From mid-November 2015, Susanne Prinz and Olga Lewicka are working in Wroclaw on the Digesting History, a new piece with a strong participatory character, in which the history of the modernist architecture of the city intertwines with the history of its craft. The work is being developed with the citizens of Wrocław and several other collaborating institutions and organizations. Its premiere presentation in April 2016 inaugurates the rich program of cultural events and exhibitions of media installations in the Goethe-Institut Pop Up Pavillon.
Susanne Prinz is the director of L40-Kunstverein at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. From 2009 until today, she has presented a program of more than 100 exhibitions, events and installations at L40-Kunstverein focusing on public art and time-based interventions and presentations. She teaches, writes, and pursues freelance curatorial projects in France, Austria, and throughout Germany.
Prinz began her career in Munich with the notable and influential Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle where she served as assistant to the director and then director. She then went on to be the founding director of Christian Nagel’s second gallery located in Berlin. Between 2006 and 2012, she worked for the Artist Pension Trust. During her tenure as director of the Berlin branch, she worked with a committee of European curators, which added more than 200 artists and curated 3,500 artworks into the APT Collection.
She also was engaged by Art Forum Berlin as the event curator to “re-brand” the young section oft he art fair and founded INTERIM, the exhibition space of the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
Olga Lewicka (1975) is a painter & author of collages, art books, performative acts and essays on art. Her artistic and theoretical interests include political utopias – politics of perception – visual argumentation – rhetorics of the image – applied abstraction.
She won the Eugeniusz Geppert Competition (2005), she was nominated for the “Views” Award for the most interesting young artists on the Polish art scene (2007), and was awarded the “Young Poland” prize of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2010). Her work has been funded, among others, by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2011), and the German Foundation “Stiftung Kunstfonds” in Bonn (2014/15).
In 2003 she received a doctoral degree in philosophy for a dissertation on painting and deconstruction. Since 2015 Lewicka is tenured professor at the Art Academy in Szczecin, Department of Painting and New Media.
Her recent exhibitions were on view at Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; L40—Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin; Wrocław Contemporary Museum.
Her recent art books projects include PANORAMA: Materials for Mapping and Prospective All-Embracing Structure; The Painting Atlas, or the Unifying Fundamental Forces; CLOUDILITY.