Birte Kleine-Benne

Co-founder of Crying Classroom, founder of Crying Institute

After studying art history, philosophy, and modern German literature (and later political science), participating in a 2-year research project about online structures between Germany and South Africa founding and participating in several other projects, and completing of an art-scientific doctorate on complex artistic fields of action, Birte Kleine-Benne (born 1970) researches and teaches as an art scientist (Berlin University of the Arts, University Hamburg, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Bauhaus-University Weimar) in addition to artistic and scientific curation in various art ventures (artlabor e.V.,

Her work focuses on theoretical and applied research of contemporary and so-called next forms of art and theory production. The Crying Institute and the Crying Classroom are the results of working with outstanding people who she was privileged to meet in 2022/2023.

Research, teaching, publications, curatorial activities and more: