Doreen Mende

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Doreen Mende is a curator, theorist and, since November 2021, head of the cross-collection department "Research" at the State Collections of Art in Dresden as well as professor for "Curatorial/Politics" at the CCC Research-based Master of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD Genève/Switzerland, which she also headed from 2015 to 2021. Her curatorial projects include Hamhung's Two Orphans for Bauhaus Imaginista at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin (2018); Navigation Beyond Vision, co-edited edition #101 and #109 of e-flux Journal (2019/2020); The Prisoner Letter at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Sharjah Biennial 13 Offsite in Ramallah (2016) and KP Brehmer Real Capital - Production for Raven Row, London (2014). Mende is currently working on the curatorial research study The Missed Seminar: Worldmaking After Internationalism as part of Decolonising Socialism Entangled Internationalism (2019-2023), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Numerous scholarly and essayistic articles for MIT Press, Oxford Handbook for Communist Visual Cultures, Jerusalem Quarterly, Archive Books and spector books. She is a founding member of the Harun Farocki Institute in Berlin and the European Forum for Advanced Practices. (2024)