International Visitor Programme : December 2010

Søren Grammel

Artistic Director

Søren Grammel. Photograph: Sunah Choi

As a curator Søren Grammel (b.1971) has been responsible for numerous exhibitions in contemporary art spaces, which he prepared alone or with others, among them 'Telling Histories' (2003) and 'Total motiviert' (2003) at the Kunstverein München, the 'Videonale 9' in Bonn (2001), 'Raus hier! Eine Ausstellung und Konferenz zum Thema Weggehen' (2002) for Germinations Europe in Białystok (Poland), the research project 'We invite all' as a contribution to 'Whatever happened to social democracy' (2005) at the Rooseum in Malmø, or the shows 'Eine Munition unter anderen' (2000) and 'Kino der Dekonstruktion' (1999-2000) at the Frankfurter Kunstverein. In 2005, he published the theoretical book 'Ausstellungsautorschaft', Frankfurt am Main. He taught at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (lecture series 'Working as a curator') and held seminars at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and the Kunstakademie München. Since 2005, he has held the post of Artistic Director of the Grazer Kunstverein; the exhibitions there include 'Eine Person allein in einem Raum mit Coca-Cola-farbenen Wänden', 'Idealismusstudio', 'Never for money, always for love', 'Es ist schwer, das Reale zu berühren', or 'traurig sicher, im Training'. The show 'Die Blaue Blume' was listed among the best themed shows of 2007 by the magazine frieze. His website offers a complete catalogue of his curatorial projects and publications.