Marion von Osten

Born 1963 in West Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Marion von Osten works as an artist, author and curator. The chief interests of her projects are the changed conditions of the production of cultural work in neo-liberal societies,  technologies of the self and the gouvernance of mobility. Theoretical and artistic approaches mix in her work and are brought together mainly through the medium of the exhibition, publications, installations and film productions in her co-operation with other cultural producers. Among her latest projects: „reformpause" Kunstraum of the University of Lüneburg (2006); „Atelier Europa“ Kunstverein Munich &  the film project "Kamera Läuft!" together with "kleines postfordistisches Drama /kpD" (2004); „Be Creative! The Creative Imperative!“  Museum for Design, Zurich (2003);  the transdisciplinary research project TRANSIT MIGRATION (2003-5); and "Projekt Migration" (2003-2006), an initiative project of the federal foundation of Germany on the history of migration in post-war Germany.

Since 2006 she holds a Professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. From 1999 – 2006 Professor and researcher at the Institute for the Theory of Art and Design & Institute for Cultural and Gender Studies, HGK Zurich; lecturer at Critical Studies Program, Malmö Art Academy; From 1996-1998 curator at Shedalle Zurich. Publications: Projekt Migration, Hg. Kölnischer Kunstverein et al, Dumont Verlag Köln 2005; Norm der Abweichung, T:G 04, Hg. Marion von Osten, Voldemeer / Springer Verlag, 2003; MoneyNations, ed. Osten / Spillmann, Selene Verlag, Wien 2003;  Das Phantom sucht seinen Mörder. Ein Reader zur Kulturalisierung der Ökonomie. ed. Hoffmann/ Osten, b_books Verlag, Berlin 1999.