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In their creative practice, many artists gravitate towards certain ideas that are intruding on their mind and to which they keep on returning over and over again - some forms of obsessions that drive them to create. The extraordinary perseverance and the willingness to take risks that arise from them are often the driving force that feeds artists’ productivity, allowing them to grow in their practice and deliver exceptional outcomes while expanding their singular universe.


For this new exhibition, PEP invited artists to show how their photographic practice can express this notion of ‘obsession‘ - an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind. Where is the line between returning to a theme or a concept over and over again and an obsessive behavior? Do artists nurture a pathological obsession with their creations, or is it on the contrary the necessary force that will help them persevering despite all the obstacles they will encounter along the way, allowing them to reach a certain form of greatness? Which kind of ideas or themes keep coming up in their work?

These questions have been explored in many different ways by artists who responded to PEP's open call. This exhibition will present their respective visions on the topic.



Tête Gallery

Schönhauser Allee 161A

10435 Berlin


Admission free

July 15 to 25, 2021

Opening night:

Thursday, July 15, from 18:00

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Sunday from 2 to 8pm

Selected artists:


Kristina Borinskaya
Giada Cicchetti 
Stefano Conti 

Nicolas Polli
Allison DeBritz 
Harry Flook
Bart Walraeve
Juan Giraldo

Chloé Azzopardi
Anna Haillot

Dafni Melidou 
Makis Makris 
Jeremy Knowles
Martyna Benedyka
Federico Monty Kaplan
Magda Pacek
Dellfina Dellert and Luka Lukasiak
Yanova Ekaterina
Philip Welding
Katerina Tsakiri

Jury and curators:

Bénédicte Blondeau

Jeroen De Wandel

Selected artworks:

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