Vernissage: 15.12.18
Finissage: 05.01.19
Opening Hours: daily from 6:30 pm



In the back room of a local bar, four puppets meet for a group exhibition. As the evening progresses, the conversation strays from art to drunken banter about identity, mortality, and time wasted on social media.

Written and produced by Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard, Claude Eigan, Alizée Lenox and Elizabeth Ravn. Each artist has contributed a puppet for Sit-Show.


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– multi – channel sound / video installation  33”34’



Vernissage: 22.11.2018, 7 pm
Finissage: 13.12. 2018, 7 pm
Opening Hours: Thursday - Monday, 3 pm - 6 pm

„I am now without a Heimat because too many Heimats reside in me.“                                                 Vilém Flusser (2003:2). The Freedom of The Migrant. Objections to Nationalism. UIP

The artistic research project Liminal States reflects critically on the current, so-called “migration crisis“, thus addressing aspects related to the rise of nationalist and far-right movements and politics in Europe and beyond, the erection of new borders and the lethal consequences for thousands of people. Informed by subjective experiences of migrants who live or have lived in Berlin, it connects work in three places: Tangier, Morocco (one of the most frequented crossing point for migrants from Africa to Europe), Berlin (historically a city divided by a wall, nowadays an international cultural hub) and Tabanovce, Macedonia (a village on the Macedonian-Serbian border, part of the “Balkan Route“ of migration).

In light of the element of movement, displacement, or denied passage, the project questions states of being which are defined and conditioned by geography, from both local and global perspective. Featuring original audio interview material, excerpts of sound- and videoscapes, the multi – channel installation interweaves stories and places, thereby challenging the complex and liminal states of identity, belonging and Othering. A special focus with respect to Berlin as a rapidly changing city lies on Berlin Neukölln, which in many aspects reflects global conditions and states related to migration.

The research in Tangier (2016) and Tabanovce (2018) is a collaboration with Bozho Gagovski, who is the director of photography. The work in Berlin (2018) is a collaboration with Athanasios Lykartsis, who is the sound engineer and sound producer of the exhibition project, with the friendly support of the Electronic Studio of the TU Berlin.

The research trip to Tangier (2016) was kindly supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen. The exhibition project in o.T. Projektraum, Berlin (2018) is kindly supported by the Bezirksamt von Neukölln, Fachbereich Kultur.

More information on the project and the artists please find here:






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VERNISSAGE 28.09.2018 8:00 pm
FINISSAGE 18.10.2018 8:00 pm

On the 28th September 2018, o.T. Projektraum will open the exhibition “Spaces of Placelessness” by Zorica Zafirovska (Skopje, Macedonia, 1982). This is her first solo exhibition in Germany.

The exhibition is curated by Elena Veljanovska

Text: Elena Veljanovska

Migration has been cutting through our societies’ fabric, thus slowly crumbling the ideas of free movement and stronger than ever, making visible the power relations and the vulnerability of the migrants. In Spaces of Placelessness, Zafirovska, a migrant traveler herself, is unraveling a very intimate view of the migrant crisis that is restructuring Europe’s socio-political fabric.

Her approach is characterized with specific inclination towards working with vulnerable groups. Additionally, with her highly sensitive radar for human suffering, she possesses the ability to get close and establish emphatic contact with different subjectivities and situations. In this way, she is building her narrative around a variety of fields and topics, ranging from human rights violation, trafficking of children and women, gender violence and inequality, social and political injustice, migration and displacement.

The current exhibition is thus built around the notions of placelessness, space making and mobility, or more precisely, around the invisible force that sometimes can move masses into extinction. The collection of works hints to the variety of reasons to move towards salvation. Consequently it puts on display several different strategies of escape, some of them with lethal closure for those undertaking them. In the attempt to uncover them, it reveals the risk factor, manipulation and corruption as an inevitable factor for operating in these gray zones of exchange of goods and human lives.

The exhibition structure consist of a combination of media events and lived stories, Heightened by the artists’ family history of displacement in the second world war, as well as her long personal experience as a migrant worker on the sea. Therefore, when one walks into the exhibition space, one is confronted with these different realities of space-making. The exhibition is open with the work “The leaflet” or “Step by step to crossing the Macedonian-Greek border”, signed by Kommando Norbert Blüm. A leaflet with very controversial origin and aim, manipulated and mobilized masses of refugees to escape from the camp “Idomeni” on the Greek border with Macedonia and move towards Macedonia on foot in 2016. To this day the motive for printing this leaflet is highly unclear. The second work “One and a half hour of air” situates the story about a tragic event, a truck which smuggled refugees from Serbo-Hungarian border to Austria. It was discovered in Parndorf, Austria, where 59 men, 8 women, 4 children and 1 baby, suffocated to death in their attempt to escape. “Journey” brings another aspect in the mosaic, this time reminiscing the most frequent traffic that is taking place at the open sea. The video filmed by the author uses found rescue materials, discarded whistles from safety vests. The sound of the whistle from the video resonates with the visitor throughout the exhibition. The very calm video ”Journey” is actually the loudest element of the exhibition, remind the viewer of the importance of the sea as the carrier of masses of refugees, as well as the gray and most dangerous zones of risk, corruption and death. In her fourth work “Lost hearts, lost lives” she demonstrates a map of the routes and most dangerous gray zones for movement in the Mediterranean.

