Maike Aden


Dr. phil. Maike Aden lives and works as an independent art and music scholar in Paris. Since her PhD on the artistic reception of the Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, she has worked as an author, curator, and in research and teaching, first at the University of Bremen and at several other European universities, and for over five years at the University ICP in Paris. In addition to her ongoing interest in the acoustic experiments of visual artists and poets, her research focuses on the concepts and practices of the independent network scenes of the 1960s and 70s, including in particular the phenomenon of artists' books. Almost ten years ago, Aden took on the reorganization and representation of the archive of a former artists' book publisher as well as various research and curatorial activities for exhibitions in the field of artists' publications, including a 30th anniversary exhibition of the artists' book collection at the Museum Serralves Porto, the presentation of the Sound Collection Guy Schraenen at Besancon in France, and the first comprehensive retrospective on Ulises Carrion in Madrid and Mexico. In 2020/21 she curated the exhibition Disonata. Art in Sound until 1980, organized by the Museo Reina Sofía Madrid.