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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"Seeing through Clouds", Photoforum Pasquart's curatorial theme of the year 2022, developed by Jana Johanna Haeckel, deals with the role of image archives and their claim to an alleged documentation of "facts." In the digital age, in which more images are produced and consumed than ever before in human history, the virtual archive becomes an important site for the negotiation of "truth" and objectivity. The four different solo exhibitions by Bianca Baldi, Sheida Soleimani, Joud Toamah and Emmanuel Van der Auwera present various strategies in dealing with image archives as potential places for counter-narratives.
"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 in 4 Letters with Wolfgang Ullrich on the topic of "Face Values" at Foto Colectania, Barcelona