Screening at Benin City Filmfestival. The Benin City Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to showcasing the power of storytelling through film.

14th – 15th of December 2023

Eguadase Street off Akpakpava
Bénin, Nigeria, 300252

Woman* to Go

As a contribution to this year’s seasonal theme Heroes, Deutsche Bank, as a partner of the Berliner Philharmoniker, is showing from its collection the installation Woman* to Go by Mathilde ter Heijne. This project, begun in 2005 and continued to this day, varies the theme of heroes by focusing on forgotten “heroines” and biographies from the past.
Hundreds of different postcards are offered for free in rondels. The front of the cards feature photographs of unknown women taken between 1839 and 1920. On the backs of each are biographies from that era, but they obviously have nothing to do with the photographs. They are the biographies of unusual women from all over the world – artists, tea merchants, pirates, writers, explorers, partisans, suffragettes.

August 28, 2023 – Juli 30, 2024

Sonderausstellung in Green Room
Philharmonie Berlin
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin

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She Devil

For this edition of SHE DEVIL in Argentina, around sixty international artists from previous editions have been selected, and among those already confirmed are Lara Torres, Tamara Moyzes, Lerato Shadi, Bertille Bak, Laura Grisi, Irene Sosa, Ming Wong, Mathilde ter Heijne… and many others.

August 10, 2023
Buenos Aires

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Inside out

INSIDE OUT features artworks from the collection of the Bonnefanten Museum, such as Otobong Nkanga, Tanja Ritterbex, Mathilde ter Heijne, Philippe Coclers and the Polling ceramics collection.

From the dreamy inner world of a child to the big outside world of an adolescent. Go through the developmental stages of a child at INSIDE OUT. With art and sensory stimulating activities, all ages will be turned inside out. Discover what makes you, you and then zoom out again to your role in society and the footprint you leave behind.

Opening: Friday, October 13, 2023
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Avenue Céramique 250
6221 KX, Maastricht

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An exhibition that provokes, questions, and brings together the artists who have been most controversial: what caused the hyperrealist sculptures to short-circuit visitors’ minds? We know they are not real, yet that skin, hair, beards, fingers tell us otherwise. The naked bodies shock us, the eyes hypnotize us, and those dimensions-sometimes perfectly to scale and sometimes wrong-confuse us: It looks alive! Is it really?

This exhibition is dedicated to great international hyperrealist sculpture, told through the most important contemporary artists. “It looks alive!” will be the most uttered phrase in front of the incredible works by Maurizio Cattelan, Ron Mueck, George Segal, Carole Feuerman, Mathilde ter Heijne and many others.

May 26th – October 28th, 2023

Palazzo Bonaparte
Roma, Italy

What comes next?! 70 Years Kunstverein Reutlingen.

Through their works, some of which were specifically conceived for the exhibition, contemporary artists such as Ana Alenso, Marie Aly, Mathilde ter Heijne, Anike Joyce Sadiq, Max Schaffer as well as art&sdialogue and Viola Eickmeier explore the history of the institution and question traditional art-historic narratives. Their statements tie in with the big questions of our time, including the breakneck speed of digitalisation, current gender discourses or the use of natural resources on the backdrop of pressing economic and environmental issues. These themes are developed across the exhibition space and engage in a dialogue with the historical positions on display, but also, importantly, with visitors.

