Jana Johanna Haeckel is an art historian, curator and lecturer who currently serves as director of Photoforum Pasquart . She holds a PhD in art history and is associate researcher at the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre For Photography (KU Leuven/UC Louvain).
Her written and curatorial work examines image and body politics in contemporary art and new media, focusing on new ethics of photography in the age of the digital and art practices that subvert historical and colonial narratives through archival research.
Documentation-Video Group-Exhibition"Fotografie Heute: Resistant Faces",
at Pinakothek der Moderne, 2021, curated by Jana J. Haeckel
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"Bodies that Glitch", Photoforum Pasquart's curatorial theme of the year 2023, curated by Jana Johanna Haeckel, will look at new forms of photographic representation and intimacy in an age of hypervisibility.
Keynote lecture "Archived Bodies, Gestures of Repair. Re-thinking Photographic and Institutional Practices of Care" (online) at the "Photographic Practices as Care-Taking"-Conference at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø and Perspektivet Museum, Tromsø.
"Bodies that Glitch: The Black Body and the Digital Archive in Frida Orupabo’s Photographic Work", Essay published in Trigger Vol. 3 on "Care".
- Written Correspondance and talk in 4 Letters with Wolfgang Ullrich on the topic of "Face Values" at Foto Colectania, Barcelona