KUNSTrePUBLIK is a registered non-profit oganization and artist collective founded in 2006.
The group’s formation was precipitated by their initial project, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, a non-traditional exhibition venue on 62 vacant lots of downtown real estate, on what was formerly the “death strip” within the Berlin Wall.
Since 2006, the group has conceived and realized many site-specific exhibitions, which have pulled from their extensive research of the site’s history and its present in-between status. Through their activities in the park, the group’s members have gone on to engage in other constellations and community-based activities, including education, urban planning, art making and curation.
The organization relies on private donations, specific project grants, and collaborations with other institutions in order to fund its program. The members of KUNSTrePUBLIK continue to work both collaboratively and independently, as artists, curators, educators, organizers and urban planners, as each invitation, site or situation demands.
In July 2012 KUNSTrePUBLIK opened the Centre for Arts and Urbanistics (ZK/U) in Berlin Moabit.
The ZK/U sees itself as a laboratory for inter- and trans-disciplinary, activities centered on the phenomenon of “the city”.
ZK/U promotes international exchange on global issues, in the light of what is happening in one’s own backyard. Working with local and international partners, ZK/U residencies brings together critical minds at the cutting-edge of artistic production and urban research.