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Based in Berlin, Henrietta Y. Mansfeld (Heni) is a researcher and curator. She has curated solo and group shows collaborating with international artists on a range of artistic mediums including photography, sculpture, video art and sound art. Heni previously founded The Cultarture Project (2014-2018), a curatorial initiative that organises exhibitions, artistic dialogues and residency programmes. Her research and curatorial interest is rooted in unravelling the entanglement of identities and narratives through rethinking the relationship between the local and the global. Heni is currently a part of artnet Berlin's Gallery Network team. She speaks fluent English, Hungarian and Chinese, and conversational Korean, French and now German (currently B2).

Awards & Fellowships

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August 01, 2018

Shortlisted: Exhibition Proposal

Exhibition proposal Forest of Gestures by Henrietta Y. (Xie) Mansfeld in collaboration with artist Martyna Poznanska shortlisted for the Second Micro-Curatorial Project by Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation, Hong Kong/Shanghai/Shenzhen. Judging panel includes British art critic and museum director Karen Smith, curator Bao Dong, curator Ying Kwok, artist Liu Wei and Frank F. Yang.

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Coursebook in History of Art Diversity in Contemporary Art​ published by AccessEd (London-based education NGO) 

Exhibition texts can be found in Curatorial Portfolio


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June 28- July 3, 2021

The Lisbon Consortium, XI Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon

Paper Presenter at Conference: Convivial Culture, 4Cs- from Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, co-produced by Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union 

Paper title: A Cultural Paradox: The Case for Regional Exhibitions

February 3-5, 2021

Ca Foscari University of Venice, Venice

Speaker at Symposium: On the Boundaries of Here and Now

Title: How Western Museums Institute Aesthetics of the Other in the 21st Century

June 27-28, 2020

Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest

Correspondent for curator Yung Ma at Symposium: Contemporary Art Biennials - Our Hegemonic Machines in States of Emergency


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September 2019-21 (deferred)

Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland / University of Reading, UK

Doctoral candidate in Curating

Research title: Curating the "Other" in a Global Context: and Inclusiveness in Curatorial Approach from 2000 to the Present (Provisional title)

October 2012- January 2014

Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

MA in Culture and Differences (Interdisciplinary)

Main courses: Primitivism in Modern Art (art theory), Thinking and Representing Otherness, Gender Theory.

September 2009- June 2012

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

BSocSci Politics and International Relations

May-June 2015

Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York

Summer courses: Art Collection: Acquiring and Caring for Works of Art / Experience Art History


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August 2021- 

Gallery Liaison @ artnet (Berlin office)

Responsible for attending to 80-100 international galleries  and improving the presentation of their artists and gallery profile on artnet. 

July 2014- 

Founder & Curator @ The Cultarture Project

The Cultarture Project is a curatorial initiative that organises exhibitions, events and programmes. 

November 2016- October 2017

Art Programme Director @ Asia Institute of Art and Finance, Shanghai

Responsible for designing and coordinating art and finance-related programmes including Global Art Financier Program London Module on British Art Collection and Art Funds and Art Financier Youth Leadership Program Paris Module on Cultural Policy in France and Industry Practice

January-May 2014

Project Consultant @ Cruz-Diez Foundation, Paris

Assisting and working closely with Carlos Cruz-Diez Jr., CEO of Cruz-Diez Foundation and the eldest son of artist Carlos Cruz-Diez on "Technology and Art, Architecture and Art Dialogue Tour" in major art institutions in Shanghai and Beijing. 

September-December 2013

Internship: Cultural Affairs @ General Consulate of Hungary, Shanghai

Assistant to the Cultural Consul Révész Ágota on a cultural memorial project known as the Hudec Week commemorating the Hungarian architect Hudec László in Shanghai

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