Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of The Government of Gibraltar and Lichtenberg Studios is pleased to announce the Gibraltar – Berlin artist in residence exchange program for artists working in any medium interested in developing their work in Urban public spaces.
What:Gibraltar – Berlin Artist Exchange Residency is a 4 week artist residency for
Gibraltar and Berlin artists.
Where:The residencies will take place at Lichtenberg Studios Berlin and at John
Mackintosh Hall Gibraltar.
Who:Artists based in Gibraltar and Berlin interested in developing their work in urban
public spaces are welcomed to apply.
When:09 July to 05 August 2018. Berlin.
13 September to 07 October 2018 Gibraltar.
How:Application via email
Please submit the following documents in digital form only:
1. CV and artist statement detailing recent projects, exhibitions and workshops.
2. Portfolio with samples of your work and realised projects with links to websites were
3. A brief description of your interest in art in public spaces and your aims during your stay.
(Please see Lichtenberg Studio background info below)
Application Deadline: 02 May 2018.
Selected Artists announced 09 May 2016.
The selected artist will be awarded a stipend, travel expenses, accommodation and
a production budget. A publication and an exhibition in Gibraltar will follow.
The residency is curated by artist Francis Gomila and Uwe Jonas artist director of
Lichtenberg Studios Berlin.
Lichtenberg Studios offer artists from all over the world the opportunity to live and work in
an interesting district in former East Berlin to obtain their own impressions of Berlin and the
city’s art scene. The residency is aimed at artists, writers, architects and other
professionals interested in the discourse of art in urban spaces. The guiding principle is
the idea of intervening in the district with low-threshold projects: starting with the tourist like
behaviour of the resident artists, who will explore the district as researchers or simply as
curious observers, and extending right through to the realisation of concrete projects in
public spaces in Lichtenberg.
With ‘projects’, we are referring to small-scale, mostly unobtrusive interventions that will
generally take place without being announced in advance and will appear natural and
spontaneous. This strategy is based on an approach dating back to the 1970s: in which art
is seen as an integral part of life rather than something distant and mythical elevated onto
pedestals. Lichtenberg Studios intends to help focus the attention of the artists-inresidence
on the district of Lichtenberg itself, its history, architecture, its inhabitants and
their lives.
For more information:



Lichtenberg Studios is a project organised by: Intervention Berlin e.V. in cooperation with
Berlin-Lichtenberg’s Arts and Cultural Office.
This Residency is financed and supported by: The Government of Gibraltar, Ministry of

March, 2018


Veranstaltungen Lichtenberg Studios

Türrschmidtstr. 24

Donnertag, 1. März um 19 Uhr

Sixten Sanne

Vortrag, Diskussion zu seiner Arbeit.

Sixten Sanne, SWE, (*1987), is an urban artist based in Gothenburg and co-founder of RRP (Rävemåla Residency Programme), in rural Sweden. His work is often focusing on the flow of the city and society at large, and his installations interrupt accepted norms. The works are documented in video, and usually represent what is left after a time-based experiment. By subverting the capitalist territorialisation of public space, Sixten aims to create a new relation between the space and the spectator. He wants the people to re-imagine spaces, by inserting a tangible presence within the urban landscape, mainly relating to the northern hemisphere of an industrialized world. The work is often about the initiative and the act, and in the end, the focus lies with the information and documentation of the people – rather then the spaces.

February, 2018


April, 2015

Birgit Hölmer (Berlin)

In September 2017 I was part of the Gibraltar Berlin Artist Exchange Program in Gibraltar.
In this special British place, dominated by the great rock, with its many Caves are called holey cheese, I spent 3 1/2 weeks. He enters powerfully Apparition – as a reservoir of water and often covered with a huge cloud (Levantes), but at open view with a view of Africa.
Down in the center I had a studio in the Macintosh Hall with library, café, headquarters of the Cultural Services, so well cared for in the middle of it. With the voice murmur in the background, it was work well, was an installation of wall tapestries, paper objects, pasted findings, the I collected the morning walk to the studio through the shopping streets. additionally are still a wall picture in the entrance area and CUTS on the outer windows of one of the Preserved exhibition rooms. Towards the end there was a joint exhibition. Otherwise found
to be taken in the streets of Gibraltar for CUT interventions. That means with Tape residues unannounced on vacant shop windows abstract forms emerge to let.
Shane Dalmedo accompanied me in a friendly way and with artists, journalists, the TV station GBC, … made known. In Gibraltar, there is a greater liability in the evening with much Pulpo, tapas, wine and fun was sealed. It was a great time overall.

March, 2018

Shane Dalmedo (Gibraltar)

I took the tram and a bus to get to the Stasi prison which lies unexpectedly in a residential suburb. Barb
wire laced the walls and turrets surrounded the red brick prison building… I listened to our guides recount
of torture and injustices that took place there and saw the inhumane conditions that the prisoners were
kept in, in their cells as we walked through the corridors.
The linoleum on the corridor floor was a clue of what I would find as we entered the interrogation rooms.
The unexpected sight of the patterned wallpapers on the walls and even net curtains, was a stark contrast
to the conditions we had previously seen in the cells and left an impression on me.

March, 2018