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Artist Residency - Berlin Art Institute
In September and October, I had the pleasure of attending Berlin Art Institute for a month long artist residency and it was a wonderful opportunity to get to know other working artists and to have a great space to work in the bustling city of Berlin.

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The studios are in this industrial area of Berlin called Weissensee. 

There was a good balance of structure and no structure at this artist residency. The well lit studio spaces were open for use 24 hours a day.  3 days a week Ralf Schmidt and Stephanie Jünemann (the founders and directors of the artist residency) planned insightful museum visits, workshops, guest lectures and group critiques.

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I slept in our van during the month long artist residency, because I couldn't afford renting a room and the residency fees.  I parked the van pretty much right across from the institute. It was great to live so close to my studio, because it meant I made the most of the space and was in there working most of every day I was in berlin.

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We visited a moving show by Gülsün Karamustafa called Chronographia, at the Hamburgerbahnhof which was a highlight. And I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with other working artists such as Raphael JaenCarolina Amaya, Brandy Eve Allen, Wyatt Mills and Matt Ross.

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Being at the Berlin Art Institute Artist Residency really wet my lips to do more artist residencies. It's such a wonderful opportunity to get to know a city, make work in a new space, and connect with other working artists. My husband Dominik and I are hoping to spend some time at other artist residencies around the world in our lifetime. Dominik a prolific musician and I am an artist so residencies could be great fits for us, if we can make enough money to fund our practices. I've applied to one in Barcelona, we'll see if they want me and we can make it work.

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Thanks for reading lovelies!

Anna




Berlin Mitte: Bits and Bobs




This time when staying in Berlin, we stayed in a cute Airbnb flat in Berlin Mitte (Middle), which is the pretty touristy part of town. It was a lovely and convenient place from which to explore the whole city. We often found ourselves back in Kreuzberg in the evenings, but Mitte was just dandy for this trip to the capital.

Have you ever been to Berlin? Where did you like to stay while visiting?

Cheers,

anna
Capsule Berlin Summer 2013
Another fashion event that we attended in Berlin was called Capsule and it is a streetwear showroom. 

Not only did they have great brands (some of which I will share with you in the coming days), they also had great free whiskey gingers and funky people for people watching.  






It's getting cold here in germany now, so looking back at these photos I just miss the warm summer weather which didn't require socks or sweaters...grrrh.

Like I said, I'll be sharing a few of the brands I was most impressed with in the next few days.

Cheers,

Anna