Magnus Elias Rosengarten primarily feels, writes and thinks through Performance and Film / Video, dealing with the complex relationships between bodies and space in Contemporary Art. Central questions of his work are: Which spaces turn some bodies into a political issue and others not? Who has the power to define bodies and what realities are produced to that effect? Magnus' work is driven by the rich knowledge archives and systems of the global African Diaspora. Non-western epistemologies are pillar and toolkit for his work, particularly, when it comes to the pressing task to make bodies and narratives visible, that continuously move in the Diasporas.
Magnus completed his Undergraduate degree in American Studies and Area Studies Asia/Africa at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, and subsequently pursued his Graduate degree in Performance Studies at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He has published and worked, i.a.: arte/ZDF, ContemporaryAnd Magazine (C&), Berlin Biennale, 1:54 Art Fair London, Ballhaus Naunynstraße, International Film Festival Berlin, Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU, Kraine Theatre NYC, La Mamma NYC, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Triple Canopy Magazine, and Yellow Pages Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Currently, he is involved with the Curatorial Team of the Gropius Bau in Berlin for a project in November 2021.
Magnus Elias Rosengarten advises as a mentor the curatorial research of TURN2 Resident Renée Akitelek Mboya at ZK/U.