Alison Matthews is a performance artist and researcher from the United States, creating participatory experiences out of text, song and scenographic environments in exploring intimacy, distance, desire and alienation.
Bianca Tainsh is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. She is known for her meticulously conceptualized and executed multi-media installations that traverse mediums such as digital prints, video, sculpture, commercial fabrication and artist books. Her creative process begins with both theoretical and aesthetic research around a certain topic, which is then channeled into […]
SomoS is pleased to introduce Lara Salmon to its Artist-in-Residence program. The Los Angeles-based artist joins SomoS residency program June-August 2018 in Berlin to expand on her performance work centering on the relationship between longstanding communities and recent migrants to the city. Observing how different cultures are learning to live together, Salmon focuses her project […]
The AIR Network Meetup is an opportunity for resident artists from Artist-in-Residence(AIR) initiatives in Berlin to connect, support and network in an informal way. The format of the gathering can range from lectures, artist talks, work demos, to studio visits. The concept is to provide a forum for visiting artists to get to know each […]
Cité Internationale Des Arts has launched its open call for artistic residencies in Paris; it is open to artists, writers, researchers, cinema directors and curators from all over the word.
Early 2018, SomoS Art House Berlin hosted and exhibited three Young Korean artists from Changwon National University, South Korea, in an academic residency exchange.
An exhibition of the art of two young Korean artists at SomoS gallery space, featuring Dasom Kang (sculpture and painting) and Hyun Soo Cho (painting), showing work produced at SomoS in Berlin as part of a Korean residency cooperation between Keum Art Projects (Berlin), the Changwon National University, Changwon, and SomoS.
Danielle Reid discusses experimental approaches to painting from a female perspective with SomoS Artist-in-Residence Taiwanese painter Chueh Chiao Han, October 22 2017. Chueh Chiao Han’s work explores the complexity of human relationships, social pressures on the individual, psychological factors such as insecurity, validation, anxieties, empowerment, attraction. Her Bataillean depiction of desire and abandon, pushing against […]
Estonian visual artist Alexei Gordin (b. 1989, Tomsk) lives and works in Tallinn. He has studied painting at the Estonian Art Academy. In his sardonic work, he employs different mediums such as painting, drawing, photo, video, and performance. Gordin’s work is informed by the problematic sides of contemporary liberal society that he portrays through ironic […]
Summer 2017 SomoS Artist-in Residence WonJu Kim is a Fiber and Soft Sculpture artist active between South Korea, Europe, and the U.S.A. Her thoughtful and poetic installations explore themes of healing, diversity and memory in a direct and personal way.
Ksenia Yurkova is a Russian interdisciplinary visual artist based in Helsinki. She works primarily with photography, video and artist’s books, and addresses sociological, scholarly, poetic, political topics in her work.
Danish visual artist Aske A. Hvidtfeldt‘s paintings full of Cyborgs explore the look and ideologies surrounding 1920’s industrialism, comparing it to today’s “digital revolution.” His spray-painted works on paper offer an optimistic vision of the “Man Machine.”
SomoS is pleased to introduce new Artist-in-Residence Aske A. Hvidtfeldt, a young visual artist from Denmark. Absurdist, surreal and collage-like, Hvidtfeldt’s airbrushed and inked grayscale cosmology has a distinctly subcultural and irreverent bent. Smartly weaving a web of wide-ranging themes and allusions, involving cyborgs, Metropolis, Kraftwerk, violent politicians, Roy Andersson, Fritz Kahn’s industrialist infographics and […]
Writer and visual artist Amphi/Tryon joined SomoS for a residency August/September 2017. During her Berlin sojourn, Amphi worked on her writing and prepared a reading and exhibition, exploring the relationship between art, feminism, politics, and spirituality.
We are looking forward to work together with Israeli artist Adam Cohn during his August/September 2017 Artist-in-Residency. During his time in Berlin, the young painter will work on a new group of large paintings, extending his recent series of figures in studio settings. Interested in the tension between painting’s surface and the subject of its […]
SomoS welcomes resident researcher, Russian artist Ksenia Yurkova for a one month Berlin residency, Summer 2017, to develop her ongoing research/art project, “Backbone Memories,” dealing with the political aspect of food in relation to extreme historical situations.
SomoS welcomes visual artist Syed Shoaib Mahmood who came to Berlin from India for a four month Artist Residency. He works in mixed media and sculpture. The focus of Mahmood’s current work lies on multimedia installation, pieces that incorporate language, the word and philosophy. They serve as visual metaphors for relationships between people. He […]
Syed Shoaib Mahmood (India) works with mixed media, language, installation and sculpture. Incorporating aesthetic and philosophical questions, his art works serve as visual metaphors for relationships between people.
