Anna-Lena Werner, born 1985, is a researcher and curator. Having studied art history, theatre studies (Freie Universität Berlin) and art theory (Chelsea College of Art and Design, London), she completed her Ph.D. in 2019 at Freie Universität Berlin with the study "Let Them Haunt Us. How Contemporary Aesthetics Challenge Trauma as the Unrepresentable" (transcript, 2020). She is  curator of the research project "Invitations – Archive as Event" –– a collaboration between Freie Universität Berlin, Archiv der Avantgarden (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Goethe Institut Brazil. Engaging in digital research and curatorial practices, she runs the online magazine artfridge.de and was research associate for Black Mountain Research, a collaboration between Freie Universität Berlin and Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin. Anna curated exhibitions at SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin), Archiv Massiv (Leipzig), DZIALDOV (Berlin) and Blok Art Space (Istanbul), as well as she co-initiated the curatorial collectives point project and DIE BUEHNE. This website shows a selection of projects and exhibitions she organised, and texts she has written for different magazines and catalogues.

anna [at] artfridge.de