2011___Events at HQ:

June 16th | Self-organisation // lecture by Lise Nellemann, Kunst im Kontext postgraduate programme, UdK, Berlin

January | Encyclopaedia of Anticipation
series of workshops with Linus Elmes (Curator in Residence, UKS, Oslo)

13th | Publishing as Self-institutioning | @ Skulpturenpark, Berlin
14th | Working with Multiplicity of Voices | by Michael Baers
15th | Collective Gestures of Reading | @ Department of Reading, Berlin
by Inga Zimprich/Sönke Hallmann
16th | Book as Apparatus | by Manuel Raeder

2010___Events at HQ:

Sparwasser HQ celebrates 10 years of action. Venue: Appartment, Berlin

Review created on the occation of the event: 10 years @ SPARWASSER HQ Berlin by: Leaksy Studio



february-march // curator-in-residence
Karin Laansoo

february-march // artist-in-residence
Anthony Marcellini



OPEN CALL // residency_programm 2009

august-september // artist-in-residence
Camila Sørensen

april-may // curator-in-residence
Solvej Helweg Ovesen


2009___Exhibitions and Events beyond our head quarters:


Jenifer Papararo and Jinhan Ko from the canadian artist collective Instant Coffee gave a presentation in Musset for Samtidskunst in Roskilde. // For the danish version click here. For pictures click here.

Sparwasser HQ hosted the canadian artist collective Instant Coffee in Denmark; in collaboration with and supported by DIVA* and SAIR**. During this residency Instant Coffee participated in Subvision festival in Hamburg and in Someone we Know, exhibition at SAIR in Jyderup.

*Danish International Visual Art Exchange Program
**Sølyst Artist in Residence Center

Micronations and Micronation Summits, Lecture by Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, YKON
Hubenerstrasse, Hamburg, Harbour Area

YKON Game by artist group YKON, Hubenerstrasse, Hamburg, Harbour Area

August 26th–September 6th // SUBVISION_FESTIVAL
Festival Subvision Habour area of Hamburg, Germany. The project consists of 4 parts: works of Instant Coffee, Vinyl Terror & Horror, Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop and Ykon (The World Game).





2008___Exhibitions and Events:

EXCRETA FLUXORUM, presentation by Peter van der Meijden
Presentation in the building/eflux.

December 17th // members_meeting

July 8th // ON THE MOVE
We leave our Torstrasse location after 8 years, and for a while the Sparwasser HQ will be located in our office in Schwedterstrasse 36.

July 7th // WORKSHOP
Art as a Protagonist

June 12th-14th // BOOK-LAUNCH
The Escape Route's Design
by Mariana Silva & Pedro Neves Marques

April 4th–27th // EXHIBITION_EVENTS
'Architectures of Survival' curated by Komplot
(exhibition, performance program and closing party)
Agency, Jofroi Amaral, Rossella Biscotti / Kevin Van Braak / Bart Schoonderbeek, Vaast Colson, Fabien Defendini, Delphine Deguislage, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Yona Friedman, Laure Gatelier, Agnès Geoffray, Ella Klaschka, Nathalie Mertens, NG, Yan Renand, Kurt Ryslavy, StudioBasar

March 5th-29th // EXHIBITION
104. Common words
Wojciech Lawnicki, Olga Lewicka, Sylwia Ludas, Przemyslaw Sanecki

February 1st-23rd // EXHIBITION
freunde und bekannte (of Stefan Schuster)
Oystein Aasan, Matthew Antezzo, Michael Baers, Matti Blind, Wolfgang Breuer, Matt Burbidge, Kerstin Cmelka, Ann Cotten, Geoffrey Garrison, April Gertler, Robert Gfader, Maurus Gmür, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Lise Harlev, Bertram Hasenauer, Gregor Hildebrandt, Sofia Hulten, Jakob Jensen, Andreas Koch, Jakob Kolding, Xana Kudrjavcev, Alicja Kwade, Deborah Ligorio, Søren Lose, Antonia Low, Eoghan McTigue, Michaela Meise, Chiara Minchio, Ulrik Møller, Andrea Pichl, Michalis Pichler, Lucy Powell, Marc Räder, Daniel Rees, Yorgos Sapountzis, Cornelia Schmidt-Bleek, Stefan Schuster, Albrecht Schäfer, Thomas Seidemann, Tove Storch, Tommy Støckel, Jaro Straub, Wolf von Kries, Matt Willard, Pernille Kapper Williams, Alexander Wolf, Christine Würmell, Haegue Yan, Sibylle Zeh

