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Kathleen Reinhardt is the director of the Georg Kolbe Museum in Berlin. From 2016-2022 she was the curator for contemporary art at the Albertinum (Dresden State Art Collections), organizing multiple solo and group presentations and publishing artist focused publications, such as “Slavs and Tatars. Made in Dschermany” and “For Ruth, the Sky in Los Angeles. Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and David Horvitz.” In 2020/21 she curated the group exhibition “1 Million Roses for Angela Davis,” and initiated the multi-platform research and exhibition project “Revolutionary Romances. Transcultural Art Histories in the GDR.” She is interested in the museum as enabler for artistic research and production, the discursive quality of collections bound to a certain time and/or historical and ideological narrative, and the engagement of feminist thought in the rethinking of art institutions. A scholar of African American art and socially-engaged artistic practices, she received her PhD from FU Berlin and was supported by the Fulbright commission and the Terra Foundation for American Art for her scholarly work. She has taught at universities in Germany and given lectures and workshops at art institutions and art academies worldwide. Her writing has appeared in art catalogues, scholarly volumes as well as the magazines African Arts, Art Margins, Contemporary And, and Kaleidoscope, among other publications.