Rike Frank


Rike Frank (Vienna / Berlin) curated film and video programs as well as exhibitions under the brand “Best Before”. After a stay in New York at P.S.1 and at Dia Center for the Arts in 1998/1999, she was curatorial assistant for Re-Play, a comprehensive retrospective of art and electronic media at the Generali Foundation, Vienna, from 1999 to 2000. Between 2001 and 2005, Rike Frank was the head of exhibition for Secession, Vienna, where she was responsible for numerous shows – including solo shows by artists such as Henrik Olesen, Andrea Geyer, Silvia Kolbowski, Henrik Hakansson, Ines Doujak, Josephine Pryde, Mary Heilman, Michael Beutler, Jeroen de Rijke/ Willem deRooij, Christopher Williams, Carola Dertnig, Michael Krebber and Minerva Cuevas –, and edited the Secession's catalogues. From 2006 until the end of September 2007 she was the head of curatorial office for documenta 12 in Kassel. Rike Frank’s essays and reviews appear, among other publications, in artforum, springerin, and Camera Austria.

Currently she is curator of the European Kunsthalle

Rike Frank was guest of workshop and lecture series The Producers organized by Kunsthalle Budapest in cooperation with ACAX.