Survival K(n)it 7
Annual contemporary art festival
Curated by Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce
4 - 20 Sep 2015
Opening 3 Sep
Former National Library of Latvia
Krišjāņa Barona ielā 14
Riga, Latvia

For the first time, I will present my spatulas together as a collection.


The abandoned mines
Group Exhibition during the Drodesera festival
27 July - 2 August,
Opening: 26 July at 7pm
Centrale Fies
Dro, Italy

Made in collaboration with Rosa Sijben


Packing the bud / opposing the worm / adjusting the heat / eluding the wind / escaping the bee
An exhibition dedicated to AGI Verona Collection by Icastica
curated by Rita Selvaggio
27 june – 27 sept 2015
Museo Casa Ivan Bruschi
Corso Italia, 14 – Arezzo

Carl Andre, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Giovanni Anselmo, Francesco Arena, Charles Avery, James Beckett, Neil Beloufa, David Bernstein, Joseph Beuys, Christian Burnoski, Sophie Calle, Mark Dion, Haris Epaminonda, Lara Favaretto, Mario Garcia Torres, Alberto Garutti, Félix González-Torres, Judith Hopf, Anish Kapoor, Joseph Kosuth, Allan McCollum, Jonathan Monk, Adrian Paci, Gerhard Richter, Markus Schinwald, Jessica Stockholder, Richard Tuttle, Francesco Vezzoli


Get Lost
Public exhibition
12 June - 25 September
Opening: Friday 12 June, 4-8pm
Locations on Fred. Roeskestraat, Amsterdam

Rosa Sijben, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, and I collaborated on an audio companion for the exhibition. You can listen to it online or on location.


Performance evening
Saturday 06 June, 9pm - 1am
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012BR Rotterdam


Speaking Parts
Performance in collaboration with Agnieszka Polska
Saturday 23 May, 6.30pm
Raven Row
56 Artillery Lane
London E1 7LS


Spelling to Spell ** Spell to Spelling
Curated by De Appel Curatorial Program (Chiara Ianeselli and Inga Lãce)
22 May - 28 June
Opening: Friday 22 May, 6 - 9pm
De Appel Art Center
Prins Hendrikkade 142

The performance is available Tue, Wed, and Sun from 2-6pm


A day in the life of Thomas
a journey with performances, screenings and artist talks
17 May 2015
2:30 - 5:30 pm
Stedelijk Museum
Museumplein 10,

I will make a performance storytelling and cooking Tajine in the Teijin auditorium.


Karaoke Police
Performance in collaboration with: Monika Lipšic, Marija Olšauskaitė, Jurgis Paškevičius, Gunnar Gunnsteinsson, Brynjar Helgasson, Jokubas Čižikas, and Olga Tsvetkova
Part of the Spring Performance Festival 2015
20 March, 11.30pm
Gerard Doustraat 132


Solo Exhibition
14 Feb - 18 March
Opening 14 Feb, 5 - 9pm
Valentine-themed story told at 7:30pm
Galerie van Gelder
Planciusstraat 9 A, Amsterdam

With contributions by: Jokūbas Čižikas, Laurent-David Garnier, Sophia Holst, Robertas Narkus, Fort Standard, Jay Tan, and curated by Rieke Vos.

The Zen is waiting for the train and standing next to him is The Wacky. The Zen looks over at The Wacky who is jumping up and down, dancing up a storm, but there is no music playing. "What is The Wacky dancing to?" wonders The Zen. The Wacky starts shooting spaghetti out of his fingertips and his head turns into a disco ball. The Zen realizes that The Wacky must be listening to something stuck in his head. The Zen wants to dance too. But how do you dance to a song stuck in someone else’s head?

Zenwacky is an approach, a way of seeing, an aesthetic philosophy – it’s the third side of the coin, a flipped interrobang at the beginning of a sentence, the answer to the question that we were not asking. Serious and silly, slaphappy and sincere, enlightened absurdity, focus and pocus, earthy and fluorescent - a concept developed by David Bernstein and David Kirshoff.


