Opening 13 June
Sadie Weis, Marie-Charlotte Nouza, Mathias Vef, Ana Bathe, Sonny Schneider, Mark Beard, Julija Goyd, Alexandre Haefeli, Tom of Finland.
Opening: 25th July 18-22hr
Duration: 25th July - 29th July 2020
Pride & Prejudice is a series of events that brings together a diverse community during Berlins ’pride’ week. During the two weeks it will feature an art exhibition, networking workshops and events.
In addition, Transvision will be present in its 5th episode which will be streamed world wide for free.
Artists: Robert B. Mari Poller, Luna Nother, Swen Marcel, Don Aretino, Ana Bathe
Robert B. is a photographer based in Berlin.
The child of an immigrant mother, he moved to London after studying photography in Munich and veered into advertising there. Returning to Germany after 12 years abroad, he founded CPGN Photography with a focus on male nudes, exploring Berlin‘s status quo of queer masculinity.
Luna Nother is a young Spanish artist who works mainly in painting.
She obtained her art diploma from the University of Granada (Spain), having spent semesters abroad in Munich, London and Bogotá. She has shown her work in several galleries and cultural spaces in Granada, Paris, Munich, Bogotá, San Francisco, Barcelona and Berlin.
Her latest work concentrates on medium- to large-scale portraits of androgynous figures and explores questions of identity and gender through the study of traditional portraiture in painting.
Mari Poller is a German Berlin based visual artist. She holds an MA in Archeology from the University of Bonn, an MA in Art History from Humboldt University and completed her education with a Master program in Fine Arts at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee/ Academy of Art. She has worked as an Archaeologist across Europe and the Middle East, and as an artist, her work has been presented in galleries and festivals across Europe and the US, including the Galerie des Westens, Festival Miradas de Mujeres, and MECA Mediterráneo Centro Artístico.
Ana Bathe (born in Belgrade in 1987) is a multi-disciplinary autodidactic artist currently living and working in Berlin. Drawing inspiration from various forms of art and by assuming the roles of subject, photographer, painter, sculptor, set and costume designer in her work, the artist is able to produce works which give her philosophies a visual body. Her work has been published and exhibited throughout Europe.
Don Aretino is an Indonesian – born, Berlin-based designer. His work explores the interconnection between same sex desire, religion and social analysis. He creates these narratives through bold collections that are intended to discomfort and creating a counter argument to an existing norm.
Throughout his career, He has been working for notable brands, such as SADAK & House of Malakai while creating several collections and building his reputation through various projects. This helps him to gain the experience across multiple fields, including as a costume designer and set designer. His works has been featured in various editorials and magazines, such as Dazed Digital, Fucking Young!, Sleek, FGUK, OE Magazine, Vision China and L’officiel Indonesia.
Swen Marcel. Even as a child, no sheet of paper and no vacancy in my exercise books was safe from me. Every free space was used to provide them with thought-out comic characters and cartoons. Even today it still itches my fingers every time I see a sheet of paper in front of me. So it was just logical that I turned my hobby into my profession and thus found my calling.
I have been working as a freelance comic artist and illustrator since 1997 and I am happy every day when I can sit at my desk to allow colorful comic worlds to emerge in front of me. I love inventing cartoon characters and stories and the challenge of realizing my customers' wishes according to their ideas. And every time I am amazed at what can arise out of nowhere on a white sheet of paper with imagination, imagination and the necessary craftsmanship.
DON ARETINO’S POP UP SHOP
(Opening August 1st 2020) Don Aretino is thrilled to announce the opening of their first physical pop up shop. The shop will feature small runs of wearable art, handmade in Berlin available starting from the 1st of August until the 31st at The Ballery .
The shop will feature small runs of wearable pieces with Don Aretino’s unique twist in detailing, tailoring and finishings. The fabric for these minimal-waste products are personally sourced and handmade in Berlin.
Store opening event: August 1st, 2020; 5 - 7p.m. until August 31st 2020
Don Aretino is an Indonesian – born, Berlin-based designer, whose work explores the interconnection between same sex desire, religion and social analysis. He creates these narratives through bold collections that are intended to discomfort and creating a counter argument to an existing norm. Throughout his career, He has been working for notable brands, such as SADAK & House of Malakai while creating several collections and building his reputation through various projects. This helps him to gain the experience across multiple fields, including as a costume designer and set designer. His works has been featured in various editorials and magazines, such as Dazed Digital, Nowness China, Fucking Young!, Sleek, FGUK, OE Magazine, Vision China and L’officiel Indonesia.
The Ballery: Pop-Up Art Season 2020
The Ballery, arthouse Berlin, is pleased to announce Pop-Up Art Season 2020 - a series of four short exhibitions in August.
Every Saturday in August, we open a new exhibition that lasts just 5 days. We present artists with various backgrounds, established as well as emerging artists, united in calling Berlin home. Each artist is invited to show one work or a small series. Together, they form a portrait of Berlin's vibrant art scene: an excellent summer opportunity to "speed date" the art world. The dynamic tempo of four exhibitions within one month will fill August with as much art experience and energy as one can imagine.
We spice the exhibitions up with additional events, for example Our first Pop-Up Fashion Store with designer Don Aretino, which will open the opening of the first exhibition on August 1st. We are looking forward to broaden our and our visitors' vision of local art: most of the artists who are taking part in the Pop-Up exhibitions have never exhibited at The Ballery before.
PopUp Season 2020:
Daniela Torres, KowyeKollage, Tina Dubrovsky, Qeas Pirzad, Tom Eyza
André Schubert, Dragan Denda, Eva Brunner, Kerstin Dzewior, Mario Bueger, Rolf Czulius
Andrea Romanello, Andrés Silva Vignoli, Duane Benatti, Minette Dreier, Zangdong Li
Amrita Dhillon, Clara Zorzoli, KowyeKollage, Hannah Peterson, Saki Koulos, Silvia Trebbi