18 Aug 2016


PILOTENKUECHE supports artists through its international art program based in Europe’s boomtown Leipzig, Germany. 

The independent project is organised by artists for artists. The fully renovated 465m² studio is located in an old barbed wire factory in the city’s new underground art quarter: Leutzsch. With its exposed brick, large windows and high ceiling, this industrial environment allows for creative output that might not be realised elsewhere.

The team operates with a trans-disciplinary background between art and theory. The goal is to provide artists with a base to work from, and act as a conduit to the local art scene. The project offers a diversity of programmes and invites selected artists from around the world as well as handpicked local participants. While international residents come to work at the fully remodeled studio space for a period of 3 months, local artists are selected to participate on the artistic programme. Each accepted artist is offered a stipend in kind, provided by PILOTENKUECHE. During the programmed events, the studio becomes an exhibition venue. The concept strives to create a communal space that can enable experimentation, collaboration and discourse between participants, as well as with the greater Leipzig community.