About Project Berlin
Livingstone Projects Berlin
ISPP-Berlin (International Studio & Presentation Program)
Curated by Jeroen Dijkstra
in the spring of 2014, after a pilot-project with Raquel Maulwurf, Livingstone started a new project space in Berlin. For periods of 2-4 months artists will work at the studio in Berlin to create a presentation in cooperation with curator Jeroen Dijkstra. After Berlin the show will travel to at least one other location. This can be the gallery in The Hague, another gallery, a museum or an art fair.
The solo presentation ‘Colliding Galaxies’ by Raquel Maulwurf at PULSE New York was the first project that was initiated in Berlin (The presentation at PULSE contemporary Art Fair New York was made possible with a grant by the Mondriaan Fund).
For Season 2014-2015 projects were realized with Adriaan Rees (NL/CHN), Jan Wattjes (NL) and Hugo Tieleman(NL).
When the gallery in The Hague celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016 we started to invite artists from outside the gallery to participate in the Berlin program like Long-Bin Chen (Taiwan/USA), Jasper de Beijer (NL), Armando Mariño (CU/USA), Koen Vermeule (NL), Berend Strik (NL) (The residency was made possible with a grant by the Mondriaan Fund), Frank Ammerlaan (NL/GB) and Kim Habers (NL).
The 2017 Livingstone Projects Berlin Prize (a two month residency, a catalogue and an exhibition at the gallery in The Hague) was awarded to Ruri Matsumoto (J/D) after her presentation in the exhibition Painting Now, curated by gallery artist and Berlin Alumni Jan Wattjes and Livingstone Projects curator Jeroen Dijkstra, at Livingstone gallery The Hague.
The next edition of this Biennial award in 2019 was curated by Livingstone Projects curator Jeroen Dijkstra and 2014 pilot-project artist Raquel Maulwurf. The exhibition to precede the award was to celebrate Five years Livingstone projects Berlin and the artist who most contributed to the development and original idea of this studio project. First prize was awarded to Berend Strik, second prize was for Ingrid Simons.
Our plans for the 2021 award, to coincide with Thirty years Livingstone gallery and the The Hague exhibition concept of Young Art in Context were postponed because of Covid, making every effort for public events impossible.
Now our sights are set for 2024 when Livingstone Projects Berlin will celebrate its 10 year anniversary.
We will continue to search for a well-balanced program of gallery artists and outside artists, national and international, upcoming and established artists and encourage interaction between galleries, collectors and art institutions.