Gabriele Mackert

Biographical Information

Dr Gabriele Mackert is an independent curator and author.

Having first trained as a journalist, Mackert then studied art, art history and German literature in Brunswick and worked in the educational department at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg and as a research assistant at the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel. From 1998 to 2003 Mackert was a curator at the Kunsthalle Wien (in Vienna) and from 2005 to 2008 director of the Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst (GAK) in Bremen. In 2005 she planned and organized the artistic contribution for Austria at the World-Expo in Aichi, Japan. In 2011 she graduated with a doctoral theses about the open letters by Marcel Broodthaers.

Among the exhibitions Mackert conceived at the GAK Bremen are: “Nikki S. Lee. Projects and Parts”; Ulf Aminde; Simon Lewis (2007); “Bin beschäftigt”; “Nicole Six/Paul Petritsch”; “Living Rooms. Happy End of the 21st Century”; “Ana Torfs Figuren/Projektionen 2000–2005” (2006); “Wörter Sex Schnitt. Rolf Dieter Brinkmann”; “A Lucky Strike. Kunst findet Stadt”; “Alice Creischer. Apparat zum osmotischen Druckausgleich von Reichtum bei der Betrachtung von Armut” (2005).

Further exhibitions (selected examples):

“Wisdom of Nature” (Nagoya City Arts Museum, Nagoya, 2005); Yinka Shonibare (Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna/Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2004); “Permanent Produktiv” (Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2004); “Attack! Kunst und Krieg in Zeiten der Medien” (Kunsthalle Wien, 2003); Marcel Broodthaers (Kunsthalle Wien, 2003); Santiago Sierra (Kunsthalle Wien, 2002).

Gabriele Mackert 2006, Copyright: GAK Bremen
Gabriele Mackert
Independent curator

Contemporary art
Conceptual art
Art in public space
Interdisciplinary projects
Art communication & education
Theories & models of curatorial practice

Gabriele Mackert