I am a postdoc at the research consortium De:link // Re:link at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, investigating configurations of artistic de:construction of current narratives in Silk Road Regions that emerge in the context of the China-led Belt and Road initiative.
Doing science means to ask questions, to change perspectives, to provide a factual basis for new ways of looking at the world. As an AGYA member, I have the privilege to collaborate and exchange views on common and shared questions and to co-produce knowledge and answers on them. Together with my fellow AGYA members, I would like to develop art and culture as a lens and tool to engage with the world: How can art and artistic practices be implemented in the field of mental health and well-being? How can such undertaking be merged with Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality? How can we create transcultural collaborations via art universities to facilitate a transcultural dialogue via the arts and artistic practice? AGYA with its network of highly skilled and outside-the-box scientists provides an apt space to tackle such questions.
AGYA serves as an essential and unprecedented hub that facilitates the translation of scientific knowledge into society and true transcultural and transdisciplinary collaboration between connected researchers.
|2021 - today|
Postdoc, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Principal Investigator at BMBF-funded research consortium De:link // Re:link. Local Perspectives on Transregional Processes of (Dis)Entanglements
|2011 - today||Artistic Advisor for Galerie Isa, Mumbai (freelance)|
|2012 - 2019|
PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Asian and African Studies
|2009 - 2022|
Project Manager and Author (freelance): Collaboration with various international art institutions and projects, including Museum of Asian Art (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Berlin), National Gallery of Modern Art (Delhi), ifa Institute for Foreign Relations (Stuttgart), Museum Folkwang (Essen)
|2008 - 2009||Curator, Bodhi Art Gallery, Berlin|
|2007 - 2008|
Project Assistant, House of World Cultures, Berlin. Department of Visual Arts, New Media and Film
|2000 - 2007|
Magister Artium (M.A.), Freie Universität Berlin. Film Studies, Art History, English Philology
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
La Distinction. Critique sociale du jugement (Pierre Bourdieu, 1979)
Die Unendliche Geschichte (Michael Ende, 1979)
The scientist from my country you should know:
Boike Rehbein (Critical Area Studies)