3 May 2013 - 19 May 2013

Triptychon – Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Atelierhof Kreuzberg und Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof stellen aus

Die Idee liegt nahe und wurde dennoch bisher nicht realisiert: Drei Berliner Atelierhäuser vernetzen und präsentieren sich, mit dem Ziel Wechselwirkungen zu entfachen. Insgesamt zeigen ca. 70 nationale und internationale Künstler Arbeiten aus den unterschiedlichsten Genres von Malerei, Fotografie, über Skulptur hin zu Performance. Die Ausstellungen finden ab Mai 2013 im Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, im Atelierhof Kreuzberg und der Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof statt. Dem Publikum bietet sich ein breiter Einblick in die Berliner Off-Kunstszene, die – jenseits vermeintlicher Leistungsschauen – das kulturelle Leben der Stadt seit Jahren maßgeblich prägt und gestaltet. Den Auftakt zu dieser spannenden Entdeckungsreise bilden zwei Eröffnungsveranstaltungen im Mai 2013.

Text: Karsten Krause


3. Mai 2013 um 19 Uhr: ERÖFFNUNG Triptychon – Atelierhaus Milchhof zu Gast im Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Konzert im Anschluss

Beteiligte Künstler (Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof):

Berthold Bock, Saskia Buwert, Jan Gottschalk, Marc Gröszer, Werner Kernebeck, Kai Lorenz, Carlos Silva, Wiebke Maria Wachmann, Rita Wesiak, Marcus Wittmers

Ort: Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Mengerzeile 3, 12435 Berlin-Treptow

Öffnungszeiten n.V.

Dauer der Ausstellung bis 19.5.2013


4. Mai 2013 um 19 Uhr: ERÖFFNUNG Triptychon – Atelierhaus Mengerzeile zu Gast im Atelierhof Kreuzberg

Beteiligte Künstler (Atelierhaus Mengerzeile):

Paul Barnett, Mark Braun, Enda O’Donoghue, Wolfgang Friz, Nicole Heinzel, Thomas Henriksson, Kate Hers, Karsten Krause, Ulrich Kretschmann, Käte Lehnhoff, Michelle Lloyd, Jörg Löbig, Dorota Lukianska,Karla Marchesi, Eva Noack, Ilona Ottenbreit, Funda Özgünaydin, Matthias Reinmuth, Gabriele Riegert, Frank Rother, Cameron Rudd, Hein Spellmann, Hildegard Skowasch, Alex Tennigkeit, Julia Tschaikner, Thomas Tuchel, Alex Wagner, Andreas Walter, Marianne Wirries, Eva Am Winnersbach

Ort: Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Schleiermacher Str. 31-37, 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg

Öffnungszeiten Di-Fr von 16-18Uhr

Dauer der Ausstellung: bis 19.5.2013



Karsten Krause (Atelierhaus Mengerzeile)

Andreas Helfer (Atelierhof Kreuzberg)

Saskia Buwert (Ateliergemeinschaft Milchhof) | |

Neither Here Nor There | Contemporary Irish 2013

Curated by Jane Hughes and Enda O’Donoghue.

Grimmuseum, Berlin
Opening: Friday 12th April 2013 at 7pm
Exhibition runs from 13th April to 5th May 2013

Artists: Mark Curran, Benjamin de Burca, Maurice Doherty, David Hedderman, Jane Hughes, Sophie Iremonger, Eoin Llewllyn, LiFeLooP (aka Séamus O’Donnell), Enda O’Donoghue and David O’Kane.

This exhibition title ‘NEITHER HERE NOR THERE’ suggests a world of ‘in-betweens’. Each of the 10 artists selected for this show in their own way, go beyond a binary form of understanding, addressing issues of history, tradition, uncertain spaces, meaning and intimacy. Binary models infuse our thinking at every level in society, as life is constantly split into various dichotomies of rich/poor, traditional/contemporary, animal/human, and so on ad infinitum. This method of categorisation seems to be the very foundation of an eschewed world view that produces an entire wasteland of disregarded in-betweens. The artists selected for this exhibition challenge these polarities in new and subtle ways.

David Hedderman’s portraits drawn from life capture the intangible human experience of a shared moment between two people, focusing particularly on male identity, there is a curious position between vulnerability and strength. In contrast the painting of Sophie Iremongers work reflects a constant attempt to shape a reality to her own needs in the face of a predominant hegemony that excludes her as an outsider, creating an ultra glossy modern cave painting of sorts, fusing the artificial flavor of mass-media with animal idolatry and an underlying neon violence.

