20th PICTOPLASMA BERLIN
CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL
OF CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART
1 — 5 MAY 2024
Pictoplasma, the world’s leading conference of contemporary character design in illustration, animation, graphic and urban arts, celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Over the past two decades the Berlin-based project has promoted a uniquely playful and interdisciplinary investigation of new visual worlds in the digital age, served as a lively forum for a growing international community, and redefined the boundaries of contemporary character representation.
To pay tribute to our coming of age, next May 1—5, Pictoplasma awaits all international character creators and connoisseurs for a specially immersive programme of awe-inducing artist presentations and back-to-back conference lectures, freshly hatched animations illuminating the big screen, numerous hands-on workshops, endless fun, inspiration and loads of confetti …
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FIRST CONFIRMED PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND SPEAKERS
Portuguese Illustrator and ceramicist now following her passion and running her own brick-and-mortar shop in the centre of Porto to create and showcase her colourful, bold and quirky characters in one place.
French interdisciplinary queer artist exploring different media to create a universe where imagination is a form of activism
CG artist, animator and master of “Houdini” based in Los Angeles creating grotesquely detailed yet charmingly floppy characters
Artist crafting other-worldly character sculptures that materialise as multi coloured mountains or anthropomorphic volcanoes, hybrid ghosts, or semi-human creatures
Fine artist primarily working with large-scale ceramics from his studio in Shigaraki, one of the six major pottery centres of ancient Japan, regarding his work as “future archeology”.
Barcelona based illustration freelance gone full-on bright coloured, birthing bold, fearless, strong, angry, unapologetic characters
Artist at home in a wide range of media, from intimate works on paper to textured sculptures and public space interventions
Undisputed queen of ‘doodle-bombing,’ working with creatives such as Roman Coppola, SZA, Ariana Grande or Kylie Minogue
Los Angeles based artist, animator and co-creator of acclaimed adult science fiction drama ‘Scavengers Reign’ for HBO Max
3D artist slash animation director famed for his glossy, acid saturated, contorted CGI character creations
Mexican muralist duo bringing their creation to walls across the globe from Latin America and the US to Europe, currently immersed in crafting an animated series
Colombian artist working for the likes of Disney, Warner Brothers or Nickelodeon, recently avoiding client work to create personal projects and physical art pieces
Latvian character artist combining digital and analogue illustration techniques, academic drawing, comic art, sculpture and 3D computer graphics
Bangkok born, Texas-based artist known as Wood You Mind, creating whimsical toys from chunks of timber
Digital artist with a background in traditional painting, creating melted and bloated figurative forms with a luring, almost lustful physicality
The 2024 animation section presents new short films in four programs, featuring the latest and freshest generation of characters in motion, be it narrative shorts, music visuals, experimental animation, and anything in between – with many of the filmmakers present to discuss their work in Q&A sessions.
Official 2024 selection to be announced soon
Pictoplasma Berlin 2024 takes place at the extensive premises of a former crematorium, the silent green, a beautiful, vibrant cultural venue that has already hosted several memorable Pictoplasma events. silent green houses all activities at one lively venue, with conference talks, panels, animation screenings, workshops and exhibitions happening both inside and Open Air.