SOMA is an independent contemporary art and culture space and initiative encourages collaborations among networks between cultural professionals and artists and academics and social activists from all over the world with the larger aim of supporting sustained dialogue. SOMA means Moon rays in the oldest language Sanskrit, the world of Moon is not as bright as it naturally should be, it is rather directed as the shadow of the Sun. The art practices and themes lay under the moon side – women, non-west, less-told stories, issues from less-mentioned regions are SOMA’s main interest to showcase, yet this founding concept doesn’t imply that it stands for any established doctrines or ideologies. SOMA defines itself as a platform where the true, mindful dialogue begins by presenting the art works strongly connected with the oldest question and matter of human being Who we are, Where we are, Where is our soul now. SOMA believes the open-warm-heart-feeling tactic will lead to its vision rather than the cold-systemized-think way. The not-for-profit art-socio space SOMA is located in multicultural Kiez, Kreuzberg, Berlin, was founded in 2014 by the journalist and artist Nabi Nara. In 2015, SOMA presented within ONS program of the Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und -initiativen at KW Institute for Contemporary Art. In 2017, SOMA received the prize Independent Art Space by Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin, the long-term curatorial programm ‘Yellow Matters’ is supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin.

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