Dr. Sonja Longolius

Main focus: Art, Performance, Media Art

Twitter handle: @Sonjalongolius

Website/blog: http://sonja.longolius.com

Languages: German, English

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: performance art

Services: Talk, Moderation, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


I am a freelance curator and author based in Berlin. Having pursued my undergraduate and graduate studies in Art History and American Studies at the University of Hamburg and the Freie Universität Berlin, I conducted my doctoral research on performative authorship in contemporary art and literature at the Graduate School of North American Studies of the John F. Kennedy Institute at Freie Universität Berlin. My dissertation was published by the transcript Verlag in 2016: Performing Authorship: Strategies of »Becoming an Author« in the Works of Paul Auster, Candice Breitz, Sophie Calle, and Jonathan Safran Foer.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Podiumsdiskussion: Nicht leichter, nicht schwerer – aber anders. Promovieren 1990 und 2015

Datum: 30. Mai 2015
Ort: Freie Universität Berlin
Anlass: Feierstunde Silberne Promotion
Sprache: Deutsch

International Conference: Alliances: Un/Common Causes and the Politics of Participation

Date: May 7-9, 2015
Place: John-F.-Kennedy-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Panel: Getting Together: The Aesthetics of Collaboration
Topic: "Double Game: Paul Auster’s and Sophie Calle’s Authorial Collaboration"
Language: English

International Conference: Reconfiguring Authorship

Date: November 15-18, 2012
Place: Ghent University, Belgium
Panel: Authorial Self-Invention
Topic: "Staging the Author: Jonathan Safran Foer's Self-Invention as Author"
Language: English

International Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage and History in East Central Europe

Date: October 29-31, 2009
Place: Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv/Ukraine
Topic: Brochure presentation
Brochure: Jewish Sites of Memory in Lviv: A Survey
Language: English