Anna-Lena Werner, born 1985, is an art historian and curator. Since 2019 she is postdoctoral researcher and educator for culture and media management at the institute for theatre studies at Freie Universität Berlin. 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). In 2020 she organised "A Video Series on Performance and Communities" for the Cluster of Excellence "Temporal Communities" in collaboration with Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin. From 2018-20 she co-organised the research project "Invitations – Archive as Event," between Freie Universität Berlin, Archiv der Avantgarden (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 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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