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Our people
Director

IDO SHIN / Director, Architect

Graduated from the Department of Architecture of ‘Technical University in Berlin’ and as a registered architect in the ‘Berlin Chamber of German Architects’, Shin began his career at the ‘Hadi Teherani Architects’ and has carried out various projects including Suncity urban planing of Bangalore, India, domestic architecture projects and hotel projects both in Seoul, Korea and Berlin, Germany. He also extend his work in scenography and diversely participates in collaboration projects with artists. From 2011, He has been establishing the network of asian artists in Berlin to carry out various experimental projects including contemporary discussion forum to ultimately establish Asian contemporary art platform.

Min, Byung Jic / Co-Artistic Director, Curator

Min, Byung Jic, born in 1970 graduated from Korea University with major in Philosophy. He also received a master’s degree in Aesthetics from Hongik University with the thesis on “Michel Foucault’s Visuality.” He has worked as an assistant curator at ArtSonje Center, a curator at Ilmin Museum of Art and a chief curator at Daelim Museum of Art. He was a chief curator for the 1st Seoul International Photography Festival and worked at City Gallery Project in Seoul. Also, he worked as a chief curator at Pohang Steel Museum of Art and an exhibition director at culture station seoul 284(former seoul station). Now, he has served as a vice director at alternative space LOOP. His interests lay in visual culture, visual theory, contemporary art, photograph, design, public art, cultural policy and humanities. He often takes part in critical writing on visual culture.

NA YEON KIM / Project Director

Nayeon Kim was born and spent her childhood in New York, USA and studied International Relations in Korea. After working in various fields including TV, Radio and  project management, she joined NON Berlin in 2014 as a boarding member and has been organising projects to promote contemporary Asian art and to stimulate Asian-European art exchange. In particular, Kim has passion and interest in the performance arts field. As project director at NON Berlin, Kim takes part in general activities at the space. In particular, she took part in curating Asian Art Show 2016, love! The hidden voice for NONDA #7, a inter-media lecture program. She is also engaged in organising and moderating talk events at NON Berlin.

Curatorial Team

Daniela Schmidke

Daniela Schmidtke studied Arts & Cultural Management at the School for Applied Sciences in Potsdam (Germany), completing her degree in 2008 with a work on intermediality in contemporary art. From 2002 to 2011 she worked for various artistic and political projects (press and communications, project coordination, production assistance). 2011 she started her Phd with a sholarship (DFG) at the graduate school „Vision and Visibility“ (University of Potsdam) on motion and visibility in video installation space. As a performance artist she has been a member of Flocks & Shoals Performance Art Collective since 2010. She is collabrating as author and curator with studio iaan since 2012 and non berlin since 2014.

Lena von Geyso

Education in cultural studies (Europa Universität Viadrina and Université Paris 8, France; BA) and European Media Studies at the University of Potsdam and the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences; MA). 2013–2015 Cultures of the Curatorial (Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig; MA). From 2010–12 co-curator of the media arts exhibition at Emergeandsee Media Arts Festival Berlin. Lena von Geyso works as an artistic assistant in the field of video art and freelance in various exhibitions, conferences and projects.

Elisabeth Pichler

studied communication design (diploma) at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, where she specialized in the field of exhibition design. In 2009-2012 she was part of ›Studio Saalfeld‹, working in the conception, design and implementation of culture-historical exhibitions. At ›t e s l a media>art<laboratory‹ (2007) and the ›House of World Cultures‹ (2013) in Berlin, she accompanied exhibitions and workshops. In 2009 she worked with the French artist and architect collective ›bruit du frigo‹ in the field of participatory urbanism. 2013–2015 she was MA student of ›Cultures of the Curatorial‹ at the School of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Elisabeth Pichler lives and works in Berlin as a freelance graphic designer, exhibition designer andcurator.

Yu-Chieh

Yu-Chieh Li is a Ph.D. candidate in East Asian art history at Heidelberg University, Germany. She is co-founder of SCREEN, a New York based curatorial collective and platform for digital art.From 2013 to 2015 she was an Andrew W. Mellon C-MAP Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she is a co-editor of post, a digital platform for collaborative research and artistic exchange, and organizes workshops and research activities on contemporary and modern art in Asia. Her research interests include Dada, media-based art, and transcultural issues in contemporary art. Her dissertation is about conceptualism in the Post-Mao era in China.

