Kunst Am Spreeknie Festival is pleased to announce SOCIAL GEOMETRISM. The exhibition will take place from April 28 to May 7 at Reinbeckhallen, a renovated former transformer plant in the heart of Schöneweide.
Participating Artists: Sophie Erlund, Felix Kiessling, Ignacio Uriarte, Raul Walch, Stephen Kent, Vanessa Enriquez, Ossian Fraser, Gonzalo Reyes Araos, Jennifer Oellerich, Florian Schmidt, Nadine Fecht, Francisco Rozas, Juan Varela, Panagiotis Margaritis.
19:00 Opening of the show
Music-DJ Set odsounds
The theme of this year’s festival came as an extension of “Social Geometry”, a term, which was introduced by the American sociologist Donald Black in an effort to measure social morphology, as it had been developed within the postmodern society.
Black’s model was a cluster, composed by geometrical lines and shapes, which was intended to symbolize and interpret social phenomena. The multidimensional geometric amalgams that arose were designed to convey the real space where people live, while also stand as a new type of geography.
In a time where social patterns are evolving in unprecedented ways, ‘’Social Geometrism’’ aims to explore and highlight aspects of those new spatiotemporal formations. This exhibition brings together lines, solids, surfaces and more complex polyhedral figures that present themselves as sociological models. Through the display of international Berlin-based artists, dealing with a different approach to materiality, and by their placement in a common space, a multidimensional environment emerges and confronts the viewer with new problematics that are present at our time.
Sophie Erlund (DK)
Studies: St.Martins College of Art and Design, London
Selected Exhibitions: “The Rationally Unattainable Certainty” at PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2014. “One eyed date” at Autocenter, Berlin, Germany2014. 4th Biennale of Marrakech, Marocco 2012. “Icons silent auction” patroned by Victoria Miro gallery, London, UK 2010
Felix Kiessling (DE)
Studies: Universitaet der Kuenste (UDK) Berlin, Germany
Selected Exhibitions: 5th Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia 2016. “Desert Now” at Steve Turner, Los Angeles U.S.A 2016. “Ausdehnung” at Alexander Levy gallery, Berlin, Germany 2014. “Das Numen Sonor” at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germaany 2013
Ignacio Uriarte (DE)
Studies: Business Administration in Madrid (ES) and Mannheim (DE) and audiovisual arts at the Centro de Artes Autovisuales in Guadalajara, Mexico
Selected Exhibitions: Binaries at UMOCA (Utah Museum of Contemporary Art) Salt Lake City, USA 2013. Episode 0, introducing Insitu, Berlin, Germany 2013. “Drawing Up!” at Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York City, U.S.A. 2013. “All work and no play” at Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany 2011
Raul Walch (DE)
Studies: Sociology and Latin American studies FU Berlin, Germany. Sculpture at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, Germany, Universitaet der Kuenste (UDK) Berlin, Germany
Selected Exhibitions: Berlin Art Prize 2016, Kuelhaus, Berlin, Germany 2016. 2te 11te Interventionale, IG-Metalhaus at Haus Am Luetzowplatz, Berlin, Germany 2016. Fabric and Space at Arai Associates, Tokyo, Japan 2015. “Cinema Lada” at Museum of Modern Art, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2015.
Stephen Kent (US)
Studies: Fine Arts at Cranbrook Academy of Art U.S.A. Bachelor of fine Arts Degree at Pennsylvania State University U.S.A.
Selected Exhibitions: “Never Shown On Purpose” Circle 1 Platform For Art And Culture, Berlin, Germany 2016. “I’m A Jack Of All Trades, We’ll Be alright” at Kunsthall, Lillehammer Helsinki, Finland 2016 “Live On The Layers Not On The Litter” Other Projects/ Ashley Berlin, Germany 2015. VoX IX, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, U.S.A 2013
Vanessa Enriquez (MX)
Studies: Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Yale School of Art, New Haven, Ct U.S.A. Arts in Graphic Design at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, MEX
Selected Exhibitions: “Fluctuations” Circuito Open of Rimini Drawing Biennial, Primopiano Gallery, Rimini, Italy 2016. Genes(is), Music of the spheres, Lilienkulturgarten, Berlin Germany 2015. “For once, Then, Something” Berlinerpool, Berlin Germany 2014. Zirkel (1+2) AC institute, New York City U.S.A. 2014. Drawing Connections at Boston Center for the arts, Boston U.S.A. 2013.
