The Prater Galerie in Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg, one of the best-known and most vibrant quarters of the Pankow district, is a non-commercial venue for communicating and imparting contemporary art. It adopts an attitude of curiosity to new artistic positions and issues, and is open to a broad public. Because of the renovation of the historic Berlin Prater, the gallery has temporarily suspended operations and will reopen in 2024. As a communal gallery, it operates as part of the Department of Art and Culture within the Pankow District Authority’s Office of Further Education and Culture of Berlin.

Address

Currently:
Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin
Prater Galerie
Danziger Str. 101
10405 Berlin

Team

Director, Prater Gallery and Visual Arts Division
Lena Prents
Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin
Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur
FB Kunst und Kultur
Tel.: 030 90295-3832
lena.prents@ba-pankow.berlin.de

Trainee
Helena Doppelbauer
Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin
Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur
FB Kunst und Kultur
Tel.: 030 90295-3812
helena.doppelbauer@ba-pankow.berlin.de

Trainee
Tereza Havlíková

Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin
Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur
FB Kunst und Kultur
Tel.: 030 90295-3813
tereza.havlikova@ba-pankow.berlin.de

in cooperation and exchange with

Gabriela Zorn, Anja Stanislawski-Foest, Leska Ruppert (bilderbewegen e.V.):
Conception and Organization of Workshop for Young Adults
Prater KuBi

past collaborators

Katharina von Hagenow:

Trainee 2021-2024

Julie Rüter:
Project Management 2020 – 2023

Sonja Hornung and Lena Johanna Reisner:
Conception and Curation of exhibition projects “gegen/archive…”, “Fossil Experience” November 2021 – June 2022
Prater Galerie

Julian Kamphausen:
Conception and Curation of the Pilot Phase of Prater Digital 2020 – 2022
Prater Digital

Advisory committee

The prospect of the reopening of the Prater in 2021 offered a unique opportunity to reinvent a communal cultural institution within the Pankow district, at a central location in Prenzlauer Berg. The Department of Art and Culture at the Pankow District Authority’s Office of Further Education and Culture appointed an advisory committee of external experts to advise on the thematic focus of the Prater, and the committee developed fundamental principles together at comprehensive workshops held in 2019.
Particularly heartfelt thanks are due to the advisory committee for its many productive discussions, valuable impulses and generous willingness to engage with the open Prater process.

Participants were:

Boris Abel, artist and cultural mediator
Wibke Behrens, Koalition Freie Szene, nGbK (New Society for Visual Arts), Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft
Meriam Bousselmi, author and director
Nele Hertling, theatre scientist, cultural manager, Akademie der Künste
Sonja Hornung, artist
Tina Gadow (moderator in 2019)
Uwe Gössel, dramaturg, author, director
Dominique Krössin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe, personal advisor to Secretary of State for Culture
Christiane Lange, Haus für Poesie, deputy director
Julian Kamphausen, director and festival director, LAFT, PAP
Karla Sachse, artist
Ralf R. Ollertz, artistic director, cie. toula limnaios/ HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN
Christina Werner (as from autumn 2020), CEO Institut für Raumexperimente e.V. (Olafur Eliasson)