ifa Gallery Berlin

ifa Gallery Berlin is bringing art into the center of dialogue, acts as a space of encounter and is a digital platform alike. With the transdisciplinary project Untie to Tie, ifa Gallery Berlin invites since 2017 visitors to take part in a discourse on colonial legacies, movement, migration and environment. The programme encourages thinking beyond colonial borders, be they mental or territorial, and perceives diversity and plurality of perspectives as essential features that make it possible to grasp the present as an ever-changing reality. Movement and migration are understood as emancipatory processes that facilitate interactions between people.

Address and Opening Hours

ifa Gallery Berlin
Linienstrasse 139/140
D-10115 Berlin

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 14.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 14.00 – 20.00
Closed on Mondays and holidays

Free admission

The current contact and hygiene guidelines apply. The opening of ifa Gallery Berlin will be subject to thecorona prevention measures in effect at the time.


30. Sep2022-22. Jan2023

Chains of Interest

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'Untie to Tie. Colonial Fragments in School Contexts'

Remnants of colonialism continue to mark the social norms still found in school curricula and textbooks today. These ties to the past find expression within structural racism as experienced by so many school children every day—in the schoolyard, in countless classroom interactions, and through that which is not revealed, spoken or conveyed. This anthology explores these colonial continuities and their effects on discourse, imagery, and the politics of language. Embedded in the arts, education, and social sciences, the authors aim to counter these persistences through alternative representations and striking new perspectives.
​​​​This publication accompanies the research and exhibition project Untie to Tie – On Colonial Legacies and contemporary societies, realized by ifa Gallery Berlin, in cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb.

Editorial Direction: Aïcha Diallo / Annika Niemann / Miriam Shabafrouz

Authors and Artists: Josephine Apraku, Jule Bönkost, María do Mar Castro Varela, Nikolaj Jesper Cyon, Dalila Dalléas Bouzar, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Marlene Dumas, Merih Ergün, Ndèye Codou Fall, Saraya Gomis, Leila Haghighat, Stacy Hardy, Devin Hentz, Moshtari Hilal, Rangoato Hlasane, Claudia Hummel, Rajkamal Kahlon, Prabhakar Kamble, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Annette Krauss, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Elina Marmer, Sunanda Mesquita, Karen Michelsen Castañón, Babacar Mbaye Ndaak, Neo Muyanga, Juliana dos Santos, Sumesh Sharma, Thiago de Paula Souza, Ferdiansyah Thajib, Malick Welli, Aram Ziai

www.bpb.de/shop → Zeitbilder Bestellnummer | Catalogue number: 3944

Anniversary – 30 years ifa Gallery Berlin

To celebrate 30 years of ifa Gallery Berlin, this podcast brings together artistic and curatorial positions associated with the gallery since its founding in 1991.

Using the gallery's program as a reference point, selected guests converse with Sandra Teitge about its thematic focal points over the last 30 years. In contrast to many West German cultural institutions of the time, ifa Gallery Berlin concentrated early, throughout the 1990s, on collaborations with artists and curators from Eastern and Southern Europe. How have artistic approaches, curatorial practices and working methods changed over the years? And what is the situation regarding public space, which historically has been more actively incorporated into artistic practices in Eastern and Southern Europe? Does it still provide scope for action in the region? The podcast links these and similar questions to wider contemporary issues and gives a voice to local artists and cultural practitioners.

All episodes are available on the SoundCloud page of ifa Gallery Berlin.



ifa Gallery Berlin

Linienstraße 139/140
D-10115 Berlin

Telephone: +49.30.284491.40