Mission Statement

USArtBerlin is an independent artist-run initiative affiliated with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S . Embassy. Our goals: to foster, maintain, and sustain a network of creative communities among U.S. artists and cultural workers (those involved in.....Read More >

New Board Member June 2014

Jonah Landor-Yamagata is a painter and draftsman. He grew up in in Berkeley and Oakland, California, and attended Bard College (New York) then UC Santa Cruz (California), where he graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies in 2003.

The main theme of his work concerns tensions between modern life and the natural world, and he is drawn to situations where he notices the two interacting in interesting ways. By taking the time to observe, paint and draw he sees deeper levels of relationship between natural and human-created environments. In addition to his artistic work, Jonah has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector as a program manager and environmental educator. He moved to Berlin in 2012 to concentrate on developing his artistic practice.

Mission

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Mission Statement

USArtBerlin is an independent artist-run initiative affiliated with the Public Affairs Section of the U.S . Embassy. Our goals: to foster, maintain, and sustain a network of creative communities among U.S. artists and cultural workers (those involved in contemporary visual arts, performing arts, creative writing, music, related writing/theory/critique/journalism, curation, and non- & for-profit exhibition spaces) living and working in Berlin; to encourage and support cultural exchange between its members, friends, and the city of Berlin; to develop and maintain links with relevant governmental institutions, philanthropic and commercial entities, and similar networks in the U.S. for the benefit of members; to advocate for and practice responsible volunteerism and philanthropy, both locally and in the U.S.; and to seek and secure self-sustainability for the American creative community in Berlin.