Eva Birkenstock is the director of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf. She was artistic co-director of Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (through 2010), curator at Kunsthaus Bregenz (2010-2016), and curator of the performance project of LISTE Art Fair Basel (2015-2018). Eva curated exhibitions and performance projects with artists including Kasia Fudakowski, Nicholas Grafia & Mikołaj Sobczak, Ulrike Müller, Phantom Kino Ballett, Josef Strau, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, and siren eun young jung. She is editor of the publications Ei Arakawa: Performance People (Winter 2020), Alicia Frankovich: OUTSIDE BEFORE BEYOND (2020), Art and Ideology Critique After 1989 (2014, with Max Hinderer Cruz, Jens Kastner, Ruth Sonderegger),and KAYA (2016) among others. Together with Manuela Ammer, Jenny Nachtigall, Kerstin Stakemeier, and Stephanie Weber, she initiated the magazine project Class Languages (since 2017).
Eva Birkenstock was the 2014 Curatorial Resident at Ludlow 38.