Marion Von Osten

Marion von Osten (Berlin, Germany) is an artist, exhibition maker and writer. Together with Peter Spillmann, she is founding member of the design collective Labor k3000 Zuerich/Berlin and initiator of the project fallingwild and the model-facade at Haus der Statistik.

She was the artistic director and co-curator of the global bauhaus imaginista project (2016-2019) with Grant Watson;  as well as Viet Nam Discourse (2016-2018) at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Tensta Konsthall Stockholm (with Peter Spillmann); Aesthetics of Decolonization at ZHDK Zurich with the Center for Post-colonial Knowledge and Culture (2014-2016); Model House–Mapping Transcultural Modernisms at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (2010–2013); In the Desert of Modernity – Colonial Planning and After at Les Abattoirs de Casablanca (2009); and at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (2008) (with Tom Avermaete and Serhat Karakayali ); Projekt Migration in Cologne, initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (2002–2006) with Kathrin Rhomberg; and TRANSIT MIGRATION  (2003–2005) with Regina Roemhild. She received her PHD in Fine Arts at the Malmö Art Academy/ Lund University (Prof. Sarat Maharaj)

Publications include: bauhaus imaginista. Ed. with Grant Watson, 2019; Transcultural Modernism. Ed. with Model House research group, Sternberg Press Berlin, 2013; Das Erziehungsbild. Zur visuellen Kultur des Pädagogischen. Ed.  with Tom Holert, Schleebrügge, Wien 2010; The Colonial Modern. Aesthetics of the Past. Rebellions for the Future. Ed. with Tom Averemaete, Serhat Karakayli, Black Dog Publishing, London 2010.