Team

 

Dr. Renate Buschmann
   

Dr. Renate Buschmann
Director
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Renate Buschmann has served as the director of imai since 2008. After apprenticing as a carpenter she studied art history and archaeology in Cologne and Florence and received the PhD at the University of Cologne. She worked as an Assistant Curator at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and as a scolar at the Academy of Fine Arts Münster. As a freelance curator she conceived exhibitions on art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with particular regard to exhibition history and photography. Since her employment at imai she has been specializing in media art and its archiving and preservation. She also held several teaching positions and curated the video art program “Looking at the Big Sky” commissioned by the Goethe Institute.

       

Darija Simunovic

 

Darija Simunovic, M.A. Cultural Studies
Collection & Distribution
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Hiroko Myokam  

Hiroko Kimura-Myokam
Staff member for the project long-term archiving
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Michalis Nicolaides
Staff member for the project long-term archiving
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Dr. Jessica Nitsche  

Dr. Jessica Nitsche
Postdoctoral Scholar for the research project The Media Art Agency 235 MEDIA
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Jessica Nitsche is a Media and Art scholar and currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Between 2008 and 2015 she worked as a Research Assistant at the universities of Düsseldorf, Paderborn and at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. In 2009 she completed her PhD with a dissertation entitled Walter Benjamins Gebrauch der Fotografie. From 2004 to 2007 she received a full scholarship from the German Research Foundation (DFG). Her current research focuses on media and video art, modes of documentation, the relation of media, art and politics, Walter Benjamin and Weimar culture, etc. 

 
       
Angelika Gwozdz  

Angelika Gwozdz
Research Assistant for the research project The Media Art Agency 235 MEDIA
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