During her Artist-in-Residence at SomoS and leading up to the opening of her solo exhibition Spiegel/반사! at SomoS, Korean multidisciplinary artist and activist Black Jaguar discussed the themes behind her work such as misogyny, patriarchy and female empowerment, what inspires her as an artist, and her time in Berlin.
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.”
London-based Irish interdisciplinary artist Alannah Louët’ explores the relation of the occult to female history, Catholicism’s violent record, and female autonomy and labor.
SomoS welcomes museum digital engagement specialist, producer, and photographer Ina Prügel for a two-month residency.
During his stay as Artist-in-Residence at SomoS, Chicago-based Chinese photographer Teiko Ang Zheng developed his visual and written storytelling, candidly capturing inhabitants of Berlin and the city itself within a queer and digitalized narrative.
The group exhibition “Front” presents work by Photography students at the Lette Verein in Berlin who explore the theme of inner and outer borders. Participants are Silas Bahr, Lisa Beier, Juan Camilo, Andressa Clemente, Jana Convent, Senya Corda, Sam de Goede, Charlotte Hansel, Paulina Hildesheim, Luisa Krautien, Oksana Meister, Joana Pratschke, Darja Preuss, Christina Rank, Cathy Schultze, Quirin Staufer, Katrin Theissen, Lena Treugut, Franziska Vehring, Si Wachsmann, Christian Winterfieldt .
Berlin-based Italian photographer Elena Amabili explores Socialist architecture, Béton brut, political geography and urban spaces in her melancholy work.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
In his solo exhibition Treading Water, visual artist Todd Reece Johnson (AU) expresses his dissatisfaction with digital photography’s sterility, critiquing the desensitized version of the world that it provides us with. In a deliberate materialist practice, that takes analog processes to almost alchemical extremes, the show responds to such concerns.
British Berlin-based photographer and curator Stephanie Ballantine is interested in topics such as: techno-capitalism, commoditized sexuality, political identity, and agency.
In the 2017 “Heimat” solo exhibition at SomoS, Argentinian photographer Stefanie Wolff traced her family’s historic ties to Germany and WWII.
Stefanie Wolff is an Argentinian photographer who applies a sensitive and poetic approach to the themes of personal heritage and belonging in her psychogeographic photo essays.
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.
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.
Todd Reece Johnson is an Australian artist and University lecturer who employs analog 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: […]
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 […]
Christian Vagt’s 2016 Softex Series consists of fifteen large scale photographs which depict refugees and their guards, beyond the fences of the “Softex” refugee camp in Greece.
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 […]
Phantomatic- Nowhere to be Seen is a solo exhibition of 44 b&w photographs by SomoS Fall 2015 artist-in-residence Pauline Alioua, tracing the melancholic trajectory between loss and new beginnings.
During the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival, SomoS & 13th Gen presented the Black Queer Cinema photography exhibition/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. […]
Ukrainian photographers Tania Shcheglova & Roman Noven / Synchrodogs’ innovative oeuvre presents us with inventive imagery from the crossover of art and fashion photography, allowing space for personal and challengingly eccentric ways of glamorous and eroticized self expression.
Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis is known for his Exactitudes photo series, made in collaboration with Ellie Uyttenbroek, which examines the construction of social identity by way of fashion codes. In contrast, his commissions and solo work Encounters focuses on self-expressing individuals as a representation of a new kind of super-diversity.
Berlin filmmaker and photographer J.Jackie Baier has produced an impressive oeuvre of rough and poetic images of queer and transgender life in Berlin.
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 […]
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 […]
Analog photography workshop by SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence Donato Del Giudice. With a large format camera 8×10, Del Giudice portrays his generation in their daily intimacy. The workshop explores the large format camera’s unique features that influence the photographic process and the quality of the resulting image, offering greater pictorial control.
The Allgemeinplaetze & Nahaufnahmen group show presented public and private views of Berlin and its inhabitants by Sandra Bühler, Larissa Fassler, Donato Del Giudice, Melchior de Tinguy du Pouet, and Momus, exploring the city’s unique psychogeography, moving between objectivity and poetics.
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. He took part in the 2014 My Paper Sunglasses group exhibition at SomoS. www.sorendrastrup.com