Fanti Baum

Field of Practice:

Performing Arts


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:



2018, 2019


Oct 2020 - May 2021

Born in Berlin/Germany in 1982.

Fanti Baum lives and works as an artist and theorist in Dortmund/Germany and Frankfurt a.M./Germany. She works in various interdisciplinary artistic collaborations, developing performances, installations, dance performance pieces and site-specific works.

In 2017 she collaborated with Frédéric De Carlo, Joana Tischkau, René Alejandro Huari Mateus and Zwoisy Mears-Clarke on the dance performance piece Hors de Combat, which was shown at the Frankfurt LAB, also presenting Land/Horses: the feel of horses long before horses enter the scene at the now demolished Frankfurt racecourse as part of Frankfurt’s IMPLANTIEREN Festival in 2016.

Fanti Baum is a member of the performance group Arty Chock, whose works have been shown at the Lichter Filmfest (film festival) and the MMK Frankfurt (Museum of Modern Art). As a dramatist, she has collaborated with establishments including the Theater Winkelwiese in Zurich/Switzerland, the Frankfurt Art Association’s exhibition and performance project Demonstrationen. Vom Werden normativer Ordnungen, the production Josefine in the Fonds experimentelles Musiktheater NRW (feXm) (experimental musical theater in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany) and with Claudia Bosse in the Tanzquartier Wien (contemporary dance and performance center) in Vienna/Austria.

At the Thalia Theater in Halle/Germany she received the artistic project fellowship FORMAT, travelled to Egypt as a Goethe Institute fellow and developed the work to be policed: how police moves our body during her tenure as a flausen young artists in residence fellow. She was a research assistant at the Goethe University Frankfurt and teaches, or has taught, theory as well as scenic projects at the University of the Arts Berlin/Germany, at the Hochschule für Gestaltung art and design university in Offenbach/Germany, at the University of Bochum/Germany and at the University of Düsseldorf/Germany.

In 2018 and 2020, she joined Olivia Ebert as artistic director of the Festival der Freien Darstellenden Künste NRW (performing arts festival) in Dortmund. In 2020, she received the Artists’ Award of the city of Dortmund.