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Berlin and Back Again: American University's Berlin Studio Program Exhibit Opening

  • Goethe-Institut 1990 K St NW, Suite 03 Washington, DC 20006 (map)

Berlin and Back Again: American University's Berlin Studio Program

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 – Friday, 29 April 2016
Goethe-Institut Washington, Goethe-Institut Gallery
No charge
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Opening with the artists on Wednesday, 16 March, 6 – 8 pm


This exhibition brings together past participants of the MFA Studio Berlin program, part of the Master of Fine Arts degree at American University. The program, running for the fourth time in the summer of 2016, provides an integrated experience in and connection to the vibrant contemporary arts community in Berlin during the students' 1.5 months in the city. For this exhibition, selected participants from each previous year of the program have been invited to show recent works and submit a statement about their experience in Germany and its impact on the development of their artwork.

Curated by Andy Holtin, director of the Berlin Studio Program.


Emily Francisco, 2013
Daniel Perkins, 2013
Nathan Mullins, 2014
Samantha Sethi, 2015
Jean Kim, 2015
Sarah Zuckerman, 2015

Andy Holtin received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture and Extended Media program. His work uses technological systems to create performative objects and interactive installations, incorporating an exploratory range of materials and processes. His work has been exhibited internationally at locations including Galerie35, Berlin, Germany; Museo Antropologico y de Arte Contemporaneo, Ecuador; Planetario Alfa Science and Culture Museum, Mexico; and nationally at museums, galleries, and universities from New York to Portland to Florida. Holtin has extensive experience working with the arts community in Berlin.

Gallery hours: M-Th 10 am – 6:30 pm; F 10 am – 2 pm