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.

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Current Projects

In 2020/2021 ifa Gallery Berlin invites visitors to take part in a discourse on environment as part of the transdisciplinary project and online platform "Untie to Tie". In the current phase "Environment" international positions that look on the consequences colonisation and globalisation have had for the environment will be introduced. In their work activists, researchers, collectives, artists and curators encounter local forms of resistance by those seeking to oppose land appropriation. The shown positions are part of movements which are striving to preserve concepts of living and ensure their survival into the future.

21. October

PALLAY PAMPA: Guided Tours

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Potato with engraving.
15. September2021-02. January2022


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Past –> Present: ifa Gallery Berlin at 30

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. 

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

“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

Address and Opening Hours

ifa Gallery Berlin
Linienstrasse 139/140
D-10115 Berlin 

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 14.00 – 18.00 during exhibition periods
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.
The applicable hygiene rules must be observed.

ifa Galleries

The ifa Galleries show the visual arts, architecture and design of a globalized world. They have been addressing contemporary art and current cultural and socio-political developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe since 1971 in Stuttgart and since 1990 in Berlin. Exhibition series afford insight into art scenes all over the world and reach across national borders. Conversations, lectures and discussions allow visitors direct contact with artists and curators.

ifa Gallery Berlin

Linienstraße 139/140
D-10115 Berlin

Telephone: +49.30.284491.40