Starting from the work of every participant through having a look at everyones portfolio and the prepared task (you will find more information about the additional task below), Valérie Favre will guide you to the main questions for painters keeping in mind historical and modern concepts. In addition the group will visit several museums (i.e. Gemäldegalerie) and there do some practical exercises to develop everyones skills in translating with the pen.



16.07.2020, 4pm – 7pm

(followed by exclusive visit of the UdK Summer Party)

17.07.2020, 10am – 5pm

18.07.2020, 10am – 5pm



Sketchbook and pencil


Additional task (see below)



1. Fill in the regsitration form

2. Additional task (to be completed and sent with application documents until 03.06.2020):

Please describe your most impressing experience in art in your own artistic way (i.e. painting, collage) by using one DIN A4-sized page. 

Format: 1 Page, size: DIN A4 (non-negotiable). Digital formats such as digital photos or videos are also allowed, however still should be clearly viewable in DIN A4 format.
Digital works or copies can be sent to us at summer-courses[at] Please send all non-digital works by mail to the following address:

Universität der Künste Berlin
Summer University of the Arts
Bundesallee 1-12
10719 Berlin

3. Confirmation of participation

All Applications will be reviewed between June, 3rd to 17th  and participants will get all information about their successful registration until June, 17th latest.


Valérie Favre (born 1959, Evilard, Switzerland) is a Berlin-based artists. Since 2006 she is professor of painting at the Berlin University of the Arts. She grew up in Switzerland, canton of Berne. Having worked as a stage designer and actress at the theater in Paris in the early 1980s, she soon turned to the field of painting. After 18 years in France, where she became a well-known and successful visual artist, she finally moved to Berlin in 1998. Over the years Favre's works have grown to a series of interconnected cycles, showing references to the different fields of art history, geopolicy, philosophy, theater and film as well as her interest in narration in general.

Favre's work has been exhibited internationally in museums such as K21, Düsseldorf, Germany (2010/2011); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland (2009/2010); Carré d'Art Nîmes, France (2009); Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, France (2009); Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany (2006); Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, Germany (2004); Musée de Picardie Amiens, France (2003); FRAC Auvergne, France (1999).

Valérie Favre is represented by the following galleries: Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, USA, and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.