Anja Lückenkemper is an independent curator, researcher, and writer based in Berlin, Germany. Her practice focuses on an analysis of the present in its historical and global embedding, with a special interest in the construction of knowledge and knowledge production. She is currently pursuing a practice-based curatorial PhD research titled „Botanic Fictions: On the Political Narratives of Plants“ at the Zurich University of the Arts (CH) and the University of Reading (GB) on critical ecologies, decoloniality, and questions of ongoing extractivism. Anja is co-initiator and curator of GOSSIP GOSSIP GOSSIP, a platform for performative events and exhibitions in Berlin’s urban space – with a programme focussing on the productive potentials of ‚gossip‘ as a queer-feminist strategy of resistance, solidarity, and knowledge production. She has worked internationally in institutional as well as non-institutional contexts, in 2016/17 she was artistic director at Kunstverein Göttingen and she has curated projects and exhibitions for art institutions such as KW Institut for Contemporary Art Berlin (DE), Artspace Tel-Aviv (IL), daad Gallery Berlin (DE), Goethe-Institut Athen (GR), and Kunsthalle Osnabrück (DE) and others. She continues to publish and write for artist publications and exhibition catalogues on contemporary art.
Photo credit: Verena Kathrein
The project “Blue Sun – Conversation on art, science, and ecology” benefits from a 93960 Euro grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants.
The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to
strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion. More details are available on: www.eeagrants.org and www.eeagrants.ro