In his solo exhibition “A short trip from Disneyland to the Sublime,” visual artist Syed Shoaib Mahmood searches for sculpture’s essence between the mental and material.
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.
Galerie van Cauwelaert Berlin invited SomoS to select some of its associated artists for inclusion in their gallery’s Positions Berlin Art Fair presentation. The artists are Nándor Angstenberger, Goran Tomcic, Todd Reece Johnson and Winston Chmielinski and Moran Sanderovich, with Alexei Gordin taking part in the “Positions Selection.”
Linda Post is an US-American multimedia artist and educator who explores the sculptural limits of time-based media via video, installation, sculpture, audio, and photography. Her work is often site-specific, involving psychogeographic mental and aesthetic explorations; a choreography of the everyday; and the creation of links across time and space.
Lyndal Walker’s work addresses the construction of images, gender roles and our relationship to time. Fashion, as reference, subject matter and context have been important to her work which emerges out of an ambivalent relationship to consumer culture. Walker’s artistic output is multidisciplinary, varying from installation to photography to fashion-related works and wearable art. Her […]
In the photography exhibition presented by SomoS Art House in Berlin, Sergey Melnitchenko (b. 1991, Ukraine) shares his series titled “Loneliness Online.” The series is a sociocultural research on pathogenicity in social networks, caused by the psychological effects of isolation. In this solo presentation curated by Anastasia Leonova, Melnitchenko casts a cool gaze on his […]
Sergey Melnitchenko is a rising star of the Ukrainian underground photography community, fearlessly seeking out challenging subjects such as masculinity in Ukraine, the secretive backstage world of showgirls in China, and queer, transgender, and other marginalized identities throughout the world. His deep immersion in these topics allows him to photograph his subjects at their most […]
SomoS is pleased to present the photography exhibition “Treading water” by Australian visual artist Todd Reece Johnson taking place between February 16 – 24 2018. In his work, Johnson employs inventive experimental analog techniques to investigate the malleability of the photographic image. In Berlin, he produced a new segment of this ongoing photographic project, ‘Treading […]
SomoS is pleased to welcome Australian artist and university lecturer Todd Reece Johnson who will join us for a three month project-based Artist Residency, beginning December 2017. Johnson employs inventive analogue techniques to investigate the malleability of the photographic image. In Berlin, he will produce and present a photographic project and exhibition, “Fossils.” The photographs […]
Photographer/organizer/curator Stephanie Ballantine’s interest include areas such as: techno-capitalism, commoditized sexuality, political identity, and agency. Born 1984, London, she studied Politics and Philosophy at University of Sheffield, UK and completed a foundation degree in Photography at Leeds College of Art and Design. She is an organizer and curator at the Berlin FK-Gallerie and FK-Kollektiv. She […]
SomoS is pleased to present an overview of the recent work of Argentinian photographer Stefanie Wolff. Stefanie Wolff’s ongoing photographic essay, titled Heimat, grapples with both exploring and solidifying the dualities of her identity as a woman raised and immersed in Latin American culture with an acute awareness of her historic familial ties to Germany. […]
Stefanie Wolff is an Argentinian photographer who applies a sensitive and poetic approach to questions of personal heritage and belonging. Educated at Universidad del Cine from 2001-2006, Wolff has achieved recognition within the Latin American visual arts landscape. From her home base in Patagonia, she also teaches and conducts workshops on photography. Wolff’s photographic essays […]
Introducing SomoS Artist-in-Residence Stefanie Wolff SomoS is pleased to introduce Argentinian photographer Stefanie Wolff who takes part in SomoS’ Artist-in-Residency program for the duration of three months from September to November. Stefanie’s previous photographic essay, titled Heimat, grapples with both exploring and solidifying the dualities of her identity as a woman raised and immersed in […]
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.
Multi-media artist Hagoromo Okamoto works across disciplines, focusing on performance and installations which incorporate photographs, films and videos. His video/performance pieces express the residues of Japanese cultural constraints, coded theatricality and symbolism, transposed to contemporary realms. In his art, he works through the cultural and personal influence of the “father figure,” its presence and its […]
The exhibition “Ich habe noch nicht mal gefrühstückt” by SomoS Artist-in-Residence Hagoromo Okamoto presents new work which the Japanese artist developed during his stay at SomoS Art House in Berlin May-July 2017. The young artist works across disciplines, focusing on performance and installations which incorporate photographs, films and videos. Believing that these visual media include […]
EXPANDED – 11 Female Artists from Chile to Berlin Curated by Jacinta Besa Opening: June 8 2017, 7pm Duration: June 9–16, Tues-Sat 2–7pm, or by appointment EXPANDED is built through the work of 11 women of the same generation who invite the viewer to reflect upon displacement. In the first sense, in a more literal […]
Todd Reece Johnson is an Australian artist and University lecturer who employs analogue techniques to investigate malleability of the photographic image. His research interests include photography authorship, indexicality and materialism in the digital age.
