Brief CV
Kirsten Einfeldt is Head of Research and member of the directing team at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW, currently on maternity leave). She studied art history, Hispanic literature and European ethnology in Marburg, Barcelona and Hamburg where she received her PhD (thesis: “Moderne Kunst in Mexiko. Raum, Material und nationale Identität”, Bielefeld: transcript 2010). In 2003/2004, she was a pre-doctoral guest researcher at the Instituto de InvestigacionesEstéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and a cultural correspondent for German and international media such as art – Das Kunstmagazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and RiM – Artist Rag from Mexico City and L.A. in Mexico City. Einfeldt was founding member of plusminus7. platform for contemporary art from Mexico (2007-08) and is founding co-director of "SYNAPSE. The international curators‘ network” at HKW. Her research interests lie in artistic and curatorial research, political iconography, material culture and postcolonial studies, as well as transcultural art, with a special focus on modern and contemporary art from Latin America. Einfeldt has been teaching and lecturing at numerous universities in Germany and abroad. Recent publications (selection): intercalations: paginated exhibition series, 6 volumes, associate co-editor with Anna-Sophie Springer, Etienne Turpin and Daniela Wolf, Berlin: K.Verlag/HKW, 2015-2016;Teresa Margolles; Enrique Metinides; Gerardo Murillo (Dr. Atl), in: Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, ed. by Andreas Beyer, Bénédicte Savoy and Wolf Tegethoff, vol. 85, Berlin: de Gruyter 2015; Von der Nice-to-Know- zur Need-to-Know-Interdisziplinarität. Zur wechselseitigen Inspiration von Wissenschaften und Künsten, in: Gegenworte. Hefte für den Disput über Wissen, Berlin 2012, pp. 67-69.