Anselm Franke is a curator and writer who lives and works in Berlin, and currently he is Head of Visual Art and Film at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. At HKW he co-curated ‘The Anthropocene Project’ (2013-14) and the exhibitions ‘The Whole Earth’, ‘After Year Zero’ (both 2013), ‘Forensis’ (2014), ‘Ape Culture’ (2015) and ‘Nervous Systems’ (2016), among others. Before taking on his current position Franke served as the Artistic Director of Extra City Center for Contemporary Art in Antwerp (2006-2010), and as Curator of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2001-2006). Other projects Franke has curated include his long term project Animism (2010 – 2014), 10th Shanghai Biennale ‘Social Factory’ (2014), the Taipei Biennale ‘Modern Monsters/Death and Life of Fiction’ (2012), and Manifesta 7 ‘The Soul’ (co-curated, 2008). He has contributed to journals such as e-flux journal and completed his PhD at Goldsmiths College London.
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