Jessica Ullrich

*1969 in Frankfurt, Germany, is an art historian whose focus lies in the field of »animals and aesthetics«. She currently teaches at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. She is (co-) curator of several exhibitions of contemporary art, such as »Tier-Werden, Mensch-Werden« (»Becoming Animal, Becoming Human«), NGBK, Berlin, 2009 and »Tierperspektiven« (»animal perspectives»), Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin, 2009. In 2011 she organized the conference »Animals and Aesthetics« at the Universität der Künste Berlin. She is co-publisher of »Ich, das Tier. Tiere als Persönlichkeiten in der Kulturgeschichte« (»I, the animal. Animals as personalities in cultural history») (Reimer 2008) und publisher of the journal »Tierstudien« (»Animal Studies«) (Neofelis Verlag). She is a member of several research projects on human-animal relations and representative of Minding Animals Germany.

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Deconstructing the Anthropological Machine
Strategies for working with animals as partners in contemporary art