Whereas these works are showing the different aspects of placelessness creates by the constant mobility – whether it is on foot, on the road or by sea – the last work shows a strategy of place-making. “Abandoned office” shows a survival strategy and an attempt to attachment, if only temporary, where a former UN and humanitarian aid offices at the Macedonian border with Serbia, “Tabanovce” are turned into a space for living.

The exhibition oscillates between situations that were lethal for the risk-taking refugees, and the need to create a space in a situation of placelessness and displacement. It observes and shows the various dangers that these people have faced, the lack of human rights and dominant power structures that exist in these gray zones of existence, but it also shows the need to settle, to create a space and the necessity to hope for a better life. Like in all her previous works, Zafirovska is approaching these situations with an abundant feeling for sensibility and responsibility. By facing the viewer with the crude material, it points to the vulnerable social groups and circumstances, and calls to action against social injustice and systemic violence!


Zorica Zafirovska is born 1982 in Skopje, Macedonia. She holds a bachelor degree from The Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ss. Cyril and Metodius of Skopje. Since 2011 she is a Ph.D. Candidate in cultural studies at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities “Euro-Balkan”. Her work as a visual and conceptual artist involves a wide spectrum of research concerned with contemporary socio-political topics, such as human trafficking and homelessness. In her home town Skopje and elsewhere, Zorica does mostly site- and time-specific installations and small actions, that rely on critical and subversive approaches of executing and presenting her work. This is her first solo exhibition in Germany. Zorica lives and works in Skopje, Macedonia.

ARTMETAMEDIA Videoart Festival 2018 aus Kroatien

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o.T. Projektraum präsentiert:

ARTMETAMEDIA Videoart Festival 2018 aus Kroatien!
Kuratiert von Bozidar Katic & Martina Mezak.

Die Vernissage findet am Donnerstag, 20.9. um 20.00 Uhr statt.
Alle Interessierten sind herzlch eingeladen!
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o.T. Projektraum cordially invites you to:

ARTMETAMEDIA Videoart Festival 2018 from Croatia!
Curated by Bozidar Katic & Martina Mezak.

The vernissage is on Thursday, 20.9. at 20.00 H.

In its fourth edition the video festival Artmetamedia introduces a new selection of Croatian video art. Following an exhibition in Zagreb, twelve artists will show their works in o.T. Projektraum in Berlin. What is specific about this year’s festival is that artist couples are presented. While some of them merge their art praxis with their private life, others share their life, but make individual works. Come by and check how they decided to present themselves, how their works come together, how they interact and which new constellations they build.

Artist Couples:



Exhibition by



VERNISSAGE                         02.08.2018 8:00 pm
FINISSAGE                             13.08.2018 8:00 pm

OPENING HOURS                 7 pm – 22 pm, Tu – Sa

Vladimir Lukash is a transdicplinary Macedonian artist, writer, illustrator and musician. The exhibition shown at o.T. Projektraum consists of four sketchbooks of drawings, produced between 2012 and 2018. Created through careful observations and using various materials: wax and oils pastels, markers, pens, pencils the works displayed in the sketchbooks are a collection and a collage of various personal diary notes.

Lukash (born 1978 in Skopje, Macedonia) has a formal music education and works as a visual artist for more than twenty years. He is part of several experimental collectives and often works with animated movies. Lukash has participated in numerous exhibitions and cultural collaborations both home and abroad.


Exhibition by Liliana Velasquez

VERNISSAGE 05.07.2018 8:00 pm
FINISSAGE 26.07.2018 8:00 pm

Opening hours: 7 pm – 10 pm, Tuesday – Saturday
Admission: free entry

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of four performances by:

LILIANA VELÁSQUEZ (Monologue in English) 05.07.2018 8 pm
KHINAN AL (Stand up comedy in German) 12.07.2018 8 pm
MICHAEL HACKETT (Stand up comedy in English) 19.07.2018 8 pm

(The attendance of performances is donation-based.)


Liliana Velasquez is an interdisciplinary creator: artist, comedian, writer, dancer and producer of cultural events. The exhibition shown at o.T. Projektraum is a collection of self-reflective collages influenced by the cities that she has lived in. Using recycled materials, many of which are old advertising images found on the street as well as personal collections, the artist transforms them into surreal mindscapes that combine her passionate imagination and day-to-day truth.

Velasquez began to develop this form of collaging in her early twenties at the Art Students League of New York City. Her work is informed and inspired by the feminine form discovery of self and a healthy transformation after tragedy. This is her third solo exhibition in Berlin.