Johanna Maj Schmidt (*09/02/92) is an artist and researcher based in Leipzig.

EDUCATION

Since 2018

Since 2017
2014 – 2015

 

2010 – 2014

2012 – 2013

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PhD candidate in the post graduate programme “Rightwing Populism – Authoritarian Developments, Far-Right Discourses, Democratic Responses”, Universities of Leipzig & Cologne

Fine Art, Media Art Department, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
MA Art and Politics, Goldsmiths University of London (Distinction); Intercollegiate Student at the MSc Programme Comparative Political Thought, SOAS, London

BA Politics, English-Speaking Cultures, Performance Studies, University of Bremen

Exchange Student at Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Cracow

SHOWS/EVENTS

2020

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2018

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2016

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2015

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2012

Conditions of a Necessity, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden

KBK Routine, HGB, Leipzig

1937 - 2017: Von Entarteter Kunst zu Entstellter Kunst, HGB Gallery, Leipzig

Tod und Verzweiflung, HGB, Leipzig

Screening- & Reading Event, Kino in Bewegung, with Karlheinz & Angela Steinmüller & Ann Cotten, Bautzen

Final Draft / Drift, 15. Lindenow Festival, Westpol Airspace, Leipzig

Research Exhibition #2, HGB Gallery, Leipzig

Research Exhibition #1, HGB Gallery, Leipzig

Am Nerv der Demokratie, 5th Soundcheck Philosophie Festival, LOFFT, Leipzig

3rd NSK Folk Art Biennale, Trbovlje, Slovenia

Glam Slam! 2, Cabaret Voltaire, Athens

Rundgang, HGB, Leipzig

Performer, Museum der Bildenden Künste @Excercises for a Monument (Carsten Saeger), Leipzig

DOCUMENA - ΔΟΚΟΥΜΕΝΑ, 6th Athens Biennale, Athens
Queer-Indigenous Catwalk @The Transit of Hermes: The Athens-Kassel Ride (documenta14), Athens
Press Conference: Heart & Sword Division – Waiting for the Barbarians, 6th Athens Biennale, Athens

Lecture Performance, Goldsmiths University of London, London

Lecture Performance, SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Christal Palace Group, Performance @Crystal Palace Park, London

The Show Don't Tell Show, The Bussey Building, London

OUTNOW Festival, Bremen

Freiland-Festival, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Bremen

TALKS/PUBLICATIONS

2020

2020

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2015

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"Altering Heroism – A Psychosocial Inquiry into Rightwing Internet Meme Culture", Online Working Group, Center for Right-Wing Studies & Institute for Research on Male Supremacism", University of California, Berkeley

“Maybe the real Reich was the friends we made along the way. Sehnsucht nach kameradschaftlicher Solidarität und Brüderlichkeit in den 'Great Meme Wars'”, Online Conference, Universities of Munich, Tübingen, Cologne & Leipzig

“Alt-Knight'? – Die neue Rechte im Spannungsfeld zwischen dem 'Heroischen' und dem 'Postheroischen'”, Colloquium for Political Theory, University of Bremen

“The New Vertical”. In: PaperWork Magazine, http://www.paperworkmagazine.com/, London.

“Kopfsprünge. Zwischen Nomadentum und Sesshaftigkeit – Ein Brief”. In: Lagaay, Alice/Seitz, Anna (Eds.), Wissen Formen. Performative Akte zwischen Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kunst. Erkundungen mit dem Theater der Versammlung. Bielefeld: transcript, 84-87.

“Weltkulturerbe oder Idolatrie? – Die Zerstörung von kulturellem Erbe im Irak durch den IS”. In: Polylog, Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren, 38, 103-115.

“A Show of Hyper-piety? – IS' Destruction of World Heritage and the Outcry of the International Public”, Performance Philosophy Conference "Ethos, Ethics, and Ethnography", University of Prag

“Grey in Grey”. In: Archipelago, 4, 41.

“Worlding Heritage – The Politics of Objects”, Internationale Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Philosophie "Kraft, Macht und Gewalt der Bilder in interkultureller Perspektive", University of Vienna

“The Plural Temporality of the Notion of the Primitive”, Postgraduate Conference "New Directions for Political Thought", SOAS University of London

“Worlding Heritage – The Politics of Objects”, Postgraduate Conference "Political Theory at the Margins", Oxford University

SCHOLARSHIPS

Since 2018

2011 – 2015

2012 – 2013

PhD Scholarship, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

Scholarship, Heinrich Böll Foundation

Erasmus Scholarship

© Johanna Maj Schmidt 2020