• Residency period: Summer 2012, Summer 2017

Ulrike Gerhardt works as a cultural scientist and curator, and is a member of District*School Without Center, Berlin. She obtained her PhD in 2021 from Leuphana University Lueneburg with a thesis on Easternfuturist memory in art. She is currently working for the research project Images of History in Contemporary Art at the University of Potsdam, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern. Together with Suza Husse, she runs D’EST, an online platform for video art that maps artistic forms of historiography touching upon post-socialist and queer-feminist imaginaries. During her latest NAC residency in 2017, she participated in the exhibition WHEN THE SEA LOOKS BACK: A Serpent’s Tale as zine contributor and author of After the Aral Sea: Almagul Menlibayeva’s Diasporic Dreamscapes

Contemporary Past: tracking a postcard

When the Sea Looks Back (A Serpent’s Tale)

After the Aral Sea: Almagul Menlibayeva’s Diasporic Dreamscapes




Portrait Ulrike Gerhardt. Courtesy: Nina Zeljković.

Group exhibition Menstrualities, installation view (Zoë Claire Miller), curatorial research by Ulrike Gerhardt, 2022. Courtesy: Cherie Birkner.

Screening event and discussion Fab-rageous grrlz come out of the vapors, Air Berlin Alexanderplatz and D’EST, 2022. Courtesy: Stéphanie Rosianu.