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The Fact Finder is an artist-run space dedicated to works that rely on unmediated, first-hand experiences the artists go through while aiming to better understand a specific topic, fact or everyday life aspect. Field research / immersive journalism / flâneur-ism / archiving / voyaging/ empathising are examples of the processes we regard as fact-finding missions, among others. Our focus is on works involving a long-term commitment and preferably having an archiving/serial character.
Kurfürstenstr. 21-22, 10785 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
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: email@example.com
LychenerStr. 12, 10437 Berlin
Would you like to exhibit your art in Berlin? We are a pop-up gallery space where you can create your own temporary exhibition in a very familiar and intimate atmosphere. You can show your last film , present your newest book , show your art or perform your piece.We can offer you the assistance of our art curator, organize an artists talk if you like and prepare an excellent refreshment with our gorgeous wines for your personal event.We offer several kind of formulas for your exhibition and basically if you come from outside Berlin you can stay in our guest room while you work on opening your solo show . .
Türkenstraße 19, 13349 Berlin, Wedding.
>top Schillerpalais is a project space and a new home for the >top e.V. association. Schillerpalais was founded in 2002 by Schillerpalais e.V. as an initiative of artists and residents of the „Schillerkiez Neighbourhood“ affiliated with the arts. >top e.V. started collaboration with it in 2015 offering content and programme packed with up to date discourses around interdisciplinary art, (h)activism and art education. >top Schillerpalais also includes a biolab.
Schillerpromenade 4, 12059 Berlin
AIM (Artists’ Initiatives’ Meetings) is an international artist-run network of artist-run initiatives. AIM was established in 2010 in order to create a common platform to share experiences and knowledge and to increase visibility of the artist-run art scene. AIM’s programme consists of meetings, conferences and exhibitions, and stimulates mobility and new collaborations for artists and professionals in the art field. We have identified the need for a common platform and begun building a world-wide network of artists’ initiatives. There is a great need to increase visibility and accessibility for the organisations themselves, for artists and professionals in the art field, and for a broader public. Previous conferences: Berlin in October 2010, Stockholm in February 2011, Copenhagen in September 2011, Binissalem in February 2012, Stockholm in February 2013, Helsinki in September 2013, Stockholm in February 2014, Athens in May 2014, Riga/Grobina in September 2014, Stockholm in April 2015, Wrocław in May 2016, Berlin in September 2017, Stockholm in April 2018, Plovdiv in May 2018. AIM Network received the long- and short-term network funding from the Nordic Culture Point in 2011–2016 and in 2018-20. A publication summarising the activities of the network was released in May 2017. Second publication is planned.
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 runs two weeks and is structured with half-day seminars, deep readings, and workshops. In the evening SFSIA holds a lecture series, which is open to the public. It is an exciting, rigorous environment to learn in.
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 45, 10178 Berlin, Germany
coGalleries artist residency Berlin is aimed at the exchange with professional artists from all over the world. Each artist residency ends with an exhibition in our art gallery located in the city center of Berlin´s famous gallery district Berlin-Mitte. Residents will work from our 160 sqm artist studio loft which is located in the vibrant creative east, in the art compound of FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, home to one of Berlin´s leading contemporary private art collections “Haubrok Collection”. Besides the exhibition venues from the art collection, we are in great company with other artist studios, a fine art printing studio “Artificial Image”, Berlins finest art framer “Bilderrahmen Neumann” and a list of other crafting, cultural and creative companies. Our Berlin artist residency is based on a strong desire to promote global exchange on burning issues of our time. We are wide open regarding media and residency proposals but also do appreciate proposals from artists working on topics such as: Artificial Intelligence & Automation Future of Labour Disrupt Populism Rotten Leadership & Post Democracy Urban Intervention & Public Space Applicants should be willing to engage in the gallery´s program and events. Also the documentation and publishing processes of works in progress, exhibitions etc. which will be shared via the different […]
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.
Berlinerpool Arts Network + Mobile Archive is a continually expanding arts network and mobile physical archive of international artists, curators, art managers and art spaces in Berlin. berlinerpool offers consulting and research services for curators, develops its own projects and participates in exhibitions and events.
Anton Saefkow Platz 13, 10369 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 expression. […]
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 deliberately […]
Ackerstraße 18, 10115 berlin
“La mire est une association qui regroupe principalement des artistes plasticien(ne)s vivant en région Centre – Val de Loire. Soucieuse de faciliter la mobilité des artistes plasticien(ne)s, la mire a mis en place un programme de résidences de recherche et de création à Berlin intitulé A Roof above your Head. La mire collabore depuis 2012 avec le lieu de résidence GlogauAIR, au 16 de la Glogauerstrasse dans le quartier de Kreuzberg à Berlin. C’est un espace partagé, lui-même conçu comme un programme multi-disciplinaire de résidences d’artistes, fondé en 2006 par l’artiste espagnol Chema Alvargonzález.
20 rue des curés 45000 Orléans
“Axel Obiger” opened in September 2009 at Brunnenstraße 29 in Berlin Mitte as space for contemporary art. In addition to the 10 double- shows and 2 curated group shows a year, Axel Obiger presents a supporting program of performances, readings, discussions and artist talks. One key aspect is the collaboration with guest artists, which are staged in a open form of dialog with one artist from the gallery. In this manner the several artistic context and ways to work are elucidated in order to intensify the exchange between different positions. Axel Obiger is tracing scientific discourses in our group shows and open-ended experiments – issues f.e.: Burn Out, sociological icons in body and language, consumption, authorship and identity. Axel Obiger exclusively shows contemporary work.
Brunnenstraße 29, 10119 Berlin, Germany
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Tempelhofer Damm, 12101 Berlin