Topic: Activism

From trans-activism to refugee assistance to Situationist interventions – An overview of those artists who worked or presented their work at SomoS Berlin who incorporate activism and political themes/goals in their art.

The Kreuzberg Underground Comic Showcase at SomoS gallery.

Kreuzberg Underground Comic Showcase

Thursday, December 20th, 2018, SomoS Resident Artist Christopher Sperandio hosts a day filled with artist talks, comics, and a comics making workshop. Indulge in comic sales and find the perfect last minute holiday gift. The event is permeable, inviting guests to weave in and out of the space, coming and going as they please to […]

Allesandré Petzer's Black & White photo made in Berlin Charlottenburg presents a grainy architectural detail.

Alessandré Petzer

Summer 2018, South African print- and performance artist Alessandré Petzer took part in SomoS’ Visiting Researchers Residency. As a multidisciplinary artist, her work spans media such as etching and photography, and also imbues performative elements to sculpture, painting and printmaking.

Lena Chen

Writer, visual artist and activist Lena Chen (previously Elle Peril) (b. 1987, San Francisco) explores women’s identity and trauma through performance and text. One of the earliest documented cases of “revenge porn”, Chen embarked on a five-year experiment living under an alternate identity as nude model “Elle Peril” to reclaim agency over her image and […]

Christopher Sperandio at SomoS -Zack X Soltes

Christopher Sperandio

Frequent SomoS collaborator and guest Christopher Sperandio is an acclaimed visual artist, educator, graphic novelist and TV producer currently working in Houston, Texas. His art activities take their inspiration from conceptual art and political activism of the 1960s and take the form of comic books, billboards, TV programs, or painting installations.

Christopher Sperandio - Pinko Joe or Run! The Old World is Behind You!

Pinko Joe or Run! The Old World is Behind You! – Christopher Sperandio

February 23, 2017, 7pm, SomoS Artist-in-Residence Winter 2017, Social Art practitioner, writer, educator and producer Christopher Sperandio presents his current work-in-progress on his graphic novels and will conduct a video-assisted artist talk about his work. With poster/newspaper release.

Christopher Sperandio by Zack X Soltes

Welcoming SomoS Artist-in-Residence Christopher Sperandio

SomoS Art House is delighted to welcome acclaimed visual artist, writer and producer Christopher Sperandio for a three month artist residency. Sperandio’s art activities are part of Social Practice—an underknown art form rooted in the Conceptual Art and political activism of the 1960s.