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Valeska Hageney (*in Rome/Italy) is an art historian, curator and cultural manager living and working in Berlin since 1999. 

After graduating from the German School in Rome, she studied Italian Phililogy, Art History and History at the Freie Universität Berlin where she successfully completed her Master's degree in 2007. 

From 2008 to 2016, Valeska worked in the international exhibition management and sales business for galleries such as A3 Arndt Art Agency (Berlin / Singapore / Melbourne), Galerie Baudach (Berlin) or 401contemporary (Berlin / London) and was director of a private collection in Berlin.

In 2011, Valeska founded the exhibition space REH Kunst (a former RaumErweiterungsHalle), where she showed exclusively space-related exhibitions until 2013. In 2016, she was co-director and curator of the project space Centrum in Berlin-Neukölln. 

Since 2017, her work focuses on supporting artists and the arts in public institutions. Valeska was Patrons Relations & Programme Director for Outset Germany_Switzerland and from 2018 - 2020 responsible for the funding programme of the Berlin Masters Foundation. 

In September 2020 Valeska became head of the project team of Neustart für Bildenden Künstlerinnen und Künstler of the BBK-Bundesverband. The sub-programme of the Federal Programme NEUSTART KULTUR, is implemented by the BBK-Bundesverband and the Deutsche Künstlerbund. The various funding programmes serve to support visual artists living and working in Germany to develop their careers. The Minister of State for Culture has so far provided a total of 6.3 million euros to the BBK-Bundesverband's funding programme.



2021 New Adventures in Vexillology #7. Future Perfect, Edited and published by Valeska Hageney


2017 Considerations for paintings – A studio visit with Dominik Bucher, in: Plasma. International Art & Science Magazine, Issue No. 3 

2017 Les entfants sont des artistes… in: L’art de l’enfance. Tomi Ungerer 1935-1953, Musees de la ville de Strasbourg.


2014 XX – 20 Years ARNDT (1994 – 2014), published by ARNDT Fine Art Pte. Ltd

2014 PAPERWORLDS. Childhood Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Edited by Valeska Hageney, Sylvia Volz, Verlag Kettler


2012 Geometrie, Ornamentik und Industrie: Die schönen Formen von Janine Eggert, in: Janine Eggert. Formal Essentialism, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt


2022 Artist talk with Alexandra Wolframm about artistic work, in cooperation with VTph editions, Berlin


2014 PAPERWORLDS – Artist talk with Norbert Bisky, Laura Bruce, Michael Kunze. Moderated by Valeska Hageney and Sylvia Volz, me Collectors Room, Berlin

2012 Artist talk with Dominik Halmer about his exhibition „Zugriff und Annahme“ at the Künstlerhaus Göttingen 2012 Artist talk with Laura Bruce about her video works, REH Kunst, Berlin

2011 Die Stadt, Die Kunst und der Markt – Der Berliner Kunstmarkt. A panel discussion about the Berlin art market with: Marek Claasen, Volker Diehl, Valeska Hageney, Erika Hoffmann, Barbara Wiegand. Einführung: Eva Emenlauer-Blömers, Senatswirtschaftsverwaltung. Ein Projekt von Projekt Zukunft und dem Inforadio vom rbb





Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nr. 179 / 06.08.2015
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nr. 149 / 08.07.2015
Sü, 01.04.2014
DB Mobil, 03/2014
3sat, 22.02.2014
Tagesspiegel, 17.02.2014
Berliner Zeitung, 24.01.2014
Radio eins, 22.01.2014
Deutschlandradio, 22.01.2014
Berliner Morgenpost, 22.01.2014
FluxFM, 21.01.2014
Spiegel Online, 21.01.2014
tip Berlin, Nr. 02/2014
art, Januar 2014
taz, 06.08.2013 
taz, 11.07.2013
Berliner Zeitung, 13.06.2013
ARTE Creative, 18.05.2013
GKS Fachverlag für den Kunstmarkt, 2013
taz, 18.04.2013
art Magazin, 14.03.2013
tip Berlin, Nr. 6/2013
The Berlin Design Guide, 2012
taz, 17.11.2012
taz, 23.05.2012
taz, 14.03.2012
Inforadio RBB Forum, 18.12.2011
ZITTY Das Berlinbuch 2012
Baunetz Woche, #240, 2011
Sleek, #31 Autum 2011
Der Tagesspiegel, 13.09.2011
Inforadio RBB Kunst, 10.08.2011
tip Berlin, Nr. 16 / 2011
tip Berlin, Nr. 24 / 2010
Der Tagesspiegel, 23.10.2010

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