Tina Gadow was born in Osnabrück, West Germany. Studies in Theatre and Romance Languages and Literatures in Erlangen, Paris and Berlin, focussing on intercultural exchange and cultural-political affairs. During the studies, work on several international exchange programs such as the German-French production “Aminta” at Berlin’s Deutsches Theater and the International Parliamentary Internships (IPP) organized by the German Bundestag, as well as at a number of festivals (Theater der Welt, Festival d'Avignon).
From 2002 to 2004, work at the Goethe Institute’s Berlin office. Responsible for organizing and carrying-out cultural-political conferences and international cultural exchange projects as well as corporate relations with Berlin partner companies and guests of the Goethe Institute in the capital city.
From 2004 to 2007, project manager at the Berlin office of the German Association for Technical Cooperation (GTZ). Responsible for the ongoing development of the “Culture and Development” division including the development, planning and carrying-out of working meetings and conferences on questions relating to foreign cultural and educational policy and international cooperation. 2005-2006 consulting GTZ Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
Wide-ranging experience in networking, application procedures for (cultural) projects, moderating and presenting in the international context. Cooperation with both public and private partners, as well as with an extensive network of artists and journalists. Foundation of "Shaping Diversity" 2008 in Berlin.