June 17th 2018, 7pm SomoS resident artist, French-Canadian painter Magalie Guérin will share with us the visual, intellectual and emotional aspects of her abstract painting process. The talk will be held in English, Entry Free

Initiated and curated by Zona Dynamic / Vincent Chomaz & Eliza Goldox, “PALA Lab” brings together artists and collectives from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Berlin to work on projects based on notions of change, transition, and transformation. PALA creates a temporary space of co-creation and critical exchange, while proposing an extensive program of public talks, an on-going symposium on and about collective making, collective working, and collective being.


Alexei Gordin
Bianca Tainsh
Alessandré Petzer
Angela Flury
Lara Salmon
Magalie Guérin
Anahita Norouzi
Anne Frobeen
Anna Laing-Fraser
Joaquin Margulis Luchsinger
Mari Nagem
Anastasia Leonova
Syed Shoaib Mahmood
Todd Reece Johnson
Kang Dasom
Cho Hyan Soo
Seung Joon Choi


South African print and performance artist Alessandré Petzer takes part in SomoS’ Visiting Researchers Residency. She will access the Berlin Adrian Piper archive in Berlin. An artist and philosopher, Piper worked as an academic critically debating the institution. Petzer’s research project compares Piper’s observations to current decolonial and transformational student movements.
Bianca Tainsh is a visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. She is known for her meticulously conceptualized and executed multi-disciplinary installations. Her work positions itself within contemporary paradigms such as culture, science, consumerism, politics, history, the Internet and the links between them, encouraging the viewer to reflect on current societal dilemmas.
Angela Flury, associate professor in the English department at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA, is a writer, scholar, speaker and educator interested in the history of the novel, genre fiction, world literature, translation studies, visual studies and cinematic narratives. She returns to SomoS as part of its Visiting Researchers Program, devoting her time and energy to the preparation of her academic courses and to her novel-in-progress “Berlin Cards & Crimes.”
Lara Salmon will spend June-August 2018 in Berlin to expand on her performance work focusing on the relationship between longstanding communities and recent migrants to Berlin and how this relates to a global context of human movement.
Chicago-based French-Canadian painter Magalie Guérin (1973) joins SomoS May-July 2018 in Berlin, where she will conduct visual and intellectual research for the development of her abstractions. After absolving a residency at the Marfa Texas Chinati Foundation, Guérin is curious to see how the difference in landscape and cultural context will affect her work.
Curator Anastasia Leonova comes to Berlin from Ukraine for for a curatorial residency of intensive networking and research, leading towards a final exhibition project that will explore what it means to be a local artist operating in a globalized and interconnected culture.

Kottbusser Damm 95
10967 Berlin

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