AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz – Germany

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For whom: visual artists and curators or observers
For what: 4 working periods of 4 months each

  • 1 September – 31 December 2022
  • 1 January  – 30 April 2023
  • 1 May  – 31 August 2023
  • 1 September – 31 December 2023

Deadline: 2 May 2022, 5:00 PM Central European Time

AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz, the artist-in-residence location in Berlin, was founded in 2010 by artists Susanne Kriemann and Aleksander Komarov. Having been artists in residence themselves, Kriemann and Komarov discovered that they subsequently missed a platform that stimulates investigative research and offers support in establishing and maintaining contacts in the city. For this reason, AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz (ABA) is a residency that puts extra emphasis on the production of knowledge. They do this for their residents by way of substantive and practical support and by providing direct connections to an extensive and focused network in Berlin.

An essential part of an ABA residency are the ‘salons’, which the residents shape together with the ABA team. The salons offer a foundation for presenting artistic research at widely varying locations in Berlin. Sociological and political themes that relate to the work of the residents are discussed here with specialists from the Berlin arts and culture scene.

Earlier ABA residents include Eric Peter, Igor Sevcuk, Anna Dasovic, Phelim Hoey, Zippora Elders, Ehsan Fardjadniya and artist duos Bik van der Pol and Lonnie van Brummelen/Siebren de Haan.

For whom

 Visual artists, curators and art observers can apply for a residency at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz. For duos and collaborating partners, each person must submit a separate application.

A duo is understood to be 2 artists, curators or observers who consistently produce work together as a single unit. Collaborative partnerships producing work on a more short-term or long-term basis can be considered as duos, as long as they both submit a joint plan that leads to a single result. During the residency, duos or collaborative partners live and work together in the same space.

Working period

There are 4 possible working periods:

  • 1 September – 31 December 2022
  • 1 January – 30 April 2023
  • 1 May – 31 August 2023
  • 1 September – 31 December 2023

Applicants need to indicate their preferred working period on their application forms. All possible effort will be made to honour those preferred dates. The working period dates are conditional and subject to change, for example as a result of the effects of Covid-19.

How much

The costs of renting the studio and living space are paid directly to AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz by the Mondriaan Fund. The remaining costs of travel, living expenses and materials for each working period is assessed at €9,252 for an artist or €8,172 for a curator or observer. This amount is for one person. The resident is expected to contribute 10% this is settled by the Mondriaan Fund.

If a duo or a collaborative partnership is selected for the residency, those amounts increase proportionally to cover travel and living costs for the second resident.


The deadline for submitting an application for a residency in 2022 or 2023 at AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz is 5:00 PM Central European Time on 2 May 2022.

For more information, please contact Sandra Nicolai at fnaqen.avpbynv@zbaqevnnasbaqf.ay, or 020-5231551.

A grant for this residency can only be applied for during the annual Mondriaan Fund selection round, as announced on the Mondriaan Fund website. Read the explanations of the terms and conditions, assessment and application procedure before submitting your application. Also read the general terms and conditions that apply to all Mondriaan Fund grants.

General terms and conditions


The advisory committee selects the candidates on the basis of the documentation submitted. A representative from ABA is included in this committee.

Other  grants for residencies in the Netherlands and other countries
Because only one or two residents can be selected for any given residency during each selection round, many applicants will be disappointed. For this reason, we point out that you can also apply for an Artist Project with a residency at a different location. That Artist Project residency location may not be one of those already being offered by the Mondriaan Fund in the application round.

Vragen & contact

Vragen over deze regeling? Neem direct contact op met een medewerker van het Mondriaan Fonds.

Of bel 020 523 15 23 of mail naar vasb@zbaqevnnasbaqf.ay.

Sandra Nicolai

project officer and legal officer Send a message Or call +31 (0)20 523 1551