February 23rd // SCREENING
An Infinite Night by Geoffrey Garrisons


2008___Exhibitions and Events beyond our head quarters:

November 26th // CONFERENCE // ROME
Sparwasser HQ participates in Politiche - international forum with European no-profit organizations in Rome. Exhibition from November 25th-December 31st.

January 12nd-March 1st // EXHIBITION
I Know the World curated by Lise Nellemann/ Sparwasser HQ in collab with Smart Project Space / Amsterdam
Sparwasser HQ in Smart Project Space in Amsterdam with Fucking Good Art, Tamar Guimaraes, J&K, Søren Lose, Tanja Nellemann Poulsen/ Grete Ågård, Danielle van Zuijlen.

February 3rd // ARTIST TALK
Artists Talk and Diskussion in Smart Project Space / Amsterdam with J&K, Søren Lose, Tanja Nellemann Poulsen/ Grete Ågård, Danielle van Zuijlen, Amelia Pica, Cosmin Costinas, Yeb Wiersma (, Lise Nellemann


2007___Exhibitions and Events:

Event- and exhibition series from I Know The World:

November 17th-December 15th // EXHIBITION
I Know the World 3

November 12th //
The American Headshot by David Levine

October 30th // EXHIBITION
Artistic Archive as the Paradigm of New Media Art
persentation and video screening 
by Narvika Bovcon and Aleš Vaupotiã

October 13th-November 10th // EXHIBITION
I Know the World 2
Matti Blind, Tamar Guimaraes, Antonia Low, Tanja N. Poulsen/ Grete Aagaard, Amalia Pica, Tommy Støckel, Markus Willeke

October 9th // Specialists Talk
Russell Martin, Artquest, London

October 6th // ARTIST TALK
Søren Lose and Lise Harlev

September 13th // ARTIST TALK
Sascha Pohle

September 13th-October 6th // EXHIBITION
I Know the World 1
Lise Harlev, J&K, Soeren Lose, Sascha Pohle

Septemper 1st-8th // EVENT
September 1st presentation by curator Frederikke Hansen
September 5-8th video archive is available for the audience

August 31st // ARTIST TALK
Astrid Mania presents Kain Picken and Rob McKenzie (artists magazine)

August 29th // ARTIST TALK
the world as a world map by Lize Mogel (and other cartographic experiments)

May 9th-August // TALKS_WORKSHOPS
Sessions and Statements
Contributions from oversees and elsewhere - and regional research

July 29th-August 9th // CONFERENCE
social mental environmental
Participants: Ingrid Book & Carina Hedén (NO), Amy Plant/ (UK), Frauke Hehl/workstation ideenwerkstatt Berlin e. V. (D), Sakshi Gupta/Sandarbh artists workshops (India), Nis Rømer, Andrea Creutz, Lise Skou/Fieldwork (DK, SE), Siraj Izhar/ecosXchange (UK), Anna Barth/Body-Memory and Environment (D), Johanna Häger/Permacultur Akademie (D), Juliane Rudloff/Permacultur Centrum Berlin (D), Åsa Sonjasdotter/Potato Perspective (SE), Laor Paphonsak, Nuntasakun Tepparit /The Land Foundation/(THAI), Søssa Jørgensen, Geir Tore Holm /Sørfinnset skole - the nordland (NO), Ulrike Solbrig, Dorothee Albrecht, Jole Wilcke (D)/UNWETTER
Program organised by: Åsa Sonjasdotter, Ulrike Solbrig and Nis Rømer

July 22nd // EVENT
Skype video dinner with alt.SPACE Festival 2007, London // in Sparwasser HQ with Berlin guests.

