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

Saiko Neon | Lake Saiko, Japan | Artist-in-Residence

Gabi got invited as artist-in-residence at Saiko Neon in Japan for autumn 2023.

"Saiko Neon is an artist-in-residence set up on the shore of Lake Saiko, one of Fuji Five Lakes in Yamanashi Prefecture. Lake Saiko is located in the foot of Fuji, less than two hours away from Tokyo, and offers a glimpse of the magnificent natural environment and various Japanese cultures." (text: Saiko Neon)

Saiko Neon

Wearable Houses | Tamagawa University Tokyo, Japan | with Susan Pietzsch | Talk & Workshop


October 4 – 6, 2023
Tokyo – Japan 

家を身に纏う 建築がジュエリーになる時


スーザン・ピーチ(SCHMUCK  創始者)およびガビ・シリッグ(ベルリン芸術大学 空間および展覧会デザイン講座教授)の2名のドイツ人アーティストによるワークショップ。

wearable houses – how jewellery from architecture grows

At a time when informations and data dominate our lives, there is an urgent need to re-engage with physical space. By exploring specific architectural situations, we will develop an awareness of structures and forms that enable us to perceive beauty and the ornamental, giving stability to our inner and outer world going beyond pure function.

Through transmissions into other materials and dimensions, a new and expanded imagination of jewellery and architecture, two artistic forms that relate to the body in a very specific way, enfolds.

The aim is to experience and understand the potential of both for one's own personality and self-image through new perceptions. From large to very small, jewellery and architecture, in their very own quality, hold a scale for multilayered modes of action in social interaction and communication.

A workshop by the German artists Susan Pietzsch (founder of SCHMUCK2) and Gabi Schillig (Studio for Dialogical Spaces, Berlin & professor for Spatial and Exhibition Design at the Berlin University of the Arts).

Susan Pietzsch
Schmuck 2
Tamagawa University

ca o studio / Yuto Takamuro

Oct 3, 2023 → 2023

Future(s) Of Space | Tama Art University Tokyo, Japan | Lecture

Gabi will be giving a guest lecture at Tama Art University at the Department for Architecture and Environmental Design. 

October 3rd, 2023
16.30 – 18.00h

Tama Art University, Tokyo 
Graduate School and Faculty of Art and Design
Haijochi Campus
2-1723 Yarimizu Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0394

Tama Art University
Department of Architecture and Environmental Design

April 27, 2023 → 2023

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst | FHNW Basel | Advisory Board

In April 2023 Gabi will return to Basel for the 3rd 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), Esther Zumsteg (Herzog de Meuron). 

FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst 

Alberti´s Window & Other Worldviews | Syracuse University School of Architecture, Florence, Italy | Lecture

Gabi got invited by Daniele Profeta (Syracuse University School of Architecture in Florence) to speak in his visual-studies seminar about the future questions of spatial design and their entangelment with media ecologies between bodies and landscapes. 

About the course_ "Alberti’s Window & other Worldviews Renaissance architect Leon Battista Alberti was one of the first to link the architectural window to a larger metaphorical meaning. In De pictura Alberti utilized the image of the open window, la finestra aperta, to conceptualize this architectural element as a framing device for a series of interrelationships rather than an autonomous object itself. (...) At a time when the digital realm affects the built environment and vice versa, when screens become virtual windows that overlay the physical ones, this course will be organized around a series of field trips studying Renaissance windows in Florence, as well as workshops teaching representation techniques focusing on contemporary imaging technologies (ranging from 3D scanning to VR applications)." (course description, D. Profeta)

March 15, 2023
Syracuse University – School of Architecture 
Florence, Italy 

Syracuse University School of Architecture Florence
Architecture Program

Accento – Die Stadt im Klavier VI | a collaboration with Yui Kawaguchi & Aki Takase | Performance, Piano, Performative Architectures

In der sechsten Variation ihrer Duo-Serie „Die Stadt im Klavier“ laden die beiden japanischen Künstlerinnen, die Choreografin und Tänzerin Yui Kawaguchi und die Komponistin und Pianistin Aki Takase (Albert-Mangelsdorff-Preis 2021) die Gestalterin Gabi Schillig ein, mit ihren architektonischen Fragmenten, den Akzenten städtischen Lebens Gestalt zu geben. 

Expressiver Flügel, Tanz-Körper-Rhythmen und performative Architekturen locken in eine Stadt voller einzigartiger Akzente und Pointierungen. Akzente, die nach einer Zeit der Stille wieder aktiv werden. 

Fr. 16. Dezember 2022 – Premiere 20 Uhr
Sa. 17. Dezember 2022 – 20 Uhr
So. 18. Dezember 2022 – 18 Uhr


silent green kulturquartier | Kuppelhalle 
Gerichtstr. 35
13347 Berlin

Konzept, Choreographie, Tanz: Yui Kawaguchi 
Konzept, Komposition, Klavier: Aki Takase 
Bühnenbild, Performative Architekturen: Gabi Schillig
Licht, Technik: Fabian Bleisch 
Assistenz: Ayko Bleisch 
Produktion: Rosi Ulrich 
PR & ÖA: K3 Berlin 

Eine Produktion von Yui Kawaguchi | Mendora. Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von Neustart Kultur. 

silent green kulturquartier
Yui Kawaguchi
Aki Takase

Hello architecture, my name is... | TU Berlin - Institut für Architektur | Lecture

Hello architecture, my name is... 

Gabi Schillig
02.12.2022 – 17h

Material, Körper und Kommunikation – in der Arbeit von Gabi Schillig stehen diese im Zentrum eines experimentellen Gestaltungsprozesses. Immer wieder treten maßstabslose Körper in Relation zum öffentlichen, zum gebauten Raum – Ausstellung, Stadt und Landschaft werden auf unmittelbare Weise verbunden und eröffnen neue Kommunikationsräume. Gabi Schillig ist Professorin für Raumbezogenes Entwerfen und Ausstellungsgestaltung an der Universität der Künste Berlin und entwickelt künstlerisch-gestalterische Projekte im Rahmen ihres ‚Studio for Dialogical Spaces’.

Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Architektur
- Halle 7 - 
Str. des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin