Residency Format

Image credit: The Naked City, Guy Debord, 1957

PICTURE BERLIN, founded in 2009, is an artist-initiated program developed by artists for artists. PICTURE BERLIN, nomadic in nature, is a dérive as it meanders through Berlin, supporting meaningful exchanges between art intermediaries and artists while building active and dynamic networks. PICTURE BERLIN offers an intense daily exploration of unique experiences during its 10 day Sessions.

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Two Sessions are being offered in 2020:

Re-imagining Wanders: Art and Activism

30 June - 9 July 2020

Open to all Mediums and Creative Practioners.

EXTENDED Application Deadline: 25. March 2020

Program Fee: €1,789.

Re-imagining Wanders, curated by Pauline Doutreluingne, explores drifting perspectives on art and activism. 

Through a diversity of walks, explorations, active working sessions and presentations, the participants will get an in depth encounter with visionary artists, activists, architects, curators and art initiatives, who play a innovative role in the international art scene in Berlin. This approach allows re-imagination, inspiration, discourse, spatial intervention, collective learning, movement and public meetings to float into one another. The addressed topics range from psycho-geography, architectural activism, ecology, post-coloniality, borders, protest, queerness and hacking the canon. The program is open to visual artists, writers, film makers, theater makers, curators and architects who have an active practice. 


Spring Session 21 - 31 May, 2020


Examining Artistic Practices through the methodology of Collage

Open to artists working in all mediums in addition to curators, writers, architects and designers.

Program Fee is €1,789

Over the years, the concept of collage has played an essential role in the structure of PICTURE BERLIN; using elements from many sources to create a cohesive experience. The essence of collage expands the boundaries of what’s possible by merging materials to create new meaning. 

MASH-UP, PICTURE BERLIN Spring Session (21 May - 31 May 2020) is in collaboration with the artist Hannah Goldstein. The program looks at the methodology of collage from a multitude of vantage points. The 10 day program intensively explores the broader concepts around collage as a blueprint for thinking, making and dialoguing about art practice. This newly developed Session, sets out to be a springboard for new thoughts and ideas. MASH-UP, a multi-sensory experience, brings a plethora of voices to the discussion around knowledge gathering. The elements of MASH-UP include conversations with multiple artists and curators, in addition to a musician and chef who use a collage strategy at the heart of their practice. 

MASH-UP is open to artists and curators.