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. In their collaborative practice they explore the relation between aesthetics and politics / ecology with focus on the relationship between architecture and violence, language and history as a form of suppression, phenomena such as exile, extraterritoriality, invisibility, non-knowledge.... They work research-based and interdisciplinary in work cycles. The works function both as individual artworks, but can also operate as fragments of a larger body of work. They perceive the artistic working process as a hybrid between meditation and dialectic, based on an inner necessity to face a problem with all available resources.



Exhibitions, screenings (selection)

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

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awards and grants (selection)

2021
Innogy VISIT award
UDK – Graduate School Programm, Berlin

2020   
Best Art Documentary, Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival, Los Angeles
Work Stipend in the Visual Arts, City Berlin

2018   
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

2016-2017   
Villa Massimo, Rome

2014-2015   
Quartierskünstler Veddel, Hamburg

2013   
Neue Kunst in Hamburg

2012   
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Zürcher Bildhauer, Zürich, Artist in Residence

2010-2011   
Kulturstiftung Stormarn, Trittau, Artist in Residence

2008-2009   
Work Stipend in the Fine Arts, City of Hamburg

2007   
Summer Academy Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern

2006-2008   
Scholarship for promotion of emerging artists, Hamburg

2005   
Dietze prize for the best diploma

2004   
DAAD diploma prize