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Artists & Exhibitions

Paradox Museum

 

01.06. - 22.11.2033

 

THE FIRST PARADOX MUSEUM IN GERMANY

Since 1 June 2024 at BIKINI BERLIN: an entertaining, interactive, immersive and educational experience for all age groups. Visitors can look forward to more than 70 astonishing exhibits inspired by paradoxes, covering a huge area of 900 m².
The Paradox Museum combines the worlds of science, art and human perception, making it one of the most innovative spaces in the field of experiential entertainment, offering a unique, mind-bending, sensory and educational experience. A visit to the museum is a perfect day out for all age groups, where nothing makes sense and yet everything is totally real!
The first Paradox Museum opened in Oslo in 2022 and since then, it has developed into a globally recognised brand and one of the leading attractions in every city that it visits. So far the list includes Paris, Miami, Stockholm, Oslo, Limassol, Barcelona, Las Vegas, New Jersey, Shanghai – and now also Berlin! The Paradox Museum Berlin invites all visitors to question their reality, rethink their perspectives and, by exploring the interactive exhibits, to write their own story.

Opening hours: 
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Find out more at: paradoxmuseumberlin.com

 

Echoes of Depth

 

04.05. - 29.06.2024

 

Exhibition from SIENNA MARTZ and STEFAN HEYER

Galerie Sara Lily Perez presents "Echoes of Depth," a showcase that delves into environmental themes through the contemporary art lens. This exhibition spotlights the unique aesthetic interpretations of natural landscapes and the interplay of humans in nature. The large scale paintings on display foster a dialogue between the tangible and the conceptual. Sienna Martz's sculptures, shaped from sustainable and recycled materials, function as potent reminders of the need for ecological awareness in modern creative endeavors. In contrast, Stefan Heyer's abstract canvases venture into textured, complex representations of landscapes, encouraging a reflection on how our surroundings shape human experiences and artistic expressions.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 4 May 2024 to 29 June 2024,
Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 4 May 2024  from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artist:

Sienna Martz based in Vermont, United States and having graduated from Tyler School of Art with a Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Textiles, Sienna Martz is a Fabric Artist whose practice is firmly rooted in principles of sustainability and a steadfast determination to challenge the status quo of consumerism. At the core of Martz's artistic vision is a deep-seated commitment to dismantling the environmentally harmful practices that permeate the textile and fashion industries, two of the highest polluting sectors globally. Inspired by the rhythmic elegance of the ocean, Martz harnesses a diverse regalia of plant-based, recycled, and upcycled materials, from secondhand clothing and mushroom foam to kapok fiber and organic fabrics, to produce vibrant, coral-inspired pieces. Sienna Martz seamlessly weaves her ethics into the very fibers of her artworks, seamlessly blending traditional techniques with contemporary approaches to forge a harmonious, visually soothing aesthetic. She invites her audience to reckon with the sobering realities of waste and environmental degradation, while simultaneously providing the beauty of the transformative potential that lies within a more sustainable future.

Stefan Heyer is a German Artist based in Catalonia, Spain, deriving from a street fashion background, who has a distinct focus on personal transformation and the human condition. With a formative background as a Creative Director in street fashion, Heyer has forged an artistic path driven by pure passion, one that seeks to transcend the confines of our reductive materialistic paradigm, shifting his artistic ideas towards a shared exploration of pop-culture, digital age alienation, nature and history. To convey these multifaceted underpinnings, Heyer employs a various array of media, including dripped paint, scrawled words, oils, acrylics, crayons, pencils, markers, and photo transfers into his gestural abstracts. Stefan Heyer blends spontaneity and intention, attaining his visually engaging complex ideas. By striking a balance between spontaneity and intention, Heyer's work challenges the viewer to reckon with the nuances of the human experience, navigating the terrain of our contemporary landscape. In doing so, Heyer invites us to transcend the constraints of the material world and venture into realms of deeper introspection and shared understanding

More about the exhibition and the artists at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

Grace and Valor

 

09.03. - 03.04.2024

 

Exhibition from Manuela Sambo | Dijana Sulic |Cyril France and Chiderah Bosah & guest artists

"Grace and Valor" draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of female archetypes, from the nurturing warmth of the mother to the fierce warrior spirit of the goddess. It pays homage to the complexity of female roles and identities, transcending time and culture to highlight the universal themes of strength, resilience, and elegance. The exhibition is a testament to the power of art to evoke empathy, challenge stereotypes, and celebrate the diversity and richness of the female experience bringing together the distinct voices of Torpe, Mann, von Streng, and Zelenska, seeking to create a dialogue around empowerment, identity, and the societal roles of women.

Galerie Sara Lily Perez invites art lovers, critics, and the curious alike to immerse themselves in the works of these remarkable artists with the unveiling of this exhibition. This event invites you to delve into a collection where the influence and narratives of women in art are brought to the forefront for appreciation and reflection.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 09. March to 03. April 2024, daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 09. March 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artist:

Anne Torpe, a Danish painter born in 1981, has carved a unique space for herself in the contemporary art scene with her evocative representations of everyday scenarios set in cinematic ambiances. Her work is characterized by a fusion of memory and contemporary lifestyle, blending glamorous non-binary characters with abstracted perspectives in a figurative cubism style. Her paintings question the fragility and instability of our perceived reality, creating multilayered images that invite viewers into a fictional, experiential universe deeply rooted in the history of modernism.

Julia Mann, born in 1987 in Landau, discovered her passion for art at 19. After a hiatus, she returned to her artistic pursuits with vigor in 2020. Mann's work is known for its special colorful and powerful presentation, aiming to visually challenge and engage viewers. Her use of strong, eye-catching colors conveys an intense, urban attitude to life, inviting people to dream of other worlds. Her exhibitions, including those at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Mainz and Galerie Textor 74 in Frankfurt, reflect her desire to fill hearts with joy through her artwork.

Rubica von Streng, based in the vibrant heart of Berlin, Rubica von Streng emerges as a masterful artist with an esteemed Master of Arts degree from the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her acclaimed "PortLand" series navigates the forefront of contemporary discourse, weaving together the critical threads of environmental activism and societal evolution within the canvas of abstract expressionism. Von Streng's artistry illuminates complex narratives with an ethereal touch, inviting an immersive dialogue with the urgencies of today through her refined manipulation of color and form.

Solomiya Zelenska, transitions from fashion to painting, focusing on the nuances of daily life through a minimalist lens that highlights ordinary moments with emotional depth. Her spontaneous creative process reflects both personal resilience and the collective spirit of the Ukrainian art community. Zelenska's work, deeply rooted in her cultural heritage, engages themes of resilience, identity, and human complexity, inviting viewers into a reflective dialogue.

More about the exhibition and the artist at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

Kaleidoscope

 

03.02. - 04.03.2024

 

Exhibition from Manuela Sambo | Dijana Sulic |Cyril France and Chiderah Bosah & guest artists

The "Kaleidoscope" exhibition at Galerie Sara Lily Perez offers a stunning journey through the rich tapestry of global cultures, bringing to life their heritage, visions, and stories. This vibrant celebration showcases the diverse backgrounds, traditions, and narratives that shape our world, highlighting the unique yet interconnected cultural mosaics. Visitors are invited to explore aspirational horizons through art that captures the essence of hope, progress, and a vision for an inclusive future. The exhibition deepens its impact by delving into personal exploration within a cultural context, presenting figurative sculptures and visual art that interrogate themes of identity and gender.

Adding to the immersive experience, the exhibition features interactive elements that allow for a tactile and emotional connection with the art. Here, wearable art objects invite physical engagement, while the figurative representations encourage storytelling, evoking profound human emotions such as connection, compassion, and solidarity. This exhibition is not just a viewing experience; it's an invitation to engage, reflect, and connect with the depth of human experience across cultures.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 03. February to 04. March 2024, daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 03. Febuary 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artist:

Manuela Sambo is known for her figurative paintings and sculptures. Her journey as an artist began when she moved from Angola to the former German Democratic Republic in 1984. This relocation marked a pivotal point in her life, where she developed a keen interest in visual arts and a heightened awareness of her African heritage. Sambo's art is deeply influenced by her experiences and cultural background, exploring themes such as female sexuality and identity. This thematic focus is a reflection of her personal explorations and the cultural contexts of her native Angola and her adopted home in Germany.

Dijana Sulic is an artist and the founder of the brand Déesse by DS, known for creating "wearable art objects," using ancient, tribal, and historic beads. Her work focuses on using African trade beads and old semi-precious stones, which were once used as currency on the African continent from the 15th to the early 20th century. Each piece crafted by Sulic is notjust a fashion accessory but a unique object of collection, symbolizing a journey through time and space, with its own stories, secrets, and mysteries. Dijana Sulic's work is celebrated for its exclusive and bold nature, each piece being a symbol of cultural identity and history.

Cyril France is a figurative mannerist painter living and working in Kent, UK, and originally from Accra, Ghana. France has gained recognition for his unique and evocative works that reflect a deep understanding of form, color, and composition. Cyril's artistic endeavors unfold as a captivating journey of self-exploration, resilience, and faith, navigating the challenges of hope against the odds. His photo-realistic paintings focus on portraits of young people, reflecting a community's limited resources and lifestyle, showing their bravery, dreams, and hope for a brighter future and freedom. France expresses his compassion towards his people through works such as “Lambs Become Lions” and “To Dream Is to Hope.”

Chiderah Bosah is a self-taught contemporary visual artist born in Nigeria. His artistic journey began at a young age as he replicated comic books using pencil drawings. Raised in Port Harcourt, Bosah's work focuses on storytelling through visual cues, including sketching, photography, drawing, and painting. He predominantly explores oil on canvas as a medium, with his artistic practice spanning across figurative representation, simplified realism, and portraiture. Bosah's art is known for investigating internal dialogues with the inner self through contemporary portraits that examine the human spirit, delving into how humanity is revealed externally through powerful and captivating expressions.

More about the exhibition and the artist at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

Affirmations / Futuristic Symbiosis

 

16.12. - 31.01.2024

 

Exibition by Johanna Marika Thoms & Doopiidoo

Galerie SLP is delighted to present "Affirmations / Futuristic Symbiosis".

Affirmations / Futuristic Symbiosis marks the beginnings for an era of human creativity and generative intelligence. This showcase brings together the abstract paintings of Johanna Marika Thoms and digital art of Doopiidoo. It’s our daring approach to blending traditional art forms with text-to-image creations. Combined, " Affirmations / Futuristic Symbiosis" implies a future state where human manifestations and AI’s creations exist simultaneously, enhancing and expanding the lived experience. Exploring human artistic expression alongside AI-generated art, exemplifying a future where these two realms are not in conflict, but instead, cohabitating the arts in a synergistic and collaborative way.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 16 December 2023 to 31 January 2024,
Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 16 December from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artists:

Doopiidoo is an artist renowned for his innovative fusion of Artificial Intelligence and artistic expression, revolutionizing the art world with his approach. He exploits AI as a new canvas, producing captivating artwork that challenges the limits of creativity and sparks discussions about the future of art and the role of technology. Human creativity with the power of AI algorithms via text-based stimuli are interpreted by AI to build the foundation. Doopiidoo adds his own artistic vision, choosing color and subject matter, creating a visual collage that meshes human and machine creativity. The meticulous and precise representation of human features in his portraits challenge our perceptions of identity and consciousness, blurring the lines between the created and the creator. To the viewer, Doopiidoo's art can be seen as a reflection on the potential of AI to understand and replicate the intricacies of human expressions and emotions.

Johanna Marika Thoms is celebrated for her abstract art, colorful splashes canvas, which vividly encapsulates the spontaneity and fluidity of human emotions. Her work is a riot of colors, creating a visual language that speaks to the viewer's innermost feelings. Thoms' art is characterized by its dynamic, free-form patterns and vibrant hues, reflecting her deep engagement with the emotional spectrum of the human experience.

More about the exhibition and the artists at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

Local Spirits

 

30.11. - 13.12.2023

 

Exibition by Agostino Perrone

Galerie Sara Lily Perez cordially invites you to Ago Perrone's latest solo exhibition, "Local Spirits," a visual odyssey that traverses the globe, from the bars of London to the tranquil repose of Italy, immortalizing the ephemeral essence of hospitality. Each photograph in this series is a vignette of life, a candid whisper of moments steeped in the allure of various locales.

Through the lens of his camera, Perrone unveils the soul of spaces that serve as crossroads of human interaction. In 'Connaught Bar', he frames the quiet focus of a bartender against the grandeur of an iconic institution; 'Friendship Goals' distills the warmth of enduring friendship in a single, timeless shot. 'Radiant Smile' is a testament to joy, with smiles being a universal language of welcome, and 'Service' celebrates the unspoken dialogue between host and guest, while 'Night Talk' shows a nocturnal spirit, a conversation shared on a warm evening, window open, the intimacy of shared stories. 

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 30 November to 24 December 2023, daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Thursday, 30 November 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artist:

Ago Perrone (b.1978, Como, Italy) lives and works in London, UK. Perrone’s journey into photography has long been intertwined with his career within hospitality and mixology. Since taking over the reins of the famed Connaught Bar in London in 2008, Perrone's photography, much like his cocktails, has become a blend of creativity, humanity, and the art of capturing ephemeral moments. The bars he worked in and visited became his studios, and through his lens, he delved deeper into the essence of these vibrant scenes and the personalities that inhabit them. His photographs become a celebration of quiet emotion, capturing life as it unfolds, without waiting for the perfect moment.

