OPENHAUS November 2021

(c) ZK/U, 2021

November 25, 2021 | 19:00

ZK/U BerlinSiemensstr. 27, 10551, Berlin, Germany

On November 25 from 7 p.m., ZK/U Berlin is inviting its residents to open the doors to their studios for OPENHAUS. Eleven artists, emerging curators and three collectives from around the world assemble to show their work-in-progress and engage on topics at the intersection of art and urbanity:

“The personal is political. As the walls of the city lean in on us, as the digital signals rattle in our brains, we try to imagine how the world could be or should have been. This is a scary time. Democracies are being hacked, peoples near and dear to us are being violently oppressed. The police are harassing our youth. We are standing in this maelstrom and offer our view, reaching for answers and ways of dealing with or changing the world. It may take the form of personal memories and transience, transcending animal metaphors, augmented reality installations, studies of privatisation of essential resources, reflections on reenactments of history, human-scale motherboards, or making a place to listen to time. Together we are trying our part to make the future liveable.”

Curatorial statement by the artists and researchers of ZK/U Residency.


Participating residents:

Jerker Beckman / Virgile Fraisse / Laura Ganda (TURN2 Resident) / Iman Hasbani / Jeremiah Ikongio / Klimakunstlabor / Anna Kilander / Pablo Santacana López / Mike Mavura (TURN2 Resident) / Renée Aitelek Mboya (TURN2 Resident) / PARKomplex / / Some Call Us Balkans (SCUB) / Remco Torenbosch

On top of Construction Explained, the scaffolding construction in front of the building, Klimakunstlabor prepares to challenge your notions on ecological and environmental discourses.

The hyper-dynamic artist collective PARKomplex shares their work on the terrace and around Stadtgarten Moabit. Their versatile projects and meditations approach the topics of public space, Moabit, community and politics.

Following their one month residency at ZK/U Berlin, the art-based research project Some Call Us Balkans (SCUB) invites participants to interact and create their own booklets. 

ZK/U Berlin is looking forward to welcoming you to the last OPENHAUS of 2021. Next to the artists’ presentations, warm drinks, a bonfire and a DJ in front of the building will make this November evening a cozy one.


This will be an 2G+ event. Please bring your valid certificate of vaccination or recovery as well as a negative corona test from that day from an official test center. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. This is subject to change. Please stay updated ahead of the event. Updates will be shared on the website and social media channels of ZK/U.