Tina Sauerländer

Curator


Main focus: Digital Art, Virtual Reality

Twitter handle: @TSauerlaender

Websites/blogs: www.peertospace.eu , www.radiancevr.co , www.saloon-berlin.de

Languages: English, German

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: virtual reality, digital art, feminism, history of feminism, selfies, exhibitions, history of virtual reality, media art, post-internet, virtual art, virtual worlds

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

Personal note:

Virtual Worlds and how we access them are important topics in art and in society. In my talks I give insights into both worlds and speak about how art could influence society now and in the future.

Bio:

Tina Sauerlaender is an art historian, curator and writer based in Berlin, Germany. She focuses primarily on the impact of the digital and the internet on individual environments and society. With her exhibition hub peer to space she has been organizing and curating international group exhibitions in various institutions since 2010, e.g. PENDORAN VINCI. Art & Artificial Intelligence Today (with Peggy Schoenegge, at NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, 2018), The Unframed World. Virtual Reality as Artistic Medium for the 21st Century (HeK Basel, 2017), Sometimes You See Your City Differently (Feinberg Projects, Tel Aviv, 2016), PORN TO PIZZA—Domestic Clichés (DAM Gallery, Berlin, 2015). She is the author of many texts on contemporary artists, e.g. Taryn Simon, Alicja Kwade, Gregor Hildebrandt, Carsten Nicolai or Anselm Reyle. She is co-founder of Radiance VR, an international online platform and research database for artistic VR experiences. She is a PhD candidate at The University of Art and Design in Linz, Department for Interface Cultures, with Prof. Christa Sommerer. She is the founder of the SALOON, a European network for women working in art in Berlin, Hamburg, Paris and Vienna.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Virtual Worlds - The Future of WebVR and SocialVR in Art & Society (shortened version), 2021

This talk is in: English
Challenges of Presenting and Preserving VR Art online, HS Mainz, 2019

Two years ago in autumn 2017, Philip Hausmeier and Tina Sauerländer founded the online database and research platform for Virtual Reality experiences in visual arts, Radiance VR (radiancevr.co). In her talk, Tina Sauerländer introduces the platform and speaks about the future plans as well as about the challenges of presenting and preserving VR art online. The talk took place on the occasion of the "Culture Back-Up" conference at HS Mainz, organized by Prof. Tilman Baumgärtel. Introduction to the talk in German, Talk in English.

This talk is in: English
Feel Screenless: Why Artists Use Virtual Reality, re:publica, Berlin, May 9, 2017

Since the launch of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard, Virtual Reality (VR) is widely used in artistic practice. Not only artists working with the digital deal with the new medium, also many artists from other fields e.g. performance of sculpting discover VR as a medium to extend and enhance their artistic ideas. The lecture will include current developments in artistic VR experiences and the history of VR art.

This talk is in: English
Virtual Reality in Art Institutions. Presenting Alternate Reality Media in an Exhibition Space, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2018

Curator Tina Sauerländer (peer to space) introduces virtual reality as an artistic medium. She talks about the history of VR, current developments, different technologies and their use in exhibitions. She will talk about her role as curator and mediator between the audience and artists' dealings with alternate reality media and share her experiences from organizing and curating exhibitions like "The Unframed World" (HeK, Basel), "Uncanny Conditions" (whiteBOX, Munich) and "RESET III and Virtual Reality" (PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne, 2017).

Vom 1. bis 2. März 2018 fand am ZKM | Karlsruhe die Konferenz »smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture« im Rahmen des EU-Projektes »smARTplaces« statt.

This talk is in: English
Speech by SALOON founder Tina Sauerlaender about women in art, 2019

Speech about women in art by SALOON founder Tina Sauerlaender on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of SALOON Berlin. June 26, 2019.
The SALOON is a network for women working in the art scenes of Berlin, Brussels, Dresden Hamburg, London, Paris Prague, Tel Aviv, and Vienna as curators, artists or journalists, as well as in galleries, museums or universities. The SALOON considers itself a non-profit-oriented network for women working in art. Its aim is to create more visibility for female protagonists in the art scene, create new projects, exhibitions or other forms of cooperation. Independent curator and writer Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space) founded the SALOON in summer 2012. She has been running the SALOON together with the artist Ornella Fieres (ornellafieres.com) and gallery manager Larissa Fischer (Kuckei + Kuckei).
>>> English subtitles available, please click CC at the right corner in the video frame.
(c) SALOON Berlin, 2019

