Brief CV
My name is Anna-Sophie Springer and I am an independent curator, writer, and editor. After working for some years in editorial positions at Merve Verlag and transmediale, in 2011, I co-founded the publishing platform K. Verlag in Berlin together with the Canadian artist Charles Stankievech. With this project, as in my practice at large, I merge curatorial, editorial, and artistic commitments by stimulating fluid relations among images, artifacts, and texts in order to produce new geographical, physical, and cognitive proximities—often in relation to historical archives and the book-as-exhibition. Previous projects as a curator include the series EX LIBRIS (2013), exploring relationships between the book, the library, and the exhibition, and Ha Ha Road (2011), a group exhibition on the subversive power of humor. 125,660 Specimens of Natural History (2015) investigated the role of the natural history exhibition in the contemporary context of transformed, postnatural ecologies. This exhibition was realized in cooperation with the Indonesian Institute of Science and the Schering Stiftung and co-curated with Etienne Turpin at Komunitas Salihara in Jakarta, Indonesia. As a member of the SYNAPSE International Curators’ Network of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the two of us also co-founded and co-edit the intercalations: paginated exhibition series published as part of Das Anthropozän-Projekt. Most recently, I am also the co-editor of a second, expanded edition of Fantasies of the Library (MIT Press, 2016). Although my practice is an ongoing study of undisciplined discipline, I did complete two M.A.s—one in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London (2007), and one in Curatorial Studies from the HGB, Leipzig (2013). In 2014, I was invited as the Craig-Kade Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Currently, I am conducting research for my Ph.D. on the financialization of nature at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths. As a practice-based degree the project also continues my work on natural history exhibitions in times of ecological collapse. For more details on my practice, please see my website at the link below.