Potential Worlds 2: Eco-Fictions at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
October 24, 2020 to February 21, 2021
The group exhibition Potential Worlds 2: Eco-Fictions follows up on the questions raised by Potential Worlds 1: Planetary Memories by laying out speculative projections of the web of relationships between humans and nature in light of today’s ecological situation. The consequences of environmental devastation have made it plain that we need to understand humanity to be an integral part of rather than the center of the world. The first chapter of the exhibition series, Potential Worlds 1: Planetary Memories, turned the spotlight on the ways in which humans took possession of the natural world in pursuit of power and resources and the repercussions for nature as well as communities. Building on these insights, Potential Worlds 2: Eco-Fictions inquires into the potential worlds that might emerge from the ruins of humanity’s making: What can we do with the detritus of contemporary life and the traces of destruction? Given the precarious situation in which the world finds itself, how can we begin to look for new ways of life? Which role can art as a technological, scientific, and social experiment play in this quest? The artists in the exhibition sketch visions of potential worlds and underscore that we need to imagine possible futures in concrete terms for alternative modes of life to come into being. They reflect on how we treat nature and craft ideas for novel forms of life on earth. We’re sure you’ll be inspired!
In collaboration with YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku
With: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefán, Dora Budor, Burton Nitta (Michael Burton & Michiko Nitta), Cao Fei, Julian Charrière, Carl Cheng, Jimmie Durham, Peter Fend, Tue Greenfort, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison, Louis Henderson, Mary Maggic, Mileece*, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho, Adrián Villar Rojas, Pinar Yoldas, Bo Zheng
Naomi Rincón Gallardo in Innsbruck: Der Widerstand der Beutelratte (in German)
Resist: be modern (again) Exhibition 25 May to 17 August 2019 John Hansard Gallery
142–144 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU, UK
Curated by Alice Maude-Roxby and Stefanie Seibold, Resist: be modern (again) explores the practices of women artists, designers and writers of the 1920s and 30s through the work of contemporary artists. These early pioneering women were important groundbreakers for their time, many of their ideas are reverberating until today. Their battles against social conventions and aesthetic dogmas paved the way for today’s understanding of an expanded field of art, as well as for contemporary personal freedoms.
The exhibition includes works by Becky Beasley, Madeleine Bernstorff, Tessa Boffin, Ricarda Denzer, Andrea Geyer, Moira Hille, Alice Maude-Roxby, Nick Mauss, Ursula Mayer, Falke Pisano, Ingrid Pollard, Tanoa Sasraku-Ansah, Katie Schwab, Stefanie Seibold, Megan Francis Sullivan, Louisa Wei, Riet Wijnen, Gillian Wylde, and a contribution by curator Beatriz Herráez.
Virginie Bobin in conversation with researcher and curator Andrea Ancira, Dream Among Others, published in Co-Creation:
Co-Creation is a multifaceted publication that is part of a research initiative into co-creation and socially engaged art practices. Made up of theoretical and/or personal texts by philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, artists, and art historians, along with several interviews, this edition is organised around five essential cross-disciplinary themes, namely, conversation, the collective, education, vulnerability, and evaluation.
Aline Benecke received a DOC Stipend by ÖAW for her Artistic Research Project: Aesthetics of Wit(h)nessing. Conversing through performing Photography
Caitlin Berrigan / upcoming:
Imaginary Explosions book released from Broken Dimanche PressImaginary Explosions is an artist book rich with images, poetry, and topographical delineations. The work by artist Caitlin Berrigan has been a few years in the making—fitting for events that span generations. Its pages explore geological ruptures, the immense scale and deep time of sexual violence, and the ways traumas reverberate through bodies across multiple generations of relationships and families. It is an experiment in sequential, narrative poetry. Sparse, material language combines with synthetic landscapes based on the computational radar topography of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. Berrigan takes on the book as a time-based medium, creating a walk through the landscape of the volcano across the pages. It draws from storytelling and geological time and space through episodes of volcanology. Can we begin to grasp the scope and scales of both geological change and the deep time of patriarchy, by in fact becoming mineral ourselves?September 2018
Sensing Landscape, a conversation between Caitlin Berrigan and Saadia Mirza, September 2018
Between Bodies exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle: This group exhibition includes sculpture, augmented reality, video, and sound-based works that delve into intimate exchanges and entwined relations between human and more-than-human bodies within contexts of ongoing ecological change. Ranging from speculative fiction to place-based narrative, these artworks blur the false divide between nature and culture, and question what it means to be human in a time of global climate change and environmental transformation. Sensory and affective explorations are central to the artworks in this exhibition, calling attention to the limits of quantified data and the compartmentalizing structures of Western scientific study. Thus, Between Bodies relates to intersections of bodies of knowledge as well. Multiple forms of intelligence converge and flow in and through this collection of work, inviting manifold ways of thinking and imagining life on a damaged planet. Participating artists include Caitlin Berrigan (U.S., born 1981), Ursula Biemann (Switzerland, born 1955), micha cárdenas and Abraham Avnisan (U.S., born 1977; U.S., born 1983), Carolina Caycedo (U.S., born England 1978), Candice Lin and Patrick Staff (U.S., born 1979; England, born 1987), and Susanne M. Winterling (Germany, born 1970).
