Regine Ehleiter is a curator and writer based in Berlin.

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. studies in 2011, she joined the curatorial team of Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Here, she initiated a platform for changing displays of books by independent publishers (Publishers’ Corner), organised solo exhibitions by Böhler & Orendt, Rachel Sussman and Triin Tamm, and co-curated a major 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 pursuing a PhD on the emergence of “Practices of Exhibiting in Publications” 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 was a guest researcher at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and, in 2018/2019, a Predoctoral Visiting Scholar at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Regine has taught on B.A. and M.A. level in Art History at the art school Burg Giebichenstein in Halle (WS 2021), at the University of Hildesheim (WS 2019/2020, SS 2020), in Curatorial Studies program at Goethe Universität Frankfurt (WS 2017/18), and in Cultural Studies at the University of Leipzig (WS 2014/15). She regularly contributes to art magazines and exhibition catalogues.



  • "Annual catalog of books by artists published by Printed Matter. Includes over 100 pages of illustrated catalog entries with order form in back. Produced by the staff of Printed Matter, including Nancy Linn, Nan Becker, and Ernie Marrerro, with assistance from Beverly Naidus."
  • "This guest-curated group exhibition collects together for the first time, work made exclusively by the curator’s artist ex-boyfriends. The terms of the exhibition invitation, set out in an individual letter written by the curator, were that each of the four invited artists could decide to show whatever the budget allowed without further interference from the curator. Should they, however, wish to discuss ideas, production, or anything else, then the curator would be available to do so. […]"
  • klein published a catalog of his monochrome paintings before completing a single one of them. at the time, they thus existed in reproduction only.
  • "In 1968, at considerable expense, both real and through contributions of effort and material, the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum originated, in Kansas City, Missouri, a production-exhibition entitled “The Magic Theater.” Thousands attended the two “runs” of the production in Kansas City, and subsequently the exhibit was presented at the art museums of St. Louis and of Toledo, Ohio. […]" (georg ehrlich)
  • In 1975 Art & Language (NY) conducted a series of discussions in Australia as an extension of their “Blurting” project - itself an extension of their Index project and designed as a manifold of conversational engines. As a process of emphasizing the problem of communication in general, of “cultural distance” and notions of provincialism, 12 of their “Blurts” were relayed via cable to discussion sessions in Melbourne and Adelaide as a process designed to accumulate “socio-cultural noise”. […]