Gesine Borcherdt is a Berlin-based curator and author for Die Welt, Welt am Sonntag, ART, BLAU International, Art Review, Aperture, AD Germany, Ursula, and other major art publications. She currently works on her first book, in which artists tell her about their childhood. DREAM ON BABY will be published by Starfruit Publications in 2023.
In Gesine's writings since 2004, her focus has been on contemporary art, with a special focus on women artists. Other special interests are international reportages, with a focus on Italy, as well as architecture and design.
Gesine has curated a large number of exhibitions for private foundations, galleries, and non-profit spaces. One of her latest group exhibitions was DREAM BABY DREAM at Haus Mödrath in Kerpen (2020), with artists ranging from Mike Kelley, Karen Kilimnik and Paul McCarthy to Charlemagne Palestine, Wong Ping and Raphaela Vogel.
As the artistic director at Capri in Düsseldorf (2015-2019), she curated 24 solo exhibitions with Martin Boyce, Ellen Gallagher, Cameron Jamie, KAYA, Maria Loboda, Mike Nelson, Lillian Schwartz, Michael E. Smith, Lily van der Stokker, Wong Ping, and others.
From 2015 to 2019, Gesine was the senior editor of BLAU art magazine. She wrote the very first big features and reportages in German about Lynda Benglis, Nairy Baghramian, Huma Bhaba, Doreen Garner, Leiko Ikemura, Julia Scher, Raphaela Vogel, Annika Yi, and Unica Zürn.
Gesine has been teaching at art academies, like Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität der Künste Berlin und Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. She has contributed to major artist publications and exhibition catalogues, like for Jean-Marie Appriou, John Bock, Julia Scher, Thomas Zipp, and the 12th Berlin Biennale. Gesine moderates talks and panel discussions, like recently with Byung-Chul Han for Universität der Künste Berlin, and Karen and Christian Boros for Gucci.