We are living through a Fourth Industrial Revolution that is altering every facet of life – from economics and politics, right down to biology. A growing number of artists are exploring the impact and potentials of this upheaval.

Founded in 2012, Import Projects is a nonprofit initiative offering a platform for contemporary cultural production and debate, exploring the intersection of technology, personal identity and community.

In addition to our exhibition program, we convene a broad spectrum of lectures, symposia, performances and film screenings..

Partnerships are very important to us. These have included collaborations 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 this year.

Over the course of the past 5 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 was founded by Anja Henckel and Nadim Samman.

Anja studied history, geography, cultural media and art in Berlin and London. She has devoted herself to the cross-cultural investigation and exchange of information and is intensively engaged in adult education through various projects. Nadim read Philosophy at the University of London before completing a PhD in Art History. He is active as a independent curator of biennales and festivals internationally. www.nadimsamman.com

Their other recent joint projects include the Antarctic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014) and Art (2015) and the group exhibition DESERT NOW in 2016. In Spring 2017 they will co-organise the 1st Antarctic Biennale, Nadim as Co-Curator and Anja organises European Educational & Project Partnerships.

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