Introducing SomoS Artist-in-Residence Alexandre Baptista

New Social Practice

from: 01.05.2017   to: 31.07.2017

SomoS is pleased to welcome Alexandre Baptista from São Paulo, Brazil for a three months’ artist residency. Baptista works with text, installation, photography, and social media. He joined SomoS Art House in May 2017 to expand his ongoing project “Social words / ME”.

During the residency at SomoS, Baptista will dive deeper into his ongoing project “Social words / ME.” He aims to produce “inter-texts” between different languages (German/English/Portuguese) considering translation as an inner experience of the world. His “inter-texts” are released into the streets and on social media where they confront the general audience with the signs of daily life.

Part of his project “Social words / ME” will be presented in the exhibition Reflexive, at SomoS on July 2017 by way of mixed media, installation and video.


Alexandre Baptista homepage


SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence Program

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SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence Program offers cultivated, supportive and stimulating surroundings to international visiting artists, curators, researchers and academics wishing to realize an artistic project in Berlin. The residency, normally completed within three months, is focused on production, experience, critical discourse, networking, and local participation. Staying at SomoS, participants become a part of a thriving artistic community with an active exhibition and event program and will easily and swiftly become well-acquainted with the creative, networked city that is Berlin. More info about SomoS’ artist residencies