Christian Y. Schmidt

My studio is not my studio. Just my flat. In Berlin and in Beijing. What I do in one sentence: Writing from a different angle. Sometimes also from the other side. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Too stupid or too clever. I still…

Marcela Moraga

My studio is my forest. What I do in one sentence: I share a critical thought from experimentation, from the absurd, from the ephemeral, and from humour. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I don’t want a proper job. An artwork I dream of…

Varvara & Mar

Our studio is our working place. What we do in one sentence: We realise our ideas and keep alive our artworks. Why we didn’t get a proper job: We are too passionate to make art instead of working just for money. But many times we…

Rajkamal Kahlon

My studio is my space of complete freedom. What I do in one sentence: I talk to the dead. Why I didn’t get a proper job: What is a proper job? An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and…

Lucas Gutierrez

My studio is my desktop. What I do in one sentence: “… you produce subversive, casual-ironic and at the same time formal and artisan precise projects dealing with the presence and future of the digital culture…” (Copied from an e-mail I received) Why I didn’t…

Tomoyuki Ueno

My studio is my laboratory where my dreams should come true though usually flies come to. What I do in one sentence: I see the sky and the ground at the same time. Why I didn’t get a proper job: There is no reason. Since…

Radio Papesse

My studio is … Ilaria: my studio is my studio is my studio… Carola: wherever I am. I guess my head and my ears. What we do in one sentence: Radio, in many diverse ways. Why we didn’t get a proper job: It is a…

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt

My studio is my sanctuary. What I do in one sentence: Trusting to chance. Why I didn’t get a proper job: To discover myself. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: I would love to…

Max Prosa

My studio is my temple. What I do in one sentence: Narration in songs. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Oh, it is very proper for me to do it. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and…

Tracey Snelling

My studio is my home (actually it usually is — I prefer live/work situations). But also, my studio and work have always grounded me and helped me to feel at home, regardless of where it’s located at the time. What I do in one sentence:…

Robert Lippok

My studio is my maze of thoughts and creation. Many ideas never find the exit. What I do in one sentence: build, destroy, rebuild in all kinds of media. Why I didn’t get a proper job: because nine to five is just not enough. An…

Dirty Doering

My studio is my home. What I do in one sentence: I’m living my dream. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I’m too stupid for a proper job. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were…

Jenny Brosinski

My studio is my space-time capsule. What I do in one sentence: I research, I ask, I fail – I paint. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I wanted to become an American Indian, that did not work because of my blond hair and…

Hans Unstern

My studio is my sunny space in the basement and the garden above. What I do in one sentence: I write songs for lyrics and build harps for the songs. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I find my job is proper. An artwork…

Camille Laurelli

My studio is my living room. What I do in one sentence: I do whatever I want. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I have a proper job. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were…

Laura Põld

My studio in Tallinn is a peaceful place where I can hide away from everyday tasks and enjoy privacy, establish my own rhythm, think and plan projects, read, write, work on different things. It is also an archive, library, a meeting place, a kitchen. What…

Lothar Böhme

My studio is my Arbeitsraum, trotz dem ich das Wort Arbeit gar nicht so gern habe. Man macht das eben, was man machen will. What I do in one sentence: Ich versuche meinen vielen Bildern ein neues Bild hinzu zu packen. Why I didn’t get…

Liisi Eelmaa

My studio is my temple. Where can I get in touch with my better self. What I do in one sentence: Materializing thoughts. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Difficult to say what is the “proper job” and what is not. How an alien…

Klaus Killisch

My studio is my heaven and hell on earth. What I do in one sentence: I transform my notion of zeitgeist into personal-punk-pop-collage-paintings. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Doing artwork is the best I can imagine for myself. An artwork I dream of…

Trak Wendisch

My studio is my Ichgehäuse. What I do in one sentence: Ich mache Bilder, Skulpturen, Objekte, Installationen, alles, was ich will. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Ist eine absurde Frage. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time…

Alanna Lawley

My studio is my mirror, a space in flux, needing constant re-negotiation under scrutiny. What I do in one sentence: I make work about how we take our environment for granted, resulting in a legacy of disconnected, fragmented experiences in space. Why I didn’t get…

