Susanne Jaschko

Susanne Jaschko is a Berlin based independent curator, author and lecturer.

“As curator, author and lecturer I work about selected themes which I research and convey. My work centers on an experimental art practice renewing the understanding of art and its social and cultural functions. This implies a critical analysis of traditional and institutional practices and a rapprochement to neighbouring disciplines such as architecture, design or sciences.
Digital culture which influenced my generation irreversibly, is often the conceptual point of departure for my projects, since it deeply changed our understanding of authorship, the public, process, time and space”.

Between March 2008 and May 2009, she was head of presentation and of the artist in residence program at the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam. From1997 – 2004 Jaschko was curator, then deputy director of the transmediale festival for art and digital culture in Berlin.

Next to her curatorial work she has taught on an academic level in Germany and abroad. She regularly speaks at conferences and publishes on themes related to her curatorial practice.

She studied art history, history of architecture and linguistics at the RWTH Aachen, Germany. Her doctorate thesis dealt with self-portraiture and self-understanding in GDR painting between 1949 and the 1980s.