until 01.09. Lullabies and Whispers. Joël Andrianomearisoa. Installation

Joël Andrianomearisoa untersucht die Universalität des Wiegenlieds, die Erinnerungen an seinen Rhythmus, jenseits von Sprache. Die Zusammengehörigkeit der gemeinsamen Gefühle von Sanftheit und Wärme, das Vergessen der Worte, die Erinnerung an die Gefühle. Einzelausstellung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem HKW. 


With the transdisciplinary project Untie to Tie, ifa Gallery Berlin invites visitors to take part in a discourse on colonial legacies, movement, migration and environment. The programme encourages thinking beyond mental or territorial borders, and perceives diversity and plurality of perspectives as essential features, grasping the present as an ever-changing reality. The gallery is bringing art into the center of dialogue, acts as a space of encounter and is a digital platform alike.


11.09. – 19.01.2025 Display. Sara Ouhaddou. Sculpture. Repro Al Kalima, Sara Ouhaddou, 2022, Bleiglas, Photo: Saudi Art Council

Sara Ouhaddou's artistic practice explores the relationships between artisans and artists.  In her solo exhibition Display at the ifa Gallery Berlin, she explores how art and craft intertwine and blur the boundaries of classic ‘commissioning’. Unique Moroccan crafts such as ceramics, embroidery, glass design and jewellery were included in their diversity, commissioned or jointly produced.


16.02. – 12.05. School of Casablanca. Bik Van der Pol, Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa, Céline Condorelli, uvm. Painting, Work on Paper, Installation, Performance, Textile art, Media Art, Digital Art, Urban Art. Repro Group photography in front of Dr Ziou Ziou Abdellah’s service accommodation in Berrechid. June 1981. Archives Dr Ziou Ziou, School of Casablanca, 1981, Photo: © Archives Dr. Ziou Ziou

School of Casablanca is a collaboration between ifa-Galerie Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin) and ThinkArt (Casablanca). It started in 2020 and was realized with the support of the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Goethe-Institute Morocco and Zamân Books & Curating. Formed as an interdisciplinary research-, residence-, exchange- and exhibition project, the participants of School of Casablanca, Bik Van der Pol, Céline Condorelli, Fatima-Zahra Lakrissa and Gilles Aubry, Manuel Raeder, Marion von Osten, Peter Spillmann, Abdeslam Ziou Ziou with Grocco-Trick 54, Sophia Attigui, Fatine Arafati, and Nassim Azarzar aim to further the legacy of the historical Casablanca Art School in contemporary thought.

03.11.2023 – 04.02. Atem-Stücke (Part II). Camila Sposati. Painting, Work on Paper, Sculpture, Installation, Mixed. Repro Drawing of "Echo" (2nd generation of Phonosophia instrument), Camila Sposati, 2023, Coal on paper, Photo: Edouard Fraipont

"Breath Pieces (Part II)" 

Brazilian artist and researcher Camila Sposati, renowned for her interdisciplinary artistic oeuvre, presents her exhibition Breath Pieces at the ifa Gallery Berlin. The exhibition represents a renewed voyage into the profound intricacies of sound, the natural world and the symbiotic interweaving of culture, history, science and politics.
Curated by Bettina Korintenberg and Marcelo Rezende

15.09.2023 – 22.10.2023 A Sacred Story at the Tree of Life. Memory Biwa, Robert Machiri. Sculpture, Media Art. Repro Baobab tree with offerings, incisions and markings, Kaole Ruins, Bagamoyo, Pwane region, Tanzania, Memory Biwa , 2023, Foto, Photo: Memory Biwa

"A Sacred Story at the Tree of Life" takes the form of an ephemeral installation centered on the inscription and significance of landscapes and spaces through memory and ceremony. The shade of the baobab, the sacred tree, becomes the gathering place where we commune with poets, rioters, storytellers, vocalists, players of instruments, and DJs. Over a period of six weeks the gallery transforms into a portal for the platform, Listening at Pungwe.

12.05.2023 – 13.08.2023 Das Hohelied der Vögel . Katia Kameli. Painting, Sculpture, Media Art

Die ifa-Galerie Berlin präsentiert Das Hohelied der Vögel / The Canticle of the Birds, eine chorische Ausstellung und neue Produktion von Katia Kameli, in der die Künstlerin eine Variation aus musikalischen Keramiken, Aquarellen und einem neuen Film. 

10.02.2023 – 30.04.2023 Mapping the Air. Elisabetta Di Maggio. Print, Sculpture, Media Art. Repro Paris, Elisabetta Di Maggio, 2008, Marsiglia’s soap hand-cut with scalpel, 8x130x92 cm, Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Christian Stein Gallery

This project revolves around a theme central to Elisabetta Di Maggio’s art: the communication networks that serve to transmit information. Her works reveal the close ties that exist among webs, circuits, grids, structures, and meshes that belong to very different worlds, but are all part of the sphere in which we lead our everyday lives.

30.09.2022 – 22.01.2023 Chains of Interest. Painting, Sculpture, Textile art, Media Art, Mixed.