Parrot's Excuse
On my transitional table
Eerikinkatu 26B 24
Door code: 1303

Opening 18th Jan: From 3 pm to 6 pm
By appointment: From 19th Jan. until 24th Jan.
Appointment on week days from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Appointment on saturday from 2 pm to 4.30 pm
To take an appointment, send an email to:

Nathalie Rias invites the artist Mikko Kuorinki to curate an exhibition on her transitional table.


Invitation to the Blues
Organized by Roi Alter
Punt WG
WG-Plein, 1054 Amsterdam, Netherlands

For four consecutive Saturday nights PuntWG turns into a Juke Joint
Saturday, 24 Jan. 18:00 to 22:00
Saturday, 31 Jan. 18:00 to 22:00
Saturday, 7 Feb. 18:00 to 22:00
Saturday, 14 Feb. 18:00 to 22:00

With: Arno Quartet, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Naneci Yurdagül, Avondwinkel, Marat Beltser, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Renan Harari, Orr Herz, Francois Dey, Renata Sifrar, Terry Vreeburg, Venjamin Kazachenko, Bert Jacobs, Judith Leysner, David Bernstein, Melanie Ebenhoch, Aapo Nikkanen, Styrmir Orn Gudmunsson, Domineque Himmelsbach de Vries, Hu Wei, Noa Giniger, Jonas Ohlsson, Kaleb de Groot, and others


Object Manipulating Economy / Economy Manipulating Object
Group Exhibition
Curated by Aman Sandhu & Swapnaa Tamhane
29 Jan - 15 Feb, 2015
Opening: 28 Jan. at 7 PM
Friedrichstr. 19, 41061 Mönchengladbach, Germany

Performance by David Bernstein every 30 minutes

With: Soya Arakawa, David Bernstein, Jessica Gispert, Elmar Hermann, Harkeerat Mangat, Rajni Perera, Titre Provisoire, Nep Sidhu [Black Constellation], Dino Steinhof, Kristina Stoyanova, Arjan Stockhausen, Jaret Vadera

former shop, August Fröhls, founded by Mr. Fröhls, now closed by his granddaughter. This haberdashery used to sell Schlafkleidung or nightclothes for men and women and was open from 1916 to 2014.


Man Hat Bridge
A Performance by David Bernstein and Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson
22 Nov. 2014
The Barber Shop (Lisbon, PT)

These like-minded practitioners will debut their first duo performance Man Hat Bridge, a manifold thriller at the Barber Shop this November. Both artists work with the co-existence of narrative performance and studio based objects. During Man Hat Bridge they will merge their individual practices by weaving together a collection of old and new works into a storytelling tour that moves from the Barber Shop into the streets of Lisbon.


Multipla for Monika

Multipla for Father

Multipla Dreams
More to come...


Karaoke Police: Great Minds in the Headless Park
Curated by Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni
27 September 2014 - 3.00 / 5.00 / 7.00 pm
Duration: 40 min.
Nomas Foundation
Via della Navicella 14, Rome

Karaoke Police is a collaborative performance by David Bernstein, Sophia Holst, Monika Lipšic, Marija Olšauskaitė, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Jurgis Paškevičius, and Andrea Polichetti. Rome sets the stage for a touring performance that directly responds to the abundance of headless sculptures in the city's landscape. While walking, a game is played finding opposites in the location and situation. The performance is seen as an exhibition device, a way to bridge between objects and how they are experienced.


Recorded Audio Festival
17-20 Sep.
Hosted by:
Viafarini DOCVA
Milan, Italy

Helicotrema moves from the observation that, in the field of contemporary art and – to some extent – of contemporary theatre, the last decade has witnessed a gradual comeback of interest in the forms of audio plays, audio dramas, audio documentaries and various kinds of timeline-based formats based only on an acoustic component.

Helicotrema is curated by Blauer Hase in collaboration with Giulia Morucchio.


