Event | Residency, Talk, Workshop

If You Are Reading This

  2. Elizabeth Shores
Residency (23 - 25 May) and Workshop (25 May)
In connection with their spring studio residency at Art Laboratory Berlin, artist educator Elizabeth Shores invites the public to learn more about their current artistic practices between 23 until 25 May. There will be an artist talk and workshop on 25 May 2024. While in residence, Elizabeth will mix seaweed alginate with foraged compostable matter to create semi-transparent, stained-glass-like bioplastic and bioaggregate sheets for installation on the windows of Art Laboratory Berlin. Read more
Event | Colloquium


  1. Research in Art, Science and Humanities
  2. With Alice Cannavà and Karolina Żyniewicz
21 May 2024 (on-site)
The Colloquium (21 May only on-site!) addresses an international interdisciplinary research audience to present and discuss past, present or future projects by artists and scholars, curators or editors from the fields of art, science and the humanities. The topics could refer to an art project, a book, text or chapter, a research or exhibition project, a lab experiment, a lecture series, a conference concept or other. The presentations and exchange will focus on the work-in-progress. Methodological approaches – theoretical or practical – are also of great interest here. While researching, we often tend to shift between practical inquiry and theoretical research, browsing various disciplines. Following the original meaning of colloquium as “speaking together”, we want to provide a platform for exchange and embrace various kinds of work processes which are often not seen or talked about. Read more
Event | Residency

Sending Occulto 8 to Print

  1. A Temporary Editorial Office as Performance, Organic Exhibition, and Non-systematic Archive
  2. Editorial Residency with Alice Cannavà
10 May - 7 July 2024
Occulto’s publisher Alice Cannavà will be in residence at Art Laboratory Berlin from 10 May until 7 July 2024, editing and designing the upcoming issue Occulto 8: Photographic, to be released in July. The temporary editorial office at ALB offers the opportunity to open up and make visible the work behind the birth of a magazine, uncovering its performative potential and the richness of its byproducts and side-effects. Occulto 8: Photographic focuses on photography from an artistic, historical, technoscientific, and ethical perspective, building on and playing with the transdisciplinary and cross-genre approach developed by Occulto over the years. As usual, the issue will combine richly illustrated essays with visual artists’ projects and experimental sound. The public is invited to visit the temporary editorial office on 31 May and on 28 June between 5 and 9 pm, as part of the Kolonie Wedding monthly open-door Friday. An Open Occulto gathering for contributors, editors, readers, colleagues, old and new friends, and interested newcomers is planned for 2 July 2024 at 6 pm. Read more
Event | Reading Club

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artist Nicol Rivera Aro
April 16 2024
Inspired by… is an event series, a hybrid format derived from reading group and artist talk formats. In each session, an invited artist will choose a specific text or excerpt from a book that was inspirational for the artist’s practice and/or a particular project that the artist will introduce. Guest Artist on 16 April 2024 Nicol Rivera Aro Nicol Rivera Aro is an artist and PhD candidate. Her research topic, titled “Noise from the Matrix. Dissident, hybrids, cyborgs, new body construction and technofeminism” is a performative research, which puts the focus on the body as praxis, as a tool to detach acknowledgement, to support the academic research. Read more
Event | Book Release Party


  1. Art, Biopolitics, and Networks with Care
  2. Book Launch
23 March 2024 @ PA58, Prinzenallee 58
Welcome to the Book Launch of the new book MATTER OF FLUX. Art, Biopolitics, and Networks with Care published by Art Laboratory Berlin. We would be glad to celebrate with you the brand new book release at the Theater Hall of PA58 in Prinzenallee 58, opposite of Art Laboratory Berlin. The publication presents a sustainable insight into the research project MATTER OF FLUX at Art Laboratory Berlin. The book assembles essays and statements along with documentation in text and images by around 50 authors whose many fields of expertise create the polyphonic ground of MATTER OF FLUX: art, design, filmmaking, curatorial practice, dramaturgy, music, art history, media theory, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, feminist history of science, microbiology, plant ecology, biotechnology, neuroscience, and physical science. Read more
Event | Workshop

