Alice Gustson

Photo by Yvonne Schmedemann


Manager Communication & Art


With an academic background in Art History and Curatorial Studies and working experience in the cultural sector in Frankfurt, Bern and New York, Alice is passionate about operating at the intersection of contemporary art, science and technology. In her research, she is interested in transdisciplinary projects and hybrid art practices in the late 1960s and 1970s and explores how the epistemological potential of these practices continually changes and questions our perspectives on the world.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Alice is involved in the media department, where she works with different print and digital media formats and oversees the institute's film and photography production. She is editing all visual content and is responsible for the art collection that is on permanent loan at the Warburg Ensemble.

  • What gives you hope?
    The freedom and flexibility of thought that I encounter again and again when discovering works of art, but also the profoundness I find in some of them. The strength, rigor and resistance of the artists and the people who are working to sustain and develop our culture(s).

  • How does change happen?
    Change happens through self-reflection, the power of imagination and – most importantly – a rigorous will to act. Change becomes possible when we come together as a collective to collaborate and re-imagine possibilities for the future.

  • If you could have a conversation with one person (dead or alive) who would it be?
    Joan Didion.

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