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Founder & artistic director: Paz Ponce
Associate curators & critics: Daniela Labra, Sebastián Eduardo, Paz Guevara
Associate artists: Manuela García Aldana, Andressa Cantergiani, Julia Mensch, Pêdra Costa, Gabriel Vallecillo Márquez.
Translator: Nele Bilo
Photo documentations: Bea Rodrigues (Brazil)
Diseño web: Otavio Santiago (Brazil)

¡n[s]urgênc!as e.V
Currently we are in the process of becoming a non-for-profit culture association, engaging some of the curators & artists from previous editions of our platform public programs in the past 4 years.

The association will work through AG (Arbeitsgruppe | Working Groups) related to the different strands of research and activist positions led by the members of the platform in collaboration with other professionals, both Berlin-based and internationally.

El colectivo de aims of the culture association are:

  • to support the professional integration of newcomers in the German art context
  • to improve the conditions of labor of foreign artists from the so-called ‘Global South’ locally
  • to give visibility to the political topics raised by the community of migrant artists in a new context of reception
  • to enrich the local art scene by sharing needed tools for culture criticism, decolonial perspectives, equality – representational ethics – agency politics – and distribution of privileges brought by the wide practical & personal experience of the members of our platform
  • to provide a safe exchange platform to share information and opportunities for mobility among art professionals
  • to make a solidarity bridge between culture workers who are seeking asylum, professional and/or personal support aid by the knowledge of Berlin-based culture professionals

 has a place for its network meetings at the project space of neue Häute | Ana Conda am Ufer Café – Collective research space & café bar

Uferstr. 23
c/o Uferstudios 
13357 Berlin-Wedding

The meetings of the network will be communicated through our website, facebook profile page and our newsletter. Sign up here and check our channels to be updated and learn more about how to participate in our network.


¡n[s]urgênc!as was initiated by Paz Ponce as a project organized and hosted by AGORA Collective e.V. – Center for Collaborative Practices in Berlin.
During its first two years, ¡n[s]urgênc!as platform was supported by the Berlin Senate for Culture & Europe under the funding pillar “Weltoffenes Berlin”. During 2018 under the modality of funding for networks, and in 2019 under the Fellowship format.

In 2020 we had a break due to the pandemia.

In 2021 ¡n[s]urgênc!as platform collaborated with Intervalo Fórum de Arte y Universidade Federal da Bahia in Brazil, and acted as a networking bridge and culture mapping program between established and emerging artists, curators and critics in both cities.

In 2022 ¡n[s]urgênc!as platform collaborates with neue häute e.V., a collective of artists and curators operating inside a new venue in Uferstudios, Ana Conda am Ufer Collective Research Space & Café-Bar. This organization is hosting one of the artists associated to, Andressa Cantergiani, supported by a year long Weltoffenes Berlin Fellowship.

El colectivo de Agora - Centro de Prácticas Colaborativas en Berlín - fue fundado en 2011 por un equipo multidisciplinar como espacio artístico independiente en Mittelweg 50, Berlín (Neukölln). Desde entonces Agora expandió su misión hacia un lugar donde diseñamos y experimentamos con modelos de trabajo colectivo, facilitando espacios de encuentro a través del arte como herramienta relacional dentro del contexto de las prácticas colaborativas y comunitarias.

El colectivo de Agora y los miembros de su equipo se orienta a la creación de modelos de producción cultural y educacional interdisciplinares, expresados en un programa de proyectos artísticos diverso e inclusivo que aborda problemáticas relevantes de la contemporaneidad. Agora Agora significa "ahora", en portugués, la lengua de los fundadores del colectivo y, casualmente en griego

Agora es el lugar de encuentro e intercambio, el sitio del mercado.

Agora es co-dirigido por Sheena McGrandles (IR), Paz Ponce (ES) y hasta 2019 por Caique Tizzi (BR)

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