Anna Goetz is a curator and writer with a special interest in artistic strategies that challenge governing societal hierarchies, narratives and structures.
Recent projects as an independent curator include a solo exhibition with Banu Cennetoğlu at K21 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf (2019) and the group exhibition Stage of Maneuvers with Alia Farid, Claire Fontaine, Gabriella Torres-Ferrer and Georgia Sagri as part of the international curator festival curated by in Vienna (2019). She curated the FORO section at ZONA MACO in Mexico City (2020) and has initiated major group exhibitions such as Where do we go from here? (2019) and Casa Tomada (2018), both in Mexico City, and co-curated the 13th Sculpture Triennial FOOD–Ecologies of the Everyday (2016) in Fellbach, Germany, together with Susanne Gaensheimer.
Her last institutional appointment was at MMK Museum for Modern Art in Frankfurt (2013–2017), where she curated and co-curated solo exhibitions by Ed Atkins, Laure Prouvost, Florian Hecker, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Isa Genzken and Subodh Gupta, and led the prestigious MMK Talks programme Art & Politics with guests such as Banu Cennetoğlu, Vasif Kortun, Kader Attia, Jimmie Durham, Dirk Snauwaert and Hans Haacke. Previously, she was Assistant Curator for the German Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof and the Frankfurter Kunstverein.
Parallel to her curatorial practice, she has contributed essays to international art magazines such as Artforum, Frieze and Mousse, taught at various art academies and universities, and ran the project space Roberta in Frankfurt (2015-2017).
Anna Goetz studied Art History, Media Theory and Modern German Literature at the University of Basel, Art and Media Theory with focus on Film at the University of Hamburg, and Art Theory and Cultural Studies as well as Art and Cultural Mediation at the University of Bremen.
Born in 1984 in Basel (Switzerland), she currently lives and works between Basel and Mexico City.
Sharjah Art Foundation presents a series of online film screenings jointly organised with Anna Goetz, who initiated this collaborative project featuring 21 artists and collectives from the Middle East and Latin America working in film and video.