Our program offers the opportunity to regularly gain insights into artistic processes and to have a personal exchange with our fellows.


The following series of events provide a framework for literary, artistic and musical contributions in an informal atmosphere:


Brunch: every third Sunday of the month from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
-> walk in at any time without prior notice

Dinner: on the first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
-> by appointment at info[at]


Open Workshop
August 4th to November 17th, 2021
Every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For the first time there is the possibility to use the newly equipped workshop area of ​​the Künstlerdorf for own ideas and projects. Techniques such as drawing, painting, screen printing, analog photography and working with clay, wood and metal are available here. A trained workshop manager and fellows of the Künstlerdorf provide insights into manual and artistic work. Different techniques can be learned and tried out independently.

19. Juni 2021 — 10.00 Uhr
History's Footnote: on Love and Freedom (Exhibition)
2. Oktober — 28. November 2021

Works by our fellows Noncedo Gxekwa, Felipe Castelblanco and Géraldine Tobe, with assistance from Jeanpy Kabango, will be on view as part of the exhibition “History’s Footnote: on Love and Freedom” at Marres – Huis voor Hedendaagse Cultuur.

The exhibition by South African curator Khanyisile Mbongwa connects stories of resilience and protest. History’s Footnote exposes the traumas of racial, sexual, gender, and cultural inequality. At the same time, the exhibition reveals the invisible traces, untold stories and experiences and presents an alternative emancipatory history. It focuses on the search for love and freedom in which history is nothing more than a footnote. The exhibition gives voice to history, but at the same time imagines a future of freedom where we can know, live and love.

Those who have been oppressed know that independence does not come with freedom,“ Mbongwa says, „and those who do not have freedom are also denied love.“

The exhibition will be on view at Marres, from October 2nd until November 28th, 2021.

Opera "Akasha" by Wingel Mendoza

The opera project by the Mexican composer and sound artist was created during his six-month fellowship residency in 2021. In his work, Mendoza explores the possibilities of expanding sounds using his own analog and/or digital instruments. To create new ways of perceiving sound, he works with external electronic sources such as video, image and sensors. „Akasha“ is a series of five interactive compositions and ensembles based on the five essential elements (fire, water, earth, wind and spirit). The five elements of nature can exist on their own, but their environment begins to change as they interact.


Excerpts of the production of the opera „Akasha“ were seen at the Künstlerdorf on December 4, 2021. Due to the pandemic situation, the performance was initially held only for a small audience. Participating in the performance, in addition to Wingel Mandoza, were Jim Igor Kallenberg (dramaturgy), Michael Zwenzner (libretto), Camilo Pachón (masks and set design), and musicians Chie Nagai, Sinisia Ljubojevic, Marie Humburger and Ruben Mattia Santorsa.