More about the exhibition and the artist at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

Variationen einer Reise

 

24.11. - 25.11.2023

 

Ferdinand Uth and Ilka Pappenscheller

Galerie Sara Lily Perez cordially invites you to "Variationen einer Reise," a collection of fanfold books inspired by the artistic journey of Ilka Pappenscheller and Ferdinand Uth through Italy and France. Please join us on the 24th of November at 18:00 for an evening of reading and exploration, accompanied by the enchanting live music of the talented jazz duo, Ian Max Mauch and Jonathan Batomene Braun.

On 24 November 2023, visitors to the gallery can look forward to an evening of reading and discovery from 18:00, accompanied by the enchanting live music of the talented jazz duo Ian Max Mauch and Jonathan Batomene Braun.

"Variationen einer Reise" comprises fanfold books exploring diverse themes inspired by Ilka Pappenscheller and Ferdinand Uth's artistic journey through Italy and France. This collection features a wide array of themes, formats, and colors, providing a rich tapestry of perspectives on their travels. Ilka's distinctive photographic storytelling creates individual narratives in each book, seamlessly intertwined with Ferdinand's words.

"Variations of a Journey" will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN  on 24 and 25 November 2023.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday on Friday, 24 November 2023, from 06:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm.
On Saturday, 24 November 2023, the opening hours are 11:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artists:

Ferdinand Uth is a budding author hailing from Berlin. Since 2017, he has contributed poems and short stories to various publications, including VICE and the eXperimenta literary magazine. Concurrently, between 2018 and 2023, he pursued a degree in journalism and communication at the Freie University of Berlin. In 2021, he published his debut volume of poetry titled "Metamorphosen eines sterbenden Singvogels." From October 2022 to March 2023, Ferdinand embarked on an artist residency in France and Italy alongside Ilka Pappenscheller, culminating in the creation of this project.

Ilka Pappenscheller was raised in the idyllic surroundings of a small village in southern Germany, an upbringing that continues to shape her photographic perspective. In 2015, she relocated to Berlin to study photography at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences, where she graduated in 2019. Her work delves into understated yet profound themes, as exemplified by "Gabriele," the story of a young woman from her village who was tragically murdered by an unknown assailant in the 1990s. Ilka's lens captures the void left by the unsolved case in the lives of the family and community. "Gabriele" earned her a spot on the shortlist for the German Photo Book Award 2019/2020. Her work has also graced the pages of several publications, including Stern, Exberliner, and HANT.

 

BEYOND REACH: Navigating Longing in the Modern World

 

14.10. - 18.11.2023

 

Exibition by Christian Achenbach, Wei Tan and Jack Hughes 

Galerie Sara Lily Perez invites you to the new exhibition, titled BEYOND REACH: Navigating Longing in the Modern World, an exploration of human connections in the digital age and will feature works by artists Christian Achenbach, Wei Tan, and Jack Hughes.

BEYOND REACH dives into the profound desire for authentic human connections against the backdrop of virtual relationships and the need for physical touch. The selection of the artworks delves into the impact of isolation, urbanization, and technological progress on our personal relationships, providing a compelling reflection on modern loneliness and the delicate bonds that tie us together. This exhibition invites visitors to reconsider contemporary concepts of closeness and distance and highlights the paradox of our hyper-connected yet emotionally distant lives.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 14 October to 18 November 2023, daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 14 October 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artists:

Christian Achenbach studied at Hochschule der Künste Berlin from 2001 to 2007. He had artist residencies in Copenhagen and Switzerland. Achenbach is also a co-founder of the "Artistweekend". The Berlin-based sculptor and painter, reinterprets 20th-century art history with a fresh postmodern perspective, akin to composing a symphony. He shares a love for music with Kandinsky, and their art resonates with a "synesthetic" connection between colors and sounds. Achenbach's works cleverly explore modernity, particularly postmodernism. His pieces lack central motifs, featuring rhizomatic combinations of geometric shapes and symbols, evoking Modernity, Dadaism, and Cubism. Just as music blurs clear contours and employs an explosive color palette, Achenbach's art follows a similar path.

Wei Tan is a Malaysian painter and sculptor based in Berlin, who transitioned from music composition to abstract painting in 2015, drawing inspiration from Abstract Expressionists. Her art serves as spontaneous self-expression, with each painting reflecting subconscious thoughts through spontaneous gestures and the mingling of materials. In her later works, she combined tangible objects like chairs and tables with abstract elements, evoking a range of emotions. Her art offers a glimpse into her emotional world and prompts viewers to explore their own feelings.

Jack Hughes is a Welsh artist. He holds a BA in Fine Art from the Arts University Bournemouth (2018) and currently resides in London. He specializes in creating large-scale oil paintings characterized by bold under-painting and contrasting colors. Initially exploring existential themes, Hughes has transitioned his artistic focus towards vivid, densely saturated depictions of his upbringing. His current work is firmly rooted in his childhood experiences, drawing from his dreams and memories to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Hughes' creative process now often begins with his dreams, which serve as the inspiration for his paintings. He maintains a dream diary, documenting dreams connected to his personal memories of people and places.

 

LOOM x Murt x URBAN OUTFITTERS

 

15.09. - 16.09.2023

 

in partnership with URBAN OUTFITTERS

Galerie Sara Lily Perez is thrilled to announce the opening of RHYTHMS OF IDENTITY, featuring works of Martin Dreves Castillo, aka. Murt. On the 15th and 16th of September, Galerie Sara Lily Perez welcomes to celebrate Hispanic identity through diverse art styles and narratives, featuring Murt's Colombian-inspired art blending tradition with modern elements. RHYTHMS OF IDENTITY includes paintings and merchandise inspired by Murt’s work, allowing you to take home a piece of his unique artistry. Explore this showcase of Hispanic Heritage's beauty and cultural diversity at Galerie SLP.

At the opening of the exhibition, Galerie SLP welcomes you to celebrate the launching of LOOM x Murt in partnership with the Urban Outfitters collection. Murt exclusively created two paintings to be featured in the AW23 collection. These artworks, along with carefully selected fabrics, prints, and designs, have been meticulously curated by the artist to infuse a sense of warmth and illumination into the forthcoming moody autumn and winter months. Both RHYTHMS OF IDENTITY and LOOM x Murt seamlessly blend traditional techniques with contemporary aesthetics, resulting in a dynamic and vibrant artistic composition.

The event will take place on September 15 and 16 from from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Thursday, 14th September 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 0:00 a.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

 

RHYTHMS OF IDENTITY

 

02.09. - 30.09.2023

 

Exhibition by Martin Dreves Castillo

Galerie Sara Lily Perez's captivating tribute to Hispanic Heritage. We honor Colombia's artistic traditions through the works of Martin Dreves Castillo, also known as Murt. This exhibition fosters cross-cultural understanding and appreciation in the community. The exhibition will explore identity in the Hispanic community, showcasing diverse artistic styles, techniques, and narratives that reflect this cultural identity. In celebration of Murt's remarkable talent and heritage. Murt's artworks capture Colombian culture with vibrant landscapes, captivating portraits, and stirring narratives.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 2nd to the 30th of September 2023, daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Thursday, 14th September 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 0:00 a.m.

Opening-Event in partnership with URBAN OUTFITTERS in the context of the BERLIN ART WEEK on September 14 and 15 from 11:00 to 19:0 each day

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

General admission is free.

About the artist:
Martin Dreves Castillo is a Colombian-German artist who grew up in Botswana, Colombia, and Ecuador before settling in Berlin in 2014. Initially drawing television characters as a young boy, Dreves Castillo now devotes himself to mixed-media paintings, incorporating oil, acrylic, and chalk into the creation of his abstract pieces. His focus is on the contrast of complexion and simplicity to show subjects like evolution and growth of the self. The notion of the work is that one can be part of any community, as long as one does what makes them happy.

More about the gallery at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

Group Exhibition 'KINK

 

07.07. - 24.07.2023

 

Challenges Stereotypes and Celebrates LGBTQIA+ History

Galerie SLP at Bikini Berlin is proud to present the groundbreaking group exhibition, 'KINK: Embracing Liberation,' co-curated by Sara Lily Perez and Chriss Phillips from Pornceptual. The exhibition will run from July 11th to July 24th, 2023, with an exciting Vernissage on July 8th from 17:00 to 20:00

'KINK: Embracing Liberation' is a powerful showcase that delves into the world of kink and BDSM, challenging stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding these practices. The exhibition aims to shed light on the kink community in LGBTQ+ history for decades, fostering liberation and pushing boundaries.

Prepare to be captivated by a thought-provoking display of art, photography, and interactive installations that explore the diverse expressions of kink. Through the works of participating artists such as Andrea Galad, Clement Louis, Rein Vollenga, Lupae, Marc Martin, Victor Hensel-Coe, Yu-Liang Liu, Andreas Hachulla, Sophie Lazari, Lars Deike, & Glück visitors will be invited to embrace a new understanding of kink as a form of self-expression, empowerment, and personal freedom.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN until the 24th of July 2023

Vernissage includin music and refreshments on Saturday, 8th July 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Works of the exhibition are for sale. General admission is free.

More about the exhibition an the artists at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

travelling exhibition of the Fashion for Good Museum: Grow

 

04.07. - 13.07.2023

 

In view of global warming as well as a global plastic problem, the fashion industry, as one of the largest industries, must make a U-turn. The Fashion for Good Museum's travelling exhibition GROW presents sustainable material innovations and shows how the path to a new circular fashion can succeed. In partnership with VORN - The Berlin Fashion Hub, GROW will stop in Berlin for two weeks in July for the first time.

As part of the EU project Allthings.bioPRO, the Fashion for Good Museum has realised GROW: The travelling exhibition explores groundbreaking innovations and showcases never-before-seen biomaterials through six elaborate looks. Designed by four young Dutch designers Huong Nguyen, Frederieke Broekgaarden, Eva Sonneveld and Charlotte Bakkenes. Among other things, fibres from banana trees or leather alternatives from coconuts and cork powder were used. From fashion designer and illustrator Karim Adduchi comes a unique dress made of "silk" from orange peels. Additional texts provide information on each of the exhibited pieces. The exhibition is accompanied by a photo campaign by Christian Mpamo, with texts by Zainab Goelaman. 

VORN - The Berlin Fashion Hub and Fashion for Good unites their work for a positive impact and change in the fashion industry by promoting forward-looking innovations, digitalization and an economically successful circular economy in the fashion and textile industry.

The GROW exhibition is open weekdays from July 4 to July 13 from 10 am to 6 pm and is located at VORN - The Berlin Fashion Hub Space, 1st floor BIKINI BERLIN
Budapester Str. 38-50
10787 Berlin
U-/S-Zoologischer Garten

 

FO YOU Voluntary Art Liaison: Hypostasen

 

03.06. - 24.06.2023

 

Group Exhibition by Kerstin Dzewior, Rolf Bremer, Mocx Dabbert, Marco Wachsmuth, Wanda Stang and Käte Müller

Galerie Sara Lily Perez is proud to present "Hypostasen," a group exhibition in collaboration with FO YOU Voluntary Art Liaison. In celebration of this year's World Environmental Month, this exhibition showcases the works of six talented artists: Kerstin Dzewior, Rolf Bremer, Mocx Dabbert, Marco Wachsmuth, Wanda Stang, and Käte Müller.

Inspired by the natural world, "Hypostasen" features a diverse collection of artworks that explore different perspectives on our environment. Through a wide range of materials and media, these artists capture the essence of nature with bold and intense colors, as well as thought-provoking motifs. From sweeping landscapes to abstract forms, each artwork speaks to the overarching theme of the exhibition. This collection portrays scenes that are often post-apocalyptic and dystopian, highlighting the urgent need for humanity to take action and change our approach to the environment. The artworks serve as a reminder that we have already altered the course of nature and put our own survival at risk. While nature itself is impartial, it can be unforgiving. This exhibition challenges viewers to recognize our collective responsibility and work towards a more sustainable future.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 3rd to the 24th of June 2023

Vernissage includin music and refreshments on Saturday, 3rd June 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Works of the exhibition are for sale. General admission is free.

More about the exhibition an the artists at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

Power of Confidence

 

06.05. - 27.05.2023

 

Group Exhibition by Iryna Maksymova, Oleksii Shcherbak, Oleksandr Barbolin, Taras Haida, Kateryna Komendant, Rita Maikova, and Dzvinia Podliashetska.

Galerie SLP is thrilled to announce "Power of Confidence", a captivating group exhibition with some of Ukraine’s most acclaimed emerging artists. In collaboration with Tuasho Agency's latest book release, "Emerging Art in Ukraine," the first full-fledged publication about contemporary young art in Ukraine.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 6th to the 27th of May 2023

Vernissage includin music and refreshments on Saturday, 6th May 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Works of the exhibition are for sale. General admission is free.

More about the exhibition an the artists at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

The Fate of The Orchids

 

01.04. - 29.04.2023

 

Daniel Sambo-Richter - Solo Exhibition

Step into the world of German artist Daniel Sambo-Richter at Galerie Sara Lily Perez this April. The solo exhibition invites you to explore the complexities of human conflict through a selection of the artist's non-figurative, landscape, and portrait paintings. Sambo-Richter's works delve into complex conflicts that are a central object of reflection. Through his portraits, the artist captures extreme situations of war, abuse, political and social values, and role clichés, often featuring famous personalities such as Leni Riefenstahl, Erich Honecker, and Armstrong Custer. These historical figures' contributions to history and biography are reflected in the paintings through a contemporary perspective, reinterpreting their relevance and making them visible once again. In addition, Sambo-Richter's landscapes follow an artistic tradition ranging from Romanticism to Expressionism and were initially inspired by climate change. However, they have evolved into larger themes, reflecting radical societal changes. Through these landscape paintings, the artist provides a mirror for our surroundings, transferring social and cultural processes and questioning them. On the surface, Sambo-Richter's works may seem honest and perhaps violent in their portrayal of humanity. Yet, on closer inspection, there is a hopeful quality that creates a contrast, reflecting reality. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the artist's thought-provoking and emotive work at Galerie Sara Lily Perez.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 1st to the 29th of April 2023 daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage includin music and refreshments on Saturday, 1st April 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Works of the exhibition are for sale. General admission is free.

