The art project "Hellersdorf Faces" has its origins in Gutsgarten Hellersdorf, where people from different social and cultural backgrounds have been coming together since 2016 to garden and cultivate community. The Prinzessinnengarten Kollektiv Berlin was responsible together with the cooperation partners Mobile Consulting Teams Berlin and the station urbaner kulturen / nGbK.
The "Hellersdorf faces", which are presented to accompany the exhibition "Ways to Marzahn-Hellersdorf", were created as part of the project "Let neighborhoods grow - for diversity and respect", which was promoted by the Hellersdorfer Promenade neighborhood management. The funding was made available by the federal government and the state of Berlin as part of the district future initiative, social cohesion program.
The artist Jihad Issa was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1963. He studied and taught in the Department of Sculpture at the Art Faculty of the University of Aleppo. He has lived in Berlin-Hellersdorf since 2015. In 2016 he began to draw people in the district in public space and in his studio in the station urbaner kulturen on the Kastanienallee boulevard and later in the Hellersdorfer Promenade quarter.
To date, over 100 portraits have been created.
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm (and by appointment)
Tram: M6, 18 Jenaer Straße
The pyramid exhibition center was designed by the architects Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte. ICC (International Congress Centrum) won the competition of the new Town Hall building for the Berlin-Hellersdorf district in the early 1990s.
On the site Riesaer Str. / Corner Jenaer Str. Stood at that time the unfinished shell of the still planned in GDR times Hellersdorfer police headquarters. It was exciting that this shell had to be included in the planning of the new building. The town hall was then never used, because the district parliament decided differently and its town hall in the "Hellen Mitte", built in the mid-1990s district center Hellersdorf, but stayed.
It opened in 1994 as a municipal exhibition center with a show Berlin sculptors of their doors. Since then, around 200 exhibitions have been presented here and concerts and performances have been organized.
During normal opening hours, the entire ground floor and the gallery (accessible via the Jenaer Str. Elevator) are barrier-free.
The other exhibition rooms are accessible via stairs. Disabled toilets are available in the neighboring service building Riesaer Str. 94.