• 22.8.2022 Monday 9 am — 1 pm
  • 23.8.2022 Tuesday 9 am — 1 pm

Susana Pilar, Dibujo intercontinental [Intercontinental drawing], 2017, performance, courtesy Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, photo: Marnix van den Berg

KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Studio)
Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin


On the occasion of the 12th Berlin Biennale, artist Susana Pilar developed a workshop around the question of Trust.

Pilar’s work focuses on the body, gender, race, and social issues. Born in Cuba, Pilar has dealt with dissimilar cultural and political contexts around the world. The main theme of this workshop is based on her experiences as an artist and afro-descendant woman in these different situations. Pilar proposes to engage in a conversation around the relationship between the social body and its different readings, which fluctuate depending on the cultural-political situation in which one finds oneself.

During the workshop, Pilar will talk about her personal experiences living abroad and present previous works based on those experiences. The artist will then invite the participants to develop a series of physical exercises about what Trust means to them and how their reading of others’ appearances influences their social interactions. How and whom do you trust and why? Can we articulate an ethic and practices of Trust that are free from bias and prejudice?

Please register via The number of participants is limited. Participation is only possible with a confirmation email.

This workshop is part of the discursive program of the 12th Berlin Biennale. Taking the restitution debate as a starting point, it explores how colonialism and imperialism continue to operate in the present.