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Adelheid Mers

Associate Professor, Chairat School of the Art Institute of Chicago
United States
Focus area: Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Video, Film

Adelheid Mers is an artist, who works through Performative Diagrammatics, a practice that includes elements of installation, facilitation with publics, and video. Her research draws on close work with others, exploring arts ecologies, and knowing differently, or epistemic diversity. Work takes place nationally and internationally, for example in residency, conference and exhibition settings. Educated at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the University of Chicago, she is Associate Professor, chair of the department of Arts Administration and Policy, and in 2021/22, also interim chair of New Arts Journalism, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mers currently co-leads the working group Performance & Pedagogy at PSi.

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April 1999