October 2018 – April 2019
The Poetry Project Friday Night Series, New York: Collaboratively curated by Mirene Arsanios and Rachel Valinsky, the Friday night series brings writers, artists, critics, performers, and audiences together in an uncontainable assembly. We host readers from here and elsewhere to invite resonances across practices, open and press urgent dialogues, and build a space for shared struggles. We’re holding out for writing which has the potential to make things otherwise.
5 October 2018

The Landscape is an Event at UnionDocs, Brooklyn
“The event is a narrative
(or is it)
The event is a landscape
(or is it)
The landscape is an event”
-Caitlin Berrigan
Caitlin Berrigan and Courtney Stephens take us into the deep time of physics and geology. Both artists investigate how human events and emotions reverberate through the environment and landscapes. They transpose observational codes and instruments in the realm of lived experience to reflect on power, memory and trauma. As they infiltrate the“objective” gaze, they propose alternative epistemologies of seeing and sensing. Their films operate as a disorienting and feminist techno-scientific fiction, an embodied and materialist meditation on patriarchal violence and history.
As part of the series “What You Get Is What You See,” this program will reflect on the tight relation between the physics and the politics of spectatorship. Examining how the time, scope and scale of materiality can be used to structure a narrative, the participants will wonder (again): can personal/political/global catastrophe be spectated?
4 November 2018
On Volcanoes and Other Transfigurative Bodies, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn
On Volcanoes and Other Transfigurative Bodies is a dialogue between the work of Caitlin Berrigan and Jemila MacEwan, presented in NARS’ Project Space. Both their practices touch on questions surrounding general ecology, natural forces, and the human condition with connections to feminism, land, the environment, and politics. Most of their questions are connected to volcanoes and the way in which they both refer to the concept of “becoming” as a central part of their research.
In their work, the geological becomes a metaphor to talk about general ecologies, the conduit to recreate a dialogue between human and natural forces, the space for mimicry of natural phenomena or inhabiting a character of a science fiction narrative; the idea that makes us wonder about the possibility of acknowledging a second body and the understanding of its impact and extent as a transfigurative form.
The idea of the body in the work of these two artists is expressed as vessel, as creator, as destructor, as extension and consequence, as natural and ecological manifestation. Their work exists in the tension between observing the extinction of life and questioning what defines impact in geological and human terms. Berrigan and MacEwan create poetic relations between the constant transformations inherent in every living being on the planet.
1 February 2019
PhD in Practive participant Sílvia das Fadas and PhD in Practice alumni at Framed Existences, Freitag, 30. November 2018 – 16:00 Uhr Medienwerkstatt Wien
We are excited that Kapwani Kiwanga joins the PhD-inPractice program as Guest Professor for the winter term 2018/19
Kapwani Kiwanga’s work has been shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou, CCA Glasgow, the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo in Almeria, Spain, Salt Beyoglu in Istanbul,  the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival,  and the Power Plant in Toronto. Kiwanga was the 2016 Commissioned Artist at the Armory Show. In January–March 2018, the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant held a solo exhibition of Kiwanga’s work entitled Kapwani Kiwanga: Clearing.
Prizes for the Academic Year 2017/ 2018
In June 29th 2018 PhD in Practice candidate Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński won the Cathrin Pichler Prize, and PhD in Practice alumna Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh was awarded the prize of the Academy for a scientific work.
Nika Autor, PhD in Practice Alumna, wins Rotterdam Film Festival Award
The winners at the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam (24 Jan 2018 – 4 Feb) have been announced.
The new found footage award, supported by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, went to Newsreel 63 – The Train Of Shadows by Nika Autor.
Festival director Bero Beyer said: “We’re very happy that the strong winners represent the bold spirit of the festival’s entire programming. They are filmmakers, both emerging and established, who use their talent to deliver a new view on our world. As diverse as they are there seems to be a common thread, the beautiful and human thread of cinema!”
Not Now! Now! Chronopolitics, Art & Research, (ed.) Renate Lorenz
Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Volume 15
Flaka Haliti, ars viva Preis 2016
 Anna T. – Spaces | Sound, Artist in Residence, ORF3 Broadcast
April 23rd 2015 23:30, ORF3
Annette Krauss, Site for Unlearning (Art Organization), CASCO Utrecht
15th February-15th May 2015, Casco, Office for Design, Art and Theory, Utrecht
Ana Adamović: Fiery greetings Exhibition
February 28th – April 19th 2015, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia
Hanna Husberg: Think global, act local – Systémique
13 march – 24 may 2015, CEAAC (Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines) Strasbourg
56th Venice Biennial, May 9th – November 22nd, 2015:
– Sandra Monterroso: Pavilion of the Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano (IILA):
“Rokeb ‘ iq ‘ / Viento / Wind”
– Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski: Pavilion of the Republic of Macedonia: „We are all in this alone“
– Flaka Haliti: Pavilion of Kosovo: ‘Speculating on the blue’
22 mayo 22 junio 22 2015: 12 Habana Bienale / Habana, Cuba