Friederike Schäfer is an art historian, who occasionally pursues curatorial projects, and currently works as a postdoc researcher in the Cluster of Excellence “Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective” at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2017 to 2021, she was an academic associate in the Media Arts department at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG). As part of the Cluster of Excellence “Bild Wissen Gestaltung. Ein interdisziplinäres Labor” (Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory”) at Humboldt-University of Berlin, she pursued her doctorate “An Anarchitectural Body of Work. Suzanne Harris and the Downtown New York Artists’ Community in the 1970s” (De Gruyter, 2023).

Friederike Schäfer has worked on international exhibitions including dOCUMENTA (13), the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, and the travelling project “re.act.feminism 2—a performing archive,” and has also conceived interdisciplinary, collaborative research and exhibition projects, for instance at the nGbK Berlin; Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Kunsthalle Mannheim; and Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin.