Ilka Theurich



Ilka Theurich







“I listen, speak, write, perform, imagine, curate, edit, coach, fight, communicate…”


Ilka Theurich has exhibited and performed in a variety of countries and contexts. She works as an artist, coach, curator, and educator of a broad range of projects, including large-scale events, intimate performances, publications and workshops. Her diverse work includes in-situ installations, video/sound installations, performances, drawings and participatory projects in public space.


Her artistic work revolves around questions of the performative context of space, horizontal democracy, critical spatial practice and spatial politics. She is interested in the deployment of her social-poetical-performance-practice as a methodology in the field of critical spatial practice. She collaboratively works and consults on conceptualizing and implementing performance art based research on urban planning and architecture.


In 2015 she founded the Studio: Ilka Theurich – project space, which started as an independent project space in Hannover with the goal to explore and promote performance art and performative strategies. The studio endeavours to serve national and international artists in transit as a laboratory for experimentation, as a platform and a temporary home. Over the next years, numerous series of events are planned to expand the exchange between performance art, business and society. The focus is on the performative, ephemeral visual artistic work which critically questions the limits of the body, time, gender and public space. The Studio: Ilka Theurich has set itself the task of establishing Hannover as an important point of contact within the international performance art network. 2018 & 19 – Funded by the Studio and Project Space Fund of the City of Hannover, the STIFTUNG Sparda-Bank Hannover and the Dr Christiane Hackenrodt Arts and Culture Foundation.

Performance Discipline

Performance Artist, Coach, Curator

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