Anselm Franke

Artistic Director

Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp

Anselm Franke is a curator and writer based in Brussels and Berlin. He is the Artistic Director of Extra City Center for Contemporary Art in Antwerp, and he was a co-curator of Manifesta 7 in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, in 2008 (Trento). Previously, Franke acted as curator of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin until 2006, where he organized exhibitions such as "Territories. Islands, Camps and Other States of Utopia" (2003); "Image Archives" (2001/2002); "The Imaginary Number" (2005, together with Hila Peleg), and "B-Zone – Becoming Europe and Beyond" (2006) and he co-developed the project "No Matter How Bright the Light, the Crossing Occurs At Night" (2006). He has edited and published various publications and is a contributor to magazines such as Metropolis M, Piktogram, and Cabinet.