Artistic Director
Alain Bieber

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.

Harry Schmitz

Harry Schmitz has been the Chief Financial Officer of NRW-Forum Düsseldorf since February 2016 in addition to his full-time role as Finance Director of Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast that he has been holding since 2012. After studying business administration in Germany, France and the USA and after a first professional activity for Siemens he had been working for 17 years at the E.ON group, where he had been, among other functions, the director of a company for renewable energies.

Commercial Manager
Elke Menikheim

Elke Menikheim was appointed Commercial Mananger of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf in June 2015. She studied business management and graduated with a thesis on “Art and taxes”. She was on the board of the VTG des DGB mbH and director of Die Werkstatt e.V. (nowadays tanzhaus nrw ). Following her maternity leave, a role as manager of the museum shop at the Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, she was in charge of project management at the Quadriennale GmbH from 2009 to 2015.

Exhibition management
Sonja Wunderlich
fon: +49 (0)211 – 892 66 84
Email: sonja.wunderlich(at)nrw-forum.de

Sonja Wunderlich has been working as an exhibition manager at the NRW-Forum since July 2019. After studying staging arts and media (M.A.), she completed a scientific fellowship at Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen. She has worked as co-curator, exhibition and production manager, a.o. at “VIDEONALE - Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts” and “medienwerk.nrw - Office and Network for Media Art and digital Culture”.

Press & communication
Irit Bahle
Fon: +49 (0)211 – 892 66 81
E-Mail: presse(at)nrw-forum.de

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. 

Finances & events
Jennyfer Fourberg
Phone: +49 (0)211 - 892 66 88
E-Mail: jennyfer.fourberg(at)nrw-forum.de

Since July 2018 Jennyfer Fourberg 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.

Cultural education
Bernadette Färber
Fon.: +49 (0)211-8926678 
E-Mail: vermittlung(at)nrw-forum.de

Bernadette Färber has been working in the field of cultural education since October 2015 at the NRW-Forum. She has studied art, art history and philosophy. She has previously worked in a gallery as well as a freelance illustrator, a stage designer and a writer. She is involved in different educational areas including working with refugees, and she is a visiting teacher of architectural history at the THD Deggendorf.

Employee Finances
Luca Székessy
Fon.: +49 (0)211 – 892 66 85
E-Mail: luca.szekessy(at)nrw-forum.de

Reception Desk
Sabine Brenner, Kornelia Linden
Fon.: +49 (0)211 – 892 66 90

Building Systems
Waldemar Maciossek, Helmut Mattner, Arno-Jörg Kuhles

Technical Department
Martin Baer

Freelancer: Bettina Zippel, Teresa Schmidt-Meinecke, Ann-Katrin Borgenstam, Annelot Meines

Sponsoring & Collaborations
coomedia – Agentur für Marketing-Kooperationen, Hamburg Henning Schnittcher
fon: +49 (0)40 – 642 25 76 10
email: hs(at)coomedia.de

Visual Identity & Design
KesselsKramer, Amsterdam
Erik Kessels
fon: +31 (0)20 – 5301060

Programming & Technical Support
V2A.NET, Essen
Lars Wöhning
fon.: +49 (0)201 – 890 63 63 4


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