The Monster Project + Urban Nation

 

When URBAN NATION Museum for Contemporary Art invited us to bring The Monster Project to Berlin, it wasn't hard to say yes.

 
 

We kicked off the project in July 2018 by welcoming almost 100 children to Urban Nation's production office. The kids spent a wonderful afternoon drawing monsters with us. After the event, we collected their amazing creatures and passed them along to professional artists from all over the world, asking them to reimagine the drawings in their own unique styles.

Images from the kids' drawing day in Berlin | Photos by Oliver Heinz, Edited by Nika Kramer

The aim of the project is to teach children about the power of their imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential. It shows them that their ideas are important and exposes them to the magic of art and collaboration. Plus, it's just really, really fun.

We're so excited to finally share the results of this wonderful partnership in our online gallery as well as in a live exhibition in Berlin! You can see the monsters in person now through Sept. 30, 2018 at Bülowstraße 97 (Open Tues–Sun, 10–6 PM).

We are also offering many of the monster artworks for sale to help us raise funds to continue our work as well as to benefit the children's hospice Berliner Herz

 Lilly, 9 yrs

Lilly, 9 yrs

  Jason Limon | Texas

Jason Limon| Texas

 Valetin, 9 yrs

Valetin, 9 yrs

  Aof Smith  | Thailand

Aof Smith | Thailand

 Mahira, 9 yrs

Mahira, 9 yrs

  Phoenix Chan  | New York

Phoenix Chan | New York

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Celestina, 10 yrs

  Oscar LLorens  | Spain
 Amjad, 9 yrs

Amjad, 9 yrs

  HERA  | Germany

HERA | Germany

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Emilian, 5y

  Onur  | Switzerland

Onur | Switzerland

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Collin, 8 yrs

  Mark Gmehling  | Germany

Mark Gmehling | Germany

 Leo, 7 yrs

Leo, 7 yrs

  Wes21  | Switzerland

Wes21 | Switzerland

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Student from Berlin

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Tuana, 7 yrs

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Jan, 6 yrs

  Bene Rohlman  | Germany

Bene Rohlman | Germany

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Nina, 10 yrs

 Nathaniel Rueda ( MUTE ) | Peru

Nathaniel Rueda (MUTE) | Peru

 Sol, 6 yrs

Sol, 6 yrs

  Clockbirds  | Australia

Clockbirds | Australia

 Mohamed, 11 yrs

Mohamed, 11 yrs

  Tony Riff  | UK
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Hussein, 8 yrs

 Taha, 6 yrs

Taha, 6 yrs

  Marco Mazzoni  | Italy
 Seryna, 8 yrs

Seryna, 8 yrs

  Yu Maeda  | California

Yu Maeda | California

 Marie, 12 yrs

Marie, 12 yrs

  Mimi Scholz  | Germany

Mimi Scholz | Germany

 Konrad, 9 yrs

Konrad, 9 yrs

  SaLu  | California

SaLu | California

 Alvin, 6 yrs

Alvin, 6 yrs

  Pink Power  | Russia

Pink Power | Russia

 Florel, 6 yrs

Florel, 6 yrs

  The London Police  | The Netherlands

The London Police | The Netherlands

 Georg, 6 yrs

Georg, 6 yrs

  Denton Watts  | Texas

Denton Watts | Texas

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Zahide, 5yrs

  Mateo Dineen  | Germany

Mateo Dineen | Germany

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Child from Berlin

  Aurelie Neyret  | France
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Mohammad, 11 yrs

  Deih XLF  | Spain

Deih XLF | Spain

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Sara, 9 yrs

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Otto, 9 yrs

  Sellfable  | Netherlands

Sellfable | Netherlands

 Mia, 8 yrs

Mia, 8 yrs

  Agata Karelus  | Poland

Agata Karelus | Poland

 Edgar, 6 yrs

Edgar, 6 yrs

  DZIA  | Belgium

DZIA | Belgium

 Seray, 8 yrs

Seray, 8 yrs

  Gaston Pacheco  | Argentina

Gaston Pacheco | Argentina

 Romy, 5 yrs

Romy, 5 yrs

  Vago  | Mexico

Vago | Mexico

 Oscar, 8 yrs

Oscar, 8 yrs

 Caspar, 5 yrs

Caspar, 5 yrs

  Faunwood  (Miranda Zimmerman) | Oregon

Faunwood (Miranda Zimmerman) | Oregon

 Mikaela, 10 yrs

Mikaela, 10 yrs

  Ruslan Suleimanov  | Kazakhstan

Ruslan Suleimanov | Kazakhstan

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Arabella, 8 yrs

  Ellen Jewett  | Canada
 Felix, 9 yrs

Felix, 9 yrs

  1 UP  | Germany

1 UP | Germany

 Child from Berlin

Child from Berlin

  Yaron Granot  | Germany

Yaron Granot | Germany

 Franziska, 10 yrs

Franziska, 10 yrs

 Tim Von Rueden ( Vonnart ) | Wisconsin

Tim Von Rueden (Vonnart) | Wisconsin

 Yasmine, 9 yrs

Yasmine, 9 yrs

  Nuno Viegas  | Portugal

Nuno Viegas | Portugal

 Moritz, 9 yrs

Moritz, 9 yrs

  Lora Zombie  | Toronto

Lora Zombie | Toronto

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  AKUT  | Germany

AKUT | Germany

 Jorden-Pascal, 12 yrs

Jorden-Pascal, 12 yrs

  Colin van der Slujis  | Netherlands

Colin van der Slujis | Netherlands

 Erika, 6 yrs

Erika, 6 yrs

  Alex Konahin  | Latvia

Alex Konahin | Latvia

 Joseph, 7 yrs

Joseph, 7 yrs

  Nomad Clan  | UK
 Emily, 5 yrs

Emily, 5 yrs

  LURK  | Canada

LURK | Canada

 Moritz, 5 yrs

Moritz, 5 yrs

 Ella, 6 yrs

Ella, 6 yrs

  Bust  | Switzerland

Bust | Switzerland

 Sterin, 6 yrs

Sterin, 6 yrs

  Staalegerhardsen  | Norway
 Olivia, 8 yrs

Olivia, 8 yrs

  Ester Conceicao  | Florida

Ester Conceicao | Florida

 Child from Berlin

Child from Berlin

  David de la Mano  | Uruguay
 Mio, 4 yrs

Mio, 4 yrs

  Insane51  | Greece

Insane51 | Greece

 Emir, 5 yrs

Emir, 5 yrs

  Katie Gamb  | Wisconsin

Katie Gamb | Wisconsin

 Hamza, 7 yrs

Hamza, 7 yrs

  Matt Griffin  | Ireland

Matt Griffin | Ireland

 Elina, 7 yrs

Elina, 7 yrs

  Archan Nair  | India

Archan Nair | India