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Prima Center Berlin

Biesentalerstr. 24

13359 Berlin



Contact in Berlin:

Jovan Balov


00 49 17699045693



00 49 30 23883815






Contact in Skopje:

Ena Balova

00389 77906254









Prima Center Berlin is the project space in which the artists have the opportunity to present their works to the public. Prima Center Berlin supports the artists both, in the realization of their artistic concepts as well as in their promotion to the professional and wider public. Prima Center was established in 2000 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Prima Center Berlin was opened in 2004.

Both Prima Center Skopje and Prima Center Berlin are meeting places for artists, art critics and curators. Visual arts, video presentations, performances, readings - Prima Center not only build bridges between the nations, but also stands for a platform of various artistic forms of expression. The common denominator of the works of the art exhibited is the examination of the reality with the artistic means.

Prima Center Berlin is involved in the "Kolonie Wedding", which is a group of 30 visual artists in Berlin-Wedding, a Berlin district influenced by high unemployment and a high proportion of immigrants. Since 2002, "Kolonie Wedding" is organizing monthly exhibitions of the participating artists, which are heavily advertised and have become an integral part of Berlin's cultural scene. The establishment of the Prima Center Berlin in Wedding is by no means accidental, but follows the notion that art has to be socializing. In addition to the "Kolonie Wedding", further cooperation partners are the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Macedonia, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the State Museum of Skopje, the galleries Uluv and KCNS, both in Novi Sad, Serbia, and several galleries in Berlin.

International understanding through a lively cultural exchange between Germany and countries of Central and Eastern Europe marked the beginning of the development of Prima Center. Until now, the Prima Centar Skopje presented more than hundred artists from Berlin to the Macedonian audience. This led to a network of artists with Balkan art institutions.

Project manager: Jovan Balov, Macedonian artist and curator, lives and works in Berlin since 1995. By organizing cultural programmes, he presented international artists, mainly from the Balkans, to the Berlin audience, as well as artists of many nationalities living in Germany to the Macedonian audience. His longtime work for the transborder promotion of culture of the Balkans was regarded with the prestigious cultural prize "Rigas Charter" in Athens in 2007.