Full Auto Typeface

  1. Workshop
  2. Kristina Stallvik and Full Auto Foundry
24 March 2024
Join us during the finnisage of the exhibition Intermediate Objects for a workshop hosted by full auto foundry in collaboration with the publishing project, cover crop. Full auto is a type foundry that explores how processes of automation can influence the design of typefaces. Using analog tools, participants are encouraged to draw letterforms without thinking too much about what the letter should be. Absent-minded drawing or doodling replaces thought-out design, leading to alphabets quickly emerging from repetition of mark-making. Outcomes vary in beauty and ugliness, smoothness and roughness. The sketches that participants will produce are scanned and then go through a process of digital automation: vectorised, imported into FontForge, exported as both a .TTF and a .WOFF and finally uploaded to the full auto site as functional, open source typefaces for download. Read more
Event | Workshop

Scents of Solastalgia (SoS)

  1. An Eco-Sensory workshop
  2. Tarsh Bates and Alanna Lynch
17 March 2024
Have you noticed that the smells around you have changed? Do you miss the old smells or love the new ones? Aromas are everywhere and affect us and the life around us in ways that words can’t describe. Changes in the smells of the world around us can have a significant impact on how we feel physically and emotionally but we don’t usually notice unless it smells bad. Construction and climate change cause some of the biggest changes at the moment, but we don’t have a lot of control over these. Read more
Event | Meet up, Talk


  1. Georg Tremmel, Hideo Iwasaki, Henry Tan, Soyoon Ryu, HyungJun Park, Elaine Regina, Art Laboratory Berlin
11 February 2024
During the pandemic in 2020 and 2021 Art Laboratory Berlin and BioClub Tokyo arranged a series of 14 online meetings between hybrid artists and associates virtually connecting Berlin with Tokyo as well as other locations in East and Southeast Asia. These meetings were a forum for exchange of research, practice and solidarity in times of crises. We are happy to present VIRAL CLOUD Reloaded together with our colleagues for an afternoon/evening of short talks and discussions Read more
Event | Talk

Publishing Ecologies

  1. A Discussion
  2. With Oscar Salguero, Institute for Interspecies Art and Relations, and Onomatopee
28 January 2024 (online)
How does printed matter build worlds? What is the role of storytelling in an ecological crisis? How do artistic practices approach the more-than-human? Join Art Laboratory Berlin during Vorspiel 2024 – a citywide program of events before and during the transmediale and CTM festivals – for a virtual panel on archiving and publishing practices that envision artist books as tools for interspecies understanding, imagining, and kinships. The discussion is organised and moderated by Kristina Stallvik. Read more


Event | Walk & Talk

Nonhuman Agents

  1. The forestal psyche
  2. Theresa Schubert
25 - 26 August 2017

This lecture and workshop are based on the artist’s long-term artistic research project on living organisms as an artistic material and medium. For this project, Schubert dedicates herself to the potential of slime moulds, mosses and lichens from the forests around Berlin.

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Event | Performance, Talk, Workshop

Nonhuman Agents

  1. Anatomy of an inter-connected system
  2. Margherita Pevere
15 July 2017

Starting point is the artist’s research at the junction of visual arts, theoretical inquiry and investigation of biological processes, focusing on the discourses regarding human-nature relationship in the frame of today’s environmental crisis and how artistic practices…

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Event | Performance, Talk, Workshop

Nonhuman Agents

  1. Gut Feelings
  2. Alanna Lynch
18 June 2017

Alanna Lynch has been growing the microorganisms that produce kombucha tea. Through the process of fermentation this symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeasts (SCOBY) produces a cellulose material that is slimy and smells strongly while wet and can be dried and used as a textile.

