Curator of the Biennale 2022: Iris Sikking

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The Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2022 will be curated by Iris Sikking from the Netherlands. This was announced on September 9, 2020, by the board of the Biennale upon consultation in a meeting with the directors and managers of the partnering exhibition houses of the Biennale. The 3rd Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie will take place from 19 March through 22 May, 2022, in various exhibition venues in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg.

At the intersection of art, photojournalism and documentary photography
Iris Sikking (*1968 in Amsterdam) lives and works as an independent curator in Amsterdam. She is a trained photography historian and film editor. Through the mid-1980s, she also worked as a DJ in Delft. As a curator, author and mentor, her focus has been on artistic positions at the intersection of art, photojournalism and documentary photography. Innovative strategies of storytelling paired with her eclectic use of media and presentation methods are the hallmarks of her curatorial work. For more than 15 years, she has realized international projects in close cooperation with artists, conceived thematic exhibitions and published photo books as well as online projects.

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