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Artistania is a non-profit organization which provides space and opportunities to encourage individuals with different cultural and social backgrounds to work together on artistic and socio-cultural projects. Our goal is to foster transcultural creativity, participation, tolerance and mutual learning.
Founded 2012 // Non-profit // Around 20 active members // Around 100 artists working around projects
Emancipation and Empowerment
Creativiy and Transculturality
Interdisciplinarity and mutual learning“
DIY and Experimentation
TRANSCULTURAL ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES
Our goal is to promote the idea that diversity can stimulate inspiration, creativity and mutual learning. With our activities we want to propagate a new understanding of cultural and artistic work and create a place where we can implement the paradigm of transculturality, which addresses the idea of positive fertilization of different cultures as well as a fluid understanding of culture. We believe in art as a favorable tool for connecting people and cultures across boundaries, transcending languages and traditional ways of thinking, as well as allowing people to reveal their own realities to others. By creating spaces for artists and non-artists to express themselves freely and creatively, Artistania fosters an inclusive creative community that encourages dialogue, kindness, understanding, mutual care and empathy.
In addition to promoting transcultural exchange and social values, the organization recognizes the transformative power of art in addressing social issues. The organization believes that art plays a critical role in challenging the status quo, questioning oppressive norms, and envisioning alternative futures. Therefore we work closely around topics like climate justice or xenophobia.
Our wish is to create different opportunities for lifelong learning and to reach people in our local neighborhoods and in isolated places who do not have the opportunity to get involved in creative learning processes. We want to blurr the sharp distinction between artists and non-artists, professionals and amateurs. To this end, Artistania collaborates with schools, community centers, and youth organizations to provide a wide range of creative programs.
Meet the team
Performing and visual arts | Project coordination | Facilitation
Claire (1990), co-founder of Artistania e. V., grew up in the suburbs of Paris with a German-French couple as parents. At the age of 19, afetr she travelled half a year in west africa with a theatre project, she moved to Berlin, where she started to conceptualise the organisation Artistania with her partner Saba Tsereteli. In addition to her artistic work, Claire studied Political Science at the FU Berlin, followed by further education in the field of Cultural Management at the FH Potsdam and a Masters in Adult Education / Lifelong Learning at the HU Berlin.
Saba Tsereteli was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1985 and moved to Berlin in 2009. He is the cofounder and art director of Artistania, a multi-disciplinary and intercultural art center based in Neukölln, Berlin. He is also the cofounder of the theatre company „Theatre of Details“.
Saba Tsereteli works to document current affairs while creating a visual language that addresses complex and delicate issues in a way that is approachable and undiscriminating to the interpreter.
By creating large scale, mixed material installations, the artist gives presence to these issues with often surprising results; towing the line between the humorous and the tragic ways that these scenarios play out on the global political stage.
Martin Ducreau or Thym’Art is a street artist from France living in Berlin, Germany.
Thym’Art sees himself as a Social Painter, by spreading his specific colors and elements around the world in order to enhance social interactions in local areas, and connect people beyond boarders.
Besides his street work, including also leading workshops, Thym’Art is co-founder of TING Space and a core member of Artistania eV. in Berlin, where he deepens his artistic expression since 2016.
Nowadays, Thym’Art also gives a second life to his paintings and the walls by projecting video mapping animations on them.
Miriam Aberkane moved in 2009 to Berlin, seducted by the cultural temptations of the city. Studying litterature she started also searching for the texts woven outside uni, in the middle of all the chaos - and found poem nights, writer's circles and, for sure, a lot of poetry slams. But besides these mental oasis' in the big city she also got interested in real ones - the green islands of Urban Gardening. These are projects which return nature as well as alimentary and social independence to the people - an idea which captivated her. With all these impressions, she decided to participate in Artistania: 'Getting inspired and giving something back' was her idea about it. So every time she is in Berlin, she is supporting all kinds of projects of the association and working on a litterature concept for Artistania.
She studied English and German Linguistics and Literature, with a Master thesis on Rythme in Theatre at the University of Antwerp (Be).
The musicality of Language and the language of Music has been one of the basic themes in her academic work. She started exploring the theam of rythme through many travels and formations in performative arts.
Her works vary from social-cultural projects to solo improvisation performances on stage or intervening in the public area.
Patricia Morosan born in Roumania in 1985, studied Film and Art History in Bukarest and Berlin and Photography at the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. She is a member of the international photo collectiv ” Temps Zero” and also a member of the artist organization “Artistania”. Her photos have been shown in many european festivals and museums such as "Les Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles" (voies off) in Fotohaus Paris Berlin, at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Bucharest, JK Berlin etc.
In November 2017 her first photobook published by Dienacht was presented at Paris Photo – Polycopies and Grand Palais.
She won in 2019 the “New European Photography Award “
and was nominated for the Art Prize Haus am Kleistpark 2019 and for the Documentary Award Wüsternrot Foundation 2020.