Bettina Hutschek is a visual artist, filmmaker, and curator who lives and works between Malta and Berlin. After studying art history and philosophy (BA) in Florence and Augsburg, she received her MA from Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin, and her MFA from HGB Leipzig. She trained and worked in art mediation and spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She has exhibited and performed internationally; she is also founder and director of FRAGMENTA Malta, which organizes pop-up exhibitions in public spaces around the Maltese islands since 2013. Together with Raphael Vella, she co-curated the Malta Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale in 2017.
In her videos, performances and text-work, she juxtaposes and melds layers of fiction and “truth”, in order to question “reality” in an absurd and ironic, however mostly poetic way. Her stories talk about urban space, collective memory and the politics of images. In her curatorial and artistic work, she examines the possibilities of knowledge transfer – that is: to tell stories.
She also works as conference interpreter (German A, English B, French C) for a variety of events.