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Hotel Infinity is an international artist-run initiative and nomadic collective founded by the artist, sculptor Minna Kangasmaa in 2015. The main objective of Hotel Infinity is cooperation with international artists and art operatives who are intensively and actively interested in forming an artistic collective. The purpose is to use the collective as a tool for promoting international artistic cooperation in the field of contemporary art. The idea of Hotel Infinity is to deconstruct the logic of a centre and periphery, and to replace it with the logic of a network. Hotel Infinity does not have just one centre or location. Instead it has a network that aims at passing geographical borders and acting as an international nomadic collective. As in hotels in general, in Hotel Infinity people come and go, but during their visit they become a part of it and modify the content of it. Hotel infinity is an artistic expedition about the process of creating a collective: about the things and people who create it. Hotel Infinity leans on the writings of the sociologist Bruno Latour about communities, collectives, and operative networks as well as their forming and their characters. Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen, who has written about Latour in Finnish, […]
Pikisaarentie 8 A, 90100 Oulu, Finland
Venue Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin is located in the site of an old Späti in the area of Wedding. The venue has an exhibiting room with a shop window and a guest room to accommodate the visiting artist while working on opening their art shows. Within the structure there is also a bathroom, an extra sleeping room and a kitchen. Activities Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin is a presentation space, a Pop-up Gallery where artists can showcase their works in a familiar and intimate atmosphere while having an opportunity to get to know Berlin’s lively artistic scene. La Dolce Berlin also organizes social dinners and wine tastings promoting Italian food and wine in particular from northern region Friuli Venezia Giulia. Residential artists Several artists and artist collectives have been hosted in the structure from different nationalities and backgrounds. Here is a list just to name a few : Wyatt Mills (USA) Peter Cvik (CZE) Mariana Panchuk (UKR) Charmeine de Eij (NLD) Bad Art (UK) Emilia Lloret (ECU) Kaoru Shibuta (JPN) Magdalena Piech & Ted Titus (USA & POL) Chung (KOR) Morgan Jenks (USA) James Devlin (IRL) Sarah Woelker (DE) Roger Thorp (UK) Elsa Mencagli (DK) Annelisa […]
HIER & JETZT: Connections is an exchange and residency program for artists in exile. The initiative was launched in 2017 by artists of B.L.O. Ateliers in Berlin-Lichtenberg. We collaborate and exchange ideas on a collegial and informal basis and thus create a platform for art, learning and communication. We define exile as the involuntary loss of one’s social context and working environment in the country of origin for an uncertain period of time. Our structure supports the arrival and artistic production of those who recently came to Berlin. With help of our cross-cultural network we organize workshops, artist talks, film screenings, open studios and exhibitions – and sometimes we just have a coffee on the premises of B.L.O. Ateliers. We invite experts and the public to share new social footholds and artistic incentives with people from, among others, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Involved artists: Rula Ali, Omar Alshaer, Shirin Ashkari, Mika Clemens, Christa Fülbier, Halim Karabibene, DIE KOMPANIE, Zoltan Kunckel, Irina Novarese, Ramin Parvin, Dachil Sado, Yaser Safi, Özlem Sariyildiz, Uli Westphal, Ali Yass. Since 2003 the B.L.O. Ateliers offer space for workshops and studios to a great variety of international artists and makers. Around 60 people work here, […]
B.L.O. Ateliers, Kaskelstr. 55, 10317 Berlin
