Fellows of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program 2021

The list of outstanding artists selected to receive Berlin residencies in 2021 is now set:

Visual Arts              

Olivia Botha, South Africa

Guerreiro do Divino Amor, Brazil

Shadi Habb Allah, Palestine / U.S.A.

Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Zimbabwe

Pallavi Paul, India

Supaparinya Sutthirat, Thailand


Albertina Carri, Argentina

Elia Suleiman, Palestine / The Netherlands

Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand


Taqi Akhlaqi, Afghanistan

Miguel Bonnefoy, Venezuela / France

Athena Farrokhzad, Sweden

Francesca Melandri, Italy

Fernanda Melchor, Mexico

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Kenya


Robert Machiri & Memory Biwa, Zimbabwe / South Africa / Namibia

Yara Mekawei, Egypt

Zsolt Sőrés, Hungary

The artists were selected by the following expert jury panel:

Visual Arts: Raphael Chikukwa, curator, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Gridhtiya Gaweewong, artistic director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok; Iman Issa, artist, Berlin; Lisette Lagnado, curator, 11th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art; Shubigi Rao, artist, curator, Kochi-Muziris Biennial 2020, Kerala; Franciska Zólyom, director Foundation Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig

Film: Birgit Kohler, co-director Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin; Karina Griffith, media artist and cinematologist, Berlin; Maria Mohr, film maker, Berlin; Cristina Nord, director Berlinale Forum, Berlin;

Enoka Ayemba, film curator and media consultant, Berlin; Biene Pilavci, film maker and actress, Berlin

Literature: Robin Detje, author and translator, Berlin; Ricardo Domeneck, literary critic, São Paulo / Berlin; Dominique Haensell, literary critic, Berlin; Anna Jäger, curator and translator, Berlin; Barbara Wahlster, author, journalist and critic, Berlin; Alexandra Ortiz Wallner, literary critic, Berlin

Music: Jessica Ekomane Etoua, musician, composer, sound artist, Berlin; Gregor Hotz, executive director Musikfonds, Berlin; Luka Mukhavele, musicologist and musician, Weimar/Mozambique; Emeka Ogboh, sound and installation artist, Berlin/Nigeria; Kirsten Reese, composer, sound artist, professor UdK, Berlin; Ute Wassermann, vocalist, composer, sound artist, Berlin

The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program awards internationally highly regarded fellowships. Since 1963, over 1000 outstanding international visual artists, authors, filmmakers, composers, and sound artists have been invited to live and work in Berlin. As part of its long-term support of artists, works by current and former guests are presented at the daadgalerie in Kreuzberg as well as at partner institutions in Berlin, around Germany and also abroad.

For further information, please contact Silvia Fehrmann, Director Artists-in-Berlin Program (

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