At GlogauAIR artists from diverse social and geographical backgrounds find a place to develop their works in a dynamic environment of coexistence, exchange of ideas and internationalization. At the same time, they get to know a new culture and landscape in Berlin, getting influences from the city, which has become a pioneering place for contemporary culture. The non-profit organization GlogauAIR was founded by the Spanish artist Chema Alvargonzalez in 2006 with the intention to create a meeting point between artists from all disciplines to work in collaboration, expanding their practice in terms of materials, formats, and style. The processes are shown every three months in an open studios exhibition where the public can see the works of the resident artists in a relaxed and festive event. Parallel to the Residency Programme and the Open Studios we organise activities and exchange projects in collaboration with other institutions such as Videoart, Sound Art or Performance Festivals,
The residence is located in a beautiful, modernist-style building that was designed to be a school. It is the first work projected and built by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann, in 1896, after his nomination as Building Adviser of the city. With this structure Hoffman initiated a period of non-stop productivity that led to public buildings, parks, bridges, hospitals and museums being built throughout Berlin. The most famous are the Pergamon Museum—a responsibility he took up after the sudden death of his friend Alfred Messel—the Märkisches Museum and the ancient Town Hall of Berlin. GlogauAIR is situated just off the Landwehr Canal, a picturesque river filled with swans, and lined with trees, which crosses the entirely of the Kreuzberg "Kiez". The very large - and social- Görlitzer Park is also very close by.
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