Summer break

We're taking a summer break! The gallery will be closed from 27.07. – 20.08.2024.

Interview

Rachel Youn transforms discarded objects into dynamic kinetic sculptures, exploring themes of movement, failure, and human interaction. In this interview, Youn talks to Phillip Edward Spradley for FAD magazine about their latest works, detailing the creative process and the technical challenges of turning mundane items into compelling installations.

NEW ADDRESS!

Soy Capitán is excited to announce its relocation to Lindenstr. 34 in Berlin-Kreuzberg. After 11 successful years at Prinzessinnenstr. 29, the gallery is starting a new chapter while remaining within the vibrant and emerging contemporary art scene of Kreuzberg. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks for the incredible support we've received over the past years and warmly invite everyone to visit us at our new premises!

Gallery Weekend Berlin

We are excited to announce our inaugural collaboration with artist Reinhard Voigt (b.1940) during Gallery Weekend. Join us in celebrating the grand opening in our new premises at Lindenstraße 34 on April 26th, from 6 to 9 pm! 26.04.–15.06.2024

Tangente St. Pölten

Local graffiti artists are creating a tribute to Klara Hobza's long term endeavor Diving Through Europe for Tangente St. Poelten - a festival for contemporary culture in St. Pölten, Austria. You can find the large scale graffiti piece on Willi-Gruber-Brücke, which crosses the river Traisen from May 1 - October 6, 2024.

Edition

Out Now! We are delighted to present the new edition by Grace Weaver, available through Soy Capitán. Two-color lithograph on Büttenkarton BFK Rives, 250g/sqm; Size: 53 x 42 cm, Image size: 69 x 57 cm; Edition of 30 + 10 A.P. + 2 P.P.; Numbered and signed on the front.

Catalogue

Grace Weaver’s catalogue on the occasion of her exhibition “Steps” in 2020 in New York with text contributions by Susan Thompson is out now. Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.

Catalogue

The catalog titled "11 Women" with text contributions by Eric P.S. Degenhardt and Grace Weaver is available now. Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.

Catalogue

Paloma Proudfoot is featured in the publication “Boobs in the Arts: Fe:male Bodies in Pictorial History”. The book is a compendium of images spanning different eras, art movements, and discourses which bring together various artistic positions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present in chronological order.

Texte zur Kunst

Grace Weaver's lithograph “Hotel Amour” (2023) is now available as a limited edition at Texte zur Kunst. The motif, which references Henri Matisse and Jean-Luc Godard's “Le Mépris”, is part of a new work series the artist is working on. Click the image to get your own edition.

ARTISSIMA, Turin

The gallery participated in this year's ARTISSIMA in Turin with a solo presentation by Paloma Proudfoot. 03.-05.11.2023

YUZ Museum

Grace Weaver's first institutional solo exhibition “Painters & Portraits” in China takes place at YUZ Museum (Project Space of Art) in Shanghai from 28.10.2023–25.02.2024.

ROTTERDAM

Rachel Youn is participating in the group exhibition “Petromelancholia” curated by Alexander Klose. The exhibition deals with the all-encompassing presence of petroleum and the enormous consequences of life after oil. “Petromelancholia” contemplates the legacy of the oil era and the new meaning that the past will undoubtedly acquire in the future. On view at BRUTUS, Rotterdam until November 19th, 2023

Gallery Weekend Festival

“Mamá y Papá” by Yi Ten Lai was part of Gallery Weekend Festival, during Berlin Art Week. The performance was held at Studio Mondia 16.09.2023

Gallery Weekend Festival

Eli Cortiñas’ video “Not Gone With the Wind” was screened within the frame of the Short Feature Program during Gallery Weekend Festival, as part of Berlin Art Week. 16.09-17.09.2023 at Studio Mondial on Kurfürstendamm.

Künstlerhaus Dortmund

Klara Hobza was part of the group exhibition “love/love” at Künstlerhaus Dortmund. In the inclusive and participatory exhibition artists present paintings, chemigrams, videos, installations and performances on the theme of love, transforming the Künstlerhaus into a walk-in stage. 19.08.–01.10.2023

RIB Rotterdam

The exhibition “Part 2: The Ribbon-Cutting Approach” at RIB, Rotterdam featured new charcoal studies by Shahin Afrassiabi. The portraits are based on a photograph taken by Francis Goodman of Francis Bacon in 1971.

