Biography

Creative Producer, Dramaturg and Curator for interdisciplinary cultural and artistic projects, based in Bergen.

EDUCATION
2011 – 2013 – BA of Arts in Music, Art and Media, Philips-Universität Marburg (DE)
2013-2015 Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (ES)
2016 – 2018 MA of Arts in Languages, Communication and European Cultures, Europa University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder (DE) –
2018 – 2019 Experimental Theater & Performing Arts, Laboratorio Escuela, Barcelona (ES)
2021 – 2022 Systemic Consultation, Center for Systemic Studies, Hamburg (DE)

BIOGRAPHY
Danja Burchard is a performing artist, dramaturg, researcher and creative producer who has worked for interdisciplinary cultural and artistic projects in Berlin, Barcelona and Bergen. They hold a BA in Music, Arts, Contemporary Media – Organization and Distribution from the Philipps University Marburg and the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona and an MA in Language, Communication and European Cultures. They studied experimental theater and performing arts at the Teatro Laboratorio in Barcelona under Jessica Walker.

As creative producer and/or dramaturge Burchard has worked with numerous interdisciplinary artists including: bodies of knowledge (BOK) by Sarah Vanhee, Jingyi Wang (JUDGE ME), Daniel Mariblanca & the 71 Bodies Company (In First Person), Frans Jakobi & Gitte Saetre (Are You Ready?), and Lena Chen (Heal Her Project). They were a personal assistant to Tomás Saraceno & the Aerocene project, studio manager to artist / curator Nahum & the KOSMICA Institute, and architect / researcher Josep Mias. They curated the exhibition Going Viral by photographer Philipp Spiegel and co-curated the COSMIC CULTURE SESSIONS, a talk series based on the intersection of science, art and speculative philosophy at ART25 together with Anna Rosa Thomae. Recently, together with Safer Spaces Collective (Oslo) and ROM they are working on a curatorial proposal about Queer performative Practices in Architecture (2022/23), and joined Preuss Museum (Horten) in the curatorial development of the Queering the Museum exhibition coming up in 2022. 

Since 2018 Burchard has developed their own artistic practice at the intersection of performance, research, social and discursive practices. They were part of the artistic research collective Pornotopía and curated NOTATIONS 43.8 in collaboration with Elfie Carlie. Recently they develop Politics of Somatic Architecture, a performative investigation of space, BiAS – Bodies in Architecture Structures – a discursive magazine with Maike Statz, and a discursive platform for collective and collaborative knowledge practices of figuring-it-out nadmed Collapse. Since 2022 they run the project space NoGoods in Bergen, NO and are together with Lisa Reynolds co-founders of i.c.a.p. – an international collaborative production initiative.

Interview with La Expansiva: Video

GRANTS / FUNDINGS 
Their work has been granted with:

2021 Establishment Grant for Cultural Workers, Bergen Kommune 
2021 Politics of Somatic Architecture, Preliminary Project Development – Performing Arts, Norwegian Arts Council
2021 BiAS – Magazine, Professional art and culture initiatives – Criticism / Theory Development, Bergen Kommune

RESIDENCIES:
2021 Subscena, Zagreb
2020 USF, Bergen, Norway
2019 Rosekill, Kingston, New York
2018 Konvent.0 in Berga, Spain

CV: download


CREATIVE PRODUCTION / PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2022 – Creative Production – Bodies of Knowledge by Sarah Vanhee, BIT Teatergarasjen
2022 – Creative Production Consultancy – Push & Pull Matters, Performance by Yohei Hamada
2021 – International Guest Hosting – with i.c.a.p. at Meteor Festival 2021, BIT Teatergarasjen
2021 – Creative Producer, Dramaturg – JUDGE ME, Jingyi Wang, Bergen, NO
2021 – Communication, Creative Production – Are You Ready? Gitte Saetre, Frans Jakobi, Bergen, NO
2020 – Dramaturgy – Discursive Program Oktoberdans – BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, NO
2020 – Dramaturgy, Production – 71 Bodies Company, Daniel Mariblanca, Bergen, NO
2019 – Communication, Studio Manager – MIAS Architects, Barcelona, ES
2019 – Assistant Director – Laura Martinova, Video Production for Pedrina, BCN, ES
2017 – 18 – Studio Manager, Creative Production – Nahum, KOSMICA Institute, Berlin, DE
2017 – Communication Assistant – ART Communication & Brand Consultancy, Berlin, DE
2016 – 17 – Gallery Assistant – ALAMAK! Design Exhibition, Berlin, DE
2016 – Internship – LOOP Video Art Festival, Barcelona, ES
2015 – 16 – Artist & Studio Assistant – Studio Tomás Saraceno, Berlin, DE


