Beatrix Reinhardt grew up in Jena, Germany. Since the completion of her undergraduate studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, an M.A. in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research and a M.F.A degree from Illinois State University, Reinhardt has been living, working, curating and teaching in different parts of the world. Since her appointment in 2005 to CSI, she lives and works the majority of the year in Queens, N.Y.
MFA, Illinois State University
MA, New School for Social Research
BA, Freie Universität Berlin
Reinhardt’s artistic investigations and production has been focusing on the politics of space. As of late they expanded from looking primarily at interior spaces to looking at exterior spaces. When working with exterior spaces, she is interested in looking at what she calls “charged sites,” sites endowed with significant histories. She is interested in exploring the relationship between space, memory and history, and the notion of the trace.
Reinhardt’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and Asia, and it is included in a number of corporate, museum, private and university collections across the United States and abroad. She has been invited as artist-in-residence to universities and other institutions in Vietnam, Russia, Spain, Finland, India, Turkey, Serbia, Australia, South Africa, China and the US, amongst others.