SALOON Network





The SALOON Network fosters a community within the art world that exchanges ideas, experiences and expertise and encourages the creation of collaborations and projects. Our members are curators, artists, journalists, gallerists and other professionals in the arts. Our activities include monthly meetings between the members as well as public events, ranging from studio or exhibition visits, portfolio reviews, exhibitions, or panel discussions. We actively collaborate with other communities to foster inclusion, exchange, understanding and trust between diverse networks of art professionals and aim at creating more visibility and equal opportunities for active woman (including cis, trans women as well as non-binary people) in their local art scene. We acknowledge how much work towards an intersectional, equal and anti-racist art world still needs to be done. Therefore, the SALOON Network is dedicated to dismantling boundaries for every woman and becoming a network that truly represents society.  

First SALOON Board Meeting in Berlin, July 2019. (c) SALOON Berlin
First SALOON Board Meeting in Berlin, July 2019. (c) SALOON Berlin


The SALOON Network is the conglomerate of the SALOONS in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Hamburg, Dresden, London, Barcelona,

Tel Aviv, Prague, and Vienna. As an international network for women in the arts, we have branches in different cities and we constantly growing. The exchange between members of each city is a very important part of the network and we are encouraging our members to get in touch with the SALOON board members when traveling. 


Additionally, we regularly connect members of each SALOON city by organizing international exchange programs, members’ exhibitions or online SALOON meetings. The headquarters is located in Berlin, Germany, where independent curator Tina Sauerlaender founded the first SALOON in 2012. You can watch the speech about her vision for the SALOON here. Please contact us if you want to join the network or suggest a collaboration.


In 2018, the board members of Berlin, Paris, and Vienna initiated the first SALOON EXCHANGE WEEK, where members of each city swapped their places and stayed in their guest city for a week. The host cities organized an extensive program during that week, including museum and gallery visits, members networking events, public talks, fair visits, portfolio reviews, and many talks during dinners and drinks. Below you can find a round-up of last year's EXCHANGE WEEK.  

Second SALOON Board Meeting, July 2020
Second SALOON Board Meeting, July 2020

saloon Wien                         exchange week 2018

This was the program of SALOON EXCHANGE 2018



Katharina Arndt

Hannah Beck-Managetta

Bianca Kennedy

Carine Klonowski

Lauren Moffatt

Julia Lia Walter


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

First get-together at the opening of VIENNA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 


Thursday, September 27, 2018



Dinner at Hotel Daniel and opening of Donna Huanca at Lower Belvedere


Friday, September 28, 2018

Guided Tour CURATED_BY 


Talk: #notsurprised, post-feminism and gender gap at the art fair


Monday, October 1, 2018

Portfolio Review with curators from BLOCKFREI residency and SALOON Wien members at VBKÖ 

SALOON#13: Director Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt in conversation with SALOON members about the Vienna Contemporary Art Fair at VBKÖ


 Tuesday October 2, 2018

Visit of IG Bildende Kunst

Studio Visits of SALOON Wien members at Traktorenfabrik 

6pm MAK Visit and Farewell Dinner at Café Engländer

Call for SALOON members in Berlin, Paris and Vienna

To all SALOON members,
we are very happy to introduce the 1st issue of the SALOON EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2018 between the cities of Berlin, Paris and Vienna!


Information about the program:

The exchange will take place between the three cities simultaneously from September 26 to October 3, 2018. During this period, each city will set up a program for the SALOON members from the other two cities. It will contain: A SALOON meeting, openings and meetings with artists, gallerists, curators, museum visits, public presentation of your works (all details tbc, tba). In short: You will be integrated in the SALOON network in the city you choose to visit and meet many different people from the art scene there in order to further establish your own international network. All SALOON members on site are encouraged to self organize events during the exchange week and show the visiting members around, introduce them to people, etc.


Requirements for the application:

- You have time from September 26 to October 3, 2018
- You have to swap your room/apartment with a SALOON member from another city
- You will have to organize the swap yourself (after we selected your exchange partner, we will connect you to each other)
- You will have to organize and pay for the travel costs and all local costs yourself (we try to get funding for the travel costs, but can’t promise anything yet)
- We recommend to stay longer than one week, if possible.
- The language for the whole exchange program (all meetings, talks, presentations, communication) will be English.
Application deadline: March 19st, 201
Link to the application for members:
If you want to become a member, please contact us: 

What happens next:

The SALOON boards of each city will review the applications and organise the matches for the apartment swap. We will let you know about if you can participate in the SALOON EXCHANGE PROGRAM until April 1st. Then you can start organizing your trip and we can set up the program for the Exchange week.

Please let us know if you have any questions in advance. Thanks!

We look forward to receiving your applications!


Ornella & Tina from SALOON Berlin

Anne & Valentina from SALOON Paris

Aline & Julia from SALOON Wien