Madeleine Schwinge I Conceptual artist, researcher, art curator

I am a romantic rebel and a pragmatic dreamer

(Madeleine Schwinge)

Madeleine Schwinge is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist, researcher and art curator focusing on IDENTITY, TRANSFORMATION, SOCIAL SHIFT and SPECULATIVE FUTURES

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.

Her artistic oeuvre merges mixed media painting, drawing, collage and objects with text, art lectures and curational projects 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 concern on crucial sociocultural challenges she founded the re:future Lab with the ambition to explore how art can catalyse mutation and help prototyping the future in order to navigate towards positive utopias.

Exhibitions / Participation (selection)



PERSPECTIVES - Tomorrow is the question. Seek movements. With works by Hollie Miller, Jovana Popic, Madeleine Schwinge, Jonny Star, Charlie Stein I re:future Lab, Berlin, 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


Participation in open call The Luxembourg Art Prize 2019, Luxembourg, LUX


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




Blow Ups I Produzentengalerie 4thfloor,  Berlin, DE

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


Glam Rock I Produzentengalerie submarine project space, Berlin, DE


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


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



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


Freunde KW und Berlin Biennale (Berlin)

Württembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart)

SALOON Berlin / Paris


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 communications

Certified professional coach for business and personal development.



Working with the transformation researcher and political scientist Dr. Petra Bock in the contruction of a theory and award-winning method in the field of mindsets and human behavior.

 © 2021 Studio Madeleine Schwinge

Disclaimer I Impressum

​​re:future Lab


Art-based experimental laboratory, think tank and project space for transformation, speculative futures and social change, founded and curated by  Madeleine Schwinge.

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