 

About the artist:

Sambo-Richter was born in Görlitz in 1966. Between 1982–85 he studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Dresden and Cottbus, before moving to Berlin. Over the years he was Artist in Residency in the National Museum of Montenegro and Castle Liebenberg, among others. Additionally, his works were exhibited in various nations of the world including Angola, the U.S., Poland, and Denmark.

More about the exhibition at www.saralilyperez.com.

 

International Womxn's Month

 

04.03. - 25.03.2023

 

by Wanda Stang | Conxi Sane | Edina Picco & Guest Artists

This March, Galerie SLP is displaying the works of female artists celebrating their contributions to society, history and culture with an energizing, bright and authentic feel. From the 4th to the 28th of March, a group of International female artists from diverse backgrounds will be showcasing their works. Spanning from small scale collages and photography to large scale paintings. The art encourages a discourse on mental health, beauty standards, identity and a more general question of what it means to be a woman. In celebrating an inclusive and inherently feminist message of equality and diversity, the exhibit sparks a conversation on how to better interhuman relationships, love, acceptance and tolerance regardless of gender or background. The patriarchal narrative which has repressed female artists from participating in art history and the art scenes throughout different epochs is deconstructed, exposed and replaced with a joyful and democratic look on topics that surround and inspire us to create. Viewers are encouraged to question outdated but yet still very widespread narratives about leaving women and non-binary people out of discussions about the human experience. Predominant opinions which shape how we view society, advance in science, health and how culture is formed. The International Womxns Month exhibition at Galerie SLP opens a vital discussion about womanhood, gender equality, stereotypes and ways to better ourselves as a more inclusive society.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 4th to the 25th of March 2023 daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Vernissage including introduction by artists|, music and refreshments on Saturday, 4 March 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Admission is free.

 

About the artists:

Wanda Stang: Wanda Stang is a Berlin based mixed media artist from Bad Saarow who uses her pieces to explore the cycles of life and human happiness. Her works merge painting, sculpture, and fabric to create a fascinating blend of dimensions that challenges our perceptions. In a recent piece, Wanda broke free from the traditional canvas format by adding layers of linen and an unexpected shape. Her characters' eyes are painted with unique perspectives, reflecting the diversity of people's viewpoints.

Conxi Sane: When Conxi Sane graduated in Fashion, nobody could have guessed she was destined to become a visionary painter. But six years ago, she picked up a paintbrush and unleashed a tidal wave of creativity that has captivated audiences across Europe. With her work, Conxi fearlessly delves into the subconscious, drawing inspiration from the likes of Surrealism and Cubism. She's an artist in the truest sense, taking cues from legends like Picasso, Miró, and Le Corbusier to create stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces. Music is a major driving force in her creative process, with Latin Jazz being the latest muse to ignite her palette. Her latest series has been met with widespread acclaim, solidifying her status as a rising star in the art world.

Edina Picco: Edina Picco is a Berlin based collage artist, whose passion for art was instilled in her at an early age by her father and a circle of inspiring artists. Despite pursuing other careers in literature, economics, and international crisis and aid work, Picco”s love for art never faded. Teaching art at a public school in 2017 reignited her passion, and in 2019 she turned her focus to contemporary collage art. Since then, Edina has been creating breathtaking pieces that challenge traditional notions of art and leave viewers in awe.

 

Black History Month

 

04.02. - 28.02.2023

 

Exhibition by Frantz Lamothe | Martin Dreves Castillo | Kat Pablo & Pedro Knife

In celebration of this year’s Black History Month, Galerie SLP makes a statement by exploring the colorfulness and vibrant diversity of the world’s largest diaspora community. From the 4th to the 28th of February, Galerie SLP is showcasing two outstanding artists who grew up and found their roots within the worldwide Black community.The artwork is honest and cheerful, spanning from collage to abstract painting, creating a touching dialogue on identity, homeland and the uniqueness of Black culture. While the exhibition communicates the extraordinary heritage of the Black community, it further conveys an honest and powerful message of hope for humanity as a whole. Black history is meditated upon from a contemporary glance, societal codes and structures of human reality are questioned, past and present representations of Blackness culminate in one celebrative splash of color. A profoundly human and sincere conversation on identity is stirred, exhibition viewers are invited to deconstruct reality, contemplating the possibility of alternative ways of being. The experience is a transcendental, dreamlike escape, taking a glimpse into the future of the worldwide Black community. In the midst of an intriguing, mysterious yet warm atmosphere, viewers forget themselves in this acidulous, popping color maze. Reflecting on life, death and everything in between, viewers should be brought back to their own, true selves. A deeper dive into the artworks will take exhibition viewers on a visual journey, the range of color hues mirroring the complexity and richness of the Black community and its multiple identities. From Lamothe’s funky tango dancers and skeletons to Dreves Castillos cartoon-like characters, each artist brings their own distinct style to the table. The viewer is projected to Dreves Castillos lyrical sarcasm, riddled with pop-culture references, before taking in Lamothe’s iconic painted denim jackets as a final surprise. The Black History Month exhibition at Galerie SLP captures the fascinating legacy of the international Black community, highlighting the importance of diversity, togetherness and hope. Works from the exhibition will be available for purchase, general admission is free.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 4th to the 28th of February daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Admission is free.

 

About the artists:

Frantz Lamothe is a Haitian-American self-taught artist, born in 1961 in Port-au-Prince, who moved to New York at age 6, narrowly escaping dictatorship. In New York Lamothe encountered the dynamic world of street art and graffiti, even knitting a friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat. Love, past experiences, and pop art symbols permeate his vibrant acrylic paintings, discussing themes of identity. During the 90s, Lamothe’s artistic production evolved to creating statement “wearable prints” on painted Levi’s denim jackets, a popular series that he recently retook. Lamothe’s art has made him travel all over the world, exhibiting his work in over 50 galleries, from Europe to Japan.

Martin Dreves Castillo is a Colombian-German artist who grew up in Botswana, Colombia, and Ecuador before settling in Berlin in 2014. Initially drawing television characters as a young boy, Dreves Castillo now devotes himself to mixed-media paintings, incorporating oil, acrylic, and chalk into the creation of his abstract pieces. His focus is on the contrast of complexion and simplicity to show subjects like evolution and growth of the self. The notion of the work is that one can be part of any community, as long as one does what makes them happy. His upcoming projects include a show in New York City as well as returning to Berlin for a small clothing campaign during Berlin Art Week in September.

Kat Pablo: [she|they] is a street artist, poet, and activist. Her portraits depict people from her childhood at the beginning of the hip-hop era in the South Bronx. The accompanying Dear Zee letters are a further examination of a childhood steeped in community and survival.

Pedro Knife: Berlin-based photographer whose main subjects range from commercial fashion to documentary street art with a focus on activism. in collaboration with Kat Pablo launches a series of portraits depicting the life of the poet in Berlin urban settings

 

MONOCHROME

 

07.01. - 31.01.2023

 

Exhibition by Adi Oz-Ari, Maria Sanchez, Ganna Nesterenko and Vasil Berela

Galerie SLP opens the new year with a group exhibition titled Monochrome. Exploring collective consciousness through the human psyche. Color is abstracted, utilized as a tool to direct the focus of the viewer into self-reflection. From the 7th of January to the 31st, the gallery is showing works of four international artists portraying their own interpretations of emerging social issues. Themes include the relationship between humans, machines and the existential efforts to survive and realize ourselves in a fast-evolving, technocratic society. 
The exhibition examines what lies beyond human consciousness, bridging the gap into the future realms of artificial intelligence and spaces created within deep learning. Deconstructing the human anatomy allows the artists to submerge themselves deeper into layers of the psyche, exploring the field of neuroscience and linking it wıth the study of neural networks, as a result, reconstructing the consciousness in a surrealistic way, presenting the possibilities of a connection between the corporal and the artificial the neurochemical and the digital as a gateway to the ethereal.
Viewers of the exhibition are invited to examine the creation, ranging from digital prints to scanned biological matter, while the works also offer different perspectives of the human experience from international artists and their exposure and approach to artificial intelligence as a part of our collective consciousness.
From small-scale prints to big paintings, Monochrome will tell the story of the human mind and the evolution of our social constructs. Obscured in the monochrome palette the saturation is achieved through the surreal, depicting collective thought within the complexities of the human social structure. Internal dialogues of the indivıdual fill the social frameworks, resulting in a projectıon of the intimate onto a global network.
Combining modernism with the usage of unconventional material, the viewers are invited to pause, stay still for a moment and feel the connection to the art, the artists and to the world through the images. Monochrome features works that encourage the viewer to start 2023 with a bit of inner-reflection. Works from the exhibition will be available for purchase,  general admission is free.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 7 to 31 January 2023 daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Admission is free.

 

About the artists:

Adi Oz-Ari holds an undergraduate degree from the Midrasha College of Art at the Beit Berl Academic College (2012) and earned an MFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2015), following her interest in the human body and the machine. What fascinates her is the link between processes and illnesses taking form within the body. Her practice examines the expressive possibilities of the body-mind tie in terms of concepts of pain, disintegration, and loss. Inert and organic materials originating in her own and foreign bodies are the elements with which she works. Like a chemical reaction, they undergo a transformation to come together into a lyrical image that sometimes loses its source entirely through a process of abstraction.

María Sánchez takes a critical view of social and cultural issues. Often referencing human behavior, her work explores the varying relationships between the physical and non-physical world. Since 2015, Sánchez's artworks have been exhibited at spaces and galleries both nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions of her different series of paintings, digital art, and photography. One of her notable projects was the collaboration with WildAid foundation against ivory traffic. Figures such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen DeGeneres, and Prince William were involved.

Ganna Nesterenko is a Ukrainian visual and performative artist. She is part of the Artist Collective Berlin. She researches non-figurative approaches in artistic expression, freedom from shape and connecting to the collective subconscious. Her main intention for her viewers is to invite them to open up and step into their own dreamworld, using her painting as a mirror for daydream and connecting with their own subconscious.

Vasil Berela was born 1986 in Georgia, now lives and works in Berlin. Berela studied architecture from 2003 to 2004 at the State Academy of Arts in Tbilisi. He ultimately enrolled in the Berlin Weißensee Kunsthochschule from 2015 to 2021 to study fine arts. He has been teaching sculpting at the Kunsthochschule as of 2022. When he studies people's attempts to achieve transcendental experiences in his works, he consistently finds the same conclusion: people frequently vegetate ineffectively as social biomasses.

 

ILLUSIONS

 

03.12. - 29.12.2022

 

Exhibition by Aziya and Johannes Ehemann and Lee Wagstaff

Been there or seen there? As today's interactions are mainly virtual it's more likely you've seen it online. The Illusions exhibition is inspired by our perception of today's interactions with media. Highlighting the artificiality of the ideal image and society’s trend to pursue happiness by means of flat pictures and letters. The authors aim to challenge Semantic conventions and hope to extend communication possibilities.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 3 to 29 December 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including introduction by artists|, music and refreshments on Saturday, 3 December from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.
Finissage including music and refreshments on Thursday, 29 December from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

About the artists:

Aziya: Aziya was born in the USSR. She received her first bachelor's degree in fine arts at Empire State University of New York State College in 2010. Aziya sees the artist’s role as an independent observer, visualizing current trends and phenomena that affect our world. This guides her to address the prevalence of popular culture in everyday life and relevant issues. In the Illusions series, Aziya presents figurative and surrealistic compositions constructed with the imagery that's conveyed by everyday media content.

Johannes Ehemann: Schwabach native spent his earlier years as a professional ice Hockey player later transitioning to his true passion, art. Ehemann’s artworks surpass the traditional boundaries of figurative surrealism using a self-develop Technik of crumbling polaroid photographs and turning them into large-scale artworks on wood and acrylic glass this unique technique strikes a nerve on collectors of all ages

Lee Wagstaff: Berlin-based artist from London studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London and Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan. Has exhibited his body, large-format photographic self-portraits, and graphite work at art and performance venues worldwide. One performance was featured in the Ornament Und Abstraction show at the Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland where he was the first Western artist to be featured in the Art Annual, Kobe, Japan.

 

UKRAINIZATION

 

03.11. - 30.11.2022

 

Exhibition by Sofiia Yesakova, Mariia Lutsak, Sofiia Golubeva, Anastasia Pasechnik, Viki Berg and Anthony Reznik

Have you ever wondered about the nature of your perception of reality? The Ukrainization exhibition is a statement of what is happening in our homeland and our perception of reality through the experience of war forcing us to explore new horizons with sharpened awareness of ourselves, our cultural heritage, and our place in both domestic and global affairs. our artworks aid the internal visualization process, developing a certain kind of receptivity that helps us understand our new reality, in which exploring the past and envisioning the future are both vital. This exhibition features a curated selection of paintings, prints, and carpets by young Ukrainian authors who were forced to leave their native homes and travel into the unknown.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 3 to 30 November 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including introduction by artists|, music and refreshments on Thursday, 3 November from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Performance on Thursday, 17 November from from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ukrainian women folk performance on Tuesday, 22 November from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Finissage including music and refreshments on Thursday, 30 November from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

About the artists:

Sofiia Yesakova: Born in Kyiv, UA Has a Master of Fine Arts from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine (NAFAA) currently works and lives in Berlin.

