Summer Special: BPA// Berlin program for artists, BABYLON, Berlin

After a long break, we are thrilled to revive Videoart at Midnight with a summer special – a renewed cooperation with BPA// Berlin program for artists.
Founded in 2016 by artists Angela Bulloch, Simon Denny, and Willem de Rooij, BPA connects Berlin-based artists beyond the academy and across cultures and generations. Each year BPA’s mentors select ten of Berlin’s most promising young artists to join the program for two years. Participation is free of charge, and includes a grant to produce new work. Urban Berlin is BPA’s headquarters: twice a month mentors travel across town to visit participants in their studios for concentrated peer-to-peer discussions. At the end of the day, they open their own studios for group discussions with participants. The method developed by BPA is non-hierarchical and unique both in Berlin and Germany. Its nomadic structure makes BPA more than just an independent program: it is also a vector to connect existing spaces in the city with BPA’s network of artists, curators and writers.
The VAM summer special program is curated by Tang Han, one of the 2021 BPA fellows:
Jana Schulz, Shirin Sabahi, Nnenna Onuoha, D.N.A. // Dina El Kaisy Friemuth, Neda Sanai, Anita Beikpour, Mooni Perry