Bauhaus Residency 2020

The collectives for the Bauhaus Residency 2020 are known

Catalystas collective and Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor have been selected in an open call procedure for the Bauhaus Residency 2020. “The decisive factor was that these collectives are concerned with the city of Dessau and would like to work together with local residents – in a playful manner and in a way that addresses jointly formulated questions about the present,” the jury’s statement said. They will live in the Masters’ Houses for three months and work on Habitat, the annual topic of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The results and work processes will be presented in the Gropius House.

Catalystas collective is a collective of young women artists from Leipzig and Berlin. Carla Kienz, Maroua Krout and Johanna Richter work at the intersection of architecture, urbanism and performative artistic strategies. They invite us to reflect on living together and on urban or rural realities with their interventions in urban space and community-building actions.

The members of the Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudorcollective have been working together since 2000. In Dessau, they would like to deal with the relationship between social networks, data collection and monitoring technologies together with young people. The question of how individuals and communities can freely and democratically position themselves in the digital environment plays a central role.

In addition to the two collectives, the sculptor Inge Mahn and the writer Sujata Bhatt as well as the artist Jan Tichy and the writer Levin Westermann (enquired) are the residents in the newly conceived programme entitled Gropius House || Fictional. This is a cooperative project with the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig and the Literaturhaus Berlin.

The results and work processes will be presented in the Gropius House.

D a t e s   f o r  t h e   B a u h a u s   R e s i d e n c y   2 0 2 0 :

2 Apr 2020, 12.30 pm

Brown Bag Lunch: Gropius House || Fictional

Writer Sujata Bhatt interviewed by Florian Strob (Bauhaus Dessau Foundation)

Literaturhaus Berlin, Fasanenstraße 23, 10719 Berlin

Information and tickets


19 Apr 2020, 11 am

Gropius House || Fictional. Inge Mahn and Sujata Bhatt

Exhibition opening

Gropius House

Information, free admission


25 May 2020, 7.30 pm

Sujata Bhatt

Writer Sujata Bhatt presents her texts written in Dessau together with her German translator Jan Wagner.

Literaturhaus Berlin, Fasanenstraße 23, 10719 Berlin

More dates will follow.

© Bauhaus Dessau Foundation / Photo: Doreen Ritzau

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