Dorina Hecht

Dorina Hecht will complete a comprehensive catalogue for the Hamburg-based artist Dorothea Franz in 2012. Two years ago, in 2010, she co-authored the 488-page anthology „Afrika und die Kunst – Einblicke in deutsche Privatsammlungen” (Africa and Art – Insights into private collections in Germany) together with art collector Günter Kawik. It has been discussed in numerous media, amongst others in WELT, Handelsblatt and Deutschlandradio Kultur. Since 2007, she has been working as a freelance art historian and author focussing on contemporary African art and cooperating with several artists, collectors and galleries, including Gallery Peter Herrmann in Berlin. From 1997 to 2005, Dorina Hecht studied art history and visual arts at Greifswald University, UdK, Humboldt-University in Berlin and Jagiellonian-University Krakow. In 2005, she graduated as Magister Artium in art history with a thesis on the exhibition project “Afrika Remix” and the exhibition concept of Jean-Hubert Martin and Simon Njami.

Dorina Hecht und Yvette Mutumba have been sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin for working on the exhibition project Contemporary South African Art from private Collections”.

Yvette Mutumba

Yvette Mutumba received her PhD at Birkbeck, University of London with a thesis about „(Re-) Presentations, Receptions, Expectations: Contemporary Art by Artists of African Descent in the German Context – 1950s – 2011”. She participated in the development and implementation of the placement program of the exhibition „Who Knows Tomorrow“ at the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. At the end of 2008, she published an ifa-survey on the ways artists of African heritage are exhibited in Germany. From 2000 – 2006 Yvette Mutumba studied art history, modern history and subdisciplines of law focussing on copyright law at Freie Universität Berlin. She graduated as Magister Artium in art history in 2006. In addition she has worked in various fields of the contemporary art world.

Dorina Hecht und Yvette Mutumba have been sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin for working on the exhibition project Contemporary South African Art from private Collections”.

Regine Wosnitza

Regine Wosnitza has been a researcher for journalists, documentary filmmakers and authors for 20 years. She investigated political and social issues for several reputed American newspapers and magazines like TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine and Chicago Tribune. Working as the German correspondant for the London Jewish Chronicle and as an employee of Centropa, she in detail explored the Holocaust, the aftermath of the Third Reich in Germany and Jewish life in Germany since reunification. Since 2008, she has been working with the Pulitzer-price winner Anne Applebaum on a book about the Stalinization in Central Europe between 1945 and 1955.

Regine Wosnitza has worked as cultural manager for the semi-professional Berlin-based choir “vocal-concertisten”, organising and implementing concerts, opera performances and world-wide concert-tours. As a resident and professional in the neighborhood of Potsdamer Straße in Berlin, she has been dedicated to implementing tolerant social interaction between the diverse ethnic groups in the area since 2007. In this context, voluntary work in several citizen’s comitees is as important to her as professional project management.

Since March 2011, Regine Wosnitza has been working at LISTROS e.V. and GALLERY LISTROS in project management, PR and press relations.