SomoS Artist-in-Residence Paula Valenzuela (b. May 2nd 1988) is an abstract painter and installation artist from Santiago de Chile, who uses painting as a way to depict and interact with the landscape.
Working primarily with installation, Ukrainian artist Daniil Galkin looks directly towards the experience of individuals within political systems rife with tension, control and oppression.
Between February 26th-29th, 2020 SomoS presents the video installation Imagining Something Unknown, in which Japanese Artist Manami Uetake ponders the (im)possibility of commemorating the Fukushima disaster.
SomoS starts 2020 on an experimental and democratic note, presenting Belgian visual artist Jan Verbruggen’s solo exhibition Thesauros, The Treasury.
In her solo exhibition titled “Spiegel/반사!,” Korean visual artist Black Jaguar uses performance, fashion, video and drawing to deflect misogyny.
The Empathische Tribunale group show presents painting, drawing, photography, comics, tape-art, sculpture, installation and performance by artist group “Die Kette.”
SomoS Artist-in-Residence Belgian visual artist and educator Jan Verbruggen works in a number of mediums; primarily painting, drawing and installation, as a way to gain control of the over-stimulation we experience in daily life.
In our increasingly digital age, the art of Un_Real Desires participant Miriam Poletti reflects a human subjectivity that is subject to a constant stream of interactions, both virtual and physical.
Rexy Tseng (Taiwan, 1986) is an internationally active visual artist who works primarily with the media of installation and painting. In Tseng’s art we can see two ways of working that share similar concerns: installation and painting. In the installations, the artist uses technology to cast an ironic and playful gaze at human relations within […]
In times where the borders between the physical and the virtual are becoming increasingly blurred, SomoS’ Un_Real Desires group show explores the effects of the imbrication of technology, desire and erotica.
In her solo exhibition Garb-Age, multimedia artist Shraddha Borawake (IN) scavenges the material and mental trash, baggage and discarded elements of science, spirituality and art.
Shraddha Borawake is a visual artist from Pune, India. In her multifaceted work, she traces the complexities of the relations and entanglements between objects, people and histories.
“Touch me Tenderly” is a solo exhibition by Sophie Morrow (AU), with dance performance Americum by invited artists Ainsley Tharp (USA) and Nathaniel Moore (USA). Both works involve the body, sexuality, sensuality and their links to broader society in a dynamic similar to Barthes’ readerly/writerly theory.
SomoS Artist-in-Residence Ivetta Sunyoung Kang is a Montreal-based South Korean multidisciplinary artist. She unearths and recontextualizes the memories and ideologies imprinted in found analog film footage.
Multidisciplinary artist Dongyan Chen (Singapore) uses text, image and sound together in montages as a process of remaking and reconstructing memories.
Bianca Tainsh is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2018 she took part in SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence program.
The Un_becoming group exhibition, taking place October 23rd – November 3rd, 2018 at SomoS Berlin (coinciding with the Berlin PornfilmFestival) interweaves dystopian and utopian perspectives on our technologically mediated view of sexuality and society.
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.
Jonas Blume is a Berlin-based conceptual video and installation artist. His art is centered around the theme of the relationship between online and offline self, and how existence in each realm spawns a multidimensional identity that is neither entirely virtual, nor limited to IRL (in real life) personae. When an individual can exist as multiple […]
Joaquin Margulis Luchsinger was born in Santiago, Chile in 1990. He graduated with maximum distinction from Escuela de Artes Visuales de la Universidad Finisterrae. Luchsinger’s work is driven by constant use of and experimentation with sound. He divides his artistic production into two lines of work: Looking for the sound through the object and applying […]
Within “The Beholder” group exhibition, organized in conjunction with the acclaimed PornFilmFestival Berlin, SomoS Art House presents performative projects and ephemeral installations as critical responses to the notions of erotic fantasy, consumption of images, and the spectatorship and voyeurism of sexuality in our mediated society. “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder” is a […]
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.
In her installation Uncanny Valley, American Multi-media artist Erin Mitchell transformed SomoS’ exhibition space into an immersive installation that physically recreated the idealized natural imagery of screensavers and desktop wallpapers. Bringing the digital into the analog realm in a literal way, Mitchell encourages us to question our relationships with personal technology and redefine our perspectives and movements within these two often competing realities.
Multidisciplinary artist Hagoromo Okamoto creates performances and installations which incorporate photography, film and video, addressing topics such as memory, trauma and the father figure on both a personal as well as cultural level.
By way of drawing a psychogram of a distinctly East-German brand of authoritarian paternalism, Hagoromo Okamoto’s installation Ich habe noch nicht mal gefrühstückt applies a Japanese gaze to German-style anxiety.