Ossian Fraser (DE)
Studies: Sculpture at Wissensee Academy of Art Berlin, Germany and in Alanus University of Arts and social Sciences, Bonn, Germany
Selected Exhibitions: FotoKunstFoto at Galerie Luzia Sassen, Cologne, Germany 2016. “Schluessel zur Stadt” at Leiptziger Str. 60, Berlin, Germany 2015. “The city as detail” at Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin, Germany, 2015. “Turnaround” at Zwanzigquadratmeter, Berlin, Germany 2015. “Berlin Masters 2014” at Galerie ARNDT, Berlin, Germany 2014.
Gonzalo Reyes Araos (CL)
Studies: Degree in Fine Arts, specialization in painting at the School of Fine Arts of Valparaíso, Chile
Selected Exhibitions: “Final_draft.mov” Geumcheon Art Apace Seoul, Korea 2015. “Losito Kustpreis 2015” Löwenpalais Lounge der Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany 2015. “Postinternet is dead” Fisher Gallery, Oberlin College, Ohio, U.S.A. 2015. “Shandong Biennale” Mass Art Museum, Jinan, China 2014.
Jennifer Oellerich (DE)
Studies: Universitaet der kuenste (UDK) Berlin, Germany
Selected Exhibitions: “Melancholie – Kubrik’s House Part 2, Auriga Galerie Fuhrmann, Rostock, Germany 2016. #Upcoming Positions at A Space, Berlin, Germany 2015. ”Saloon” at Sexauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2015. “Thrills and Chills” at CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens, Greece 2013.
Florian Schmidt (AU)
Studies: Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria. School of Fine Arts, Hamburg, Germany
Selected Exhibitions: “Wall Works – 8 Weeks” at Daniel Marzona Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2016. “Affinities” at Phillippvon Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany 2015. “Skip” at Galerie Andres Huber, Vienna, Austria 2014. “Arnatures” at New Galerie, New York City, U.S.A 2014. “Hold” at Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy 2012.
Nadine Fecht (DE)
Studies: Academy of Fine Arts, Karlruhe, Germany. Humboldt University (archeological drawing), Berlin, Germany. California College of Fine arts, San Francisco, U.S.A
Seleted Exhibitions: “In Correspondence With The Drawing” at Galerie Michael Fuchs, Berlin, Germany 2016. “Saloon” at Sexauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2015. “Adopt A Revolution”, FeldbuschWiesner, Berlin, Germany 2014. “Pencil And Paper” at Poppy Sebire Gallery,
London, U.K 2012
Francisco Rozas (CL)
Studies: Mayor University,(graphic design) Santiago, Chile. ARCIS University Santiago, Chile. University Of The Arts (UDK) Berlin, Germany.
Selected Exhibitions: “Prentending” at Galerie Gilla Loercher, Berlin, Germany 2016. “Insinuando Obra” at PANAM Gallery, Santiago, Chile 2015. “Insulating” at Matador Project, Berlin, Germany 2012. “Minimal Maximal Hi” at Al Riwaq Art Space, Manama Bahrain 2010.
Juan Varela (ES)
Studies: Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain.
Selected Exhibitions: “International Garden Festival Ponte de Lima”, Portugal 2014. “gamma (25-100hz)”, MAVA, Ourense, Spain 2012. Premios Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain 2011. “To-Be”, Freies Museum, Berlin 2010. “SHOW 2”, Cerveira Biennal, Portugal. “Berlin-Tokyo”, Gallery Higure 17-15 cas, Tokyo, Japan 2010.
Panagiotis Margaritis (GR)
Studies: Art and Design, AAS College, Thessaloniki, Greece. Fine and Applied Arts in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Seleted Exhibitions: “Multidimensional Images and Pictographic Objects” at Art Center Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 2015. “Cross Currents” at Funkhaus Nalepastrasse, Berlin, Germany 2014. “Macht Geld/ Make Money” at Schalteraum, Berlin, Germany 2014. 15th Biennale de la Maditeranee. Thessaloniki / Rome, Greece / Italy 2011.