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Company: Festspielhaus Afrika
Title: Costume Designer & Manager
Location: Berlin, Germany
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture
Aino Laberenz had studied art history before she assisted as a costume designer at Schauspielhaus Bochum between 2001 and 2002. Later she worked as a photographer and costume designer at several theaters like Schauspielhaus Zürich, Volksbühne Berlin, Wiener Burgtheater, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Opera of Manaus in Brasil, Bayreuther Festspiele and Staatsoper Berlin. Aino Laberez designed costumes for numerous short films and worked together with René Pollesch, Schorsch Kamerun and Armin Petras. In 2010 Aino Laberenz took over the management of Festspielhaus Afrika, continuing Christoph Schlingensief’s project The African Opera Village, established in 2009. Furthermore, she designed the German pavilion together with Susanne Gaensheimer at the 54th international art exhibition La Biennale di Venezia and was honored with the Golden Lion award. Aino Laberenz is the editor of Christoph Schlingensief’s biography “Ich weiß, ich war’s”, which was published by the publishing house Kiepenheuer & Witsch in 2012. She was co-curator of the exhibition “Christoph Schlingensief” at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and MoMa PS1 in New York.