PROJECTS
2022 – NOGOODS nomadic project space for slippery ideas & practices of figuring-it-out.
2021 – i.c.a.p. – international collaborative arts productions – international production initiative, w. Lisa Reynolds, New York/Bergen
2021 – BiAS – Bodies in Architecture Structures – Discursive Magazine in collaboration with Maike Statz, Vera Gomez
2021 – Politics Of Somatic Architecture – Performative spatial interventions w. Maike Statz
2021 – COLLAPSE – discursive curatorial project at NOGOODS, supported by BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen,NO
2020 – A Non-Linear Fable of Micro-Nows – Text / Performance
2020 – Notations 43.8 – w. Elfie Carle, online, Stuttgart, DE & Bergen, NO
2018 – 20 Pornotopía – Performance / Research Collective, Barcelona, ES
2014 -16 Inuit – Cultural Collective, Barcelona, ES

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2022 – 23 – Dissident Public Space – Future Artefacts of Queer Methodologies – with Exutoire (Oslo) ROM Oslo, NO
2022 – COLLAPSE – performative/discursive platform at NOGOODS, produced by BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, NO
2021 – Queering the Museum – Preuss Museum
2020 – Notations 43.8 – online – Bergen, NO
2017 – COSMIC CULTURE SESSIONS – ART_25, Berlin
2014 – Paulo Goeva, Patrón de sofisticación – Iroom Espai, Barcelona, ES
2014 – Curatorial Intervention – Futurs Abandonats, Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, ES
2012 – Living Room Concerts – Langgasse 9, Marburg, DE

PERFORMANCES
2021 – A Non-Linear Fable of Micro Nows – SubScena, Zagreb, Croatia
2021 – The LINE – Open Out Festival, Tromsø, NO
2021 The LINE – PRAKSIS Residency & Karmaklubb*, Oslo, NO
2021 – A World of One’s Own – Karmaklubb, PRAKSIS Residency ‘18, online.
2020 – ALMOST – Speaker Speaker Launch, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO
2020 – The Art of (G)hosting – Bregenz Performance Biennial, AUS
2020 – Pornotopía – USF, Bergen, NO
2020 – Virtual Abyss – Proverømmet, Bergen, NO
2019 – Ovulation – Expansiva, Barcelona, ES
2019 – Untouchable – Rosekill Art Farm, NY, USA
2019 – An Oath is an Oath – Konvent.0 Cal Rosal, ES
2018 – Lapse – Laboratorio del Bosque, Olot, ES
2018 – Creating Human Value – No Shit, Berlin

GROUP PERFORMANCES 
2019 – La Vaca – El Pumarejo, Barcelona, ES
2019 – Slou – with AnemDeNit, Intervention at MACBA, Barcelona, ES
2019 – The Autobiographical – curated by Eugenia Chellet Art Life Institute, Kingston, NY, USA
2019 – Art i Dona – Centre Civic de Barceloneta, Barcelona, ES

LECTURES / CONVERSATIONS
2021 – STRUCTURE, ACCESS, TRANSLATION with i.c.a.p. at Meteor Festival, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, NO
2021 – Thought & Pleasure – Karmaklubb* & Open Out Festival, Tromsø, NO
2021 – Perfection & Speculation at Vigeland Museum Oslo with PRAKSIS Residency & Karmaklubb*, Oslo, NO
2021 – An ALMOST – ADD+ARTConference, Art and Territory, Barcelona, ES
2020 – Time, Transhumanism, Dramaturgy – Oktoberdans, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, ES
2020 – Pornotopic Body – USF Verftet, Bergen, NO
2018 – Feminism / Space – KOSMICA Institute, Berlin, GE2017 COSMIC CULTURE SESSIONS ART_25, Berlin, DE

TEXTS / PUBLICATIONS
2021 – Dyptichon – IGWTLI publishing, Bergen Book Fair, Bergen, NO
2021 – Table, Birch, Ply – w. Maike Statz, IGTWLI publishing, Bergen Book Fair, Bergen, NO
2021 – SBTL – The Space Between – The Lines WEAK Magazine
2020 – The Art of (G)hosting – Bregenz Performing Arts Festival; Bregenz, Aus
2020 – The ALMOST – BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, NO2020 The ALMOST Speaker Speaker: Failure, Bergen, NO

WORKSHOPS
2021 – STRUCTURE ACCESS TRANSLATION – Meteor Festival Bergen, NO
2020 – The Pornotopic Body – USF Verftet, Bergen, NO
2020 – Bodies in Space – USF Verftet, KOSMICA Institute, Bergen, NO
2019 – La VACA – Centre Civic Barceloneta, Bergen, NO
2019 – Heal Her – with Lena Chen at Atelier Güell, Barcelona, ES2017 KOSMICA Journey HANGAR 1, Berlin, DE