March 01, 2025 → 2025→ architecture

Space Department Nara | Japan | Artist-in-Residence 2025

Gabi got invited to be an architect-in-residence at the 'Space Department Nara' in Japan for spring 2025.

'Space Department' is an artist-in-residence programme dedicated to supporting local and international artists and architects. It is a place where people can live, collaborate, research, test, make, exhibit and share ideas while being inspired by the ancient historic city of Nara, Japan. The department´s mission is to encourage the growth of contemporary art and artists in Nara City and to engage with the local community in relation to artistic expressions related to "space", while being inspired by the lessons of the ancients and the sensibilities of Japanese culture.

The space is located in a renovated 90-year-old farmhouse near the world heritage sites of Toshodai-ji and Yakushi-ji in Nara.



Space Department Nara

Bodies Move Differently in Presence | TU München | Publication

'Bodies Move Differently in Presence' focuses on the (human) body in analog space in the era of digital communication - and documents the interdisciplinary symposium of the same name and the accompanying exhibition at the Chair of Fine Arts at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) from October 24/25, 2022.

A book edited by 
Prof. Tina Haase 
Elke Dreier 

With works and essays by_
Elke Dreier, Tina Haase, David Helbich, Mmakhotso Lamola, Ute Heim, Melanie Krueger, Antonio del Laguardia, Angelika Schwarz, Julien Previeux, Louise Walleneit, Daniel Stoecker, Florian Lechner, Gabi Schillig, Yui Kawaguchi, Florian Ecker, Paula Kohlmann, Paranose Production, Karin Hochstatter, Irina Gheorghe, Gabriele Klein, Lena Grossmann, Katharina Voigt

Verlag/Publishing House: Intervallverlag
Herausgebende/Editors: Prof. Tina Haase, Elke Dreier, 2024
200 Seiten, 138 farbige Abbildungen, Softcover
Fadenbindung, 29,7 × 21,0 cm
Grafikdesign/Graphic Design: atac
ISBN: 978-3-949862-94-6

Technical University of Munich
TUM School of Engineering and Design
Department of Architecture
Lehrstuhl für Bildende Kunst


April 25, 2024 → 2024

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst | FHNW Basel | Advisory Board

In April 2024 Gabi will return to Basel, Switzerland for the 4th annual meeting of the Advisory Board of FHNW / Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst. "The advisory board accompanies and advises the FHNW HGK with their specialist and practial expertise in all matters of higher education development." 

The members of the Advisory Board are_ Dr. Danah Abdullah (University of Arts London), Sabine Himmelsbach (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel), Prof. Dr. Anupama Kundoo (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam), Prof. Gabi Schillig (UdK Berlin), Christoph Schmid (Interactive Things, Zurich), Pedro Wirz (Artist, Zurich), Esther Zumsteg (Cabinet, Herzog de Meuron)

FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst 

March 18, 2024 → 2024→ body

ダイロッカン:dai6okkan 2024 | 6okken – Yamanashi, Japan | Residency Art Festival

6okken will hold a month-long residency art festival 'dai 6okkan 2024' from March 1 – 31, 2024. 18 artists are invited to join the artist residency (March 18 – 31) and the art festival (March 30 – 31). 

Since 2022, 6okken has been operating an 'artist-run residence' in Kawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture, based in six cottages, where living/expressive activities/management are combined, participating in art festivals across the country, collaborating with art institutions worldwide, and developing and practicing camp-based workshops.

Through cross-disciplinary dialogue with the 'outside', we are working to increase the number of'perspectives that would disappear from the world if we let go of them' and the environment to protect them.

Artists from abroad will participate in the camp, making it a site for artistic practice that transcends language barriers. In addition to the main programme mentioned above, the camp will propagate knowledge, inspiration and networks of new artistic practices from the foot of Mt Fuji through exchange programmes with people from art festivals, universities and cultural organizations from Japan and abroad, community lunches with local people and online transmission throughout the month.

(text by 6okken)

▢参加アーティスト分野を超えて国内外から集まった18名のアーティストが参加。VISION・TOUCH・AUDITIONの3グループに分かれ14日間の滞在制作を実施し、会期終盤、フィナーレとなる3月30日と31日の2日間には、そのすべてのプロセスを追体験するパフォーマンスとワークショップが行われます。安齋 励應/ Astrid Braide Eriksson/ Adam Gustafsson/ 今宿 未悠/ 大上 巧真/ 太田 遥月/ 加藤 昌美/ Gabi Schilli/  川島 大輔/ 後藤 宙/ 小宮りさ麻吏奈/ ソー・ソウエン/ 豊島 彩花/ 中尾 一平/ 二藤 建人/ 花形 槙/ 三好 彼流/  Hyejeong Yun


March 01, 2024 → 2024→ architecture

architektur kollektiv | Interview

"architektur kollektiv spoke to Gabi Schillig, who „explores and shapes performative, dialogical spatial structures and spaces of communication“ in her work. At Raumklasse @ UdK Berlin she passes on her knowledge and experience to students. In this interview Caroline Steffen talked to her about her project ‚soft spaces machines’, collaborating with dancers, her way of illustrating concepts and what she wants to pass on to her students."

interview #25 / gabi schillig

February 08, 2024 → 2024→ lecture

SAIC – School of the Art Institute of Chicago | USA | Lecture

Gabi got invited by Nelly Agassi to give a talk about her work within the scope of her class at SAIC – School of the Art Institute of Chicago on "Soft Logic" in which "students will focus on the idea of softness and develop projects framed with readings on affect, intimacy, radical softness, touch, and soft identities."

School of the Art Institute of Chicago – SAIC

January 12, 2024 → 2024→ book

Kobo Chika Gallery | Tokyo, Japan | Artists´ Book Week

The Artists´ Book Week at Kobo Chika Gallery in Tokyo will take place from January 12 – 21, 2024. Gabi´s books and catalogs will be part of the show. 

Kobo Chika Gallery
2-chōme-23 Ebisu, Shibuya City
Tokyo 150-0013, Japan

OPEN 水 - 日 13:00-19:00 (日・祝日 18:00まで、最終日 17:00まで)
CLOSED 月・火 (月曜日が祝日の場合も休廊)      

Kobo Chika

December 02, 2023 → 2023→ exhibition

Kobo Chika Gallery | Tokyo, Japan | soft space machines | Exhibition

soft space machines 
metamorphoses of (super)flatness

performance and activation by Yui Kawaguchi 
December 02, 2023

artist talk 
December 06, 2023

December 02 – 08, 2023 
opening hours 1–7pm
Mon/Tue closed


Kobo Chika Gallery
2-chōme-23 Ebisu, Shibuya City
Tokyo 150-0013, Japan

Kobo Chika Gallery

November 13, 2023

Aomori Contemporary Art Centre | Japan | Artist-in-Residence

Gabi will be a guest artist / artist-in-residence at ACAC – Aomori Contemporary Art Centre in Japan from November 13 – 26, 2023. 

Aomori Contemporary Art Center

Nov 07, 2023 → 2023→ lecture

Dialogical Spaces – Spaces of Communication | Musashino Art University Tokyo, Japan | Lecture

Gabi will give a lecture on both, her artistic work and teaching at UdK Berlin, at Musahino Art University Tokyo.

November 07, 2023 – 17h

MAU Takanodai Campus
Bldg. 2, Room 206

Musashino Art University 
1-736 Ogawa-cho, Kodaira-shi
Tokyo187-8505, Japan

Musashino Art University Tokyo