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Jenny Schlenzka is the Associate Curator at MoMA PS1, New York mainly in charge of live programming. Together with Ralph Lemon she co-organized the dance series, Some sweet day, featuring Steve Paxton, Jérôme Bel, Faustin Linyekula, Sarah Michelson, and Deborah Hay at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. From 2008-12 she was Assistant Curator for Performance in the Department of Media and Performance Art at MoMA, where she was the first curator to focus on presenting, collecting, as well as exhibiting performance-based art, and where she co-organized the Performance Exhibition Series with artists like Tehching Hsieh, Simone Forti, Roman Ondák, Xavier Leroy, and Allora & Calzadilla, among many others. Prior to working at the Museum, Schlenzka worked as a curatorial liaison between KW, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and P.S.1, Contemporary Art Center, New York, where she helped organize exhibitions such as Into Me / Out of Me (2006), Fassbinder: Berlin Alexanderplatz (2007), and Political/ Minimal (2008). In 2007 she received her Master’s in Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Schlenzka is currently writing a dissertation on the notion of time in the split-screen image at University of Applied Arts, Vienna.