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Event | Performance, Talk


  1. Technosphärenklänge #3
  2. Guy Ben-Ary
  3. Presse Feedback
12 - 13 May 2017

In the work cellF human neurons living in a Petri dish perform duets with human musicians: These are grown into a culture of 100,000 living neurons. Lined with electrodes, these neurons form output via an analog synthesizer, cellF, allowing them to “jam” with human musicians.

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Event | Talk

Guy Ben-Ary

  1. Artist Talk
5 May 2017

In his talk Guy Ben-Ary will present some of the methodologies and theories that underpin his artistic practice by using as examples, four of his major projects completed over the last decade: MEART, The Silent Barrage, In-Potentia, and CellF

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Event | Talk, Workshop


  1. DIYBio faire
  2. Biotinkering e.V.
17 - 19 February 2017

The three-day bio-fair brings together the players in the Berlin biohacking scene for a series of hands-on workshops, talks and a special exhibition featuring unique DIY laboratory equipment.

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Event | Talk

SciArt Café

  1. with BIOMOD and iGEM Team Berlin
29 January 2017

The iGEM Berlin team ( presents their fifth SciArt Café. Under the main theme of “Synthetic Biology – a toolkit for solving humanity’s problems” we will hear scientists and artists working with bioscience and afterwards discuss topics of synthetic biology.

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Event | Conference, Talk

Nonhuman Subjectivities

  1. Living Systems | Aquatic Systems
  2. Robertina Šebjanič, Kat Austen, Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz
18 September 2016

In this seminar we want to invite you to theoretically explore these and other aspects about artistic and scientific methodologies on interspecies empathy and human-nonhuman companionship.

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Event | Course, Meet up, Talk, Workshop

Bio & Beers

  1. with Biotinkering e.V.
  2. Dr. Mirela Alister, Rüdiger Trojok, Alessandro Volpato and Biotinkering e.V.
25 August 2016 - 20 April 2017

The Bio & Beers format is for everyone: we start with a 20 minutes presentation, followed by discussions while having beers. In addition there will be occasional DIY workshops!

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Event | Talk

Nonhuman Subjectivities

  1. Interdisciplinary Dialogs in the Sciences and Humanities
  2. Antonia Ulrich and Marie Neuwald
17 July 2016

For the closing event of the exhibition On Animals. Cognition, Senses, Play we are pleased to invite you to an interdisciplinary dialog with philosopher Antonia Ulrich and Marie Neuwald from NABU.

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Event | Talk

There be Dragons

  1. Human Impact on the environmentally sensitive Galapagos and Lord Howe Islands
  2. Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger
22 May 2016

In the Age of the Anthropocene, this talk will explore how humans impact on our world both by their presence and indirectly by their lifestyle. This is a science-art investigation of tourism and its effects on closed eco systems.

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Event | Performance, Talk

Nonhuman Subjectivities

  1. 1000 Handshakes
  2. François-Joseph Lapointe
3 / 5 February 2016

As part of the opening of the 2016 transmediale festival of art & digital culture at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Art Laboratory Berlin will present the performance 1000 Handshakes by and with François-Joseph Lapointe.

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Event | Talk

SciArt Café

  1. with Berlin iGEM team
31 January 2016

The iGEM Berlin team ( presents their fourth SciArt Café. Under the main theme of “Programming Life – Good Code/ Bad Code?” we will hear scientists and artists working with bioscience and afterwards discuss topics of synthetic biology.

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Event | Workshop

Art Science Swap

  1. Two Heads Are Better than One
  2. Nenad Popov
24 January 2016

Participants of the workshop are divided in the pairs of one artist and one scientist. Each pair will receive a problem to think about, each using their own method. That is the easy part. Then they are asked to switch roles.

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Event | Performance

Mind Blind

  1. Therapeutic Interventions for Human/Nonhuman Communications
  2. Sarah Hermanutz
23 January 2016

In her performance-lecture Sarah Hermanutz draws upon methods and aesthetics of academic lectures and psychological testing/treatment to engage with the gaps and pains of cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer.

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