Alex Flemming

My studio is my Concorde. What I do in one sentence: I fly. Why I didn’t get a proper job: The only possibility for me was to become a pilot. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money…

Bernd Begemann

My studio is my living room. What I do in one sentence: I re-evaluate moments, places and people, glorifying them in songs if I need them to live on or exorcise them if I need them to vanish. Why I didn’t get a proper job:…

Frank Spilker

My studio is my Rehearsal Room – Office – Workspace – Mespace – Barbecue Space. What I do in one sentence: I create stories with music and music with stories. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Couldn’t become a pilot. Much to tall. An…

Aiko Tezuka

My studio is my The place to return to. What I do in one sentence: Trying to make something that I haven’t seen so far. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I want to try it once if I have time and two bodies.…

Ostberlin Androgyn

Our studio is a bubble, a space which allows to switch off everything else, get lost in ideas and loose track of time. Spoke: It’s a space for sessions and recordings I share with my live band Psychedelic Orchestra, Echoez, and Ostberlin Androgyn and which…

Song-Ming Ang

My studio is my workplace. (Sorry, I’m boring.) What I do in one sentence: I make art about music, but it usually ends up being about something else. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Being an artist is a proper job – I don’t…

Robert Henke

My studio is a necessity. What I do in one sentence: working with computers, lasers and sound. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I did, I co-created a very successful software and still work at the company. An artwork I dream of and I…

Miriam Vlaming

My studio is my place of desire and possibilities. What I do in one sentence: I do paint. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Not challenging. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: I…

Pilocka Krach

My studio is my friend. What I do in one sentence: make people happy. Why I didn’t get a proper job: got fired. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: Michelangelo Sixtinische Kapelle. Artists, I…

T.Raumschmiere

My studio is my studio. What I do in one sentence: i do (mostly) electronic music. from ambient to dirty electro-punk. (oh, that’s two sentences, sorry 😉 Why I didn’t get a proper job: ?? i have a proper job. i do music. entertain people.…

Shira Wachsmann

My studio is my place where I am visualizing my thoughts and ideas. What I do in one sentence: Generally I do what I love. More specific at the moment I am researching how historical memory shapes the landscape and how historical memory is transmitted…

Stefan Roigk

My studio is my hidden lodge. What I do in one sentence: i transform sonic impressions into 3 dimensional arrangements. Why I didn’t get a proper job: after school i tried to become a typescript editor/layouter… but it was the time when dtp came up…

Ornella Fieres

My studio is my lab. What I do in one sentence: I analyze the transitions between the analog and digital space, as well as the transformation of data in the attempt to capture and transmit moments via recording technologies. Why I didn’t get a proper…

Craig Dyer

My studio is my borrowed space for borrowed time. What I do in one sentence: Attempt to create something that I myself would enjoy. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I did. It didn’t last very long. An artwork I dream of and I…

Lukas Glinkowski

My studio is my girlfriend. What I do in one sentence: being inside my girlfriend. Why I didn’t get a proper job: – An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: – Artists, I have on…

Wolfgang Flad

My studio is more than a workspace. I built my own little world, and it’s a social place. What I do in one sentence: I take wood and build sculptures, then I take my sculptures and build installations out of it. Why I didn’t get…

Paul Frick

My studio is my galaxy. What I do in one sentence: I write music pieces. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Cause I was lucky to always survive without one. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and…

Bärnd Nettmann

My studio is my living room. What I do in one sentence: Whatever I want. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Of course I still also have a proper job. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and…

Anne Duk Hee Jordan

My studio is my… I have been evicted of my favourite studio. What I do in one sentence: Im inventing, creating, cooking, thinking, making, playing, changing… Why I didn’t get a proper job: Im happy with all kind of jobs, proper, unproper I just do.…

Carla Chan

My studio is my experimental space that is oscillating between getting inspiration and getting stuck without inspiration. What I do in one sentence: Finding the infinite possibilities for artistic expressions. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I think artist is a proper job without…

Pedro Lopes

My studio is my workshop, the place where things get built. This one was my office as a PhD student at HPI. I called this place “the ewok” because it abbreviates “electronic workshop” so well. I am building my new workshop right now and it…

