Anna-Lena Werner, born 1985, is a researcher and curator. Since 2019 she is member of the staff at the Institute for Theatre Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, as a post doc researcher and educator in Culture and Media Management. 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, Bielefeld 2020). As a member of the Cluster of Excellence EXC2020 Temporal Communities, she produced and organized "A Video Series on Performance and Communities" (2020) in collaboration with Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin and the workshop “Counter Narratives and Resilience in Practice: On Decolonial Strategies in Art and Communities”. From 2018-20 she co-directed the research project "Invitations – Archive as Event," between Freie Universität Berlin, Archiv der Avantgarden (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) and HKW, Berlin. Engaging in digital research and curatorial practices, she runs the online magazine artfridge.de since 2011 and was research associate for Black Mountain Research (2013-16), 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 research projects, as well as exhibitions she organised, and texts she has written for different magazines and catalogues.

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