Conceived in 2018 as a professional orientation program & networking event between 12 Latin American artists and 12 representatives of the Berlin artistic scene at Agora Collective. Supported by the municipal program "Weltoffenes Berlin" with the aim of integrating the participants in the professional network of Berlin and helping them positioning their artistic expression in the creative context of Germany. The first edition of ¡n[s]urgênc!as (2018) was curated by Paz Ponce and Daniela Labra, in collaboration with Kap Hoorn Platform for Latin American Artists in Berlin.

In 2019 ¡n[s]urgênc!as evolved as an artist-in-focus studio program for politically engaged Latin American artists: a 7 months fellowship program in collaboration with ZK/U (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik) in Berlin, supported by Weltoffenes Berlin. Invited artist: Gabriel Vallecillo (Honduras) https://www.gabrielvallecillo.com/

¡n[s]urgênc!as is founded and directed by Paz Ponce (Agora Collective e.V.)
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¡n[s]urgênc!as / 2018 Program

The program, which was accessed by open call, offered 12 selected artists participation in: an artistic communication workshop with personalized tutorials, a portfolio review with 12 experts, a professional dinner and a public presentation of the portfolios during on September 15-30, 2018.

Program of encounters (15-30 September 2018):

  • September 15 and 16 / 17h – 20h Workshop: Communication of artistic practice (Paz Ponce)
  • September 21 and 22 / 17h – 20h Critical feedback sessions of artistic research processes (Daniela Labra)
  • September 25 / Portfolio Viewing
    First session: 11am – 2pm
    Second session: 15h – 18h
    Professional dinner: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    September 29 / 12h – 16h Public presentation of selected projects and the digital archive insurgencias.net. Happening by the guest network Kap Hoorn

Selected artists: Jeferson Andrade (Brasil), Alexandra Bisbicus (Colombia), Andressa Cantergiani (Brasil), Pêdra Costa (Brasil), Manuela Eichner (Brasil), Manuela García Aldana (Colombia), Lia Krucken (Brasil), Moana Mayall (Brasil), Julia Mensch (Argentina), Alberto Morreo (Venezuela), Rafael Puetter (Brasil), Melanie Rivera Flores (Puerto Rico).

In conversation with: Elena Agudio (Artistic director Savvy Contemporary), Valeria Fahrenkrog (Editor of Berliner Hefte zu Geschichte und Gegenwart der Stadt), Júlia Frate Bolliger (Director of Pickles PR), Paz Guevara (Curator, Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Júlia Gutiérrez Peris (Manager of Hauptstadt Kulturfonds, Berlin Senate), Teobaldo Lagos Preller (Art critic, Research group “Art, Globalization, Interculturality” at Universitat de Barcelona), María Linares (visual artist, founder of Citizen Art Days), Wilma Lukatsch (Researcher, PhD research group „The Knowledge of the Arts“ UDK), Ana María Millán (artist, founder of Helena Producciones and Festival de Performance de Cali, Colombia), Cristina Moreno García (artist and culture manager, founder of Vesselroom project), Vanina Saracino (curator and programmer of independent cinema), Caique Tizzi (artist and curator, founder of Agora Collective e.V.).

Portfolio review & professional dinner at AGORA Collective e.V.

Public Program | Programa público

¡n[s]urgênc!as 2018: Public Program
Saturday 29th September – Free entrance
Agora Collective
Am Sudhaus 5, 12053 Berlin-Neukölln

12:00 – Opening of ¡n[s]urgênc!as
13:00 – 16:00 “Miss-take” – Durational performance by Andressa Cantergiani”.
14:00 – 15:00 “#EleNão” “Participatory protest action led by Andressa Cantergiani in collaboration with Manuela Eichner, Pêdra Costa, Lía Krucken
15:00 – 15:15 “insurgencias” – Happening by artists members of Kap Hoorn: José Délano, Alejandra Ruddoff and Pink Valley.
16:00 – 17:00 “Oficina de apagamento / Erasing Workshop” – facilitated by Lia Krucken
17:00 – 18:00 “Confesionario inmigrante / Immigrant’s confessional booth” – Participatory work and audio archive recording by Manuela García Aldana (Las Milagreras Collective)
18:00 – 18:20 Performance and reading of ”The Southern Butthole Manifesto” by Pêdra Costa

*Ongoing interactive formats: Tattooing action by Manuela García Aldana, printing station of protest posters by Alberto Morreo.

PHOTO CREDITS: Bea Rodrigues