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


The LAB category shows activities surrounding our ABA network.

Johanna Viprey

Research project – Johanna Viprey (EN) In the contemporary artistic context, as more generally in all the fields of cultural and/or scientific research, one saw the development and the increase of the practice of « talk ». This term can bring together different forms as discussion, lecture or interview, in live or recorded, then archived and accessible on broadcasting platforms (museums, online magazines,Ted, The Talks…). This practice has increased both in institutional context (museums, art centers) and market area (galeries, art fairs). In parallel, one saw the development of different artistic practices …

Green lifestyle boom by Gina Folly

Gina Folly is Swiss artist based in Basel, Switzerland Gina Folly’s work consists of drawings, photography, installation and sculpture. She is interested in the social phenomena of our growing wellness culture, her work adapts and transforms objects and symbols of this culture. Plants and animals as well as sounds and scents are often used within her artistic work. While us humans in a globalised world are constantly trying to be more productive,we on the other hand try to spend more time in nature or in order to save time and …


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Future of the library

Dutch designer couple Jannetje in ‘t Veld & Toon Koehorst presented this book scanner in 2011 during their ABA Salon. Today we are happy to announce that we start digitising our collection of printed matter, free to download. On the future of the library: As much as these institutional and indepenent libraries are opposed they share an undeniable urge to look ahead. They want to be interfaces to access existing knowledge saved sometime in the past. The reason to conserve lies in its future use. They function as an …

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 …


ABA offers residencies to artists with a research focused practice.

Selina Grüter and Michèle Graf

Selina Grüter and Michèle Graf (CH) Since 2011 Selina Grüter (1991) and Michèle Graf (1987) are working together as a collective. Their work uses complex arrangements of actors, texts and compositional strategies to build, develop and explore the tensions between individual and group, and singular and plural modes of being. Using found texts, scripts, and drawings, and found materials for e.g. sticks and cords, Grüter and Graf transform their starting points by taking them out of their original context and examining and re-examining them in the light of a new …

Goeun Bae

Goeun Bae’s work discloses a personal story that reflects the vulnerable and unstable position of women in today’s society. Bae’s works become the voice that unveils and challenges the often hidden violence and oppression inflicted upon women. By using the body, she expands the affective reasoning that is tied inside of her and eliminate the bounds of limitations. she practices them through behaviors of self-torture, repetition, and pressure, which remain as a series of processes with unpredictable outcome. And they are realized in film, object, performance, and photography.


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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