Collection As Allocated Objects
Performance Poker Tournament
Saturday September 6th
from 6pm onwards
Tidens Krav
Skippergata 18
Oslo, Norway

As part of Soft City performance festival, the artist-run space Tidens Krav and the artist Sverre Gullesen will present the project Collection As Allocated Objects. An open call for artists, curators and gallerists to “submit yourself, alongside a work that you have at hand, as part of an ongoing meditation on redistribution” leads to a winner-takes-all poker tournament to be played live on Saturday night, with an art collection as the prize.


is an internet platform for artists' writings.

A selection of my poems have just been published on their website.


Skillbuilding Performance Festival
30 July 2014
Centrale Fies
Dro, Italy

As part of the "Live Works Vol.2" performance act award residency, I am presenting a new performance called: SE NON È VERO, È BEN TROVATO


Come see the Miss at Rupert's booth for Art Vilnius 18-21 June


What Thinks Me
An exhibition and series of events
Curated by Monika Lipšič and Juste Kostikovaite
June 27th – July 21st
2 Moshkov Pereulok, Tsentral'niy Rayon,
Saint Petersburg, Russia

ARTISTS: John Baldessari, David Bernstein, Ragna Bley, Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf, David Raymond Conroy, Jesse Darling, Jugedamos, Nikita Kadan, Rebecca La Marre, Lina Lapelytė, Taus Makhacheva, Marija Olšauskaitė, Roman Osminkin, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jurgis Paškevičius, Daniel Shanken, Viktor Timofeev, Julijonas Urbonas, Robin Vanbesien, Technopoetry


No Place For Feng Shui
Opening Friday June 13, 2014 7:00pm
Alte Lateinschule
Dechant-Frenken-Platz 4
41747 Viersen, Germany

ARTISTS: Melanie Bisping, Vesko Gösel, Katja Kottmann, Henrik Löpmeier, Aman Sandhu & Swapnaa Tamhane, Rosa Sijben & David Bernstein, Dino Steinhof


Rupert Residency

Vilnius, Lithuania
5 May - 5 June


S7 – Suðurgata >> Árbær (not in service)
Exhibition and Publication
May 31 — August 31 2014
May 30 at 17:00 Opening
Reykjavik, Iceland

I have written a text for the publication in relation to the work of Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir.



Narrowcast Review!

By Dirk Richerdt / Rheinische Post / April 16, 2014


Performance by David Bernstein and Rosa Sijben
Part of the series Things are Happening
BIS - Altes Museum
Bismarckstraße 97-99
D-41061 Mönchengladbach

Overture: 12 April, 19:00
Performances: 13-17 April, 14:00-20:00
(Duration 20 minutes)

To make an appointment, contact Städtischen Kulturbüro, 02161-253953,

Mönchengladbach has a big, old and beautiful museum that's been empty for some years because the staircase can't be used by too many people at once. In this amazing building, we are presenting a guided performance for just two people at a time. We invite the two of you (or come alone, we’ll find you a partner) to walk around the building with us, receive the smallest radio broadcast in the world and hear David and his mom singing together on Skype. We would like to tell you stories, talk to you through virtual windows and show you objects and situations we created.


"There are always at least two ways of looking through a loophole"
5 April 2014, begins at 8pm
Walden Affairs
Zuidwal 52
2512 XT Den Haag
The Netherlands\

Featuring contributions by: Mike Bailey, Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir, Sophia Holst, Joost Nieuwenburg, Mischa Poppe, Reynir Þór, Jennifer Teets, and Marianne Theunissen

Take your chance pants, fold up your body with pure reason, and hop on the goat boat.
"It's a trick, it's a slip." Walden whispered through the slot.
On Saturday April 5th, we invite you to come over for an evening tour through the building of Walden Affairs. You'll find a host with the most, stories told, minds read, and pizza theorized.

