Nadja Quante is an independent curator based in Berlin, Germany. Together with Bakri Bakhit and Anna Voswinckel, she is currently working on a project on touch. The project starts from the observation that both body and healing techniques working with touch are booming, while touch screens and tactile devices play an increasing role in interface technology. The project that will take the form of an exhibition and a series of events brings together contemporary art works that react to this “sensory turn,” question the hierarchy of the senses and discuss the meaning of touch.
During her residency her curatorial focus will be on interdisciplinary and performative practices especially in sound or music related art as well as on feminist and queer approaches.
Nadja studied Cultural Studies and Art Theory & Visual Studies (M.A.) at the University of Lüneburg (D). From 2008 to 2015 she worked as assistant curator and exhibition coordinator and from Feb. 2013 until April 2014 as interim director at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe where she coordinated numerous exhibitions (amongst them solo shows of Nancy Holt, Stephen Willats and Laura Horelli and the group shows “LEARN TO READ ART. A History of Printed Matter“ and “The School of Kyiv: Karlsruhe Class, Lecturer: Alexandra Exter“). She curated the exhibitions “Hold Repeat Pause“ with Hanna Schwarz and Emilie Pitoiset (2013), “Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz: Patriarchal Poetry“, (2013, co-curated by Anja Casser), “Michaela Melián: In a Mist“ (2014), and „Karin Michalski: The Alphabet of Feeling Bad & The Unhappy Archive“ (2014). Her latest curatorial projects were the exhibitions “31.2 running meters on the history of Badischer Kunstverein“ (conceived together with students from the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design (2015/2016) and a solo show of Hannah Weinberger (2016). In April 2016 she was curator-in-residence at Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin.
For her residency at HIAP in Suomenlinna she received a stipend from Goethe Institute Finnland.