Art might not change the world overnight but it can educate, open minds to new domains and underground potentialities.
ROSALUX is an artist-run space in which artistic production, presentation and reflection take place independently of commercial or institutional criteria. Its main objective is to follow, support and present the latest developments in terms of research and artistic practice.
ROSALUX believes in:
– the transformative potential of art and humanism
– artistic diplomacy as valorization of solidarity, international circulation, cooperation and encounters
– the artist-led approach in contemporary art and in the artist/curator as an inspiring force of emancipation
– the image as hospitality and the Other as a chance. Intellectual curiosity, openness to the Other and the constant exchange of ideas and visions allow us to grow.
Crucial to the founding of rosalux was the curiosity to know how contemporary artists respond artistically and discursively to the great aesthetic, social and political issues of our time. Equally important was the desire to develop and anchor an own international art program in Berlin and to become an active part of the change processes in the cultural landscape of the German capital. We are committed to artistic diversity: new media, transdisciplinary projects, conceptual art, installation art, performance and painting exhibitions are integral parts of the program. Today, rosalux looks back on 10 years of continuous program. Since 2007, we have shown works by more than 280 artists, 32 of whom presented their first solo exhibition in Berlin.
ROSALUX was first located near Brunnenstraße in Berlin-Mitte. It is named after the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, an urban interface between two creative districts of Berlin, Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg. The current venue is located in Berlin-Wedding.
Founding member of the Berlin network of independent project spaces:
Netzwerk unabhängiger Projekträume und -initiativen Berlin
Tiny Domingos (artist and managing curator) and Jaecki Lindenau (press & communication)