Yesakova uses the language of minimalism, with a focus on expressing thoughts and emotions, reflecting and conveying the atmosphere. For Yesakova, the balance between emotionality and rationality is important (the direction that prefers the mind to the senses in cognition, turns away from sensory reality).

Mariia Lutsak: Born in 1997 Kyiv, UA graduated from the Graphic Department of the National Academy of Fine Arts in Kyiv. After her studies, Lutsak continued to work in her art studio and also taught at an art school. Lutsak currently lives and works in Berlin. Lutsak’s watercolors and prints are reflections on the theme of war. Based on her own and others' experiences, relating to loss, memories, the pain of bereavement, and the horrors of war.

Sofiia Golubeva: Born in Odesa, UA Studied at Kyiv Academy of Media Arts (Contemporary Art), Kyiv BA, National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture (Fine Art), Kyiv, and is currently living and working in Berlin. Golubeva explores the social, psychological, and political aspects of self-reflection and human behavior.

Anastasia Pasechnik: Pasechnik is an actress, artist, and musician from Kharkiv UA who draws inspiration from emotional experiences and philosophical reflections. Pasechnik is a self-taught avant-garde painter specializing in artistic performances and flute playing.

Viki Berg Is a Ukrainian artist currently living and working in Berlin. Specializes in tufting carpets and graphics. Her works are a way to redefine her identity by turning to the ancient technique of weaving as Berg’s female ancestors have done for centuries, but in a new contemporary form showing the current culture of Ukraine.

Anthony Reznik: Graphic design and book illustrator from From Kharkiv, Ukraine studied at “The State Academy of Art and Design” Currently lives and works in Berlin. Reznik is a creative and passionate artist whose illustrations have been featured in books and comics with over six years of art teaching practices.

 

TRANSCENDENT REALITIES

 

15.10. - 29.10.2022

 

Transcendent Realities. Group Exhibition by Anselm Reyle, Cille Sch and Tabitha Swanson

Transcendent Realites is a group exhibition that challenges a static way of living in terms of how we connect with one another, our surroundings, and our values while defending individuality and freedom from prejudice, expectations, and judgment. It highlights the several personas that enhance our potential as humans and enable us to evolve into new forms through embracing endless virtual realms.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 15 to 29 October 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 15 October, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

Anselm Reyle: Anselm Reyle's art is closely related to modernism since it simultaneously adopts, critiques, and reinvents its tenets. Reyle uses neon colors, found items, and shiny ordinary materials like foil, glitter, and mirrors to create abstract sculptures and paintings. Reyle self-consciously revives elements like Hard-Edged stripes and the expressive brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionism, drawing inspiration from early abstract painter Otto Freundlich and employing methods invented by Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman. Reyle made his appreciation of popular culture clear in 2011 by designing accessories for the fashion label Dior.

Camille Schaeffer (Cille Sch): French artist based in Berlin. The core of her work explores the connection between artistic production and its unique relationship to the creation of fiction(s). More specifically, Cille Sch is interested in how these created fictions and subsequent notions of perception and understanding come into being. As an artist, performer and creative director, Cille Sch is fascinated by the interaction between the body and space, and uses this interface as a means of fundamentally exploring and reflecting on societal norms and constructs. Inherent in this activity is the questioning of identity, and the way in which we understand ourselves in relationship to others and that of broader culture.

Tabitha Swanson: Tabitha Swanson is a Berlin-based multi-disciplinary designer, creative technologist, and artist. Her practice includes 3D, animation, augmented reality, digital fashion, graphic design, and UX/UI. Commercially, Tabitha has worked with brands including Vogue Germany, Nike, Highsnobiety, Reebok, Origins, and others to create beautiful work in the creative tech and design sphere. Artistically, her work is used as a form of therapy, often composing questions rather than answers, and trying to faintly touch the unseen edges of human existence. She has exhibited at Miami Art Basel, Transmediale, Mmmad, Cadaf Arts, and more.

 

The Life of Trees

 

01.10. - 13.10.2022

 

The Life of Trees. Exhibition by Barbara Nowy

The trunk of each tree presents the base of life facing us humans. With its roots, which can emerge on brittle ground, it reaches deep into the ground, seeking water and nourishment in all of our mother earth. Hidden from the eye, the annual rings inside the trunk tell of good times and bad. Silent and breathless at the same time, the colors, furrows and scars of the bark show endless images full of emotion. High up, however, the branches drift in the most diverse ways and in all directions - life paths like - to establish connections with each other and with those next to them. In doing so, they gather strength from all weather, rain or shine. And the breathing of their leaves or needles makes us humans feel alive. In the crowns of the trees, new life blossoms on the youngest shoots and grows into fruit. Thus, every tree is a mirror of ourselves, whose tranquility and steadfastness offers virtuous examples.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 1 to 13 October 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 1 October , from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Finissage with introduction by artist on Thursday, 13 Octcober from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

Barbara Nowy, born in Bremen, enjoys hiking and feels very connected to nature: "I am nature, I think!" Nowy says about herself. Nowy lived in West Berlin for decades. After the reunification, the artist was able to satisfy her longing for the great outdoors in Mecklenburg.

 

Body & Soul

 

03.09. - 30.09.2022

 

Exhibition by Annique Delphine, Vasil Berela and Danit

Body & Soul turns inner life and emotions inside out, allowing the viewer to critically examine social norms and conventions by having a conversation with oneself. Different human body types, parts and colors indicate the objectification of social genders, calling them into question and illuminating them in a feminist manner, showing that a person can grow under any circumstances.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 3 to 30  September 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including music and refreshments on Saturday, 3 September , from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

Annique Delphine | The German-born artist is known for humorously addressing vocal feminism, body issues, and patriarchy in her photographs, installations, and paintings.

Vasil Berela |Born 1986 in Georgia, now lives and works in Berlin. When he studies people's attempts to achieve transcendental experiences in his works, he consistently finds the same conclusion: people frequently vegetate ineffectively as social biomasses.

Danit | German born sculptor. She makes sculptures in an effort to slow down the fast-paced culture of today

 

BELONGING

 

06.08. - 31.08.2022

 

Multidisciplinary exhibition by Ilona Mangold

Mangold's multidisciplinary approach to "Trauma, Abstraction, and Creativity." traces back to his Ukrainian origins and forced migration to Germany. Throughout this series Mangold reveals various digital collage techniques taking the relationship between the essential conceptualization of a traumatized mind, the historical context and its transmissibility.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 6 to 31 August 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Saturday, 6 August , from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

CATEGORY IS…PRIDE

 

15.07. - 30.07.2022

 

Celebrating our first Pride Month group Exhibition, Galerie SLP is bringing together Pride-tastic Talents & Curated Selections of Lars Deike, Founder of Pride Art Berlin; Queertography of Victor Hensel-Coe from Berlin Is Wonderland; Photographic Composition of Emerging Artist Moena Weiss. Iconography & Face Serving from Internationally Acclaimed and Otherworldly; VOGUE House of Saint Laurent. Gracing us with their presence frame by frame in a Fashion Family Portrait titled, The Garden of The Earthly Delights. Showcasing how each of the House members embody the transcendent beauty of earthly delights that comes from within.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 15 to 30 July 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Friday, 15 July 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

 

The First Week

 

10.06. 11:00 - 29.06.2022 19:00

 

Solo exhibition by Veronika Cherednychenko

As we planned this exhibition the lives of millions of people were transformed in Ukraine, and for Cherednychenko this meant  life as she knew it would never be the same as her peaceful life in Lviv turned to survival mode. This body of work was created inside the chaos of an incoming war and the chilling sounds of air raid alarms. Her surrealist drawings depict her deepest and darkest feelings experienced during the first days of the war. This exhibition is a special collaboration as we give a stage to the talented Ukranians who have lost so much since the war began 2014. Galerie SLP is committed to continue to shed light on the lives of Ukranias through art.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 10 to 29 June 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Friday, 10 Jun2 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

"A few months before the start of this war Ukrainian society was in anticipation. Conversations in close family circles and between friends were reduced to discussions about the likelihood of the war. Tension was gradually increasing so I decided to make a series of works dedicated to this state – a state of expectation – and reflect on today’s events. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time, so I started the series in the first week of the war when the only thing left to expect was tomorrow. So the presented drawings are all about first days, my personal feelings, anxiety and fear. Work always helps people to go through difficulties, difficult moments in life, and artists are not an exception. So I continue to work and believe in our victory" says Veronika Cherednychenko.

 

Arboreal Impulse

 

30.04. - 28.05.2022

 

Textile art exhibition by Prayer Textile Gallery

Arboreal Impulse is a textile art exhibition that explores the relationship between modern human tribes and nature. The things that we value are constantly changing depending on the environment we find ourselves in. People become more distant from one another and individualism is valued over community unlike the vines from plants and trees that intertwine and lace together. In this collection we are creating a sense of tribal cohesion through this limited edition screen print on fabric.

Born in 1986 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Apirom Somlit Graduated from Rajamagala University of Technology Lanna with a BA in Fine arts. A trained painter, he has been the resident artist and designer at Prayer Textile Gallery for 10 years. This collection, ‘Arboreal Impulse’, is inspired by paintings created by the late Marisa Buerkle, co-founder and creative director of Prayer Textile Gallery, without whom Apirom would not have developed a love of textiles. Apirom believes that art can be found virtually anywhere when looked for. A refreshing drink created from handpicked ingredients, if appreciated, is art because it was purposefully put together for someone’s feeling of happiness. “I believe that art is a thing of beauty that can transfer a feeling of joy when received by the viewer.” says Apirom.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 30 April to 28 May 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Saturday, 30 April 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Collective Dreams in the Urban Experience

 

02.04. - 28.04.2022

 

Group Exhibition with Johannes Ehemann and Filipp Jenikäe

Collective Dreams in the Urban Experience showcases artists Filipp Jenikäe and Johannes Ehemann. Together they remind us of the joy that can be found in everyday life and help us to see beauty in the little things we do day to day, especially in these dark times.

Filipp Jenikäe is a German-Georgian contemporary artist who studied in Ukraine. The G.O.A.T. series uses iconic figures, landscapes, and euphoric party scenes to portray the exuberance of life that surrounds us all. His large-format paintings on canvas remind us that we all need to find light in the darkness, depicting  scenes from his travels through Istanbul, Berlin, Barcelona, Kyiv and more. 

Johannes Ehemann is a contemporary artist from Schwabach. Ehemann uses polaroid photography which he crumbles and paints onto wooden panels. Ehemann’s pop aesthetic depicts vibrant images of everyday life. With his use of bright colors, emblematic symbols, and dimensional images he engages the viewers natural inclination to seek out his captivating works.

 

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 2 to 28 April 2022

*** During this exhibition Galerie SLP will donate 50% of its commission to aid Ukraine. ***

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Saturday, 2 April 2022, from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. (2G+)

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 to 19:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Esther Perbandt


ESTHER PERBANDT

 

BIKINI BERLIN COLLECTABLE 2022 WITH INSTALLATION 

Every year, BIKINI BERLIN designs a limited-edition Collectable together with a creative talent. The result of this year’s cooperation is an iconic Phone Purse with designer Esther Perbandt. 

This latest accessory is available to purchase from 14 March 2022, coinciding with Berlin Fashion Week, and is only available as long as stocks last as it was produced in limited quantities. The statement piece is made from chrome-free, tanned leather and has a strong ship’s rope strap, adorned with handmade teak wooden beads and a sleek metal carabiner. A strong bond with the city of Berlin is something that the celebrated designer, visionary, performer and mistress of ceremonies has in common with BIKINI BERLIN and this common ground is also reflected in the edgy design of the Phone Purse. 

 

Fashion enthusiasts can buy the Collectable for €119

at: LNFA on the 1st floor of BIKINI BERLIN,

online at estherperbandt.com

or from the Esther Perbandt flagship store in Berlin-Mitte,Almstadtstrasse 3, 10119 Berlin
(open Tues-Fri from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sat. from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm). 

 

ESTHER PERBANDT X BIKINI BERLIN INSTALLATION 

In the atrium of the BIKINI BERLIN concept shopping mall, visitors will be able to admire a large-scale creative installation presenting the stylish Phone Purse from 14 March until 16 April 2022.

STHER PERBANDT X BIKINI BERLIN INSTALLATION

BIKINI BERLIN

Budapester Straße 38-50
Atrium on ground floor
10787 Berlin
S/U-Bahn stop: Zoologischer Garten 

14 March until 16 April 2022

Opening hours: Mon. to Sat.: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm 

 

More about the Phone Purse:

"I actually made precisely this purse for one of my fashion shows many years ago because I needed to keep a close eye on my mobile phone timer so I could send the models down the runway at just the right second. But I also needed to ensure that my hands were free because I was still making last-minute adjustments to the outfits. Ever since then, people have been asking me about my Phone Purse on a daily basis, also when I was taking part in the US TV show ‘Making the Cut’ with Heidi Klum. This cooperation with BIKINI BERLIN means that I can now finally produce this unique piece and make a lot more people happy," says fashion designer Esther Perbandt about the purse’s creation process.

The black purse can be casually slung across the body. Its card slots on the back are another practical touch, enabling you to keep essential items like your ID or bank card close and safe next to most standard smartphones.

Esther Perbandt is following on from William Fan, who designed the previous two successful BIKINI BERLIN cooperations. In the past two years, this has resulted in timeless classics: the BIKINI BERLIN Birthday Bag (2019) followed by the Key Wallet (2021), which also references the Birthday Bag’s minimalistic and urban design. 

