EDUCATION

              M.A. Social Sculpture, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 2016

 

              B.Sc. Psychology, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, 2013

              Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins,

              University of the the Arts, London, 2009

              PROJECTS | PERFORMANCES | EXHIBITIONS


2020      / 05.11.-19.11.: Neukölln Stories - group exhibition,
              LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum, Nomadic Art, Berlin

              / 16.08. (posponed to 2021): Oh, das stresst mich wahnsinnig!- performance
    

              with and by: Vera Jessen, Guy Marsan, VillArte-Festival, Villatalla, Italy (Dramaturgy)

              / 23.07.-26.07.: Gebettet - installation in public space
              Sarah Drain, Mariam Frick in cooperation with: Gemeinde Hausen im Wiesental, Kunstverein Schopfheim,

              supported by: Gemeinde Hausen i. W., LBBW-Stiftung, Sparkasse Wiesental, VR-Bank Schopfheim-Maulburg

              / 19.06.- 21.06.: Online participation 48 Stunden Neukölln in the framework of Neukölln Stories, LiTE-HAUS

              Galerie + Projektraum, Nomadic Art, Berlin

              / Oh, das stresst mich wahnsinnig! - performance 


              with and by: Vera Jessen, Guy Marsan, Fleetstreet Theater Hamburg (Dramaturgy)

2019      / Lisilo-julikana | The Unknown - performance 
    

              in the framework of the interdisciplinary residency East African Soul Train, TaSUBa Arts College, Bagamoyo,    

              Tanzania (co-artistic direction together with Adam Chienjo)

              / The Mirror - installation in public space
              Jana Beckmann, Sarah Drain, Janna Nikoleit, Sophia Müller, Anja Cambria, Kilian Peters, Vasylysa 

              Shchogoleva, Zahi Asa, Gassan Ali, Liron Monitz, Alex Rosenfeld, 72 Hours Urban Action, Jena Lobeda

2018      / Signals, Resonating Revolutions - exhibition
              Artúr van Balen, Sarah Drain, Tomas Espinosa, Freya Schmidt as Tools for Action, Revolutionszentrum im 

              Podewil, in the framework of: 100 Years of Revolution – Berlin 1918/19, Kulturprojekte Berlin, Berlin

              / Signals, Resonating Revolutions - participatory performance for the opening of: 100 Jahre Revolution – Berlin

              1918/19, Kulturprojekte Berlin
              Artúr van Balen, Sarah Drain, Tomas Espinosa, Freya Schmidt als Tools for Action, im Auftrag von Kulturprojekte

              Berlin, in collaboration with Tänzer ohne Grenzen e.V., Berlin

              / Home | Unknown - a dialogue - interactive experience / performance
              in the framework of: The Compass // EAST : NORTH, Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin (co-artistic direction

              together with Adam Chienjo)

2017       / Presence(s) - installation and participatory social sculpture process

              Social Sculpture Research Platform, Konferenz, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

              / Presence(s) - installation and participatory social sculpture process

              Fringe Arts Bath, Bath
 

2016      / Presence(s) - installation and participatory social sculpture process  

              inside[OUTSIDE] MA Interdisciplinary Arts Festival, Fusion Arts, Oxford

              / Chairs - participatory intervention 

              inside[OUTSIDE] MA Interdisciplinary Arts Festival, Fusion Arts, Oxford

              / Stick Apart - performance in public space  

              Maria Plotnikova, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (artistic advice, performance)

              / Stick Apart - performance in public space  

              Maria Plotnikova, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath (artistic advice, performance)

              / Stick Apart - performance in public space   

              Maria Plotnikova, OVADA Gallery, Oxford (artistic advice, performance)

2015      / The Cupcake Escape - installation and conversation   

              Sona Dobajova, Sarah Drain, Contemporary Arts Research Conference, CARU, Oxford Brookes University

              / Doesn’t really Mattress - installation in public space

              Jana Beckmann, Sarah Drain, Sigita Simona Paplauskaite, Martin Abbott, Sophia Müller, Shabby Shabby  

              Apartments, Raumlabor Berlin, Kammerspiele München, Munich

              / Risk the Shit Show - participatory event and video-installation as part of the thematic residency on artistic

              collaboration

              invited artists: Marco Berardi Nicole Cataldo-Davies, Hannes Hellstrom, Keith Lim, Katherine McBride, Kari

              Robertson, Gelegenheiten, Berlin (concept, organisation, direction: Sarah Drain and Heather Purcell)

2014      / Fictional State. Trilogie des Zusammenlebens Vol. 3. - performance-clubbing
    

              Direction: Franz von Strolchen, Fleetstreet Theater, Hamburg (directors assistant

