Dr. Maike Aden








Dr. Maike Aden is a German art historian and musicologist based in Brussels and Paris.


Centre of interest:

  • History and theory of art in the second half of the 20th century, in particular the concepts and strategies of artists and independent network scenes of the 1960s and 70s. Moreover, the attempts at resuscitation in recent art discourses and practices.


Particular projects:

  • Archiving, cataloging and exhibiting artists' books / artists' publications
  • Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) and his current reception in different cultural and national contexts
  • Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975) and his artistic reception
  • History and current use of religious representations
  • Music and writings by visual artists



  • Doctorate (Dr. phil.): Bas Jan Ader and his Contemporary Artistic Reception, University of Bremen
  • Magistra Artium (M.A.): Art history and musicology, University of Bremen
  • 1st and 2nd state examinations: Teaching profession for music, University of Osnabrück




  • Lecturer: University ICP of Paris
  • Research commissioner: archives, museums and universities in Brussels, Madrid and Rennes
  • Author of monographs, essays and scientific treatises


                     Before 2012:

  • Research commissioner: European Network for Visual Literacy / University of Dortmund

  • Empirical education researcher: University of Bremen / IPN-Leibniz-Institut Kiel

  • Accompanying scientific researcher and advisor: School pilot project, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • Lecturer: Universities of Bremen / Cologne / Porto

  • Art mediator: Art institutions for contemporary art in Bremen / Hamburg / Berlin / Kassel (documenta)

  • Teacher for music: Music schools and public schools, Freiburg i. Br. / Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen

  • Organist: Parish Ostfriesland