elisa r. linn       


@email kmtemporaer.de                                  Film Club der polnischen Versager*innen e.V.

Elisa R. Linn (Elisa Linn Roguszczak) is a writer, exhibition maker, and educator from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. In her practice, she is concerned with politics of self-organization, representation, collectivity, migration, non-essentialist notions of identity, and the minor, challenging modernist conceptions of the state and the 'great man.' Since 2022, she has been the Co-Director and curator of the Halle für Kunst Lüneburg e.V. and teaches at the Leuphana University. Since 2012, with architect and curator Lennart Wolff, she has been jointly running the curatorial and artists project km temporaer. She is co-organizing the Film Club der polnischen Versager*innen at the Club der polnischen Versager in Berlin-Mitte.  

She studied sociology, art history, visual culture and film studies, and curatorial studies and is a Whitney Independent Study Curatorial Program graduate. Linn is pursuing her PhD in philosophy with Marina Gržinić at AdbK Vienna. She has held the interim professorship of the chair of Art Theory and Mediation (Prof. Dr. Kerstin Stakemeier) at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg for the summer semester of 2022. In her research, she examines the impact of “border thinking” and "borders" on marginalized communities and how their strategies of self-organization from below can dismantle necropolitical conditions. In this context, she is interested in how the Berlin Wall was utilized as a "condom” against the “Other” during the AIDS pandemic and in the Cold War confrontation.

Linn has given lectures and taught at The New School, Barnard College, Columbia University, Pratt Institute in New York City, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Städelschule, TU Berlin, and Royal Academy of Arts in London, among others. She has worked with and curated exhibitions at The Kitchen, the South London Gallery, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the National Gallery Prague, among others. She has contributed to publications and magazines such as Frieze, Starship, artforum, Texte zur Kunst, BOMB, and Jacobin