The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen presents several exhibitions, accompanied by a side program that includes workshops, film screenings, and readings, among other events, every year. Alongside this, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen welcomes cooperation projects and also works closely with the Werkstatt Neue Drucke, a printing workshop committed to researching, preserving, and teaching traditional printing techniques at the Reinbeckhallen.
Due to its openness with regards to formats, practices, and programming, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen has the possibility to react to current topics and approaches.
We base our work on the following values:
- We strive for a program that is open and accessible and that includes people of all socio-cultural backgrounds, political opinions, and gender identifications.
- We encourage healthy debates and differences of opinion.
- We seek to work closely with members of the local community and with younger generations.
- We communicate with our audience prioritizing ethical digital platforms and endeavoring to minimize our impact on the environment.
Our location is historical: the Reinbeckhallen are part of a listed building complex that was built over a century ago. For decades, they served as a production site for transformers and high-voltage systems, initially for Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) and later for Transformatorenwerk Oberschöneweide (TRO). Shortly following the turn of the 21st century, an art and cultural centre was envisioned on its premises and a new chapter in the Reinbeckhallen’s history began.
The Reinbeckhallen have now been renovated, an endeavour that carefully preserved its industrial past, particularly inside its historical halls, and are used for a variety of purposes. Since its official (re)opening in April 2017, it has housed the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen and accommodated its program, one that builds a bridge between the past and the present, like the building’s architecture, by historicizing contemporary issues and debates.
Jana Sperling, Director
Dr. Candice M. Hamelin, Artistic Director
Ulrike Koloska, Director Werkstatt Neue Drucke
Board of Directors and Supervisory and Curatorial Boards
The Stiftung Reinbeckhallen is an independent, non-profit foundation represented by a board of directors that manages the day-to-day administration and represents the foundation in and out of court. Board members are the following:
Sven Herrmann, Chairman
Ulrike Koloska, Vice Chairwoman
Gabriele Bogaczyk, Financial Manager
The supervisory board advises and monitors the board of directors. It also oversees the foundation’s projects. Supervisory board members are the following:
Hans Eike von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Chairman
Karsten Knobbe, Deputy
The curatorial board advises on all matters related to the realization of the foundation’s aims. In addition to providing advice on the foundation’s thematic focus and annual program, it is also responsible for artistic inquiries. At the moment, curatorial board members are the following:
Dr. Friedrich Tietjen