GlogauAIR gGmbH is a nonprofit organisation founded in 2006 by Chema Alvargonzález as a meeting point to provide international-artists in multiple disciplines the opportunity to develop their artistic practice in the city of Berlin. Activities take place in Chema's former studio building in Berlin Kreuzberg. The word GlogauAIR comes from the phonetic combination of Glogauer Strasse; the name of the street where it is located, and its purpose; an Artist in Residence program where artists can develop their own journey in the city of Berlin; a pioneering metropolis for contemporary global culture.
The residency program provides a multidisciplinary platform for artistic production, collaboration and exchange for artists from diverse geographical backgrounds. It comprises of 10 studios and a 150 m² Project Space in the ground floor. Every three months artists take part in an Openstudio show and an exhibition of international artists working in Berlin that takes place at the same time in the Project Space. The Project Space also hosts a wide variety of complementary activities such as exhibitions, festivals, meetings, workshops, artist's talks and presentations.
Chema's studio was part of a school formed by three buildings constructed in 1896 by Ludwig Hoffmann, one of the city's most prominent architects and key to its early town planning. The main building was bombed during the war and was never rebuilt. The building is listed under Denkmalschutz (planning protection) and is located in the trendy district of Kreuzberg well known for its rich alternative artistic scene.