Chto Delat___Self-organisation as method of art production, an open discussion with Dmitry Vilensky (workgroup “Chto Delat?/Was tun?” St.Petersburg), Zanny Begg (Sydney) and Johannes Raether (Meine Akademie, Berlin)
Moderator: Dmitry Vilensky

2 minutes to midnight
60 minutes performance by Tobias Bernstrup, Annika Larsson, Saralunden and special guest

Rachel Kent (senior curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
Russell Storer (curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
Alexie Glass (director, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne)
Daniel Palmer (lecturer, Theory of Art & Design, Monash University, Melbourne)
Moderator: Russell Storer

Laboratorio Curatorial 060 (curatorial collective, Mexico) Gabriella Gómez-Mont, Lourdes Morales, Javier Toscano, Daniela Wolf
Organiser and moderator: plus minus 7

“Kosovar Contemporary Artists are the Avangarde of __________________”. Rene Block, Prishtina 2003
Albert Heta, Sokol Beqiri (presented by Albert Heta), Flaka Haliti, Jakup Ferri (presented by Flaka Haliti), Moderator Tobi Maier (Kurator, Frankfurter Kunstverein)

January 13th // FESTIVAL
The Glowing Whistling Festival

April 15th-May 6th // EXHIBITION
SpwHQ hosting public space project, curated by Susanne Jaschko
urban interface berlin (Daily 16:00-19:00 and events)

March 21st-April 7th // EXHIBITION
Jill Magid's Evidence Locker

February 24th-March 10th // EXHIBITION
The Complaints Choirs (Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta Kalleinen)

January 12th-February 17th // EXHIBITION
Köken Ergun, Ho Tzu Nyen

February 6th // PERFORMANCE
Performance and video screening
Francesca Grilli and Stefania Pedretti


2007___Exhibitions and Events beyond our head quarters:

March 30th-May 12th // EXHIBITION
Futurama and Re-inventing Tradition
curated by Janos Fodor und Lise Nellemann in Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9, 10178 Berlin

2006___Exhibitions and Events in SHQ

December 18th // SCREENINGS
SCCA presents video-programs
video art from Slovenia

November 11th-December16th // EXHIBITION
Slipping Back Into The Darkness
Tanja Rau, Lone Bank

September 29-October 28th // EXHIBITION
Between Acts
Jesper Just, Tim Etchells

August 19th-September 16th // EXHIBITION
Every Story Tells A Picture, Organized by Michael Baers
Øystein Aasan, Fucking Good Art (Rob Hamelijnck & Nienke Terpsma), Sasha Huber, Deborah Ligorio, Eoghan McTigue, Rakett (in collaboration with Johannes Høie, Vanna Bowles and Kjersti Vetterstad), Petri Saarikko, Nicoline van Harskamp, Christine Würmell.

August 1st-17th // RADIO
"Sparwasser HQ Neighbor Radio" by Oliver Wunsch

June 17th-July 15th // EXHIBITION
Public Services Curated by Tadej Pogacar
Marjetica Potrc, Paula Roush, Apolonija Sustersic, Anja Planiscek and Tadej Pogacar, Temporary Services

February-June // ARTIST TALKS_ weekly
The DOWDOS: a series of Art Talks and Collaborations Inviting artists, artist-run-spaces, curators and cultural producers

May 6th-June 10th // EXHIBITION
The Momental curated by Patricia Reed
Germaine Koh, Larissa Fassler, Stephan Kurr, Ivana Franke, Jeff Preiss, Åsa Ståhl
Lectures/Workshops: Dr. Mark Paterson, Dr. Christel Weiler, Johan Zetterquist, Markus Miessen, Stephan Kurr, Jürgen Krusche

March 26th-April 29th // EXHIBITION
A Complete Guide To Re-writing Your History, 2 curated by Lise Nellemann
François Bucher, Carola Dertnig, Maryam Jafri, Little Warsaw, Ming Wong, Rethinking Nordic Colonialism and Lucas Bambozzi/ Cao Guimaraes/ Beto Magalhaes

