A K Dolven and Andrea Schlieker in conversation

Her Ways and Means – female protogonists in arts and science contexts

Wednesday 25 October, doors open 6.30pm, in conversation at 7pm (free, no booking required)

An event from Satellite Berlin hosted by PEER


PEER is delighted to host the third talk in the series Her Ways and Means from Satellite Berlin, presenting female artists who have at some stage in their career moved into the crossover-zone between the arts and the sciences.  Working either independently or in collaborative projects with individual scientists or institutions, their artistic results and practice have attracted much attention in the art world and scientific community alike.  

The talk intends to facilitate a dialogue about art and science that is jargon-free, balanced and passionate, asking 'what is real?', 'how do structures and forces empower thought?', and 'what is it that changes the perception of our world?'.

Artist A K Dolven has raised important questions in aesthetics, ethics, science, politics and society throughout her career. In this event, she will share with us insight of the actual process of making and what first drove her to investigate the sciences and natural phenomena. Dolven will discuss her collaborations with researchers and institutions in all their highs and lows, and reflect on the challenges of steering an interdisciplinary collaboration with its potential for both clashing and coinciding visions.

To lead this public dialogue we welcome curator Andrea Schlieker, currently Director of Commissions and Special Projects at White Cube, London.

The talk series is conceived and curated by Gaby Hartel and Kit Schulte.


A K Dolven lives and works in London and Lofoten, Norway. She studied art at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and Aix-en-Provence and at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo. She works in several mediums and often with collaboration as a source. Dolven lived in Berlin between 1987 and 1997 after receiving a residency in Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, and then moved to London. Dolven has received media attention for numerous public sculpture projects and was the initiator of the outdoor sculpture project Artscape Nordland. She exhibited widely including South London Gallery, IKON gallery Birmingham, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Bergen Kunsthall, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Dublin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthall Svalbard, CAC Vilnius, Aros Århus Kunstmuseum, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, AGO Ontario and Platform China, Beijing. She was awarded the German Fred-Thieler Prize in 2000 and the Swedish Prince Eugen Medal in 2005.

Andrea Schlieker is Director of Commissions and Special Projects at White Cube, London. She is currently involved in major commission projects in Oslo, Shanghai, London and Miami. She curated high profile exhibitions including the Folkestone Triennial and BritishArt Show 6 while working as freelance curator and during her institutional career at London’s Institute for Contemporary Arts and the Serpentine Gallery, most recently David Batchelor’s exhibition Flatlands for the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, and Spike Island,
Bristol. As artistic advisor she has been responsible for a wide range of permanent public art commissions across London. She has written numerous catalogue texts on contemporary artists and lectured widely in the UK, Europe, the US and Japan.

The non-profit art organisation SATELLITE BERLIN was launched in the summer of 2014 in Berlin, to serve as an internationally active, genre and boundary-transcending mobile cultural hub. With collaboration at its core, SATELLITE BERLIN traces migratory thinking in contemporary culture, marking synergy, process and outcome. In its first two years,  it has successfully produced numerous transdisciplinary exhibitions, accompanied by publications, collaborating with scientific and cultural institutions and individual agile thinkers of all kinds of areas. Founded by Kit Schulte, its activities are defined by a changing team of curators, authors, artists, scientists and cultural producers, with the aim to bundle competence, exchange knowledge and foster a disposition of open attitude towards forming far reaching collaborations.