Johannes Fricke Waldthausen
DLD Arts and Design
DLD Associate Curator
Fields of operation:
Curator for Contemporary Arts and Advisor in development processes focussing on innovation, contemporary culture and digital strategy. In 2012, Johannes joined Studio Eliasson to launch the digital strategy of Little Sun, a new project by Olafur Eliasson, fostering solar powered light and energy access in development countries. Since 2007, Johannes has been Associate Curator for Arts, Design and Digital Culture at DLD (Digital-Life-Design). He collaborated on public programs about innovation in arts, digital culture and urbanism, and curated projects with artists like Eliasson, Cerith Wyn Evans, Taryn Simon or Aaron Koblin.
Johannes was Senior Curator at Sprueth Magers, where he scouted new talent and conceived exhibitions with artists incl. Kenneth Anger, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Sterling Ruby, Cyprien Gaillard, or Robert Mapplethorpe. He served as Associate Curator for the US-Embassy, Berlin and worked curatorially at 1st Berlin Biennale (Berlin), Kunst Werke (KW) Center for Cont. Arts (Berlin), P.S.1 Center for Cont. Arts (NYC) and Palais de Tokyo (Paris). Johannes holds an M.A. Marketing Communications from USC Annenberg, School for Communications, Los Angeles.