BPA at Gropius Studios

Gropius Bau

Press release from 14 September 2020

BPA at Gropius Studios is a new collaboration between the Gropius Bau and BPA // Berlin program for artists, which begins in autumn 2020. Running up until the end of that year, eleven participating artists will use rooms at the Gropius Bau as studios and show their work in public presentations.

BPA at Gropius Studios resonates with the history of the Gropius Bau, which opened in 1881 as a Museum and School of Decorative Arts featuring numerous studios and workshops. The project offers artists physical space for their work in the Gropius Bau building, thereby re-establishing the institution as a place of artistic production, and blurring the boundaries between studio and exhibition space. With the rooms being utilised for both creative work and different presentation formats, BPA at Gropius Studios asks what it means for artists to reveal parts of their artistic process and to invite an audience into their studio.

In addition to returning to the historical roots of the building, the collaboration also aims to open the exhibition hall to partners in the city and to provide a platform for Berlin artists together with BPA. BPA // Berlin program for artists was founded in 2016 by artists Angela Bulloch, Simon Denny and Willem de Rooij, facilitating exchange between emerging and established Berlin-based artists. The mentoring programme organises reciprocal studio visits, public lectures and joint exhibitions.

Participating Artists
Nadja Abt, Niklas Binzberger, Rob Crosse, Anne Fellner, Bertrand Flanet, Dina Khouri, Doireann O'Malley, Victor Payares, Esper Postma, Anton Steenbock, Katrin Winkler   

The programme is curated by Boaz Levin and Anna-Lisa Scherfose (Assistant Curator) and supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

BPA Talks 3
With Anne Fellner, Bertrand Flanet, Katrin Winkler and BPA mentors Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff
Gropius Bau, Cinema, 16:00–20:00
In partnership with KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Public Presentations
BPA at Gropius Studios
Dina Khouri, Katrin Winkler

BPA at Gropius Studios
Rob Crosse, Bertrand Flanet, Doireann O’Malley

BPA at Gropius Studios
Victor Payares, Esper Postma, Anton Steenbock

BPA at Gropius Studios
Michelle Volta, Niklas Binzberger, Anne Fellner

Press Contact
Anne Wriedt
Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin
Tel +49 30 254 86 125