Tue, Mar 19, 2024, 18:30–19:30

Artist Tour: Aladin Borioli

Bannkörbe . C/O Berlin Talent Award 2023
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Besucher:innen in der Ausstellung 'Aladin Borioli . Bannkörbe' bei C/O Berlin
Besucher:innen in der Ausstellung 'Aladin Borioli . Bannkörbe' © C/O Berlin Foundation, David von Becker

Aladin Borioli . Winner of C/O Berlin Talent Award 2023 – Artist  / Veronika Epple . Junior Curator, C/O Berlin




12/6 euros (incl. exhibition)

Online available and at the box office at C/O Berlin.

In his extended research project Bannkörbe, Aladin Borioli works with bee researchers, scientists, collectors, and apiarists, using artistic research to explore the sociohistorical, political, and ecological relationship between humans and all species of bees. This is one of many subprojects of Apian, a collaborative entity Borioli initiated, intended as an ever-expanding and ongoing archive. The multipart exhibition is divided across a number of stations that shed light on the concept of the beehive, ancient beliefs about bees, and fascinating technological possibilities to implement alternative beekeeping methods.

In the Artist Tour, Aladin Borioli, winner of the C/O Berlin Talent Award 2023 in the category Artist, and  Veronika Epple, Junior Curator at C/O Berlin, will guide visitors through the exhibition. In addition to insights into bee research and beekeeping, they will talk about the possibilities and limitations of visual anthropology and the potential of bringing art and science together.

Aladin Borioli (b. 1988, CH) studied graphic design at the École d’arts appliqués de La Chaux-de-Fonds, photography at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL), and holds an MA in visual and media anthropology from Freie Universität Berlin. His work operates at the nexus of art, science, and beekeeping and he has received awards and fellowships in both the arts and the sciences, most recently a fellowship at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. The artist’s works have been shown at the Images Vevey festival, Centre d’Art Neuchâtel (both Switzerland), and elsewhere. His 2020 publication Hives 2400 B.C.E. – 1852 C.E. presents archival materials he gathered on the topic of beehive. 

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