Elke aus dem Moore studied literature and science of art in Osnabrück, Zurich and Bochum and was curator for contemporary art at Shedhalle in Zurich from 1999 to 2002. From 2003 to 2006 she was responsible for the international exhibition program of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart as artistic director. She has published numerous catalogs and articles and is the initiator and co-founder of the online magazine Contemporary and (C&) and of the International Biennial Association – IBA.
Elke aus dem Moore was the head of the visual arts department at ifa – Institute for international relationsuntil end of April 2018. During her tenure there, she designed the program for international art exchange through exhibitions, conferences, funding programs, and workshops. One of her latest projects was the gathering »Under the Mango Tree – Sites of Learning« in cooperation with aneducation, documenta 14.
Elke aus dem Moore’s curatorial and programmatic approach is based on the principles of encounter, exchange, and dialogue. The interconnection of global social questions with local experiences and a contemporary art practice are characteristic for her curatorial work.