Anke Bangma

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Anke Bangma is a cultural theorist, editor and independent curator based in Rotterdam. As assistant curator at Witte de With, Rotterdam, from 1993-1998, Bangma worked with artists such as Craigie Horsfield and David Lamelas. From 1999-2007 Bangma was course director of the Fine Art programme at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, where she put together an annually changing program of thematic projects with a range of practitioners, including artists Babak Afrassiabi & Nasrin Tabatabai, Bik Van der Pol, Sarah Pierce, Hinrich Sachs and Milica Tomic; theater director Emil Hrvatin; curators Annie Fletcher, Maria Hlavajova, Maria Lind and Tracey Warr; publisher Christoph Keller; and theorists Maaike Bleeker, Dorothea von Hantelmann and Jan Verwoert. As an extension to the MA course, Bangma realized a public program of lectures and exhibitions in collaboration with TENT Center for Visual Art in Rotterdam, and a series of publications in collaboration with Revolver. Since 2004, she has also been Associate Professor at the Kunsthøgskolen in Bergen, Norway. The publications Bangma edited include The Projection (BAK Basis voor Aktuele Kunst, 2003); Looking, Encountering, Staging (PZI & Revolver, 2005);Experience, Memory, Reenactment (with Steve Rushton and Florian Wüst, PZI & Revolver, 2005); Resonant Bodies, Voices, Memories (with Deirdre M. Donoghue, Lina Issa and Katarina Zdjelar. PZI & Revolver Publishing, 2008); and Katarina Zdjelar: But if you take my voice, what will be left to me (Museum for Contemporary Art Belgrade/Serbian Pavilion of the 53rd Venice Biennial, 2009).