a sample of bioplastics made by the artist
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.

A man with blue glove stands on one side of a table with laboratory equipment talking to a group of people on the other side of the table
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 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. We are happy to present VIRAL CLOUD Reloaded together with our colleagues for an afternoon/evening of short talks and discussions

close up of a sculpture, circles with metal mesh, yellowish cat to the photograph
event | Colloquium


  1. Research in Art, Science and Humanities
  2. With Ekaterina Kormilitsyna and Tarsh Bates
12 December 2023 (online)

The Colloquium addresses an international interdisciplinary research audience to present and discuss past, present or future projects by artists, scholars, curators or editors from the fields of art, science and the humanities, focusing on the work-in-progress.

Hands touching objects, rock, an orange, on a floor. covered with natural glue. More objects strewn along the floor.
event | Workshop

Permeable Bodies

  1. Sticking with the Trouble
  2. Workshop | With Mary Maggic (on-site!)
26 November 2023 (on-site!) The Workshop is fully booked out.

The workshop explores the use of “stickiness” as both a practice and discourse for resistance, messiness, and alien knowledging. In a series of exercises that involve scavenging, blind sensing, and cooking with stickiness, participants embrace the entangled glue that binds us to disobedient relations, no matter how hard we try to separate them.

A group of people standing around a sculpture made of different found and collected objects. Background: a projection of sea and clouds
event | Lecture, Talk

Permeable Bodies

  1. Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering
  2. Online-Talk | With Mary Maggic
22 November 2023 (online only)

Biohacking methodologies produce an existential knowing in our bodies and environments, leading to collective strategies that may help us out of ecological ruins. The talk describes how biohacking, as a xeno-feminist practice of care, can inevitably lead to a form of world-making, where collectivities can emerge with a radical breakage from the past.

Illustration in bright colors, a red lobster, a yellow pillow, a white tampon applicator a white vial all on a light blue background
event | Workshop


  1. We’re not Lobsters! Queering, Decolonizing and Hacking Menstruation
  2. Workshop | With Flo Razoux and Aouefa Amoussouvi
2 - 3 December 2023

The collective 2-day experiment aims to decolonize and queer our perceptions of menstruation. Participants will be invited to share their experiences and examine the representations of menstruation and its rituals. The group will also explore how to access and make use of scientific and technological knowledge, and understand bias.

event | Talk


  1. Self-Care
  2. Artist Talk with Lyndsey Walsh
25 June 2023

Self-Care is Lyndsey Walsh’s artistic attempt to reckon with ruptures in their identity caused by the rising use of genetic diagnostics in medicine. Using Lyndsey’s own body, Self-Care weaves a narrative about health, gender, and identity that seeks to resist the confines of the medical gaze. This talk will explore the larger body of research that has given way to Lyndsey’s artwork.

event | CLUB Night


  1. CLUB Night
  2. With the OCTOPUSSYNTRIC Collective and DJ Sets by Mieko Suzuki & Baby Vulture (a.k.a. Daniela Huerta)
16 June 2023

The women FLINTA* only CLUB Night starts with the OCTOPUSSYNTRIC performance, based on a 2-day long workshop of the same title at the MATTER OF FLUX Festival. After the performance, Mieko Suzuki and Baby Vulture (a.k.a Daniela Huerta) will take over the DJ deck throughout the night.

event | Festival, Festival


  1. Festival
  2. Women/ FLINTA* in Art, Science and Technology
15 - 18 June 2023

The 4-day festival MATTER OF FLUX presents a rich and varied program from and for women/ FLINTA* in art, science and technology with panel discussions, lecture performances, numerous workshops, reading groups and other activities, including artist studio and lab visits. The festival has been generously supported by Kunstfonds’ program Neustart Kultur and is in cooperation with FEMeeting.

close up of a sculpture, circles with metal mesh, yellowish cat to the photograph
event | Colloquium, Reading Club

In Progress… and Inspired by…

  1. Colloquium + Reading Group
  2. A look back at 2022
6 December 2022

The Colloquium addresses an international interdisciplinary research audience to present and discuss past, present or future projects as a the work-in-progress. The Reading Club is an event series, a hybrid format derived from reading group and artist talk formats. This time two formats happen together.

event | Reading Club

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artists Interspecifics
22 November 2022

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.

event | Talk


  1. Notes on Somatodelia
  2. Artist Talk | Tad Ermitaño
20 November 2022

In his films and artworks Tad Ermitaño creates an uneasy field in which a facility with technology collides with a kind of postcolonial guilt slamming its head against the limits of empiricism. In this artist talk with curator Tengal Drilon, Ermitaño will discuss the methodologies behind his recent works, shown at Art Laboratory Berlin earlier this year.

event | Workshop


  1. Koji Workshop
  2. Workshop | ink Agop
26 - 27 November 2022

The Koji workshop by ink Agop introduces the symbiotic relationship between microorganisms and human cultural activities by demonstrating the connection between Koji mould and food culture in Japan. Participants make rice koji and experience the multiple parallel fermentation processes using koji, yeast and lactic acid bacteria.

event | Workshop


  1. Algature Workshop
  2. Workshop | Fara Peluso
12 November 2022

The workshop connects practices of DIY biology with art and design. Through a participatory format, the audience from different backgrounds are involved in an immersive experience with algae’s ecology, a DIY photo-bioreactor prototyping and a discussion on speculative practice focused on raising more awarenesse about daily habits.

event | Workshop


  1. Wetland Ecologies: Life in Transitional Zones 
  2. Workshop | Sarah Hermanutz, India Mansour, Fara Peluso
8 October 2022

In the workshop the artist, the designer and the biologist will introduce the participants to the river Panke and changing perceptions of wetlands and essential ecosystems – through situating, storytelling, contextualizing, experiencing, sampling, examining, collaborating.