Danish curator Solvej Helweg Ovesen's baby GROSSES TREFFEN, a professional network event between artists and curators organized by the Nordic Embassies Berlin to strengthen the network between Nordic artists and the vibrant Berlin art scene, is happening for the third time in 2015 in April. This time around I am so happy to say that I am in the jury as well as a reviewer - an honor and great op to see more art! It really is a great way for artists and curators to meet up in an informal, formal, event. A bit of a speed-dating in a way, but sincerely: I know of many great things, residencies, projects, exhibitions and collaborations that generated from this one-day event. If you are a Nordic artist looking for connections in Börlin - do apply! More info in the links and below.
GROSSES TREFFEN - Portfolio Review is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish visual artists to do portfolio presentations and get acquainted with key curators and gatekeepers of the Berlin art scene. The meetings take place in a relaxed yet concentrated atmosphere in the Nordic Embassies Berlin where each artist has the chance to meet serial Berlin-based curators representing a selection of vibrant art institutions, residency organisers, and festival curators and discuss their portfolio on a one-to-one bases. The wide range of artists participating in GROSSES TREFFEN work with all media - sculpture, painting, photography, new media, sound, performance, or art in public space. GROSSES TREFFEN connects Nordic artists, that live in the Nordic countries or abroad - e.g. in Berlin - with international curators active in the dynamic and international Berlin art scene. The reviewing curators on the other hand also get a deep insight into the vibrant and resourceful Nordic art scenes. Due to its great success GROSSES TREFFEN Portfolio Review expands with participating reviewers from renomated art institutions and festivals from Frankfurt am Main in 2015. As a new service to anyone who would like to research artists from the Nordic Countries we also from begin 2015 offer a new database Nordic Artists, meaning select applicants from GROSSES TREFFEN 2013 and the years onwards.
April 26th 2015, all day
Online Application: from January 7th - January 21th 2015
Deadline: Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 24:00 ECT (European Central Time)