Who Cares? Feminist Art Festival 2022

The right distance – Festival about Care work

As human beings we want to care and to be cared for to remain related to others. Under the title The Right Distance the second edition of the Who Cares? Feminist Art Festival invites artists, activists and cultural workers to reflect on the interstitial space that is created between the caregiver and the cared-for.

Care is usually regarded from the perspective of the caregiver as something that is given to or done for another living being. This approach forgets the vital role of the cared-for in maintaining this relationship. With The Right Distance the festival reinforces the idea of care as a relationship between two parties that are equally responsible for staying in relatedness, even though their roles are different. Moving away from the paternalistic approach of care that is based on projections and principles, care as a relational practice depends upon the one-caring as well as the cared-for being in a state of receptivity in which the right distance is constantly actualized.

With seven exhibition pieces, nine workshop, seventeen performances, two talks and further inclusive formats (also for kids, teenagers, cis-men u.a.) and 600 visitors, the festival in September 2022 contributed to an overarching reflection on care work.

Valeria Schwarz

Curator und artistic director

Lorène Blanche Goesele


Georg Zolchow, Inés Mora

Public relations

Marie Benthin

Assistance/art mediation

Victoria Tomaschko, Christian Vagt


Svenja Gräfen


Carla Isern

Exhibition design

Stephanie Becker

Graphic design

Emily Hawkins

Translation DE-EN

Wies Hermans


Seraphine Peries

Translation EN-DE

Johannes Plank


Coven Berlin, Rebekka E. Böhme, Berit Fischer, Svenja Gräfen, Feministische Gesundheitsrecherchegruppe, Valeria Graziano & Maddalena Fragnito (Pirate Care), Modjgan Hashemian & Kaveh Ghaemi, The Hologram, Justyna Koeke, Rebecca Korang, Kollektiv(e) Selbstausbeutung (HKS Ottersberg), Ileana Pascalau, Kathleen Rappolt, Dirk Sorge, Valeria Schwarz/Arturo Martínez Steele, Janosch Krotz/Olivia Szczypek, Über den Tellerrand, Rolling THF Radio, Steven Solbrig, Rosmarie Weinlich, Mareike Wenzel, Johanna Fröhlich Zapata


Berlin, GER, 2022
Supported by: Spartenoffene Förderung (Berlin) and Hauptstadtkulturfonds (Berlin)