Doreen Mende

Doreen Mende is Principle Investigator of DECOSO. She is a curator, theorist, exhibition-maker, educator, associate professor of curatorial/politics and director of the Critical Curatorial Cybernetic Research Practices (CCC-RP), Master and PhD-Forum, at Visual Arts Department at HEAD Genève. Through various curatorial mobilizations, essayistic writing and academic publications, she has developed the concept of “archival metabolism” as methodology to foster a vocabulary for the geopolitics as well as chronopolitics of exhibiting practices and artmaking within a post-1989 world. From 2008-2015, Mende has been faculty member of the Dutch Art Institute and completing her doctoral studies in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2015. She is a co-founding member of the European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP), a co-founding member of Multiple Artistic Mobilities at University Zurich and acts as co-director of the Harun Farocki Institut in Berlin. Since 2017, she has been routing the slow research work The Navigation Principle.

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