STUDIO 4 BERLIN is a platform for contemporary art, antiques and hand-selected design, uniting the expertise of four gallerists based in Berlin: Eva Morawietz, Katharina Maria Raab, Anahita Sadighi, and Anne Schwarz.
STUDIO 4 BERLIN develops interdisciplinary, intercultural exhibition concepts and offers comprehensive art advice, based on long-term curatorial practice. STUDIO 4 BERLIN sees itself as a response to an art market in transition and closes the aesthetic gap in the representation of different cultures, epochs, and media.
Eva Morawietz, Ph.D., is an expert for contemporary art from Asia with a special focus on photography and video. She was director of the Chinese-German gallery Migrant Bird Space (Beijing & Berlin) and used to live in Shanghai and Singapore, where she founded her pop-up gallery MO-Industries. With a predilection for curating various and unusual spaces, she staged exhibitions in Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Vienna. Before Eva left for Asia, she used to be a curator at Berlin’s Nationalgalerie. She earned her Ph.D. in American Cultural Studies / History of Art at the University of Göttingen.
The program of Katharina Maria Raab’s gallery comprises international artists of different generations and positions dealing with current social and cultural issues in Europe and North Africa. Katharina’s artists constantly challenge and push the limits of their chosen medium. The gallery’s aim is to encourage dialogue between different views, cultures, histories, and values via a critical exchange on artworks. Katharina Maria Raab dissolves the traditional boundaries of a gallery by organising workshops, artist talks, panel talks, and international exhibitions. Katharina studied art history, German literature and Religious Studies in Zurich, Cambridge, Vienna, and Heidelberg. She worked as assistant curator at the interdisciplinary museum Berlinische Galerie. Strongly believing that art is for everyone, Katharina holds integrative and interactive guided tours and lectures in different institutions in Berlin.
Anahita Sadighi was born in Tehran and grew up in Berlin. She studied Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in London. She opened her gallery, Anahita – Arts of Asia, when she was only 26, which made her the youngest art dealer in Berlin. Themes of the gallery are antique Asian and Oriental art. With the founding of the second gallery Anahita Contemporary in 2018, she extended her field of business to the sector of contemporary art – a unique combination of ancient and contemporary art in Berlin, curated by a young Berliner with Iranian roots. The gallery presents Art Informel, as well as a new generation of artists from Germany, the Middle East, and Asia. The focus is on creating an intercultural dialogue between artists of different generations. In 2016, Anahita started to curate events specifically dedicated to Persian literature and arts at her gallery. This new cultural format is called Poetry Nights.
Anne Schwarz founded her gallery SCHWARZ CONTEMPORARY in 2011 in Berlin-Neukölln and represents six female and three male artists. The gallery’s objective is to gather relevant tendencies in contemporary art and to present them to the public in six or seven curated exhibitions per year. As of now, the gallery focuses on covering important contemporary positions from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, and the US. In 2019, SCHWARZ CONTEMPORARY received the VBKI Award. Anne studied German-Italian Studies in Bonn and Florence with a focus on art history, and has been based in Berlin since 2002.
We communicate in German, English, French, Italian, Chinese, and Farsi.
STUDIO 4 BERLIN
Sat 11 am - 4 pm
and by appointment
© STUDIO 4 BERLIN: Anahita Sadighi, Anne Schwarz, Katharina Maria Raab, Eva Morawietz | Andrea Katheder Photography