art historian and writer, Berlin

Tom Holert is an art historian and writer. He recently co-founded the Harun Farocki Institut, Berlin and is currently finishing a book-length study on contemporary art and knowledge politics. An exhibition on writer Carl Einstein and the thresholds of the avant-garde around 1930 is forthcoming at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, (with Anselm Franke, 2018). His recent research on spaces of knowledge and learning has led to the exhibition Learning Laboratories: Architecture, Instructional Technology, and the Social Production of Pedagogical Space Around 1970, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2016–2017, and among his books are: Übergriffe: Zustände und Zuständigkeiten der Gegenwartskunst (2014) and Regieren im Bildraum (2008). Holert is a (co-)editor of Marion von Osten: Once We Were Artists (A BAK Critical Reader in Artists’ Practice) (with Maria Hlavajova, 2017) and Troubling Research: Performing Knowledge in the Arts (with Johanna Schaffer et al., 2014). Holert lives and works in Berlin.