[artinfo] PICTURE BERLIN 2016 residency program

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Call for applications: summer and fall sessions

Deadline: February 20, 2016
Summer session: June 29-August 16
Fall session: October 28-November 6

Schönhauser Allee 161A 
10435 Berlin

Zehdenicker Strasse 22
10119 Berlin


PICTURE BERLIN, now in its seventh year, is a 
residency program which takes place in the city 
of Berlin, Germany. Every year PICTURE BERLIN 
seeks to bring a diverse group of artists 
together from various mediums and countries to 
concentrate and focus on the development of their 
work through a series of stimulating and engaging 
programming. Since 2015, PICTURE BERLIN offers 
both a summer session (seven weeks) and a fall 
session (ten days).

The newly expanded seven week Summer Session is 
designed for emerging artists who are searching 
for a supportive atmosphere to both push their 
work further and gain professional development 
skills while doing so. A rigorous studio practice 
forms the heart of the program and working in 
community with an international, 
multigenerational group of resident artists is 
its soul. The dynamic programming offers over 
fifteen lectures by Berlin based artists, 
one-on-one discussions with ten international 
artists and curators, multiple exhibitions, work 
reviews, studio visits, a curatorial marathon, 
choreographed artist walks and group meals. All 
the while, this programming promotes and 
encourages artist community engagement to our 
resident artists. Berlin clearly shapes the 
program and is the springboard naturally flowing 
into the greater European art scene. The 
residents are offered the opportunity to present 
their work in two exhibitions during the summer. 
The summer session encourages each resident 
artist to explore their own creative potential 
within a supportive atmosphere.

The fall session takes the summer session 
highlights and compresses them into a ten day 
program, which intensively explores the art scene 
through a multitude of artist studio visits, a 
guided gallery tour and also a guided project 
space tour, artist walks and portfolio reviews 
with Berlin based curators. The fall session is 
focused on professional development. The 
residents are offered the opportunity to do a 
public talk about their work during the program. 
The fall session seeks to support resident 
artists as they explore what it means to 
professionalize their practice within a European 

Founded in 2009 by artists for artists, PICTURE 
BERLIN continues to be run by artists as a hybrid 
program merging the concentrated studio practice 
of an artist residency with the support of an art 
academy like structure. PICTURE BERLIN becomes a 
network designed in part by each session's 
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 is a dynamic way 
to actively engage in the energetic art scene 
that is Berlin-the PICTURE BERLIN residents are 
immersed and quickly become integrated into the 

The extended PICTURE BERLIN community is 
dedicated to being open and collaborative whilst 
committed to offering connections within the 
cultural fabric that is Berlin through it's 
diverse and dynamic programming. For that reason, 
amongst others, it is not uncommon for alumni 
residents to express that PICTURE BERLIN was a 
life changing experience for them. 

The free and downloadable application is open to 
emerging artists everywhere and the deadline for 
applying is February 20. For further insight into 
the program and a detailed explanation of program 
fees please visit our 
<http://www.pictureberlin.org>website or 
<mailto:info at pictureberlin.org>contact us 

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