Zemin Berlin is a gallery within the popular arts district of Kreuzberg. The space was founded in 2021 with the intention of bridging cities through art installations; connecting people and artists from all cultures and walks of life as they come together in a singular creative environment.
Building bridges between cities.
Setting the groundwork for a new voice in the discourse of disengagement within a modern society; founder Halil Ibrahim Solmaz studied fine arts while working with a range of up and coming artists in Istanbul. After moving to Berlin in 2016, Halil’s passion for art remained, as did his fondness for Istanbul’s art scene. Zemin Berlin is the first manifestation of Halil’s wish to reimagine the vibrance of this community and in various cities across the globe, Halil worked to bring his connective concept to life. Our first exhibition at Zemin Berlin was NEAR, with its focusö on signifying the concept of distance and how we as a society can be brought closer together. The newly installed works by Turkish artists and residents is first time debut in the German capital. With ENCOUNTER, our second exhibition we gave importance to erase the inter human borders to give space for connection and interaction and create a room in which souls can unify amongst art and music. This time we connected the works of Turkish artists with local artists from Berlin. From there on we curated numerous exhibitions in collaboration with diverse international and regional artists.
We believe in capturing changing conversations with artistic expression.
The gallery prides itself on the essence of cooperation. There is a fluid, evolving process at the heart of Zemin Berlin that we envision will see thousands of people leave their unique imprint on the location, allowing creative ideas to be redesigned and reimagined over time.
“we are an innovative gallery
which focuses on the principals
of equality and accessibility”
An art establishment focused on removing barriers of the emotional and geographical kind, Zemin Berlin looks to build a thriving community of both local and international artists, where creative thinking is allowed to flourish freely. As well as promoting artworks within the gallery, we also host personal and group exhibitions, which helps us to further develop close relationships within the communities our locations inhabit. We welcome amateur as well as established artists to collaborate and exhibit their work. With our experience and connections we strive to support all creative work.