© Ines Schulze

© Ines Schulze

Evening Conversation with Tina Balla and Lena Prents

17.03.2021
6pm–7pm

The evening conversations are casual discussion groups that take place regularly every 14 days at Prater Digital. Members of the advisory board for the future of the Prater and people from the gallery’s surroundings meet colleagues and friends in the digital spaces with whom no physical discussions are possible at the moment. They exchange views not only on the future of the Prater, but also on current challenges and cultural policy issues, or on the exhibition program of the Prater Galerie.

To open the event, Tina Balla (Head of the Department of Art and Culture of the Pankow District Office) and Lena Prents (Director of the Prater Gallery) will speak about their visions and strategies for the Prater Gallery.

The conversation will be held in German. You are welcome to ask questions in English.

Tina Balla

studied cultural studies in Leipzig, Hildesheim, Catania. Since 2018, she has headed the Department of Arts and Culture of the Pankow district office. Previously, she was the managing director of the State Association of Cultural Education for Children and Youth and an advisor for youth art schools in Brandenburg. She has also worked for the Goethe-Institut and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (IfA), as deputy director of the cultural office of the city of Constance, for the European Theater Prize, the Leipzig Opera, the Berliner Zeitung, 3Sat, signandsight.com, and the International Literature Festival Berlin.

Lena Prents

born in Minsk, Belarus. Studied German philology in Minsk and art history and German studies at the Free University of Berlin. Worked as a cultural manager, curator and author in the international cultural field, most recently in the Visual Arts Department of the Goethe-Institut e.V. The focus of her work as a curator and mediator: contemporary art and exhibition practice intertwined with socio-political discourses, art and culture in Eastern Europe during state socialism, architectural history. Since December 2020 director of the Prater Gallery and the Visual Arts Department of the Pankow District Office.