︎ Sylvia Sadzinski curates, researches, writes, teaches, and lectures. She works across the borders of contemporary art, curatorial practice and feminist theory. Within this framework she focuses on institutional and infrastructural critique, feminist instituting, visual practices of resistance, affect theories, body politics and queer & feminist epistemologies.

Since October 2019, she has been artistic co-director of the feminist Berlin art space alpha nova & galerie futura. Sylvia is a lecturer at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies and has had regular teaching assignments in the field of art, visual culture, and curatorial theory and practice at various inter/national art academies and universities since 2015 including the Berlin University of the Arts, University of Vienna, University of Klagenfurt, University of Marburg and the University of Oldenburg.

In her PhD project at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, supervised by Elke Krasny, she investigates the concept of queer critique and the infrastructures of queer and feminist curating. 

Mediating her research, she gave lectures at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, daadgalerie, Kunstsammlung NRW K21, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover, Frauenmuseum Bremen, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Kunstverein Göttingen, University of Giessen, IPAK Center Belgrade, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Leiden University, and the American University Washington D.C., among others, and co-organized the online symposium Pornotopia Revised - Art and Porn at the Intersection of Resistance and Subversion at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

In addition to numerous exhibition and artist texts, she has published her research findings in academic publications such as Queer Exhibition Histories, QUEERULIEREN - Störmomente in Kunst, Medien und Wissenschaft, Gender(ed) Thoughts (upcoming), kritische berichte, and Global Humanities. Studies in Histories, Cultures and Societies.

From 2017 to 2019, Sylvia was curator of the municipal gallery Galerie im Turm and curatorial fellow at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin. Previously, she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Linz.

Since 2012, Sylvia has been developing and realizing various cultural and curatorial projects, often collaboratively, such as the largest international intersex-focused exhibition to date at Schwules Museum Berlin in 2021.
 Together with the nomadic project space Neue Berliner Räume, she developed exhibitions for institutions such as C/O Berlin, Kunsthaus Dahlem, and Tieranatomisches Theater by Humboldt University Berlin.

Further of her curatorial projects were also shown at Schwules Museum Berlin and at si:said gallery in Klaipėda.

© Sylvia Sadzinski, 2024