coGalleries international artist residencies are currently happening in Berlin (Germany), Beijing (China) and Nairobi (Kenya). All of our programs are open for professional artists, curators and researchers and culminate in a final exhibition in a leading local art space. We also provide studio visits and teaching from mentors (international curators, gallerists and artists).

Artist Residency Berlin (Germany)

Open to all artistic practices.

Our Berlin program includes a solo exhibition at our gallery space in the centric art district of Berlin-Mitte. It's aimed at stimulating exchange between international artists, curators, art organizations and art institutions. We support in networking, production, and presentation of your work. The residency can be combined with our Nairobi twinning residency - SanaSanaa.

cogalleries artist residency berlin juliana cerqueira-leite working in the studio with her assistant

Artist Residency Nairobi (Kenya)

Mainly focussing on Photography and Video Art.

This program connects two culturally diverse cities: Nairobi and Berlin. With a focus on photography and video practices, the Sana Sanaa Residency works to establish sustainable networks between African, European, and International artists—as well as researchers and curators. This artist residency is a collaboration between coGalleries and Artificial Image.

Brian Otienoc-Slum Fashonista

Artist Residency Beijing (China)

Open to all artistic practices.

This residency brings Bejing and Berlin together in a cross-cultural exchange. The Beijing artist residency is located in the famous 798 Art District—a thriving arts center comprised of art galleries, art centers, artists’ studios, institutions and design companies. This influential site was a place of artistic rebirth when it utilized old factories to house these cultural spaces.

Open Calls

You can find the current open calls in our Magazine.

Application Process

All residencies can apply via the application form. We accept applications on a rolling basis but also run open calls on specific topics. We are well-planned ahead but also allow a high level of spontaneity. We always try to make it happen.

Please apply by filling out the Application Form. Please also include a CV, as well as a minimum of 3 .jpg images showing your artistic process and exhibition documentation. Granted your permission, these images will be used towards our social media, website, invitations and catalogues. File names should include your name and the titles of the work.

For questions and any type of uncertainties, write to us at residency@cogalleries.com

We suggest residents to seek Funding Opportunities in advance through grants and sponsorships.

Impressions from some of our former artists in residency

Art Exhibition "Fassaden" by Arthur Laidlaw from London at our art gallery in Berlin-Mitte

New York based artist Heather Merckle´s solo show "A genuine beginning is always a leap" at coGalleries - Mitte

artist residency berlin cogalleries juliana cerqueira leite

New York based artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite preparing a major solo show for London

Art Exhibition by one of Israels most talented street artists "Latzi" at our gallery space in Berlin-Mitte