Marlie Mul is a Dutch artist currently based in Berlin. She is a graduate of the Architectural Association’s MA programme in Architectural Theory in London, and has a BA in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, The Netherlands. Marlie Mul is initiator of the online artists PDF publishing platform xym.no and teaches at the Architectural Association in London. Recent exhibitions are the solo exhibitions “Boneless Banquet For One” at Croy Nielsen in Berlin, “So We Came Anyway, In Barrels” at Fluxia in Milan, “No Oduur” at Space in London and Studio in Berlin, “No Oduur (Your Smoke Draws Me In)" at Oslo10 in Basel, and “Stop Being So Attractive I Can’t Get Anything Done” at Autocenter in Berlin. Other exhibitions are “Great Offers” in collaboration with Morag Keil at CEO Gallery in Malmo, “Humble Habits Domestic Monuments” at Hinter Haus Des Meeres in Vienna, “Grouped Show” at Tanya Leighton Gallery in Berlin and “The Smart Frrridge (Chilly Forecast for Internet Fridge)” at Kunstverein Medienturm in Graz.
Maike Cruse is a curator based in Berlin. If you come along an up and running art institution, be sure, Maike Cruse is or was involved somehow! She was press officer of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Berlin Biennale. She co-initiated the Galerie im Regierungsviertel, a mobile exhibition platform, and the renowned Forgotten Bar in Kreuzberg, which was a stunning social and curatorial experiment. From 2008 to 2011 she was communication manager at Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. Now she is the artistic director of abc art berlin contemporary, that takes place in Berlin every autumn.
Maike Cruse has studied Art in London.
Week 2 / Tour(engl./ger.) – Marc Glöde
Marc Glöde is a curator, film expert and art critic. He received his PhD in film studies from the Free University Berlin and taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, The Free University of Berlin, and is at this moment an Assistant Professor at the ETH Zürich. At the FU Berlin he was part of the research project “Culture of Performativity” on the subject “Synaesthesia effects: kinetic and coloured dimension of the cinema”.
Since the midst of the 1990s he worked as a curator. He was invited curator for the Experimenta Festival 2007 in Mumbai/Bangalore and curated the exhibition “STILL/MOVING/STILL – The History of Slide Projection in the Arts” in Knokke/Belgium. His most recent curatorial projects include “Light Camera Action” and “About Painting” (art berlin contemporary, Berlin 2010 & 2011), “(Re-)locating the Self” (Y8, Hamburg), and “Filmic Reflections on the Document” (Videonale, Bonn). Since 2008 he has been curator of Art Film, Art Basel's film program. His writing has been published in Fantom, Texte zur Kunst, Parkett, Art in America and X-TRA Magazine, among others. His book “Farblicht. Räume.”, published by Fink Verlag, Munich, is forthcoming in 2013. Marc Glöde lives and works in Berlin.
Week 2 / Lecture(engl./ger.) – Ivo Wessel
Ivo Wessel is a software developer, author and collector based in Berlin. He passionately collects photography, concept- and videoart as well as books. Together with Jan Winkelmann he created EYEOUT, an art guide-app, which has been produced for the Gallery Weekend Berlin, the art forum and other occasions. He takes part in conferences on mobile technology and writes for the magazines “Mobile Developer” and “Weave”. Together with Gerd Harry Lybke he founded “e-art-apps”, i.e. art-apps for the iPhone. He is member of the Jury of the AppArtAward of the ZKM Karlsruhe. Together with the gallerist Olaf Stüber he regularly curates and shows “Videoart at Midnight” in the movie theater Babylon in Berlin.
Even though Ivo Wessel is famous for being a bibliophilic, we hope that giving a lecture in a former library with empty bookshelves will not be too much of a disturbance for him. First there was the thought; then there came the book. A relieve hopefully.
He will speak about the digital and mobile impact on art for curators, artists, collectors and visitors; in which way apps is the new material for emerging artists and how all these different groups can benefit from the new possibilities of app store publishing worldwide.