Title by Mark Geffriaud


New Review on the Burnelė Series:

(In Lithuanian)
Child And Adult Education
by Birutė Pankūnaitė


Book Launch and Performance / “The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,”
Produced by Performa 13
Friday, 15 November 2013, 7–9 pm
Cabinet, 300 Nevins Street, Brooklyn
FREE. No RSVP necessary

“The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,” a project for Performa 13 in collaboration with Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen, Norway), consists of a book of scripts for radio plays commissioned from artists and writers, and the transmission of these plays on the radio. The book, edited by Anne Szefer Karlsen and Aaron Schuster, includes contributions by Alex Bailey, Pierre Bismuth and Dessislava Dimova, Espen Sommer Eide and Kristin Tårnesvik, Ingrid Furre, Kim Hiorthøy and Lisa Östberg, Jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Geffriaud, David Bernstein), Krõõt Juurak, Tija Suttikul, M. A. Vizsolyi, and Bedwyr Williams.

In addition to a short presentation of the book by the editors, there will be a performance by Espen Sommer Eide and Kristin Tårnesvik of “Weed Archive (LIVE),” part of an ongoing project that draws on the archive of the pioneering Norwegian weed biologist Emil Korsmo (1863–1953).

Swedish 60 cocktails will be served.


AN’EDUCATION #5 - Diego Tonus, Residenti
Organized by ALA Group
October 27 – November 28, 2013
Opening Saturday October 26 2013 – 5pm
Villa e Collezione Panza
Piazza Litta, 1 21100 Varese, Italy

On the morning of the opening the artists Diego Tonus and David Bernstein will conduct the workshop Critique Session with a group of students from the Brera Academy and their tutor, Barbara Casavecchia.The workshop is the first part of a later film that will be shot by the artists at the CAC in Vilnius during David Bernstein's residency; the film will be successively presented at Villa e Collezione Panza.

Villa e Collezione Panza Website


The Marble Man
10 October – 16 November 2013
Opening 10 October at 7 pm
Via Giovanni Pascoli, 21
00184 Roma, Italy

A flip seduction meta mental spank, the space of Hadrian displays a small selection of spatula objects focused on the subject of meeting. People meet people, objects meet objects, and people meet people through objects. During the opening, David Bernstein will tell the story about the meeting with 'The Marble Man'. The performance lasts 20 min. and will begin periodically throughout the evening.


Burnelė - The First Evening

Species of Spatula
Oct. 7, 6.30pm
CAC Cinema
Vokiečių g. 2, LT-01130, Vilnius

Burnelė is a series of three evenings at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius organized by David Bernstein in collaboration with different invited guests.

“Burnelė” (literally – “a small mouth”, but also a “shot”, as of vodka) is one of the words in Lithuanian that mean both a container and the thing that fills it; the mouth and the drink become extensions of each other by way of measure and by direct engagement. Burnelė is also an occasion for a social gathering, in this case – an occasion to see and discuss how things have the potential to extend into other things, thoughts, and stories.

For the first evening, philosopher and writer Aaron Schuster will interview David Bernstein about his obsession with spatulas.


Exhibition on Stage God from the Machine

Curated by Monika Lipšic
14 Sep.
Žygimantų 12-6, Vilnius

~ 18 val. Opening Ritual. Film "Exhibition on Stage"
~ 19.45 Jurgis Paškevičius and Monika Lipšic performance "God from the Machine"
~ Škicas Analoginis - Signal Storm
~ Seasonslater Afrisa

'...Exhibition on Stage God from the Machine reflects a habit of exhibition making. Contemporary art exhibitions might happen anywhere depending on how one perceives the thing.' Exhibition curator and author Monika Lipchitz invited several different artists, creatives and doers that all took part and created a role in a different stage of the overall presented (starting from the exhibition filming process to formulation of rhetorical questions).



Grand Opening
10 September – 5 October 2013
Opening 10 September at 7 pm
Via Giovanni Pascoli, 21
00184 Roma, Italy

Frutta is thrilled to present ‘Grand Opening’ – the inaugural exhibition in their new space at Via Giovanni Pascoli, 21 in Rome. Featuring works by David Bernstein - Gabriele De Santis – Benjamin Hirte – Jacopo Miliani – John Henry Newton - Alek O. – Oliver Osborne - Roman Schramm and Yonatan Vinitsky.


