Venjakob, Constanze

Research Associate | Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Constanze Venjakob (born in Hamburg) works as a project manager, writer, and curator. She lives and works in Münster and Kassel.

She studied art history and musicology at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg as well as art history and aesthetics at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

For many years Constanze Venjakob was part of the artist and research collective freiraumgalerie in Halle (Saale), whose work concentrates on art in public space and urban planning. Alongside her work in (urban) art education she has also taken part in designing participative spatial and urban development and was a founding member of Wall & Space e.V. In addition she has planned and curated cultural festivals and exhibitions.

Further career developments led her to the Kunsthalle Münster, where worked as an assistant director, co-conceiving numerous exhibition projects and supervising young artists.

Since 2021 Constanze Venjakob has been active in the social media campaign Mehr als du denkst: Weniger als du denkst – eine Initiative des Doctors for Choice Germany e.V., which aims at destigmatizing abortion and providing access to information about reproductive health.

Constanze Venjakob researches and publishes on:
- Intersectional feminist theory and art
- Contemporary curatorial and artistic practices
- Art of modernity and the present in public space
- Institutional critique and mediation