Maxie Fischer, Curator
Maxie Fischer (born 1988 in Berlin) is a cultural theorist, curator, and author. Her work focuses on the connection of artistic discourses with socio-political issues as well as the examination of different image media in their dynamics as a reference to reality and a genuine, visual presence in its own right. She has been involved in exhibitions such as documenta 14, documenta 13, Bergen Assembly and the Berlin Documentary Forum and has worked for institutions such as the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
She studied Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Leipzig and University of Bergen, Norway and graduated with a Master's Degree in 2016. Since 2019, she has been a doctoral candidate at Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, researching the aesthetic dimension of grey images in the photographic work of Michael Schmidt. Her doctoral project examines Schmidt's photography as an engagement with the socio-political and historical problem horizons of the Federal Republic after 1945 and as a negotiation process of the medium in the system of the arts.