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Research Network for Transcultural Practices in the Arts and Humanities

Nanne Buurman is an art educator, curator and scholar based in Leipzig currently working on her PhD in art history at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she was a DFG (German Research Foundation) funded member of the International Research Training Group InterArt Studies from 2012-2015. Her main research areas are curatorial- and exhibition studies with a focus on documenta, authorship and gender as well as socioeconomic contextualization and globalization. She is currently co-editing the conference volume Situating Global Art and the documenta issue of OnCurating Journal, both forthcoming summer 2017. Besides her academic commitments, Buurman has worked for a number of art institutions, including Documenta11 and documenta 12 in Kassel. She has also been involved with numerous collaborative formats of cultural production, among them the art mediation project Arbeitslose als Avantgarde (The Unemployed as an Avant-garde), which she initiated in the framework of the documenta 12 art education program (2007), as well as a number of exhibitions and book projects.