Member of the Executive Board and Artistic Director
Hortensia Völckers was appointed the Artistic Director and member of the Executive Board of the German Federal Cultural Foundation in Halle an der Saale, Germany in 2002. With the Federal Cultural Foundation, she has developed numerous programmes which promote international cultural exchange, the field of dance in Germany and discourse on socially relevant issues, such as migration, shrinking cities, the culture of sustainability and the future of labour. From 1995 to 1997, she was a member of the curatorial team of the documenta X in Kassel, after which she was entrusted with supervising the Vienna Festival until 2001.
|29/10/1957||Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|1975||School Certificate at Northlands School in Buenos Aires
Moved to Germany
|1976||German School Certificate (Abitur) at the Studienkolleg in Munich|
|1977 - 1981||Studied Politics and History of Art at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität of Munich
(including a one-year scholarship to study at New York University); trained as a dancer during her studies and co-founded the AWAR Dance Theatre
|1981 - 1986||Galerie Herzer in Munich
|1986 - 1987||Resident in New York to research and prepare the Munich International Dance Biennale|
|1989||Concept and organisation of "Dance '89"
(Dance Biennale) on behalf of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich
Co-director with Bettina Wagner
|1989 - 1991||Siemens cultural programme
responsible for visual arts
|1990||Founded Völckers & Bergelt
Concept for the "Sonderreihe Form" (Special Series Form)
at Erlangen Theatre, with Martin Bergelt
|1989 - 1991||Concept and organisation of the "Dance '91"
exhibition with works by Jan Fabre
at the Kunstverein Munich, as part of "Dance '91"
|1992||Co-director of the ART Project Munich, Music Festival
Concept for the special series "Das Schöne" (The Beautiful) at Erlangen Theatre
|1993||Concept and organisation of "Dance '93"
Co-curator of the exhibition "Ordnung & Zerstörung" (Order & Destruction) in Lothringerstraße, Munich as part of "Dance '93"
|1994||Member of the jury at the International Dance Competition in Bagnolet (France) with 22 worldwide platforms|
|1995||Co-curator of PHASE 1 - Visual Arts
in the Theater Am Turm, Frankfurt
Concept and organisation of "Dance '95"
Curator of the exhibition "körper formen" (forming bodies)
|1995 - 1997||documenta X, Kassel
Personal assistant to the Artistic Director, Catherine David, and member of the Artistic Directorate, dx
November 1997 Director of the Vienna Festival
to June 2001
November 1997 Appointed to the Advisory Committee for Visual Arts at the Federal Chancellery
|1998||Member of the WEISZBUCH working group
on reform of cultural policy in Austria
|1999||Guest lecturer at the Institute of Culture Management in Vienna|
Artistic directorship of the International Dance Festival
Curator of the exhibition "98/99/2000. Scholarships for Visual Arts. The new Generation of Artists" at Krems Art Gallery
|2001||Member of the Programme Advisory Committee for Q21 of the MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
Member of the University Advisory Committee of the Academy of Visual Arts, Vienna
Publications with Martin Bergelt
With Gabriele Brandstetter
Catalogue of the exhibition "98/99/2000. Scholarships for Visual Arts. The new Generation of Artists", December 2000
|Member of the Executive Board and Artistic Director of the Federal Cultural Foundation|