CAROLA UEHLKEN is a curator, writer and visual artist and is based in Berlin.

Her research reacts on static and liberated codes in different cultural environments with a curiosity to unique art practises. Throughout experimental exhibitions, events and workshops she questions terms related to the art system itself and how they affect artistic production. Taking humour as a tool she works with the potential of misunderstandings. Since 2014 she focussed on economical conditions in China's art system. She advised international collections, and organised art festivals, private workshops and exhibitions in China and Europe. Between 2016 and 2018 she ran Babel, a project space on a construction site in Berlin. 

 

Carola Uehlken studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Art in Muenster, Art History, German Literature and Language and was part of the interdisciplinary Master Programme Cultural Poetics and Comparatistic Literature at the Westfälische Wilhelms University.  She realized projects with International artists in exhibition venues in China and Europe, such as Bazaar Compatible Program (Shanghai), Vision Art Center (M50, Shanghai), 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai), etc. She is writing and publishing art critic articles for artists catalogues and independent publishing platforms. She realises collective art projects with KLÖTZLER & UEHLKEN, where they dig into mysterious Real Estate scandals. 


 

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GLOSSARY OF ROTATING ACTIONS, Janine Eggert and Ash Moniz, Kelder Projects, London (duo)

UNRELIABLE BLUE, catalogue text for Andrea Brandão

THE VALUE OF FLOWERS, Daniel Kiss, Manuela Leinvoss, Carola Uehlken, Adriano Costa, Part One, Cologne (group)

Associate Director at House of Egorn Gallery, Berlin 

CATS, BUCKETS & ROPES, critical circle discussing projects in process, Berlin, ongoing project since 2016

 

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THE MOBILE HOUSE TURNS WITH THE SUN, Niklas Goldbach, Verena Issel, Martijn In 't Veld, Marion Orfila, House of Egorn, Berlin (group)

HANGZHOU HOPE TRANSLATION AGENCY, with Arthur Debert, Lola Göller, Benjamin Zuber, studio Göller, Berlin (group)

PIERRE-FEUILLE-DRAPEAU: ATTAQUE SUR LE MONDE RÉEL, screening with Arthur Debert: Ismail Bahri, Ma Ming, Shana Moulton, Pilvi Takala, Wermke / Leinkauf, Musique Volantes, Metz  (France)

IF I WERE A HOUSE, publication with Arthur Debert in the program KONTAKT #30 by Alex Chevalier

LELAB I, Art Festival: Arthur Debert, Lola Göller, Benjamin Zuber, Hu Renyi, Offshore College Shanghai, Paul Devouture, Yilan XIa, Li Ming, Ma Yongfeng,

Ning Zuohong, Yuan Yuan, Wang Zhibo, Wang Xin, amongst others (group)

Director of project space BABEL, Berlin with Arthur Debert, program:

BABEL V: Michael Pohl (solo)

BABEL VI: Sara Brjarnadottir (solo)

BABEL VII: Tiphaine Calmettes, Chen Hangfeng, Franziska Klötzler, Hanwei Li, Vincent Scheers, Club Sandwich, Saverio Tonoli, Ma Yongfeng (group)

CONNECTING... , with Lola Göller, Benjamin Zuber & Arthur Debert, SPZ Prague

Associate Director, House of Egorn, Berlin 

CATS, BUCKETS & ROPES, critical circle discussing projects in process, Berlin, ongoing project since 2016

 

 

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Director of project space BABEL, Berlin and LELAB, Hangzhou, with Arthur Debert, program:

BABEL I: John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal, Daniel Bickett, Arthur Debert (group)

BABEL II: Kyoung Jae Cho, Isak Han, special guest Soja Juretschko (duo)

BABEL III: John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal, Brad Henkel, Nana Pi Aabo Larsen, Andreas Hoem Roysum (concert)

BABEL IV: Capucine Vandebroeck, Marion Orfila, Dietrich Meyer, Lola Göller (group)

Associate Director, House of Egorn, Berlin 

CATS, BUCKETS & ROPES, critical circle discussing projects in process, Berlin, ongoing project since 2016

 

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NEUSCHWANSTEIN, Performance, with Arthur Debert, Depot 4.9 - Nachrichten aus der Gegenwart 2

(News from the Present 2), Kunsthallen Rottstraße, Bochum

EXTENDED CITY DREAMS, video, KLÖTZLER & UEHLKEN, 3:08 min

I LOST MY PHONE IN SEOUL - KUNST-SPIONAGE UND INTROSPEKTION, Lecture in the Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg

Gallery Management, House of Egorn, Berlin

 

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Head of the curatorial department at LIAN Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, program:

FALSE FIRMAMENT / 空, solo show: Berndnaut Smilde (Amsterdam), 

LIGHT GAP / 隙光, solo show: Li Qing (Beijing)

THE COOLING EFFECT /冷却塔, solo show: Mou huan (Beijing, Düsseldorf)

DRINKING A DRINK, SINKING A SHIP / 看一看 想一想, group show, in cooperation with V Art Center, cac Chronus Art Center,

Goethe Institute, Shanghai, artists: Catherina Cramer, Nicholas Grafia, Susanne Griem, René Haustein, Niklas Heidemann,

Philipp Höning, Daniel Hundt, Seungyho Jung, Sumi Kim, Christian Klement, Luisa Kömm, Johannes Leßke, Sebastian Liebl,

Ill Jong Park, Jan Partke, Roman Podeszwa, Hanna Schneider, Meike Schulze-Hobeling, Stephanie Sczepanek, Katharina Siemeling,

Vakho Sikharulidze, Kyoung Jae Cho, Manuel Talarico

WHAT DOES… WHAT DOES IT MEAN, TO BE INDEPENDENT… MEAN? 

