THE SALOON IS A DIVERSE NETWORK
OF WOMAN IDENTIFYING PROFESSIONALS IN VISUAL ARTS
ACTIVE THROUGH LOCAL GROUPS
IN A GROWING NUMBER OF CITIES WORLDWIDE
SALOON BERLIN IS PART OF THE SALOON NETWORK
SALOON Berlin is a non-profit network for women* working in the art field. Our members work as curators, artists, journalists, as well as in galleries, museums and universities. Our aim is to create visibility for female protagonists in the art scene, develop new projects, exhibitions, and other forms of cooperation. Independent curator and writer Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space) founded the SALOON in summer 2012. More information about the SALOON Berlin Board can be found here.
SALOON organizes public events in Berlin. Examples include the discourse series Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?* in cooperation with Performing Encounters and the screening and dialogue event Invisible To Whom? Not To Me in cooperation with Distinguished Diva Collective at Literaturhaus Berlin. In 2015, former board member Alina Heinze and Tina Sauerlaender curated the exhibition SALOON at SEXAUER Gallery in Berlin, presenting artists in the SALOON Berlin network. More information about previous and upcoming public SALOON events can be found here.
The name SALOON refers to former male dominated spaces like the Salon de Paris and the Saloons of the Wild West. The monthly internal SALOON meetings borrow from both references. In these gatherings, members present their works, projects and exhibitions and they visit renowned artists, curators and other protagonists from Berlin’s art scene. The subsequent dinner together functions as an interpersonal exchange. More information about the internal SALOON Meetings can be found here. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, meetings take place online and can be visited by members from all SALOON cities. To watch recordings of those meetings and other SALOON videos, please check out our Vimeo-Account.
On top of its activities in Berlin, SALOON organizes the SALOON Exchange Program for all members which take place in other SALOON cities.
Get in touch or apply to become a member here!