Studio Lekko, Collage
Spreepark Art Space / Residency
Deadline Oct 16, 2023
Spreepark Art Space
Berlin, Germany

Deep in the forest and yet never alone. That‘s the motto of Spreepark Art Space‘s new international artist residency program. We see ourselves as an artistic workshop of reality in nature‘s public space within the city.

The protected landscape of Plänterwald borders the northern bank of the river Spree. The newly renovated and re-opened restaurant Eierhäuschen dating back to
the 19th century stands on its banks with a dock of its own. Just next-door, the former Kulturpark Plänterwald, an amusement park founded in 1969, still dazzles with its rampant carousels and stalls under the name Spreepark. In Eierhäuschen, the Spreepark Art Space is dedicated to the artistic treatment and exploration of this urban space of public greenery in Berlin. Exhibitions, open- air installations, and educational programs investigate the close relationship between people and nature, art and forest – after all, this place has never been ours alone. Within this building, four apartments with adjoining studios have been created for artists, joined by a spacious common room and communal kitchen, located directly above the exhibition spaces and offices on the first floor as well as the adjacent beer garden. In spring 2024, the residency space awaits its first residents for approximately 3 months at a time. In addition to the complimentary accommodation, we provide a fixed financial contribution to the living costs of all residents and cover the costs of travel.

We would like to welcome collectives that explore the connection between art and nature with sustainability in mind and do not yet live in Berlin. We take a particular interest in groups that include various disciplines – such as architecture and science. Due to the absence of infrastructure in place to host children, we are happy to discuss case-by-case alternatives to accommodate them. For applicants from non-European countries, we will assist in arranging entry visas for the duration of your stay. We also welcome people with impairments or disabilities. In each case, we offer a safe space for individual consideration of special requirements.

Artpil periodically publishes submitted announcements of outside opportunities we do not administer. We recommend researching further prior to submitting, especially if entry fees are required.
  • Georg Kussmann: FRG

    The German dramatist Heiner Müller observed that German history lies as if smothered by a rheumatism blanket: beneath there is warmth and stagnation, just enough to give the impression all is well, while the peripheries are freezing. Georg Kussmann’s photographs in FRG were created under this metaphoric blanket. Made in the Federal Republic of Germany over a single summer, they depict everyday scenes of life, work, and leisure (more…)

  • Zhanna Kadyrova: Border Memory
    Feb 17 – May 5, 2024
    Uppsala Art Museum
    Uppsala, Sweden

    Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova lets urban materials such as asphalt, concrete and tiles bear witness to history’s many layers of rearrangements, visions and shattered dreams. The artist works in a post-minimalist tradition, and the spatial installations refer both to utopian movements and to how abstraction in art is linked to the modern project. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022, Kadyrova’s art has focused entirely on psychological and sociological aspects of the war. (more…)