Cake&Cash Curatorial Collective is a feminist exchange and exhibition project that started with a program in the HFBK gallery in the winter semester 20/21 at HFBK Hamburg and used it as a research lab. This is intended to create more visibility for the often unseen work of FLINTA*people (women, lesbian, inter, non-binary, trans*, agender) as artists and curators. Taking care of each other, making caring and knowledge sharing transparent is an important part of the collective. Our work, research and preparation for the program, events and collaborations were transferred into the gallery space, the studio temporarily becomes the office in the gallery. A wallpaper with a palm tree motif reminds us of preset self-care within social conditions of production. 
Our working thesis is: collective structures, from an intersectional feminist perspective, are a counter-design to the current working conditions of (young) artists.
Narratives of self-realization or authenticity constantly arise and recede in the everyday lives of artists, curators, and activists; interwoven in a web of structures that call out to be unraveled piece by piece, thread by thread. The search for a solution or improvement of these entangled working relationships is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Opening a collective conversation about this makes it easier to unwind this subject matter. The subversive practices of self-exploitation and the questions about the conditions and illusions of today‘s (art) working world are collectively explored with reading circles, bar evenings and interventions. A series of exhibitions in the showcases of the Kunstverein complements these communal moments with artistic positions. 

06/07.2023                Cake&Cash and Friends, 3-teilige Ausstellungsreihe, Mom Art Space, Hamburg
22.04.2023                Draft: Der Traum von einem Staubsaugerroboter, Lecture Performance, Lange Nacht der Museen, Kunsthaus Hamburg
06/2021 - 08/2022   Grind&Shine Inc. by Cake&Cash, Veranstaltungsreihe im Grind&Shine Headquarter, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
06/2022                     Superficial Surfaces, Artist Cake Edition im Rahmen der Ausstellung von Wiebke Schwarzhans und Anik Lazar, Frise Künstlerhaus
08/2021 - 04/2022   Grind&Shine Inc. presents, fünfteilige Ausstellungsreihe in den Vitrinen des Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof mit Francis Kussatz, Eva Ďurovec, Rosh Zeeba, Svetlana Mijic, Elena Victoria Pastor
03/2022                     Sexed Power #5, Gruppenausstellung MOM Art Space
12/2021                       Jahresgaben 2021, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
08/2021                     Can we work together in a world that isolates us?, Podiumsdiskussion beim Easterfield Festival, Kunstverein Hamburg
04/2021 - 08/2021    grind now - shine later? Veranstaltungsreihe im Sommersemester 2021, Galerie der HFBK Hamburg
06/2021                      Future in Progress, Ausstellung in der HFBK Galerie mit Catalina Gonzalez, Sam Gora, Josefine Flora Green, Kea Hinsch, Elisa Nessler, Pia Schmikl, Julia Wolkenhauer
06/2021                      Radical Solidarity, mit Felisha Bahadur, Epsiode von This is Germany von Candice Breitz, Mithu Sanyal
02/2021                      What comes before the show?, Ausstellung in der HFBK Galerie mit Asma Ben Slama, Sam Gora, Rahel grote Lambers, Anna Lorbeer, Eliza Wagener
02/2021                     Zine Release Pop&Squat
12/2020                      Pop & Squat Festival, Organisation und Durchführung feministisches Online Festival  
12/2020                      Wir wollen die ganze Bäckerei, Online Talk beim CCC (Chaos Computer Club)
10/2020 - 10/2021    Kuration der Galerie der HFBK Hamburg
03/2020                     Sexed Power #3, Podiumsdiskussion „Wessen Präsenz? Wessen Solidarität“, MOM Art Space
11/2019                       Gründung des Kollektivs: Lola Düvell, Annika Grabold, Paula Hoffmann, Laura Mahnke, Anne Meerpohl, Farina Mietchen, Joana Owona, Juno Rothaug

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Photo 1: Annika Grabold, Cake&Cash Headquarter, Bar Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, 2022
Photo 2, 3, 4: André Friedel, Lecture Performance, Kunsthaus Hamburg, April 2023 
Photo 5, 6: Fred Dott, Bar Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Jahresgaben 2021
Photo 7: Maik Gräf, showcase KVHBF, 2022
Photo 8: Annika Grabold, Office HFBK Hamburg Gallery, 2020

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