.
The first phase of the residency will focus on Tbilisi, Georgia, and Yerevan, Armenia, in spring 2021. The application deadline for phase 1 was Wednesday, 27 January 2021.
Participants residing in NRW will have the opportunity to reflect on their artistic processes and discuss their own and other working strategies in exchange with cooperation partners in Tbilisi and Yerevan. Through networking in digital spaces and on site, the resident artists will provide their professional colleagues as well as the general public with insights into their work. One focus is on the interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge, strategies and theoretical and practical approaches between the arts.
< die digitale dusseldorf >, the festival for digital art, music and contemporary criticism is a innovative cultural event with unique format and content in dusseldorf. we focus on the productive relationships between creativity and digital technology in subculture clubs and established cultural spaces.
Artists: DIGI-GXL / Eva House, Edie Jo Murray u.a. – DISONAVTION / Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska – Manja Ebert – Lars Eidinger – Karen Eliot – Heidi Hörsturz – Karl Heinz Jeron – Keiichi Matsuda – Jolene Mok – Duncan Poulton – Kelsey Brod – Yvonne Klasen – Valia Fertisov – Łukasz Horbów – Marta Revuelta – Julia Weißenberg – Cristiana Cott Negoescu – Florian Kuhlmann – Systaime – Sebastian Thewes – Liat Berdugo (durchgeführt von Ale Bachlechner) – Lenn Blaschke – Jan Hoeft – Dasha Ilina – Yunying Huang
2018 – ongoing founder together with Institut für alles Mögliche, Berlin Welcome the new project in town: Gemeinde Köln. Located at the former place of „Tiefgarage Ebertplatz“ now we will open up the new space „Gemeinde Köln“ which is a cooperation partner of Berlin/Leipzig based art project Insitut für alles Mögliche. The aim of the space is to broaden the network and to think of art as a network in general.
FAR OFF took focus solely on performance, time based and media arts and was held at various locations in Cologne. 2018 it was presented at Cologne ́s most discussed open space, the Ebertplatz. Far Off was broadely discussed in the media, e.g. here:
creative director & curator
together with Tatjana Krischik (creative director & designer)
„Heritage Heroes“ was inaugurated during the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee in the World Conference Centre Bonn, Germany (June 28th till July 8th 2015). In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Germany and the German UNESCO-Commission e.V.
The photography exhibition „Heritage Heroes“ shows the stories of 12 individuals with a portrait photo and a short story each who have committed themselves in an exceptional way to the protection and conservation of world heritage sites – people who can tell us their personal story about their fight against the destruction of cultural sites or habitat.
„Heritage Heroes“ was inaugurated during the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee in the World Conference Centre Bonn, Germany (June 28th till July 8th 2015).
The „Heritage Heros“ have been interviewed and photographed at their designated heritage sites, during March 22 -June 22, 2015. We visited people from: Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Mali, Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo, Croatia, Russia, Japan, Indonesia and Tasmania.
Project Management: Tatjana Krischik & Maria Wildeis
Photography: Bozica Babic, Albrecht Fuchs, Astrid Piethan, Michael Schaab
Research & Interviews: Tatjana Krischik, Djonam Saltani, Maria Wildeis, Ruth Wolter
Editorial Control / Curator: Maria Wildeis
Exhibition Design: Tatjana Krischik