Febuary 19th-March 18th // EXHIBTION
Wrong(ed) Attitudes
curated by The Embassy of Contemporary Art (Manray Hsu and Maren Richter)
Tsui Kuang-yu, Su Hui-yu

February 1st-7th // EXHIBTION
Micronations Travelling Agency exhibition
YKON (Sasha Huber, Tellervo Kalleinen, Oliver Kochta, Petri Saarikko) curated by The Embassy of Contemporary Art (Manray Hsu and Maren Richter)

January 7th-28th // EXHIBTION
An Unlikely Return to The Legend of Origins exhibition
Sriwhana Spong, Ho Tzu Nyen, Heman Chong & Rodney LaTourelle, who also organized the exhibition


2006___Exhibitions and Events in SHQ and beyond our head quarters:

September-November // RESIDENCE
Sparwasser HQ (Lise Nellemann) artist-in-residency in Singapore, hosting institution is 72-13 Nifca Global

November 22nd // EVENT
How To Engage, Writing History
Dirk Fleischmann, Ho Tzu Nyen, Tien Woons, Paul Rae

June 7th // ARTIST TALK_outside
Sparwasser HQ (Lise Nellemann), contributes to the lecture series HERZBLUT, ACC Weimar

May 18th-21st // CONGRESS
Sparwasser HQ (Lise Nellemann) takes part in IKT-Kongres in Paris

May 3rd-7th // NETWORK_EVENT
Sparwasser HQ (Lise Nellemann) participates in Close Connection, organised by Ellen de Bruijne Projects/ IZA Foundation, during Kunstrai in Amsterdam

April 22nd-June 2nd. // JURY
Sparwasser HQ (Lise Nellemann) is part of the jury of Nagrade skupine OHO Award in Ljubliana, Slovenia

March 29th-30th // CONFERENCE_WORKSHOP
Sparwasser HQ (Lise Nellemann) speaker and participates in conference/workshop Artist-Led Culture Study Day in Edinburgh, Scotland (organised by British Council Scotland, infomation Midwest)

Sparwasser HQ (Lise Nellemann) participates in panel/workshop Fast Forward der BerlinBiennale4 in der Goethe Institute; Berlin

March 23th-24th // CONFERENCE_WORKSHOP
Sparwasser HQ (Jole Wilcke) participates in Collective Curating in rum46 in Århus, Denmark.

March 7th // EVENT
Sparwasser HQ event in Trafo Galeria: "Only Artists" mit Little Warsaw
as part of the exhibition: getting to know the 'budapest scene'

March 3rd-19th // EXHIBITION
getting to know the 'budapest scene' curated by Lise Nellemann
in Trafo Galeria, Budapest, Hungary


2005___Exhibitions and Events:

December 17th // ARTIST TALK
Artists talk by COLONEL

November 5th-December 17th // EXHIBTION
Kristine Agergaard/Janne Schäfer, Maija Blåfield, Anssi Kasitonni, Maria Pask

Kika Thorne

October 5th-October 29th // EXHIBITION_RESIDENCY
The Year of Perfect Days
Residency with Instant Coffee (Artist group from Toronto/Vancouver)

September 7th-October 3rd // EXHIBITION
Curating Degree Zero Archive Concept: Dorothee Richter and Barnaby Drabble
An archive, touring exhibition and web-resource about Critical Curatorial Practice.

