Vermittlungsstipendium 2023 Outreach scholarship 2023

1 January–31 December 2023

Event Series

nGbK, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 11/13, 10178 Berlin

Members initiative

Grant Holders

Isabel Kwarteng-Acheampong, Auro Orso

The outreach scholarship has been offered annually by the nGbK since 2010. The call for applications is aimed at individuals or teams of a maximum of two people who are active in the field of art and cultural outreach as well as in educational work and who would like to implement experimental and processual methods and formats of artistic outreach. The institutional affiliation with the nGbK offers the fellows the opportunity to implement an outreach format in which their own practice can be tried out, varied or, if necessary, realigned.

Since the beginning of colonial times, food has served as a measure of civilization. Even today, the topic of food and its colonial entanglement play a significant role, especially for people affected by racism and intersectional discrimination. Food can exclude, but it can also heal. As part of their outreach scholarship, Isabel Kwarteng-Acheampong and Auro Orso artistically explore food as a decolonial practice and empowerment strategy for queer BIPoC. Their artistic research will result in an audiovisual installation with live performances.


Monday, November 6, 2023, 7 pm (en)
nGbK am Alex
Workshop “On Decolonizing The Mental and Physical Body – Food & Healing” for Queer BIPoC

Colonial oppression is deeply rooted in our environment and bodies – and what could be more personal than what we put inside us? This workshop aims to nurture bodies and souls in an evening of deconstruction and healing.

Participants will encounter the following questions: How can we make visible and revive the food practices and traditions of our Black and Indigenous ancestors and at the same time be anchored as a diaspora in the Western environment? What makes food a ritual and a remedy?

As a group we will engage with food preparation and share a meal. We will do small excercises to increase our awareness and then intentionally prepare food while we will feed our spirit and body. With this meal we want to bring different generations and traditions and emotions linked to them to one table.

We no longer want to talk about food only in relation to intersectional discrimination. Instead, we want to find an artistic approach to the topic and, with the help of our experience and expertise as creative artists, develop art-mediating methods in order to create a decolonial practice to strengthen queer BIPoC.

This workshop is aimed at Queer BIPoC (Black people, Indigenous people and people of color). Since there is a limited amount of spots please register via email and write us your name, pronoun and positioning

is an Indigenous choreographer, performer and activist who identifies as Trans and Two-Spirit. He has presented his work in many different venues in Berlin including Dock11, HAU, Sophiensäle, Ballhaus Naunynstraße and performed in several other countries around the globe. His artistic research explores decolonizing practices in all aspects of life as well as questioning the Western/colonial illusion of universality, binaries and „the appropiate“.

(they/them) is a Black queer performer and director with a focus on somatic healing and intersectionality. They are dedicated to the decolonization of bodies, systems and institutions, work as a diversity consultant at HAU, and facilitate artistic projects in Ghana, Togo, and Germany to empower queer BIPoC communities and promote white allyship.