The work of Eoin Llewellyn is heavily influenced by the history of painting, combining old techniques with images from 1900s to the present day, creating paintings which evocatively linger between past and present. In LifeLoop’s work there is also a regard for history in terms of analogue technology. In the installation ‘Infinite Loop Surveillance’, a direct audio experience of presence is created using two tape loops running on four old reel-to-reel tape machines. Two machines are constantly recording the ambient sound of the space, the other two devices simultaneously play back that recording, delayed, echoed, and then re-recorded. This work is a play on the hypothesis that the tape recordings of spaces may sometimes contain messages from the beyond, known as “Electronic Voice Phenomenon” or “Tonbandstimmen”.

The video piece ‘Stuck in the Avant Garde’ by Maurice Doherty, is a humorous snippet of the artist being stuck in the toilet for 3 hours at an exhibition opening. The footage shows the gallerist and three other people working on the lock to try and release the artist.
‘Edificio Recife’, by de Burca /Wagner, is an extensive work of photographs and texts revealing a fundamental friction between art appreciation and taste as a guide to understanding class relations in contemporary Brazil. Images of sculptures at the facade of new apartment blocks (Edificios) in the city of Recife are coupled with the opinions of the doormen (Porteiros) on the artworks they co-habit this space with. Similarly Mark Curran’s work Liquid modern I has a political edge. While incorporating the words of Homer, the aged poet, from Wim Wenders’Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire, 1987), as he searches for Potsdamer Platz in then No Man’s Land, the project is inspired by Zygmunt Bauman’s notion ofLiquid Modernity addressing neoliberal capitalism.

Enda O’Donoghue’s brightly coloured images are the by-product of his meticulously planned large scale paintings functioning themselves as an intriguing work about process - a state between completion and idea, control and chance, analogue and digital.
Jane Hughes’s large scale drawings invite you to physically stand between a moment of tension and aggression, an uncertain space of attack between the simultaneously tame and wild. While the highly labour intensive work of David O’Kane oscillates back and forth from animation to painting using images that are deployed in a manner similar to scientific thought experiments, probing for a reaction from the artist and the viewer with the heavy tangibility of time and space as a major theme.

The exhibition includes weekly events, including a live performance of ‘Silences 8 (Echoes)’ by Tom O’Doherty and Kata Kovács on 5th May at the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin. There will be a reading by Alan Cunningham from his debut novella, Count from Zero to One Hundred, published by Penned in the Margins (London) on 19th April. There will also be two curators talks by Jane Hughes and Enda O’Donoghue on the 14th April and 21st April

Ireland holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first six months of 2013, this is an opportune occasion to highlight the work of these 10 contemporary Irish artists who have migrated to the city of Berlin over the last 20 years.

This exhibition will tour to Ireland to be exhibited at the Galway Arts Centre in December 2013.

Kindly supported by the Embassy of Ireland, Berlin and Culture Ireland as part of the EU presidency fund.



Fichtestrasse 2
10967 Berlin
Opening hours: Wed - Sun 2pm - 7pm




The Last Days Of Gravity - ‘In Conversation’ Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk @ Limerick City Gallery of Art:
Helen Carey ‘In Conversation’ with Enda O’Donoghue
Tuesday 4th of December 2012, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Helen Carey, Curator at LCGA, will chair a talk with Enda O’Donoghue discussing his exhibition ‘The Last Days Of Gravity’ at LCGA which runs from the 30th November, 2012 until 18th January, 2013. There will be a short talk by the artist followed by a questions and answers session. Places are limited so early attendance is advised.

‘The Last Days Of Gravity’ a solo exhibition by
Enda O’Donoghue
Runs from 30th November 2012 to 18th January, 2013

"The Last Days of Gravity" - Enda O'Donoghue at the Limerick City Gallery of Art


at the Limerick City Gallery of Art

Opening on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 6pm
Exhibition runs from 30 November 2012 to 14 January 2013

This exhibition highlights O’Donoghue’s forensic interest in the medium and process of painting and an ongoing dialogue with the mediation of images through digital technology. Hovering between the realms of abstraction and representation, between the mathematical encoded and the organic, O’Donoghue’s paintings are the result of a process which is highly analytical and methodical and yet inviting of errors, misalignments and glitches. The imagery comes almost exclusively from found photographs sourced from the Internet, where O'Donoghue plays with random throw-away moments of everyday life, merging them together in various interconnected themes. In O’Donoghue’s work, the painterliness of his technique works with the disposable nature of his subjects to make the work sometimes poignant and melancholic, or alternatively brittle and harsh. His work is deeply influenced by the digital high speed reality we now live in and he transports these seemingly meaningless sound-bite images from a place of apparent futility to one that questions and searches for meaning through the transformative act of painting.

