You don’t know who I am yet (Lá Fora… 160)
You don’t know who I am yet is a free lecture series designed to give undiscovered or unsigned artists in Berlin the opportunity to discuss their work in a public context. The series takes place once a month, and invites new artists to give a short presentation of their work, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. All artists appearing in You don’t know who I am yet are in the early or middle stages of their career and do not yet have gallery representation in Berlin. The series is open to artists of all mediums.
Innovation and independence have long been Berlin hallmarks. Since its reunification, the city has been firmly established in the collective imagination of the world’s art practitioners as a place to be and learn from. Indeed, as of today, Berlin is estimated to be home to some 3,500 artists and boasts an increasingly diverse collection of young artists and visitors from across the world.
As wonderful as these developments have been, it can also be overwhelming for new artists to find an entry point. All too often, artists find themselves relegated to the sidelines for lack of connections or stuck within their own cliques. You don’t know who I am yet, will address this need by providing new or freshly arrived artists a chance to talk about their work in a public context. Each lecture is limited to a 30 minute presentation by the artist, followed by an open question and answer session. In addition, in order to open the work to a broad range of participants, presentations can be made in German or English. All presenting artists must be without current gallery representation in Berlin, and be in the early or middle stages of their respective careers. The series is curated by Ryan Weber.
You don’t know who I am yet is always looking for new artists and work. The series is open to anyone living or working in the city currently without permanent gallery representation in Berlin. To be considered for inclusion in the series artists should submit their CV, samples of their work and a brief statement about the work to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the gallery.