 

 

Humanitas

 

04.03. - 26.03.2022

 

Exhibition with Richard Schemmerer

The Humanitas Exhibition centers around the principles of humans and the cosmos, our Earth included and its underlying fundamental developments of religion, geometry and technology.

The exhibition explores how this relationship can guide us in the healing of the ego through the use of art, showing us how deeply life is interconnected. The deepest sense of belonging is the level of love.

Richard Schemmerer postulates that creation comes neither from bad nor good but from complete neutrality, therefore lending us the wisdom to live from within the authentic core rather than an imagined enacted personality.

Richard Schemmerer’s mission is to always make sure that Art is valued as a language and dialog, independent of the age we live in. Art is the inspiration and food for the soul and he strives to demonstrate this through love, conviction, action & compassion.

The art pieces for Humanitas hope to inspire greater awareness about moving forward as a collective, and celebrating the planet that we love so deeply but have taken for granted and used so freely for thousands of years but is reaching its limits.

This exhibition is about hope and faith in a greater future.

Richard Schemmerer was born in Munich, Germany and is a professional multidisciplinary artist with a background in fashion. His creative work spans poetry, filmmaking and visual arts. In the past thirty years Schemmerer lived in several US cities and involved himself in the local art movements of the time. Currently he resides in Berlin and is a founder of The Pride Art Atelier.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 4 to 26 March 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Friday, 4 March 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (2G+)

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Black History Month

 

04.02. - 26.02.2022

 

Group Exhibition with Antoinette Cauley, Eme Freethinker and Guy Kouekam

Black History Month showcases African descent artists from the Dominican Republic, France and the United States. Together they present the history of their African origins while advocating for unity, exploration and equality through their artworks. 

Cauley’s paintings  illustrate how her relocation from Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.A.) to Berlin, Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced and reshaped her views on systemic racism, her home country, and her overall identity as a biracial Black woman. 

Kouekam’s digital art showcases his collaboration with Cameroonian photographer Souaibou Sali where Koukam uses graphic design as a bridge to encourage the viewer to embody what it really means to be free to create, and most importantly, to believe in your own dreams.

Freethinker is a Dominican graffiti artist whose paintings showcase women of color and his ongoing activism for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 4 to 26 February 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Friday, 4 February 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (2G+)

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Blackbird Fly

 

07.01. - 27.01.2022

 

Exhibition by Antoinette Cauley

Blackbird Fly is an exploration into how artist Antoinette Cauley’s relocation from Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.A.) to Berlin, Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced and reshaped her views on systemic racism, her home country, and her overall identity as a biracial Black woman. Created during the course of two years, this series delves into childhood trauma and psychological triggers relating to abandonment, survival and hyper independence in youth and their connection to time and place.

Phoenix, Arizona (U.S.A.) native Antoinette Cauley's work is very reflective of her home city- the gritty and the beautiful. Her work is heavily influenced by rap music and Black American hood culture with an overall focus on women empowerment. Visually, she combines the grittiness of rap music with the beauty of vibrant color and deep, emotionally driven messages. Cauley attended Mesa Community College where she studied Fine Art with an emphasis in painting. During this time she held a two year apprenticeship with nationally renowned oil painter Chris Saper who taught her the ins and outs of the fine art industry.

"As a biracial Black American woman from a marginalized community, my work looks to directly confront and question the normative racial narratives that have been historically presented within art establishments and institutions. By emphasizing the beauty in the many complexities of Black American Hood culture and Black hood feminism, I look to portray the depth and resilience of a demographic whose complete essence is consistently robbed for profit while their own bodies and stories are carelessly cast aside." says Antoinette Cauley.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 7 to 27 January 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Friday, 7 January 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (2G+)

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Eve's Glory

 

18.12. - 04.01.2022

 

Exhibition by Armand Tamboly

Eve’s Glory showcases women in uniforms of different ages and backgrounds who share the same fighting spirit and strong characters, defying obstacles along their path through life and career. World history on the other hand has been written only by white men who disregard this alternative form of documentation. The uniforms help to communicate this injustice. From the artist’s point of view, women have always had their fights and struggles that they have won; this knowledge comes from personal anecdotes. The uniforms used in this project are from 12 different countries, the majority of them had colonies. 

Armand Tamboly is an award winning visual artist with a diverse background in Ad photography and design. He is interested in psychology and history and his framework includes environmental,social and political contemporary subjects.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 18 December 2021 to 4 January 2022

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Saturday, 18 December 2021, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Smoking Birds

 

11.12. - 16.12.2021

 

Exhibition by Moena Weiss

Smoking birds by Moena Weiss is a collection of portraits which depict an individual's transformation process. The uniqueness of the individual in this process is displayed through the progression of the photos in the series. Moena conveys the inherent beauty in the diverse human experience. She wants the subjects of her portraits to see what she sees through the lens of her camera when looking at their image. The artist is fascinated by the different facets of humanity and how photography can capture a person’s way of existing, moving, feeling. To share this process while taking pictures is one of the most beautiful things for her, because in the end we all want to be seen by others as we are. 

Moena Joy - Dada Weiss is a Berlin-based photographer. With a background in psychology, Moena is fascinated with documenting the human environment and exploring the encounter between the camera and people she photographs. She works a lot with portraiture; for her, a portrait of a person holds tremendous vulnerability and intimacy between the photographer and their subject and thus establishes a special form of relationship.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 11 to 16 December 2021.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Thursday, 11 December 2021, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Requiem for a Dollar

 

19.11. - 09.12.2021

 

Exhibition by Aziya

Requiem for a Dollar is an exhibition that exposes how the capitalist system is built upon inequality. With the recent Covid 19 epidemic, its flaws became more prominent than ever and inspired Ikhtymbayeva to address questions regarding its core idea: money. She develops the concept of ‘souvenir’ currency to explore society’s shift towards digital currency. This change will render physical money as merely a souvenir from the past; nothing more than a piece of paper which humanity valorized.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 19 November to  9. December 2021.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Friday, 19 November 2021, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 08:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Aziya was born in 1988 in the USSR. She received her first Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts in State University of New York Empire State College in 2010 and second Bachelor Degree in Media and Communications from University of New York in Prague in 2013. She then went on to complete her Master Degree in Professional Business Communications from La Salle University in 2013. In 2020, Aziya participated and received certifications in various fields from the Interaction Design Foundation and Yale University. Aziya sees the role of the artist as an independent observer, visualising current trends and phenomena that affect the world we live in. This guides her aim on addressing the prevalence of popular culture in everyday life and relevant issues. The artist’s portfolio consists of 10 artworks that convey different views on capitalism and money. "In my work, I observe and narrate the idea of capitalism throughout norms by the means of colour palette, symbolism, and text." says Aziya.

 

 

PASSION VS. ANXIETY

 

18.11. - 18.12.2021

 

Exibition by Álvaro Guilherme

Álvaro Guilherme is a name that raises eyebrows when it is uttered in his adopted Lisbon. Almost everyone has heard about his famous live painting sessions and his pop-up exhibitions in unique places, or seen him in the streets playing the trumpet while taking a break from his ever-present sketchbook. Unintentionally, the artist has created a legend that follows him and sticks to his work. His mediums are based on a plastic and rhythmic polyphony – you could even say gesturally polyphonic. His work comes gushing from the heart and Álvaro's painting is authentic, young, refreshing, and organic. The crystallization of Alvaro’s work challenges the observer in an interrogative way.

After opening STUDIO183’s Fashion Film project with Álvaro’s live painting session on a store wall, STUDIO183 is proud to feature Álvaro’s exhibition PASSION VS. ANXIETY. The works challenge the concept of beauty, embodying the artist’s passion and signature style of interlacing color and shapes by creating playful synergies between them. The works express passion, spontaneous creation and ingenuity. Most works were produced in 2021 in Berlin, Germany. 

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 18 November to 18 Dezember 2021 at STUDIO183, BIKINI BERLIN.

STUDIO183, BIKINI BERLIN, at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

 

Vernissage including dinks by Monkey Michelberger / Reichsrat von Buhl (RSVP at event@studio183.co)  

18 November 2021, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 08:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Biophiliac

 

04.11. - 16.11.2021

 

Exhibition by Valeria Valdizan

Biophiliac is an exhibition that deals with the intimate relationship and connection one has with nature, both physically, mentally and spiritually. The concept originates from the word Biophilia (an innate human tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life). Through painting, Valeria Valdizan reconnects with herself and establishes a bond with nature.

Valeria Valdizan was born in Peru in 1987 and studied art in Lima and Madrid. Today she lives in Berlin, where she is deepening her painting.
"Starting from memory and the unconscious, I generate new structures from images that expand and distort my reality. It is a combination of abstracted fragments of my own environment with elements from nature. My work represents a strong connection to the organic." she says.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 4 to 16 November 2021.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Thursday, 4 November 2021, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Womanhood

 

14.10. - 30.10.2021

 

Exhibition by Rebekka Macht

Womanhood is an exhibition that showcases  women and their bodies, intersectional feminism, woman*hood, mother*hood, being a single parent, how these social and individual experiences impact our psyche, and the possibility of personal growth.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 15 to 30 October 2021.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Thursday, 14 October 2021, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 08:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

The Body is Our Home

 

07.10. - 13.10.2021

 

Mixed media exhibition by Crissian Chen

The Body is Our Home is a mixed media exhibition by emerging Asian-American artist Crissian Chen
about self-identity, corporeal spaces, feelings, moments of time, and the liminality of transformations
are all elements tied to the body.  How we perceive ourselves lies within the body and how we transcend
goes beyond and outward. The body is a vessel of our experiences that reflects loss, struggle, crisis,
tranquility, discovery, ecstasy, and impermanence.

The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 7 to 13 October 2021.

BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten 

Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Thursday, 7 October 2021, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

then daily except Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.

Admission is free.

 

Alula

 

27.07. - 28.08.2021

 

WONDER OF ARABIA – A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

This fascinating photo exhibition is now also in Berlin! Following Paris, Milan, Rome and Lugano, the exhibition about the millennia-old history of AlUla, the world’s largest living museum, is now also on show in Germany on an area of 700 m². From 5 – 28 August, visitors are invited to discover one of the historically most significant desert oases here at BIKINI BERLIN.


Highlights of the exhibition include the monumental rock tombs of Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the legendary Elephant Rock, the Dancing Rocks in the Raggasat Valley and the ancient Lion Tombs of Dedan.


Hundreds of thousands of people have already been able to admire the impressive photography by renowned Canadian-American photographer Robert Polidori. Together with interactive QR codes, his 30 images on 15 double-sided panels will provide a deeper understanding of the lifestyles of the ancient Nabataean people.

BIKINI BERLIN, Event Space, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, Underground tram/S-Bahn station: Zoologischer Garten Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Admission is free. 

Accompanying the photo exhibition from 27 July until 18 August 2021 in the concept shopping mall’s event space is a digital showroom with 35 screens in the brandNEW area on the first floor of BIKINI BERLIN. And from Mondays to Saturdays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Berlin lifestyle company Luxury Dreams will be presenting additional highlights of Saudi Arabia and a selection of travel experiences from its modern travel portfolio.

“We offer our customers exclusive travel experiences. That is why we are delighted to have the opportunity to be presenting significant places of this quality and a region of breathtaking natural beauty here in the German capital,” says Marcel Kern, co-founder of Luxury Dreams. “We’re looking forward to interesting conversations and providing people with inspiration. Because just like with modern travel destinations, we are broadening our horizons and connecting people and cultures,” continues Kern. Questions about the diversity of the country and other travel destinations will be answered directly by experts from the lifestyle company and travel agencies with a concierge service. Also awaiting visitors are interesting goodie bags. 

Find further details about the AlUla travel destination at: experiencealula.com

 

Lara Krude


Slow Fashion Installation 2020

 

To celebrate Berlin Fashion Week in January 2020, BIKINI BERLIN is highlighting the topic of sustainability in the fashion industry with the ìSlow Fashionî installation by young designer Lara Krude. Rather than following fast-moving trends, her collections represent a curated selection of premium-quality clothing. Since the beginning of 2019, the young fashion label has been receiving support, among others from BIKINI BERLIN, as part of the German Sustain Concept mentoring initiative by the Fashion Council Germany. This support has extended to the development of its business model, particularly with regard to sustainability and conscious consumption.

 

Urban Art exhibition - Paris Urban Art at BIKINI BERLIN

 

01.11. 10:00 - 15.01.2020 20:00

 

Urban Art Exhibition - Paris Urban Art at BIKINI BERLIN

"LET’S START AGAIN" by Catherine Lupis Thomas from 1 November 2019 at the AusserGewöhnlich Berlin gallery on the rooftop terrace, 2nd floor. 

Her pictures are potpourris of items she finds on the streets.

Parisian artist Catherine Lupis Thomas illegally enters factory ruins and abandoned buildings.
She takes photos and then fills them with her imagination.
To do this, she collects fragments of placards, posters and paste-ups from the streets and pieces them all together in the style of a collage.

Construction, deconstruction. Building up, tearing down.
Catherine’s art shows us the processual nature of this world and references topics like displacement and gentrification

She has dedicated her big solo exhibition to the most bombastic event of the last 50 years: the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

The exhibition will be on show from mid-January 2020 at the AusserGewöhnlich Berlin gallery. Opening hours: Mon. – Fri.: 10:00 am until 6:00 pm 

 

Mandela - The Official Exhibition

 

19.10. 10:00 - 15.03.2020 20:00

 

Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. An immersive and interactive experience covering almost 700 square metres, the exhibition features previously unseen film, photos and the display of over 150 historical artefacts and personal effects on loan from the Mandela family, museums and archives worldwide.