The ZK/U ZK/U seeks to develop projects, co-produce knowledge and share values created through exchanges. ZK/U does not offer a fixed set of ideas and principles for its fellows. Rather, individual projects and needs shape what could be described as a continuous formation. Instead of letting the ‘final product’ constrain the possible routes that a practice might take, ZK/U focuses on the processes that come from, and feed into, the particular contexts of the fellows’ practice, whether they be locally-defined situations or international discourses. THE ORGANIZATION BEHIND ZK/U: KUNSTREPUBLIK The ZK/U concept and practice were initiated by the artist collective and non-profit organization KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.. The association managed to become the owner of the former railway depot and holds a 40 year lease on the ground. KUNSTrePUBLIK‘s concepts and projects are equally focused on local involvement and global exchange. Coming from non-institutional backgrounds, the founders aspire to continue exploring ways of collaborating, researching and creating, that go beyond the lines of existing structures and preconceptions. As part of their artistic practice, KUNSTrePUBLIK considers the development of ZK/U a long-term process that will evolve through the contributions and critical feedback expressed by its participants, partners and a diverse audience. KUNSTrePUBLIK is […]
Siemenstr. 27, 10551 Berlin-Moabit, Germany
The maia zinc project room exhibits works of contemporary art – visual, conceptual and performance. western culture is currently experiencing a phenomenal, spiritual and sociological shift. A multi-faceted synthesis in varying degrees – of faiths, adapted to, and influenced by, western materialistic culture where it sometimes reforms as a secular art object. In a clear and bright atmosphere, we create space and reflection on new ideas, focusing on the aesthetics of silence; a spirit experienced through meditation. Unfolded and hidden crusted layers might appear to the surface. The project room is located in a still authentic quarter – the “schöneberger kiez “(former american sector) in one of the typical berliner buildings, next to the once famous artists’ goltzstraße at nollendorfplatz. a team of different generations and cultures are waiting to offer you displayed works by contemporary artists from Berlin and beyond. In the former Großgörschen 35 Atelier building, the artist will have the opportunity to work in cooperation with our exhibition space in Berlin-Schöneberg mz project room maia zinc. The maia zinc studioSpace is a self-organized initiative founded as a platform for international artists in residence. The genres move in contemporary art, in the form of painting, […]
Creative Mind Berlin is an artist residency program open to artists, designer, researcher, and culture related agents all over the world, who plan a temporary stay in Berlin to perform a creative project or build up a personal connection to art scenes in Berlin. The program includes: 1. Accommodations 2. Guidance to the inner circle of the art world in Berlin 3. Consulting on how to realize your project ideas by applying to exclusive resources and social facilities in Berlin 4. Suggest and introduce you to your potential project partners in Berlin 5. include your project review on our partner Art Journals 6. Manage a presentation or an artist dialog according to your residence purpose Option A (single visitor) Consultation about how to plan your stay and activities in Berlin Establish 2+ personal contacts to potential partners upon to your project Up to 5 hours assisting to collect local information regarding the purpose of your Berlin residency Manage an artist talk or an in-circle opening to present you to the Berlin art scene Free accommodation: shared room and working space with a Berlin artist Serve an initiation to merge into Berlin art networks Fee: 200 euro for the first week, […]
Bonner Str. 14, Berlin, Germany
Gravity Seeks Love is a collaborative platform that explores the role of the artist as a curator. In particular we initiate and promote projects that explore the boundaries between psychoanalysis and art, incorporating philosophical and linguistic approaches.
Liegnitzer Strasse 34, 10999 Berlin, Germany
Exgirlfriend is a contemporary art exhibition space established by Elena Feijoo in Berlin-Steglitz in 2016. Since then, the gallery has moved its location to a 150 square meter hall within the larger HER arts building in Alt-Mariendorf. Exgirlfriend has been showcasing 7 innovative exhibitions by local and international emerging artists each year alongside a wide-ranging external programming schedule. At the end of each year, Exgirlfriend hosts an open call for which all project types and applicants are eligible. Exgirlfriend is in a constant state of flux determined by its changing cultural context as well as by everyone who has a relationship with the space—collaborators, artists, and audiences.
