Sarah Wenzinger is a Berlin-based artist, activist researcher, dramaturge, and educator who studied theater directing at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her work centers around creating digital and analog spaces that encourage reflection and rethinking of complex contemporary concerns.
She works both alone and in collectives and has developed projects for institutions such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, the Berlin Biennial X, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the NRW Forum Düsseldorf, and the Bauhaus Archiv e.V. In 2019, she was invited as an artist in residence at the Goethe Institute Kigali in Rwanda.
Wenzinger takes a subject-centered approach in her work using various formats such as site-specific installations, performances, walks, text, video, ceramics, interaction, and radical action assignments. Her exploration of social structures of power, perspective, and community is informed by a socially engaged praxis and a queer feminist lens.
As an activist researcher and mediator, Wenzinger has published two collections of strategies and methods for political artistic engagement with urban space and the climate catastrophe. These collections, rooted in the perspective of radical education, translate concepts from critical urbanism and the new materialism into assignments and strategies of artistic research to challenge dominant narratives and ideologies through critical reflection and self-reflexivity. Since 2019, Wenzinger has worked on the concept of the social prepper in an open research collaboration with allapopp. This solidarity-based counter-proposal to apocalyptic narratives of fear focuses on reconnecting with historical resistance, facing climate grief, sharing knowledge, learning from other organisms, enduring the uncanny, and meditating on active hope.