Jana Papenbroock works as a writer and director.
She grew up in New York and studied art and film with a focus on documentary and experimental modes of practice in Paris, Hamburg and Cologne, where she received her art degree with honors at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She is currently based in Berlin.
Her video, film and theatre works revolve around themes of representation, subjectivisation and variant understandings of the social. Aesthetically, they are anchored in cooperative forms of production. They have been shown in galleries, theatres and exhibition spaces and have been screened and awarded in international film festivals.
She enjoys collaborating with other artists like Julia Holter, Scott Cazan, “The Shlumpers” (a Hamburg based atelier community of artists with disabilities), AZDAR (a theatre collective from Kabul), Max Martens and others on unlikely projects.