Mai 7 – November 5, 2023
Opening Mai 7, 2023, 11am

Wandel-Hallen (1. OG)
Eberhardstraße 14
72764 Reutlingen

In Watte und Nadeln – Contours of Grief

Loss and grief are inevitable and universal experiences that nevertheless each of us encounter unexpectedly sooner or later. The exhibition “Contours of Grief” explores this tension and examines the different emotional states of mourning through various artistic media. We don’t know how we grieve until we grieve, notices Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Grief is a nonlinear process in which ambivalent emotional states collide. We feel detached and cut off from the world, with pressure on our chest and emptiness in our heart. At the same time, painful memories keep catching up with us, piercing through the indifferent protective layer like hot needles. Anger is followed by despair, loneliness by exhaustion, guilt by resignation. Even though each loss is unique, through sharing our pain we develop understanding for each other and can heal together.The time we need to grieve is the transitional period before we adapt to our new reality. In doing so, we can learn to understand grief not as an end, but as a process of transformation. Following this example, the exhibition aims to create a space for the ambivalences of grief.
Curated by Dorothee Bienert, Yolanda Kaddu-Mulindwa, Nina Marlene Kraus & Beatris Wakaresko

Opening March 3, 6pm, exhibition from March 4 to May 18, 2023

Galerie im Körnerpark
Schierker Str. 8
D-12951 Berlin


The exhibition offers a geographically comprehensive overview of progressive artistic positions that stand for feminist concerns, demands and visions of the 21st century. In a global arc, the exhibition will present positions of feminist-oriented art under gender-critical and intersectional questions. Questions about postcolonial, anti-racist, ecological and planetary perspectives as well as the relationship between feminism and digital development gain central importance. These generate insights into current conflicts, but also formulate visions for the future. Curated by Regine Epp, Andres Beitin and Uta Ruhkamp.

Opening: September 9, 2022, 7 pm.

Wolfsburg Art Museum
Hollerplatz 1
D-38440 Wolfsburg


Healing Power, the spiritual search for balance. The exhibition Healing Power gives an insight into different forms of (spiritual) healing and shows the search for balance between body, soul and spirit. Six ritual specialists are presented. They are active in the fields of winti, vodun, shamanism, santo daime, mestizo and witchcraft. Contemporary art also occupies an important place. In fact, many well-known and lesser-known artists have been inspired by the theme of healing power.

Opening: october 14, 2022, 4pm.

Africa Museum
Postweg 6
6571 CS Berg en Dal

Project presentation: »Maison Gbébé, Togo«

This year’s festival focuses in particular on the artistic works and urban interventions of the 3 Dekoloniale Berlin Residents 2022, as well as biographies of significance to colonial migrants and places associated with them, which we will visit as part of a full-day, decolonial city walk on Saturday, September 3rd. On Friday, September 2nd, we will come together at the Mariannenplatz for the »Dekoloniale Africa Conference« with our guests from the former German colonies in Africa .

Part of the festival will be a project presentation of »Maison Gbébé, Togo«.
With the project partners »L’Union des Cultes Traditions du Togo«, University of the Arts, (UDK) Berlin, »L’Africaine d’Architecture«, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, architect and anthropologist, Mathilde ter Heijne, visual artist, professor and moderator, Anani Dodji Sanouvi, performance artist and others.
02.09.2022 | 17:00 -19:00

Dekoloniale Festival 2022
Sep 1, 2022 – Sep 4, 2022
Mariannenplatz, Luisenstadt, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg,
Berlin, 10997, Deutschland

Sometimes Time

Short film festival about loss, grief, and death.
Organized by the Mourning School, a curatorial project on grief, death, loss, and mourning,
that is active in Stockholm and beyond.
17-19 June 2022

School in Common
Johannesfredsvägen 26, Lgh 1
168 68, Bromma

Give and Take. Images upon Images

Ausstellung im Rahmen von Currency – Triennale der Photographie Hamburg

Give and Take illustrates processes of exchange and appropriation of pictorial material in contemporary photography based on a selection of twenty artistic positions. Images circulate and migrate these days across diverse geographical, cultural and social boundaries. One and the same photograph may appear in my­riad contexts, multiplying its impact exponentially. This makes it nearly impossi­ble to control all the meanings that may be assigned to images we release into the world. In this »give and take«, artists appropriate images from a variety of fields as they explore the mechanisms behind the production of realities and iden­tities. The material on view ranges from early picture archives, historical film foo­tage and museum collections to classic print media as well as digital images on social media and in image search engines. The artists respond in their photo­graphs, video works and installations to images that originated in another time or were developed for a different purpose, retrieving them in order to examine them in the light of the present day. The show features primarily works on loan that come from galleries or directly from the artists from America and Europe, supple­mented by exhibits from the collection of the Hamburger Kunsthalle. As if in an archive, the main themes are organised into »folders«: archive & algorithm, profile & identity, fact & fiction, protest & dissemination and canon & violence.

