Annika Friedman has been part of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt team since 2021, initially as curatorial assistance and since 2022 as the curatorial project manager for the permanent exhibition in the Rothschild Palais. In addition to “Samson Schames: Fragments of Exile” she most recently co-curated the 2022/23 exhibition “Back into the Light. Four Women Artists – Their Works. Their Paths” which detailed the lives and careers of four artists whose paths intersected and subsequently diverged in Frankfurt after the rise of the National Socialists.
She received her Master in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel and her Bachelor at University of British Columbia in Canada. During her studies she was the assistant curator of the art exhibition “Arrivals, Departures – The Oscar Ghez Collection,” and a project coordinator in the archives of the Hecht Museum (Haifa).
The cabinet exhibition “Samson Schames: Fragments of Exile” at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt was curated by Annika Friedman and developed in cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. It was closed early to make room for Sharone Lifschitz’ 2009 film “The Line and the Circle.” Using the process of developing photos in a darkroom, the film tells the story of Kibbutz Nir Oz, which was attacked and destroyed by Hamas on October 7, 2023. More information HERE.