August 6th-September 3rd // EXHIBITION
the "folkelighed" (Danish word that can not be translated)
curated by Lars Bent Pedersen and students from Odense, Denmark
co-curated by Jole Wilcke

June-July // RE_NOVATIO
Renovation of Sparwasser Head Quarters, initiated and sponsored by artist Marianne Heier, please see THE GIFT

April 20th-May 28th // EXHIBITION
Tadej Pogacar/CODE:RED, INS, Andreas Fogarasi, Kristina Ask/Free Floating Faculty

March 12th-April 9th // EXHIBITION
Dying to make a living - curated by Lise Nellemann
Andrew Hurle, Wolf von Kries, Paulette Phillips, Gavin Wade

March 4th // SCREENING
Performance lecture with Ho Tzu Nyen, screenings at 6pm and 9pm

January 29th-March 5th // EXHIBITION
THE GIFT curated by Ida Kierulf/ Helga-Marie Nordby
Marianne Heier, Jesper Alvaer, Arve Roed


2005___Exhibitions and Events beyond our head quarters:


June 15th-August 21st // EXHIBITION
MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Sparwasser HQ participates in the exhibition "Situation : Collaborations, collectives and artist networks from Sydney, Singapore and Berlin" at the MCA. Curator: Russell Storer.
Participating from Berlin, invited by Sparwasser HQ: Arianne Müller, Lise Nellemann, Egill Säbjörnsson, Tino Sehgal, Jole Wilcke.

May 26th // SYMPOSIUM
Serpentine Gallery, London
Lise Nellemann presented Sparwasser HQ in the symposium "Curating is part of my practice" at Serpentine Gallery, London, in conjunction with the project "Curating Degree Zero Archive", which opened on the same day at artspace, Imperial College, Exhibition Street.

February 23-March 26 // EXHIBITION
Goethe Institute, New York
"Old Habits Die Hard,50 videos selected by 50 artist run spaces and collectives"
(not a Sparwasser exhibition, but organized by Heman Chong and Lise Nellemann, initially for Sparwasser HQ)

February 10th // ARTIST TALK_outside
Sparwasser HQ lecture/ discussion in Halle für Kunst Lüneburg as part of the exhibition "Curating Degree Zero Archive", which opened there February 11th.
February 5th-26th // ARTIST TALK_outside
Art in General, New York

February 5th // NETWORK_EVENT
Public OHDH meeting with organizers and New York participants

January 15th // ARTIST TALK_outside
Sparwasser HQ lecture/discussion at artist-run-space P10, Singapore


2004___Exhibitions and Events:

November 4th-December 18th // EXHIBITION
Placebo effect curated by Vasif Kortun
Köken Ergun, Berat Isik, Ahmet Ögüt, Erkan Özgen, Serkan Özkaya, Sener Özmen

October 8th-30th // EXHIBITION
Thinking Archives. Archiving Thoughts curated by Heman Chong
Danger Museum (Miho Shimizu & Øyvind Renberg) in residence

September 19th-26th // SCREENING
A Complete Guide To Rewriting Your History

August 4th-28th // EXHIBITION
Annika Lundgren, Andrea Creuz, Lise Skou

July 24th-28th // EVENT
Collage Party
Paul Butler invites the people of Berlin to 5 days open house

July 10th-22th // EXHIBITION
The International Necronautical Society (INS) curated by Diana Baldon

June 5th-July 3rd // EXHIBITION
Dave Beech - Pledge / public space intervention and exhibition

April 21st-May 29th // EXHIBITION
Subject to Endless Gossip
Nooshin Farhad and Paul Eachus

May 8th // EVENT
One hour show with the Azorro Group (Krakow/Warsaw)

May 10th // ARTIST TALK_outside
Art Academy Munich, lecture on "Selforganization"

May 5th // SCREENING
IMAGINARY IS POTENTIAL film- and video screening

April 11th // WORKSHOP

March 17th-April 10th // EXHIBITION

January 30th-March 10th // EXHIBITION
Push The Envelope!


