Works on Gender and Identity is a project of curatorial activism. It acts by conceiving and organizing exhibitions of contemporary art engaged in counter-hegemonic practices and discourses. It deals with the notions of gender, sex, race, and class. The project aims to establish an independent framework for positions critically dealing with those issues in the art system.
In order to guarantee its autonomy and critical line, works on gender and identity cooperates with different institutions. This form of operation makes it possible to disseminate critical content while leveling out rigid structures and assumptions within the art system. Exhibition publications are understood as an integral part of the project as they fulfill the task of a theoretical reflection and contribute to sensitizing and raising public awareness.
Curator & editor: Alejandro Perdomo Daniels
Assistance: Maria Rudy
Academic internship: Svenja Gellner
Web: Anand Angarag / Norman Neumann
Dr. Alejandro Perdomo Daniels is a Bremen-based writer and curator. After studying Art History at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, he received his Ph.D. from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. His dissertation comprised an investigation into the art historical and theoretical factors that enabled the emergence of the aesthetic strategy of the appropriation. He worked as an academic assistant at the Kunstmuseen Krefeld and was assistant curator of the international exhibition project between Germany, Uganda, and Zimbabwe Kabbo ka Muwala–The Girl's Basket. In addition to journalistic activities in the context of which he won the National Prize for Art Criticism of Colombia in 2011, he writes continuously about contemporary art and is artistic director of the LUX-Projektionsfestival in Bremen.
Maria Rudy studied Cultural Studies and English-Speaking Cultures at the University of Bremen and at Nottingham Trent University. She wrote her BA on the commodification of the feminist critique of representation. She completed an academic internship at the Städtische Galerie Bremen and at the Kunstverein in Hamburg.
Svenja Gellner studies Art and Media together with Gender Studies at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg. She was a student assistant at the Institute for Art and Visual Culture at the University of Oldenburg and completed an academic internship at the Kunstpalais Erlangen.