Sigrid Pawelke

Sigrid Pawelke is a curator and performance and art historian living in France. She has taught Art History at the School of Visual Arts in Aix-en-Provence since 2011. Sigrid has overseen projects and produced programmes for organisations including the Fondation de France, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation, and the Federal Agency for Civic Education Germany, PS1 Center of Contemporary Art in New York, the Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella and the Beirut Street Festival. She initiated and developed the program Nouveaux Commanditaires in Germany. In collaboration with six high-profile curators and major art institutions she advanced the European platform “New Patrons” from France, Belgium and Italy into Germany with the aim of initiating art of-and-for civil society. Sigrid specialises in art projects in the urban realm and the ecological sphere. In 2016 Sigrid organised an international symposium on “Art and the biosphere” and workshops around the topic of climate change with researchers and artists in southern France. Having trained in dance, performance and physical theatre, Sigrid also teaches workshops on body experiments in the environment, based on the life/art process of Anna Halprin.