2012-2022. Photography, Video
Berlin, Germany

From 2012 until 2022 I worked as art director at Thikwa Werkstatt für Theater und Kunst, a workshop for the professionalization of artists with intellectual disabilities located in Berlin.

Thikwa is neither a school nor a leisure space for artistic creation. Thikwa is a center where artists with and without intellectual disabilities work professionally on different individual and collective projects in the visual and performing arts. It is a kind of Bauhaus where its artists work 35 hours a week on creation within the visual arts, music, dance, drama or sport.

Karol Golebiowski (Artworks) and Peter Pankow (Artworks)

Outsider Art is a term that describes art created outside the limits of official culture, art market, artistic currents or Academia. It is a term normally used to refer to, among other groups, artists with disabilities, chronic illnesses, deaf and neurodiverse cultural workers.

The outsider artists work without following the "protocols" and rules established by the Academy, creating unprecedented themes and deconstructing technical processes. Some outsider art reflects extreme mental states,  particular idiosyncrasies or elaborate fantasy worlds often captured through repetition and seriation.

Torsten Holzapfel / Artworks
Created in 1995 as a as pilot project, recognized in 1998 as a workshop for people with disabilities, the THIKWA WERKSTATT FÜR THEATER UND KUNST (Thikwa Workshop for Theater and Art) is today an art center of international reputation, in which 43 artists currently work continuously and full-time with a focus on diverse artistic professionalization. In the mutual exchange between the areas of the performing and the visual arts, their own artistic style is developed and tested. The artists are present at exhibitions in museums, galleries and other exhibition spaces.

The THIKWA WERKSTATT FÜR THEATER UND KUNST is operated as a cooperation between the Nordberliner Werkgemeinschaft gGmbH (nbw) and the Theater Thikwa e.V.

Oliver Rincke / Artworks

Felix Brünig / Artworks

Anne-Sophie Mosch / Artworks

Robert Janning / Artworks

Louis Edler / Artworks

Workspace of Sammy Serag / Artworks

Merete Kaatz / Artworks

Lia Massetti / Artworks

Deniz Dogan / Artworks

Rachel Rosen / Artworks

Mereika Schulz / Artworks

Hilarius Urban / Artworks

Atalay Dogan / Artworks

Corinna Heidepriem / Artworks

Fabian Bischoff / Artworks

Laura Rammo / Artworks

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