"Glenkeen Garden Residencies" is supported by

  • Prof. Gerard Byrne, Film Artist and Professor at Städelschule Frankfurt
  • Christian Fausch, Artistic Manager and Managing Director Ensemble Modern Frankfurt
  • Dr. Brigitte Franzen, Curator and Director of the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Peter Kogler, Media Artist and Professor at Academy of Fine Arts in Munich
  • Matt Packer, CEO of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art
  • Daria Parkhomenko, Curator and founder of LABORATORIA Art&Science Space in Moscow
  • Prof. Christiane Riedel, Chairwoman of Crespo Foundation
  • Judith Schalansky, Writer, Book Designer and Editor
  • Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner, Aquatic Ecologist, Director General of the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main



PROF. GERARD BYRNE, *1969 in Dublin, Ireland, film artist

Gerard Byrne studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin and The New School in New York City.

He works primarily with photography, video and live art, often making use of archival media. His artistic work explores the mediation and construction of images.

Recent projects include solo exhibitions at secession, Vienna; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; ACCA, Melbourne; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; and FRAC Pays de la Loire, France. He represented Ireland at the 52nd and 54th Venice Biennale, in 2012 he was a participant in dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel and in 2017 he is exhibiting at the Skulptur Projekte in Münster. Other major presentations of his work at international biennials include the Gwangju and Sydney Biennials in 2008, Lyon in 2007, the Tate Triennial in 2006 and the Istanbul Biennial in 2003.

2007-2016 Gerard Byrne was Professor of Time-Based Media at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen. Since 2018 he teaches as professor of the Film Class at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.


CHRISTIAN FAUSCH, *1970, Zürich, Switzerland, Artistic Manager and Managing Director Ensemble Modern Frankfurt

Christian Fausch studied music, majoring in violoncello, at the Division of Music at the Bern University of the Arts and at the City of Basel Music Academy, graduating in 1997 with a concert diploma. He then studied cultural management at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

From 2000 to 2004 he was with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, where he worked in the press and public relations department and then as project manager and assistant to the artistic director. In 2005, he took over the artistic direction and management at the Collegium Novum Zurich for five years. After holding the position of Managing Director of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie from 2012 to 2019, Fausch was also appointed Artistic Manager and Managing Director of the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt in 2016.


DR. BRIGITTE FRANZEN, *1966 in Freiburg im Breisgau, curator and Director of the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main

Brigitte Franzen studied art history with a focus on architecture and modern art, cultural anthropology, sociology and literature in Karlsruhe, Vienna and Marburg an der Lahn. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the history of ideas of nature and its reflection in contemporary art. The associated book "Die Vierte Natur" is now out of print.

After her studies, she first taught at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and the Technical University of Graz. From 2004 to 2008, she worked at the Museum of Natural History in Münster and curated the Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 together with Kasper König. From 2009 to 2015, Brigitte Franzen was director of the Ludwig Forum for International Art. She then served as sole director of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation until she took up her post as the new director of the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main on 1 January 2021.

Brigitte Franzen has managed around 100 exhibition projects over the past three decades, both as a curator and as a museum manager.
In addition to her activities in museums, Franzen has published a large number of publications. Among them are publications on 20th and 21st century art, architecture, landscape theory and the cultural history of nature.


PROF. PETER KOGLER, *1959 in Innsbruck, Austria, media artist

From 1974 to 1979 Peter Kogler studied at the School of Applied Arts in Innsbruck and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

After substituting for Thomas Bayrle at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in 1986/87, he became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1993, whose New Media class he headed from 1997. In 2008, Kogler became professor of graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

Peter Kogler began working with media and computer technology as early as the beginning of the 1980s. His expansive installations have since been shown in solo and group exhibitions in many of the most important international art institutions, such as Kunsthaus Graz (2019), MSU - Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (2014), Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (2014), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2012), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2010), Museu Colleccao Berardo, Lisbon (2009), MOMA, New York (2006), Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (2008), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2000), Bonner Kunstverein (1996) and others. Peter Kogler was also represented at documenta IX and X as well as at the 45th and 49th Venice Biennale.


