PICTURE BERLIN, now in its 6th year, is a 6 week summer program designed for emerging artists working in contemporary art and photography. A rigorous studio practice forms the heart of the program and working in community with other artist is its soul. The dynamic programming offers over 15 lectures by Berlin based artists, one-on-one discussions with over 10 international artists and curators, multiple exhibitions, group meals and work reviews, studio visits, a curatorial marathon, and 6 choreographed artist walks. The city shapes the program and is the springboard naturally flowing into the greater European art scene.
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 the art academy. 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.