This unprecedented exhibition provides fresh insight into the people, places and events that formed his character and the challenges he faced. Discover Nelson Mandela as you have never known him. Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition – freedom is neither black nor white. is opening at 19th October, 2019 at Bikini Berlin – the perfect home for this one-of-a-kind exhibition. A portion of the exhibition proceeds will be given to the Mvezo Development Trust to support economic development programs in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

www.mandelaexhibition.de

 

William Fan


BIKINI BERLIN Birthday Bag 2019

 

William Fan is a successful fashion and accessories designer from Berlin who designed the Birthday Bag to celebrate BIKINI BERLIN’s fifth birthday.
Just like BIKINI BERLIN itself, the design of the bag also represents functionality, urbanity and dynamics. The square shape of the Birthday Bag offers plenty of room for everyday items. Thanks to its urban print in blue and coral, the bag is a timeless must-have accessory.

 

Vernissage – Geisha Urban Art at BIKINI BERLIN

 

08.08. 10:00 - 08.08.2019 20:00

 

FUCK FAME!

Launch of "MAD & BED" by RON MILLER on August 8, 2019.
In the gallery of AusserGewöhnlich Berlin on the roof terrace, on the 2nd floor at Bikini Berlin.

RON MILLER are back in Berlin and continue their high-flying flight with the exclusive solo exhibition "MAD & BED" on August 8, 2019 at Bikini Berlin. The exhibition will be on view for two months in the gallery of AusserGewöhnlich Berlin. A geisha in a straitjacket. Tied up. Gagged. On a leash. A geisha in a nuns' divide.

RON MILLER is typical Berlin: Where a border appears, it is exceeded. The acclaimed Berlin artist collective RON MILLER has made the leap into the hip art metropolises. The works of the two guys from Brandenburg can be seen in Milan, Los Angeles, Tokyo.

 

A Journey of Belonging – Part II

 

06.03. 10:00 - 27.04.2019 20:00

 

“A Journey of Belonging – Part II” is showing works exploring the theme of belonging on a political, emotional, aesthetic, social or territorial level. The exhibition revolves around self and external ascriptions of identity examined in a creative way. With “A Journey of Belonging – Part II” and the accompanying atelier and mentoring programme, artists with a variety of motivations for addressing this subject will be given the opportunity to pursue their artistic work and present the results to a large audience.

Participating artists:

Amer Akel, Hiba Alansari, Fadi al-Hamwi, Rula Ali, Ali Amam, Dafni Barbageorgopoulou, Tewa Barnosa, Jeanno Gaussi, Funda Özgünaydin, Ahmed Ramadan, Kamal Sallat, Wael Toubaji. Die Ausstellung wird kuratiert von Isabel Holert.

Within the context of the exhibition, which is designed as a sales exhibition , the aim is for the artists to build connections with the art scene in Germany, establish networks and strengthen their economic prospects. The associated atelier scholarship and mentoring programme offers up to 10 artists the chance to move into an atelier at Bikini Berlin for four weeks. The organiser is the Contemporary Arts Alliance Berlin , a non-profit platform for the promotion of contemporary art and culture in the German capital.

Bikini Berlin, 1st floor

 
 

Daniel Donskoy


Live Gig 2019

 

Singer-songwriter and actor Daniel Donskoy performed live at BIKINI BERLIN during Berlin Fashion Week.
Daniel moved to London in 2011 and the cosmopolitan city, with its many concerts, pulsating, restless energy and simultaneous sense of melancholy and ambivalence, has had a profound effect on his music ever since. The influence of blues, indie and Brit pop on his music is clear.

 

SEBASTIAN HASLAUER


BIKINI BERLIN wrapping paper 2018

 

Sebastian Haslauer, the Berlin-based, multidisciplinary artist and designer, enjoys experimenting with materials and analogue art techniques in his multifaceted work.

For a Christmas installation at BIKINI BERLIN, he brought the art of collage to life and created Christmas cards that were rich in details and invited people to linger and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the concept shopping mall.

 

Tina Winkhaus


Your reality is not mine

 

In cooperation with artist Tina Winkhaus, BIKINI BERLIN created an art installation in the form of a completely mirrored hotel room that broke down the boundaries of space and encouraged visual interaction between the artwork and the observer.

 

Camilla Richter


SPRING INSTALLATION 2018

 

With standing and hanging elements of dichroic glass, in spring 2018, Berlin artist Camilla Richter created an impressive artwork covering the entire space of the Bikini Berlin atrium.

Her specially developed installation entitled ‘Light Catching Shadows’ conjured up a colourful play of light and colour. The special thing about dichroic glass is that the colours of the reflections and shadows change depending on the lighting conditions and viewer’s perspective. 

 

Zebu


CHRISTMAS 2017

 

Berlin artist duo Zebu is renowned for their murals, created digitally on the computer from prior drawings, or on walls throughout the city, street-art style. The imagery they developed for Bikini Berlin is just like the artists’ work itself: humorous, bold and reduced. Zebu referenced the mall’s proximity to Berlin Zoo and incorporated the animals in their zoo-related, wintry image elements.

 

Balbina


VOGUE FASHION'S NIGHT OUT 2017

 

To celebrate the international late-night shopping initiative by Vogue magazine, in September 2017 Bikini Berlin organised a unique live performance by singer Balbina, the celebrated Berlin newcomer who once shared a stage with Herbert Grönemeyer.The artist developed her own individual stage design and turned it into a reality with a team of set builders. The three colours of matte white, neon orange and midnight blue dominated the look. And in the matching style, costumes were designed in cooperation with fashion designer Maria Miottke.

 

'Marginalia' by Anja Lutz

 

13.02. 10:00 - 11.03.2018 20:00

 

For the sixth “showcase exhibition” Haus am Waldsee welcomes book designer and artist Anja Lutz, who presents collages from her artist book Marginalia. The publication draws our attention to the overlooked elements that coexist in carefully designed books. Removing the text and images from a selection of art books designed by Anja Lutz in close collaboration with the individual artists reveals the nondescript details: the margins, the edges, the backgrounds, the spaces between the lines … 

Marginalia is an investigation into the anatomy of books – the physical object, its materiality, and inner structure. It is an attempt at mediating the emptiness. The quiet and yet eloquent remaining spaces seem to have their own language – that of an abstract visual poetry of books. 

Marginalia is a personal interpretation of the books designed by Anja Lutz with and for the following artists: Kader Attia, Sonia Boyce, Angela Bulloch, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Christine Hill, Hannah Höch, Hella Jongerius, Loriot, J. Mayer H., Laercio Redondo, Julian Rosefeldt, Lawrence Weiner amongst many more. 

Haus am Waldsee, 2nd Floor

 

 

ALEXIS JAMET


Campaign Artwork 2018

 

Alexis Jamet is a French designer and illustrator who attaches great importance to strong colours and textures in his work.

For BIKINI BERLIN, he created a campaign combining his talent for painting and drawing with playful animations and colourful abstractions of the concept shopping mall’s product range, which covers everything from beauty and fashion to interior design.

 

Zebu


BIKINI BERLIN wrapping paper 2017

 

Humorous, bold and reduced – that’s how artist duo Zebu from Berlin would describe the visuals they create. 
In the design of our Christmas installation and wrapping paper, they referenced the mall’s proximity to Berlin Zoo and even incorporated the animals in their zoo-related, wintry image elements that instantly conjured up a festive atmosphere.

 

Auf Sichtweite

 

30.09. 10:00 - 14.10.2017 20:00

 

The works of ten photographers show the relation between photographer and pictured reality in different ways. In their works photography is not a window that opens the view to an objective reality, but a production in which the photographer plays an integral role.

Subjective photographic exploration of men of own age by means of strong contrasts and gestures is one approach. Other works focus on various locations seen from different distances: the portrait of an apartment building in Berlin, places of waiting, staged situations in spaces undergoing transformation, encounters in places of reading, green ruderal spaces, landscapes in dialogue with people in urban areas in the American West and also the Gleisdreieck area as a subject for various experiments with analogous technology. Similarly, the experience of change is also explored in scenic pictures, with lighting and with scenic projections.

This exhibition grew out of a project course entitled "Situation and Event" that was initiated and led by Klaus W. Eisenlohr, a lecturer at Photocentrum since 2008. Mr. Eisenlohr and nine other photographers are presenting the results of the project at Bikini Berlin. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog in English and German.

 

POSITIONS Academy – Alumni expose their works

 

13.09. 10:00 - 23.09.2017 18:00

 

POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair gives younger artists at the beginning of their careers the opportunity to expose their artworks to a larger audience.

Alumni from several art academies all over German are invited to show their artworks during Berlin Art Week at BIKINI BERLIN. POSITIONS Academy is a great opportunity for gallery owners and art enthusiasts to experience art from newcomer artists.

 

Gorilla Volume IV Tour – Perfume is art by Lush Cosmetics

 

05.08. 10:00 - 12.08.2017 20:00

 

 

Perfume is art. That’s what Lush Cosmetics want to prove from 5 – 12 August at the Gorilla Gallery, where they’ll be presenting their fourth collection of Gorilla Perfumes. But why a perfume exhibition? Because Gorilla Perfumes are more than just perfume! 

The Gorillas Perfumes by Lush are inspired by art, music, and poetry and are the result of homemade creativity and collaborations with artists, ecologists and environmental activists. And to ensure that the results are presented accordingly, every collection, or volume, is showcased in an interactive exhibition. 

5 – 12 August

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Closed on Sundays

Positions Berlin

Bikini Berlin (1st floor)

 

With live music by Listener on 10 August, 7:00 pm.

 

Photographs by Christiane Seiffert

 

19.07. 18:00 - 09.09.2017 20:00

 

During its extensive renovation work, exhibition venue Haus am Waldsee is moving into Bikini Berlin for one year and offering our visitors a large selection of cultural highlights. 

Starting the ball rolling is musician and artist Christiane Seiffert, who will be presenting her postcard-format photos until 9 September. For over 30 years the Berlin local has been collecting picture postcards which she cleverly impersonates, revealing their hidden rhetoric. In expressive poses she imitates architecture, plants and paintings with the help of props including textiles, toys and other everyday items.

Photographs by Christiane Seiffert

20 July – 9 September 2017

Opening: Wednesday, 19 July, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Admission is free

The artist talk with Christiane Seiffert is taking place on 8 September 2017 at 6:30 pm at Bikini Berlin. It will be hosted by Katja Blomberg.

 

The Haus am Waldsee at Bikini Berlin

 

15.07. 15:00 - 11.09.2018 00:00

 

Exhibition location Haus am Waldsee (or ‘House by the Forest Lake’) in Berlin Zehlendorf, which was established in 1946 and is well-known beyond Berlin’s borders, is currently being renovated and extended. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on its cultural repertoire in the meantime: the cultural venue is moving into Bikini Berlin for a year! Awaiting our visitors are exhibitions, readings, artist talks and other cultural highlights.  

The Haus am Waldsee is a Berlin villa with a very rich history. After its first owner, rain coat manufacturer Hermann Knobloch, the deputy director of the Film Chamber of the Reich, Karl Melzer, lived there in the 1940s. And in 1946 Franz Marc’s missing painting “The Tower of Blue Horses” was supposedly seen for the last time at the Haus am Waldsee by former Imperial Art Protector and co-founder of German newspaper Tagesspiegel, Edwin Redslob. For a while after the Second World War, the Haus am Waldsee became a meeting place and exhibition space for artists who were being followed during the period of National Socialism. 

Since 2005, under its director Katja Blomberg, its main focus has been on the creative energy found in today’s Berlin. The Haus am Waldsee primarily presents artists who have been coming to Berlin since the 90s and have gained international recognition and and will be at Bikini Berlin from 15 July 2017 until 11 September 2018.

 

 

POLARO_ID – Photographic works by Oliver Blohm

 

14.07. 18:00 - 29.07.2017 22:00

 

Beauty and destruction // acceleration and deceleration // mankind and experiment // digital and analogue.

Oliver Blohm’s latest photography work depicts our society’s paranoia. Using Polaroid films and a large, heavy camera weighing in at 30 kilos, Oliver Blohm is questioning everything that today’s instant photography stands for: his anachronistic, continuous experiments and photo shoots, most of which are carefully planned in advance, free the photographic medium from its fast-paced nature. Whether it be in his fashion photography, landscape shots or portraits, Blohm’s pictures whisk the observer away into a world of abstract pictures of the mind, fluid identity concepts and morbid beauty.

 

Oliver Blohm offers us a kaleidoscopic insight into the boundless possibilities of photography. His photos have already been exhibited internationally alongside work by Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Ellen von Unwerth and Jack White. A solo exhibition is now being dedicated to the photographer on an area of 675 m² in the BIKINI BERLIN art space.

 

Vernissage:

14 July 2017, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Finissage:

29 July 2017, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

artist waLK // anaLog in diaLog:

Morbid beauty, analogue-digital experiments and destruction // Oliver Blohm will be guiding visitors through the exhibition

22 July 2017, 4:00 pm

 

Guided tour by the curators // art meets camPus:

The exhibition from the perspective of its curators. A guided tour.

