Portrait photo of Ina Weise

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7, room HP07
99423 Weimar

phone: +49 (0) 36 43 / 58 30 06
e-mail: ina.weise[at]

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Portrait photo of Arijit Bhattacharyya
Photo: AnnaCarin Isaksson

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

Marienstraße 14, room 101
99423 Weimar

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

by appointment via e-mail



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«

Marienstraße 14, room 101
99423 Weimar

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

Office hour:
by appointment via e-mail


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.


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


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