Monday, September 17, 2012

Berlin Collective Event in Brooklyn This Fall: Artists that Work Between Berlin & NYC

BROOKLYN STUDIO VISITS with Berlin Collective Artists: Sept. 15, 2012

* First Studio Visit: Marcy Rosenblat (Clinton Hill),


* Second Studio Visit: Aziz + Cucher (Navy Yard),

Third Studio Visit: Amelie Chabannes (Red Hook),

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Video Screening with Madeline Stillwell


The first Berlin Collective video screening was an engaging and even slightly magical event! American artist Madeline Stillwell presented a selection of recent video works, documentation of her sculptural performances and installations.  This was followed by a lively discussion, moderated by host Mira O'Brien, the Berlin Collective Berlin Director. The event took place in her studio building in Kreuzberg. 
More of Madeline's work can be seen here

After the conversation with Madeline, all guests were invited out into the garden for a surprise performance by artist and musician Mark Golamco. Mark was visiting Berlin with his viola, and treated us to some enchanting songs! 

As guests trickled back inside, we screened the feature film "Pina" by Wim Wenders. We look forward to continuing this series, pairing artists with feature films and performances!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Shelf Life Opening April 25

Facebook event: here

More information on Berlin Collective website

Monday, February 13, 2012

Berlin Collective Artist Workshop in NYC for Valentine's Day/ Feb. 12, 2012 JEM Fabric Warehouse Art & Design

Valentine's Day Berry Dyeing Workshop at JEM
In collaboration with Berlin Collective February 12, 2012

Inspire, create and learn with artists in a super amazing treasure at
JEM Fabric Warehouse Art & Design Co-op

Berlin Collective is pleased to announce a collaborative event with JEM Fabric Warehouse Art & Design Co-op the Valentine's Day Berry Dyeing Workshop on February 12, 2012 from 2-5pm

JEM will be offering a one-day Valentine’s Day workshop with artist and JEM owner Michelle Zahabian. We will be dyeing using natural ingredients such as; cherries, roses, beets, and more to create RAD, rose colored cotton scarves with various dyeing techniques and exploring the use of resists. Explore 55 the idea of using words and shapes while playing with dye.

When: Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 2-5pm

Where: JEM Fabric Warehouse Art & Design Co-op, 355 Broadway Between Franklin & Leonard

Why: to explore, inspire, create and learn with artists in a super amazing treasure in NYC.

Price: $60 This price includes materials, beverages, artists, and a super fun time experimenting.

About Michelle Zahabian
Michelle Zahabian is a native New Yorker who loves working with watercolor paper, textiles, water, and liquid paints to show the world and the different energy that we live in. After graduating from Pratt in 2007, with a BFA is Art ED and Painting, a world of creating continued in both L.A and NY with very dedicated clients and kids supporting throughout the way. She worked with partnerships with schools all over the city as a teaching artist . In 2010 her and her brother Dave decided to open JEM, a fabric warehouse full of artists, that produces clothing, furniture and DIY workshops and classes. The arts and creating keeps us alive and forever changing, and JEM is the home Michelle and Dave made to support that thought. She loves the ocean, textiles and very much believes in a revolution…the youth is starting to change….

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About the Berlin Collective
Berlin Collective founded in 2009 by artist Nicole Cohen, as a platform for international cultural exchange to support U.S. Artists by giving them international exposure and to support U.S. artists based there.

Berlin Collective focuses on the connection between the U.S. and Berlin, Germany and beyond. We are an artist/ curator run collective based in NYC and Berlin. Our aim to provide exciting opportunities, knowledge and intellectual growth to art professionals by strengthening international exposure to their work, increase to U.S. artist’s who participate, and the development of American culture in the arts.

Based on the constant growth in population of artists in the U.S. and continuation of unclear business strategies and community opportunities for emerging, mid-career, and established artists to be in dialogue, the Berlin Collective offers a bridging and dialogue amongst art professionals. We host formal and informal events featuring artists. We hope to support new frontiers and alternative approaches for them to discover international possibilities within their professional careers. We believe in the growing global market, which will boost creative approaches and transform the arts at this time due to the evolving technological advancements and abilities to communicate equally internationally and locally.

For more information, contact Berlin Collective Creative Director at 917-868-5902 or visit


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Drawing Workshop Open House // January 15

Drawing Workshop Open House
at The Drawing Room

Sunday, January 15, 20123:00pm until 6:00pm

Mira's Studio: Wrangelstrasse 31a, Berlin (Kreuzberg)

3pm - 4pm Open Drawing Workshop
No experience necessary!

4:15 - Artist Talk Mira O’Brien
In the artist's studio!

Followed by Reception with Drinks!

Exhibition with work from the Fall Drawing Workshop!

Please join us and find out what the  Drawing Workshop has been up to! Participation is Free! Drawing materials provided.

The Winter Drawing Workshop starts Monday January 9, 6-9pm. 

or to Mira directly

We look forward to seeing you there!