Goldsmiths CCA

Paloma Proudfoot was featured in “Unruly Bodies”, a group exhibition at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art in London. Showcasing thirteen women and non-binary artists, the exhibition presents artworks that explore the experience of embodiment today. 30.06–27.08.2023.

Pinakothek der Moderne

Work by Matthias Dornfeld was featured in the group exhibition “Ungekämmte Bilder: Art from 1960 Onwards” from the collection of Herzog Franz Von Bayern at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. 12.05.–03.10.2023

Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

Klara Hobza's Animaloculomat was on view at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn this summer, as part of the group show “INTERACTIONS”. Curated by Susanne Kleine, the exhibition invites interactive play, utilising visual languages, dance, music and sound as universal forms of communication. 30.04.–15.10.2023.

Galerie im Körnerpark

Paloma Proudfoot was part of “Contours of Grief”, a group exhibition examining loss and mourning through various artistic media at Galerie im Körnerpark. 03.03.–18.05.2023

Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center

Rachel Youn was part of “Ecologies of Elsewhere” at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, on view from 10.02.–06.08.2023.

Catalogue

Check out the catalogue for “24h”! Grace Weaver was part of this group exhibition with Super Super Markt, at BRAUNSFELDER, an exhibition space in Cologne.

Press

A new article on the work of Eli Cortiñas, written by Gillian Nicole Osborne for Berlin Art Link. Her work critiques assistive technologies that endorse and enforce regressive heteronormative standards of femininity, and dissects culture biases and gender tropes in Artificial Intelligence that dehumanize and disempower women.

Oldenburger Kunstverein

Matthias Dornfeld had a solo show at Oldenburger Kunstverein. In “L’Amour Change Tout”, Dornfeld assembled an eccentric cast, an inventory of warped classical painterly motifs: the portrait, the landscape, the still life, the abstract. 25.11.2022–05.02.2023

London

Paloma Proudfoot's latest solo exhibition “The Memory Theatre” was on view at Bosse & Baum in London. 18.11.2022–28.01.2023

THE NAUGHTON GALLERY

Rachel Youn’s work is featured in a group exhibition at the Naughton Gallery at Queen's University in Belfast, one of Northern Ireland's leading contemporary art spaces. The exhibition, titled “NGXX”, marks the twentieth anniversary of the gallery. The show examines politics, the environment, race, sexuality, family and heritage via painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, illustration, tattoos and textiles. 13.10.22–29.01.23

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

Work by Rachel Youn is included in a group exhibition at The National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome, curated by Gerardo Mosquera. The exhibition takes its title, “Hot Spot”, from a work of the same name by Mona Hatoum, a large installation in iron and neon depicting environmental catastrophe. 24.10.2022–26.02.2023

KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION

As we globalise and digitise, the physical spaces in which we work adapt. Featuring work by Eli Cortiñas, Julia Höner curates a group exhibition entitled “Landscapes of Labour”, examining the social, political and ecological shifts that occur as our work structures evolve. 25.08.2022–08.01.2023

Super Super Markt

Grace Weaver is part of a group exhibition with Super Super Markt, at BRAUNSFELDER, an exhibition space in Cologne for international contemporary art. 31.08.–05.11.2022

CATALOGUE

Out now! You can now purchase the catalogue for the exhibition “Dem Wasser Folgen” at Kunsthalle Bielefeld, featuring work by Klara Hobza.

Neue Galerie Gladbeck

Grace Weaver is part of “HOW TO & KNOW-HOW”, a group exhibition at Neue Galerie Gladbeck, curated by Luisa Schlotterbeck, in collaboration with her predecessor Gerd Weggel. 26.08.–23.10.2022

CATALOGUE

Out now! You can now view and read the catalogue for “off the beaten rack” curated by Nantje Wilke at KIT – Kunst im Tunnel in Dusseldorf, featuring work by Paloma Proudfoot.

