Interviews

Off space, artist run space, project space, independent, non-profit, temporary, contemporary, avant-garde, hype, playground, cool…yeah yeah. But what do we really know about Berlin’s cultural spaces and the people behind them? We're introducing them to you, one by one.

  • by Adela Lovric, 21 Sep 2018
    The work of Finnish artist Aurora Reinhard is built upon different observations and theories on gender and sexuality. When asked why she keeps exploring these topics, Aurora sincerely answers –  „It is not my decision“. Although contradictory at first, the answer makes sense when looking at...
  • by Adela Lovric, 17 Sep 2018
    While anticipating the Berlin Art Week and its many interrelated exhibitions and events, we reached out to the Rotterdam-based artist Evelyn Taocheng Wang (born 1981 in Chengdu, China) to talk about her upcoming show titled "What is he afraid of?“ at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art. The exhibition,...
  • Pierre Granoux — 2017 Courtesy of Klaus Killisch
    by Sarie Nijboer, 14 Jun 2018
    The name LAGE EGAL has become well known within the Berlin art scene. Over the past 8 years, artist-curator Pierre Granoux has been developing many curatorial projects, aiming to offer a space for production and wider visibility to artists. We spoke to Granoux about his program, his fascination for word play (the word...
  • by Julianne Cordray, 31 May 2018
    We met with District Berlin's current studio grant holder, Karina Griffith, whose practice comprises film and installation, often in tandem, as well as curatorial projects and organizing talks, conferences and events within the frame of her current research on Black authorship in German cinema. A field of...
  • by Julianne Cordray, 27 Apr 2018
    Initiated in 2015, the large-scale group exhibition organized by artists Jonas Burgert, John Isaacs, Christian Achenbach, Zhivago Duncan, Andrej Golder, Andreas Mühe and David Nicholson under the name of Artist Weekend, is taking place for the second time over this year’s Gallery Weekend. NGORONGORO II...
  • by Julianne Cordray, 19 Apr 2018
    Gallery Weekend brings a densely packed schedule of exhibition openings and events to Berlin each year. It’s a time when bustling crowds flood Potsdamer Strasse and the like, weaving in and out of the many spaces that open their doors with new exhibitions, performances, events and parties. It’s a lot of...
  • by Adela Lovric, 22 Mar 2018
    In her multimedia work, the Berlin-born artist Yvon Chabrowski deals with the visual formulas of contemporary media, which she decontextualizes to uncover its mechanisms and manipulation strategies. Her sculptural video installations and performances are at the centre of her practice. For her current series of works,...
  • by Julianne Cordray, 17 Mar 2018
    We had the opportunity to meet with Dorothée Nilsson, who opened her space on the gallery-lined Potsdamer Straβe last fall. Arriving at the gallery, its storefront window wrapping around two sides – offering a panoramic view of the bustling street – she first walked us through the current...
  • by Adela Lovric, 15 Mar 2018
    Zilberman Gallery's presence is hardly news to anyone—the Berlin branch of the originally Istanbul-based gallery was warmly welcomed almost two years ago, and has since established itself as an exciting hub for young contemporary art. The gallery's twofold aim – to promote contemporary artists from...
  • Image credits: Ece Pazarbaşı
    by Sarie Nijboer, 12 Mar 2018
    Her experiences in the art world, as well as an interest in supporting fellow curators, artists, and art administrators has brought Berlin-based Turkish curator Ece Pazarbaşı to start the Berlin Art Grant Clinic. It is a clinic specialised in giving you knowledge on how to write a good application, but also teaching...
  • by bpigs team, 2 Mar 2018
    The Polish artist Malwina Niespodziewana recently exhibited her latest series Comic Gold Haribo at Maniere Noire in Berlin. In the 30 drawings, the artist explores scenes drawn from her work, her family and her surroundings, while at the same time addressing universal themes. The apparently minimalist layout of her...
  • by Adela Lovric, 21 Feb 2018
    With the newly commissioned curators Lena Johanna Reisner and Sylvia Sadzinski, Galerie im Turm takes on a new direction. Their two-year curatorial mandate kicked off earlier this month with “Third Lung”, a solo exhibition of the Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa. The show resonates...
  • Image Credits: Philip Kojo Metz
    by Sarie Nijboer, 24 Jan 2018
    What started with a reenactment of a WOI battlefield in Cameroon between Germany and France has now developed into an ongoing project that alludes to several important topics, such as the effects of postcolonialism on identity, economics, politics and more. Documentation of the project Mimicry Games by Ghanaian-...
  • by Julianne Cordray, 30 Nov 2017
    In anticipation of NOME Gallery's group exhibition, Evidentiary Realism, we spoke with curator Paolo Cirio about his development of the concept, the aesthetics of presenting and revealing evidence, and his own investigatory process of putting together an exhibition of investigative art practice.  When...
  • by Adela Lovric, 23 Nov 2017
    Three buses are towering vertically into today's bright blue sky over the 18th of March Square in the historical center of Berlin. Even from afar, you can already see "Monument“, the disputed installation by the 32-year-old German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni, through the pillars of the Brandenburg Gate...
  • by Julianne Cordray, 15 Nov 2017
    We met with artist Paul McDevitt, who runs Farbvision – an elaborately tiled storefront space in which he invites individual artists to present focused exhibitions of their work. With its multi-layered past, some of which is still visible, the space itself reflects McDevitt's aims to foster an environment...
  • by Julianne Cordray, 14 Oct 2017
    Marie DuPasquier's project space Display, and related curatorial work, takes an open, flexible approach to exhibitions – allowing the process to unfold and remain susceptible to unexpected interactions and variations. She spoke to us about the importance of collaboration between people and space within her...
  • Image courtesy Nadira Husain and PSM Gallery
    by Sarie Nijboer, 6 Oct 2017
    The cover of the Bpigs September/October 2017 Issue is shining bright with a contribution by the Berlin based French/Indian artist Nadira Husain. We spoke with the artist about her current show "Rider, Path, and Vehicle" at the brand new location of PSM Gallery that is filled with an installation of...

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