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 welcomes Dutch Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis who returns to SomoS for a special one month gallery artist residency. Renowned for his Exactitudes photo series on group identity and fashion codes (developed together with Ellie Uyttenbroek since the early 90’s) his more recent solo project Encounter shifts the focus on more unique attitudes. During a […]
From November 26 – December 1 2016 SomoS presents African Acid Is the Future, an exhibition of work by Berlin-based French photographer Camille Bokhobza, curated by Maryama Luccioni and Romain Azzaro. Bokhobza’s ongoing photo series documents the first year of the popular Berlin club night African Acid Is the Future, from its birth to the […]
May 18-22, EWAAC’s East West Artists Exchange takes place at SomoS, organized and curated by the London based EWAAC art exchange organization. With its its East-West Art Bridge initiative, EWAAC is since 18 years active in organizing worldwide exhibitions, workshops, competitions and artist-in-residence opportunities for its members. Participating artists are Chuuu, Takuya Kurihara, Yoko Naito, […]
The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.Saadi Shirazi With their group exhibition “Facets of Iran,” artists Jon John Arias, Mike Marlowe & Paul King ask “Can we meet others as people and not projections of our romantic notions or our worst nightmares?” “Facets of Iran” reflects the experiences of […]
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 […]
During the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival, SomoS & 13th Gen present the Black Queer Cinema exhibit/screening program “Showing Out: Cheryl Dunye.”
Playwright Edward Albee describes Jack Mitchell (1925-2013) as transcending the role of photographer to that of extraordinary cultural historian. ((“Jack Mitchell: My Life is Black and White” 2006 documentary by Craig B. Highberger. http://www.jackmitchellmovie.com/)) As celebrity and dance photographer Jack Mitchell portrayed the entertainment industry in New York City from the 1960’s to late 1990’s. […]
Announcing SomoS’ New Artist in Residence, Fall 2015, Photographer Pauline Alioua
In his studio in Berlin, Klaus Hu works across different media with research based topics and mapping strategies. His work is informed by archival research as well as traditional studio-based techniques; juxtaposing historical material with contemporary and critical investigations upon global / local issues of identity and transformation while implementing narrative and abstract notions. By […]
Ukrainian photographers Tania Shcheglova & Roman Noven / Synchrodogs’ innovative oeuvre presents us with inventive imagery from the crossover of art and fashion photography, where there‘s room for personal and challengingly eccentric ways of lurid and eroticized self expression. Functioning in both of these worlds on a high artistic level, the color photography of the […]
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 […]
Noted German art photographer and documentary filmmaker J.Jackie Baier presents us with a deeply personal and unglamorized view of Berlin’s sexual underground, moving with her camera through the city’s clubs, brothels, bars and streets. Baier, who moved to Berlin in 1993 and officially became a woman in 1997, portrays in a non-voyeuristic way the lives […]
Since 1994, Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have collaborated intensively, documenting the dress codes of various social groups, first in their highly multicultural hometown Rotterdam, later internationally. Marked by a keen eye for detail and sly humor, the sober and meticulously executed photography series’ inspiration goes back as far as August Sander […]
Photographer/director Thiago Dezan presented his work in a special edition of Cinema Conversación as part of the exhibition Tropicana 404. Thiago Dezan took the street as his main school, in other words, his formation is “driven by the empiricism at the univer-city.” Dezan is not only active as director, photographer, producer and coordinator but also […]
Fabian Schröder was born in 1984 in Berlin. After receiving multiple degrees in photography from institutions in Vienna, Antwerp, and Brussels, he has recently returned to Berlin to develop his career in photography. So far, he has investigated the peculiarities of leisure and travel, noticing the hollowness that can be detected in our pre-fabricated methods […]
Born in Greifswald, Germany, Iwajla Klinke studied art history, Islamic and Jewish studies at the Free University, Berlin, graduating in 2002. Recent solo exhibitions include Infantes, Museum Haus Lowenberg, Gengenbach; Oneironauts, Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf; Palindrom, Stadtische Galerie, Bad Reichenhall (all 2018) and Infantes, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris (2017). Her group exhibitions include Gates of […]
For the Artconnect Community Clash #6, Artconnect Berlin presents work by Robert G. Bartholot and Hara Katsiki. The artist’s collaborative explorations in mixed media blur the lines between fact and fiction.
Joanna Szproch was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1979. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz with a Artist’s Master Degree in 2004, she immediately began to work as a photo assistant in Warsaw and quickly excelled in portrait and fashion photography. The pursuit of her art brought her to Berlin’s eclectic […]
First came the clowns Fotoausstellung über Wohn- und Lebensräume in Berlin Vernissage Donnerstag, 23. Januar 2014, um 19.00 Uhr Es sprechen: Peter Held, Programmbereichsleiter Fotografie, Fotocentrum am Wassertor, vhs Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Ann-Christine Jansson, Fotojournalistin und Fotoredakteurin, Konzept und Leitung Es treten auf: Queer Queens aus dem Rauschgold Öffnungszeiten: 23. Januar bis 1. Februar 2014 Di bis […]
Teacher: Donato Del Giudice Assistant: Melchior de Tinguy Location: SomoS, Kottbusser Damm 95, 10967 Berlin Sessions: 16 – 19 September 2013 and 23 – 26 September 2013 10:00 – 16:00 h The four day workshop takes place during the “Algemeinplätze und Nahaufnahmen” exhibition at SomoS, where Del Giudice’s large format camera photography is displayed; most […]
Søren Drastrup was born in Denmark in 1989; since 2012 he lives in Berlin, studying photography at BTK – Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule. Drastrup documents his life and thoughts through analog photography. www.sorendrastrup.com