Welcome to our newest member Cathrin Mayer!

13 May 2021

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"I would like to become a member of CIMAM, foremost because I would love to be able to take part in the educational formats that CIMAM provides. As a middle European curator, I believe that it is very important to put effort into understanding global perspectives in art production. I would love to have the possibility to boughten my perspective and learn from peers."

"I have been thinking about applying to CIMAM for some time now, but when I recently saw the announcement for the workshop Curating Racially Sensitive Content in an Era of Reckoning over Race Relations, I knew that I had to apply. It is workshops like these that ask the questions that I try to resolve in my head at the moment. In times where exchanges with colleagues cannot just happen spontaneously, I very much feel the need to schedule exchanges."

Cathrin Mayer, Curator, HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz, Austria.

Cathrin Mayer is currently the curator at HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark (Graz, AT). In Graz, she is at the moment working on exhibitions by Kevin Jerome Everson, Doreen Garner, a group exhibition titled "Domestic Drama" and a performance program among others with Colin Self and Billy J. Bultheel. Until May 2020, she was a curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, where she was responsible for the exhibitions and performances. Among others, she has curated shows with Anna Daučíková, Kris Lemsalu, Evelyn Taocheng Wang. She as well worked as an assistant curator for exhibitions by Beatriz González, Lynn Hershman Leeson, David Wojnarowicz, among others. She recently also curated a major solo exhibition by Estonian artist Flo Kasearu at the Tallinn Arthall and the first solo exhibition by Kosovar artist Dardan Zhegrova, at FRAGILE (Berlin).In addition to her curatorial work, she teaches regularly, most recently at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, among other places. She is the editor of the book "Wish A Dream and Dream A Wish" which was published by Sternberg Press in march 2021.


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