Marion von Osten, is an artist, writer and curator. Her main research interests concern the cultural production in post-colonial societies, technologies of the self, and the governance of mobility. She is a founding member of Labor k3000, kpD-kleines post-fordistisches Drama, and the Center for Post-Colonial Knowledge and Culture, Berlin. Since 2006 she is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. From 1999-2006 she was Professor and researcher at the Institute for the Theory of Art and Design, ZHdK, Zürich and from 1996-1998, curator at Shedhalle Zürich.
Recent projects include: In the Desert of Modernity – Colonial Planning and After, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Abattoirs, Casablanca, 2008-2009; reformpause, Kunstraum of the University of Lüneburg, 2006; Projekt Migration (with Kathrin Rhomberg) and TRANSIT MIGRATION, Cologne, 2002-2006; Atelier Europa, Kunstverein München, Munich, 2004; and Be Creative! The Creative Imperative!, Museum for Design, Zurich, 2003.
Her publications include: The Colonial Modern (with Tom Avermaete and Serhat Karakayali, 2010), Das Erziehungsbild (with Tom Holert, 2010); Projekt Migration (with Aytac Eriylmaz, Martin Rapp, Kathrin Rhomberg and Regina Röhmhild, 2005); Norm der Abweichung [Norm of Deviation] (2003); and MoneyNations (with Peter Spillmann, 2003).