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With the series "Faces of the Capital", the artist Ulli Schmitt wants to portray people who stand for the diversity of the lively city of Berlin - regardless of their origin, age or gender. She dared to experiment with this and in 2020 called on interested Berliners via social media and various websites to send her a portrait photo of themselves.

Rathaus Pankow
Rathaus Pankow © tic, Foto: Friedel Kantaut.

On this basis, a total of 51 oil paintings were created by spring 2021, without the artist and the portrayed meeting in person. The photos submitted were as diverse as the people: spontaneous selfies, passport photos or glossy pictures from the photo studio. All participants also briefly answered the question "What is happiness for you?"

About Ulli Schmitt
Born in Passau, Germany, Ulli Schmitt came to Berlin in the early 1990s: she graduated in design / textile and surface design and studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee. For many years she worked as a graphic designer in agencies and publishing houses and devoted herself to editorial design. She lives and works in the district of Pankow.

Further information:

Exhibition period: until 31.08.2021
Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 18.00 hrs

Visits to the exhibition are possible without prior registration and in compliance with the applicable Corona distance and hygiene rules.

Location: Rathaus Pankow
Breite Str. 24a-26
13187 Berlin
1st floor in the publicly accessible corridor