We love to work with everything we have. We love when we overcome what we have. We love to speak out of a powerlessness and immaturity. We hate and love the amount of research we work with. We hate it when too many marginal notes threaten to overwhelm the artwork. We love it when a new work emerges from the overgrown marginal notes. We love to sit between the chairs. We love to have a divided gaze. We love it when the artwork communicates with several communities at once. 

Adnan Softić und Nina Softić are artists based in Berlin, Hamburg and Sarajevo. Their collaborative practice explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics / ecology, focusing on phenomena such as invisibility, problems of communicability, exile, extraterritoriality, culture and violence... Their artistic work process is a hybrid of poetic and philosophical-scientific explorations, based on the inner necessity to face a matter with all available resources. They work research-based and interdisciplinary in work cycles. It takes place as diverse as in art, film, music and theater venues as well as in academic contexts.

Exhibitions, screenings (selection)

2022    n.b.g.k., Berlin | National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegowina, Sarajevo | L’Institut des Cultures d’Islam | IMPAKT Festival, Utrecht | Kampnagel, Hamburg | Kino Metropolis, Hamburg | HilbertRaum, Berlin

2021    n.b.k., Berlin | 3sat | Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest | Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg | Filmfest Dresden | History Museum, Sarajevo | Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv | Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad

2020    Johann Jacobs Museum, Zürich | Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg | Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival, Los Angeles | DocsMX , Mexico City | AmDocs, Palm Springs

2019    Kunstmuseum, Ravensburg (SOLO) | Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo (SOLO) | Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg | Johann Jacobs Museum, Zürich | Werkleitz Festival, Dessau |  Düsseldorf Photoweekend | Sophiensæle Berlin | Ostrale Biennale 019 Dresden | 3sat  

2018    Berlinische Galerie (SOLO) | MAXXI, Rome | Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg | Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen | Sarajevo Film Festival |
Heidelberger Kunstverein | Stiftung Imai | Urbane Künste Ruhr  Berlinische Galerie |  Haus Konstruktiv Zürich

2017    Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin | NSK State-in-Time Pavilion, Venezia | Villa Massimo, Rome

2016    Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb (SOLO) | Schloss Velthurns, Lugomare Chiesa della Misericordia, Venezia

2015    Kammerspiele, München | Kampnagel, Hamburg

2014    Galerie Matthais Güntner, Hamburg (SOLO) | Schauspielhaus, Hamburg | Holger Pries Galerie, Hamburg | Cinéma Nova, Brüssel

2013    Pulse, Miami | Galerie 59 Rivoli, Paris

2012    Perla Moda. Zürich | (e)merge art fair, Washington, DC

2011    Wassermühle, Trittau (SOLO) | Media City Festival, Windsor, Ontario | Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2010    KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin | Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen | Sarajevo Film Festival | Festcurtasbh, Belo Horizonte

2009    KunstFilmBienalle, Köln | Hedah Centre of Contemporary Art, Maastricht Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien | Kunsthaus, Hamburg

2007    Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern | Sies + Höke Galerie, Düsseldorf Hebbel Theater, Berlin | Kampnagel, Hamburg | Kunsthaus, Hamburg


awards and grants (selection)

Innogy VISIT award

Best Art Documentary, Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival, Los Angeles
Work Stipend in the Visual Arts, City Berlin

Grand Prize, International Short Film Festival Winterthur
3-sat award winner, 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen  
Kunstfonds, Bonn  
Message Salon Embassy, Zürich, Artist in Residence

Villa Massimo, Rome

Quartierskünstler Veddel, Hamburg

Neue Kunst in Hamburg

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Zürcher Bildhauer, Zürich, Artist in Residence

Kulturstiftung Stormarn, Trittau, Artist in Residence

Work Stipend in the Fine Arts, City of Hamburg

Summer Academy Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern

Scholarship for promotion of emerging artists, Hamburg

Dietze prize for the best diploma

DAAD diploma prize