SomoS proudly presents a special June 21st 2017 Summer solstice reception featuring a work presentation, book launch and artist talk by current Artist-in-Residence, conceptual artist Kama Sokolnicka (PL), marking the conclusion of her creative sojourn at SomoS. Kama Sokolnicka’s book project “The Glare” summarizes the current Berlin period of her work. It incorporates a wealth […]
SomoS Artist-in-Residence Spring 2017, visual artist Kama Sokolnicka was born 1978 in Wroclaw, Poland. She works in painting, drawing, collage, video, books, and site-specific installations. Poetically incorporating various fields of reference in her work, ranging from cosmology to philosophy and sociological syndromes, Sokolnicka’s conceptual metaphysical approach makes use of the principles of collage and montage, […]
SomoS welcomes Anaïs Hazo for a six months Berlin artist residency. The young multidisciplinary artist lives and works between Paris and New-York. Her techniques are drawing, photography, installation and prints. She publishes Fine Art prints and books; and works as freelance art director, fashion stylist, editor and lifestyle- and food consultant.
SomoS is happy to welcome visual artist Isabel Ramos (UK) to its Artist-in-Residence program. The young artist works across disciplines, employing and combining mediums such as video, VR, performance, choreography and installation. Ramos uses the body to explore its position and traces in our increasingly accelerating technological age. She develops solo projects as well as […]
SomoS welcomes Nina Hong (Seoul) to its artistic community. The visual artist, who works in installation and painting, joined SomoS Art House in March 2017 to begin a three-month residency. In her work, Nina Hong explores the subject of female social status and behavior.
Somos is excited to welcome its latest Artist-In-Residence Natusha Croes, who has joined us from Aruba. Natusha Croes During her three month stay at SomoS, Natusha Croes is developing a new Berlin piece marrying unconventional music production, performance, poetics and storytelling through the interaction with inanimate objects found in her environment. Visual artist/composer Hans Muller […]
Since 2015, Natusha Croes has been focusing on creating projects ingeniously combining unconventional music production, performance, poetry and storytelling through the interaction with inanimate objects found in her environment. Natusha Croes creates music compositions with a visual affinity; manipulating the sound of organic pieces through digital means such as loop machines and music production softwares. […]
Angela Flury is a writer, scholar, speaker & educator interested in translation studies, genre fiction, world literature, visual studies and cinema.
We interviewed SomoS artist-in-residence, Diego Miguel, to discover more about his artistic practice, his life, and his choices as a politically engaged artist. Diego Miguel in his SomoS atelier (Photo courtesy Zack Soltes) Interview by Charlotte Griffon SomoS: Could you briefly introduce yourself, and tell us something about your background. Diego Miguel: I’m Diego Miguel, […]
SomoS welcomes Rotterdam-based visual artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh who stays at SomoS as part of a SomoS’ mini residency. Wendelien has kept close ties to Berlin after her DAAD Residency in 2014, using one of SomoS studios as a base for her Berlin projects. Wendelien van Oldenborgh works with film/video- and slide installation, subtly reflecting […]
Born in Brazil and raised in Brooklyn, painter Diego Miguel has been active as creative director, art director and designer for fifteen years. Since the last five years, while living in NYC, he has been developing his own personal creative projects and eventually decided to quit his design career and get on the road to […]
SomoS is pleased to welcome Brazilian Artist and Art Director Diego Miguel as our new Artist-in-Residence! Diego Miguel – Photo: Roman Zakrevsky After a six-month journey that brought him to Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Miguel has settled in Berlin for the next two months. Based partly on the materials he collected on this journey, […]
SomoS presents “Phantomatic- Nowhere to be Seen,” an exhibition of photographs featuring the work of SomoS Fall 2015 artist-in-residence Pauline Alioua. The portfolio of 44 b&w photographs traces the melancholic trajectory between loss and new beginnings. During her residency at SomoS, Pauline finished and prepared her latest series of photographs influenced by her individual perspective […]
November 4, 2015 from 6-9pm SomoS hosts a presentation of the MultiMadeira Artist in Residence Program 2015/16, providing Berlin-based artists with information on this attractive opportunity. The initiators of the MultiMadeira AIR will present an introduction to their project and answer any questions. Also present will be local artists who took part in 2013 edition. […]
IMPRINT, on view at SomoS Art House from October 1st – October 17th, 2015 presents the work of two young collage artists, David Woodward (Canada) and SomoS Summer 2015 Artist-in-Residence Ingrid Bittar (Brazil). The exhibition traces how these artists inventive use of heritage, history, and nostalgia create very personal and intimate narratives. These international artists […]
Brazilian artist Ingrid Bittar works in collage and embroidery. Her detailed work reflects on themes of identity, heritage, domestic life and migration.
Indexing artistic responses to the weight of cumulative history and cultural givens, the “Imprint” collage exhibition is the first of a new series at SomoS charting innovations in this technique. It presents international artists who explore new dimensions and expand the medium’s possibilities and associations. “Imprint” presents the work of two young collage artists, David […]
Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek have collaborated intensively since 1994, documenting the dress codes of various social groups, first in their highly multicultural hometown Rotterdam (Netherlands), later internationally. Marked by a keen eye for detail and sly humor, the sober photography series’ inspiration goes back as far as August Sander and the […]