Anke Hoffmann, born in 1970 in Berlin, is a freelance curator and cultural theorist based in Zürich.
Anke Hoffmann did a degree in cultural studies, sociology and political science in Berlin (HU Berlin) and London (Goldsmith College), during which time she was also involved in various independent cultural and video projects. From 1999 to 2001 she worked as a curatorial assistant, programme coordinator and co-curator for film and video programmes at transmediale, a festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, alongside Micky Kwella (†), Susanne Jaschko and Andreas Broeckmann.
From 2001 to 2004 Hoffmann was a research assistant in the exhibitions department of the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, where she worked with different teams on a number of large-scale temporary exhibitions, including “Ctrl Space”, “Iconoclash”, “Future Cinema” and “Fast Forward”. She also curated accompanying film and video programmes at the ZKM. Since 2004 she has been working freelance as a curator and is also a member of the curatorial project group RealismusStudio at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK) in Berlin. In 2006 she was on the curatorial team of the 7th Werkleitz Biennale in Halle. Anke Hoffmann has been project manager on various artistic productions, including the media art installation “orpheus amorph” (2008) by Penelope Wehrli. From 2009 until 2012 she has been curator of the Shedhalle in Zurich.
Anke Hoffmann contributes regularly to exhibition catalogues, gives lectures and sits on several juries.
- “Der Blinde Fleck”, NGBK, Berlin (with RealismusStudio, 2008)
- “Auflösung”, 2006, NGBK, Berlin, (three-part exhibition series, with RealismusStudio, 2006)
- “Happy Believers”, 7th Werkleitz Biennale, Halle an der Saale (co-curator, 2006)
- “tainment – Spielformen der Bewusstseinsindustrie”, NGBK, Berlin (with RealismusStudio, 2005)