PAULINE DOUTRELUINGNE is a curator, visual researcher, lecturer and filmmaker based in Berlin. Since fall 2022 she is the artistic director of Kunstverein Arnsberg.
Through her work she seeks to stimulate cultural and ecological differentiations and deconstruct societal ideas originating from colonial thinking. Her curatorial projects are dialogues and exercises into progressive imaginaries.
Recent curated exhibitions include Speaking To Ancestors (2022-2023), Terrestrial Assemblage (2021), Floating University Berlin, A Handful of Dust (2020), Interiors to Being (2019), Karma Ltd Extended (2018), a one year program at Acud Macht Neu, Berlin, The Conundrum of Imagination, on the Paradigm of Exploration and Discovery (2017), Leopold Museum, Vienna (with Bonaventure Soh Ndikung); Agency of Living Organisms (2016), Tabakalera, The Next Big Thing is Not a Thing (2016), NAiM/Bureau Europa in the Netherlands, as well as If You Are So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich? (2014) for the 5th Marrakech Biennale, Morocco (with Bonaventure Soh Ndikung).
Doutreluingne is trained in Sinology at Ghent University, where she completed a Master’s thesis on experimental Chinese art and post-Orientalism. She then followed with a master’s program in art criticism at CAFA in Beijing, where she also founded the Borderline Moving Images Festival (2006-2007). Doutreluingne co-created the mindpirates art collective in Berlin (2009-2014) testing out the boundaries of collectivism and artistic / cinematic / ecological research.
Between 2019 – 2021, she has been teaching at the HBK Braunschweig about questioning the canon in 20th century art. She teaches currently at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin in the MA Spatial Strategies department a weekly seminar on Changing Ecologies: We Have Never Been Individuals.