Eröffnung Freitag, den 20. Mai 2022, um 19 Uhr

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Glockengießerwall 5
20095 Hamburg

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Abundant Futures: Works from the TBA21

Abundant Futures is a daring attempt to imagine worldmaking and ecological futures from the condition of abundance and fullness. The exhibition places a wealth of artistic visions into conversation, gesturing at the multiplicity of worlds humans and nonhumans cohabit from the principles of life itself: proliferation, inventiveness, beauty, and relationality. It creates spaces for a social, ecological, and artistic reserve capable of altering human interaction with the planet and allowing new forms of conviviality to emerge. Shaping abundant futures means supporting already existing worlding practices and learning from them. It means reorganizing work fairly, redistributing what is available across vast differences, giving up what is possible to promote more life, and decreasing our productivity and wastefulness for the benefit of the commons. In these ecologically desperate days, embracing the multiple ways of being in the world means not only experiencing but also enacting abundance.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection
Opening festivities on April, 1 and 2, 2022
Córdoba, Spain

Healing Power

Tropenmuseum Amsterdam
Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen
Linnaeusstraat 2
1092 CK Amsterdam
Juli 2021 – 6 Juni 2022



The installation Woman to Go is shown at the Tretyakov Gallery. An exchange of the Dresden State Art Collections with Russia’s largest museum of national art.
State Tretyakov Gallery
Lavrushinsky lane 12, Moskau

Opening April 22, 2021

Magazin / Kultur-Mitte

Conversation with Vanessa Gravenor, published on 02.03.2021, in Kultur Mitte

The Videoart at Midnight Artists’ Cookbook

The Videoart at Midnight Artists’ Cookbook – Book Launch                                                               
Sunday, September 20, 2020, 4 – 6 pm 
Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
10969 Berlin


The exhibition Transitions is part of the series Ortsgespräche, an initiative of the Donation Hoffmann Collection in cooperation with the Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Dresden.

Offspace #Kaisitz
Kaisitz 3, 01665 Käbschütztal

Schule als Kunstform. Schule als down-to-earth der Kunst

A panel discussion organized by Avtonomi Akadimia about learning and teaching as an art form – with participants who themselves practice teaching as an art form, initiate schools, and take a collaborative and learning position as artists. Joulia Strauss in conversation with Brandon LaBelle, Marina Naprushkina, Mathilde ter Heijne, September 4, 2020, at 7 pm.

This panel discussion is part of:
Down to Earth, Climate, art, discourse unplugged
Where can we land? Taking Bruno Latour’s eponymous essay on climate change as a starting point, the multi-disciplinary project “Down to Earth” examines a system, in which our own actions have continually meshed with those of many other agencies: “the Earth with its thousand folds”. What can we observe and what happens, if we apply the proposals in Latour’s book to exhibition practice: by questioning and renewing the standard practices of our operating systems, by disclosing our emissions, consumption levels and by keeping them as low as possible? The four-week unplugged program “Down to Earth” at the Gropius Bau will bring together artists and experts in sustainability, and present visual art, live work, talks, workshops and spontaneous interventions on other forms of being—in the Latourian sense—worldly and grounded. Without electricity, loudspeakers, videos, screens, air travel or spotlights, but with daylight, heat, recycled materials, unplugged music, dance, exhibits on the themes of the ocean, Gaia, puddles, the living earth, a sawn-up Porsche and modern rituals, in the spirit of Latour, Margulis, Lovelock and the Shipibo. August 13–September 13, 2020

Martin Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin