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NEW! NIR HOD

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Article by Lucia Love, Studio Visit photos by Nicole Motta – in Berlin; Tuesday, April 14, 2014.

On Nir Hod’s block you can still get a feeling for some aspects of old Manhattan, and the inside of his studio is no different. Barely visible in the woodgrain on the floor when you walk up the narrow flight of stairs to the main space are printed ideals like “Love” and “Forever”…[read on...]

RACHEL MASON

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Article by Lucia Love, Studio Visit photos by Nicole Motta – in Berlin; Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

After wandering the labyrinthine corridors of the Atelierhaus Mengerzeile in Berlin’s Treptow district for quite some time, I finally find my way to the spacious studio of Enda O’Donoghue (born 1973 in Limerick, Ireland) where a wonderful reception awaits me…[read on...]

KADAR BROCK

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Article by Lucia Love, Studio Visit photos by Jen Trahan – in Berlin; Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

Within Brock’s studio the trappings of an intensive painting process are immediately evident. Plaster, enamel, spray paint on a wheeled cart, sanders, industrial primers and pens of every sort are grouped amongst buckets of scrapped paintings and collected dust…[read on...]

STEFAN KAMINSKI

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Article by Melissa Steckbauer, Studio Visit photos by Stephanie Third – in Berlin; Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

Seated in his studio in Mitte, the shy but generous Kaminski speaks to me about his work. While I listen I survey. The room is a smattering of emotional fixtures and patterned surfaces: the black and white dog on the sofa, the ailing wickerwork table, and the monstrous artworks which lean piled against the wall and just graze the ceiling…[read on...]

KATHARINA FENGLER

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Article by Sarah Gretsch, photos by Conor Clark – in Berlin; Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

A ten-minute walk from S-Bahn station Pankow-Heinersdorf, behind rows of quaint German houses with front gardens, I find the studio of Katharina Fengler in a place that feels nothing like Berlin…[read on...]

MICHAEL SAILSTORFER

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Article by Alison Hugill, photos by Conor Clark – in Berlin; Tuesday, August 7, 2013.

Rumour has it that Michael Sailstorfer’s studio building in Weissensee, on the tranquil outskirts of Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district, was once the production studio of early German film pioneer Joe May[read on...]

ANGEL OTERO

ANGEL OTERO

Article and Studio Visit Photographs by Katy Diamond Hamer – in Berlin; Monday, April 8, 2013.

Historically, painting has a very long lineage ranging from early cave drawings to Abstract Expressionism and Magic Realism. In the process of having a relevant, provocative and cerebral dialogue with painting, one must consider what has been done before…[read on...]

AOIFE COLLINS

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Article by Angela Connor; Studio Visit Photographs by Rian Davidson – in Berlin; Monday, Mar. 04, 2013.

Located in the centre of Mitte, up several flights of stairs and overlooking Rosenthaler Staße, we met with Irish artist Aoife Collins to uncover the temporary premise for where she is currently working on three bodies of work. Neatly compartmentalized into separate areas, Collins’ works are set in an environment…[read on...]

KONSTANTINO DREGOS

Konstantino Dregos

Article by Natasha Klimenko; Studio Visit Photographs by Conor Clarke – in Berlin; Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

Tucked away on an unsuspecting street in Wedding sit the front windows of what appears to be a shop in disuse. Behind their half closed blinds lies a small working space…[read on...]

PEACHES

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Article by Liz Feder; Video: A Berlin Art Link Production, Interview by Monica Salazar, Filmed by Peter Cairns, Edited by Robin Thomson – in Berlin; Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Born as Merrill Beth Nisker in Toronto, Peaches has been based in Berlin for over ten years. Where Peaches may be best known for her ravenously raunchy, gender-reevaluating, and explosive electro-clash tracks such as…[read on...]

MARISA MANDLER

Marisa Mandler

Article by Adela Yawitz; Studio Visit Photographs by Rian Davidson – in Berlin; Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.

Marisa Mandler’s studio is at the end of a sinister block: past soviet housing complexes, the DDR’s Nazi archives, and right before the Stasi prison museum complex…[read on...]

DAVID BUTTON

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Article by Natasha Klimenko; Studio Visit Photographs by Rian Davidson – in Berlin; Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

Following the flow of the Spree river, the urban landscape of Berlin transforms in the East of the city, growing desolate and industrial. Formerly a German bathhouse turned customs office during the GDR, the currently run-down Spree Studios are soon to be renovated and transformed into a more “people friendly” site…[read on...]

SINTA WERNER

Sinta Werner

Article by Alison Hugill; Studio Visit Photographs by Rian Davidson – in Berlin; Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

Opposite Stattbad Wedding – one of Berlin’s community swimming pools turned nightclub and exhibition space – stand several former warehouse buildings, their courtyards covered in old, faded commercial signage. Through a heavy metal door and up a winding exposed-stone stairwell, we arrive at Sinta Werner’s tidy, white studio…[read on...]