MATT PACKER, *1978, Carmarthen, United Kingdom, curator, director of EVA International

Matt Packer is the Director / CEO of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. Previous roles include Director, CCA Centre For Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry (2014 – 2017); Associate Director, Treignac Projet (2013-2016); Curator of Exhibitions & Projects, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork (2008 - 2013). In an independent capacity, he curated numerous exhibitions and projects, including: They Call Us The Screamers, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway (2017); and Disappearing Acts, Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway (2015) (with Arne Skaug Olsen). He was part of the selection committee for the British representation at the Venice Biennale 2017 and is an advisor on the What Could / Should Curating Do? educational programme in Belgrade.

He is co-founder of Occasional Groundworks - a network partnership of EVA International, GIBCA (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art), and LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival), and Contour Biennale - that is rethinking the smaller-scale biennial model within the regional European context. He is a graduate of Goldsmiths College, London and also contributes a regular column on themes of internationalism for VAN (Visual Artists’ News Sheet), Ireland.


DARIA PARKHOMENKO, *1983 in Moscow, Russia, Curator, founder of Laboratoria Art&Science Foundation, Moscow

Daria Parkhomenko studied sociology, art history and cultural management at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.

In 2008, she founded the independent, non-profit LABORATORIA Art&Science Space in Moscow, Russia, the exhibition and production center focused on forming a new relationship between contemporary art, science and society. From 2021 Laboratoria Art&Science Foundation became the resident of the State Tretyakov Gallery and launched its new permanent space there.
In 2011, she was a jury member at the Ars Electronica Festival, Hybrid Art Nomination in Linz, as well as a member of the expert committee of the Russian Prize in the field of contemporary visual arts »Innovation« in 2013 and 2015.

Daria Parkhomenko has curated numerous exhibition projects, including, among others »New Elements« and »May the Other Live in Me« (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, 2021), »Daemons in the machine« (MMOMA, Moscow, 2018), »Quantum Entanglement 2.0« (Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, 2016), »Superconduction« (Riga, 2015), »Ice Laboratory« (Laboratoria Art&Science Space, Moscow, 2014), »Brainstorms. The Artist in the Context of Neuroscience« (Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, 2012) and »Neuroscientific experiment 1. Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze«, with Marina Abramovic ( Garage MCA, Moscow, 2011). In addition, she published her articles in The Art Magazine, Moscow, 2013 and the ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012.


PROF. CHRISTIANE RIEDEL, * 1962, Karlsruhe, Germany, Chairwoman of the Crespo FoundationChristiane Riedel studied History of Art and Architecture and Literature at the universities

in Karlsruhe und Hamburg. From 1992, she spent five years as Director of the German Association of Craftsmen (DeutscherWerkbund) Baden-Württemberg before assuming the management of the Lower Saxony Research Association for Gender Studies in Science, Engineering and Medicine (Niedersächsischer Forschungsverbund für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Medizin) (NFFG) – a research facility of the State of Lower Saxony in Hanover. In 2002, she transferred to the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) Karlsruhe in which she held the position of CEO.

Since October 2020, Christiane Riedel has been Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Crespo Foundation. Since 2012, she is honorary professor at Karlshochschule International University in Karlsruhe (course Cultural Management & Cultural Law).


JUDITH SCHALANSKY, *1980 in Greifswald, Germany, writer, book designer and editor

Judith Schalansky studied at the Free University of Berlin and communication design at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.

She designs her books herself; both her internationally successful bestseller "Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln" (2009) and the Bildungsroman "Der Hals der Giraffe" (2011) were chosen as the "Most Beautiful German Book" by the Stiftung Buchkunst. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has received numerous awards, including the Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize 2018, the Premio Strega Europeo 2020, the Gutenberg Prize 2021 and the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2021. In addition, her book "Verzeichnis einiger Verluste" was nominated for the Booker Prize and the National Book Award 2021.

Since 2013 she has been publishing the book series "Naturkunden" with Matthes & Seitz Berlin.


PROF. DR. KLEMENT TOCKNER, *1962 in Schöder, Austria, aquatic ecologist

Tockner studied botany and zoology at the University of Vienna, where he received his doctorate in 1993 with a dissertation on the ecology of the riparian areas of the Austrian Danube.

From 2007, Tockner held the directorship of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin as well as a chair in aquatic ecology at the Freie Universität Berlin. After being appointed President of the Austrian Science Fund FWF in 2016, he took over the post of Director General of the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main on 1 January 2021. In addition, Tockner is a professor of ecosystem sciences at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

His research focuses on dynamics, biodiversity and the sustainable management of water bodies. He conducts research at the interface of various disciplines, such as ecology, geomorphology and hydrology, linking natural and social science issues. He is elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz and the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina.