Dr. des. Berit Fischer is an curator, spatial practitioner, writer and researcher who has worked internationally since 1999. She was awarded a full scholarship for her practice based PhD research at the Winchester School of Art/Southampton University, UK. Beyond the PhD, her curatorial research interests focus on socially produced spaces, the specification of art as a producer of new knowledge and a means to permeate the status quo, the creation of fields of action, and the development of spaces for critical engagement.
She has published articles in Afterall(London), Onomatopee(Eindhoven) and be Magazin(Berlin), among other publications, and both edited and contributed to the books New Spaces for Negotiating Art (and) Histories in Africa (co-edited with Kerstin Pinther and Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, 2015), Hlysnan: The Notion and Politics of Listening (2014), and Other Possible Worlds – Proposals on this Side of Utopia (2011).
She has presented tutorials, lectures, and workshops around the world, including at ZHdK, Zürich, Bergen University (Norway), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Nottingham Trent University (UK), and the Soma organisation (Mexico City). She was a member of the advisory board of the B32 project space (Maastricht), contributed and consulted on the Making Futures summer school (Berlin, 2019) and was a co-founding curator of The Brewster Project (New York, 2001). She is a member of the IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) and the Errant Sound working group (Berlin). Her curatorial projects include Revolution Without Movement (Galeria Hit, tranzit.sk, Bratislava), Hlysnan: The Notion and Politics of Listening (Casino Luxembourg Forum d`Art Contemporain, Luxembourg), Part of the Game, (nGbK, Berlin), Other Possible Worlds – Proposals on this Side of Utopia(nGbK, Berlin), Brooklyn Waterfront Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (New York), Dumbo Arts Festival (New York), Intrude 366 (Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai), and City Beats (BankART, Yokahama).
In addition Berit Fischer is a Yoga practitioner since 1999 and received her 200 hours Ashtanga Yoga teaching certification in 2013 through the Ashtanga Studio Berlin (Andrea Lutz) and Manju Pattabhi Jois (oldest son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on Ashtanga Yoga). She understands Yoga as a social and political practice. In her own practice and teaching she seeks awareness and connectivity within and around us.