Malve Lippman

Artist, Curator and Cultural Manager

Malve Lippmann studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and at the Institute for Art in Context (UdK) in Berlin. As a freelance stage designer and artist, she has been internationally responsible for the design of numerous performances, opera- and theatre productions. Since 2010, Lippmann has been working as a curator and cultural manager, leading artistic workshops and seminars and being active in various cultural and community projects. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of bi’bak, a project space based in Berlin, with a focus on transnational narratives, migration, global mobility and their aesthetic dimensions. She has also founded Sinema Transtopia, a curated film series dedicated to understand cinema as an important public sphere of sociality.

Lippman’s selected publications include Please Rewind – German-Turkish Film- and Video Culture in Berlin (Archive Books, 2020), Bitter Things – Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families (Archive Books, 2018).

Recent curatorial projects include Cinema of Commoning (2022), The Invitees (2021), Sinema+++ (2021), Interferences (2019) – all with Can Sungu, Critical Conditions (with Sarnt Utamachote, Rosalia Namsai Engchuan, Pia Chakraverti-Würthwein and Eirini Fountedaki, 2021) and Sinemanino (with Martin Ganguly, 2021)

A smiling portrait of Malve Lippman.

Image: Marvin Girbig