Friday 21 July 2017, 5:00 pm

Saturday 29 July 2017, 5:00 pm

 

Vernissage:

DJ LUC MASERA

UK house/UK bass dubstep, drum and bass, juke/footwork

(https://soundcloud.com/luc-masera / https://www.facebook.com/Maseradubs

14 July 2017, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Finissage:

29 July 2017, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

-/+

 

26.05. 18:00 - 18.06.2017 18:00

 

Awaiting you in the new -/+ exhibition is a colourful and imaginative mix of artworks by six different artists. One of them is the illustrator Olaf Hajek, who illustrated his vision of our concept shopping mall as a limited piece to celebrate the opening of Bikini Berlin. 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:

Olaf Hajek

Tobias Jacob

Stefhany Lozano

Tim Romanowsky

Alexander Schmidt

and Erik Swars 

OPENING TIMES:

Mon. – Sat. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

 

 

Mademoiselle Maurice


SPRING INSTALLATION 2017

 

Origami is the passion of French artist Momo, alias Mademoiselle Maurice. For Bikini Berlin, the artist designed the oversized origami installation ‘When the Sky meets the Earth’: one ceiling and one multi-section floor installation consisting of a total of 5,700 brightly coloured origamis.

Mademoiselle Maurice is a passionate street artist. Her light, colourful paper artworks break up the grey monotony of urban cityscapes and encourage interaction between people, nature and the environment. Earlier collaborations, including with Louis Vuitton and Issey Miyaké, have taken the artist around the world.

 

PAPER POSITIONS 2017

 

28.04. 10:00 - 13.05.2017 18:00

 

PAPER POSITIONS is back! The successful exhibition from 2016 is returning to Bikini Berlin in 2017. From 28 April – 13 May, PAPER POSITIONS is inviting 30 galleries from Germany, Austria, Romania, the Netherlands and the USA to present the highlights of their contemporary and modern art. And the focus is on paper artworks. Awaiting the visitors are drawings, collages, paper cuttings, photography, art books and more. 

Exhibitors


galerie bart. amsterdam/nijmegen. ned - beta pictoris gallery | maus contemporary. birmingham. usa - galerie & edition bode. nuremberg - galerie born. berlin - rutger brandt gallery. amsterdam. ned - galerie burster. berlin - davisklemmgallery. wiesbaden - galerie horst dietrich. berlin - dr. julius | ap. berlin - galerie thomas fuchs. stuttgart - galerie greulich. frankfurt/m - kunsthandel ralph r. haugwitz. berlin - holthoff-mokross galerie. hamburg - galerie hübner + hübner. frankfurt/m - jarmuschek+partner. berlin - galerie inga kondeyne. raum für zeichnung. berlin - galerie ulf larsson. cologne - galerie reinhold maas. reutlingen - galerie martin mertens. berlin - mianki.gallery. berlin - nasui collection & gallery. bucharest. rou - alexander ochs private. berlin - kunsthandlung osper. cologne - galerie poll. berlin - galerie nanna preußners. hamburg - galerie tammen & partner. berlin - emmanuel walderdorff galerie. molsberg - westphal berlin. berlin - wichtendahl galerie. berlin - zs art galerie. vienna. aut

Opening Hours


Thursday, 27 April: 5 pm - 9 pm (Opening reception)
Friday, 28 April: 10 am - 8 pm 
Saturday, 29 April: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, 30 April: 10 am - 6 pm

From 1 May - 13 May: Mon - Sat: 10 am - 8 pm 

 

 

Seh´n Se, det is´ der Berliner Westen!

 

07.04. 10:00 - 30.05.2017 20:00

 

Finally an exhibition that revolves around the west of Berlin! From 7th April until 24th May, you have the chance to travel back in time and experience the transformation of the City West with the “Seh´n Se, det is´ der Berliner Westen!” exhibition here on our rooftop terrace at Bikini Berlin. 11 informative pillars will guide you through the West’s eventful history – including two world wars, political upheaval and the division and reunification of Berlin – all the way to the present day.

 

Stills & Strokes


BIKINI BERLIN wrapping paper 2016

 

Stills & Strokes are a Berlin artist duo who create brightly coloured worlds reminiscent of pop art and, in a tongue-in-cheek way, bring objects to life in the stories they tell. 


For BIKINI BERLIN, they designed a fresh, all-encompassing Christmas installation and the matching wrapping paper. The highlights of their work were the parcel tape and golden gifts that were brought to life as charming characters with cartoon eyeballs.

 

HOW TO FIND TRUE LOVE AND HAPPINESS IN THE PRESENT DAY

 

11.11. 12:00 - 31.01.2017 20:00

 

Is it possible to find love and happiness in a time that is increasingly influenced by fear and extremes and in which the fundamental attributes of humanity seem to be falling by the wayside? The group exhibition “HOW TO FIND TRUE LOVE AND HAPPINESS IN THE PRESENT DAY” at Bikini Berlin is dedicated to this question.

For the exhibition, the artists Sebastian Nebe and Esther Horn selected 16 contemporary pieces of figurative and sensitive art which broach the subject of existential aspects of human existence.

The title of the exhibition, based on the eponymous song by British punk rock band The Stranglers from their album “La Folie” from 1981, sets the framework for the exhibited artworks from different genres.

The exhibition is being funded by the Cultural Advisory Council Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and supported by the Kleindienst Gallery, the graphic design agency Lamm & Kirch from Leipzig and the Prater Garten Berlin.

Exhibited artists 

ART N MORE (Paul Bowler & Georg Weißbach)

OLAF BASTIGKEIT

TILO BAUMGÄRTEL

HENRIETTE GRAHNERT

CHRISTIAN HEILIG

ESTHER HORN

CORINNE VON LEBUSA

ALEX LEBUS

ROSA LOY

ANDREAS MÜHE

SEBASTIAN NEBE

RICHARD SCHÜTZ

CLAUS GEORG STABE

SEBASTIAN SPECKMANN

MARIANNE THÖRMER

MARKUS VATER

 

Bea Szenfeld


Everythin you can imagine

 

Swedish artist and fashion designer Bea Szenfeld is renowned for her consumer-critical view of fashion. In her artworks she replaces conventional haute couture textiles with contrasting materials such as paper. Szenfeld draws her inspiration from the Italian art movement of the 1960s, Arte Povera.
Together with large prints created by the Royal Swedish Opera in cooperation with creative agency Stockholm Graphics, Szenfeld exhibited her artworks at BIKINI BERLIN under the title “Everything You Can Imagine is Real”.

 

THE BIKINI DIARIES VOL. 7: Frank Balve – Menschenleer

 

08.10. 19:00 - 31.10.2016 20:00

 

Max Weber from Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich and Ralf Würth from its Collaboration-Partner Kunstmuseum Humboldt-Schloss cordially invite you to participate in the third session of THE BIKINI DIARIES, a salon-style get together of friends of arts at Bikini Berlin.

This time with Frank BalveMore on facebook.

 

BEA SZENFELD – EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL

 

08.10. 10:00 - 29.10.2016 20:00

 

In collaboration with the Royal Swedish Opera and creative agency Stockholm Graphics, the “Everything You Can Imagine Is Real” exhibition is presenting images from “Haute Papier – The White Collection” by Swedish artist Bea Szenfeld. 

The elaborate exhibits will be on show from 8th – 29th October at BIKINI BERLIN. Scissors, string and vast amounts of paper – with these materials the Swedish artist Bea Szenfeld has created extraordinary paper couture. A selection of examples from her “Haute Papier – The White Collection” are being shown under the exhibition title “Everything You Can Imagine Is Real” on the first floor of BIKINI BERLIN.

Her creations are the result of a traditional craft, the notion of which Bea Szenfeld is bringing back. And her wish to make society more open and equal is also expressed in the exhibition.

 

Ana Cayuela Muñoz: Cuba. The emotional power of capital

 

30.09. 18:00 - 05.11.2016 20:00

 

Shortly before the US trade embargo was loosened, Ana Cayuela Muñoz travelled through Cuba. Her encounters with a society isolated by world politics led to a series of photographs that explore the effects economic restrictions habe had on human interactions and on people's private lives. 

In her moving images, Ana Cayuela Muñoz captures the tiny gestures that reveal dreams of another, freer world. At the same time, they show us a deeply personal view of love relationships taking place under different portents. The result is a series of complex photographs that depict a many-layered social structure – and a reality that is already in the process of disappearing. 

With "Cuba. The Emotional Power of Capital", Jarmuschek + Partner presents works of the young artist in a temporary space at Bikini Berlin. You are cordially invited to join the vernissage on Friday, September 30, at 6 pm. Ana Cayuela Muñoz will be present. 

 

THE BIKINI DIARIES VOL. 6: The Feigenbaums: H21

 

17.09. 19:00 - 07.10.2016 20:00

 

Max Weber from Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich and Ralf Würth from its Collaboration-Partner Kunstmuseum Humboldt-Schloss cordially invite you to participate in the third session of THE BIKINI DIARIES, a salon-style get together of friends of arts at Bikini Berlin.

This time with The FeigenbaumsMore on facebook.

 

LIKE BERLIN / BERLIN CODE EXHIBITION

 

13.09. 18:30 - 21.09.2016 20:00

 

The exhibition is showing the LIKE BERLIN campaign based on the ten different chapters of the book Der Berlin Code. As well as the original B-shaped cards filled out by authentic Berlin locals, you will also be able to admire the campaign photos and images by photographer Kai Stuth.

Of course there will also be selfie points with the campaign questions so every visitor can answer one of the Berlin questions themselves and share their answers online.

The Berlin Code – A guide to Berlin in ten commandments

Der Berlin Code explains the identity of the city in the form of 10 Berlin ‘commandments’ resulting from the LIKE BERLIN campaign.

Defining Berlin’s core values

They’re everywhere in Berlin at the moment: large cards in the shape of the letter B and posters of questions like “What are Berlin’s three core values?” or “What makes you a Berliner?” Behind the LIKE BERLIN campaign is an initiative that has published the book Der Berlin Code – eine Berlinungsanleitung in 10 Geboten (The Berlin Code – a Guide to Berlin in 10 Commandments) and collected insightful answers from the city’s residents. The book is a valuable contribution to the discussion regarding the future of the German capital.

Understanding Berlin and its people

The concept behind Der Berlin Code is that we can only realistically predict the city’s future once we really know how the people of Berlin tick. The guide is an explanation for Berlin residents to help them understand themselves better. And to finally provide the many new Berliners and visitors to the city with a well-founded instruction manual to Berlin, to ease the transition of settling into their new lives in this extraordinary city.

 

THE BIKINI DIARIES VOL. 5: Philipp Stähle

 

01.09. 19:00 - 16.09.2016 19:00

 

Max Weber from Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich and Ralf Würth from its Collaboration-Partner Kunstmuseum Humboldt-Schloss cordially invite you to participate in the third session of THE BIKINI DIARIES, a salon-style get together of friends of arts at Bikini Berlin.

This time with the extraordinary work of Philipp Stähle. More on facebook.

 

Galaxy Gallery 360

 

31.08. 10:00 - 05.09.2016 20:00

 

Just like in 2015, Bikini Berlin is once again showcasing the most impressive Instagram photos from the Samsung community.

Coinciding with IFA, the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, Samsung, together with photographer Joachim Baldauf, is again exhibiting photos by well-known Instagrammers here at Bikini Berlin, this time on the topic ‘360°’.

Last year’s carefully curated exhibition by the star photographer wowed countless visitors. Thanks to its special design, it’s possible to immerse yourself in the selected artworks and experience a breathtaking all-round view. Plus, if you’re interested you can also join Instagrammers in their pursuit of photo motifs during photo walks and become a part of the gallery yourself.

The gallery will be open from 31st August until 5th September, daily from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, admission is free of charge.

 

THE BIKINI DIARIES Vol. 4: Frank Moll, Lola Sprenger & Young Jun Lee

 

12.08. 10:00 - 31.08.2016 22:00

 

Max Weber from Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich and Ralf Würth from its Collaboration-Partner Kunstmuseum Humboldt-Schloss cordially invite you to participate in the third session of THE BIKINI DIARIES, a salon-style get together of friends of arts at Bikini Berlin.

This time with the extraordinary work of keen German Collagist Manuel Eitner. This monthly art show format highlights discoveries in paintings, sculptures and Fine Art Photography. Explore contemporary arts through a new lens and join our casual roof garden receptions with people from the creative industries, writers, thinkers and makers in the field.

 

 

Positions Berlin: Artists Under The Radar

 

12.08. 10:00 - 03.09.2016 20:00

 

Positions Berlin and Art Monkeys are presenting Artists Under The Radar here at Bikini Berlin from 11th August – 3rd September. The exhibition consists of work by three artists, who are coming together from different artistic perspectives. 

The artists

Roman Lipski is an artist from Poland, whose photorealism-inspired work can be admired in a number of collections. Helmut Lehnert worked for many years as a music editor and theatre producer. His pictures were exhibited for the first time in 2014 at Kraftwerk Berlin. Richard Fasten, who is a well-known writer of crime stories, is now capturing them on his canvases.

 

The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am until 8:00 pm and can be found on the first floor.

 

THE BIKINI DIARIES Vol. 3: Manuel Eitner – Ausgezogen

 

09.07. 13:37 - 11.08.2016 18:00

 

Max Weber from Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich and Ralf Würth from its Collaboration-Partner Kunstmuseum Humboldt-Schloss cordially invite you to participate in the third session of THE BIKINI DIARIES, a salon-style get together of friends of arts at Bikini Berlin.

This time with the extraordinary work of keen German Collagist Manuel Eitner. This monthly art show format highlights discoveries in paintings, sculptures and Fine Art Photography. Explore contemporary arts through a new lens and join our casual roof garden receptions with people from the creative industries, writers, thinkers and makers in the field.

