Based in Berlin, Henrietta Y. Mansfeld (aka Heni) is a curator and researcher. She has curated solo and group shows collaborating with international artists on a wide range of artistic mediums including photography, sculpture, video art and sound art. Heni is the founder of The Cultarture Project (2014-), a curatorial initiative which organises exhibitions, artistic dialogues and residency programmes. 

Heni is a PhD candidate in Fine Art at Zurich University of the Arts and the University of Reading, UK (a collaborative PhD programme). She speaks fluent English, Hungarian and Chinese, and conversational Korean, French and now German (currently B2).

A flâneuse in the arts, she now works and lives in Berlin.


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August 01, 2018

Shortlisted: Exhibition Proposal

Exhibition proposal Forest of Gestures by Henrietta Y. (Xie) Mansfeld in collaboration with sound artist Martyna Poznanska was 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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Exhibition texts have appeared online on Artforum, Ocula, Vision, Artlinkart

See Curatorial Portfolio for more


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(Forthcoming) February 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 2020

Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest

Correspondent at Symposium: Contemporary Art Biennials - Our Hegemonic Machines in States of Emergency


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September 2019- 

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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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