Dr. Regine Ehleiter is a Berlin-based curator and art historian with a research focus on exhibition history, artists’ publications, conceptualism and contemporary photography. She works as a Professional-Track Postdoctoral Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin as part of the DFG-funded research project Temporal Communities. Doing Literature in a Global Perspective. Prior to that, she has held teaching positions in the theory department of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig) and in the art history department of the University of Hildesheim.
Regine studied Cultural Studies, Art History and Journalism in Leipzig and London. In 2006, she co-founded the non-profit space D21 Kunstraum. After completing her M.A. in 2011, she joined the curatorial team of Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Here, she initiated a platform for changing displays of books by small international publishers (Publishers’ Corner), organized several solo exhibitions and, together with Johan Holten, a major group exhibition on 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. Her most recent curatorial project, Reading Artists’ Books, is a collaboration with Tabea Nixdorff, initiated in memory of the Chicago-based librarian, artist and author Doro Boehme.
In January 2022, Regine defended her PhD thesis on publications as sites of exhibition in the 1960s, supervised by Prof. Dr. Beatrice von Bismarck at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig (summa cum laude). A book will soon be published with Edition Metzel, Munich. A doctoral grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 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, affiliated with the Courtauld Institute of Art in London as a Predoctoral Visiting Scholar.
Regine has taught on B.A. and M.A. level at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (WS 2021/22, SS 2022), at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle (WS 2020), 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.