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

Celestina, 10 yrs

Celestina, 10 yrs

Oscar LLorens  | Spain
Amjad, 9 yrs

Amjad, 9 yrs

HERA  | Germany

HERA | Germany

Emilian, 5y

Emilian, 5y

Onur  | Switzerland

Onur | Switzerland

Collin, 8 yrs

Collin, 8 yrs

Mark Gmehling  | Germany

Mark Gmehling | Germany

Leo, 7 yrs

Leo, 7 yrs

Wes21  | Switzerland

Wes21 | Switzerland

Student from Berlin

Student from Berlin

Tuana, 7 yrs

Tuana, 7 yrs

Thomas Gieseke  | Kansas
Jan, 6 yrs

Jan, 6 yrs

Bene Rohlman  | Germany

Bene Rohlman | Germany

Nina, 10 yrs

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
Hussein, 8 yrs

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

Zahide, 5yrs

Zahide, 5yrs

Mateo Dineen  | Germany

Mateo Dineen | Germany

Child from Berlin

Child from Berlin

Aurelie Neyret  | France
Mohammad, 11 yrs

Mohammad, 11 yrs

Deih XLF  | Spain

Deih XLF | Spain

Sara, 9 yrs

Sara, 9 yrs

Otto, 9 yrs

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

Arabella, 8 yrs

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