titre provisoire is a collaboration of Cathleen Schuster & Marcel Dickhage, they live and work in Berlin. Their works engage with the contemporary environment, evolve in dialogues and could be termed as critical shaping. They are working from a conceptual approach in timebased media, with archives and text/image related.


2016-17 Whitney Independent Study Program, New York City
2009 Diploma, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, Class of Photography and Media, Leipzig

awards / residencies

2018 Research stipend, Berlin Senate
2014 Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck
2013-14 Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
2012 GWK Young Artist Award
2011 Project grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn
2010-12 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipend

exhibitions (selection)

2019 Every Step in the Right Direction, Singapore Biennial 2019, Artistic Director: Patrick Flores, curated by Renan Laru-an (et al.), National Gallery Singapore
Hilfskontruktionen, curated by Katharina Zimmerhackl, D21, Leipzig
2018 Milieu, curated by_Vienna, Galerie Krobath, Vienna
Some Things In Common Perhaps, 21, Zürich (Solo)
A Tripoli Agreement, curated by Renan Laru-an, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
Milieu, after the butcher, Berlin
Lieben, curated by Nina Tabassomi, Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck
Stockholm Syndrome, curated by Jennifer Smailes, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg
2017 Performing Relationships, curated by Krisztina Hunya & Daniel Niggemann, Kunstverein Leipzig
Whitney Independent Study Program Studio Exhibition, EFA Project Space, New York City
Stoned of Venice, Rainbow In Spanish, Los Angeles
2016 From Bandung to Berlin – If all of the moons aligned, curated by Brigitta Isabella & Renan Laru-an, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin
The School of Prosperity – A Class of the School of Kyiv/Kyiv Biennial 2015, curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber & Georg Schöllhammer, MUSA Museum, Vienna
New-Self-Portrait-Paradox, curated by Nina Tabassomi, Ludlow 38, New York
2015 The School of Kyiv: Leipzig Class. Seminar: Politics of Form, curated by Franciska Zólyom, Museum of Contemporary Art GfZK, Leipzig
The School of Kyiv/Kyiv Biennial 2015, curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber & Georg Schöllhammer, Kyiv
2014 12×12 IBB Video lounge, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (Solo)
Dissent and Certainty, curated by Andrei Siclodi, Kunstpavillion Innsbruck
The Longest Distance Between Two Points is Time, Gallery Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Some profound misunderstanding at the heart of what is, Hedah, Maastricht
2013 The Slogan, the Protest, their Institution, and the Speculative, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck
Would you ever write a tract, curated by Daniel Horn & Marcel Dickhage, Autocenter Berlin
2012 Pictures speaking walking, Flottmann-Hallen Herne
A Burnt-Out Case?, NGBK, Berlin
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
2011 Following the line of arguments, Galeria Plan B, Cluj-Napoca (Solo)
2010 Marcel Dickhage/Cathleen Schuster, solo for one, babette Bar, Berlin (Solo)
International Departure: Gate 10, Modena
2009 This film is about nothing, Ve.Sch, Vienna
2008 Dreams of a better life, curated by Christopher Muller & Heidi Specker, Tapetenwerk Leipzig

other activities (selection)

2020 Organization: Inverted heels, Exhibition with works by Nate Heiges, Johanna Tiedtke, and a performance by Wibke Tiarks, Organized by Marcel Dickhage & Cathleen Schuster, Horse&Pony, Feb 03-Mar 01, Berlin
2019 Artist talk: Artist Insights, National Gallery Singapore, Nov 23, Singapore Biennial
Screening/talk: Money and trade considered, South London Gallery, Apr 10, London
2018 Lecture/Performance: The outside and the inside and the secret of fear of the secret, Kunstraum Ossastraße, Jun 23, Berlin
Artists talk in the framework of the exhibition LIEBEN: Eva Schlegel, Cathleen Schuster & Marcel Dickhage (titre provisoire) in conversation with Nina Tabassomi, Taxispalais, May 16, Innsbruck
Presentation/discussion: Monday Meeting No.3, presentations by Anna Zett and titre provisoire, with a discussion led by Rachel O'Reilly, Decad, Jan 8, Berlin
2017 Contribution: Mattin, Songbook #7, feat. Moor Mother, Lucio Capece, Marcel Dickhage, Farahnaz Hatam, Colin Hacklander, Cathleen Schuster, Nov 2017, Stadtgarten, Cologne
Round table discussion: Censor -> to the Curator: Every time you select, I am active,with Dr. Marika Kuzmicz and titre provisoire, pres. by Krisztina Hunya and Daniel Niggemann, Aug 10, Kunstverein Leipzig
Screening/talk: Planet 9. Projections, screening series curated by Juliane Duft & Julian Irlinger, Jul 27, Kunsthalle Darmstadt
2016 Screening/discussion: A small exaggeration, Polish Institute Berlin
Artist talk in context of New-Self-Portrait-Paradox, (Videoconference, Feb 28), Ludlow 38, NYC
2015 Presentations/discussion: Preview Kyiv Biennial 2015, with Michael Tolmachev, Yuri Leiderman, Titre Provisoire, Georg Schöllhammer, Aug 2015, Polnisches Institut Berlin
2014 Discussion forum: Sway uncertainly: Scenic discussion on the Paradox of the Speculative, with Alexandra Heimes, Silke Ötsch, Marina Vishmidt, Titre Provisoire, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, May 06, Innsbruck
Roundtable discussion: Some profound misunderstanding at the heart of what is, with Sven Lütticken, Bik van der Pol, Vladimir Jeric, Julia Kul, Titre Provisoire, Rachel O’Reilly, Hedah, Jan 18, Maastricht
2013 Artist talk: Industrial Matinée, moderated by Inke Arns, Nov 24, HMKV Dortmund
Curation: Would you ever write a tract, Autocenter Berlin (with Daniel Horn)

