Natalia Irina Roman Event

Maker, creator

Since 2006 in Berlin. 10 years + of work on space design and space creation. Mixed media installation work, city research and art in public space since 2010. Working with various formats, including public talks and text. Exhibited in solo and group shows in Germany and abroad. Speaker on topics such as space-making, public art and co-housing. Background in Fine Arts and Public Policy. Former professional chess player.


Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2024 48 mal warten, 48H Neukölln, Berlin
2024 In-ner Transit, RCI, New York City
2024 slow down, installation art for train passengers, Waldwick, NJ, USA
2024 Closed Drawers, Avery, Columbia University, New York City
2023 Invisible Strings, Urbane Praxis, Berlin
2023 Invisible Strings, KaosPilot, Aarhus, DK
2022 Lumbung Lounge, with Guerilla Architects, at Stellwerk Galerie, Kulturbahnhof, Kassel, DE
2018 Along the Lines, various former signal towers of Deutsche Bahn, on the Ring Bahn and on the S-Bahn Line 3; the exhibition included public talks about disused DB property, DB mindbox and Nicolaihaus, Berlin
2018 Follow, Harnack-Haus, Berlin
2015-17 Arbeitstisch, Leben und Wohnen im Kiez e.V., Berlin
2014 Halle 125, Kunst am Spreeknie Festival, Reinbeckhallen, Berlin
2013 Just another Boat, Round the Corner Gallery, Lisbon
2012 Flying Ships, 48H Neukölln Festival; Prachtsaal Neukölln, Berlin
2010 Asphalt Grün, Peter-Behrens-Halle, Plattenvereinigung, Berlin

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2024 Koppelweg Competition, art drafts of the ten finalists, art for a public school in Neukölln, Berlin
2023 TrustFunD, art interventions part of the series, Falscher Fisch, Berlin
2022-3 Rabbits and Rails, Halles Saint Géry, Brussels (BE), Estoanian Road Museum, Varbuse (EST), Museo di Geografia, Padova (IT), Verkehrszentrum, Deutsches Museum, Munich (DE)
2022 Unter den Nägeln, Thüringer Landtag, Erfurt (DE)
2021 Art and Public Transport, Rabryka, Görlitz (DE)
2021 Zur Kenntnis genommen, St. & St., PANDION Grid Cabins, Berlin
2020 Connecting Lights, Industriesalon, Berlin
2019 Urban Refractions, Urban Art Week, Kimgo Project Space, Berlin
2019 Manifest of Practice, Bauhaus 100, Thüringenhaus, Berlin
2018 Curatorial Part Uno, Alte Münze, Berlin
2018 Dissolving Boundaries, University Library, Weimar
2017 Tracing Utopia, installations with André Stache, Löwenpalais (Stiftung Starke) & Biesdorf Schloss (ZKR), Berlin
2015-16 Antje Konservatorium, Antje Oeklesund, Berlin
2014 Macht Geld, Schöneweide Kreativ, Berlin
2014 More than a Million, GlogauAIR, Berlin
2013 Warp & Woof, It’s a Matter of Storytelling, District Berlin
2013 Zerbrechlich, Exhibition Factory Opening, Bard College Berlin
2013 Personal Expressions, Hertie School, Berlin

Teaching (selected)

SoSe 2024, Lecturer, International Summer School, University of Arts, Berlin
Spring 2024, Lecturer, “Reclaiming spaces along railway tracks“, Columbia University, New York City
Spring 2024, Lecturer, “Railway art and every day train journeys”, Bard College Queens, New York City
WiSe 2023/4, Lecturer, “Railway Knots, Bauhaus University Weimar
SoSe 2023, Lecturer, “Art and Train“, University of Arts, Berlin
SoSe 2023, Lecturer, “Waiting at HBF“, Bauhaus University Weimar
SoSe 2022, Lecturer, “Railway Stories”, International Summer School, Bauhaus University Weimar
SoSe 2022, Lecturer, “Art and Train: Transform actual train journeys into your art“, Bauhaus University Weimar
WiSe 2018/19, Lecturer, “Disused Spaces of the Railway”, Institute for City Planning, TU Berlin
WiSe 2017/18, Lecturer, “Along the Train Tracks“, MFA Public Art & New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus University Weimar

Research & Curatorial Projects (selected)

