About : Team


Alain Bieber
Artistic Director

Alain Bieber has been the artistic director of NRW-Forum Düsseldorf since April 2015. Bieber has been curating solo and group exhibitions all over Europe since 2004 on topics such as street art, post-internet art, web and media art, political art, gaming and photography. He has also initiated numerous cultural projects, including the weblog “rebel:art” in 2004, the International Sticker Award in 2005, the video magazine “OH!” in 2007, and in 2009 the magazine club and virtual kiosk “GuteSeiten” and the exhibition project “Parasites - illegal exhibitions”.

Bieber studied rhetoric, literature, sociology, communication and political science from 1999 to 2005 at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen and the Institut d’études politiques in Paris. Before being appointed artistic director of NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, he worked in the culture department of the European television network ARTE in Strasbourg, where he was head of the creative lab ARTE Creative. Prior to that, he was an editor at the magazine ART in Hamburg and a lecturer at several universities in Germany and France.


Judith Winterhager
Curatorial assistance, digital communication NRW-Forum

Judith Winterhager studied visual communication at the Bauhaus University Weimar and completed her master's degree in "Curatorial Studies" at the Department of Cultural Analysis and Mediation at the Zurich University of the Arts. In addition to her assistant work in galleries and graphic studios in London, Zurich and Paris, she worked most recently at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (Zurich) and as a trainee at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf. Since January 2020 she is the curatorial assistant of Alain Bieber at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and responsible for the area of digital communication.

T +49 (0) 211 566 42 742
M +49 (0) 173 51 80 500

Jennyfer Lapuc
Finances & events

Since July 2018 Jennyfer Lapuc has been working as commercial assistant and event manager for the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. After completing her training as an industrial manager, she worked in various areas as an accountant, photographer and senior sales consultant.

T +49 (0)211 - 892 66 88

Irit Bahle
Press & communication

Irit Bahle is responsible for the publicity at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf since September 2015. Following her BA in Media and Cultural Studies and her MA in Culture and Media Analysis she has been working as a trainee and publicity assistant in the cultural sector.

T +49 (0) 211 - 56642 743
M +49 (0) 173 5180396

Alina Fuchte
Project management nextmuseum.io

Alina Fuchte studied art history and cultural and social anthropology in Münster and Amsterdam (B.A.) and cultural analysis and cultural mediation in Dortmund (M.A.). During her studies she worked as a freelance mediator at various institutions. Afterwards she completed a traineeship in the department of cultural education at the Kunstpalast. Since April 2020 she is the project manager for nextmuseum.io, a cross-institutional platform for co-curation and co-creation.

T +49 (0) 211-566 42 529