Sommerakademie in Zentrum Paul Klee

From August 13 - 23, 2014 this year`s Sommerakademie will take place accompanied by a series of public events.

We would be delighted to inaugurate the Academy 2014 on August 15, 2014 together with you. Guest Curator Raimundas Malašauskas will introduce us to the theme and the 12 selected international Fellows (artists, curators, critics) will present themselves.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Auditorium, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

Peter Fischer, Director Zentrum Paul Klee
Jacqueline Burckhardt, Director Sommerakademie
Raimundas Malašauskas, Guest Curator 2014
Presentations by 12 Fellows
Book Launch Publication Sommerakademie 2013

Afterwards you will get the opportunity to get in touch with the artists by joining a Standing Dinner, sponsored by the Cantonal Bank of Berne BEKB│BCBE.

Public Events

The following public events of the Sommerakademie will take place at the Botanical Garden of Bern BOGA. We look forward to your participation!

The complete public programme please find here:


Guest Curator Raimundas Malašauskas

Raimundas Malašauskas, Foto by: Stelios Kallinikou

This year`s Sommerakademie will be led by the lithuanian curator and author Raimundas Malašauskas. Born in Vilnius he curates all over the world. Recently he worked as one of the agents of documenta13, Kassel 2012. At the Biennale Venedig 2013 he curated the pavilions of Lithuania and Cyprus.

Theme: "HR"

Hermann Rorschach, Archiv und Sammlung Hermann Rorschach, Universitätsbibliothek Bern

The initials HR relate to the Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach who developped the so-called Rorschach-Test.Reffering to his psychiodiagnostic "Inkblot-Test", which fascinates artists and schientist still today, the Sommerakademie will explore also other senses of HR, like for example „Human Resources“.


Raimundas Malašauskas invited the following eight international Speakers. They will deliver internal workshops, public lectures and film screenings in English during the Academy.

Agency (Belgium)

Christian Bök (Canada)

Denise Ferreira Da Silva (UK)

Ieva Misevičiūtė (USA)

Rosalind Nashashibi (UK)

Paul Perry (UK)

Michael Portnoy (USA)

Damion Searls (USA)


The interest to participate in the Sommerakademie 2014 was enormous and we are pleased that the members of the Jury selected the following twelve young artists/curators out of 160 outstanding applications from 40 countries for this year’s Academy:

Igshaan Adams (South Africa)

Alan Bogana (Switzerland)

Crystal Z Campbell (USA)

Audrey Cottin (France)

Morten Norbye Halvorsen (Norway)

Jacopo Mazzetti (Italy)

Gerda Paliušytė (Lithuania)

Alexander Provan (USA)

Margit Säde Lehni (Estonia)

Lucy Stein (United Kingdom)

Juan Diego Tobalina Montoya (Peru)

Kym Ward (United Kingdom)

We look forward to an exciting and enriching Sommerakademie 2014!



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