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Simone Haack

Prologue | Simone, imagine if the pandemic did not dominate our lives at the moment and we could meet in your home or in your studio. Where would we talk together? We meet in my studio in Berlin’s Pankow district; it’s on the top (6th upper) storey of a pre-fab high-rise on a traffic artery. The whole building houses studios; from the outside, it seems empty, but inside it is full of life. And currently, a lot of construction and renovation is going on – everything’s very chaotic, with tradesmen everywhere. The corridors still have the green-brown patterned wallpapers from communist East German times. But my studio is very well-lit and white, and it has a fantastic view … onto a car dealership, supermarkets, private garden plots, gray-blue office buildings, and a discount hotel. Maybe we are sitting at your favorite place? Yes, on my white, patent leather couch. The shelf with my art books is behind us, and in front of us are the pictures I’m currently painting, beside each other on several canvases. Where do you come from, where were you born when? I grew up in Gyhum, an old village with 400 residents between Bremen and Hamburg. The village has no hospital, so I was born in Rotenburg/Wümme in 1978. How and where do you currently live and work? We live in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district near Gleisdreieck Park. I do my artistic work in my studio in Pankow/Weißensee. Which stations and people have shaped you? Artistically, primarily the stages of …

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Image caption: Studio Simone Haack, Photo Julia Grossi

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