Enda O’Donoghue was born in Limerick in 1973 and has been living and working in Berlin since 2002. He completed his degree in painting at the Limerick School of Art and Design and a Masters in Interactive Media at the University of Limerick. O’Donoghue has taken part in numerous international group exhibitions, including shows at Liebkranz Galerie, Berlin (2012), Meter Room, Coventry (2012), The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011), Expo in Shanghai (2010), Universal Cube, Leipzig (2008), Four Gallery, Dublin (2006), Overgaden, Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2006) and a number of solo shows in Berlin, Ireland and in 2009 a solo exhibition in New York. O’Donoghue has also organised and curated a number of group exhibitions in Berlin and is currently co-curating a major exhibition which will present a selection of the Berlin based Irish artists at Grimmmuseum in Berlin and will then be touring to Ireland in 2013.

For further information please contact Helen Carey or Barry Foley on 061 310 633 or

Exhibition info: THE LAST DAYS OF GRAVITY - ENDA O'DONOGHUE at the Limerick City Gallery of Art


Limerick City Gallery of Art, Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick, Ireland.

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-5.30pm; Tuesday 11-5.30pm Thursday 10-8.30pm;; Saturday 10-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm.
Closed Bank Holidays and Public Holidays.

T: 061 310633


Fragile Welten at Vestjyllands Kunst Pavillion, Denmark.

Enda O’Donoghue will be exhibiting work in the upcoming group show Fragile Welten (Fragile Worlds) at the newly opened Vestjyllands Kunst Pavillion, Videbaek, Denmark. This exhibition is the fourth in a series of four which have toured throughout Denmark during 2012. The exhibitions have been organised by the Berlin-based artist collective Berlin Selected Artists and curated by Uwe Goldenstein.

Other artists featured in the exhibition include Adam Bota, Leo Ferdinando Demetz, Konstantin Déry, Alejandro Rodríguez González, Simone Haack, René Holm, Eoin Llewellyn, J.M.Pozo, Steffi Stangl, Stepanek & Maslin, Attila Szucs, Kinki Texas and Jens Thiele.

Opening: 2nd November at 2.30pm
Exhibition runs from 2nd November to 16th December  
Vestjyllands Kunst Pavillion, Videbaek, Denmark.


A catalogue has been produced to accompany these exhibitions a digital version can be viewed or downloaded here:

ART PAVILION IN VIDEBÆK by Architect: Henning Larsen:


BERLIN ART LINK: Studio Visit September 2012
Article by Uwe Goldenstein; Studio Visit Photographs by Conor Clarke

"Life amidst the flood of digital images is commonly associated with a lack of boundaries and the struggle to assert oneself against the torrents of banality. In terms of Andy Warhol’s prophecy that “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”, a picture and its creator today are only relevant for fractions of a second." - Uwe Goldenstein



Breaking God's Heart at Liebkranz Galerie Berlin


Enda O'Donoghue - Artificial Light, 2012, oil on canvas, 180×240cm 
Opening: September 7 2012 19:00
September 7 - October 20 2012
Liebkranz Galerie Berlin
Auguststrasse 62,
10117 Berlin-Mitte
Gábor A. Nagy
Juan Béjar
Adam Bota
Rudy Cremonini
Enda O'Donoghue
Adam Magyar
Stepanek & Maslin
Steffi Stangl
The Vision
Curated by Uwe Goldenstein
The artists involved in this show seem to turn to the world's creator in order to vehemently defend their free terrain of visionary concentration. In their own way, they are attempting to retreat back towards what was once a consummate, holistic, and mystical existence. Indeed, at some point one pauses to behold the world, confronted with that titanic contribution of humanity: the total transition of the world into a thoroughly digitalized parallel reality. Not even man's creator himself could have predicted it. That continued path into the most artificial of worlds would sink even the heart of the Maker. In contrast, this show relocates authentic experience to the redemptive shores of an island called artistic immanence. The artists of Breaking God's Heart tread the boundaries of what is aesthetically possible: they are armed and ready to look any kind of God/Master in the eye, by propagating a magical, transmodern pantheism with maximum intensity, emotion and concentration.
Uwe Goldenstein
Berlin Selected Artists