Dustin Hoffmann

My studio is my private area, my place of Zen and peace.¹ What I do in one sentence: I do know is that we’re here now and we have to make the best of it.² Why I didn’t get a proper job: Would you prefer…

Friedrich Liechtenstein

My studio is my brain in my head and in my stomach, and also in a kind of cloud above me and in front of my thorax. What I do in one sentence: I’m the hardest Entertainer in the world. Why I didn’t get a…

Lerato Shadi

My studio is my office, work space. What I do in one sentence: A way of finding a vocabulary for questions I have. Why I didn’t get a proper job: The question of value and remuneration is not for me. It’s for a society that…

Francesco Fillini

My studio is a place where to become a stranger to oneself. What I do in one sentence: I create territories, like animals. Inhospitable precipitates of the present time. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I would need one, do you have something for…

Jeewi Lee

My studio is my space. What I do in one sentence: Giving the invisible a visibility. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Being an artist is a proper job, isn’t it? An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time…

Sebastian Meschenmoser

My studio is my zweites Zuhause. What I do in one sentence: Ich male erzählerische Bilderzyklen. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Ich habe mir den Beruf, der am besten zu mir passt ausgesucht und dadurch ist es ein vernünftiger Beruf. An artwork I…

Viron Erol Vert

My studio is my castle, cave, hiding pace, birth place, dying place, eating pace, talking place, hearing place, smelling place, hearing place, dying place, reanimating place, asking place… What I do in one sentence: hearing, thinking/feeling, answering. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I…

Barbara Morgenstern

My studio is my home! This is the place, which represents me the most, where I feel free and safe and where I have got everything I need just around me. What I do in one sentence: I write, produce and perform music: my own…

Franziska Klotz

My studio is my the place to be. What I do in one sentence: I paint paintings. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I would feel “entfremdet” in most “proper jobs”. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time…

Grigori Dor

My studio is my resort and rehab. What I do in one sentence: I examine lights and shadows. Why I didn’t get a proper job: because it reminds me of a soft hostage taking. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if…

Agnieszka Korejba

My studio is my Refugium und Folterkammer in einem. What I do in one sentence: Ich suche die ganze Zeit. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Das frage ich mich auch… sehr oft. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if…

Fritz Bornstück

My studio is my Hobbyraum. What I do in one sentence: Trashure Hunting. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Haven’t found the time for it yet. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: A…

Van Bo Le-Mentzel

My studio is my New Work Studio. What I do in one sentence: I create social neighborhoods with tiny houses. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I just created my own. I founded the Tiny Foundation and work there as the director. An artwork…

Wiebke Maria Wachmann

My studio is my refuge from too much reality. What I do in one sentence: In search of sublime worlds, I build room installations and dioramas – nearly everything is covered in layers of white to avoid distractions and illuminated with blinding light to fade…

Michaela Zimmer

My studio is my content related focal point. What I do in one sentence: meeting the challenge of generating and sustaining physical energy in paintings. Why I didn’t get a proper job: because whatever is considered “proper” would always be less appropriate as far as…

Markus Wüste

My studio is my Random Access Memory. What I do in one sentence: Try to keep in balance. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I got this one. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were…

Peter Welz

My studio ist my … my HEAD is my actual studio. What I do in one sentence: trying to understand the moving figure in space or the presence of an object in space. It’s been keeping me busy… Why I didn’t get a proper job:…

Janes Haid-Schmallenberg

My studio is my servant. What I do in one sentence: I try to understand how images work and how we constitute them. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I think that I would always feel that I missed something if I don’t dedicate…

Christophe Ndabananiye

My studio is my Labor. What I do in one sentence: „Kazi ya makumbusho“ (Erinnerungsarbeit). Why I didn’t get a proper job: kein Kommentar. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: „Kazi ya makumbusho“. Artists,…

Julius Weiland

My studio is my place where I’m trying to get things done. It’s usually too loud, too cold or too hot. At home I do sketches and develop my ideas. What I do in one sentence: Setting the frame for the unforeseeable. Why I didn’t…

