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PICTURE BERLIN is a hybrid residency / art academy dedicated to dialoguing on contemporary art.

Up until 2018, we have been running our program every Summer and Fall.

In 2019, we will be taking a pause in our regular programming to celebrate the last 10 years of PICTURE BERLIN with exhibitions, meetings, performances, reviews, walks and dinners – all mentioned programming, under the header INTERIORS TO BEING, will be open and free to the public. (Thanks to a substantial grant from the Haupstadtkulturfond by way of the Berlin Senate).

The participants of next Summer’s program will be our alumni and Berlin based artists and curators who have contributed to the program over the last 9 years.

Our programming will resume with changes and new locations in 2020.

Our next application round will take place in Fall 2019.

Residency Programme since: 2001
Description of Organisation:

Founded in 2009 by artists for artists, PICTURE BERLIN has been run by artists for artists as a hybrid program merging the concentrated studio practice of an artist residency with the support of an art academy. PICTURE BERLIN becomes a network designed in part by each session&rsquos artists. As the weeks go by, living and working together, the boundaries dissolve. There is no separation between studio practice, a one-on-one critique, or a shared meal. Every experience informs the next.

PICTURE BERLIN moves headquarters every year. Each Summer?s Session has been choreographed and designed to make the best use of what the city has to offer that year. The city becomes the basis for the experience and for the program it?s self. The group is as likely to meet up in a park as they are in an artist?s studio for an artist talk or one-on-one portfolio review. The nature of the program is to stay flexible and move with the city itself.

We believe that PICTURE BERLIN is not just a program but it is a way to approach art-making and living with art as a daily experience that considers and includes the community at large.

Organisation founded in: 2009
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Office
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): The PICTURE BERLIN team is available to write letters of support for the incoming residents to help them secure grants.
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Accommodation
Expenses paid by the organisation:
  • Food
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Presentation
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Street & Number: Zehdenicker Str. 22
Postal Code: 10119
City: Berlin
Country long: Germany
Zehdenicker Str. 22
Berlin 10119 DEU
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