Life is Beautiful at Galerie Deadfly, Berlin

opening Saturday 25th of August  from 6-9pm
Beagles & Ramsay - (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Ingo Gerken - (Berlin, DE)
Helen Knowles - (Manchester, England, UK)
Enda O’Donoghue - (Berlin, DE/IR)
Fred Pedersen - (Glasgow, Scotland UK / Berlin, DE)
Ruby Pester - (Glasgow, Scotland UK / Berlin DE)
Rose Ruane - (Glasgow, Scotland UK) 

Open: 25th August 2012 -  1st September 2012 
Opening Hours: 12-5pm Wed-Sat, or by appointment


"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their entrances and their exits; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

Like the monologue by Jacques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, the new exhibition at Galerie Deadfly, Berlin, Life Is Beautiful, catalogues man’s passage of time through the different stages of life, from infancy to old age. 

Never before have images of our lives been so immediate and easily disseminated as in recent times. Enda O’ Donoghue’s work deals with the mediation of these images, working predominantly with found images, sourced from the Internet. O’ Donoghue uses a methodical process of transformation and translation into the medium of painting. The photos with which he works are most often the throw-away shots of banal scenes which otherwise gather the digital equivalent of dust buried away on hard-drives, camera chips, mobile phones, or uploaded and then lost and forgotten someplace on the Worldwide Web.

Likewise, Helen Knowles’ art is originally sourced from the internet. In contrast to O’ Donoghue, Knowles utilizes her electronic device to intrude deeper and deeper into spaces that were once reserved for solitude, reflection and privacy. Using birth videos plundered from Youtube, Knowles unpicks the threads of cultural attitudes to new life and looks to unravel the trouble that audiences have with certain kinds of images. 

Rose Ruane’s practice is driven by an interest in self mythology, emotional manipulation & the indestructible teenager within the adult. Drawing on the history of performance art, psychoanalytic theories of narcissism and the complexities of female sexual identity, she creates videos which evoke the pathetic, the erotic and the abject, all in equal measure.  

The photographer Fred Peterson documents and reshuffles recognizable elements from the ‘real world’, making it difficult to tell where life pauses for a snapshot and art begins. As Peterson points out with his photography, the constant movement of life never stops, even when photographing the most inanimate entities.

With a casual gesture, Ingo Gerken initially starts a process with a pointed surface, which presents the challenge of an accelerated association. His photographs, sculptures and installations make comments on hierarchical commensurabilities and perspectives, in which private and social processes are always linked. The individual is part of a system whose structures must be permanently verified. After all, something always threatens to topple over, dissolve or disappear.

Perhaps no other artists quite capture the different stages of life in Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ better than the Glasgow based duo, Beagles and Ramsay. Since they first started working together in 1997, they have created many mutations of themselves, from childlike ventriloquist dummies to posthumous skulls. Their twisted humour explores the seedy, unsavoury side of contemporary culture and the malaise of modern life, perhaps as an exorcism of the unhealthy, the dark, the selfish and cynical sides of their (and our personalities), so they/we can get on and live a clean, optimistic and a beautiful life...

 Like art, perhaps the true beauty of life is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of the earth and the galaxy of the stars, but that we can fashion images of ourselves sufficiently powerful to remind ourselves that truly, Life Is Beautiful. 


Galerie Deadfly
Niederbarnimstraße 15
10247 Berlin



FRAGILE WORLDS - Museum Sønderjylland, Haderslev, Denmark


The first exhibition in a series of four which will tour throughout Denmark during 2012. The exhibitions have been organised by the Berlin-based artist collective Berlin Selected Artists ( and curated by Uwe Goldenstein. A catalogue has been produced to accompany these exhibitions a digital version can be viewed or downloaded here:

Adam Bota
Leo Ferdinando Demetz
Konstantin Déry
Alejandro Rodríguez González
Simone Haack
René Holm
Eoin Llewellyn
Enda O'Donoghue
Steffi Stangl
Stepanek & Maslin
Attila Szűcs
Kinki Texas
Jens Thiele

Curated by Uwe Goldenstein

Museum Sønderjylland, Haderslev Denmark
June 16 - August 12 2012