Friederike Schäfer is an art historian and curator. Since 2021, Friederike has been a post-doctoral researcher as part of the Cluster of Excellence 2020 "Temporal Communities” at Freie Universität Berlin. From the winter semester 2017/2018 to the summer semester 2021, she was the academic associate for media art/photography at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG), and has also held the position of equal opportunities officer.
Friederike studied art history and North American studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Washington, Seattle, and obtained her PhD from Humboldt University, Berlin. Whilst at Humboldt University of Berlin she held several fellowships, including at the Bard Graduate Center, New York, the Canadian Center for Architecture, Montréal, and the Terra Summer Residency, Giverny, France.