EVA MARIA SALVADOR

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Article by Alison Hugill; Studio Visit Photographs by Conor Clarke – in Berlin; Monday, Sep.10, 2012.

Eva Maria Salvador’s remarkable ‘Köpfe’ (Heads) sculptures are hidden away in her Kreuzberg studio, never exhibited as such or seen by more than a select few. Even when I enter the workspace, a visit that was planned for the purpose of viewing her recent work, they remain partially covered and tucked out of sight…[read on...]

IRIS TOULIATOU

Iris Touliatou

Article by Cassandra Bird; Studio Visit Photographs by Chloé Richard – in Berlin; Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Born in Athens, Iris Touliatou currently lives and works between her Paris and Berlin studios. One week before the opening of her solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig (GfZK) I decided to pay her a visit in her studio in Mitte for a sneak preview of the works and inspirations for this show.
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KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF

Kirstine Roepstorff

Article by Devon Elise Atkins; Studio Visit Photographs by Danielle Schriever in Berlin; Monday, March 12, 2012

One of the nicest things about talking to Kirstine Roepstorff is the pleasure she clearly takes in making her work and talking about her process. She is unpretentious and generous with her time although the studio is clearly busy…

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ALLISON FALL

Allison Fall

Article by Jeni Fulton; Studio Photographs by Anthony Georgis in Berlin; Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

Allison Fall’s studio is an extension of the kitchen, the closet, and recently, the bedroom. Her studio is intimately tied to her performative practice, a space to create the environments in which she embeds her performances…[read on...]


FEDERICO MADDALOZZO

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Article by Katy Diamond Hamer; Sunday, October 16, 2011.

Federico Maddalozzo is an Italian artist who has lived in Berlin for four years, beyond a year long stint 2010 in New York as part of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). He makes art that is environmental and subtlety documents a sense of place.

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MIRA O’BRIEN

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Article by Jessyca Hutchens – in Berlin; Monday, October 3, 2011.

In the backyard of a Kreuzberg apartment block, Mira O’Briens studio-room is perched atop an exterior staircase. Large windows overlook a cheerful courtyard filled with the sounds of the neighbouring kita, letting in the sunlight and provide the prefect scenario for an artist who deals in reflections and refractions. Inside the studio, alongside large watercolours on paper, a number of precarious shards of glass lean against the walls.
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JOHN VON BERGEN

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“Based-In-Berlin” Studio Visit by Jessyca Hutchens – in Berlin, April 15, 2011.

John von Bergen is a US born artist who has been based in Berlin for the last eight years. His studio, a large space in Wedding, is a true working space – John works primarily with sculpture and installation, and his material experiments, works-in-progress, and many completed works are installed around the walls.
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ULTRA VIOLET

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“On-The-Road” Studio Visit by Monica Salazar & Ester Ippolito – in New York, February 22, 2011.

No stranger to the limelight, Ultra Violet (born Isabelle Collin Dufresne) has been an active part of the New York art scene since her days as the “pupil turned muse” of Salvador Dali. Originally from France, she ventured to New York at a young age in hopes of expanding her art education and to escape her strict religious upbringing. During that time she became Ultra [read on...]

DONNA HUANCA

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“Based-In-Berlin” Studio Visit by Ester Ippolito & Anna Russ – in Berlin, February 7, 2011.

Donna Huanca is a multi-disciplinary American artist who works nomadically, and has chosen Berlin as her base. Creating artwork with media including performance, installation and sound, she explores cultural hybridity by deconstructing them and recreating her own ceremonies. Materials like discarded clothing and second-hand fabric play a major role [read on...]

JANE HUGHES

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“Based-In-Berlin” Studio Visit by Clare Ros – in Berlin, December 10, 2010.

Jane Hughes constructs powerfully evocative compositions that layer photography, sculpture, video, and installation to re-present cultural and historic imprints left behind in derelict, abandoned spaces. Investigating the identity of place, Hughes’ artwork addresses the cumulative effects of neglect, nostalgia and the implications of memory; enmeshing characteristics of voided urban environments and rural landscapes upon one another. [read on...]

EGILL SÆBJÖRNSSON

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“Based-In-Berlin” Studio Visit by Monica Salazar – in Berlin, November 28, 2010.

Egill Sæbjörnsson is an Icelandic “experiential artist” who has lived in Berlin for 12 years. After studying Fine Art at the University of Paris-St.Denis (1995) and the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts (1997), he began composing music and singing. A lot like much of his artwork came to be in coming years, his compositions were sweet and many times humorous, often ironic [read on...]