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Bettina Pelz is a curator and a writer, a researcher and an academic teacher.
In tandem with Aymen Gharbi, she directs INTERFERENCE Tunis.tn and SEE DJERBA Houmt Souk.tn since 2016.
Internationally she has been involved in projects in Belgium, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Mali, Mexico, The Netherlands, North-Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South-Africa, Switzerland and Tunisia.
Over the last twenty years, her curatorial work is dedicated to art-in-context projects. Her transdisciplinary projects are hosted at art institutions and in public space, in postindustrial ensembles and cultural heritage environments. She has been the founding curators of several sustainable art projects in Europe and Africa.
Focus on her research is light in fine arts. From 2015 to 2017, she was a visiting professor at the University of Fine Arts Saarbrucken and founded the academic network “Light In Fine Arts (LIFA)” in tandem with Prof. Daniel Hausig. In 2015, she founded the transdisciplinary format LICHTCAMPUS at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, in tandem with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Greule. The following editions took place at the Unversity of Applied Science and Art in Hildesheim.de in 2017 and at the University of Applied Sciences Wismar.de in 2019.
Since 2019, she is directing the TASAWAR Curatorial Studios, a one-year, post-graduate study program on art in context, hosted by the Goethe-Institute Tunis. Since 2014, she is teaching on artistic, curatorial and cultural practice in Tunisia.
From 2008 bis 2010, she led the study program “Contemporary Curatorial Practice” at the Center For Lifelong Learning at Stiftungs-Universität Hildesheim.de. From 2005 to 2011, she was an academic teacher on “Professional Practice On Cultural Policies And Productions” at the University Oldenburg.de. Since 2004, she is an academic teacher on professionalizing of the arts at the University of the Arts Bremen.de.
2020 | Ingolstadt.de | FLUX
2019 | Ségou.ml | SEGOU YELEN | Curatorial Tandem with Aymen Gharbi
2018 | Halifax.ca | RESPONSIVE
2017 | Cologne.de | COLLUMINA
Since 2017 | Tunis.tn | SEE DJERBA | Curatorial Tandem with Aymen Gharbi
Since 2016 | Tunis.tn | INTERFERENCE | Curatorial Tandem with Aymen Gharbi
2015 – 2018 | Hildesheim.de | LICHTUNGEN
2014 | Saarbruecken.de | LIGHT_ACT_PROJECT | Curatorial Tandem with Daniel Hausig
2009 – 2011 | Gdansk.pl | NARRACJE
2006 – 2010 | Eindhoven.nl | GLOW | Curatorial Tandem with Tom Groll
Since 2000 | Luedenscheid.de | LICHTROUTEN | Curatorial Tandem with Tom Groll
Since 1996 | Wetter/Ruhr.de | STUDIO BETTINA PELZ