Air Berlin Alexanderplatz is a research-focused, artist-run initiative


The LAB category shows activities surrounding our ABA network.

Live Salon with Susanne Kriemann, Susan Schuppli, Ralf-Thomas Schmitt Live: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12–4:30 p.m.

SALON. AS A COROLLARY OF THE EXHIBITION SUSANNE KRIEMANN ‘PECHBLENDE (CHAPTER 1)’ You are cordially invited: Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12–4:30 p.m. Image, Knowledge, Gestaltung, Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Sophienstr. 22a | 10178 Berlin | 2nd floor The work ‘Pechblende’ is based on Susanne Kriemann’s research into the radioactive mineral pitchblende (uraninite). It investigates the contingent depiction of radioactivity. In Pechblende (Chapter 1), which is currently on view at the Ernst Schering Foundation in Berlin, Susanne Kriemann zooms in on the historical and cultural aspects of uranium …

From Order to Disorder

LABORATORY LIFE Bruno Latour · Steve Woolgar 5 mins. John enters and goes into his office. He says something very quickly about having made a bad mistake. He had sent the review of a paper. . . . The rest of the sentence is inaudible. 5 mins. 30 secs. Barbara enters. She asks Spencer what kind of solvent to put on the column. Spencer answers from his office. Barbara leaves and goes to the bench. 5mins.35secs. JanecomesinandasksSpencer: “Whenyoupreparefor I.V. with morphine, is it in saline or in water?” Spencer, apparently …


Paul Feyerabend Preface In 1970 Imre Lakatos, one of the best friends I ever had, cornered me at a party. ‘Paul,’ he said, ‘you have such strange ideas. Why don’t you write them down? I shall write a reply, we publish the whole thing and I promise you – we shall have lots of fun.’ I liked the suggestion and started working. The manuscript of my part of the book was finished in 1 972 and I sent it to London. There it disappeared under rather mysterious circumstances. lmre Lakatos, …


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Berlin Field School in the Contemporary Arts

Berlin Field School in the Contemporary Arts The Berlin Field School in the Contemporary Arts  a collaboration between Simon Fraser University (SFU) School for the Contemporary Arts, Vancouver  and ABA (Air Berlin Alexanderplatz) Berlin. Field School Director: Prof. Judy Radul ABA Director: Susanne Kriemann In this first iteration of the Berlin Field School eleven students are spending six weeks in Berlin: Michelle Gougani, Alysha Seriani, David Avelino, Evan Britz, Frances Breden, Grace Mathisen, Nicholas Yu, Kalvin Valko, Oscar Lira Sanchez, Sitong Wu, Suzanne Friesen. Their program, guided by …

Identity of a Resident Stranger

KW Institut for Contemporary Art KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e.V. Dienstag, 12. 1. 16 18:30 h Vorträge und Filme / Studiolo Eintritt: 0 €, in English Nina Haab arbeitet mit verschiedenen Strategien des Erzählens, in denen sie unter anderem die Alzheimer-Erkrankung ihrer Großmutter thematisiert. Während ihres Stipendienaufenthaltes in Air Berlin Alexanderplatz residency entwickelte die Künstlerin eine neue Arbeit, die sich mit Erinnerungen anderer befasst und die sie im STUDIOLO weiterentwickelt. PROGRAMM 18.30 h: Vorlesungen von Regaida Comensoli (Kunsthistorikerin und Kuratorin), Andrew Bender (Kognitiver Neurowissenschaftler und Experimentalpsychologe) und Elisa Rusca (Kunsthistorikerin, Autorin und Kuratorin) 19.45 …

Welcome Borrel

Dear friends of ABA AiR Alexanderplatz, We hereby cordially invite you to a “Welcome Borrel” the 16th of September, 3-7 pm at the *NEW* residency flat! Yes, we moved! After 5 wonderful years at Alexanderplatz, we found three new beautiful flats near Anhalter Bahnhof. On occasion of the Berlin Art Week, we would like to introduce you to the work of our new residents, Nina Haab (works and lives in Geneve; and Elian Somers (works and lives in Rotterdam; . Both of them will present their newest works …


ABA offers residencies to artists with a research focused practice.

Lisette Smits

Lisette Smits is a freelance curator, editor and educator based in the Netherlands. From 1996 until 2005 she was director of Casco, office for Art, Design and Theory. She co-founded Casco Issues and was its editor-in-chief until issue #9. From 2009 until 2013 she was associate curator at Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, where she curated exhibitions including: Depression (2009), Madame Realism (2011), Specters of the Nineties (2012) and Deep Cuts (2013). She has published texts on curating and the work of a variety of artists; her editorial projects include …


Through our salons, we explore the possibilities of collective processes of gathering and mediating knowledge.

Sponsoring institutions

ABA offers residencies through different sponsoring institutions.
Candidates are encouraged to apply directly at the partnering institutions.


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Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Ethnologisches Museum

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