Kanta Kimura

Kanta Kimura studied Art at the University of Arts Berlin under Professor Bernd Koberling.
He showed in various exhibitions such Oel-Früh Cabinet Teil VII/ Ole Früh Cabinet Hamburg, Vitales Echo / Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Distant Observations / Kunstraum Bethanien, Regina Pistor Preis 2008 / Udk Berlin.
Since 2012, he is doing the coordination for Tokyo Wonder Site in Kunstquartier Bethanien.

Bùi Kim Đĩnh

Bùi Kim Đĩnh obtained two master degrees: one in Vietnamese Archaeology from the Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities and the other in Management and Communication in Museums from the Berlin University of Applied Sciences. With experience in archaeology, early childhood education, contemporary art and public education, Kim Đĩnh finds and participates in projects from different fields of educational exchange in museum studies, art and anthropology.

Besides, she is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology of George-August University in Göttingen, Germany. Her doctoral research focuses on the development of independent art since the 1990s and explores its potential to transform civil society in Việt Nam.

Exhibition Coordinator
PR & Communication

Jae Kyung Kim

Kim studied Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art in London, UK.

During her studies, she applied her graphic design skills and research practice to create new experience through physical installations in the exhibition and museum space. She participated in the installation design for exhibitions such as ‘Queen’s State Apartments/Kensington Palace’, ’NODEM EXPO 2013-2014’ and ‘The Exponential Horn: In Search of Perfect Sound at Science Museum’ .

Having finished her study, she recently moved to Berlin to expand her career as a freelance designer and artist. In 2016, she joined NON Berlin team.

Tabasa Hara

Tabasa Hara is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a BA Hons degree in Liberal Arts with a minor in Design and Anthropology at Kyushu University, Japan. She has also participated in an academic exchange to study Cultural Studies for a year in University of Leeds, UK.

Her interests focus in the way of curating and editing of objects depending on their own cultural background and environment. As well as this, she has a passion to research about crafts which is locally designed and made reflecting ‘the beauty of use’ not only in Japan, but Asia, and all the world.

During the internship experience, she will follow the PR and Communication work at NON Berlin.

Ana Maçã

Ana Maçã just finished her bachelor in Fine Arts at School of Arts and Design at Caldas da Rainha.

Her main pursuit is the question who lies around art appropriation. To what point a picture who is upload to the world wide web can belong to us, and which way we can use it , or reproduce it and the limits and ethics that involves it. For her,  reproducing a picture who’s she passionate about is a process of creating a memory, in the same way that we photograph something that we like.

In addition to this search she has a  highly interest in handmade printmaking as a reproduction technique.

Advisory Board

ANDRZEJ RASZYK / Director of Berlinerpool

Andrzej Raszyk is a project manager, concept writer and events producer in the cultural, creative sector, based in Berlin, Germany. Raszyk is a director of berlinerpool | arts network+mobile artists archive, where he develops creative projects and builds cooperative networks of artists, curators and art spaces. As editor of mondaynews, he is responsible for content of the information platform for artists and weekly newsletter. Raszyk is manager of culturia – research project and a residency program based in Berlin which focuses on texts written by artists and artistic process inquiries. He holds an MA degree in Comparative Literature Studies, University of Silesia, Poland.

Egbert Baqué / Director of Egbert Baqué contemporary,
Autor and Curator

From the mid-1980s, Egbert Baqué worked as a writer, translator, and curator, and as project director was responsible for museum exhibitions as part of international cultural exchange programs.

He founded his first gallery in 1991. From 1997 to 2005 he worked as the correspondent for a gallery in Paris, and in this capacity he prepared exhibitions with artists such as Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, Helmut Middendorf, Norbert Bisky, Markus Oehlen, and Boris Mikhailov. He has translated books and catalogue essays on Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Matthias Grünewald, Velázquez, José Clemente Orozco, Yves Klein, Bettina Rheims, Mario Testino, Jannis Kounellis, Jeff Wall, John Chamberlain, and Louise Bourgeois, on Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, on pop culture, photography, fashion, as well as on film topics such as Jean Renoir, Japanese and Indian film, and film noir. One special focus of his gallery is on crossover projects that link the visual arts with other art forms such as rock music, literature, or film. In recent years, the gallery has presented exhibitions about Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Pussy Riot, Lou Reed, Aras Ören, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.