Talk at the independant art space festival 2015, I Project Space, Beijing

PER SE, solo show: Nina Schuiki (Berlin), Oh la Art Space, People Square, Shanghai

INTER-YOUTH, group show with curators Ma Nan (Hangzhou) & Sheng Zi (Hangzhou), 

International art award in the Museum of China Academy of Arts (Hangzhou)

SNAKE 2.0, summer program with solo positions, bcp Bazaar Compatible Program (Shanghai), artists:

Katy Roseland (Shanghai), Jiang Jun (Beijing), Wong Dan (Shanghai), bcp Bazaar Compatible Program, Anshun Lu, Shanghai

SNAKE, summer program with curator Sun Qidong (Shanghai), artists: Gao Shan (Shanghai), René Haustein (Düsseldorf),

Inga Krüger (Duesseldorf), Gisa Pantel (Kopenhagen), Wang Hongfeng (Shanghai), Wu Ding (Shanghai), Zhang Mai (Shanghai),

Daniel Kiss (Cologne), bcp Bazaar Compatible Program, Anshun Lu, Shanghai

TALKSHOW, performance, with Wang Xin (shanghai) and Katy Roseland (Shanghai), Moca Pavillon, Shanghai

SÖYLE BÖYLE, sound-performance, KLÖTZLER & UEHLKEN, depot 4.9, Muenster

SEARCHING FOR THE BEAST WITHIN THE ARTS, Lecture from Berlin based artist Egill Saebjörnsson, organised for Chronus Art Center,

Shanghai, in collaboration with Goethe Institute

CCOOPS, ON COOPERATION, artist book, self-published with Clara Napp, Leipzig

ZERO ZERO ONE, text for THE COOLING EFFECT, exhibition-catalog, selfpublished, LIAN Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai

CAROLA Interview with editor Chen Zhou, published in [soft], Shanghai

THE CHINESE (C)DREAM, text for Scope Magazine (issue_013), Beijing

COSMOS, curatorial assistance for artistic director LI ZHENHUA, Minsheng 21st Century Museum of Art, Shanghai

 

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WATCH YOUR STEPS, group show, Minsheng Art Museum & bcp Bazaar Compatible Program, Anshun Lu, Shanghai, 

artists: Ash Moniz (Kanada), Felix Kalmenson (Kanada), Hu Weiyi (Shanghai), Wong Man (Shanghai),

Double Fly Art Center (China), Wang Xin (Shanghai), Ruben Gaehrken (Muenster), Soeren Beineke (Muenster)

THE NEED OF DOING SHOWS, CURATORIAL PRACTISE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND OVER LONG DISTANCES, 

Lecture at the Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

RING AROUND THE DOWSER, solo show: Tim Woodward (Brisbane, Australia), Geographical Museum of Muenster, 

in collaboration with the team of FAK13 and a text by Prof. Gianmaria Zamagni

ALLEREIN (ALL-IN), group show, sound-performance, KLÖTZLER & UEHLKEN, Municipal Ruller-Haus EV, Rulle

TRIAD, solo show, installation + book release (To dig Wholes), KLOETZLER & UEHLKEN, Academy of Fine Arts, Muenster

A COMPANIA DI POVEGLIA, group show, performance, KLÖTZLER & UEHLKEN in collaboration with jazz musicians

David Boato and Francesco Sucal, Venice, shown at Reset Festival 5, Muenster

TO DIG WHOLES, artist catalog (issue_01), KLÖTZLER & UEHLKEN, self-published, Muenster

 

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GOYS AND BIRLS, group show with curator Clara Napp (Muenster), In collaboration with the specialist conference:

Inside. Outside. Others. The body in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault. Academy of Fine Arts, Muenster, 

artists: Bettina Dettmer & Willi Kramer (Muenster), Ivan Geddert (Duesseldorf), Betsy Flock & Jan Partke (Muenster, Cologne),

Gisa Pantel (Copenhagen), Egill Saebjoernsson (Berlin), Anne Staab (Muenster), Benjamin Zuber (Berlin)

CURATOR AT PROJECT SPACE FAK13 MUENSTER with Lejla Aliev, Manuel Talarico and Jan Enste, 

artists: Bahar Taheri (Teheran), Shana Moulton (New York), Alban Muja (Prishtina), Tim Woodward (Brisbane)

fak13 Foerderverein for Contemporary Arts, Muenster in collaboration with ifa Institute for Foreign Relationship,

Cinema Muenster, Geological Museum Muenster, Sparkasse Muensterland-Ost, Institute for Cultural Affairs, Muenster

هگرپزرم (MARZ-E POR GOHAR) exhibition catalog, artist: Bahar Taheri, FAK Foerderverein for contemporary art, Muenster

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS CHURCH, FAK13 Münster, Funeral of the exhibition program with a performance by Shana Moulton

and music by Walking Blues Prohets, FAK and Gaststätte Kranefeld, Münster

DIE NERVOSITÄT DER TEILE (THE THINGS ARE NERVOUS) text, published in ÜBERKREUZ (CROSS-OVER),

artist: Daniel Lergon, Salon Kennedy, Frankfurt

TEXTE ZUR KUNST, image-editorial voluntary (edition nr.90: „Wie wir arbeiten wollen (how we wanna work)“, Berlin

 

R e s e a r c h 

HANGZHOU / Shanghai, (Kuenstlerkontakte) funded by ifa Institute for Foreign Relationship, 2018

TIMSIOARA / Rumania, 2017

SHANGHAI / BEIJING funded by PROMOS (ministry for research and education), 2014

TEHERAN funded by Sparkasse Muensterland-Ost, 2013

PRISHTINA funded by ifa Institute for Foreign Relationship, 2013