Adelheid Mers

From Düsseldorf, Germany. MFA Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Additional study University of Cologne (Linguistics, Philosophy), University of Düsseldorf (German Literature, Pedagogy) and University of Chicago (Committee on the Visual Arts). Associate Professor, Dept. Chair (2011/12, 2013/14 – 2016/17), Arts Administration and Policy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Research interests bring together Cultural and Media Ecologies, Art Research and Performance Studies. Adelheid Mers works through Performative Diagrammatics, a practice grounded in listening and reading that develops and deploys diagrammatic tools through elements of notation, installation, movement and video. Mers prefers to create live, laboratory settings at conference or exhibition venues, and consults with organizations. Recent partnerships are with the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, and the Bauhaus University, Weimar. Local clients have been 3Arts and the South East Chicago Commission. Mers has published essays, edited a book, Useful Pictures, serves on multiple editorial boards and has recently served as juror for the NEA, and the Rauschenberg Foundation.

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