coGalleries artist residency Berlin is aimed at stimulating exchange between international artists, curators, art organizations 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. The facilities are filled with natural light and are 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.

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 neighbours 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 crew. Our Berlin artist residency studio is just a 20 min tram ride from our gallery space in the center of Berlin-Mitte.

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

Collaborations

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

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How we support our residents

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. They will also have the opportunity 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 or at private open studio events. Furthermore, we support each resident in finding further opportunities in other group shows during the residency program or after. Resident activities such as artist-led workshops, studio visits, video screenings, artist talks, and performances can be hosted in either our gallery space or our studio loft. We ensure that our residents gain insight and connections into Berlin’s vibrant art scene. Resident’s receive invitations to private events, members clubs, exhibition openings, book launches and other art-related events.

We are always looking for inspiring artists, researchers, and curators to support the resident’s 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 realizing artistically and technically complex projects. The studio loft is equipped with high speed internet, a printer, and all necessary tools for working with wood, clay, paper etc. There is also a professional photo studio on the compound with 2 flashes, softboxes, and backdrops that we can get a really good price for.

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 non-commercial practices and in running NGO alike structures. However, with our artist in residency program we aim to boost artistic careers in an economic sense as well. coGalleries brings in collectors, curators, and artists to offer support and feedback and to foster new connections. Artists will become part of Berlin’s international arts community and be seen in the art market.

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 handle fluently Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Application Process

To apply, one must fill out the appropriate application form located below. 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. Submit all required information to residency@cogalleries.com. Do not hesitate to contact us regarding any uncertainties and questions.

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Our artist studio from inside at FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Haus Riegel

Studio Visit & Work Presentation with art travellers from Switzerland

Features, Costs, and Funding

Artist Residency Berlin & Gallery Show (without housing) include:

  • 24/7 use of our Studio Loft (160 sqm)
  • Solo Exhibition at the end of the artist residency with an Opening in our Art Gallery in Berlin´s art center
  • regular studio visits with curators, international art collectors & representatives of institutions
  • well-equipped Studio with High Speed Internet, Printer and many Tools
  • professional photo studio with 2 flashes, softboxes, backgrounds
  • Invitation to Previews and Invite-only Events in Berlin
  • Access to all our Art Experiences and Workshops
  • Media Announcements (Social Media, Newsletter & Press)
  • cleaning of all Studio Facilities
  • a direct plug-in to the local professional art scene
  • Residency Periods are flexible (minimum is 2 months)

Fee: 800,00 € / per month

Download Application Form here

Artist Residency Berlin & Gallery Show (with housing) include:

  • a nicely fully furnished spacious room in a big penthouse design apartment with luxury kitchen, elevator, skylights and a bike in the vibrant neighbourhood of Friedrichshain (10 min from studio location)
  • 24/7 use of our Studio Loft (160 sqm)
  • Grand solo Exhibition with an Opening in our Art Gallery in Berlin´s art center
  • Media Announcements (Social Media, Newsletter & Press)
  • studio visits with curators, international art collectors & representatives of institutions
  • Invitations to Previews and Invite-only Events in Berlin art spaces, institutions and private clubs
  • final studio dinner presentation with invite only guests
  • well-equipped Studio with Printer and many Tools
  • professional photo studio with 2 flashes, softboxes, backgrounds
  • cleaning of all Studio Facilities
  • Access to all our Art Events and Workshops
  • a direct plug-in to the local professional art scene
  • Residency Periods are flexible (minimum is 2 months)

Fee: 1800,00 € / per month

Download Application Form here

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

Impressions from former Artists in Residency

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

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

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

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