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 the independent network scenes in the 1960s and 70s and the attempts at resuscitation in recent art discourses and practices


Particular projects:

  • Archiving, cataloging and exhibiting artists' books
  • Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) and his current reception in cultural and national contexts
  • Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975) and his artistic reception
  • Music, sound and noise by visual artists
  • Writings by visual artists
  • Religious representations



  • 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


Professional practice:


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


                     Before 2012:

  • Research commissioner: University of Dortmund

  • Evaluator: European Network for Visual Literacy, Mozarteum University Salzburg / University of Bremen
  • 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