Presented by Nüans
14-15 Sep. 2013
Hoca Ali Sok. No. 6/teras
Beyoğlu - Galata ‐ İstanbul

My project Funnelumpet Pong will be presented on the 14th Sep. 8pm

Funnelumpet Pong is a device for transmission between two islands, Europe and USA. Before traveling to USA, I invited a group of friends and artists to give me tasks to perform while traveling around on a road trip for one month. After these tasks were received and expressed in USA, they hit a ping pong paddle and bounced back to Europe where they will be shown at the HAYY RESIDENCY ISTANBUL.

In Collaboration with: Yosuke Amemiya, Jokūbas Čižikas, Géraldine Geffriaud, Yoann Gourmel, Sophia Holst, Jin Jing, Tamara Kuselman, Ray Ray Mitrano, Pedro de Moraes, Nüans, Jurgis Paškevicius, Rosa Sijben, Nathan Thurman, Diego Tonus, Silvia Ulloa, and Robert Wilhite.


Summer Walk in Den Haag
Part of Forever Summer II, hosted by Walden Affairs
21 July 2013 7pm

The evening begins at:
Zuidwal 52, 2512 XT
Den Haag


The Marble Man
Exhibition and performance
3 - 7 July 2013
Performance Friday 5th July at 7.30pm
Binnenbantamerstraat N.2
1011CK Amsterdam, Netherlands

Part of Sandberg Institute graduation show, “The Festival of Choices 2013”

I was gaping at it, I was motionless, I was getting a bit hungry, but still couldn't look away. Daphne's face was screaming and what could I do? Marble garble, flesh confess, get the wood good. Oh my gouda kaas, ola margarita, maybe I should make my spatula out of marble instead of wood.

The performance will be the first part of an evening program with the exhibition of Jurgis Paškevičius and The Bible Performance by jugedamos.

For the other locations and schedule of "The Festival of Choices" click here


Group exhibition
Opening reception 20 May — 6.30 pm
Via nicola ricciotti 4 — 00195 rome (IT)

With: Riccardo Benassi, David Bernstein, Marco Bongiorni, Ethan Breckenridge, Cristian Chironi, Taylan Cihan, Jonas Delaborde, Tomaso De Luca, Gabriele De Santis, Gregory Edward, Anna Franceschini, Liam Gillick, Tyron Grillo, MacGregor Harp, Silvia Hell, Irina Kholodnaya, Jean-Baptiste Langlet, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Shimon Minamikawa, Matthieu Palud, Andrés Ramirez, Billy Rennekamp, Lisa Sanditz, Sigrid Sandström, Angelo Sarleti, Trevor Shimizu, Rita Sobral Campos, Christopher Stark, Lisa Tan, Elena Tavecchia, The Ister, Alice Tomaselli, Ricardo Valentim, Elise Vandewalle, Roger van Voorhees, Chiara Vecchiarelli, Olav Westphalen, Jocko Weyland.

Curated by: Andrea Baccin, Luca Francesconi, Ilaria Gianni, Ilaria Marotta, Costanza Paissan

Chinese Whispers is a project on role reversal, loss of control and chaos.
At the end of a process, which lasted about a month and started with an invitation by the five curators to an interlocutor, the show includes, in the current last stage, more than forty artists, curators, musicians, poets and collectives from over ten different countries.
The exhibition will take place at cura.basement space on May 20th. It is the result of a layering of suggestions that step by step had inspired a variety of works, traces and interventions, summarizing a reflection on the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion, and on the dynamics of building a visual, aesthetic, conceptual imaginary extended to an entire community.


Bourgeois Leftovers
April 20 - Jun 16
Opening Reception, April 19, 6-9pm
De Appel Art Center
Prins Hendrikkade 142
1011 AT Amsterdam


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