Adelaide Ivánova (1982, Recife/Brazil) is a journalist and political activist working with poetry, photography, performance, translation and publishing. Her poems were translated into German, Galician, English, Spanish, Greek and Italian. Her texts and photographic work were printed in publications such as The Huffington Post (USA), Marie Claire (BR), Clinic (UK), alba londres (UK), Lateinamerika Nachrichten (GER), artiCHOKE (GER), modern poetry in translation (UK). Her photo reportage are part of the collection of Kunst Museum Dieselkraftwerk (Germany), L’arthotèque – Museum of Fine Arts (France) and Galeria Murilo Castro (Brazil). She edits the anarco-feminist zine “MAIS PORNÔ, PVFR!” (proudly not online) and is co-founder of RESPEITA!, a coalition of Brazilian female poets and slammers. She lives in Berlin, where she tries earn a living as baby-sitter, life model, waiter and other alienating jobs.
Ruine München is an independent/artist-run/not-for-profit exhibition series based in Munich and takes place at least four times per year on various venues. Instead of maintaining a permanent exhibition space we offer respectively one artist a budget for the production of a publication and a corresponding release event. We think of Ruine München as a platform to showcase artistic positions that are not (or to a lesser extent) object-oriented, like text production, research-based and performative practices. Ruine München is being operated autonomously but dependent on voluntary work, the distribution of its publications and the support of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich. Ruine München is run by Jan Erbelding, Johanna Gonschorek, Leo Heinik and Maria VMier.