 

MINIMAL X MONOCHROME

 

04.06. 18:00 - 08.07.2016 20:00

 

Following the opening of its headquarters in Saxony-Anhalt, the museum start-up Kunstmuseum Humboldtschloss (Humboldtschloss Art Museum) will be hosting a pop-up gallery at Bikini Berlin until the end of October: THE BIKINI DIARIES. With new solo shows every month, the Munich filmmaker and curator Ralf Würth and his team, as well as Max Weber from the renowned gallery MAX WEBER SIX FRIEDRICH, will be showing selected items from the disciplines of photography, painting and sculpture.

In June 2016, exhibits by Manuela Xavier from Portugal and Katharina Lehmann from Russia will be shown, bringing together work that transgresses the boundaries between painting and object design by two members of the Künstler-Werkbund 1791 (an interdisciplinary artist federation). 

Sculptor and painter Xavier works monochromatically, drawing her influences from both abstract expressionism as well as minimalism. Intuitively, she alternates between rough and smooth surfaces, between silence and rhythm, in order to force the central element of her series – light – out of the darkness. 

With her very own unique technique of thread-drip painting, Katharina Lehmann breaks every dogma of abstract circles. She wraps kilometres of acrylic-soaked thread into shapes that create an abstract galaxy of network hubs. This results in complex dichotomous gridded structures, allowing the observer a wide spectrum of interpretation.

 

 

JEWELS EXHIBITION - BERLIN STATE BALLET

 

23.05. 14:00 - 31.05.2016 20:00

 

The Berlin State Ballet is celebrating the premiere of its dazzling show “Jewels” on 21st May 2016. And as part of this, it will be exhibiting a total of 20 “jewels” from its own costume collection between 23rd and 31st May at the Bikini Berlin concept shopping mall.

The exhibition was curated by Spanish fashion designer Lorenzo Caprile and Dorothea Katzer. Lorenzo Caprile designs pieces for famous personalities including Queen Letizia of Spain and was also responsible for all of the costumes for “Jewels”.

 Along with press representatives, he and his co-curator Dorothea Katzer will be attending the exhibition opening on 23rd May at 2:00 pm. As a “host of creativity”, Bikini Berlin is delighted about this exciting cooperation with the Berlin State Ballet. “Jewels”, the dance of precious stones in the neoclassical style of George Balanchine, will run until 19th June at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. With a set designed especially for the State Ballet by Pepe Leal and the ornate costumes by Lorenzo Caprile, this particularly impressive gem of a dance production features a backdrop that can only be found in Berlin. Book your tickets at: www.staatsballett-berlin.de 

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WINDOW POSITIONS at Bikini Berlin

 

16.05. 00:00 - 24.06.2016 00:00

 

Contemporary art gallery on the 1st floor

Works by Martha Parsey

Window shopping meets window art: In a contemporary art gallery on the first floor of Bikini Berlin, the POSITIONS art fair (http://positions.de/) is showcasing alternating exhibits by different artists. Currently on show are works by Martha Parsey.

In her art, British artist Martha Parsey focuses on the sex appeal of contemporary art, obsolete role models and the convoluted self-perception of human society.

The artworks on show are early pieces that reflect upon and aptly observe the superficiality and inner void of high society in the 1990s. Her protagonists are mainly female, young, beautiful, posing with masks, labels and weapons, bored to death –enacting their roles and presenting a reality. This makes the artist’s pictures currently more topical than ever before. 

Martha Parsey (born in 1973 in London and currently living and working in London) studied Art & Design at Central St. Martins College, followed by Audio-Visual Communication at the Hochschule der Künste and Directing and Production at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Her paintings have not only caused a stir at various exhibitions in London, Berlin, Barcelona, Cologne, Bochum, Zurich and Berlin, she is also known for her affiliation to acting and directing and has directed several short films, including one at the Centre Pompidou about Francis Bacon. 

 

Lorenzo Caprile


Gems of Tutu Art

 

Lorenzo Caprile is one of the most noteworthy fashion designers in Spain. Specialised in bespoke eveningwear, he was responsible for designing the wedding dress of Spain’s Princess Cristina. His creations can be admired on the red carpet, magazine covers and catwalks. As a costume designer, he is also involved with theatre, dance and opera. For the Berlin State Ballet he designed the costumes for “Jewels” by George Balanchine.
At BIKINI BERLIN the Berlin State Ballet presented the costume exhibition “Juwelen der Tütü-Kunst” (Gems of Tutu Art), curated by Lorenzo Caprile and Dorothea Katzer.

 

The Bikini Diaries – Elizaveta Porodina

 

30.04. 19:00 - 27.05.2016 20:00

 

With its series entitled THE BIKINI DIARIES, public-private museum start-up KMH is launching its first flagship showroom in Berlin’s City West, just a few weeks after the opening of its headquarters in the culturally historical significant ensemble in Saxony-Anhalt. In monthly changing solo shows, the Munich-based initiator Ralf Würth and his team, together with Max Weber from traditional gallery MAX WEBER SIX FRIEDRICH, will be exhibiting excerpts from the current museum programme: exciting discoveries and fresh takes on photography, painting and sculpture.

 

Starting things off on 30th April is the artist Elizaveta Porodina from Moscow. With tremendous force, the exceptional talent propels experimental fashion photography through time and space. In her unrestricted, intoxicating productions Elizaveta Porodina extracts the visual essence of our time. Despite her young age, the idolised artist can be categorised alongside the icons of classic photography like Avedon, Horst and Penn, even though she never really cites elements from their work. The comparison is more a reference to the visual allure of her pictures, for which she uses micro-fine silver grain. Not only do they amaze the experts, big publishing houses, exhibition organisers and gallery owners, but also introduce legions of enthusiastic followers from the social networks to the art of lighting. The artist, who lives a relatively reclusive life, is somewhat like a reincarnation of the young Sarah Moon. But no telepathic skills are needed to predict that she has a very bright future ahead of her.

 

The exhibition will be on show until 27th May in the exhibition space of the Humboldt Schloss Art Museum on our rooftop terrace here at Bikini Berlin.

 

 

Special Exhibition PAPER POSITIONS

 

27.04. 19:00 - 14.05.2016 20:00

 

Art is incredibly important to us here at Bikini Berlin. And this isn’t just down to our passion, but also our past. From 1977 to 1993 the Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin (State Art Gallery of Berlin) was located inside the Bikini Haus building and we are one of the most striking architectural landmarks of the 1950s in Berlin. So we are very happy to announce the special exhibition PAPER POSITIONS by XPOSITIONS at Bikini Berlin.

                                                     

Exhibition opening: 27th April, from 7 pm – 9 pm

 

Exhibition period: 28th April – 14th May 2016

 

The curated group exhibition is one of the highlights of XPOSITIONS and will show 37 exhibits on and about paper including drawings, collages, silhouette paper cuttings, lithographs, sculptures, installations and objects.

 

The list of participating artists includes:

 

Katharina Albers, Sabine Banovic, Aimée Beaubien, Emanuel Bernstone, Hartmut Böhm, Katrin Bremermann, Carola Czempik & Betina Kuntzsch, Marion Eichmann, Enrico Freitag, Gilgian Gelzer, Albrecht Genin, John Adams Griefen, George Grosz, Halfa, Gerhard Hoehme, Ali Kaaf, Markus Keibel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Petra Lottje, August Macke, Ray Malone, Vera Molnar, Chris Newman, Neo Rauch, Casey Reas, Eun Nim Ro, Nadja Schöllhammer, Bernard Schultze, Andreas Seltzer, Thomas Sommer, Robert Stieghorst, Markus F. Strieder, Shinkichi Tajiri, Kinki Texas, Micha Ullman, Constanze Vogt, Denise Winter, Majla Zeneli.

 

Furthermore don’t forget: You have until 1st May to come and see the impressive flower installation GARTEN here at Bikini Berlin, made using 30,000 fresh flowers by London artist Rebecca Louise Law.

 

We are looking forward to your visit!

 

Paper Positions Bikini Berlin

 

Rebecca Louise Law


SPRING INSTALLATION 2016

 

With her floral ‘Garten’ installation, which she designed specially for Bikini Berlin, London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law made her debut in Germany – by transforming the entire atrium of the concept shopping mall into an oversized sea of flowers. Over 30,000 individual flowers were used – real, fresh flowers, as the different stages of drying out were part of the installation’s concept. As time passed, the appearance and mood of the transient flowers therefore changed during the duration of the exhibition. 

Rebecca Louise Law is renowned for her large-format artworks made of natural materials like flowers, stones, branches and fruits. Her floral installations have been shown at renowned locations like Times Square in New York or Covent Garden in London. 

 

BFF Triebwerk Photo Exhibition

 

08.10. 10:00 - 07.11.2015 20:00

 

An exhibition showing current, innovative and relevant photography by BFF Berlin, the German Association of Freelance Photographers and Filmmakers, with guests from all over Germany.  

 

Extraordinary images presented in an extraordinary space. For over one month the BFF will be exhibiting its photos as part of the DESIGNMEILE BERLIN (DESIGN MILE BERLIN) on an area of almost 800 m² at Bikini Berlin, the perfect setting in direct vicinity to renowned exhibition spaces like the Museum of Photography, C/O Berlin, the Helmut Newton Foundation and Camera Work.

 

And the virtual WILDCARD exhibition, which has already seen success in Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart this summer, will be on show as well. It features the work of 94 BFF members from around Germany. Via a smartphone app, photographs are integrated into real spaces using augmented reality. An exciting technology that has rarely been seen in this context before. Prepare to be fascinated!

 

We would like to cordially invite you to the opening party on 8th October from 7:00 pm. The exhibition will be running until 7th November (Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, admission is free of charge).

 

Triebwerk Bikini Berlin

 

RED HOT : BERLIN

 

04.04. 16:00 - 03.05.2015 20:00

 

Berlin, or Bikini Berlin to be precise, will be on red alert from this Easter! Our concept shopping mall will be the setting for an exhibition of the publishing house Bruno Gmünder, the likes of which the city has never seen. London photographer Thomas Knights has portrayed the world’s hottest redheaded men – and if you’re surprised to hear the words hot and redheaded in the same sentence, you obviously aren’t familiar with Knights’ photos.

 

The intention of the exhibition and the accompanying book “RED HOT 100” is to take action against the bullying of redheaded people and to challenge the stigma attached to red hair, which Thomas Knights has experienced at first hand. The inspiration was to “turn red hair into a cool brand”. And this is exactly what he’s achieved within a very short time. His book entitled “RED HOT 100” was published in September 2014 and due to the huge success is already in its third print run. And the exhibition of the same name is now finally descending on Berlin. Over 100 fascinating photos will be shown on an area of 400 m².

 

The grand opening is taking place on Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015, from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm, here at Bikini Berlin. Brodanse, the famous DJ brothers, who are of course also red-heads, will be providing the music. RED HOT models Ken Beck, shown on the book’s cover provocatively sticking out his tongue, and Jake Hold will also be in attendance, as well as the photographer himself, Thomas Knights.

 

The RED HOT : BERLIN exhibition will be on show until 3rd May 2015. You can come and admire it for yourselves, Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. On Easter Sunday the exhibition is open from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

 

Red Head Exhibition Bikini Berlin

 

REVOLUTION FOR HIRE – Exhibition in Art Center

 

06.12. 15:00 - 12.12.2014 19:00

 

REVOLUTION FOR HIRE — 5 Years of SEHSUCHT Berlin

 

Art Center Berlin cordially invites you to a celebratory exhibition at Bikini Berlin. They teamed up with Art Center College Of Design to bring you the very best of 5 years of SEHSUCHT Berlin in an exhibition featuring new and beloved pieces.



The exhibition runs from the 6th until the 12th of December, 2014 and is open daily from 3 - 7 pm.

 

Revolution for hire

 

Unplug: Art Center – Vernissage

 

20.11. 18:00 - 20.11.2014 20:00

 

When was the last time you switched off and unplugged? Literally? As part of an experiment 12 students from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena/California did exactly that and are now reporting on what they discovered: as a newcomer to the city what does it feel like without the help of digital tools? What do we experience? Or rather: what are we missing out on these days because we are constantly “switched on” to the digital world? Prepare to be inspired by the students’ final projects which include poems, photos, posters, videos, a newspaper and lots more, all on show at the exhibition opening on 20.11.2014.

 

Unplug:

 

An Experiment, A Challenge, A Provocation

 

Free admission. The students and lecturers will be present.

 

Art Center Vernissage Unplug

 

 

LES PROCHAINES - the art auction

 

24.09. 10:00 - 27.09.2014 19:00

 

Art Truck – Kunst vor Orten” is celebrating its finale at Bikini Berlin! Contemporary art by 19 Berlin artists has been shown at four different public places in the city over the last few weeks. This is a brand new and unconventional concept as the art has been driven around by a huge zapf moving van, known as the Art Truck, to various places around the German capital, where people have been able to encounter the art by chance.  

 

From 24 – 27 September the artworks can be admired at Bikini Berlin, until they are auctioned off in the grand finale on 27 September from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in our event space. Afterwards there will be a small get-together with music by a radioeins DJ.

 

Art Truck Kunsauktion

 

Heldart – Ready For The Show

 

14.05. 18:00 - 02.07.2014 23:30

 

Heldart is pleased to present Ready For The Show, an exhibition by Martin Arnold and Arturo Herrera.

 

In fragmenting characters from animated films, both artists invite associative readings on the recomposition of mass-cultural elements to explore their impact on the viewer.

They consequently decode the known into something unknown from another world: or to be more precise into something that exists between the worlds one knows.

 

The films of Arnold emanate the poignancy of a freeze frame capturing the most intensed moment of a scene such extending the chill factor into a longlasting memory.

Herrera’s still image provokes quite the opposite; it extends itself into a moving narrative that sparks endless story possibilities in the viewer’s subconscious.

 

Ready for the show