AUTUMN’MATIC

Open Studio and Exhibition in Berlin.

I am so pleased to invite you to our third open studio event of 2022!
Come to visit me and the wonderful artists’ team of the fantastic Studio4, our enchanting atelier in Friedrichshain, Berlin.
After an exciting and energized Summer, it is time to embrace the slowness and the changing.
Autumn is here to remind us that everything is cyclical, even the most perfect machine doesn’t last long if constantly used at its full power.
Time for some self-reparation, oiling the brain, and strengthening the mechanisms of the heart.

WHEN:
The exhibition: from Monday 19th September to Friday 23rd September – 12h-18h
Finissage event: Friday 23rd September – 17h-21h

WHERE:
Studio4 – Samariterstr. 4, 10247 Berlin

Looking forward to meeting you!

LOVE SICK SUMMER

Open Studio and Exhibition in Berlin.

I am so delighted to invite you to our second open studio event this year!
Come to visit me and the wonderful artists’ team of the fantastic Studio4, our charming atelier in Friedrichshain, Berlin.
After the spring filled our hearts and spirits, the summer is here to heal us and give us all the best energies we deserve to enjoy this magical time of the year.

WHEN:
The exhibition: from Monday 20th June to Friday 24th June – 12h-18h
Finissage event: Friday 24th June – 17h-21h

WHERE:
Studio4 – Samariterstr. 4, 10247 Berlin

Looking forward to meeting you!

more spring, less bullshit.

Open Studio and Exhibition in Berlin.

I am happy to invite you to our extraordinary Studio4 in Friedrichshain to honor the awakening of nature and our spirits! Come to visit our studio exhibition, see the magic place where the creation happens and have a good chat about faraway worlds and revolutionary visions, or whatever inspires you!

WHEN:
The exhibition: from Monday 21st March to Friday 25th March – 12h-18h
Finissage event: Friday 25th March – 17h-21h

WHERE:
Studio4 – Samariterstr. 4, 10247 Berlin

Looking forward to meeting you!

my berlin Artist studio upgrade!

I am so happy to share with you great news of this just started 2022:
my Berlin artist studio is getting bigger!

This year I had the fortune to enlarge my creative spot at our magic shared artists atelier Studio 4, in Friedrichshain, Berlin. Now I have an extra wall that opens a lot of new possibilities!
I know for someone having one more wall just 2x3m wide may look not that big improvement, but for me is such a blessing! Before that, I have played crazy Tetris with all my art supplies, stock of prints, packaging, and artworks, and now everything has finally found its place.

And together with my studio mate Marnie, we have made little but excellent upgrades: cleaned up the window, painted the facade and, last but not least, put up new wonderful window curtains, bleached and dyed by our Studio4 gal and great tattooist Delia of Both Worlds Tattoo (check her stunning and unique work).  
Love our new curtain, it makes the entrance so cozy! 
Furthermore, it allows us to have a little more privacy. Don’t take me wrong, we love to have the studio on the street side and the direct contact with the people passing by but, you know, also artists sometimes need privacy 😉

I have so many new ideas about my new studio spot!
Curious? Here are just a few examples:

  • Open Studio and Exhibition once per season (the first one arrives with Spring, more details coming very soon!)
  • The little portrait corner, so when you will come to my studio to pose for a portrait, we will have our privacy
    (you can find my custom portraits catalog on my online shop)
  • Creative meetings, to re-connect each other and share thoughts, inspiration, and revolutionary visions
  • Paint bigger, babe! Yes, I always wanted to paint people in full-scale!
    Wanna be one of the first to be painted in big?

And that’s everything for now.
I will leave you with some pics of the studio I’m proud of.
Stay tuned for being updated on events and news about our studio life!

Kikkake vol.2 – okinawa theater show

animation and scenography by Chiara Ciccarello

At the end of 2021, I was honored to be part of Kikkake vol.2, a great theatrical piece at Garaman Hall in Ginoza (Okinawa, Japan), for which I have created the scenography using frame by frame digital animation.
Like many other art and theater projects, our show has been postponed several times because of the pandemic. I was supposed to take part in 2 months artist residency organized by Garaman Hall in Ginoza, but in the end, the regulation to enter Japan from abroad was too strict, and I worked on the project from Berlin.

Thanks to the excellent team of performers, actors, musicians, and technicians, the show was a great success.
Congratulation to all the members of the team!
I hope we will meet again soon on your beautiful island, Okinawa.

