Delfina Foundation, 2012.

Jamila Adeli (Germany) is an art historian and freelance curator based in Berlin. She received her MA in Art History, Film Studies, and English Philology, specialising in the cultural contact zones of European and Non-European art.

From 2007 to 2008, she worked at the House of World Cultures, Berlin, in the department of Fine Art and New Media. During this time she organised the exhibition and conference Re-Imagining Asia: A Thousand Years of Separation. From September 2008 until June 2009, she was the artistic director at BodhiBerlin which focused predominantly on contemporary art from India. While at BodhiBerlin, she co-curated Eclectic Images and ImagesRecollected with the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, who she continued to work with for the 59th International Film Festival Berlin.

Her latest projects as freelance curator in Berlin include Settlement, the first solo exhibition of the New Delhi based artist Gigi Scaria, and Tatort, the first European solo exhibition by former Delfina Foundation resident artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke.

With support from

Goethe-Institut London

Resident’s website



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