              / Darkroom-Performance - participatory performance

              Part*perform, Butendiek-Festival, Ateliergemeinschaft Fährstieg 6, Hamburg

2013      / Cough for Coal - campaign against fossil fuels, inflatable lung sculpture, Atúr van Balen, Sarah Drain, Matthies

              Stetter, Tools for Action, Berlin (co-design and construction of the sculpture)

2012      / Darkroom-Performance - participatory performance
              in the framework of: Part*perform, Gängeviertel, Hamburg

 

2010      / El Martillo Project - inflatable sculpture

              im Rahmen eines partizipativen Workshops, Electric Eclectic Collective (jetzt: Tools for Action), Galerie OKK,  

              Berlin (co-design and construction of the sculpture)

2009      / In-Dividuality, foto- and videoinstallation
              Final Exhibition, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Byam Shaw School of Arts, London


              ARTISTIC DIRECTION

 

2019      / EAST19. East African Soul Train - interdisciplinary residency
              creative direction: Geraldine Hepp, production: Poppy Spowage, cooperation with: CDEA, TaSUBa Arts

              College, BASATA, supported by: Burning Man, Techne, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Mwanza,

              Bagamoyo, Tansania (co-artistic direction with Adam Chienjo)

2018      / The Compass // EAST : NORTH - 2018  - thematic residency on Berlin’s colonial history        

              Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin (artistic co-direction with Adam Chienjo)

2015      / Risk the Shit Show - thematic residency on artistic, non-hierarchical collaboration,
              invited artists : Marco Berardi Nicole Cataldo-Davies, Hannes Hellstrom, Keith Lim, Katherine McBride, Kari

              Robertson, supported by: Quartiersmanagement Neukölln         

              Gelegenheiten, Berlin (concept, organisation, direction in collaboration with Heather Purcell)

2013      / Butendiek-Festival - interdisciplinary arts festival
 

              Ateliergemeinschaft Fähre 6, Hamburg (idea, artistic co-direction, co-organisation, co-curation)


              GRANTS 

2020      / Project funding: Gemeinde Hausen im Wiesental

              / Project funding: LBBW-Stiftung

              / Research residency 'Aussteigen-auf-Zeit', Kloster Dornach
  

              Dornach, Switzerland

2016      / Residency, Fusion Arts, Oxford

2015      / Project funding: Quartiersmanagement Neukölln

              COMPETITIONS | AWARD


2019      / 72 Hours Urban Action, Competition, Jena

2017      / MA Programs in Interdisciplinary Arts Practice Prize: Social Sculpture for Presence(s), Oxford Brookes

              University, Oxford
 

2015      / Shabby Shabby Apartments, Competition, Raumlabor Berlin, Kammerspiele München    

              TEACHING | ACADEMIC WORK


2017       / Qualifikation as ‘Associate Lecturer’, Centre for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Oxford Brookes

              University, Oxford

2016|17  / Guest Lecturer, MA Social Sculpture, School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

              / Research Assistant, Social Sculpture Research Unit, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

              / Internship Social Sculpture Research Unit bei Prof. Shelley Sacks, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford


              WORKSHOPS | PRESENTATIONS


2020        / (partly postoned) Die Straßen im ‘Afrikanischen Viertel’ - book project with children (grade 6)

              Tuna Arkun, Sarah Drain, MiK Jugendkunstschule, Berlin

2019      / Urban Myth - book project with children (grade 4),

              MiK Jugendkunstschule, Berlin

              / EAST goes for a swim… - presentation of Eat African Soul Train,

              Poppy Spowage, Sarah Drain, with a performance by Erik 1key, Das Archipel, Hamburg

2015      / Together in the Dark, workshop in the framework of: Risk the Shit Show, Gelegenheiten Berlin

2012      / The El Martillo Project - talk

               together with Artúr Van Balen, Jakub Simcik in the framework of a workshop by the Laboratory of   

              Insurrectionary Imagination at Über-Lebenskunst Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

              PUBLICATIONS

 

2020      / Martina Becker, Sarah Drain, Jeremy Knowles, Marta Medvesek, Karl Ingar Røys,  Pablo Santacana, Jun

              Suzuki. (2020) "Artist Questions" Neukölln Stories. Zine 1. Ed. Nomadic Art and LiTE HAUS Gallery. Berlin:

              nomadicArt Press. self-publishing.

2012      Drain, Sarah (2012) How to make a Hammer. In: The El Martillo Project, Artúr van Balen, Jakub Simcik, Kristin

              Gertz, Paul Pistorius, Wivenhoe, New York, Port Watson: Minor Compositions

 

© 2020 Sarah Drain