Artist, Educator, Director of Picture Berlin; Co-Director of WirWir and Sonntag Berlin
April Gertler is an American-born artists whose work is rooted in social practices and has been realized in a variety of forms: a hybrid artist residency PICTURE BERLIN (started in 2010), an ongoing lecture performance series, podcasts, self-published books, and cultural events using self-initiated project spaces as platforms. SONNTAG is a nomadic project space initiative started in 2012 with Adrian Schiesser, offering an invited artist a platform to show their work in a private apartment on a Sunday afternoon. TAKE THE CAKE started in 2014, and is both a lecture/baking performance and a podcast–concentrating on an in-depth analysis of one cake through the history of its ingredients using a feminist, postcolonial perspective. The most recent project WIRWIR, started 2020, connects to the immediate neighbourhood in Berlin Neukölln through a diversity of events, exhibitions, discussions, presentations and walks. Gertler lives and works in Berlin.