Profile - Sarah Hegenbart, curator
Sarah Hegenbart is the curator of art at Pembroke. She is currently working towards a new temporary exhibition for the Pembroke Art Gallery and is acting as curator and conservator for the JCR Art Collection. Sarah also advises the JCR Art Fund Committee on possible new purchases and has recently organised a series of art school and gallery visits to identify new artistic positions. One of her aims is to establish a platform for cultural collaborations with other institutions, which will contribute to a wider engagement with the JCR art collection. Having completed a M.St. in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a Magister in Philosophy and History of Art at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Sarah worked at the German Embassy in London. Currently, Sarah is a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her research examines Christoph Schlingensief’s ‘Opera Village Africa’ (2008-ongoing) in Burkina Faso as a participatory experiment, which brings together the longer narratives emerging from Germany’s fascination with Richard Wagner. Among the exhibitions, she curated are Christoph Schlingensief’s first solo exhibition in the UK and Juergen Teller’s Pictures and Words. Sarah co-edited, together with Sven Muendner and Benjamin Eastham the book Mythos Berlin - A London Perspective, which accompanied an exhibition of the same title that was part of the Frieze Art Fair VIP Programme in 2012.