Events | Open Studios 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:00 am–6:00 pm  |  Atelierhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf

Offene Ateliers 2022

Exhibitions by Sven Gatter, Badri Gubianuri, Andrea Pichl, David Polzin and Heidi Sill

Every year, on the first weekend in May, over 500 Brandenburg studios open their doors and provide an insight into the current work of around 750 artists.

In the studios of the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf, alumni Sven Gatter, Andrea Pichl and Heidi Sill as well as this year's fellows David Polzin and Badri Gubianuri will present their work.

The Café in the Orangery will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

In Wiepersdorf, the new gallery Jägerschere by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, Dorfstraße 17, also hosts the exhibition "Drück nur auf die Klinke". (

Sven Gatter

Sven Gatter © Marlies Kross

Sven Gatter was born in Halle (Saale) in 1978 and grew up in the East German industrial town of Bitterfeld. Today he lives and works in Berlin and Brandenburg.

In his artistic work, he deals primarily with regions of structural change. For his photo-text works "Gottes Aue", "Luft Schiffe", "Hütten", "Bernsteine" and "Findling", in which he combines his own images and texts with found archive material and thus condenses them into entirely subjective narratives, he was awarded the Lotto Brandenburg Kunstpreis in 2016 and a residency grant for the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2018.

In addition to his artistic projects, Sven Gatter works as a commissioned photographer for publishers, magazines, associations and companies. Since 2019, he has also been part of the team at AFF Galerie, Berlin. In addition, he is involved in the association Perspektive hoch 3 for cultural, educational and scientific formats that explore growing up under the particular historical conditions of the collapse of the GDR and the subsequent German reunification.

On the occasion of the Open Studios, Sven Gatter will show excerpts from the work series ECHO TEKTUR, which began during a fellowship at Schloss Wiepersdorf and is dedicated to disappearing architectures in rural areas. It includes several groups of black-and-white and color photographs showing the ruin-like remains of abandoned brick farmsteads, inns, smaller industrial and agricultural enterprises, and the inventory left behind in them.



Badri Gubianuri

© Badri Gubianuri

Born in Tianeti, Georgia, in 1962. Graduation at the Art School of the Art Academy in Tbilisi in 1989. Monochrome painting since 1995. Co-founder of artistic group Alliance 22 in 2012. Lives and works in Kiev.

Exhibitions including 2017: [=] Monochromia Vol. II, Alliance 22 group exhibition, Theca Gallery, Milano; 2016: [=] 35th Artistic Alliance [22|04|16], Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, Kiev, [=] Alliance 22 group project as a part of the 3rd “Ukrainian Cross-section triennial of Ukrainian Contemporary Art” within framework of Wroclaw 2016 [European Capital of Culture]; 2015: [=] Alliance 22 group project presented by Diehl Gallery [Berlin], Viennacontemporary Fair, [=] Alliance 22 group exhibition as a part of the «Paper. World. Art» project within V Book Arsenal. Mystesky Arsenal, Kiev; 2014: [=] Alliance22 group exhibition, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kiev; 2009: Performance “Spiritual science – Art”, Bottega Gallery, Kiev, Abstract Painting, Bottega Gallery, Kiev; 2007: Abstract Painting (B.Gubianuri, N. Krivenko), Karas Gallery, Kiev, Abstract Painting, “Dialogue” gallery “Soviart”, Kiev, Performance “ETYUD” Kurbas Centre, Kiev, Performance “ETYUD”, Karas Gallery, Kiev, Installation, “Composition № 2″, Karas Gallery, Kiev, Performance, “Labyrinth”, Karas Gallery, Kiev; 2006: “Who we are, where we are, where are we going. Reflections I, Karas Gallery, Kiev, 2003: Abstract Painting, Untitled, Gallery “Soviart”, Kiev.

→ Badri Gubianuri at Galerie Volker Diehl


Andrea Pichl

Andrea Pichl © Roman März

Studied Fine Arts / Sculpture at Kunsthochschule Weißensee and Chelsea College of Art, London.

Exhibitions including „Secret Friends“, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven Museum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, dkw, Brandenburgisches Landesmuseum, „Ihr – Sentimentalitäten in Deutschland“, Kunstraum Potsdam, in „Stadtschlawinereien“, Galerie KOW, Berlin, „Modell und Ruine“, Werkleitz Festival, Dessau, in „Pissing in a River. Again!“ at Kunstraum Kreuzberg, in „Concrete Utopia“, curated by arch+, HMKV Dortmund „The Brutalism Appreciation Society“), at ZKR (Zentrum für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum: „Zwischenräumen, eine Ausstellung zu und mit Gordon Matts Clark“), KROME Gallery Luxembourg, Kunstmuseum Moritzburg („Unterkunft Freiheit“) Halle/Saale, L40, Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz („Keine Atempause, Geschichte wird gemacht.“), Berlin, at Hamburger Bahnhof („Architektonika“), in Berlin at IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art („Natürliche Mängel - Inherent Shortcomings“) in Dublin, at M HKA, Museum for Contemporary Art, Antwerpen („Klub Zukunft“), IG Metall / Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, at the National Gallery Taschkent, at KuMu Art Museum Tallinn and at the Contemporary Art Center Vilnius and at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin.



David Polzin

David Polzin © Bahar Kaygusuz

David Polzin was born in Hennigsdorf in Brandenburg and grew up in neighboring Velten. During his six-year studies, he studied art for one year in Israel at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. At the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin (KHB) he completed a diploma with Prof. Eran Schaerf (2008) and a master student degree (2009).

After graduation, he had his first solo exhibition in Berlin (Galerie Anselm Dreher) and his first international solo exhibition in Brussels (Galerie Waldburger Wouters) in 2010.

Since then, he has exhibited internationally, including Japan, Russia, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and the USA. Since his first institutional solo exhibition at the MMK in Frankfurt a.M. (2013), the focus of his work has been on the German-German unification of the GDR and the FRG and the Wende era. In his works he creates design hybrids, with a focus on seating furniture and utility graphics, consisting of East and West German elements.



Heidi Sill

Heidi Sill © Jean Christophe Lett

Heidi Sill studied free graphic and painting from 1986 to 1992 at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and in 1995 at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques in Paris. In 2014 and 2000 she was a lecturer at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Grenoble-Valence, from 2012 to 2013 she held a lectureship at the Universität der Künste Berlin and from 2022 a lectureship for drawing at the HAW Hamburg. From 2005 to 2008 she was head of the exhibition space 2yk Galerie. From 2013 to 2016 she was a board member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund, and until 2018 a member of the Education Committee of the German Cultural Council. Since 2016, Heidi Sill has been spokesperson for the bbk berlin.

On the occasion of the Open Studios, Heidi Sill will present the drawings Bettina I (2021), Bettina II (2021), Carolee (2012) and Evelyn (2012), which are part of the series Vorbilder weiblicher Transgression (Models of Female Transgression). In this series, Heidi Sill focuses on women whose lives reveal ruptures, provocations, and transgressions, including Bettina von Arnim, Romantic writer (1785–1859), Carolee Schneemann, visual artist (1939–2019), and Evelyn Nesbit, actress and model (1884–1967).



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