January 15, 2019 - daadgalerie - Announcing the 2019 fellows and the new curatorial team
January 15, 2019

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Rayyane Tabet, KOPF HOCH! MUT HOCH! UND HUMOR HOCH! HEAD HIGH! CHIN UP! AND KEEP SMILING!. daadgalerie glass façade. Photo: Jens Ziehe/BKP.

 

Announcing the 2019 fellows and the new curatorial team

Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD
Berlin
Germany

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Announcing the 2019 fellows and the new curatorial team

Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD
Berlin
Germany

www.berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de
Facebook / Twitter

The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program proudly announces its fellows for 2019, eighteen outstanding practitioners in the fields of visual arts, film, literature, and music. The fellowship awardees were selected for their advanced artistic practices and outstanding bodies of work. The DAAD fellows will reside in Berlin for up to a year to work on projects relevant to their trajectories as artists and engage in collaborations in the city.

The 2019 fellows include visual artists Pierre Bismuth, Burak Delier, Ieva Epnere, Edi Hila, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, and Runo Lagomarsino; filmmakers Manuel Abramovich, Nelson Carlos de los Santos Arias, and Ralitza Petrova; writers Ghayath Almadhoun, Don Mee Choi, Nicoleta Esinencu, Tom McCarthy, Madame Nielsen, and Alan Pauls; and composers/sound artists Mirela Ivičević, Sergey Kasich, and Matana Roberts. 

Since its creation in 1963, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program has established itself as a space for nurturing artistic development and as a creative place of retreat away from the pressures of market forces and political constraints. Its public program functions as a resonating space that makes artistic signatures, political perspectives, and exploratory aesthetics visible, audible, and legible. Its versatile venue, the daadgalerie located in Berlin-Kreuzberg, operates both as a site for presenting exhibitions as well as concerts, readings, talks, and screenings, allowing artists to test out their ideas and imaginations. 

Starting in 2019, a new curatorial team is responsible for developing the public program featuring current and past fellows as well as new collaborations with partner institutions. Silvia Fehrmann, director since 2018 and also head of Literature and Film, has been joined by Melanie Roumiguière as head of Visual Arts, and Dahlia Borsche as head of Music.

In 2019, the public program kicks off with an exhibition by Rossella Biscotti, a 2018 fellow of the Artists-in-Berlin Program. Opening on January 18, The City investigates the temporal dimensions of history and its relationship to the present. Subtly yet impressively, Biscotti creates a narrative focusing on the Neolithic archaeological site Çatalhöyük in southern Anatolia, considered one of the world’s first urban centers. In a subjective montage of recorded images and sound, Biscotti weaves together a narrative drawing links between the ancient society’s ways of life and today’s community of on-site researchers and their ways of working together. Over and over, the dates in time of the images and actions presented remain uncertain. Only the closure of the site following the attempted 2016 military coup in Turkey brings us back to the present day. 

Further projects for 2019 are planned with Minerva Cuevas, Philip Rizk, and Iman Issa, among other. In talks and readings, the 2018 writers-in-residence Filip Florian, Antonio Ortuño, Sergio Raimondi, Ana Ristović, and Tomasz Różycki will provide insight into the works produced during their year in Berlin. Performances by composers and sound artists Liping Ting, Ashley Fure, and Israel Martínez will be presented within the frameworks of the Ultraschall, CTM, and MaerzMusik festivals. New projects will be developed once the 2019 fellows have settled in Berlin. 

Collaborative program partners include: Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Gropius Bau, internationales literaturfestival berlin, Literaturhaus Berlin, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and KfW Stiftung as well as the CTM, Ultraschall and MaerzMusik festivals. The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program has joined the city of Berlin´s initiative Weltoffenes Berlin as a partner of ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network.

The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is funded by the German Foreign Office and the Senate of Berlin. 

Contact: presse.bkp [​at​] daad.de

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