Maren Lübbke-Tidow (b. 1968 in Dusseldorf) is an art historian and political scientist living in Berlin. She is working as a freelance writer, editor, curator and lecturer.
From 1995 – 1997 she worked at the Museum Moderner Kunst Sammlung Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Vienna) as curatorial and editorial assistance for the following exhibition projects and catalogues: “Franz West: Proforma” (1996) , and “VALIE EXPORT: Split Reality” (1997). In 1996/97 she was furthermore engaged in establishing the archive of VALIE EXPORT.
From 1997 to 2017 Maren Lübbke-Tidow was involved in the project Camera Austria (AT); from 2011 to 2014 she was not only responsible for the content of the bi-lingual quartlery magazine Camera Austria International in her role as editor-in-chief, but also for the exhibition programme of Camera Austria as curator.
She has realised several solo exhibitions with various artists, including Wolfgang Tillmans (2007), Prinz Gholam / Aneta Grzeszykowska (2008), Annette Kelm (2009), Artur Zmijewski (2009), Peggy Buth (2010), Tobias Zielony (2011), Selja Kameric / Tatiana Lecomte (2011), Michael Schmidt (2012), Stefanie Seufert / Stefan Panhans (2013), Erik van der Weijde (2014), Sven Johne (2015), Friedl Kubelka (2016), and Ingeborg Strobl (2017). An exhibition with the artist Jochen Lempert is currently in preparation (2018).
Furthermore she co-curated numerous group exhibitions, o.a. „Unexpected Encounters“ (2013), „Art is Concrete. And So Is Truth? (2012)“, „Communitas. Among Others“ (2011/12), „Communitas. The Unrepresentable Community“ (2011), „Milk Drop Coronet: 30 Exhibitions on the Virtuosity of Thingness“ (2010/11), „Then the Work Takes Place: On The Conceptual in Contemporary Photography II“ (2009), „Knowing You. Knowing Me. On Complicity with Images“ (2006), „First the Artist Defines Meaning. On The Conceptual in Contemporary Photography I“ (2006). All with Reinhard Braun. A survey exhibition about contemporary Still Life Photography is currently in preparation (2018).
Lübbke-Tidow has published contributions in many books and magazines, the most recent ones (selection) on Seiichi Furuya (Fotohof: Salzburg 2017), Laura Bielau (DZ Bank: Frankfurt 2016), Beate Gütschow, “Z I S LS” (Kehrer, Heidelberg 2016), Stefanie Seufert, „Wood survives in the form of postholes“ (Edition Camera Austria, Graz 2016), Isa Genzken (Camera Austria International, No. 134, Graz 2016), and Marlene Dumas (Kunstbulletin, Nr. 7, Zurich 2015).
Furthermore she published monographic essays in catalogues accompanying exhibitions like “Leaves” by Annette Kelm at Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (Walther König, Cologne 2017), „Belegkontrolle / Document Control“ by Peter Piller at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Walther König, Cologne 2014) or „Jenny Jenny“ by Tobias Zielony at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (Spector Books, Leipzig 2013).
She is publisher of the books, “Friedl Kubelka: Atelier d’Expression (Dakar)” and „Erik van der Weijde, Gebilde“, accompaning her exhibitions with the artists, which came out at Edition Camera Austria 2016 resp. 2014.
Current lectureships at the School for Artistic Photography Vienna, at the University of Cologne and at the University of Art & Design in Berlin.