About Us

The URBAN ART WEEK was developed by Katia Hermann and Jochen Küpper in connection with the formation of the “circle of the urban scene” (www.urbanvisit.org) in 2017. Since 2018 we are a team of five persons, in 2019 even seven, supported by some helping hands.

What unites us all is our great passion for urban art. Since the format of the URBAN ART WEEK does not receive any public funding yet (except for the film program at Kino Central, with the friendly support of the Berlin-Mitte District Office/Department of art, culture and history), we are trying to find private sponsors for individual events of the program.

An initial budget was made possible by our participants willing to pay a participation fee in 2019.

Many thanks to all of you!

We would also like to thank our production partners Kulturplakatierung, Pinguin Druck, Spreequell, On the run and JOYBO – Joy in Bottle for the great support, and our media partners Berliner Fenster, Urbanpresents and Street Art Berlin.

If you have any suggestions or ideas just send us an email!
Katia Hermann
Program coordinator / film program
Katia Hermann is German-French, studied art history and cultural management in Paris and has worked as a freelance curator, author and cultural manager since 1998. She lives in Berlin since 2001, curated numerous exhibitions, assisted documentary films and reports and writes for various blogs. In 2017 she started getting active at Kreis der urbanen Szene and received a research grant for fine arts from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe on the subject of Urban Art in Berlin. Since 2018 she developped the photo exhibition SORRY! about graffiti writing in Berlin, the first URBAN ART WEEK and other art projects.

Jochen Küpper
Coordination CI & Web/ FORUM presentation
Jochen Küpper studied media management in Cologne and moved to Berlin in 2007. There, he developed with his agency RIOTarts the art festival Urban Affairs 2008 and 2009 with a focus on Urban Art. From 2009 on, the second festival developed into the international cultural location STATTBAD Wedding, where he was managing director of the culture and studio use department until its closure in 2015. In 2013-2014, he developed the cultural festival Wedding Moabit and gained experience in the field of subsidy consulting at Kulturprojekte Berlin. Since 2014, he has been a volunteer at the Skateboard Museum e.V. and is spokesman for the Urban Art working group. In terms of cultural policy, he is committed to the greater recognition of urban art and the sustainable promotion of the street art and graffiti scene.

www.ubanaffairs.berlin, www.stattbad.net, www.kultur-mitte.de
Dr. Diana Marossek
Production management /
art in urban space/ PR/ media partners
Dr. Diana Marossek studied business administration with a focus on media studies and is a doctor of philosophy. She has been working as an independent entrepreneur in Berlin since 2008, where she made her passion to her profession and founded the platform, network and agency Street Art Berlin. This is where the broad spectrum of Berlin’s street art scene can be found, and there is also a close partnership with London. Street Art Berlin is the subject of artistic commissions, as well as articles and a documentation of the urban art scene. Furthermore, many exchange projects with local, national and international partners, especially artists, are organised here.

Marco Lauber
Production Assistance/ Accounting/
Administration Association
Marco Lauber comes from East Berlin and has been working with urban cultures since 1988. For 10 years, his work has focused on international cultural exchange and cultural education, where artists* from urban cultures (street art, graffiti, breakdance) meet and work together (in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Italy, Cuba, Switzerland, France and Poland). Since its foundation Marco has been involved in the Graffiti Lobby Berlin and participated in the Graffiti Congress in 2014. His network Berlin Massive includes numerous artists who are at home in urban cultures, as well as companies of the cultural industry and non-profit organizations.

Mandy Telle
Assistant production management /
Mandy Telle studied art history at Freie Universität Berlin, in Venice (IT) in Warwick (UK), with specialisations in art and museum display, sociopolitical intention of art and early forms of artistic vandalism by medieval and renaissance people. Equipped with a handful of languages, she likes to explore the multicultural world of art, music, film, graphic novels and literature. She worked as a tour guide in Halberstadt’s cathedral and in Lidzbark Warmiński (PL), where she had her first solo photo exhibition in 2008. In 2015, she assisted in Gemäldegalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin to prepare the exhibition The Botticelli-Renaissance. She has also been active as a music journalist for www.musikinstinkt.de and as an art promoter and retailer for the Zozoville Gallery of Berlin-based monster makers Mateo Dineen and Johan Potma. As of 2019, she works for Street Art Berlin UG as a management assistant and co-curator in Culture Pop Studio.

www.streetartbln.com, www.musikinstinkt.de
Dina Nouskali
Assistant sponsoring
Dina Nouskali is an event manager, promoter and digital marketer from Greece who recently moved in Berlin to work as a Marketing and Event Manager. She studied Marketing&Advertising and she has a Master in E-Business& Digital Marketing. For the past 10 years she is working on different jobs in the marketing field while she is promoting the urban art culture in Greece with different ways through her community, Street Art Thessaloniki, Greece. During the years Dina organised many cultural events like street art tours, graffiti workshops, exhibitions or parties. Moreover, she was a member of the organising team of many different Art Festivals in Greece like Thessaloniki Hip Hop Festival or Thessaloniki Street Art Festival. www.instagram.com/street.art.thessaloniki.greece/
Petra Branke
Social Media Report, Raving photographer
10.000s of followers in social media channels, 100.000s of comments and likes and almost as many photos – Petra Branke is almost everywhere, to take photos of Germany’s artists and cities, with tight connections to the urban art scene’s artists themselves. She is always on tour, with a sharp eye for special places, human interactions and funny, unique happenings. In the focus of her work stand the artists and their art pieces, the fun of spending time together while an artwork is created in the streets. Her photos capture unique, authentic moments and we are happy for her support in this year’s Urban Art Week.

petrabranke_007 and mrsmerlinnullnull_sieben at Instagram