Berlin Masters Open Call

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BERLIN MASTERS is a promotion platform and a curated exhibition for artists under the age of 30, living and working in Berlin. Initiated by the art expert, Matthias Arndt in 2013, the BERLIN MASTERS exhibition is held annually in various prominent locations throughout Berlin and is open to the public for approximately 2 weeks. The exhibition is curated by, Philipp Bollmann.

Months prior to the exhibition date, artists are invited to apply for the OPEN CALL to present their work to the curator and advisory board members. Thereafter, 10-12 artists are selected to show their work (possibly a number of works each) in the curated exhibition. The exhibition provides a focus for curators, galleries, collectors and other professionals who are looking to discover new talent.

The main prerequisite for participation is that artists are maximum 30 years of age (born 1990 or after) and live and work in Berlin. In order to participate in the online application, please send us your presentation and the completed application forn via e-mail as a PDF (MAX 10 MB) with the subject "Registration Open Call 2020" to Valeska Hageney (valeska(at)

The presentation would include an overview about yourself and your work with the inclusion of images/video (videos as link). Your PDFs will be forwarded to the curator Philipp Bollmann.

The deadline for submission is 29 March 2020.

The in person interview have now been placed on hold for now. Once the health crises is under control,  there will be a new date scheduled.

In the event that COVID-19 lasts longer than the authorities predict, we reserve the right in this exceptional situation to make a pre-selection from the online submissions for participation in the exhibition taking place in autumn.

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