Each year, a Curatorial Fellow is invited into the institution for a sustained period of research. Fellows are invited by the Director based on their qualitative and critical intellectual practice in relation to the program of Witte de With. Each Fellow brings their specific expertise to the institute, bridging contemporary art and academic research fields, through a partnership with a university or other academic institution. A Curatorial Fellowship always leads to a public presentation: an exhibition, a book, a contribution to a symposium or an educational project. Previous Fellows were Nana Adusei-Poku (2015), Ian Yang (2014), Vivian Ziherl and Natasha Ginwala(2013).

As Witte de With’s Curatorial Fellow in 2016, Marie Egger will contribute to our long term project WDW25+ by examining Witte de With’s storages and archives from the past decade, and working with our team, to envision a strategy for our collection of in-house materials for the future, both physically and digitally.

About Marie Egger

As a curator and editor, Marie Egger (1987, DE) worked at Kunsthalle Wien and for biennials in Moscow (2015), Denver (2013), Marrakech (2012) and Venice (2010). Prior to this, she oversaw the archive of Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin and worked as a researcher and lecturer for Contemporary Art at Humboldt-University. Her interest lays in formats and formatting of cultural institutions, the liaison between art and its current political context as well as our most recent past and what we can learn from it for future discourses. Egger studied Cultural Theory, Art History, Iconic Studies and Arts Administration in Berlin.