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Christine Nippe is a curator and writer who has published widely on contemporary art, urbanism, transnationalism and networks. She studied Art and Cultural History, Aesthetics and European Ethnology at Humboldt University in Berlin, and recently finalized her PhD dissertation at Humboldt University Berlin entitled “Art and Cities. Artists in Berlin and New York: On the Symbolic Capital of Cities.” In this context she was as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York and has interviewed artists such as Nevin Aladag, Matthew Barney, Dan Graham, Anri Sala, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Nippe was previously the curatorial research assistant at the 5th berlin biennial of contemporary art, programme coordinator for the exhibition of Candice Breitz at Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, and editor at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including Place Makers Berlin at Curators Without Borders, Mark Sadler: from Peshwar to Paris at Christian Ehrentraut, Urban Reflections together with Kirsten Lloyd at Stills/ Edinburgh, Everything, then, passes between us and the Johanna Billing You don’t love me yet project at Kölnischer Kunstverein, and Hardly Anything at upstairs berlin.