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Nana Bahlmann

About this Artist

Nana Bahlmann is an independent curator and writer, living in Berlin and Los Angeles. From 2010 to 2016 she worked at LACMA, first as curatorial assistant and later as assistant curator in both, the Modern Art and Contemporary Art departments. At LACMA she mainly worked on NEW OBJECTIVITY: MODERN GERMAN IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC (2015/2016), the first comprehensive exhibition and publication on New Objectivity in the United States and Italy, with LACMA’s senior curator of Modern Art Stephanie Barron. She also worked on AGNES MARTIN (2016), the artist’s first retrospective in the United States since 1992 and curated the exhibition and edited the catalogue NORBERT TADEUSZ: STUDIO (2015), the first presentation of the work of German artist Norbert Tadeusz on the West Coast, a collaboration between LACMA and EsMOA (El Segundo Museum of Art).

Bahlmann has previously worked at KW – Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and the contemporary art biennials Manifesta 7 – The European Biennale for Contemporary Art (2008) and bb4 – berlin biennale (2006). She has authored numerous catalogue entries, essays and regularly contributes articles about architecture, design, and culture to the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Bahlmann received her M.A. in art history, literature and philosophy from Humboldt University in 2012. Since 2017 she is pursuing a PhD about documentary-fiction hybrids in moving image art at Humboldt University in Berlin. Beside WEIMAR VARIATIONS, she is currently developing an exhibition about the foreign gaze with Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V. that will be presented in Los Angeles and Berlin in 2020/21.