Curatorial Practice


Elsewhere is Nowhere
National Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan, Taichung / Nov. 2016 - Febr. 2017
Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna / Jan - Mar 2017
Curated by Sven Bergelt and Ya-Wen Fu

with: Sven Bergelt, Ya-Wen Fu, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Nicolas Rupcich, Sebastian Stumpf, Ting Tong, Aluan Wang, Christina Werner

The exhibition „Elsewhere is Nowhere“ seeks to examine the subject „escape“ by taking existing humanitarian values and the current geopolitics in Europae, Africa, and Asia as a starting point. The core question proposed by this exhibition is: are there inherent topoi in the theme “escape”, that can exist independently of its causes? The artists do not deal with social or political case studies; instead the exhibition connects works of art that are characterized by a formal abstraction. By this we would like to spark a reflection about the subject “escape” that examines inter-cultural and transnational perspectives and similarities. Furthermore the view on the stereotypical, media image of “escape” can be de-constructed with these artistic positions, to direct visibility to the typically invisible but ubiquitous areas.

Funded by the: National Museum of Fine Arts Taipei, Ministry of Culture Taiwan, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Goethe-Institut Taipei, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen

Better.Place?
gallery KUB, Leipzig / Okt. 2015
Curated by Sven Bergelt, Amos Borchert, Franziska Eißner, Carina Großer-Kaya, Vera Ohlendorf

With: Sven Bergelt, Fehras Publishing Practices, Friendly Fire, Nina Fischer / Maroan el Sani and Mathias Wermke / Mischa Leinkauf

Funded by: German Federal Cultural Foundation, Cultural Fundation of the Free State Saxony, Fonds darstellende Künste

OneNightGallery
Exhibition series at different, temporary venues, since 2009

Die Ente bleibt draußen.
Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig / Febr. 2009
Curated by Sven Bergelt, Claudia Balsters, Therese Giemza, Marthe Krüger, Kathleen Busies