Curator for Contemporary Arts and Advisor focussing on contemporary arts, creative leadership and innovation. In 2012, Johannes joined Studio Eliasson to launch Little Sun, a design 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 developed public programs about innovation in Arts, Design and contemporary culture and curated projects with artists like Eliasson, Cerith Wyn Evans, Taryn Simon or Aaron Koblin. Johannes was Senior Curator at Sprueth Magers, where he connected new talents 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 a degree in Cultural Management and M.A. Marketing Communications from USC Annenberg, School for Communications, Los Angeles.
Johannes Fricke Waldthausen
DLD Arts and Design