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Tina Sauerlaender

Director & Head Curatorat peer to space
Tina Sauerlaender, 2023 (c) J. Pegman
Focus area: Art History

Tina Sauerlaender is an art historian, curator, speaker and writer. She holds a PhD from The University of Arts, Linz, Austria. The title of her dissertation is PERFORMING IDENTITIES. Self-Representation in Art from the Renaissance to Virtual Worlds. In conjunction, she curated the online show performingidentities.net. In her curatorial practice, she focuses on the impact of the digital and the internet on individual environments and society as well as on virtual reality in visual arts. With her independent exhibition platform peer to space she has been curating and organizing international group shows since 2010, e.g. The Unframed World. Virtual Reality as Artistic Medium for the 21st Century at House of Electronic Arts Basel in 2017. She is Co-founder of Radiance VR, an international online platform and research database for virtual reality experiences in visual arts as well as the Radiance VR App, an app vor VR Art for Meta Quest headsets. Together with curator Erandy Vergara she developed the exhibition series Critical Approaches in Virtual Reality Art and realized projects like Speculative Cultures. A Virtual Reality Art Exhibition (Kellen Gallery, Parsons/The New School, New York, 2019). She is the Founder of the SALOON, an international network for women working in art. She is a lecturer for Digital Art History at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany. She gave talks on Virtual Reality & Art at re:publica (Berlin), ZKM (Karlsruhe), New Inc (New York), Kunsthalle (Munich), University of Applied Arts (Vienna), Digifest (Toronto), Technical University (Prague) or Roehrs & Boetsch (Zurich).