This talk is in: German
List of given talks

Virtual Worlds - The future of SocialVR and WebVR in art and society, 55 Min of Reinvention series by 1000Vordenker, June 16, 2021

Reflecting Life On The Internet. Webcam Artists 1997 - 2017, MDPI book launch of Self-Representation in an Expanded Field, May 14, 2021

Women in Tech & Culture, German Embassy Beijing, March 31, 2021

Artistic Self-Representation in Digital Art, Otlet Salon, Belgium, March 25, 2021

VR & Visual Arts, Linoleum Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine, (online) September 3, 2020

Challenges of Presenting and Preserving VR Art Online (Talk in English, Intro in German), Kultur Back-Up Conference, HS, Mainz, Oct 30, 2019

VR in Visual Arts, Institut Intermedii, Technical University, organized by Na Shledanou Gallery, invited by Czech Center Berlin, Prague, Oct 3, 2019
VR and Art, Roehrs & Boetsch, Zurich, March 7, 2019

VR and Art, NEW INC, New York, February 6, 2019

VR and Art, at Department for Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, January 22, 2019

Illusion, Immersion und Virtual Reality-Kunst, Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany, November 13, 2018

VR and Art, Open Source Festival Conference, Dusseldorf, Germany, July 13, 2018

VR and Art, at I4c – The Magic in Virtual Reality, Conference for VR and AR, by Bavarian Film Centre, at Munich Residenz, June 28-29, 2018

Digital Exhibitions & Exhibiting the Digital, Klasse Digitale Grafik from the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, at K,. Berlin, June 19, 2018

Curating VR, Talk with Peggy Schoenegge, University of Technology, seminar of Dr. S. Stallschus, Berlin, June 12, 2018

Curating VR and Radiance, with Philip Hausmeier, interactive art class, BAU University, Berlin, May 15, 2018

History of VR Art & Curating VR, Department for Interface Cultures, University of Art and Design, Linz, May 2, 2018

History of VR Art & Curating VR, Department for Transmedia Art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, May 2, 2018

Artistic Self-Staging in the Digital Age, Video-Talk Oberbank Forum / Interface Cultures, Kunstuni, Linz, Austria, April 24, 2018

Curating Virtual Reality in Physical Spaces, Digifest, Toronto, April 26-28, 2018

Curating Virtual Reality in Physical Spaces, smARTplaces | INNOVATION in Culture, Talk online (english), ZKM Karlsruhe, March 1/2, 2018

VR in Visual Arts, VR MeetUp, Berlin, February 21, 2018

About the SALOON Network, Pecha Kucha Art Night - Netzwerke / Networks, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, January 31, 2018

About RadianceVR, Oxcytocin - Startups Mate Art, New Space New Soma, Monumenten Str. 24 in 10965 Berlin, 7pm, Nov., 11, 2017

Digital Exhibitions & Exhibiting the Digital, PICTURE BERLIN at KuLe, Berlin, August 10, 2017

Feel Screenless: Why Artists Use Virtual Reality, re:publica, Berlin, May 9, 2017 (Talk online)

Kate Durbin - Hello Selfie! documentations, PICTURE BERLIN at Speisekino ZK/U, Berlin, August 12, 2016

VISUALIZING TIME. What art tells us about time and the change of its perception, London, EN, June 19, 2015

Exhibition rip, cut – grow, Introduction to the exhibition, L’oiseau présente, DE, Berlin, 9/2014

Geld–Wert–Kunst (money, value, art), conference Die Zukunft des Geldes (the future of money), DE, Zurich, 5/2014

A matter of opinion. Ways of expression in contemporary photography, McKinsey & Company, DE, Munich, 5/2008

Otto Steinert. Founder of Subjective Photography, McKinsey & Company, DE, Munich, 9/2007

Introducing the exhibition: Andreas Gursky, Sharjah Contemporary and Arab Art Museum, Sharjah (U.A.E.), EN, 11/2007

PANEL & SYMPOSIUMS
SELFIE CULTURE Symposium, Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria, Nov 23, 2018

Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Panel Discussion, Goethe-Institut Warschau, October 12, 2018

VR and Art, Panel Discussion, 4c – The Magic in Virtual Reality Conference, by Bavarian Film Centre, at Munich Residenz, June 28-29, 2018

Digital Intimacy, Panel Discussion, with Anika Meier, dgtl fmnsm Festival, Dresden, March 16-18, 2018