In the exhibition Chains of Interest, Isaac Chong Wai, Lizza May David, Wilhelm Klotzek, Ofri Lapid, Adrien Missika and Gitte Villesen continue their personal explorations of the ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen art collection.

29.09.2022 – 15.01.2023 Spheres of Interest. 2. Teil. Painting, Print, Sculpture, Media Art, Performance, Mixed

Der zweite Teil der Ausstellung wird die individuellen Recherchen und Kontextualisierungen von Isaac Chong Wai, Lizza May David, Wilhelm Klotzek, Ofri Lapid, Adrien Missika und Gitte Villesen in den Fokus rücken.

14.09.2022 – 18.09.2022 ifa-Galerie Berlin X Berlin Art Week 2022. Painting, Sculpture, Media Art, Performance. Repro ifa-Galerie Berlin, "Spheres of Interest*", 2022, Photo: Victoria Tomaschko

The gallery shows several performances in the city space and in the gallery. Isaac Chong Wai presents his performance Die Mütter (The Mothers) at Klosterruine Berlin. Adrien Missika activates MOTUS, a mobile exhibition display in the form of a bicycle in different public spaces. Ofri Lapid has developed a multilingual Language Tour. Full programme:

24.06.2022 – 18.09.2022 Spheres of Interest*. *nach Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. Isaac Chong Wai, Lizza May David, Wilhelm Klotzek, Ofri Lapid, Adrien Missika, Gitte Villesen. Painting, Print, Sculpture, Media Art, Performance. Repro Spheres of Interest, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, 1975, Zincography, 21 × 29.5 cm, Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Chert Lüdde, Berlin

The historic idiosyncrasies and structures of the ifa art collection, and its composition specifically via the partial preservation of the collection that once belonged to the German Democratic Republic’s (GDR) Zentrum für Kunstausstellungen all become opportunities for a collaborative artistic-curatorial investigation. The artists interrogate the collection based on their own “Spheres of Interest”, searching for overlaps, parallels, and omissions.

24.03.2022 – 12.06.2022 Gods Moving in Places. The Day Reader. Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc. Sculpture, Media Art. Repro Wacapou, a Prologue or a Room in My Mother’s House, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc , 2018, Super8 film transfered to HD, 26mn

The second part of the exhibition "Gods Moving in Places. The Day Reader" will dive deeper into the relationship of  living landscapes to memories, histories and colonial trauma. Through the works of French-Guyanese artist Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc the exhibition will take the Amazonian forest of the Guiana Shield as a starting point to explore the interwoveness of times and place.

27.01.2022 – 13.03.2022 Gods Moving in Places. Minia Biabiany, Karl Joseph, Mirtho Linguet, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marcel Pinas, Pamela Colman-Smith, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eingeladen von Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, initiiert von Lea Altner. / Invited by Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, initiated by Lea Altner. Painting, Sculpture, Fotografie, Media Art. Repro Mèt Bwa, Mirtho Linguet, 2021

"Gods Moving in Places" is a two-part exhibition exploring the political potential of the Caribbean and Guyanese imagination. It presents the memories, narratives and histories that have shaped this imagination – including indigenous mythologies and the violent conquest of the South American continent – through what Édouard Glissant (1928–2011) calls the tropical night and the spirits and figures that weigh on the shoulders.

15.09.2021 – 02.01.2022 Pallay Pampa. Andine Kreuzungen kuratiert von Lizet Diaz im Rahmen der Berlin Art Week. Carolina Estrada, Juan Osorio, Kenyi Quispe, Emilio Santisteban, Daniela Zambrano, Alvaro Acosta, Adela Pino, Isaac Ruiz. Painting, Print, Sculpture, Fotografie, Media Art, Mixed.

Pallay Pampa is a Quechua expression which describes the different areas of weave on Andean textiles: Pallay symbolises what is said, while Pampa symbolises the unsaid. The exhibition brings together artists and interdisciplinary researchers from Peru to reflect critically on the cultural contributions by Andean communities in the current context, given the many consequences of globalization and colonization.

24.06.2021 – 05.09.2021 For The Phoenix To Find Its Form In Us. On Restitution, Rehabilitation and Reparation. In Kooperation mit SAVVY Contemporary. Painting, Print, Sculpture, Media Art, Mixed

Mit “For The Phoenix To Find Its Form In Us” schlägt SAVVY Contemporary verschiedene Formate entlang der Schlüsselthemen „Restitution“, „Rehabilitation“ und „Reparation“ vor, die insbesondere den Perspektiven und Stimmen von Menschen aus den Herkunftskulturen mehr Raum geben sollen.

29.04.2021 – 13.06.2021 Aufzeichnungen einer Seherin. Andrea Acosta, Joseph Beuys, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Sara Ouhaddou. Painting, Print, Sculpture. Repro Assisted Forest , Andrea Acosta, 2020, found objects, brass rods and clamps , variable dimensions

ifa Gallery Berlin is presenting drawings by Joseph Beuys from the ifa art collection in a dialogue with the artistic positions of Andrea Acosta, Anne Duk Hee Jordan and Sara Ouhaddou. Both Beuys and the featured artists address overlooked, disregarded, handed-down forms of knowledge. Based on the relationship to found materials, they examine economic and ecological issues, initiating processes that have the potential to effect lasting societal change.