Nik Nowak

My studio is my autonomous zone. What I do in one sentence: I build sound systems and all kind of other things. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Because I don’t have time for that. An artwork I dream of and I would get…

Caroline Kryzecki

My studio is my natural habitat. What I do in one sentence: I draw lines with ballpoint pens. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Because my right eye is too bad to be a sniper. An artwork I dream of and I would get…

Johannes Mundinger

My studio is my Living room. What I do in one sentence: I discover places and situations and compositions. Why I didn’t get a proper job: As a young kid I thought goldsmith could be a quite decent job. You go to old castles, dig…

Toni Kater

My studio is my capsule, where time doesn’t exist.. What I do in one sentence: I try to give something, that’s inside of me, a shape. Why I didn’t get a proper job: What’s a proper job? Once I’ve tried and the first sentence I’ve…

Daniel Grüttner

My studio is my laboratory. What I do in one sentence: Try to loose myself. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Lost myself. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: The next painting. Artists,…

Oliver Gröne

My studio is sometimes playground, sometimes grave. What I do in one sentence: I do painterly paintings after the end of painting. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Nobody gave me one (maybe because I didn’t ask for one). An artwork I dream of…

Gonzalo Reyes Araos

My studio is my laboratory, live space and my brain. What I do in one sentence: Philosophy withing material, images and-or actions. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Although that question came several times to my head, I never found a real answer. I…

Sebastian Bieniek

My studio is my studio. What I do in one sentence: Art. Why I didn’t get a proper job: None of them was as proper as the job of an artist is. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time…

Sinta Werner

My studio is my second home, my safe haven, my think tank where I collect ideas and organize myself. What I do in one sentence: By building interventions in the exhibition room and by cutting and folding photographs of architecture I manipulate the pictorial space…

Sibylle Jazra

My studio is my tent, on point. What I do in one sentence: My works are artistic comments on whatever feels worth it. Why I didn’t get a proper job: There are already too many doctors in my family. I wanted to do something totally…

Frank Arndt

My studio is my wunderbarer Zustand! What I do in one sentence: Atmen Sehen Riechen Schmecken Malen. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Richtiger kann er gar nicht sein. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money…

Sven Drühl

My studio is my working space. What I do in one sentence: I create retrogardia artworks by doing remixes and mash-ups of existing artworks from 19th century to contemporary art. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I studied art and mathematics, so I was…

Christopher Bauder

My studio is my home. What I do in one sentence: I imagine beautiful and very complicated things. And then I build them. And then I show them. Why I didn’t get a proper job: The proper job that I was meant to work in…

Michelle Jezierski

My studio is my place to get lost and found. What I do in one sentence: Transform my visual observations into my paintings to create simultaneous spaces based on the idea of landscape. Why I didn’t get a proper job: What is a proper job?…

Ekaterina Mitichkina

My studio is my space! Good to have one, its hard to be an artist without. What I do in one sentence: One line after another. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Who is asking? An artwork I dream of and I would get…

Stefanie Gutheil

My studio is my cave and my playground, where I feel safe and free. What I do in one sentence: I’m searching for the right point, right moment, try to make the right decisions and continue after the failure. Why I didn’t get a proper…

Jofroi Amaral

My studio is my ship. What I do in one sentence: I take decisions about colors, forms and experiences. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Well, I have a proper job. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time…

Jay Gard

My studio is my Bauhaus. What I do in one sentence: I build stuff. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I’m allergic to bosses. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: ahh – you…

Fehmi Baumbach

My studio is my Wohnzimmer, Kopf, Rückzug, Thron. What I do in one sentence: Appropriation und Zusammenstellung fremder und eigener Momentsequenzen, Analysen, Emotionen und Stilen. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Das ist mein richtiger Job. An artwork I dream of and I would…

Peter Freitag

My studio is my workplace. What I do in one sentence: palimpsest. Why I didn’t get a proper job: there is no reason… still working and still alive. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant:…

Malte Kebbel

My studio is upcoming sense of an idea of a edifice of enlightenment. What I do in one sentence: Be inspired by vibrating life, sketch it, construct it and looking for new (life) forms again. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I just have…

