Teresa Retzer

Photo: Felix Grünschloß

Teresa is a curator and writer. She studied art history and philosophy in Vienna, Siena, Zurich, and Basel. Currently, she works in the curatorial department of Haus der Kunst München (Munich). Before that she was an independent curator in Amsterdam and worked for ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany and the 12th edition of Berlin Biennial.

She presented her research at international conferences and has written scientific texts for catalogs and journals. Her art criticism is published in esteemed magazines, such as Kunstforum International, MOUSSE, and Springerin. 

Teresa is interested in how society is influenced by technolgy and digital infrastructures as a means of cultural production. By discussing established and emerging strategies of representation alongside each other, Retzer sheds light on knowledge creation and the historiography hiding in plain sight within everyday media, politics, and art. 

Since 2017, she has concentrated on contemporary right-wing extremist subcultures in former East Germany, especially in light of the right-wing activism once again escalating all over Europe. She feels that such study is her imperative as part of a German generation obliged to face the rise of the New Right. Retzer was invited as a speaker at international conferences such as Amsterdam, Lille, London, and New York City.

mail @ teresaretzer.com