Meet our members

The Cultural Managers Network consists of around 200 cultural managers from Europe and the Middle East and North Africa. Here you can find their profiles and get an idea of their work.
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Bernd Böttcher
Literature
Germany
About me:

Cultural studies at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), focus on literature and history of Central and Eastern Europe, internships and studies abroad in Poland;
Personal interests in Central European history, history policies, and transformation politics;
As a cultural manager at Chernivtsi Bukovina Center (Ukraine), I focused on literature, photography, and music as evidence of current and historic transition processes in Western Ukraine.

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Bettina Lehmann
Cross-sector collaboration, Participation & Active citizenship
Contemporary arts, Dance, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinarity, Performance, Visual arts
Germany
About me:

I initiate, develop and coordinate projects in the realms of visual and performing arts, contemporary dance and music, knowledge production and all possible hybrids. My professional practice is informed by my great curiosity in all things human and their expression in various artistic forms.
I have gained working experience in various cultural institutions in different countries. My knowledge of languages and capacity of quick adaptation help me to act successfully as coordinator and mediator in diverse contexts.

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Shota Bukoshi
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Elisa Pifferi
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Silke Wittig
Community development, Cross-sector collaboration, Cultural exchange, Environment, Political engagement
Contemporary arts, Education, Interdisciplinary, Visual arts
Germany, Greece
About me:

Silke Wittig is a freelance curator, writer and art mediator based in Athens and Berlin. She studied Photography and Digital Media with Stan Douglas and Hito Steyerl at the University of the Arts in Berlin and at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts at Paris. From 2010 to 2012 she worked as Robert Bosch cultural manager at the NGO LOJA in Tetovo / North Macedonia. Since 2008 she has been working at the art institution Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin, both at the video art collection Video-Forum (2008–2010), as Head of Communication and Public Program (2012–2016) and currently as curator and editor. She recently worked as art mediator for Goethe Institute, Big Olive and documenta14 in Athens, and as project coordinator for the NGO COMM’ON in Athens. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Harun Farocki – Über die Entgrenzung der Arbeit (Goethe Institute Bucharest, 2019); Images. Gestures. Memories. (Deutsches Kulturzentrum Timisoara, 2018); Matters of State (Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague, 2018); Privately – Quiet ODD (ODD, Bucharest, 2017); What it could look like (KRIK Festival / Čifte Hammam, Skopje, 2016); Thu Van Tran – Échange de présents (n.b.k., 2016); Where Are We Now (n.b.k., 2016); Yet Another Haunted Image (Brno House of Arts, 2013); The City Will Recall (Ministry for Culture, Archangelsk, 2013); Initiated by… (Institute for the Future, Minsk, 2012); Split Screens & Snow Flakes (Note On, Berlin, 2012). Her texts have recently appeared a. o. in: Videoarchiv (2017); Nordstern Videokunstzentrum (2016); Where Are We Now (2016); Ciprian Mureşan. Of Puppets and Humans (2015); History is a Warm Gun (2015); The Unanswered Question – Iskele 2 (2014); Give Us The Future (2014).

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Christian Salman
European Capital of Culture
Interactive communication
Egypt
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Rasha Shaaban
Community development, Cultural exchange, Feminism
Community arts, Story-telling
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Jessica Laignel
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Slávka Rude-Porubska
Cultural exchange
Literature
Germany, Slovakia
About me:

Slávka Rude-Porubská studied German Studies, Slavic Studies and Journalism at Nitra, Odense and Regensburg. After finishing her PhD in Books Studies she currently works as lecturer and assistant professor at the LMU Munich as well as a freelance literary translator, editor, journalist and web editor.

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Ludwig Henne
European Capital of Culture
Contemporary arts
Germany
About me:

I studied cultural studies as well as communication and media studies at the Universität Leipzig. Since 2000, I have worked as a board member in various local and international cultural associations such as the Leipziger Hörspielsommer, the Kunstverein Leipzig, and the artist-in-residence program “blumen.” I have worked and studied in England, Tanzania, and China. From 2007 to 2009, I worked for two years at the Universität Leipzig, where I developed and implemented a fund-raising strategy for the university’s 600-year anniversary.

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Ksenija Cockova
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Astrid Thews
Community development, Organisational development
Education, Public Space, Youth
Germany
About me:

As freelance cultural manager, facilitator and systemic organizational development consultant, I am involved with various civic and cultural projects and organizations in Germany, Egypt and other countries in the MENA region. In 2011, I co-founded the Cairo-based organization Mahatat for contemporary art. As voluntary commitments, I was representative of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network in 2016 and 2017 and currently am a board member of TraumWerkStadt e.V. I am passionate about fostering an open society and creating spaces for encounter and learning.

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Antje Kohlrusch
Community arts
Germany
About me:

Antje is a communication and project manager, studied German and Finnish-Ugric philology and sociology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (M.A.) as well as cultural management (Master). Among other positions, she has worked as a communication manager at MitOst e.V. (Berlin), as a publishing house editor, and as a project leader for the first years of the Luther decade and the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation in the project office “Luther 2017” in Wittenberg.

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Abdelsamee Abouelhamd
Civic rights & Activisim
Interdisciplinary, Street Theatre, Theatre, Video, Youth
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Radmila Krstajic
Cultural exchange
Contemporary arts
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Andra Vaida
Cultural exchange, Sustainability
Crafts, Heritage, Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinarity
Germany, Romania
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Senta Höfer
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Małgorzata Ćwikła
European Capital of Culture
Education
Poland
About me:

Małgorzata Ćwikła is a PhD student at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication (Universityof Krakow) where she is writing her dissertation about theatrical co-productions with special attention given to project management in the European performing arts. She worked as a curator and producer of cultural projects in Germany, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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LORENZA SALATI
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Christine Rahn
Cultural exchange
Contemporary arts, Education
About me:

Hi there, here wishs to join another alumna from the RBCM programme in Central & Southeastern Europe.

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Juliane Rahn
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Marta Klepo
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Malgorzata Sroka
Literature
Poland
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