Gepa Hinrichsen

My room is my compass. It shows me where I am and where I want to go. The paintings are my travel companions. They too know a lot. What I do in one sentence: I make people laugh and feel inspired. Why I didn’t get…

Jens Hausmann

My studio is my Kraftwerk. What I do in one sentence: Ich male Ölbilder, in denen ich die Materialität, die Proportionen, die Licht- und Schattenwirkungen von Gebäuden der architektonischen Moderne als dominanten Teil heutiger Landschaft inszeniere. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Ich bin…

Isabelle Borges

My studio is my Home – Heimat. What I do in one sentence: I research space and time. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I knew I was going to be an artist since I was a child… for me art is my job.…

Susanne Schirdewahn

My studio is my Kraftwerkraum. What I do in one sentence: Like a maniac I transform nearly everthing in art or write about it also to understand why I can’t get a proper job. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I worked in theatre…

Alex Bodea

My studio is my office. What I do in one sentence: Take time to think on something I have seen and make a world out of it. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Other people’s job are to be (mock) presidents, start wars, produce…

Sandra Meisel

My studio is my – What I do in one sentence: – Why I didn’t get a proper job: – An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: – Artists, I have on my watch list…

Philip Grözinger

My studio is my castle. What I do in one sentence: Looking for pushing borders of color and light in my paintings. Why I didn’t get a proper job: My other job didn’t pay off. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished…

Carolin Kastner

My studio is my house. What I do in one sentence: discovering, collecting, deconstructing. Why I didn’t get a proper job: hm, I think I have a proper job. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were…

Alex Lebus

My studio is my cell. What I do in one sentence: I like to combine different media and techniques with mirrors – it is exciting to make the unsatisfying truth visible, to show that there is no way to really see anything or anyone. Why…

Bram Braam

My studio is my metal workplace, a carpenter’s workshop, a spray cabin, a concrete foundry, an exhibition space, a storage space and a nuclear testing zone from time to time. What I do in one sentence: Connecting daily life in sculpture. Why I didn’t get…

Katia Kelm

My studio is my Arbeitsplatz und ein Ort, wo ich immer erstmal gute Laune bekomme, wenn ich reinkomme. What I do in one sentence: Ich male. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Weil ich keinen wollte. An artwork I dream of and I would…

Clemens Behr

My studio is my hobbyraum. What I do in one sentence: collage of space and fragments of spaces (mostly). Why I didn’t get a proper job: I was very lucky that people got interested in the things I love to do. An artwork I dream…

Maria Gideon

My studio is the vibrant heart of everything I do. What I do in one sentence: I am living. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Art is a proper job. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and…

Kitty Solaris

My studio is my kitchen. What I do in one sentence: Writings songs, singing and playing guitar, releasing and promoting records, organising concerts at the Lofi-Lounge at Schokoladen Mitte and hosting a radio show (Solaris Empire Lounge) at Alex Radio Berlin. Why I didn’t get…

Manfred Peckl

My studio is treasure island. What I do in one sentence: play to write to paint to form, singing. Why I didn’t get a proper job: never thought of. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were…

Michel Lamoller

My studio is my place where I don’t owe anything to anyone, where it feels good to care only about myself. What I do in one sentence: I create reliefs out of many layers of photos by cutting away parts of each layer manually with…

Astrid Köppe

My studio is my favourite place. What I do in one sentence: small drawings, large scale vitreous enamels and some other pretty shiny stuff; often at the edge of perception and hopefully confusing the beholder. Why I didn’t get a proper job: I did. In…

Amélie Blendl

My studio is my workspace (and the world is my oyster). What I do in one sentence: To taste the sweet I face the pain I rise and fall Yet through it all This much remains – Whitney Houston Why I didn’t get a proper…

Pietro Sanguineti

My studio is the place to be. What I do in one sentence: Usually I use single words… so answering with concepts of my œuvre: damn! THRILL Why I didn’t get a proper job: What would a proper job be like? An artwork I dream…

Kevin Kopacka

My studio is my place of solitude. What I do in one sentence: All the things I like doing. Why I didn’t get a proper job: Because that wouldn’t have made me happy. An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space,…