Nadine Siegert

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Curator, researcher and publisher. She is currently the Head of “Culture and Development” at the Goethe-Institut South Africa in Johannesburg. Formerly the Deputy Director of Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth. Her doctoral thesis “(Re)Mapping Luanda – Utopische und Nostalgische Zugänge zu einem Bildarchiv” (LIT 2016) is based on extensive research on the modern and contemporary art-world in Luanda. She was the project leader of the research group “African Art history and the Formation of a Modernist Aesthetic” ( and (co-)curated a number of exhibitions such as “Portraits of a Slippery Look” – Kiluanji Kia Henda (2008), “Dzzzz – Nástio Mosquito” (2008), “Hidden Pages” - António Ole (2009), Mashup (2015), FAVT: Future Africa Visions in Time (2016-2019) and Things Fall Apart (2016). Together with Katharina Fink, she runs the publishing house iwalewabooks. 

research and publication interests: Modern and Contemporary Arts of the Global South, Socialist Aesthetics, Curatorial Studies


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