Between June 23-25, 2017 SomoS presents the group exhibition “Neues Dasein” in which four international artists, Isabel Ramos (UK), Anais Hazo (FR/USA), Miriam van Beurden (NL), and Kalle Kuikkaniemi (FIN) set up immersive performative installations to explore concepts surrounding the self, human interaction and simulation. Through (virtual) reality simulations, the “Neues Dasein” group show celebrates […]
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 Artist-in-Residence Anaïs Hazo was born 1989 in Paris; Hazo lives and works between Paris, Berlin and New-York. She considers the broad variety of her chosen media (drawing, photography, installation…) as a whole that she uses to focus on life and reality. In between fine arts and design, she has been working in many creative fields: […]
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 […]
Visual artist Isabel Ramos works in a multi-disciplinary way, employing and combining mediums such as video, New-Media, VR, participatory 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 working as part of the UK based “Keiken Collective.” […]
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.
The starting point of Korean installation artist Nina Hong’s work is questioning femininity, especially Korean femininity.
With “Agnieszka Rowińska – Afterimage,” SomoS presented the solo exhibition the young Polish Artist-in-Residence prepared during her 2017 stay at SomoS Art House in Berlin.
Jezella Pigott is a visual artist specializing in drawing, video, and installation. Her practice draws on the history of female anthropology.
Through the fusion of found objects, natural elements, and scientific mediums, Sadie Weis creates interactive and immersive installations. The US artist has been based in Berlin for many years, and it is here in her studio that she developed her singular technique of metamorphizing objects through a self-developed crystallization process. Influenced by the occult, the […]
Graham Guy-Robinson is a British artist, based at KARST, an artist-run space in Plymouth, UK and member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. ‘Indeterminate Object,’ a sculpture from his ‘Temporary Fence’ series is installed at Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London. The artist is currently in receipt of an Arts Council England Research and Development Grant. […]
Participants in SomoS’ 2016 Custom Paradise group exhibition, Mexican visual artists Alejandra Baltazares and Helena Hernández work and live in Berlin. They work together in their collective art project “Goldankauf – Das Kollektiv.”
SomoS Art House Berlin presents the “Custom Paradise” group exhibition as a response to image consumption and voyeurism of sexuality in mediated society.
In her 2016 solo exhibition Film is Un/Dead at SomoS arts Berlin, Paris-based American visual artist, experimental filmmaker and writer Marguerite Harris combines a personal re-imagining of the legacy of Expanded Cinema with inclusive Social Art strategies.
In her work, American artist Marguerite Harris merges dated techniques such as analog 35mm film material, analog projection, or video signals with newer editing and computer graphing techniques, creating hybrid installation pieces that re-imagine the traditions of Expanded Cinema and Social Art trough the lens of her Black heritage.
Open Call: ‘Custom Paradise’ Exhibition October 2016 Custom Paradise Open Call 2016 Organized by SomoS Art House Deadline: August 31, 2016 Application Fee: none Organized in conjunction with the acclaimed Porn FilmFestival Berlin, now in its 11th year, SomoS Art House is calling for submissions for performative projects and ephemeral installations as critical responses to […]
In the frame of the 2016 Pictoplasma Festival, artist and illustrator Merijn Hos presents his “I’m Ghost” Installation at SomoS in a duo show together with artist Guillaume Kashima.
In his installations, wall pieces and sculptural work, Nándor Angstenberger demonstrates the principle that the most fantastical vision can be based on the accumulation and inventive combination of the most mundane elements. In their masterfully controlled expansiveness his elaborate sculptures and installations convey worlds evolving from within themselves, ideas grown into accumulating and ever expanding matter.
SomoS presents sculpture by Goran Tomcic & Nándor Angstenberger, that are expressions of process, labor, and everyday materials, but that combine to produce awe-inspiring results.
Berlin-based Japanese multimedia artist Ink Agop‘s solo exhibition “Overlooking I” at SomoS Art House is founded on the performances she developed and recorded during her 2014-2015 ComPeung Artist-in-Residency at Chiang Mai, Thailand, on the theme of Shamanism. This project accumulates in the “Overlooking I” installation, consisting of video projection and kinetic sculptures made out of […]
As part of his ZEIX Lab Berlin faux fashion emporium, artist Jérôme Chazeix builds large boutique-like installations that incorporate photography, design, murals, music videos, performance, and sculpture.
Larissa Fassler participated in the 2013 SomoS’ group show Allgemeinplätze + Nahaufnahmen, which by and large took its cue from her work: the poetic, private experience of public urban and architectural space, and an obsessive, quirky old school interpretation and mapping of some of its aspects. We shape architecture, then architecture and dystoptian surroundings shape […]
Betty Böhm was born in 1979 in Reutingen and lives and works in Berlin. For the exhibition, Tropicana 404, on display at SomoS in January and February 2015, Betty presents work from her multidisciplinary series “The Royal Hawaiians”, which she created in 2014, following her experience at the eponymous hotel in Baker, California. Böhm describes […]
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 […]