Regine Ehleiter is a curator, writer and PhD candidate in Art History with a research focus on exhibition history, artists’ publications, Conceptualism and contemporary photography.
Regine studied Cultural Studies, Art History and Journalism in Leipzig and London. In 2006, she co-founded the non-profit space D21 Kunstraum Leipzig. After completing her M.A. in 2011, she joined the curatorial team of Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Here, she initiated a platform with changing displays of books by small international publishers (Publishers’ Corner), organised solo exhibitions by Böhler & Orendt, Rachel Sussman and Triin Tamm, and, together with Johan Holten, co-curated a major group exhibition on contemporary wall works (Auf Zeit, 2013). Following that, she worked for the 6th f/stop Festival for Contemporary Photography in Leipzig. In 2016, she was awarded a Curatorial Fellowship of the state of Rhineland Palatinate as part of which she curated the exhibition What’s Unfolding (2017) at Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck.
Parallel to her curatorial work, Regine is completing her PhD on publications as sites of exhibition in the 1960s, supervised by Beatrice von Bismarck at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. In 2015, she was awarded a doctoral grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which allowed her to do extensive archival research at MoMA in New York and the Archives of American Art in DC. From March to May 2016, she stayed at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles as a guest researcher, and, in 2018/2019, she was a Predoctoral Visiting Scholar at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
Regine has taught Art History classes on B.A. and M.A. level at the art school Burg Giebichenstein in Halle (WS 2021), at the University of Hildesheim (WS 2019/2020, SS 2020), in the Curatorial Studies program at Goethe Universität/Städelschule Frankfurt (WS 2017/18), and in the Cultural Studies department at the University of Leipzig (WS 2014/15). She regularly contributes to art magazines and exhibition catalogues.
Currently, Regine is working for the Hessische Kulturstiftung in Wiesbaden to help implement a grant program for artists to soften the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.