Sam Hopkins & John Kamicha – THE BIKE GANG


Over the last years, Nairobi has undergone intensified gentrification – a lasting boom rapidly turning the city’s former industrial slums into financial districts. The same period has seen the emergence of a new bicycle subculture. Its open membership and geographical mobility run counter to the fixed ascriptions of ethnic identity which are otherwise all-important in Kenya; but at the same time, it also provides a way to tap into brand experiences of global capitalism, for which subcultures are yet another source of profit. In The Bike Gang, Sam Hopkins and John Kamicha use strategies of collective and collaborative filmmaking to illuminate this bicycle subculture in an intimate portrait of a small group. »»

Felipe Castelblanco & Borderless TV – TO EMPOWER REFUGEES WITH TV Joint event with CAT Cologne

Felipe Castelblanco CAT-CologneRefugees are usually in front of the camera, and rarely ever behind it. Interviewed by eager documentarians or put on the spot in talk shows as human-interest informants, they must speak from a certain position or remain silent and invisible. How can we resist this usual ascription of roles? Can technical, journalistic and artistic expertise empower refugees and migrants to speak for themselves beyond the pale of the mass media and its stereotypes? »»

Kölnischer Kunstverein joins the fellows network cologne


The studio programme of Kölnischer Kunstverein has been launched in 2003 in order to offer young artists the opportunity to work in a studio in the centre of Cologne at only a minimal cost contribution. Ten studios in the building of Kölnischer Kunstverein are awarded or prolonged on an annual basis. »»

CAT Cologne – Call for Artists


CAT Cologne invites you to submit a project for a working grant in Cologne, Germany. The project should incorporate the local community and take place for approx. 1-3 months. CAT supports you with a small working grant, accommodation and a publication. The deadline is October 31st for the following year. »»

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz – Academy of the Arts of the World


Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz (São Paulo) is a cultural critic and independent translator, curator, and editor. Since 2014 he is a founding member of Seminário Público Micropolíticas, a public seminar on new social movements and new forms of government, and the notion of “Micropolitics”. He holds a fellowship at the Academy of the Arts of the World from mid September until mid November 2016. »»

Madhusree Dutta – 7 ISLANDS AND A METRO


Mumbai is a city profoundly shaped by constant demographic change. Waves of migration regularly hit the city’s muddy shores, leaving behind memories and mindsets. It is this multilingual city of sprawling slums and real estate onslaughts that Academy member-in-residence and current fellow Madhusree Dutta explores in her film 7 Islands and a Metro, a hard hitting yet lyrical take on the city’s story. »»

Monika Rinck – Morphomata

13483107_1624313004552591_4442063163118668652_oMonika Rinck was born 1969 in Zweibrücken, Rhineland-Palatinate and lives in Berlin. Since 1989, after her university years devoted to Comparative Literature and Religious Studies, she published several books in a number of publishing houses. Her most recent poetrybook HONIGPROTOKOLLE (Honey Protocolls) came out in 2012, for which she was awarded the Huchel-Preis 2013. Followed by RISIKO UND IDIOTIE (Risk and Idiocy), Essays, in Spring 2015. Monika Rinck is member of the P.E.N.-Club, the Lyrikknappschaft Schöneberg, the Akademy of Arts Berlin and the German Academy for Language and Literature. »»

Marta Pujades – Michael Horbach Stiftung

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Marta Pujades (*1990, Palma de Mallorca) is an artist who habitually has recourse to the image in its photographic form, with a portrait base, as a medium for exploring the identity and roles that human beings take on socially. She currently holds a scholarship by “Michael Horbach Stiftung” Cologne, where she is also in residence until early September 2016.

Madhusree Dutta – Academy of the Arts of the World


The Academy of the Arts of the World welcomes Madhusree Dutta who is a filmmaker, curator and pedagogue born 1959 in India. She is the founder and executive director of Majlis, a centre for rights discourse and multi-disciplinary art initiatives in Mumbai, where she currently lives. Madhusree Dutta will be a fellow at the Academy of the Arts of the Worls from mid August – November 20, 2016.

3 137 (Athens) – Büro für Brauchbarkeit


In the context of its 2016 and 2017 summer residency, the Cologne-based “Büro für Brauchbarkeit” is conducting an artist/curator exchange with the Athens-based off-space “3 137”. From mid August – mid September the Büro für Brauchbarkeit welcomes Kosmas Nikolaou from Athens, while in 2017 members of Büro für Brauchbarkeit will visit 3 137 in Greece.

“Sympathy for the other?” – ifs


“Sympathy for the other?” is an interdisciplinary documentary film project organized by ifs (internationale filmschule köln) and Beit Berl College (BBC), Israel. The topic is “notions of identity in multicultural societies in Israel and Germany”. From mid August until mid September four BBC students will come to North Rhine-Westfalia, while selected ifs students will realize projects in Israel.

Maha Maamoun – Academy of the Arts of the World


Maha Maamoun is a Cairo-based artist. Her work has been shown in international exhibitions and biennials. She is a founding board member of the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC) in Cairo. Maha Maamoun will be a fellow of the Academy of the Arts of the World from June to mid August 2016.

Call for entries – residencies at PACT Zollverein 01/2017


From January to mid July 2017 PACT Zollverein offers residencies for the development and realisation of projects and productions, which are open to professional artists from both Germany and abroad working in the fields of dance, performance, media art or sound art. The closing date for applications is Monday, 11th of July (10 am).