There is hardly any other city whose creative and unconventional atmosphere attracts so many artists and young talents as Berlin. The BERLIN ART INSTITUTE grasps itself as part of this vibrant scene. As an independent location for artistic training and advanced training, the BAI makes use of the large selection of national and international artists in Berlin, generating its temporary and regular partners from this pool to make a broad and flexible teaching offer and individually respond to the needs of its participants.
The BAI provides all participants with a workplace, individual supervision, courses, projects, lectures, workshops, visits, and an interdisciplinary discussion forum. Our concept is based on the discourse and engagement with the individual artistic work, in which we and our lecturers and colleagues are involved. Our regular events with alternating artists, critics, curators etc. facilitate an exchange between the BAI participants and actors of contemporary art in Berlin and provide important stimuli and constructive critique in regard to maintaining and freely developing one’s own artistic position.
With its innovative concept of an international and contemporary art school, the BAI pursues the vision of advancing the relationship between art and training as a process of consciousness-raising in which the participants can discover and emancipate themselves. The BAI banks on a constructive and critical discourse on a par with all persons involved, whether beginners or professionals. The traditional master-student relationship contradicts the vision of the BAI.