teaching / lectures

2017 Lecture, Course of Marianna Ellenberg, Pratt Institute, NYC
2015 Guest tutor, Cinétracts by Other Means: Notes from Tehran, Seminar by Doreen Mende & Otolith Group, Feb 2015, Dutch Art Institute (DAI), Arnhem
2013 Lecture: The Paradox of the Speculative, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck
2011 Lecture, Class of Prof. Wafaa Bilal, Tisch School of the Arts of NYU, in Berlin
2010 Lecture, Class of Prof. Joel W. Fisher, Art Department, City College, NYC
Lecture, Class of Prof. Wafaa Bilal, Tisch School of the Arts of NYU, in Berlin
2009 Lecture, Course of Prof. Torsten Hattenkerl, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig

publications / texts (selection)

2020 Piers Masterson, Singapore Biennale, thisistomorrow.info, 19 Jan 2020, http://thisistomorrow.info/articles/singapore-bienniale
Christine Han, Singapore Biennale 2019, Flash Art, No. 329 Vol. 53, Feb-Mar 2020, and online https://flash---art.com/article/singapore-biennale-2019
Cassie Sim, Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction, MutualArt, 21 Jan 2020, https://bit.ly/37sY7Dv
2019 Max Crosbie-Jones, Flawed but Intermittently Captivating: The Sixth Singapore Biennale, Frieze, No. 209 March 2020, p. 141, and online https://frieze.com/article/flawed-intermittently-captivating-sixth-singapore-biennale
Helmi Yusof, Singapore Biennale: The long lens of history, Business Times Singapore, 20 Dez 2019, https://bit.ly/36pogli
Exhibition catalogue, Singapore Biennale 2019
2018 Kathi Hofer, Term(s) of Endearment, über die Ausstellung Milieu bei after the butcher Berlin, Texte zur Kunst, September 2018 Amerika, pp. 222-224, and online https://www.textezurkunst.de/111/after-the-butcher-terms-endearment/
Artist book, Some Things In Common Perhaps, featuring a conversation between titre provisoire and Alexander Alberro, Ed. 100, published on occasion of the exhibition Titre Provisoire: Some Things In Common Perhaps, 21, Zürich
Jens Kastner, Ulrike Meinhof, der Schah von Persien und mein Vater, Zur Bedeutung von 1968, in: Merkur, June 2018, # 829, pp. 5-15
Sabine Schöser, Das Lieben und seine Vielheiten, in: 20er 05/18, p. 22
2015 Silvia Franceschini/Lesya Prokopenko, Guidebook The School of Kyiv/Kyiv Biennial 2015, VCRC, Kyiv
2014 Inke Arns/Thibaut de Ruyter, Industrial (Research), HMKV, Revolver
Gerardo Montes de Oca Valadez, Dissent and certainty, IDEA arts+society #45
Artist book, Two or three scripted loops on the Paradox of the Speculative, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
Doreen Mende, Displaycing Practices. From Space to Spatiality in Exhibiting, Bielefelder Kunstverein: Museum Off Museum, Sternberg Press
Artist contribution, Layers, in Rab-Rab Journal #1, Helsinki
2013 Artist book, The performing archive, GWK Münster
Jens Kastner, Fly In Time Out Of This World! (text in The performing archive 2013)
2012 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium 2010-12, Cathleen Schuster, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, catalogue
  NGBK Berlin, A Burnt-Out Case?, exhibition catalogue
2008 AIDS-Hilfe Leipzig, Dreams of a better life, exhibition catalogue