Alice Koegel has been Curator of Contemporary Art at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart since 2008, where she is in charge of exhibitions and the collection of prints and drawings, paintings and sculptures, photography and time-based art from the 1960s onwards. Additionally, she has been interim Curator of the Sohm Archive at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart since 2017 – an archive, which comprises correspondence, photos, books, catalogues, magazines, films, videos, relics of artistic actions and object art from art movements from the 1960s and 1970s such as the Beat Scene, Concrete Poetry, Fluxus, Happening, Situationism, Spur, Viennese Actionism, Zero and multi-media works of Dieter Roth. Previously, from 2007 to 2008, she held the post of Curator for Contemporary Art and Performance at Tate Modern, London, where she curated Tate’s performance programme including “Allan Kaprow. Fluids and Scales”, “Tony Conrad. Unprojectable: Projection and Perspective” and “Bonnie Camplin and Paulina Olowska: Usher We (Down There)”. Prior to this position, from 2006 to 2007, she was Project Curator of the exhibition “Vertrautes Terrain” (Familiar Terrain) at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media / Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe. From 2004 to 2006 she was Assistant Curator at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, where she curated exhibitions with Peter Doig and Christoph Schlingensief, both with extensive film programmes as integral parts.
Her theoretical and curatorial work is firmly rooted in socially engaged art, spatial practices, institutional critique and interdisciplinarity and she would describe her curatorial approach as “research based / driven curating”. Her theoretical and curatorial focuses are contemporary art, film, video and performance. One of her current research interests is the history and contemporary practice of artistic engagements with collections.