(All pictures by Yuta Nakama)

AUTUMN OPEN STUDIO MARKET

Do you know that cozy, chaotic, colorful, and maybe a bit punky artists’ studio in the heart of Friedrichshain?
Yes, I’m talking about Studio4!
That’s the atelier I share with a bunch of great artists and friends!
And we are all super happy to invite you to our

AUTUMN OPEN STUDIO MARKET

Art, prints, original drawings and painitngs, and our personally selected flea-market assortment of second-hand clothes and little treasures to discover, furthermore you will have the chance to see where the magic happens every day!

COME TO VISIT US!

When: the 20th of November 2021, from 12h till 18h
Where: Studio4, Samariterstr.4, 10247 Berlin

Discuvry – a little lucky house

One year has gone by since the pandemic has narrowed our freedom of movement and connections.
In this uncomfortable world situation, it is very easy to lose our motivation and don’t be able to see anymore all the small things that have always inspired our life path.
So we have to keep our spirits up! 
And for this today I want to tell you the story of a wonderful project that is a symbol of courage, strength, and optimism.
It is the project of the little traveling house of Discuvry.

The story of discuvry tiny house

My husband, Yukihiro Taguchi, and I built this tiny house at the beginning of 2013, on the occupied area in Cuvry Straße, called precisely Cuvry-Brache (Cuvry-Fallow), in Berlin, an empty lot that was for a long time the last free piece of land on the Spree’s riverside that managed to resist the big gentrification process.
Building an illegal house in the center of a European capital just using scrap found wood and the strength of our hands? Yes, why not!
That time I was a fresh graduated building engineer just arrived in Berlin, and just met the crazy and fearless Japanese artist that, years later, would have become my husband. And so the Discuvry project born, as a daring and optimistic mixture of what we could have done better and together.

The project moved from a combination of different factors: 

  • the wish of creating a big art project able to generate a strong life-changing united to the desire to merge our art practice with the simple and essential sides of life; 
  • a great interest in the spontaneous process of society development, free of conventions imposed by the contemporary civilization; 
  • and, of course, the difficulty and limited possibility of renting an apartment in Berlin for artists and freelancers, especially stranger, summed to the increasing price of the house in the city for the strong and fast gentrification. 

Every single piece of wood that compose our house was collected by us on the streets of Berlin, cut by hand with our Japanese saws, and assembled by hammer and nails.
We didn’t imagine that our little house would have generated a chain reaction: many others started to build their own houses till the creation of a multicultural village with more than a hundred inhabitants!
Our life was re-organized according to the resources and characteristics of the place: living in the middle of a capital city like Berlin without having home electricity and running water; sharing our space and our time because in Cuvry-Brache there were no borders.

We have lived there for 18 months, and this time, when our life and our art are inextricably linked, is documented by the stop-motion video created by Yukihiro.

In September 2014 a big fire was set in the camp and the illegal anarchic village was evicted.

But the happy end of our story is that we could dismantle and save our house as artwork and since then it has been the happiest and luckiest house, traveling and been exhibited around the world, from Germany to Denmark even up to Japan!
None of us would have imagined that this small house, born in not the most favorable conditions, survived to the fire and bulldozers, would have such a long and adventurous life! 

Moral of the story: don’t let the most difficult situations scare your passions and keep taking action to make your dreams come true.  Action fuels motivation!

And now the great news!

Last year Discuvry house came back to Germany and waited for one year in Bochum to be built and lived again. And the time has come!
The Discuvry project will stand again on the beautiful beach of Silbersee II, in Haltern am See, in the frame of the open-air public exhibition Ruhr Ding: Klima organized by Urbane Künste Ruhr, an institution for contemporary art in the Ruhr region.

Ruhr Ding: Klima will be open to the public from the 8th of May 2021, in the safeness and respect of all covid hygiene measures.
Please visit us and our tiny artsy home on the beautiful lake in Haltern am See, and follow the project updates on Discuvry Instagram profile.

If you are curious about the origin of Discuvry check the full story on the project’s old website.
For more information about the exhibition please visit the Urbane Künste Ruhr Facebook page

Waiting to meet you on the beautiful Silbersee II and have a nice chat on the terrace of our tiny house, I wish you the most beautiful and inspiring spring!


WATCH THE FULL ILLUSTRATED DIARY OF DISCUVRY IN KANAZAWA