Residency Format

Image credit: The Naked City, Guy Debord, 1957

PICTURE BERLIN, founded in 2009, is a not for profit 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 buildling active and dynamic networks. PICTURE BERLIN offers an intense daily exploration of unique experiences during its 10 day Sessions.

In 2020, we will be offering 2 Sessions:


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.

Applciation deadline: 29 February 2020

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 collabroation 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.

Click here for Application Information.


Summer Session 1 - 10 July 2020

Art & Activism

Application deadline: 5 March 2020

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

Program Fee is €1,789

More information coming soon.