Art & Tech - How digital technology is changing the art world, Panel Discussion, ArtTours, at SohoHouse, Berlin, January 30, 2018

Virtual Reality in Art, Panel Discussion with Anne Schwanz and Manuel Rossner, by ALC-Art Lovers Club, at Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin, June 22, 2017

Critical Approaches to Virtual Reality, Panel Discussion, Millieux Institute, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, 5-7pm, May 24, 2017

Virtual Reality in Art, Panel Discussion, Eigen & Art Lab, Berlin, Images, April 12, 2017

Frauen in der Kunst, Talk with Anja Groeschel, Art Lovers Club, Hearthouse, Munich, March 22, 2017

Pleasure Principle, Panel Discussions about artist curators, Finnish Institute, Berlin, October 13, 2016

Netzwerke, Panel Discussion, Goldrausch, Kunstquartier Bethanien, DE, 22.10.2015

List of Panel Discussions (moderated or participated)

Co-Creation with Artificial Intelligence, Digital Lab #2, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, June 15, 2021

Immersive Technologies and Interactive Arts, VRHAM! Festival Hamburg, June 11, 2021

Future Potential of Virtual Reality, Making Lemonade, Goethe Institut Korea, French Embassy, Art Center Nabi, (from min. 13:36), April 15, 2021

Reimagining art in Virtual Realms, AAMC Foundation Webinar, (online - watch video here), October 20, 2020

Art and Digital Transformation, organized by ZeeArts and Mauritius International Art Fair, EN, June 18, 2020

Digital and Virtual Art Exhibitions IRL and the Virtual World - Talks by Michael Connor (Artistic Director, rhizome.org), Christiane Paul (Adjunct Curator of Digital Art | Director/Chief Curator Whitney Museum | Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, The New School), Alfredo Salazar-Caro (Co-founder DiMoDA), Tina Sauerlaender (Co-founder peer to space and Radiance VR) - Panel Discussion moderated by
Julie Walsh (Founder Walsh Projects), Laval Virtual Conference, April 23, 2020

Digital Wine S1 E4 on VR Art, together with Ágnes-Karolina Bakk (VR Curator, Budapest, Hungary), Daryna Fes (VR Artist, Kyiv, Ukraine), moderated by Nikita Hudyakov (VR Cultural Manager, Kharkiv, Ukraine), online, April 17, 2020

SI Salon - Der lange Weg zur Chancengleichheit –Zur Situation von Künstlerinnen heute, Podiumsdiskussion mit Cornelia Renz, Sandra Becker und Tina Sauerlaender, Soroptimist International, Berlin, November 12, 2019

Post Digital Culture, Panel with Peer Langermann and Tina Sauerlaender, moderated by Franziska Storch, SALOON Hamburg, at the exhibition re-transfer, bmAtelier, Hamburg, October 24, 2019

Exhibiting VR, panel talk with Gabrielle Roque Ulrich Schrauth and Julie Walsh, moderated by Tina Sauerlaender, VRHAM, Hamburg, June 9, 2019

SELFIE CULTURE Symposium (organizer, speaker, panel moderator), Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria, Nov 23, 2018

Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Panel Discussion (participant), Goethe-Institut Warschau, October 12, 2018

VR and Art, Panel Discussion, 4c – The Magic in Virtual Reality Conference (participant), by Bavarian Film Centre, at Munich Residenz, June 28-29, 2018

Digital Intimacy, Panel Discussion, with Anika Meier (participant), dgtl fmnsm Festival, Dresden, March 16-18, 2018

Art & Tech - How digital technology is changing the art world, Panel Discussion (participant), ArtTours, at SohoHouse, Berlin, January 30, 2018

Virtual Reality in Art, Panel Discussion with Anne Schwanz and Manuel Rossner (participant), by ALC-Art Lovers Club, at Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin, June 22, 2017

Critical Approaches to Virtual Reality, Panel Discussion (participant), Millieux Institute, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, 5-7pm, May 24, 2017

Virtual Reality in Art, Panel Discussion (participant), Eigen & Art Lab, Berlin, Images, April 12, 2017

Frauen in der Kunst, Talk with Anja Groesche (participant), Art Lovers Club, Hearthouse, Munich, March 22, 2017

Pleasure Principle, Panel Discussions about artist curators (participant), Finnish Institute, Berlin, October 13, 2016

Netzwerke, Panel Discussion (participant), Goldrausch, Kunstquartier Bethanien, DE, 22.10.2015