Tatjana Turanskyj

During and after studying sociology, literature and media studies in Frankfurt on the Main, Tatjana Turanskyj was a performer with Einar Schleef in Frankfurt on the Main and Berlin. After her studies, she first worked as a copywriter and author. In 2000 she founded the OK Girls Gallery with Saskia Draxler, where Peaches and Gonzales, among others, made one of their first appearances. In 2000, she began an artistic career and co-founded the performance film collective hangover ltd* with projects at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and various film projects.

Since 2008, co-owner of turanskyj&ahlrichs medienproduktion, which aims to strengthen modern contemporary auteur cinema. Turanskyj’s films have been shown at international festivals and in exhibition contexts (e. g. Berlinale, Gothenburg, Rio de Janeiro, Cannes/ACID), they have won awards and have been evaluated in cinemas.

Tatjana Turanskyj also taught at various universities, most recently as a professor of film at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach, she gave lectures at conferences on gender & film and was co-founder of Pro Quote Regie/Film, an organisation that successfully campaigns for equality and diversity in the film and media sector.

She died in Berlin on 18 September 2021 after a serious illness.

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