Maike Pricelius is in the process of completing her PhD thesis in Art History at Humboldt University Berlin. Her thesis looks at the artistic strategies of institutional critique, conceptual art from the 1960s and 70s, and their contemporary repercussions (Situation, Action, Intervention. Artistic Strategies of institutional critique since 1969). Pricelius has worked at various art institutions where she was assistant curator for contemporary art, and worked with artists from Latin America and the United States. She is a founding member of a collective art gallery where produces various exhibitions. She has written for Argentinisches Wochenblatt, Buenos Aires; DER SPIEGEL, Berlin; and Lettre International, Berlin. In addition, she has produced two documentaries in the Brazilian favelas of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo: Empower the Favela and City of Favelas. The films deal with different forms of cultural and political struggles in megacities. She recently finished a documentary called Crisis that deals with the current situation in the United States. She has published extensively on these topics in various journals.