Tanja Hamester completed her studies in Fine Arts at the AdBK Munich with a Master in Art and Mediation and the 1st State Examination in Contemporary Arts and Arts Education. She also holds a M.A. in German Philology which she completed at the LMU Munich with a focus on medieval literature and iconography. The focus of her artistic work is on research-based installation, video and performance art that draws on tactics of mapping and archiving. Within her work she uses anacronist investigation tactics to combine historical facts with a contemporary art production while (de)constructing hierarchical structures and power relations. Within her research she is highly interested in collective working and thinking processes. Last year she hold a teaching assignment at the art history department of the AdBK Munich. She received several grants and scholarships, among others a DAAD scholarship for education and training abroad in Rome, a DAAD postgraduate fellowship in Palermo, Italy, the Marschalk-von-Ostheim travel grant of the Emil-Freiherr-Marschalk-von-Ostheim’schen foundation Bamberg, Germany and the Art Scholarship of the District of Upper Bavaria.