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BENJAMIN EGGER
Hi, I'm Benjamin Egger, a researcher and curator focusing on post-digital as well as queer art and exhibitions in this field. Wanna get in touch? Easy!
Benjamin Egger





NEWS

Happy to announce that the group exhibition queer AND BEYOND [choose category] that I had the pleasure to curate opened in the store-front of feldfünf in Berlin. The show runs from April 10 to May 1, 2021. Come after dark to fully experience the technology-based pieces. Participating artists: Patricia Detmering, Jeremy Bailey, Hannah Neckel, Wet-Hard Agency, Magdalena Kovarik, Leandro Goddinho, Sarah Wölker, Christoffer Horlitz.

Next summer, the antology Transdisziplinäre Begegnungen zwischen postdigitaler Kunst und Kultureller Bildung I am editing with Judith Ackermann will be published. It contains contributions from a scientific and artistic perspective as well as from the field of (art) education.



BIO

Benjamin Egger (M.A.), born 1987, works since 2017 as a researcher in the project »Postdigital Art Practices in Cultural Education. Aesthetic encounters between appropriation, production and mediation«, funded by the German Federal Ministry's of Education and Research, at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. After completing his Bachelor's degree in Theatre Studies and Spanish Philology, he graduated with a Master's degree in European Media Studies at the University of Potsdam and University of Applied Sciences Potsdam in 2017 with a theoretical-artistic thesis on curating as a form of aesthetic thinking. He is a doctoral candidate at Leuphana University Lüneburg with an explorative-experimental thesis developing the concept of postdigital curating. He works as a curator, copywriter, and editor for galleries, radio stations as well as in advertising.



TALKS

Bildungsforschungstagung 2021
Video contribution together with Judith Ackermann, Magdalena Kovarik, Sarah Wölker and Marian Dörk, online, 09–10/03/2021

Network meeting of the funding line »Forschung zur Digitalisierung in der Kulturellen Bildung«
Video contribution together with Magdalena Kovarik and Sarah Wölker, online, 18–20/06/2020

ASAP ('As Soon As Possible') – transferring the immediacy of the digital to culture
Panel discussion together with Nadja Buttendorf, Aram Bartholl and Yvonne Zindel, hosted by Q Berlin at James-Simon-Galerie, Berlin, 08/11/2019

museum4punkt0 ǀ impulse: Virtuelle Ausstellungen – Medium ohne eigene Identität?
Panel discussion hosted by museum4punkt0 at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 20/06/2019

Post-digital art practices in cultural education
Lecture together with Hanne Seitz at the conference »Optimize me! Kulturelle Bildung und Digitalisierung«, Wolfenbüttel, 04/05/19

How-to: Post-digital exhibition spaces
Lecture together with Hanne Seitz at the conference »Welche Forschung braucht die Kulturelle Bildung: Aktuelle Befunde, Diskurse und Praxisfelder«, Münster, 15/03/19

Dis-playing art: Appropriation spaces in post-digital exhibitions
Lecture together with Judith Ackermann and Magdalena Kovarik at the conference »The Art Museum in the Digital Age«, Belvedere Wien, 11/01/19

Presentation of project results
Networking meeting at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, 29/11/18

Dis-playing art: Creating empathetic feedback loops in digital exhibitions
Poster presentation at the conference »Exponat – Raum – Interaktion. Perspektiven für das Kuratieren digitaler Ausstellungen«, Gotha, 09/11/18

Algorithmically supported curating
Lecture at the »Nachwuchsforschungstag: Postdigitale Kunst und Medienkultur«, Institute for Art & Art Theory, University of Cologne, 07/07/18

Post-digital art practices in cultural education: aesthetic encounters between appropriation, production and education
Project presentation at the networking meeting of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research funding priority »Research on digitization in cultural education«, Nürnberg, 29/06/18

Post-Internet vs. Post-Digital
Introduction at the artist talk with Marisa Olson at Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies (ZEM), Potsdam, 02/05/18

Post-digital art practices in cultural education: Three punch lines
Lecture at the kick-off of the project PKKB (Postdigitale Kunstpraktiken in der Kulturellen Bildung), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Berlin, 25/01/18



CLASSES

Remixing Sanssouci – Plant the Exhibition
Interdisciplinary project course on producing digital art remixes, conducted together with Magdalena Kovarik, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, summer semester 19

Postdigitale Kreativität
Together with Judith Ackermann at the Department of Social and Educational Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, summer semester 18

Medien und Lebenswelt
Conducted by Judith Ackermann. Teaching participation with an input on curatorial practices, joint project development and reflection on the results, Department of Social and Educational Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, winter semester 17/18



WRITING

Ackermann, Judith & Egger, Benjamin (2021, forthcoming): Transdisziplinäre Begegnungen zwischen postdigitaler Kunst und Kultureller Bildung. Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft, Kunst und Vermittlung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Egger, Benjamin, Kovarik, Magdalena, Bernhard, Ann-Katrin & Maselli, Daniele (2021, forthcoming): un/natural surrogates. In J. Ackermann & B. Egger, Transdisziplinäre Begegnungen zwischen postdigitaler Kunst und Kultureller Bildung. Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft, Kunst und Vermittlung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Egger, Benjamin, Ackermann, Judith & Kovarik, Magdalena (2021, forthcoming): Postdigitale Kunst ausstellen und erfahren. Gestaltung empathischer Feedbackschleifen als Ordnungsmoment für hybride Ausstellungskontexte. In J. Ackermann & B. Egger, Transdisziplinäre Begegnungen zwischen postdigitaler Kunst und Kultureller Bildung. Perspektiven aus Wissenschaft, Kunst und Vermittlung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Egger, Benjamin & Ackermann, Judith (2021, forthcoming): Meta-curating: online exhibitions questioning curatorial practices in the postdigital age. In International Journal for Digital Art History.

Ackermann, Judith, Egger, Benjamin & Scharlach, Rebecca (2019): Programming the post digital: Curation of appropriation resources in (collaborative) creative coding spaces In Postdigit Sci Educ 2 (S. 416–441).

Egger, Benjamin (2019): The next documenta should be curated by a machine. I tell you why it shouldn’t. Or how. In K. Klein & W. Noll: Postdigital Landscapes, Zeitschrift Kunst Medien Bildung. Zeitschrift Kunst Medien Bildung.



CURATORIAL

queer AND BEYOND [choose category]
Group and store-front exhibition at feldfünf in Berlin, 10/04–01/05/21

UN/NATURAL SURROGATES
Online exhibition, curated within the project PKKB, since 12/12/19. The exhibition has been a pavilion of the 4th edition of the wrong biennale.

ES WIRD ZEIT. Ein-Sichten
Curatorial direction and catalogue design together with Sarah Berger at Vierte Welt Berlin, 03/07–05/07/15

Von Wegen. Eine intermediale Ausstellung über Karten, Blicke, Räume
Participation with an installation work within the Media Studies programm at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, May 2014