Summer events program 2015

Summer events program 2015

Transart Institute

Transart Summer Residency in Berlin, 2014. Photos: Aleks Slota, 2014.
May 15, 2015
Summer events program 2015

July 25–August 2
Somos Project Space
Kottbusser Damm 95

August 3–13
Badstr. 41a (Gate 1)
Wedding, Berlin

Announcing public events at the Transart Institute MFA/PhD and Berlin Summer Academy 2015. All events are free.


Summer events


July 25–August 2:
Somos Project Space
Kottbusser Damm 95

July 25, Saturday
6–9pm: “Open Frame” pop-up event vernissage (opening)

July 26, Sunday
10–4pm: “Open Frame” exhibition
7–9pm: “Open Frame” screenings + performances + finissage (closing)

August 1, Saturday
10am–5pm: Transient Transgressions
7–9pm: Vernissage (opening)

August 2, Sunday
10am–4pm: Transient Transgressions continues
7–9pm: Transient Transgressions screenings + performances + finissage (closing)


August 3–13:
Badstr. 41a (Gate 1)
Wedding, Berlin

August 3, Monday
6–8pm: Guest alumni artist talks: Khaled Hafez + Sonia Barrett + James McMurry + Q+A

August 4, Tuesday
6–7pm: Guest speaker Katy Macleod

August 7, Friday
2–3pm: Six Berlin curator pecha-kucha style presentations

August 13, Thursday 5–6pm: Transart PhD Heizhaus Happening (finissage)

Transart Institute is a utopian institution established in 2004, founded and run entirely by artists. Transart additionally offers fully accredited Creative MFA+PhD programs and a non-degree certificate is awarded for the Summer Academy Berlin Residency. With intensives in Berlin and New York MFA/PhD students work wherever they live.


Transart research interests
Memory, Forgetting, Trauma and the Archive; Language/Image; Gender; Software, Materiality and Mediality; International Diaspora and Post-Colonialism; Cultural Engagement through Food; Role of Art in Peace and Mediation; Performance Activism; Liminality; Space/Place; Temporary Architecture; Foreignness, Otherness and the Uncanny.

Transartfest is a triennial event with exhibitions, concerts, discussion groups, seminars and workshops, walkshops, performances, screenings, speed crits, alternative tours, and a multi-author book launch. All events are free and open to the public. Limited places are available for all one-day workshops, seminars and discussion groups by application. The 2016 Transartfest Triennale will be held in partnership with Berlinerpool and Kühlhaus in Berlin. The call for 2016 proposals and submissions is now open: website

ELSE Journal is a peer-reviewed annual journal that embraces experimental and alternative creative work. website


New Transart Summer Residency Certificate Program 2015 call for applications:
Get a creative surge, revitalize your practice, show in Berlin, make international connections, and optionally get support and input for a year long independent project. Program will take place in the spacious, fully equipped, performance space at Ufer Studios in Berlin with exhibitions, performance and screening events occurring weekends at Somos Art Space. One weekend is devoted to a public pop-up exhibition, performance, and screening events, another is packed with cultural excursions. Choose up to four elective courses. Optionally present work to the school body for feedback as well as in small groups followed. Choose one Berlin curator for small groups critiques followed by intros and reception with five other curators to make connections. Optionally propose a year-long independent project, get one-on-one feedback with faculty and guests and continue with your critique group throughout they year ahead to sustain your practice (by invitation). Weekday morning yoga, weekday evening talks from artists, theorists, curators, and guests throughout.

Three weeks: July 25–August 14, 2015
Deadline to apply: June 15
Scholarships available

Creative MFA and PhD 
Rolling admissions.
Scholarships available.

Applications and more info here

Susie Quillinan, MFA
[email protected]
skype: transartinstitute
T +1 347 410 9905

Additionally chat with faculty by phone or skype upon applying.
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