BPA Talks & BPA Exhibitions
BPA // Berlin program for artists is a mentoring program that facilitates exchange between emerging and established Berlin-based artists. Founded in 2016 by Angela Bulloch, Simon Denny and Willem de Rooij, BPA organizes reciprocal studio visits, public lectures and joint exhibitions. KW will partner with BPA in 2020/2021. The formats BPA Talks and BPA Exhibitions will take place within the framework of this partnership.
In the spring of 2020, KW hosts the lecture series BPA Talks on three separate days. On each day four BPA participants will present their work to the general public in one-hour presentations. Afterwards, BPA mentors Clémentine Deliss, Max Pitegoff, Calla Henkel, and Kader Attia will share their thoughts on alternative structures for artistic exchange. The format is flexible, ranging from introductory presentations of the artist’s work to lecture performances.
In April 2021, KW will host BPA Exhibitions, a curated groupshow showcasing new work developed by participants during their working period with BPA.
BPA selects around ten artists each year for participation over a two year period. Core mentors include Saâdane Afif, Yalda Afsah, Monika Baer, Mariana Castillo Deball, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, Bouchra Khalili, Thomas Locher, Olaf Nicolai, and Wolfgang Tillmans. They are joined each year by a team of guest mentors. BPA does not have a fixed location – activity is concentrated in the studios of the artists involved with the program. The 2020/2021 partnership between KW and BPA provides to the public an introduction to the work of Berlin’s most promising emerging artists.
BPA participants and mentors speak in public at KW Institute for Contemporary Art
10 February 20, 1–8 pm
Rob Crosse, Victor Payares, Doireann O’Malley, Esper Postma, Clémentine Deliss
6 April 20, 2–8 pm
Anne Fellner, Bertrand Flanet, Katrin Winkler, Max Pitegoff and Calla Henkel
4 May 20, 1–8 pm
Nadja Abt, Niklas Binzberger, Dina Khouri, Anton Steenbock, Kader Attia
BPA participants present new work at KW Institute for Contemporary Art
22 April – 2 May 21
Kévin Blinderman, Sofia Leiby, Mooni Perry, Shirin Sabahi, Jana Schulz, Joshua Schwebel, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, Xiaopeng Zhou