2023, Speaker, Technology and Mobility, international conference, Society of Philosophy and Technology, Tokyo
2022, Speaker, Public Transport as Public Space, Putspace, Halles Saint Gery, Brussels
2022, Speaker, Radical Entanglements: Architectures, Societies, Environments, Politics, international conference, Eindhoven University, Eindhoven (NL)
2021, Speaker, Art and Public Transport, art panel, Putspace, Rabryka, Görlitz (DE)
2021 Creator, Moderator, Collaborative Forms of Living, public talk with Caroline Rosenthal (Mietshäuser Syndikat), Dr. Michael LaFond (id22: Institute for Creative Sustainability) and Wenke Christoph (State Secretary for Housing), Spreefeld, Berlin
2020 Speaker, On Architecture, public talk with Matthew Evan Taylor, Warren James, Paul Clemence, Christopher Stewart, by Dannielle Tegeder, Berlin/New York
2019 Creator, Curator, Along the Lines II, exhibition with Maria Vill, David Mannstein and Anna Talens (winners of the Open Call), S-Bahn Tempelhof und Erkner
2019 Creator, Moderator, Curating Disused Spaces of DB, talk with Achim Landgraf (DB), Niels Kramer (Kompetenzstelle Bahnhof VBB), DB mindbox, Berlin
2019 Creator, Curator, Zone C I, artist residence with Sara Piotrowska, Mateusz Szymanowski (winners of the Open Call), Projekthaus Potsdam
2019 Speaker, Impossible Complicities, conference on participatory approaches, Metropolen Haus, Berlin
2019 Artist in residence, Kunsthalle Below, video and text, with Achim Wamßler, winners Open Call, Below (DE)
2018 Creator, Moderator, Disused Spaces of DB, talk w. Dr. Michael Hölzinger (DB), Heike Pieper (Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz), Prof. Frank Eckardt (Bauhaus Uni.), Udo Dittfurth (S-Bahn Museum), Nicolaihaus, Berlin
2018 Creator, Speaker, Trains and Art, talk with Onno Szillis (DB), Prof. Jörg Hintzer (Bauhaus University), Michael Knoll (VBKI), DB mindbox, Berlin
2017 Speaker, Considerations in Urban Aesthetic, conference on planning, mobility and every day, Aalto and Helsinki University
2015 & 2017 Artist, MigrARTE, participative art, with Rocio Vásquez and Sonia Peters, Berlin
2016 Artist in residence, Zukunftswerkstatt, with raumlabor Berlin, IBA Thüringen, Wüstenrot Stiftung, Apolda (DE)
2016 Creator, Space Transformation, talk with Johann König (König Galerie), Bettina Springer (Espace Surplus), Dimitri Hegemann (Kraftwerk Berlin), Michael Knoll (VBKI), Hertie Foundation, CLB Berlin
2011-14 Creator, Writer, One Month, 31 Portraits, storytelling with photo and text with Roland Siegloff, Yamina El Atlassi, Ana- Marija Cvitic (among others), Berlin
2010 Creator, Space Design, talk with Dimitri Hegemann (Kraftwerk Berlin), Claus Asam (Plattenvereinigung), Johann Küpper (Stattbad Wedding), Peter-Behrens-Halle, Berlin

Awards & Grants (selected)

2024 Signal Funding, installation art at 48H Neukölln, Berlin
2024 Fulbright Grant, art research, Columbia University, New York City
2022-4 Winner, Bauhaus Module, innovative teaching formats at Bauhaus University Weimar
2023 Welt.Raum.Bauhaus Grant, conference on technology and mobility, Tokio
2021-2 Bauhaus Grant, installation art, video and city research, Berlin
2021 Winner, research and exhibition grant “Putspace”, Leibniz Institute, Leipzig
2021 Winner, Call for Ideas, “Hertie Summit: Zusammenleben. Zusammenhalten”, Berlin
2021 Along the Lines, selected as part of the Network of Berlin Independent Art Spaces
2020 Winner, art competition “Connecting Lights”, Industriesalon, Berlin
2019 Residency, “Minimal Travelling”, Kunsthalle Below, Germany
2019 Project funding, “Art and Former Signal Towers”, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin
2018 Project funding, “Along the lines”, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin
2016-18 Bauhaus Grant, installation art and city research, Berlin
2017 Welt.Raum.Bauhaus Grant, conference on urban aesthetics, Lahti & Helsinki
2016 IBA Grant, lab & residency, raumlabor & Wüstenrot Stiftung, Apolda
2009-10 Project Funding, “Asphalt Grün”, Hertie Foundation, Berlin
2007-09 Hertie Foundation Grant, graduate studies, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
2006-07 ECLA Grant, graduate studies, Bard College Berlin

Study & Research (selected)

Public Art, City Research at Bauhaus University Weimar // Fine Arts and Art Research
Professional Programme, KaosPilot, Aarhus, DK // Experience Design
Art Policy, Art Spaces at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin // Master of Public Policy
Installation Art, Video at Bard College Berlin // Visual Arts
Negotiation, Law at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main // LLM


Trans Europe Halles Network (since 2024)
Syndikatstiftung (since 2023)
Urbane Praxis Network (since 2023)
Network of Independent Art Spaces (since 2021)
New Society for Visual Arts, nGbK (since 2019)
Mietshäuser Syndikat (since 2017)
Network for Art in Public Space, bbk (since 2017)
Berlinerpool Artists Network (since 2013)
Leben und Wohnen im Kiez (2008-2021)
Spotted by Locals Writers Network (2008-18)