Bettina von Dziembowski

Biographical Information

Bettina von Dziembowski, born in 1965 in Hamburg, is director of the Kunstverein Springhornhof in Neuenkirchen (Lower Saxony).

Dziembowski gained her first practical experience during her studies of applied cultural sciences at the University of Lüneburg as a member of the student curatorial team for the exhibition “Auf Bewährung. Ein Museum auf dem Prüfstand zeitgenössischer Kunst” (‘On probation. A museum tested by contemporary art’) at the Museum für das Fürstentum Lüneburg, 1991 and as project assistant in the newly founded exhibition space Kunstraum at the University of Lüneburg. In 1995 she completed her studies with a work on the land art films of the video gallery Gerry Schum. This was followed by periods of work at the media art gallery Weisser Raum in Hamburg and in Palma de Mallorca, where she curated an exhibition with video works from the collection of the TW-Stiftung Hamburg. In 1997 she worked as an academic assistant for the Kunstverein Springhornhof where she produced a documentation about land art projects in Neuenkirchen since 1967. Following this, Dziembowski was co-curator of the exhibition "from a distance" (1999) at the Museum Van Bommel Van Dam in Venlo, commissioned by the Dutch foundation Borderline.

Since the beginning of 2000 she has been director of Kunstverein & Stiftung Springhornhof in Neuenkirchen and has curated exhibitions and site-specific projects with a number of artists including Maria Eichhorn, Dan Peterman, Tony Cragg, Rainer Ganahl, Michael Asher, Dragset & Elmgreen, Peter Pommerer, Anna Gudjonsdottir, Stefan Kern, Tilo Schulz, Michaela Melián, Jens Haaning, Job Koelewijn, Dorit Margreiter, Silke Schatz und Kaucyila Brooke.

Bettina von Dziembowski is the editor of numerous publications, and a member of several juries and regional EU bodies.

Bettina von Dziembowski 2006, Copyright: Bettina von Dziembowski, Fotograf: Martin Warnke
Bettina von Dziembowski
Director | Kunstverein Springhornhof Neuenkirchen

Contemporary art
Art in public space
Land art
Media art

Bettina von Dziembowski