A Paenhuysen is a freelance curator, art writer and pedagogue living in Berlin. She loves blogging on art. She is a lecturer of art writing and cultural theory at Node Center for Curatorial Studies.
HIAP Residencies in Finland: 30 Oct — 30 Nov 2017 and 1 Nov — 30 Nov 2018
Together with her Creative Forms in Art Writing class she published a series of e-books, of which the last one was about storytelling in art writing. Her curatorial career started at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin, in 2009, co-curating an exhibition of Paul Pfeiffer and, in 2010, together with Wolfgang Müller the exhibition Pause. Valeska Gert: Bewegte Fragmente. Since then she has curated in a variety of exhibition spaces, like Eigen + Art Lab, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, and insitu. 2017 she curated the show Up and Down at KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, about the intersections between subculture and high culture. She studied cultural history at the University of Leuven, Belgium, where she obtained a PhD which materialised itself in a book publication in Dutch on the cultural criticism of the Belgian avant-garde in the 1920s. She continued as a post-doc fellow researching on Berlin 1920s urban photography at UC Berkeley, Columbia University New York and Humboldt-University Berlin before switching to the contemporary art world.