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 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 questions of representation, subjectivisation and the social. They are anchored in cooperative forms of production. Her works have been shown in galleries, theatres, cinemas, museums and exhibition spaces and have been screened and awarded in international 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, Luise Boege and others on unlikely projects.