Lankwitzerstrasse 14-15 Berlin, DE 12107
bi’bak (Turkish: have a look) is a non-profit organization and cultural space based in Berlin, with a focus on transnational narratives, migration, global mobility and their aesthetic dimensions. bi’bak’s programme examines diverse disciplines in art, academics, and community development, including film screenings, exhibitions, workshops as well as music events and culinary excursions. bi’bak is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 by the artists and curators Malve Lippmann and Can Sungu. The curated film programme, bi’bakino, as well as the audio programme bi’bakaudio aims to show transnational, postcolonial and postmigrant perspectives. Experts invited from the fields of art, film and academics will enable a more differentiated, explicitly non-European view of society and cultural history. bi’baxchange offers a platform for cultural actors, initiatives and projects and initiates cross-border collaborations. bi’bakwerk is interested in the development of innovative location-based mediation concepts, which aim at an equal participation and the exchange of ideas, knowledge and creativity. bi’bak’s research-based exhibitions focus on dimly-lit narratives in (Western) Europe in order to generate new perspectives that are crucial for a comprehensive understanding of socio-political and socio-economic contexts worldwide. bi’bak was awarded a project space by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe in 2017.
The independent and non-commercial project initiative stay hungry was founded in 2014 in Berlin by the artists Michel Aniol and Meike Kuhnert. stay hungry was founded to provide national and international artists and creative artists a non-hierarchical, independent platform for exchange and experimentation outside of commercial structures and supports alternative and self-organized forms of presentation. Since 2016 stay hungry expanded the exhibition program by a new conceptual element and established Mobile Menu, an interventional food series, that has become an integral part of all ongoing projects. Mobile Menu aims to create various dinners interrelated to the concept and topic of the current exhibition and is served at the finissage.
Selected by Artslant Magazine as one of Berlin’s most interesting non-profit art spaces, SomoS finds meaning in a pragmatic innovative hybrid of art-presentation, production, education and reflection that engages with, and celebrates an ever-changing community; living and working together in a multi-generational, multi-cultural setting. Organizing an Artist-in-Residency program and an ambitious exhibition and event schedule, SomoS closely works with artists, organizers and curators to realize their projects. SomoS’ mission is to create an international open framework for innovative arts and creative cooperation.
Kottbusser Damm 95 10967 Berlin, Deutschland
Kleine Humboldt Galerie is a student-run initiative from Berlin curating bi-annual contemporary art exhibitions at the atrium of Humboldt-Universities main building. Past exhibitions have dealt with diverse subject matters such as educational politics, feminism, the dream of a universal language, cultures of political protest and scientific methods of visualization.
Humboldt-University, Lichthof Ost, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany
Art and other Sustainabilities Group Global 3000: In our artistic discourse we treat ecological topics connected with social and / or economic. Our works are part of a new art language that is inherent in sustainability. GG3 thus promotes sustainability as a socially relevant and world-changing process.
Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin
Kotti-Shop: The Kotti-Shop is an experimental non-profit art and project space, which has been located on the ground floor of the Neue Kreuzberger Zentrum, directly at Kottbusser Tor, since 2008. For ten years now, it has been a platform for Berlin-based and international artists to play and experiment. Exhibitions take place regularly in the Kotti-Shop, as well as performances, zine and book launches, experimental readings, concerts and film screenings. Over the years, events series have also become established in the Kotti-Shop, such as the “Sentimental Punk” format, where, every month since 2015, a compilation of films by experimental filmmakers has been shown, reinterpreted by two sound artists through improvisation. In addition to its distinctive events culture, the Kotti-Shop regularly collaborates with other art and cultural institutions and festivals, and makes its premises available for this purpose. In the past, this has included the drawing festival Big Draw (2012/2013), the House of World Cultures (Wir wohnen, wie wir wollen/We decide how we reside, 2015) and the radio project “Kotti.FM” (2016), in which the Kotti-Shop, together with the artist’s radio reboot.FM, Wassertormedien, Wearebornfree and WestGermany continuously broadcast on one frequency for one month. The Kotti-Shop also provides a platform for art projects […]
Adalbertstr. 4, Berlin
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 […]
liegnitzer str 35 10999 Berlin
