EDUCATION

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

              Thesis: Presence(s)
 

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

              Thesis: Aus der Übereinstimmung mit den Anderen heraustreten - Zum Umgang mit Scham in der Moderation 
              von egalitären politischen Gruppen


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

              University of the the Arts, London, 2009

              PROJECTS | EXHIBITIONS


2020      05.11.-05.12.: Neukölln Stories - group exhibition,
              LiTE-HAUS Galerie + Projektraum, Nomadic Art, Berlin

 

              18.09. - 17.10.: DA SIND WIR - PUBLIC WOMEN, installation| workshop | walk

              in cooperation with Jana Beckmann (flex) and Janna Nikoleit (flex), LOCALIZE Festival 2020, Potsdam

              16.08. (posponed): 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

2019      Oh, das stresst mich wahnsinnig! - performance 


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

              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
              Graduation Exhibition, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Byam Shaw School of Arts, London


              GRANTS | COMPETITIONS | AWARD

2020      Project funding: Gemeinde Hausen im Wiesental

              Project funding: LBBW-Stiftung

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

              Dornach, Switzerland

 

2019      72 Hours Urban Action, Competition, Jena

 

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

              University, Oxford

2016      Residency, Fusion Arts, Oxford

2015      Project funding: Quartiersmanagement Neukölln
 

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

 

              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)

  
              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
 

2015-     Workshops for different groups (children, young adults, adults)


              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.

 

              Sarah Drain (2020) weil ich fand es reicht, nomadicRadio Session N13 8th December 2020 from 8:30pm-

              9:00pm ColaboRadio, as part of Neukölln Stories, Artists: Sarah Drain, Marta Medvesek und Jun Suzuki 
              (https://www.nomadicart.org/NOMADIC-RADIO-1)

 

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