Until 2018, the art historian Lena Prents lived in Berlin, where she worked as a freelance curator. Her interest focuses on the interweaving of art and exhibition practice with socio-political discourse. Prents developed the concept for the transregional Goethe-Institut project “Going Public: Über die Schwierigkeiten einer öffentlichen Aussage (The difficulties of making public statements)“, which took place in Belarus, Lithuania, Kaliningrad and Germany in 2012.
From 2006 she taught at the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania – a Belarusian “university-in-exile”, where she was head of the Contemporary Art Study Center. At the same time, Lena Prents was writing her doctorate on the theme of “The architecture of socialist modernism in contemporary art”. In 2017, Prents worked as a lecturer at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin and as a curator at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Minsk. She has worked at the Goethe-Institut in Munich since 2019.
She is currently cooperating with the GfZK and Daniela Bystron (Brücke Museum) on a long-term initiative to promote art mediation at Goethe Institutes worldwide.
During her time at the GfZK, Lena Prents worked on the project Heimat Moderne.
This information was updated in 2020.