Doreen Mende

Doreen Mende is Principal Investigator of DECOSO. She is a curator, theorist, exhibition-maker, educator, associate professor of curatorial/politics of the Critical Curatorial Cybernetic Research Practices (CCC-RP), Master and PhD-Forum that she also led from 2015-2021, at Visual Arts Department at HEAD Genève, before becoming appointed Head of cross-collections research department at the State Collections of Art in Dresden. 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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