Time for creativity! Together with Emily Eldridge we have developed a new format that not only brings fun for young and old, but also colour into your Corona everyday life: a ONE WALL that you can design yourself. Take part […]
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets […]
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and […]
What happens when performance, augmented reality, sculpture, dance and music come together was experienced by more than 350 visitors on Saturday, 29 February, in the URBAN NATION Project Space. With their performance set “it is nothing without you”, the artists’ […]
Can birds actually see colours? This question came up during the workshop with the artist Polina Soloveichik. While designing special bird feed houses together with many interested children, it was not only about teaching different artistic techniques, but also about […]
URBAN NATION is not only known as the MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART and the small and large artworks that enrich Berlin’s cityscape, but also for its social commitment. Various workshops offer children and young people the opportunity to discover […]
Over the past six months a total of 16 artists from seven nations have lived and worked directly under the roof of the URBAN NATION museum as part of Fresh A.I.R., the Artist in Residence scholarship program of URBAN NATION […]
On September 13th PROJECT M/15 celebrated its opening. This edition of the Project M/-series is a solo exhibition of the artist 2 Alas. It is entitled “Sonoro”, which means “sonorous” or “resounding” in Italian. And that’s exactly what visitors can […]
In the middle of September, Bülowstraße turned into major attraction for fans of Urban Art: around 12,000 visitors came to see the 100-meter-long outdoor installation of the URBAN NATION Biennale 2019. The URBAN NATION museum, which was open at the […]
Last Saturday our museum was open longer than usual for a very special reason: The “Lange Nacht der Museen” (engl. Long Night of the Museums). Almost 1,000 visitors took this opportunity to explore the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY […]
Maja Hürst is the artist behind the visual universe TIKA. In the late 90s she started to spray letters, which led to a search for a figurative form of expression and in 2003 she met the foundation of TIKA with her well-known big-nosed characters. Today Maja Hürst tells figurative to abstract stories with her visual language TIKA, searching for the essence of expression and emotion in the overlapping of colours and forms. In March 2020 she worked for the first time with the URBAN NATION Museum.
Based in Hong Kong for more than 10 years, artist Emily Eldridge is originally from the United States. She now works as a full-time artist and lives in Berlin. Her creative work spans a variety of media – from murals to street art, editorial illustration, graphic design, and more. Inspired by fashion, pop culture, and daily life, Emily aims to create eye-catching and visually bold imagery with an element of humor and wit.
Thomas Bratzke aka ZASD (*1977), a Berlin-based actor of writing and metagraffiti, has been breaking down writing into its ingredients since the late 1990s and developing his artistic work from there. His plastic “3D Tags”, which have been implemented autonomously in the city since the beginning of the 2000s, as well as the project “City of Names”, which he initiated and realized with his then partner AKIM together with the Berlin collective “jazzstylecorner” in Gothenburg and Berlin, inspired the subsequent Berlin generation of writing.
Keez Duyves is PiPS:labs – master of the impossible, image wizard, media genius and natural-born inventor. He was born in 1971 in Alkmaar (Netherlands). Together with Thomas Bratzke aka ZASD he forms the artist duo “Hybrid Sculptors”.
After a two-week renovation phase, the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART opened its doors on September 27th with a brand new exhibition curated by director Yasha Young. But not only that, also the worldwide unique Artist in Residence […]
Urban contemporary art scouts out its place in the city. But art also craves freedom, space to let ideas grow, where talent is honed, and style and technology experience encouragement. With the Artist in Residence Programme, brought to life by […]
The collage-like images of the graffiti artist ELLE are now her trademark. For URBAN NATION she created a unique ONE WALL in Wienerstraße 42. The mural with the title “We are many, but allways one” shows important women from different […]
This work takes direct inspiration from the architectonical structure on which it’s located and it’s inserted in the “Unity” concept proposed by Urban Nation for its curatorial project. The two subjects are placed one on each wall, with a physical […]