Curator Talk: Anselm Franke and Paz Guevara, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

April 10, 2019

Join us for a talk by Anselm Franke, Head of Visual Arts and Film, and Paz Guevara, Research Fellow at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.


Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) creates a forum for the contemporary arts and critical debates. In the midst of profound global and planetary transformation processes, HKW re-explores artistic positions, scientific concepts, and spheres of political activity. In this talk, Franke and Guevara will discuss some of the recent programming at HKW.

Participant Bios

Anselm Franke has been Head of Visual Arts and Film at HKW since 2013. He previously worked as a curator at KW Berlin and as director of the Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp. In 2005 he and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus founded the Forum Expanded for the Berlin International Film Festival of which he has been co-curator since. He was the chief curator of the Taipei Biennial in 2012 and of the Shanghai Biennale in 2014. His exhibition project Animism was shown from 2009 until 2014 in collaboration with various partners in Antwerp, Berne, Vienna, Berlin, New York, Shenzhen, Seoul and Beirut. Franke received his doctorate from Goldsmiths College, London.

Paz Guevara is a curator, cultural critic, and author who lives between Berlin and Latin America. Guevara has realized curatorial projects based on research and contingent problems, such as indigenous contemporary positions, strategies of cultural translation, and rewriting history. She was curator of the exhibition on cultural translation In Other Words: The Black Market of Translations—Negotiating Contemporary Cultures at NGBK and Kunstraum Kreuzberg in Berlin (2012); co-curator of the Latin American Pavilion at the 55th and 54th Venice Biennale (2013 and 2011); co-curator of the 1st Montevideo Biennial, in Uruguay (2013); co-curator of the 6th Curitiba Biennial, Brazil (2011); and curator of Comunidad Ficticia in Matucana 100, Santiago (2009).