The SALOON is a network for women working in the art scenes of Berlin, Hamburg, Paris and Vienna as curators, artists or journalists, as well as in galleries, museums or universities. Independent curator and writer Tina Sauerländer (peer to space) founded the SALOON in summer 2012. She has been running the SALOON together with Alina Heinze (Museum THE KENNEDYS) and the artist Ornella Fieres (ornellafieres.com). The SALOON members Peggy Schoenegge, Julia Lia Walter und Darja Zub voluntary support the SALOON.
The name refers to the former male domains of the Salon de Paris and the Saloons of the Wild West. The monthly SALOON meetings pick up both ideas: members present their works, projects and exhibitions or they visit renowned artists, curators and other protagonists of Berlin’s art scene. The subsequent dinner together functions as interpersonal exchange. The SALOON considers itself a non-profit-oriented network for females of the Berlin art scene with the aim of creating new projects, exhibitions or other forms of cooperation. From April 30 to May 22, 2015, Alina Heinze and Tina Sauerländer curated the exhibition SALOON at Berlin based SEXAUER Gallery. They presented the work of the artists of the network.