23.10.2020 – 18.04.2021 La Escucha oder die Winde. Berichte und Spuren aus dem Gran Chaco (Kuratorin: Andrea Fernández). Florencia Califano, Guido Yanitto, Mariana Ortega, Radio Comunitaria "La Voz Indígena", Workshop "Memoria Étnica", Brayan Sticks, Kollektiv "Orembiapo Maipora", Kollektiv "Thañí/Viene del monte", Carlos ‘Pajita’ García Bes. Painting, Sculpture, Textile art

Diese Ausstellung hat ihren Ursprung in Tartagal, einer kleinen Stadt im äußersten Norden Argentiniens, in der Angehörige von sieben Pueblos Originarios leben und tausende Menschen unterschiedlicher Herkunft. In diesem Gebiet, einer Grenzenklave, in der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit nebeneinander existieren, verschränken sich Erinnerungen und Widerstände.

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10.09.2020 – 11.10.2020 Time Goes By. Rebecca Horn, Antonio Paucar. Painting, Print, Sculpture, Fotografie, Media Art, Mixed.
28.02.2020 – 16.08.2020 In the Presence / Absence of Mazen Kerbaj. Kurator: Hatem Imam . Mazen Kerbaj. Painting, Print, Sculpture, Textile art, Media Art
14.12.2019 – 16.02.2020 Ultrasanity - On Madness, Sanitation, Antipsychiatry and Resistance. Painting, Print, Sculpture, Fotografie, Textile art, Media Art
30.08.2019 – 01.12.2019 Station Point. Saba Innab, Kuratiert von / Curated by Omar Berrada (KfW Stiftung / Curators in Residence). Painting, Print, Sculpture
12.07.2019 – 18.08.2019 Seeds. Die Villa Romana zu Gast in der ifa-Galerie Berlin
01.03.2019 – 30.06.2019 Neither on the Ground, nor in the Sky. Kuratiert von Nat Muller. Hera Büyüktaşcıyan
12.10.2018 – 03.02.2019 Invisible#2. Zainab Andalibe, Kenza Benamour, Hicham Berrada, Mohammed Laouli, Abdessamad El Montassir, Anna Raimondo, Leila Sadel, Anike Joyce Sadiq
02.06.2018 – 02.09.2018 Movements #1: For the Record. Untie to Tie II - Movements / In cooperation with the KfW Stiftung. Painting, Sculpture, Media Art, Performance, Urban Art, Mixed
27.04.2018 – 19.05.2018 Interloop. Untie to Tie 2017 – 2018: Wissenstransfers: Praktiken, Reflexionen, Perspektiven. Painting, Print, Sculpture, Fotografie, Textile art, Media Art, Performance, Mixed
26.01.2018 – 01.04.2018 Riots: Allmähliches Aufkündigen der Zukunft. Kapitel 4 „Über Aufstände und Widerstand“ der Reihe „Untie to Tie“ . John Akomfrah, Chto Delat, Dilip Gaonkar & Liam Mayes, Gauri Gill, Louis Henderson, Satch Hoyt, Jitish Kallat, Karrabing Film Collective, Glenn Ligon, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, SAHMAT, Chandraguptha Thenuwara und Ala Younis Kuratiert von Natasha Ginwala. Kuratorische Assistenz: Krisztina Hunya.. Media Art, Performance, Mixed
26.10.2017 – 14.01.2018 Public Programme : Untie To Tie. On Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Societies / Chapter 3: Intersectional Feminisms. Mixed
29.09.2017 – 14.01.2018 Every Mask I Ever Loved. Chapter 3 des Projekts 'Untie to Tie – Über koloniale Vermächtnisse und zeitgenössische Gesellschaften'. Wura-Natasha Ogunji. Print, Sculpture, Media Art, Performance
15.07.2017 Salve exu Motoboy. Translinguistische Strassenperformance. Performance, Urban Art
14.07.2017 Performance. Performance, Urban Art, Mixed
06.07.2017 – 07.07.2017 African Urban, African Culture, African Future. Fotografie, Media Art, Performance, Urban Art
29.06.2017 Fraternité. Universalität nach dem Universalismus
23.06.2017 – 17.09.2017 Watch your step/Mind your Head. Kuratiert von Marina Reyes Franco. Irene de Andrés, Sofía Gallisá Muriente. Sculpture, Fotografie, Media Art
31.03.2017 – 11.06.2017 Hinterlassenschaften des Kolonialismus und zeitgenössische Gesellschaften
20.01.2017 – 12.03.2017 In the Carpet / Über den Teppich. Textile art, Mixed
30.09.2016 – 18.12.2016 Mit anderen Augen. Deutschland in den 1960er Jahren. Johannes Haile. Fotografie
22.07.2016 – 18.09.2016 Dem Gestern ein Morgen geben. Iran: Architektur und Kunst. Mehraneh Atashi, Dadbeh Bassir, Mona Hakimi-Schüler. Sculpture, Fotografie, Media Art

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