Week 1 / Course (engl.) –
Julieta Aranda

After her successful lecture series in 2013, we welcome Julieta back. Julieta describes her work as: 'focused on the aesthetic potential of the role played with circulation. Not being media-specific, I manipulate existing circulation formats, in an effort to generate viable propositions for alternative transactions of cultural capital. These explorations have taken several forms, including printed media, installation, video and the creation of alternative spaces.'

Julieta’s work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as 8th Berlin Biennial, Germany (2014); the 1st Biennial of Cartagena de Indias (2014); the Cuenca Biennial, Equator (2014, 2012), Witte de With (2013), Documenta 13 (2012), N.B.K. (2012), Gwangju Biennial (2012), Venice Biennial (2011), Stroom den Haag (2011), “Living as form,” Creative Time, NY (2011), Istanbul Biennial (2011), Portikus, Frankfurt (2011), New Museum (2010), Solomon Guggenheim Museum (2009), New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY (2010), Kunstverein Arnsberg (2010), MOCA Miami (2009), Witte de With (2010), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007), 2nd Moscow Biennial (2007).

Julieta was born in 1975 in Mexico City. She received a BFA in filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts (2001) and an MFA from Columbia University (2006), New York. Her working methods include installation, video, and print media, with a special interest in the creation and manipulation of artistic exchange. Subversion of traditional notions of commerce through art making is also important to her process. As a co-director of e-flux together with Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda has developed the projects Time/Bank, Pawnshop, and e-flux video rental, all of which started in the e-flux storefront in New York, and has traveled to many venues worldwide.

Week 1 / Lecture (engl.) –
Marie Graftieaux


Marie Graftieaux is a Berlin based curator and director of insitu, a non-profit space for contemporary art. The space is super interesting for it's annually themed cycle of shows. She is also the co-founder of NuN, an exhibition space located in a private ground floor apartment in Berlin Neukölln.

Week 1 / Tour (engl.) –
Mareike Dittmer and Anne Schwanz

We just had to ask lovely Mareike Dittmer to create a tour for this year’s ACSA. Mareike actually knows everything and everyone in the Berlin but also international art scene – nope, we are not exaggerating here! In fact she kind of has to – not only since she is the co-founder and co-publisher of frieze d/e - together with Jörg Heiser. She has frequently collaborated with artists for text-based interventions and has contributed to publications as well as exhibition projects in various institutional and commercial spaces in Europe. She studied Communication Sciences, Cultural Studies and Sociology at the UDK Berlin Mareike Dittmer. We are so looking forward to what she will decide is worthwhile seeing, visiting, and getting to know in and about Berlin…

Week 1 / Lecture (engl.) –
Ulrich Loock, Martin Germann, Mod. by Jennifer Allen

Ulrich Loock is a freelance curator, university lecturer and art critic based in Berlin.

Martin Germann has been the Senior Curator at S.M.A.K. Ghent since 2012.