People

Prof. Danica Dakić

Head and Spokesperson of the Programme

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7, room HP07
99423 Weimar

phone: +49(0)3643 / 58 30 06
fax: +49(0)3643 / 58 33 93
e-mail: danica.dakic[at] uni-weimar.de

Danica Dakić has been Spokesperson and professor of the international Master degree programme »Public Art and New Artistic Strategies/Kunst im öffentlichen Raum und neue künstlerische Strategien« (M. F. A.) since 2011 at Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Danica Dakić’s (*1962, Sarajevo) artistic works include video, film, photography, performance and installation. The artist works with performative and participatory processes to question cultural memory and identity, language and (art) history in its constant change. With her artistic work, she creates a stage in which her own individual narratives can be developed beyond political, social or economic conditions. Her projects are often based on lengthly production processes and an intensive collaboration with the actors.

Dakić has participated in numerous group exhibitions including documenta 12 (2007), Istanbul Biennial (2003 and 2009), Biennale of Sydney (2010), Liverpool Biennial (2010), Kiev Biennale (2012), Marseille-Provence / European Capital of Culture ( 2013), São Paulo Biennial (2014) and Cuenca Biennial (2016/2017).

Solo exhibitions have been held at Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg (2017), Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt am Main (2013), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011), Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (2010), the Generali Foundation, Vienna (2010) and at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (2009), among others.

She is a founding member of the Council for Cultural Education, started in 2012.

She lives in Düsseldorf and Weimar, Germany.

www.danicadakic.com

Portrait photo of Arijit Bhattacharyya
Photo: AnnaCarin Isaksson

Artistic Associate
of the MFA-Programme »Public Art and New Artistic Strategies«

Marienstraße 14, room 217
99423 Weimar

phone: +49(0)3643 / 58 32 10
e-mail: arijit.bhattacharyya[at]uni-weimar.de 

Consultations:
by appointment via e-mail

» www.studioarijit.com

Vita

Arijit Bhattacharyya (b. 1994, India) is an artist and independent curator currently living and working in Weimar, Germany. His practice revolves around contentious narratives of resistance through social engagements, design interventions, large murals and lecture-performances. His artistic discourse is deeply rooted in the dissecting trajectories of socio-political history and its implications in cultural practices. As a curator, he is invested in artistic negotiations that investigate methods of social disobedience. He holds a master's degree in Fine Arts from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and also holds another master's degree in Visual Art from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
 
Arijit has been part of exhibitions and curatorial projects from the Röda Sten Konsthall Göteborg Biennial (GIBCA Extended), Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Index Berlin, Arts for the Working Class, Goethe Institut Thailand, Serendipity Arts Festival, Khoj International Artists Association, Photo Kathamndu, Oyoun, Interflugs, Haus Der Statistik to name a few. He had his debut solo exhibition at ChertLüdde Berlin.

Lea Maria Wittich

Artistic Associate and lecturer
at the professorship »Public Art and New Artistic Strategies«

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7, room 111,
99423 Weimar

phone +49(0)3643 / 58 32 10
e-mail: lea.wittich[at]uni-weimar.de

Office hour:
by appointment via e-mail

VITA

Lea Maria Wittich (*1994 in Hanover) studied Fashion Design at the Berlin University of the Arts and graduated from the MFA »Public Art and New Artistic Strategies« at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. As a guest she studied in the master’s program »Visual Culture, Curating and Contemporary Art« at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. Her artistic work reflects on questions of social and ecological justice and the coexistence of human and non-human agents. For that she uses different media, in particular clothing, sculpture and performance, that meet in public space. In addition to her practical artistic work she realizes curatorial projects in collaboration with other creative practitioners.

www.leamariawittich.de

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2017 MANIFEST, Designtransfer, Berlin
2017 MISSING LINKS conference & exhibition, Berlin
2019 Performance at #SCHÖNHEIT FÜR ALLE, Kunstraum/Potsdam
2019 Walk of Art at the ›Solidarity City‹ conference in cooperation with the Thuringia State Ministry of Migration, Justice and Consumer Protection and UN-Habitat, Weimar
2020 Manifesto for Artists in a Strong State, Der Laden, Weimar
2020 A house in many parts, Bangkok
2021 Ghost Elephant Stitches in the Snow, Villa Lil Kalvik, Helsinki
2021 Unseen – In the Dazzle of Infrastructure, Galleria Aarni, Espoo
2021 Encounter with a sleeping giant, Der Laden, Weimar

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

2020-2021 Scholarship holder of the »Deutschlandstipendium«
2020 Project grant “Nachwuchs” from the »Kreativfonds« of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar