Christine
Böhler

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Christine Böhler is the programme manager of the CDS study programme and assists CDS students to reflect on their academic progress with her First Semester course Programme-related Reflection and with the Second Semester course Cross-disciplinary Capabilities. Working as a curator, coach, writer, and producer, Christine Böhler was one of the main developers of the ERSTE Foundation, founding director of the culture programme of ERSTE Foundation, and former CEO of Kontakt: the Art Collection of ERSTE Group and ERSTE Foundation. She has set up internationally acclaimed funding systems for arts and culture, initiating and realizing many exhibition and publication projects, developing lasting partnerships, art awards, residencies, and university programmes. From June 2015 to December 2016 she was Director of Development at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21), working in this role to develop international museum projects as well as rework the organisational and strategic setup of TBA21.

After living and working in Madrid, New York City, Los Angeles, and Hawaii Christine Böhler directed the reading and exhibition programme of the Literaturhaus Vienna. As founder and chairperson of Literatur + Medien, she curated various international festivals focusing on arts and literature in public spaces and developed Lichtzeile, an LED line in a public space, publishing over 150 writers from 1993 to 2016. Christine Böhler has worked on a research assignment for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sciences and Transport with a focus on Cultural Studies; associated with the publication of the book Literatur im Netz. Projekte, Hintergründe, Strukturen und Verlage im Internet, Triton, Vienna, 2001. In addition, she wrote for the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard (1999 to 2003) and gave classes at the University of Innsbruck and the University of Applied Sciences in Dornbirn, Austria, on cross-cultural topics. Christine Böhler studied comparative literature and romance studies in Vienna and Madrid.