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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
Fluctuating images is an independent, non-commercial platform for media art and media design, established 2004 in Stuttgart, since 2008 in Berlin. The focus of its transdisciplinary curatorial and scientific approach are audiovisual productions (visualization of music) as well as developments in art, design, architecture, music, dance and film.
Willdenowstrasse 10, 13353 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
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
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 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: https://www.odbk.tk/index.php/join-odbk/ More info please contact us at: [email protected]
LychenerStr. 12, 10437 Berlin
The Curatorial Collective for Public Art (CCPA) develops curatorial formats for the production, mediation and representation of art in public space, public art and urban interventions. As an agency for site-specific, transdisciplinary, critical and transitory public art, it approaches curatorial practice as a collective endeavor on the intersection of concept, organization and design. Through long-term collaborations and in reciprocal processes with artists, CCPA experiments with innovative curatorial frameworks for artworks in public space – be it a festival for urban interventions, an artistic funfair or an exhibition of ephemeral public art. CCPA was established in 2020 and consists of Yael Sherill, Lianne Mol, Julia Kawka and José Délano. The collective combines the members’ collective interests and expertise in curatorial practice, exhibition and stage design, cultural mediation, research, dramaturgy and project management in the field of site-specific theater, transdisciplinary art in public space and socially engaged practices. CCPA is an independent, nomadic collective without a fixed space, working across a variety of localities and collaborating with institutional partners and project spaces. Although based in Berlin, the collective works translocally, combining the international networks of its members. The team first worked together in 2019 in the frame of the project “Tracks in […]
We are a creative and political collective that has grown out of the solidarity and sister*hood – and the difficulties – we have experienced in the industry. We want to destigmatise stripping and sex work as a whole, to start a dialogue about sex work in which people can learn about our work and lives, and, last but not least, to share the art of stripping. The sex industry presents many problems. Our collective want to provide a space where strippers’ voices can be heard and where we can share our love for sensual movement without being at the mercy of strip club rules and discrimination. We are advocates of the decriminalization of sex work globally. We condemn gender and racial discrimination in the sex industry. We want to challenge oppressive structures. We, the BSC, bring you original performance, pole skills, and sheer sexuality on a silver platter, with a political edge. Forget everything you thought you knew about strippers.
Gensinger Str. 78, 10315 Berlin, Germany
BERLIN-WEEEKLY was founded in June 2010 as an art project space by Stefanie Seidl. The 4,5, meter high room is a double-glazed former gateway for horse-drawn carriages in the historic Jewish Scheunenviertel in Berlin Mitte. The showcase space, which is illuminated until late at night, can be regarded as a kind of public stage on which the artists can stage an installation, representative of their work. The potential of the public showcase is to reach a wide, diverse audience. As a result of its one-sided orientation to the street BERLIN-WEEEKLY thus functions as an artistic intervention in public space. The exhibitions do not change weekly (as the name suggests and was initially planned), but every month. Though the installations are clearly visible from the outside until late at night, the room itself is always closed except for the regular openings and for special events and presentations. The interested viewer can get more information on the website with photos and brief informations about the respective installations and a direct link to the artist’s webpage. BERLIN WEEKLY is aimed primarily at artists who work predominantly sculptural and spatial. The artists have complete freedom regarding the concept, content and realization of their installation, […]
(Berlin-Weekly, Stefanie Seidl) Linienstr.160, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Herzbergstraße 40-43/Haus 4, 1, 10365 Berlin, Germany
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
bi’bakbi’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 (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.
Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin, Germany
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.
GlogauAIR Berlinan art space and residency in a historic building in Kreuzberg open to new ideas and interchange
GlogauAIR GlogauAIR is an art space and residency in a historic building in Kreuzberg open to new ideas and interchange GlogauAIR is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by the artist Chema Alvargonzález with the intention to create a meeting point between artists from all disciplines to work in collaboration, expanding their practice in terms of materials, formats and style. Residency GlogauAIR offers the use of a studio space in a superb location in Berlin. There are 13 studios distributed over 3 floors. Artists from all over the world and in almost any discipline stay at GlogauAIR for three or six months to develop their artistic project. Project Space The project space is the perfect venue for all sorts of events like workshops, classes, trainings, film screening, lectures, photo or film shootings, and exhibitions. It is 150 squares meters in three semi-detached rooms with white walls, white wooden floors, high windows, natural lighting, and plenty of wall and floor space as well. Check our calendar to see the latest events and exhibitions or sign up for our Newsletter to always stay informed. https://glogauair.net –Current Open Call– Join us for a 3 or 6-month art residency in the heart of Berlin! Deadline for […]
Glogauer Strasse 16, 10999 Berlin
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
We work as a group Global Global 3000 since 2012 for art and sustainability. In our artistic discourse we focus on ecological topics combined with social and / or economic issues. 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. Art is required in its mediating role when it comes to making the invisible visible. We operate the nonprofit gallery “Group Global 3000” in Berlin-Kreuzberg. It is located where the former German Wall ran. On the road and the site the traces are still visible. In community with international artists we interact with the media: Object art, installation, drawing, photography, video, land art, painting and others. work, we show exhibitions and actions. Our events are free of charge. As a rule, we publish the exhibition topics in public and judge the entries submitted. When selecting applicants and their works, we pay close attention to the subject of the advertised topic. We communicate in English and German. Our topic includes a variety of sustainability, as we do not know and can not determine the future. We support the “Sustainable Development Goals“. Sustainability is defined in […]
Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin
Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory. SFSIA stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. The program consists of seminar-style lectures, deep readings, and workshops. An evening lecture program is free and open to the public. We encourage all genre of artists, film-makers, poets, philosophers, architects, critical theorists, and curators whose practice could use an invigorating jolt of new theory to consider applying for the program. SFSIA originated in Saas-Fee, Switzerland in 2015 and migrated to Berlin, Germany in 2016 where it is currently hosted by Spike. In 2019, an additional program will be hosted by Performance Space New York. The institute was founded by artist and theorist Warren Neidich and co-directed by art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky. Sarrita Hunn is the artistic coordinator.
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
PICTURE BERLIN is a hybrid artist residency / art academy which was founded by artists in 2009 in Berlin Germany. The program is entering it’s 9th year. The international program has drawn artists from 26 countries and our alumni population is over 120 artists. In addition, PICTURE BERLIN has worked with: over 55 Berlin based curators, over 40 artist run project spaces in Berlin, we have also worked with 70 Berlin based artists. The 7 week Summer Session is dedicated to working and exhibiting one’s work within the supportive structure of an art academy like atmosphere. The Fall Session is more about professional development and gives the residents a chance to intensively enter into the Berlin art scene during a very packed 10 day session.
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