Samuel Perea-Díaz (b. 1988, Spain) is a cross-disciplinary artist, researcher, and spatial designer. His practice spans sound art, architecture, and curation. Having earned a degree in Architecture and an MA in Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, he has worked for several architect and artist studios in Berlin and London, designing museum scenography, exhibitions, and art installations.

Samuel focuses primarily on sound, constantly exploring how listening as practice intersects with sonic activism, archives, and aural architecture. He has created site-specific installations and sound-focused objects that deal with sonification, sound relocation, field recording, and virtual reality. Recent exhibitions include group shows at Halle am Berghain (2024), daadgalerie (2024), Haus der Statistik (2024), Errant Bodies Studio (2023), Instinct (2023), GlogauAIR (2022), Tieranatomisches Theater (2022), 48H Neukölln (2021), SoundsAbout (2020-2022), CLB Gallery (2020), and the Akademie der Künste (2019). He has received installation commissions from Germany - Matter of Activity, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and England - SONCITIES, Oxford University.

Perea-Díaz's academic and artistic research is at the intersection of critical spatial practices. His practice is often based on artistic research and explores systems of knowledge in the fields of queer and sound studies. He has taught seminars on sound mapping and curating at Humboldt University and Berlin University of the Arts. He conducted different sound walks and sonic diagramming workshops in various cultural institutions. 
Samuel's independent research has evolved into various curatorial projects, which include exhibitions such as 'Listening to Listening' at 48 Hours Neukölln and 'Ocaña. Der Engel, der in der Qual singt’ at the Schwules Museum in Berlin and ‘An AIDS Walkthrough' at WeAreVillage.





GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 Tom of Finland Festival  | Berghain Halle, Berlin, DE

2024 Concrete Dreams of Sound   |  daadgalerie, Berlin, DE

2024 The Price of m2   |  Co-Making Matters, Haus der Statistik, Berlin, DE

2023 Material Auralities  |  Errant Bodies Studio, Berlin, DE

2023 Instinct #12 - An AIDS Walkthrough  |  WeAreVillage, Berlin, DE

2022 UdK Graduation Show |  CHB, Berlin, DE

2022 +comdays, Queer Art Festival  |  The REED, Berlin, DE

2022 – 2021 Stretching Materialities |  TAT - Tieranatomisches Theater, Berlin, DE

2021 Listening to Listening  |  TOP e.V, Neukölln 48 Stunden Festival, Berlin, DE

2020 Navigating Berlin  |  CLB, Berlin, DE

2019 Kontakte´19 Biennial for Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art  |  Akademie der Künste Berlin, DE


SOLO SHOWS

2023 – 2022 Sonic Interstices  |  GlogauAIR Project Space, Berlin, DE

2022 Transitory Sonic Bodies  |  Vorspiel / transmediale, SoundsAbout, Berlin, DE

2021 Untitled (Topoanalysis)  |  SoundsAbout, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin, DE


WORKSHOPS

2024 Form(ing)Matter(of)sound  |  Art workshop in collaboration with Jona Wolf, DAAD, Berlin, DE

2022 A Building Made of Sound  |  Art workshop in collaboration with Gascia Ouzounian and Mariana Carvalho, GlogauAIR, Berlin, DE

2022 Queer Sound Mapping  |  Art workshop in collaboration with Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo, Schwules Museum Berlin, DE

2022 Willowalks. A Sound Exploration | Soundwalk for VR Worldings for Planetary Emergency, TAT, Berlin

2021 Rhythmic Encounters  |  Soundwalk for Wild Frictions - The Politics and Poetics of Interruptions,
Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2019 Rhythmic Encounters  |  Soundwalk for FoWe, Critical Geography Conferences. Berlin, DE

2019 Rhythmic Encounters  |  Soundwalk for *C*A*R*E: International Urban Studies Conference. TU-Wien, Vienna, AT


ART RESIDENCIES

2024 – 2023 C3a, Residencias Artísticas Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba, SP

2022 GlogauAIR, Berlin Guest Residency, Berlin, DE (October-December 2022)

2022 Near Community, online (June-July 2022)

2022 O Espaço do Tempo, part of ‘Slippery Surfaces’ by analu, Montemor-o-Novo, PT (February 2022)

2021 Stretching Senses School, part of Matters of Activity - HU, Berlin, DE (October-December 2021)


ARTIST TALKS

2024 Escuela de Artes de San Telmo, Málaga, SP

2023 Martin-Gropius-Bau part of General Idea’s exhibition, Berlin, DE

2023 Berlin School of Design and Communication, DE

2023 TU Berlin part of Soundscape Projekt, DE

2022 Schwules Museum part of Queer Art and Activism, DE

2021 Andalusian Center For Contemporary Art part of A Secas. Artistas Andaluces de Ahora, Sevilla, SP

2020 Architecture [discussion] FUND, Vilnius, LT


PERFORMANCE

2024 daadgalerie with Nicole L’Huieller, Berlin, DE


GRANTS

2024-2023 Production Grant for Visual Artists | C3a - Junta de Andalucía, Córdoba, SP

2023 Research Grant for Visual Artists and Curators | Berlin Senat, DE

2022 Funding for Cultural Projects | Spanish Embassy in Berlin, DE


AWARDS

2024 Nominated, Humboldt Award for Excellence in Teaching 2023  | HU bologna.lab, DE

2022 Awared, Berlin Guest Resident Prize promoted by Memoria Artística Chema Alvargonzalez | GlogauAIR, DE

2021 Awarded, A Secas. Artistas Andaluces de Ahora  | CAAC - Andalusian Center For Contemporary Art, SP

2019 Awarded, Beca de Investigación NY | ARQUIA & Real Academia de las Bellas Artes de San Fernando, SP


TEACHING  

2024 – 2023 Humboldt University (HU), Humboldt International Study Abroad. Three editions/semesters. 
Seminar: Exhibitions and Exhibits. Perspectives on Curating.

2023 – 2021 Humboldt Humboldt University (HU), Berlin Perspectives. Five editions/semesters, DE
Seminar: Mapping Berlin, Geography of Sound.

2023 Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Master Sound Studies and Sonic Arts
Workshop: Mapping the Sonic City, co-teaching together with Gascia Ouzounian.

2021 – 2019 Humboldt University (HU), Berlin Perspectives. Five editions/semesters.
Seminar: Berlin Sonic. Auditory Collective Explorations, co-teaching together with Banu Çiçek Tülü.


PUBLICATIONS

2021 Article, Book: Rhythmic Encounters: A Sonic Manifesto. Architecture [discussion] FUND Vilnius,
Lithuania. ISBN 978-609-95641-1-1.

2021 Project publication, Magazine: “PASCAL”, UdK. Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin. Page 44.


CURATORIAL WORK

2023 Material Auralities, co-curated with Eleni-Ira Panourgia at Errant Bodies Studio, Berlin, DE

2023 An AIDS Walkthrough, co-curated with Eric Le Rouge at WeAreVillage, Berlin, DE

2022 Ocaña. Der Engel, der in der Qual Singt, co-curated with Pepe Sánchez-Molero at Schwules Museum Berlin, DE
2021 Listening to Listening, co-curated with Tuçe Erel at TOP e.V, Neukölln 48 Stunden, Berlin, DE






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