Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lena Prents is an art historian and curator working in Berlin, Minsk and Vilnius. Her research focuses on the interrelationship of artistic and exhibition practices with socio-political discourses, as well as on histories of art in Eastern Europe after World War II, and socialist modernist architecture. Recently she curated a project by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki “Labour in a Single Shot” at the Ў Gallery of Contemporary Art in Minsk; in preparation are exhibitions of Belarusian contemporary art at Gallery Arsenal in Bialystok. She is working on her PhD thesis at Humboldt University, Berlin, about Socialist Modernist Architecture in Contemporary Art. Lena Prents is currently conducting research on interaction between architecture, ideology and chess in Soviet Union, which was partly included in the exhibition 8x8. The Future that Never Happened.

Lena Prents' research in Georgia is supported by Goethe-Institut.

photo by Andrei Dureika