Bettina Pelz is a curator and a writer, a researcher, and an academic teacher.


Over the last twenty years, her curatorial work is dedicated to art-in-context projects. Her transdisciplinary projects are hosted at art institutions and in public space, in postindustrial ensembles, and cultural heritage environments. She has been the founding curator of several sustainable art projects in Europe and Africa. Internationally she has been involved in projects in Belgium, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Mali, Mexico, The Netherlands, North-Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, and Tunisia. In tandem with Aymen Gharbi, she directs INTERFERENCE Tunis and SEE DJERBA Houmt Souk since 2016. She is the artistic director of MATTER OF TIME.


Focus on her research is light in fine arts. From 2015 to 2017, she was a visiting professor at the University of Fine Arts Saarbrucken and founded the academic network “Light In Fine Arts (LIFA)” in tandem with Prof. Daniel Hausig. In 2015, she founded the transdisciplinary format LICHTCAMPUS at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, in tandem with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Greule. The following editions took place at the Unversity of Applied Science and Art in in 2017 and at the University of Applied Sciences in 2019.


Since 2004, she is an academic teacher on professionalizing the arts at the University of the Arts From 2005 to 2011, she was an academic teacher on “Professional Practice On Cultural Policies And Productions” at the University From 2008 bis 2010, she led the study program “Contemporary Curatorial Practice” at the Center For Lifelong Learning at Stiftung-Universität Since 2014, she is teaching artistic, curatorial, and cultural practices in Tunisia. She developed the concept of the TASAWAR CURATORIAL STUDIOS and is heading it, supported by Emily Sarsam, Salma Kossemtini, and Sara-Mari Blom.



Aymen Gharbi