Regine Ehleiter is a curator and writer based in Berlin, focusing on artists’s publications, contemporary photography and the history of exhibition-making.
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 B.A. and M.A. courses in Art History at the University of Hildesheim (WS 2019/2020, SS 2020), in Curatorial Studies 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.