Ingo Arend is a political scientist and historian. In the 1990s, Arend began to work for WDR as a culture journalist for the visual arts, literature, and cultural politics. He went on to become cultural editor for the weekly newspaper der Freitag, later becoming head of the culture desk and then editor-in-chief. Since 2010, he has worked as a freelance critic, author, and juror, with intermittent tenures at the culture desks of taz and Deutschlandfunk Kultur. His work focuses on art across the world, the relationship between art and politics, art and history, and art and culture in Turkey. In 2011, he founded the Turkish-German literature festival dildile at the Berliner Volksbühne theatre. From 2015 to 2023, he served on the board of the gallery neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK) in Berlin. It was there that, together with the Department of Culture of the Berlin Senate, he established an exchange fellowship that, twice a year, brings Istanbul-based artists to live and work for six months in Berlin. He is the author of the blog Ästhetik und Demokratie.
Ingo Arend is a resident at the Tarabya Cultural Academy from February until May 2024.
Current article by Ingo Arend: [German]