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Anna Jäger

Anna Jäger is a curator, translator and editor. She is a member of SAVVY Contemporary where she heads communications, and curates projects like That, Around Which the Universe Revolves: On Rhythmanalysis of Memory, Times, Bodies in Space (2016-2018), WIR SIND ALLE BERLINER: 1884-2014 (2014-2015) and but the sea kept turning blank pages looking for history: On the State of Refugeeness (2014), as well as readings and talks with Teju Cole, John Freeman, Taiye Selasi, and others.

Anna has worked for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, and for the German pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2015. She has curated and organized cultural programmes, a.o. LIFELINES#2 with and for Nuruddin Farah at the HKW Berlin and SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – a lyrical exchange project between Nairobi and Berlin.

Anna has translated stories, interviews, poems, films and plays from English and Kiswahili to German – among others by Binyavanga Wainaina, Elnathan John, Yemisi Aribisala, Billy Kahora, Percy Zvomuya, Adam Shafi, Farouk Topan and Abdilatif Abdalla. In 2015, she was awarded with the research and work grant by the Senate of Berlin. In 2017, she was a translator in residency at the International Writers and Translators’ House in Ventspils, Latvia.

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