coven Berlin is a queer art collective focused on feminism, love, gender, and sexuality. Founded in 2013, it blossomed when some queers answered a Craigslist ad. Current members are Harley Aussoleil, Frances Breden, Lorena Juan, Judy Landkammer, Kiona Hagen Niehaus, and Louise Trueheart.
As a group, coven Berlin wants to create an open sphere to defy systemic violence and inequality, and is devoted to emotional processing, collective healing, political reassessment, paying fairly, and supportive time management strategies. The collective nurtures cultural work, in Berlin and online, in the form of embodied affective research and digital hybrid curatorial approaches, always with a breath of humor.
COVEN BERLIN puts on exhibitions, events, and runs an online magazine and newsletter. Our work has been shown at: ICI Berlin Writing Letters to Extraterrestrials (2021), Kunspunkt, Berlin Art Week SOMABOG (2021), feldfünf e.V. DANK MEMES 4 DANK TIMES, AN INVITATION TO SINK INTO THE BOG (2021), Galerie Im Turm, Berlin BURLUNGIS (2020); GMK Galeria, Zagreb EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL (2019); Project Space Festival, Berlin PROBAND WERDEN (2019); Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts, Prague Neodaddyism 💯 (2019); nGbk, Berlin LUCKY (2018); Schwules* Museum, Berlin EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL (2018); Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznań, Polen BEDTIME (2018); Hybrid Art Festival, Madrid Labor or Labor (2018).
COVEN is currently working on their theme AXE PULSE. AXE PULSE manifested an exhibition at feldfünf and Villa Merkel in Esslingen, in 2022, an exhibition at Gallery Škuc in Ljubljana in 2022 and Gallery Kula in Begrade in 2023, and is also a current open call for articles for the online magazine.