Kunstverein Braunschweig

Kunstverein Braunschweig presents Eli Cortiñas' extensive body of work in her first institutional solo show in Germany. The exhibition, curated by Nuno de Brito Rocha and Benedikt Johannes Seerieder, brings together major works from the last 10 years and presents installations newly conceived especially for the exhibition at Villa Salve Hospes. 02.07.–02.10.2022

KUNST IM TUNNEL, DUSSELDORF

Paloma Proudfoot will be part of the exhibition “off the beaten rack” curated by Nantje Wilke at KIT – Kunst im Tunnel in Dusseldorf. The exhibition shows sculptures and objects which explore the possibilities of extending and imitating the human body, for example by means of prostheses, instruments or tools. 25.06.–18.09.2022

Wilhelm Hallen

After the pandemic brought about the demise of so many cultural events, the group exhibition K60 was created to highlight the importance of collaboration and support among galleries, to unify and bolster the Berlin art scene. Launched in 2020, by the galleries alexander levy, BQ, ChertLüdde, Klemm's, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Plan B and PSM, we are delighted to participate this year for the third edition, banding together with so many wonderful galleries that make Berlin’s scene particularly strong and special! 10.09.–18.09.2022

Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Klara Hobza will be part of the group exhibition “Dem Wasser Folgen” at Kunsthalle Bielefeld. The exhibition with works by around fifty international artists and selected contemporary positions from the Kunsthalle's collection addresses current, cultural, political, economic and ecological aspects of water. 04.06.–16.10.2022

Bold Tendencies London

Paloma Proudfoot's commissioned work “Grief is recognised as a friend”, for this year's Bold Tendencies summer programme, includes glazed ceramic figures resting on a purple wooden structure - a form inspired by medieval cadaver monuments. 26.05.–17.09.2022

Villa Merkel

Grace Weaver is taking part in “How (Not) to Fit In – Metaphern der Adoleszenz”, a group show at Villa Merkel in Esslingen. The exhibition, curated by Benedikt Johannes Seerieder, brings together artistic contributions that open up intersectional perspectives on adolescence, as well as on adolescence as a metaphor, for social dynamics. 08.05.–17.07.2022

Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

Klara Hobza is part of the exhibition “Identität nicht nachgewiesen” presenting new acquisitions of the Federal Collection of Contemporary Art, Germany at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn. 07.05.–03.10.2022

KUNSTHALLE BIELEFELD

Klara Hobza’s solo exhibition “Zustand: Durchlässig - Dem Wasser folgen (Prolog)” will be on view at Kunsthalle Bielefeld from 29.01.–15.05.2022.

SCCA (Savanah Center for Contemporary Art), Ghana

Eli Cortiñas is participating in “Existing Otherwise – The Future of Coexistence” – an Exhibition and Reschooling Programme taking place at SCCA Tamale (Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art) in Ghana. Curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Ibrahim Mahama and Isabel Lewis. 14.01.–30.04. 2022

Bundeskunstsammlung

We’re pleased to announce that works by Matthias Dornfeld and Klara Hobza have been acquired by The Federal Collection of Contemporary Art, Germany.

Catalogue

Out now! Catalogue accompanying the exhibition “Thinking like an Octopus, or: Tentacular Grasp” at Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen with contributions on Eli Cortiñas and Klara Hobza. Edited by Julia Katharina Thiemann / Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, published by DISTANZ Verlag.

Online Exhibition

Klara Hobza is featured in Gregory Volk's online exhibition “Contact” as part of “What is Normal”, an online curatorial platform. “What is Normal” is a three-part collaboration between Radiator Gallery, New York, and Structura Gallery, Sofia. It takes place online while creating a unique curatorial platform for the exchange of ideas, presented in a series of exhibitions.

Rib Rotterdam

Shahin Afrassiabi is part of the group show “Part 1: Survival of the Fittest: the big toe of little big man” at Rib Rotterdam. The show takes place within the long-term program “The Last Terminal: Reflections on the Coming Apocalypse” from 24.09.2021–31.12.2023.

The 6th Ural Biennial

Eli Cortiñas as part of The 6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art curated by Adnan Yıldız, Çağla Ilk & Assaf Kimmel on view until 05.12.2021.

London

Paloma Proudfoot as part of PROUDICK (together with London based ceramic artist Lindsey Mendick) presents “Today but not today” at Hannah Barry Gallery in London. On view until 06.11.2021.

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum

Klara Hobza and Eli Cortiñas are part of “Thinking like an Octopus, or: Tentacular Grasp”, a group exhibition curated by Julia Katharina Thiemann at the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen. The exhibition takes up reflections to question the existing animal-human relationship. On view until 08.01.2022.