Based in Berlin, Henrietta Y. Mansfeld (aka Heni) is an independent 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 has organised events including artist talk and artist residency programme. She is the founder of The Cultarture Project (2014-), a curatorial initiative which aims to raise cultural, social and political awareness through art by connecting East and West.
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.
For more information: http://fyfoundation.com/news/20040
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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
Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest
Correspondent at Symposium: Contemporary Art Biennials - Our Hegemonic Machines in States of Emergency
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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
Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York
Summer courses: Art Collection: Acquiring and Caring for Works of Art / Experience Art History
Founder & Curator @ The Cultarture Project
Founded in Shanghai, The Cultarture Project is a curatorial collective which organises exhibitions, events and programmes. Projects included Whysobusy? - a video and photography documentary of the busiest financial district Lujiazui in Shanghai; #ILovePublicArt is a public art survey project in Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu to raise awareness of public art in China. Artist collaboration project titled Beyond Contemporary Art with American solar sculptor Josh Hadar which includes solo exhibition in Poly Time Museum, Beijing; artist talk with Yuejun Deng in Chronus Art Center, Shanghai and artist residency in Linden Centre, Dali, Yun'nan.
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
Project Coordinator @ 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.
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