Founded in 2012, Import Projects is a nonprofit initiative offering a platform for contemporary cultural production and debate, concentrating on the interface between technology, personal identity and community; stimulating reflection on subjects such as moral obligation, accountability and transparency.

In addition to the exhibition program, lectures, symposia, performances and film screenings we partnered and collaborated with Berlin Social Media Week (2012), Ikono TV and festivals including Berlin Art Week 2014, the Project Space Festival Berlin 2014/2015, the Cycle Music & Art Festival Iceland 2015/2016, One Night Stand Series at KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the transmediale / CTM Vorspiel 2016/2017 and co-orperation partner for the 2019 edition.

Over the course of the past 7 years our program has received critical plaudits from media including Süddeutsche Zeitung (D), Frieze magazine (GB / D), i-D magazine (D), Spiegel (D), Rhizome (US), Sleek (D), Dazed and Confused (GB), Artforum (D / US).

Import Projects is an active member of the Berlin network of independent project spaces: Netzwerk unabhängiger Projekträume und -initiativen Berlin.

The curatorial initiative is the brainchild of

Anja Henckel has a background in European History, Geography, Fine Art Photography, Media Studies and is currently finalising an additional M.A. program in Curatorial Studies and Critical Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. She is dedicated to interdisciplinary exchange conceiving and realising projects for cultural institutions such as Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Antarctic Pavilion, EF Education First, Academy Travel and Niche Art and Architecture Tours Berlin. more

Nadim Samman is a curator and art historian based in Berlin. He read Philosophy before receiving his PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He co-founded the Antarctic Biennale, curated the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art and the 4th Marrakech Biennale. His portfolio also includes the unique site-specific endeavor Treasure of Lima: A Buried Exhibition raising funds for conservation and the study of pelagic species. more

Joint collaborations include the the Antarctic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014) and Art (2015) and the group exhibition DESERT NOW in 2016 and Antarctic Biennale in 2017.