2004___Exhibitions and Events beyond our head quarters:

November 15th-19th // EXHIBITION_outside
Old Habits Die Hard at Signal, Malmö, Sweden

October 29th-November 7th // EXHIBITION_outside
Old Habits Die Hard at Yeans / Rex / Galleri Box Kungshöjd, Goteborg, Sweden

October 5th // SCREENING_outside
A Complete Guide To Rewriting Ones Own History at Mercer Union, Toronto

October 7th // ARTIST TALK_outside
Presentation of Sparwasser HQ at Mercer Union, Toronto

September 9th-October 9th // EXHIBITION_outside
Old Habits Die Hard at Motorenhalle, Dresden

August 21st-October 31th // EXHIBITION_outside
spacemakers in lothringer dreizehn, Munich

March 11th-April 17th // EXHIBITION_outside
Sparwasser HQ at Platform, Istanbul

January 31st-April 12th // EXHIBITION_outside
Sparwasser HQ/Lise Nellemann in Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Participation in Berlin North - Contemporary Artists from the Nordic Countries

February 6th-March 7th // EXHIBITION_outside
Old Habits Die Hard Kunstnernes Hus, Olso, Norway

January 15th-February 14th // EXHIBITION_outside
Old Habits Die Hard Norwich Gallery, GB



2003___Exhibitions and Events:

December 6th-January 17th // EXHIBITION
Why Work?/ !AmnistÍa!/ Civic

September 30th-November 29th // EXHIBITION
Old Habits Die Hard

September 13th-22th // EXHIBITION
Unwetter (Discursive Picnic on Sept. 20)

April-October // ARTIST TALKS
Consequenses of summer - Dialogues on artistic production and contemporary cultures

April 23rd-May 31th // EXHIBITION
Breaking the Law

May 11th // EVENT
CONCRETE HEART a rockopera by Frans Jacobi

March 26th-April 13th // EXHIBITION

The End of Travelling (Trip to Asiatown and Back)

March 17th-22th // EXHIBITION

March 7th-April 15th // EXHIBITION
Lost (Found Tracks)

January 10th-March 1st
CLOCKWISE - New Nordic Contemporary Art



2002___Exhibitions and Events:

November 29th // PERFORMANCE

November // SCREENING
in Z-bar with Kim Collmer and David Kranz

October 31th // PERFORMANCE
ABNORMAL AUDIO Sound Performances

October 26th-November 23rd // EXHIBITION

let's crystallize

September 25th-30th // ART FAIR
art forum berlin 2002

June-September // ARTIST TALKS

September 27th-October 19th // EXHIBITION
the island and the aeroplane

August 24th-September 21th // EXHIBITION

July 18th-August 18th // EXHIBITION
Kunst-Werke '93 Sparwasser HQ '02

May 23th // SCREENING

May 3rd-June 8th // EXHIBITION

4 Thursdays in April // SCREENING
BLICK - New Nordic Film & Video

March 16th-April 14th // EXHIBITION
Expect the World - moi non plus

February 11th-March 10th // EXHIBITION
Büro für Sozial-Politische Raumfahrt - a STATE of mind

January 9th-February 9th // EXHIBITION
The Harder They Come...demapping masculinity



2001___Exhibitions and Events:

November 14th-December 15th // EXHIBITION

Program autumn 2001

October 4th-November 3rd // EXHIBITION
Ed Osborn / AIR DRIVER

April 12th-July 31th // EXHIBITION
dream operator
Program of Video and Film Installations and Screenings

March 16th-April 7th // EXHIBITION
My Wallpaper is Cracking"

March 6th // ARTIST TALK
rasmus knud

February 17th-March 10th // EXHIBITION
Copenhagen Brands

January 20th-February 10th // EXHIBITION
Kirsten Pieroth (D) and Kirstine Roepstorff (DK)



2000___Exhibitions and Events:

December 8th-January 13th // EXHIBITION
FAI DA TE (the amateur view)

February 12th // ARTIST TALK

Lise Harlev: "Der Ausländer ist ein Beobachter"

November 12th-December 1st // EXHIBITION
4 Spaces - 4 Artists

September 28th-October 19th // EXHIBITION
Freeways and Garage

October 21th // PERFORMANCE
a music, video, and performance event

October 12th // EVENT
Sound performance von "Æter und Dj Bjørn Svin"

September 1st-23th // EXHIBITION

July 8th-29th // EXHIBITION
We want to believe

June 8th-July 1st // EXHIBITION
The Pineapple goes Berlin