Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2024

Jul, Aug

Joram Schön | Visual Artist

Joram Schön | Image: Privat
Joram Schön | Image: Privat

Joram Schön, born and raised in Berlin-Moabit, is an artist and filmmaker. He studied fine arts at UdK Berlin in the class of Thomas Zipp. He has participated in several group, duo, and solo exhibitions in Germany and abroad. In his drawings he combines nature and urban observations. He preserves urban change in his critical questions about topographies and architecture. He is currently doing his master's degree at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (KMH), combining the mediums of drawing and filmmaking to realize autobiographical short stories.

For his residency, Joram Schön plans to realize two chapters of his film essay The Journey of Abu J. – from Dönninghaus to the Sinai in Los Angeles. His cinematic-narrative essay explores the limits and possibilities of Western-style burial culture, taking thematic detours along the way.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023 | The Legacy of Ekbatana, Art Cologne & Tamago, Berlin
2022 | “Spaziare30,” Kunstschaufenster Razzia, Berlin
2021 | ο φιλάνθρωπος (der Menschenfreund): {Listenhunde,Körperpanzer und das Eigenheim}, Delphi Space, Freiburg
2018 | 44+21×4-24+1312-91 ≠ ?(Truthnesses), Stadium, Berlin

Selected Duo Exhibitions

2023 | International Congress Basement – Der Mensch baut seine Stadt, Heit Berlin
2023 | L’Oiseau Musicien – Montage, Cologne
2019 | Mascot Mirovio, Serapis Maritime, Athens, Greece

Group Exhibition (Selection)

2024 | Winter in America, Apt. 13 Gallery/Popgunart, New York
2023 | Vanitas Fair, Galerie Anton Janizewski/Villa Grisebach, Berlin
2022 | Flipping The Coin, Very, Berlin
2021 | Cala Blanca, Festspiele am Plötzensee, Berlin
2021 | 9:9:2, Kunst-Werke Berlin
2020 | Is This Water?, Spoiler, Berlin
2019 | Seenby#13: Modus Operandi, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin
2018 | « SM » – Sans titre (2016), Marseille
2015 | Berlin Art Prize, District Berlin
2015 | Group Show V, Alexander Levy, Berlin
2014 | Artist Fair, Galerie im Turm, Berlin

Awards/Fellowships (Selection)

2021 | NEUSTART KULTUR-Sonderförderprogramm
Seit 2017 | Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
2015 | Shortlisted für Berlin Art Prize

Joram Schön is a Villa Aurora Fellow courtesy of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.