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      On 400 qm SomoS hosts several living ateliers, guest rooms, an exhibition/artistic project space of 120 qm; a 110 qm semi-public salon/kitchen area.

      The living studios are suitable for various disciplines and purposes and are equipped with working table, chairs, couch, workbench and professional led light. The international residents have a range of art equipment and tools at their disposal and are accompanied in their projects by a team of curators.

      SomoS is well-prepared for artistic and cultural events like talks, presentations, workshops, conferences etc.


      Indian female artist invigilating an art exhibition while a black visitor views her art installation.
      Young persons sitting on a gallery floor playing a floor-based art game involving a net by Marcia Vaitsman.
      Cycle - joint workshop/performance at SomoS
      Marguerite Harris in front of her welded sculptures representing globes, during an AIR work presentation at SomoS, August 2017
      Christopher Sperandio at SomoS -Zack X Soltes
      Portfolio critique session with Mari Nagem at SomoS
      Casey Jenkins - Waste Not, performance, SomoS 2017 (Photo: Stef
      Marguerite Harris
      Curatorial Internship
      Maria Guta
      Natusha Croes
      Gallery Walk - 4th Global Diplomacy Lab © Bea Rodrigues/TRBM; Troublemakers Photography
      Marguerite Harris

      SomoS 소모스 소개

      SomoS’ 사명은 혁신적인 예술, 전시, 교육, 창의적 협력을 위해 국제적인 오픈 프레임워크를 만드는 것입니다.

      이 선정한 베를린의 가장 흥미로운 예술 프로젝트 조직 중 하나로서 SomoS Art House는 예술 제작, 프리젠테이션 및 반영을 위한 공간 및 자원을 제공합니다.

      SomoS finds meaning in a pragmatic innovative hybrid of art-presentation, production, education and reflection that engages with, and celebrates an ever-changing community; living and working together in a multi-generational, multi-cultural setting.

      Organizing an Artist-in-Residency program and an ambitious exhibition and event schedule, SomoS closely works with artists, organizers and curators to realize their projects. SomoS’ mission is to create an international open framework for innovative arts and creative cooperation.


      Selected by Artslant Magazine as one of Berlin’s most interesting alternative art spaces, SomoS provides a spacious exhibition hall, ateliers housing an international Artist-in-Residence program, a multipurpose area; and workshop- and media production facilities.

      SomoS is situated on the first floor of a 1890’s mixed residential/commercial building on Kottbusser Damm 95 in the popular creative area dubbed Kreuzkölln, where the Kreuzberg and Neukölln neighborhoods meet. The historic space was originally built as a early 20th century Kaffeehaus. It has through the years seen use as an erotic cinema complex, pool hall and atelier, until its ruinous remains were reimagined into SomoS in 2012 by architect Tiago Oudman of Studio Kunchi.

      SomoS’ organizers have extensive experience in curating, exhibition- and art educational programming, audio-, media- and visual art. At SomoS’ location the creative projects of the former art space Kunstraum Richard Sorge (2008-2011) are continued; embedded in a broader practice, involving creative cooperation, art production and education.

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      SomoS logo design by Otávio Santiago.

      Kottbusser Damm 95
      10967 Berlin

      Public visiting hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 2pm to 7pm
      (only during exhibitions)
      and by appointment.

      Transport: The subway line U8 station Schönleinstrasse (exit Schinkestrasse) is at SomoS’ doorstep, as is the N8 Nightbus stop. It is a short meter walk from subway station U-Bahnhof Kottbusser Tor (subway line U1).


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