Andrea Sick is Professor of Media- and Cultural-History and -Theory, and Vice Director of Artistic Research and International Affairs at the University of the Arts Bremen (HfK), Germany. She heads the Binational Artistic-PhD-Program at HfK Bremen, in cooperation with international partners, such as Leiden University.
Her main work and research interests are the relation between technological media and cultural (artistic) production, the transitions between art, biology, and information-technology discourses, the interfaces of scientific and cultural activities, and the history and theory of performance art and queer studies.
Sick studied German language and literature, politics, cultural sciences, and history of art in Heidelberg, Bremen, and Hamburg. In 2001 she obtained a doctoral degree at Hamburg University with a dissertation on the interactions between knowledge and cartography. Andrea Sick is the artistic coordinator of 'Thealit Frauen.Kultur.Labor' (1993), a cultural laboratory for and about women, and lectured at the department of cultural and art sciences at the University of Bremen.
Recent research projects include:
'The Dynamic Archive.' With Prof. Dennis Paul. 2018–ongoing.
'Salon Digital: Reenactments in Art, Design, Theory, and Technology.' With Prof. Ralf Baecker and Prof. Dennis Paul. 2016–ongoing.
'Debate! Performing Antagonism' With Claudia Reiche, thealit Bremen. 2016 – 2019.
'Coapparation. Performances, Artist in Residences, Lectures.' With Claudia Reiche, thealit Bremen. 2019-2022.
'Manifestos: digital and analog.' 2015. Issue 1-3.
Recent publications include:
'Salon Digital: Reenactments in Art, Design, Theory and Technology'. Edited by Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker and Dennis Paul. Hamburg: Textem, Issue 1, 2020.
'Reading and Writing, 25 manifestos.' Edited by Andrea Sick, Augsburg: Maroverlag, 2020.
'Debatterie! Antagonismen Aufführen.' Edited by Claudia Reiche and Andrea Sick. Bremen: thealit, 2018.
Michael Glasmeier. 'Geräusche, Töne Essays, Vorträge, Ritornelle zur Kunstgeschichte.' Edited by Tania Prill and Andrea Sick. Hamburg: Textem, 2016.