Sylvia Sadzinski

Curator and Lecturer

Main focus: Queer Curating & Porn Studies

Languages: German, English, Polish, Spanish

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: queer film studies, curatorial theory, art & society, film studies, queer theory, art in public space, queer feminism, performance art, art & activism, porn studies, art and critical thinking

Services: Talk, Moderation, Consulting, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  Willing to talk for nonprofit.


Sylvia Sadzinski curates, teaches and researches primarily on (queer) feminist topics and questions regarding visual resistance practices, body politics, sexualities and affects and on methods of queer and feminist curating.

Since October 2019, she has been working as programme director and artistic co-director of the feminist art and event venue alpha nova & galerie futura in Berlin. She studied European Cultural History in Bremen and Valencia (Spain) and Literature and Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). She was a research assistant at the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and has been teaching in the field of visual cultural studies, porn studies and gender studies at various universities (including the University of Vienna, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt) since 2015.

From 2017 to 2019 she was curator of the municipal Galerie im Turm in Berlin and curatorial fellow at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien . Since 2012, she has realized various collaborative cultural projects, among others with the nomadic project space and curatorial group Neue Berliner Räume .

Since 2016, she has been running the international nomadic film and discourse series Plonker, Porn, Protest together with Sarah Held, which is dedicated to the critical potential of queer-feminist pornography.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Pimmel Porn Protest – Das Vorspiel


This talk is in: German
Queer Feminist Curating or How to Go beyond Politics of Representation?

Renegotiating Minoritarian In_Visibilities
Justus Liebig Universität Gießen

This talk is in: English
The Revolution of Lazy Women - Passivity as Protest in Performance Art

Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures, and Politics 2017
Singidunum University Belgrade

This talk is in: English
Narcissister is You! - Kollektivität, Narzissmus und das posthumane Subjekt

Vortragsreihe Kunst - Forschung - Geschlecht
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

This talk is in: German
Sister, Drag und Posthuman: Narcissister

4. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz/Kunstuniversität Linz

This talk is in: German
We are all Narcissister! Kollektivität, Narzissmus und das posthumane Subjekt

Ästhetik und Geschlecht – Jahrestagung des Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung
Universität Hildesheim

This talk is in: German
Narcissister: Masks, Objects of Queering and the End of (Wo)Men

The Politics of Performance and Play. Feminist Matters
Leiden University

This talk is in: English
Narcissister: The End of Dualisms and (Wo)Men

21st Feminist Praxes, Ontologies and Materialities Conference
Central European University Budapest

This talk is in: English
Post Porn: Queering Bodies, Sexualities and Spaces

23rd Lavender Languages Conference
American University Washington D.C

This talk is in: English
Queering Bodies? Post Porn in Europe

European Bodies in the Making Conference and Workshop
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

This talk is in: English
"Opfer-Abo und Täteridentität" - Vergewaltigung, Vergewaltigungsmythen und die Konstruktion von Geschlecht

Eingeladener Vortrag im Rahmen der Reihe made@viadrina: gender lectures
Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

This talk is in: German