Routine + Happiness — Mari Nagem & Joaquin Margulis Luchsinger
Open 16.05.2018 to: 26.05.2018 2-7pm
The stick and the carrot make the world go round. In their duo show, Routine & Happiness, artists Joaquin Margulis Luchsinger (Chile) & Mari Nagem (Brazil) contrast the dutiful monotony of everyday life with a quest for the idea of happiness, employing such techniques as video, sound art, multimedia, painting and installation.
Loneliness Online – Sergey Melnitchenko
For this exhibition at SomoS, Sergey Melnitchenko (b. 1991, Ukraine) shares his series titled “Loneliness Online.” The series is a sociocultural and aesthetic research on pathogenicity in social networks, caused by the social psychological trauma of isolation.
Curated by Anastasia Leonova
Curatorial Essay by Anastasia Leonova & Brooke Mason Cheney
Opening: June 6, 6–9pm
Duration: June 7–16, Tues-Sat 2–7pm

Un_Becoming – Open Call for ArtOpen Call for Art
For the “Un_becoming” group exhibition, taking place October 23-28 2018 at SomoS Art House in Berlin, the SomoS curatorial team is calling for submissions for performative projects and ephemeral installations as critical and radical responses to the following themes:
• The overlapping of sexualized and gendered bodies with technology.
• The intersections between transhumanism and/or critical posthumanism with technology, pornography and eroticism.
• Dystopian and utopian perspectives on our technologically mediated view of sexuality.
Deadline: May 31st, 2018, 7pm. more->

Listen to an audio/text excerpt of Artist-in-Residence writer/educator Angela Flury‘s novel-in-progress Berlin Cards & Crimes. Her text takes up themes such as translation, our multilingual world, psycho-geography and the genre of the Berlin novel.



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


Chicago-based French-Canadian painter Magalie Guérin (1973) joins SomoS May-July 2018 in Berlin, where she will conduct visual, intellectual and emotional research for the development of her abstractions. After absolving a residency at the Marfa Texas Chinati Foundation, Guérin will continue her work in Berlin, curious to see how the difference in landscape and cultural context will affect her work.
Interdisciplinary artist Anahita Norouzi will join SomoS’ residency program May-June in Berlin to work on her project “They Are Neither Dead Nor Alive: A Study on the Deformed Bodies” which looks at the body as a political artifact which the power has control to mark, train, and punish: how does the state control and discipline the body through its institutions–prison, hospital, and school? Norouzi (04/06/1983), who is originally from Iran and now lives between Iran and Montreal Canada, has developed an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating video and performance in her recent projects.
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.
Visual artist Mari Nagem joins SomoS from March until June 2018 to concentrate on new work that explores her own interpretation of the cultural conditions surrounding our desire to be happy and the ways we strive to express that to other people in our day-to-day life or through social media.
Sound-artist and painter Joaquin Margulis Luchsinger joins us March-June 2018 to concentrate on new work that critiques the expectation of instant gratification in today’s society while exploring the interruption of routine.
An artist, designer, and researcher working at the intersection of behavioral research, ergonomic design and sculpture, Anne Frobeen spends April-June 2018 in Berlin to expand on her recent work exploring sensory needs in contemporary urban life.

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