coGalleries artist residency Berlin aims at stimulating exchange between international artists, curators, art organisations and art institutions. The program creates conditions for artists to succeed by offering professional support with networking, production, and presentation of their work. Each artist’s residency ends with a solo exhibition in our art gallery, located in the center of Berlin's famous gallery district.  

Our Studio Loft

Residents will have 24/7 access to our 160 sqm artist studio loft, depending on the project we also have other, smaller neighbouring private studios. The facilities are filled with natural light and the studio loft is equipped with a beautiful kitchen, bathroom, large work tables, and a cozy lounge area. The studio is a shared work-space, allowing for peer-to-peer exchange and potential collaborations between artists, researchers and curators.

Residency Event with guests from the art world

Located in vibrant east Berlin, the studio is part of the art compound FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, a dynamic environment surrounded by the work-spaces of emerging and established artists. The studio neighbors one of Berlin's leading contemporary private art collections, “Haubrok Collection”, a fine art printing studio "Artificial Image" and Berlin's finest art framer "Bilderrahmen Neumann". Furthermore, the compound houses several cultural and creative companies, a boat workshop, carpenters, a car repair shop, a corporate fashion company, a professional music studio and a dance company. Our Berlin artist residency studio is just a 20 minute tram ride from our gallery space in the center of Berlin-Mitte.

Our Studio at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Haus Riegel - a new building by well-known artist and architect Arno Brandlhuber

Collaborations

We work closely with partnering galleries, public institutions, foundations, curators, art advisors, art organisations and visual artists within the field of contemporary arts throughout Europe, Africa, China, Brazil, USA and the Middle East. Further down the page you can find updated open call postings for our international residency and partnering open calls.

Open Studio day for art enthusiasts in our studio loft 

How we support our residents

Principally, we do our very best to support the residency artists as good as possible. Of course the quality of the collaboration will be strengthened by proactive artists who put effort in interacting with us during their stay.
Residency artists will meet insiders of the art world through a series of external studio visits, gallery tours, panel discussions, portfolio viewings, openings, and other art-related events. Depending von the project, we will seek opportunities for any of our selected residents to work with our partnered exhibition spaces in Berlin and other cities. Each artist in residence is given the opportunity to present their work in a solo exhibition at our gallery space and at a private open studio event or a studio dinner. The open studio event will be scheduled during the residency, the final solo exhibition towards the end of the resident’s stay.


Besides that, we support each resident in finding further opportunities in other group shows during the residency program or afterwards. Residence activities such as artist-led workshops, studio visits, video screenings, artist talks, and performances can be hosted in either our gallery space, our studio loft or a partnering institution or art space. We ensure that our residents gain insight and connections into Berlin’s vibrant art scene.

We are looking for inspiring and professional artists, researchers, and curators to support the residents’ projects through meaningful discussion, critical feedback, and curatorial suggestions. coGalleries works to broaden its local and international network through these personal interactions. We assist residents in realising artistically and technically complex projects and provide them a support base by helping with translations, sales, promotion and organisation. We like to emphasize that we don’t run the residency program to make a profit as the fee is used to cover part of the costs we have while providing the program.
All studios are equipped with high speed internet, a printer, and all necessary tools for working with wood, clay, paper, etc. (the materials themselves are not included).

Type of artists and media we are scouting for

We would like to emphasize that we are looking for professional international artists to collaborate with. Our team has a long track record in commercial and non-commercial practices. However, with our artist in residency program we strive to boost artistic careers and provide value and connections. coGalleries connects to art collectors, curators, and artists to offer support and feedback and to foster new connections for all of us. Artists will become part of Berlin’s international arts community and gain sight in the Berlin art world and beyond.

