Multidisciplinary artist Janka Smetanina is committed to the idea that art bears social responsibility. Through performance, video installation and painting, she demonstrates how private and public influence, transform, construct, represent and deconstruct our reality. Her varied education and technical skills allow her to explore a variety of mediums and artistic narratives. Smetanina’s paintings series No […]
The Bodily group exhibition at SomoS offered fresh perspectives on portraiture and the body, presenting photography, painting, drawing, sculpture by Ioanna Natsikou, Luiza Schiavo, Moran Sanderovich, Ileana Pascalau and Hanae Moreno.
Cinema Conversación LGBTQ* #4 Screening & Artist Talk Featuring Lily Scherlis, Nora Smith and Anna-Lea Schmitt For the fourth edition of the Cinema Conversación LGBTQ* series of film screenings/artist’s talks, taking place Friday, January 11th 2019, 7pm, SomoS proudly presents an evening of queer cinema and conversation, curated by Zsombor Bobák. Presenting the work of […]
The multi-disciplinary work of SomoS Artist-in-Residence Jacob Antony (Australia) includes installation, photography, performance, multimedia imagery and text, exploring the subject of gender and identity politics.
SomoS is pleased to host the 78th edition of the Scope Sessions. Scope is a meeting point for the creative and the curious, a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting. Each session, two guest artists are invited to present a project, a concept, a process or an experience. The presentations are short, […]
SomoS Art House presents the performance “Transbiology” by Teo Vlad in the second installment of the Cinema Conversación program. Come to see a personal reflection on the polemics of gender identity_ies in a unique mix of film, contemporary dance, and performance. Cinema Conversación Cinema Conversación aims to bring the audience in direct dialogue with artists […]
Australian artist Lyndal Walker’s work is multidisciplinary, varying from installation to photography to fashion-related works and wearable art. It traces the construction of images, gender roles and our relationship to time.
Casey Jenkins is an Australian performance-, installation- and community engagement artist exploring concepts of intimacy and identity.
Sensitive emotions have always been Yao Cong’s inspiration. He intends to explore the existing modes of gender, sexuality and identity politics. Through reconfiguring the language of desire, anxiety, and authority into a new fluid, hybrid structure, he creates immersive works which employ hazy, poetic and sharp aesthetics by diverse media such as moving image, physical […]
Stéphane Morey (CH) is visual and media anthropologist interest in gender, sexuality and pornography. Since 2012, he co-organizes the annual alternative-porn film festival “La Fête du Slip” in Lausanne. Born in Sierra Leone to a Swiss evangelical missionary family, Stéphane Morey grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he studied Social Sciences at the Université de […]
Berlin filmmaker and photographer J.Jackie Baier has produced an impressive oeuvre of rough and poetic images of queer and transgender life in Berlin.
Johanna Schweizer was born in 1946 in Enschede, Netherlands. She lives and works in Breda, Netherlands, and teaches Ceramics. In the Netherlands, Schweizer is sometimes – lazily – described as the Dutch Louise Bourgeois. This may refer to the surrealist and sexual aspects of her work; her perseverance and consistent vision; or the long time […]
In ancient cultures certain animals, rituals, moral attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, sicknesses or even bodily fluids were all considered unclean. Still today, collective preconceived opinions or feelings, either favorable or unfavorable, have a great impact on society and the individual. SomoS Art House dedicates its June 2014 program to the theme of “uncleanliness.” Unclean presents works […]
The reception at SomoS takes place after the Berlin premiere of J.Jackie Baier’s new documentary Julia at the Pornfilmfestival at Moviemento Cinema, opposite SomoS. Julia was premiered at the Giorni Degli Autori/Venice Days August 31, 2013 and met with instant enthusiasm and broad media interest, E. Nina Rothe of the Huffington Post eloquently remarking how […]
During the Berlin Pornfilmfestival, October 23-27th 2013, which, after Panorama, has become the city’s largest platform for narrative, documentary and experimental cinema about sexuality and identity, SomoS presents Rule 34, a group exhibition of similarly innovative artistic positions. In internet folklore, Rule 34 stipulates that anything thinkable can be made into porn, or probably already […]
“In Between” is a movement based performance that uses dance and actions to navigate our exploration of the “in between.” It is composed of two separate pieces which explore questions of race and gender identities. It challenges norms, the binary and established expectations in subjects that lie close to the artists’ hearts both personally and […]