Romana Schmalisch (1974, born and based in Berlin) studied Fine Arts at the University of Arts (Universität der Künste) in Berlin where she graduated with an MFA in 2002. She was a resident artist in several stipend programs, among others as researcher at the Fine Art Department of the Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, and in the Berlin Senate’s stipend program in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery and Studio Voltaire, London.
In 2009 the artist started her long-term project Mobile Cinema, an apparatus somewhere between urban model, cinema, and plate camera, that unites experimental lecturing and moving to different places. Romana Schmalisch developed different film projects at the interface of theory and film, investigating cinematic representations and the representation of historical process and social structures and works and collaborated on various film projects with Robert Schlicht (Preliminaries, 2011; Recitando, 2010; Radiation. An Alien Revue, 2007)
Recent exhibitions/screenings (selection): after the butcher, Berlin (2013), Foundation Center for Contemporary Art (CSM), Kiev (2012), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012), Kino Arsenal/Freunde der deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin (2012), National Centre for Contemporary Arts, NCCA, Moscow (2011), Etablissement d'en face, Brussels (2010), NGBK and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2010), Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest (2010), Proekt_Fabrika, Moscow (2010), Museum Folkwang, Essen (2008), Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (2007).