We explicitly do not focus on any particular media, but rather on encouraging conversation, dialogue and exchange across disciplines. We accept artists from a range of backgrounds such as painting, sculpture, photography, urban art, installation, performing arts, video, literature, research-based practices, as well as curatorial projects. Artist collectives and groups are also encouraged to apply. We welcome applications at all times, as residents are accepted on a rolling bases. The primary languages during the artist residency are English and German, but we also handle fluently Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Our Art Space in Berlin-Mitte - Solitudes

Application Process

All residents 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. Make sure to include a CV, as well as a minimum of 3 jpg images showing your artistic process and exhibition documentation. Granted your selection, these images might be used on our social media channels, e-mail campaigns, print invitations, websites and catalogues. File names should include exactly in this order your first and last name, the title of the work, the year and the photo credits.

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

studio visit and work presentation with art travellers from Switzerland

Studio Visit & Work Presentation with art travellers from Switzerland

Features, Costs, and Funding

We have 2 types of Residency Opportunities:

1. Artist Residency Berlin (Studio Only) includes:

  • 24/7 use of our Studio Loft (160 sqm)
  • Well-equipped studio with high-speed internet, a printer and technical  tools
  • Cleaning of all studio facilities
  • Invitations to art exhibitions, talks and other cultural events
  • Access to our art experiences and workshops
  • Connections to our networks and studio visitors
  • Promotion through social media channels
  • Final open Studio event for public presentation
  • Residency periods are flexible (minimum of 2 months)

Fee: 500,00 € / per month (including 19% VAT tax)

2. Master Residency Berlin (Studio, Coaching and Gallery Show) includes :

  • 24/7 use of our collective Studio Loft (160 sqm)
  • Well-equipped studio with high-speed internet, a printer and many tools
  • Cleaning of all studio facilities
  • Invitations to previews and based on availability to invite-only networking events in Berlin art spaces and institutions
  • Access to our art experiences and workshops
  • A direct involvement to the local professional art scene
  • Final studio dinner presentation with invite only guests
  • Studio visits with curators, artists and art collectors
  • Group Exhibition or possibly solo exhibition with a grand opening at our Art Gallery in Berlin's art center 
  • PR and Social Media support
  • Bi-Weekly and flexible in-depth consultations with an experienced Berlin art consultant (Portfolio, gallery presentation, networking)
  • Personal assistance from residency manager 
  • Welcome brochure with information about our services, insights on the local art scene and recommendations to art supply stores
  • Weekly Art Event Digest - What´s going on in Berlin? We help you navigate the ocean of events.
  • Residency periods are flexible (minimum of 2 months)

Fee: 1400,00 € / per month (including 19% VAT tax)

Optional Housing:

  • Nicely fully furnished spacious room in a big shared penthouse design apartment or similar
  • Accommodation have well-equipped kitchens, usually elevator and include a bike
  • In the vibrant neighbourhood of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg or similar (close to the studio location)

Costs: Additional to residency fee, approx. €900,00 per month depending on availability on housing market.

Download the Application Form

We suggest residents to seek funding in advance through grants and sponsorships. Soon you will find a list here with funding opportunities for scholarships, stipends, fellowships, and grants that are offered internationally.

Download list of funding possibilities here

Residency Newsletter

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A Selection of former Artists in Residence

Fernando Brum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Painting 

Andrea Myers, Ohio, USA | Sculpture, Textile Painting, Printmaking

Diana Zrnic, Zagreb, Croatia | Painting

Ella Becker, Dresden, Germany | Painting

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artist residency berlin cogalleries juliana cerqueira leite

New York based artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite preparing a major solo show for her gallery in London.

Waldek Dynerman is a sculptor and a painter, and arranges his work as mixed media installations. His themes evolve around the critique of power structures, and are also intensely personal. He mixes genres and materials in pursuit of freedom from conceptual and aesthetic clichés.

Giovanni De Benedetto working on his next exhibition PREMATURE. He is an Italian visual artist and musician who makes contemporary abstract mixed-media original artworks. His projects have multiple points of view and the observer/listener is an active part of the creative process where each artwork/piece is made with the intention of provoking a reaction into the spectator.

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