Teresa Retzer 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 ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany.

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

Retzer is interested in how society is influenced by 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 in Amsterdam, Lille, London, and New York City.

mail @ teresaretzer.com