STATE OF THE ART (SOTA) is an artist-run space founded in 2014 in Berlin Schöneberg, managed by Dennis Rudolph.
The space serves as a studio with frequently changing residents and as a project space hosting art events with a focus on time-based media. Its main goal is to create a network between progressive young artists, curators and critics.
SOTA has hosted numerous exhibitions over the past three years, and in March 2017 collaborated with Lily Robert in Paris, where a SOTA group exhibition showcased 19 artists that had been previously involved with the space. SOTA also invites art schools classes to show once a year. Working closely with the students, SOTA is involved in the selection of works, curation and preparation for opening and debriefings. (previous participants include: Central Saint Martins School London, Universität der Künste Berlin)
SOTA was renovated in August 2017 and will re-open for the pre-launch of Berlin Art Week with the exhibition “The Museum Has Abandoned Us” curated by isthisit?.
For future events SOTA intends to continue to invite external curators, collective and project spaces on a rotating bi-monthly basis.