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); nGbk, Berlin LUCKY (2018); Schwules Museum, Berlin EXTRA+TERRESTRIAL (2018); Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Posen, Polen BEDTIME (2018); Hybrid Art Festival, Madrid Labor or Labor (2018). Their next project about adolescence as a queer metaphor, Axe Pulse, takes place in Villa Merkel, Esslingen, in May 2022.