Madeleine Schwinge I Conceptual artist, curator, mentor.

I am a romantic rebel and a pragmatic dreamer

(Madeleine Schwinge)

Madeleine Schwinge is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist focusing on IDENTITY, TRANSFORMATION and FUTURE RESEARCH issues. 

She studied art history (Freie Universität Berlin) and curation (Universität der Künste Berlin) and has been tutored by distinguished artists. Her  artwork  has been published in exhibition and science contexts and was recently listed for The Social Art Award 2019. On the basis of a degree in economics, entrepreneurial experience and certified as a coach, she conceived strategic planning and brand campaigns, conducted extensive training and was invited as a speaker at a number of congresses.

Combining aspects of art, contemporary culture and futuredesign her artistic oeuvre merges painting, collage, print and installation with art lectures, curational projects and text to a 'Gesamtkunstwerk'.

She embeds her approach in the concept of a metamodern art logic that oscillates between informed naivety and pragmatic idealism. It is about an impossible possibility.

Born out of her passion for human evolution and the changing world she founded the re:future Lab with the ambition to explore how art can catalyse social change and help make the world a better place.


Fine arts studies, workshops and mentorship under Prof. Valérie Favre (Universität der Künste, Berlin), Xenia Hausner, EVA & ADELE, Prof. Arnulf Rainer

Curation Studies, Universität der Künste, Berlin, under Dr. Eugen Blume (Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin), Dr. Katja Blomberg (Haus am Waldsee, Berlin), Dr. Dirk Luckow (Deichtorhallen Hamburg), Marius Babias (n.b.k., Berlin) amongst others

Studies of art history, Freie Universität Berlin

Studies of economics, DHBW Stuttgart, Diploma in Corporate brand communications

Certified professional coach for business and personal development.

Training, coaching and speaking experience.



Peaceful revolutions - Can art catalyze change? - The Social Art Award 2019
Publisher: Institute for Art and Innovation, Berlin


Contribution of two artworks in
'Tacit Knowledge: Post Studio/Feminism – CalArts 1970-1977',

Editor: Prof. Dr. Annette Jael Lehmann, Spector Books, 2019.

A practice-based research documentation published for the exhibition 'Where Art Might Happen - The Early Years of CalArts' shown at Kestnergesellschaft Hannover (2019) and Kunsthaus Graz (2020).



Listed I The Social Art Award 2019


Nomination I BBA Artist Prize 2019

Exhibitions / Participation (selection)



Blow Ups I Produzentengalerie 4thfloor,  Berlin, DE


Half the story is never been told I Salon du Cirque, Paris, F


Glam Rock I submarine project space, Berlin, DE


Vorwärts im Rückspiegel I 5. Kunsttour Caputh, Berlin/Potsdam, DE


Wasserwelten I Galerie elisabeth am See, Berlin/Potsdam, DE



IN DIALOGUE - The artist and the artists collection. With works by Joseph Beuys, Paula Doepfner, Marlene Dumas, EVA & ADELE, Valérie Favre, Caroline Kryzecki, Jovana Popic, Madeleine Schwinge, Jonny Star, Claire Tabouret I re:future Lab, Berlin, DE


Participation in open call The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2020, Coopenhagen, DK


Shortlist Show I Artist Prize 2019, BBA Gallery, Berlin-Mitte, DE


Leistungsschau I Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin-Weißensee, DE


Klasse Xenia Hausner I Malerei, Kloster Traunkirchen, AT


Freunde KW und Berlin Biennale (Berlin)

Württembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart)

SALOON Berlin / Paris

ALC Art Lovers Club (Berlin)

Amis de Centre Pompidou (Paris)

PERSPECTIVES - Tomorrow is the question. Seek movements. With works by Hollie Miller, Jovana Popic, Madeleine Schwinge, Jonny Star, Charlie Stein


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​​re:future Lab


an interdisciplinary platform for art, contemporary culture and future scenarios launched by Madeleine Schwinge

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