The Agora Collective – Berlin-based Center for Contemporary Practices – was originally founded in 2011 by a multidisciplinary team as an independent project space in Berlin. Since then, Agora expands its mission to be a place to conceive and experiment with models of working together; providing stable spaces for artists to engage within collaborative and community-based practices. In 2017, the project has been totally relocated to the former Kindl-Brauerei Area in Rollbergstrasse / Am Südhaus, being proudly part of the “Vollgutlage”, a 38.000 sq. meters area acquired by the Swiss Foundation Edith Maryon. This location in the heart of Neukölln, has been secured for initiatives devoted to social, ecological, cultural and artistic projects. Under this unique new stage, Agora´s current facilities of 1100 sq. meters basement space are being developed to be an ongoing experimental center for artistic production and presentation. This includes: exhibition and event programs, month-long workshop projects, a contemporary dance platform, studios for artists, community driven activities and artistic residency opportunities. The Agora team is devoted to create cross-disciplinary models of cultural and educational production expressed in a diverse, inclusive program of artistic projects and events that deals with relevant questions of nowadays. Since its beginning, Agora´s […]
Am Sudhaus 5 12053
TOOLBOX is an independent cooperative project of artists, organizing exhibitions to advance international exchange in respect to contemporary art and artistic positions. Openings are every last Friday of the month; the exhibitions present contemporary art in its manifold forms. The artist members of TOOLBOX conceive art as a tool for reflecting on the present age and art as having an impact on or even creating the social world. TOOLBOX has its focus on showing Finnish contemporary art in Berlin and presenting juxtapositions of Finnish next to German artistic views on relevant topics like, for example, ideologies, limits of perception, the significance of emotions, philosophical or political theory or human patterns of making world intelligible. TOOLBOX is a member of Kolonie Wedding, an association of about 30 art project spaces in Soldiner Kiez in Berlin-Wedding. On every last Friday of the month project spaces jointly open their doors for visitors. Information about openings and guided tours to the art spaces you can find here: www.koloniewedding.de
Koloniestraße 120, 13359 Berlin
OKK/Raum29 is an atelier, experimental- and exhibition space, a mediating platform for dialogue which offers a place for a diverse range of art works in the frame of an „expanded art term“. OKK is an artist-run platform for cultural activism based in Berlin, Germany. Rather than supporting single artistic careers, the initiative aims at providing a basic structure for artists and locals to join an open network of topic-specific activities. OKK has been home to various participative, collaborative and socially engaged projects – in its neighbourhood in Berlin, Wedding, as well as in other parts of Germany and abroad. Regularly, we invite artists and cultural workers from different genres to present their works in exhibitions and artistic events. The interdisciplinarity of the projects is important to us. The OKK / room 29 has been used in different ways by international artists sinse summer 2007. Artists from various disciplines convert the space according to their own aesthetics. Since its founding, over 100 exhibitions and cultural events took place in OKK. The organizing project group of OKK has placed emphasis on a socio-critical art culture. We want to mobilize art around social and cultural political themes and bring together its wide range of […]
Prinzenallee 29, Berlin, Germany
The Institut für Alles Mögliche is an artistic project that, by using experimental means, sets about questioning, scrutinising and probing the institutionalisation and presentation of contemporary art. To this end project spaces are opened, events developed and various artistic practices tried out. These, mostly playful experiments deal with interrogations of the ‘art space’, the operatings of the ‘project space’ and ‘exhibiting’ often in an ironic manner. The central concept is to develop spaces of possibility in which exchange and experiences can take place and space for artistic activity can come in to being. The project can be understood as an organism, as an artistic attempt to find niches and to implant a non-commercial program into the commercial structure of the municipal sphere. It is intended to formulate a notion, a proposal, an approach on how artistic collaborations, collective learning and cohabitation can be constructed. The project tries to create an alternative, which opposes the economic utilisation of art, the artistic pressure to produce and increasing standardisation. Projects that are realized within the Institut are non–commercial and not market-orientated. We place great value on artistic practices and forms of expression that take place beyond art fairs and galleries. During our […]
Ackerstraße 18, 10115 berlin
The Organization for the Democratization of the Visual Arts is an activist organization based in Berlin, Germany whose aim is to establish a new economic model for the contemporary art market based on a participative and democratic basis. We invite all people join the coalition of ODBK at the next link: http://www.odbk.tk/index.php/join-odbk/ More info please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
LychenerStr. 12, 10437 Berlin