Eva & Adele: The Story of an Iconic Berlin Artist Couple

They are the gender fluid twins in art, bold style icons, prolific artists across multiple fields. They’ve established a stimulating, brazen presence that has gained artistic recognition globally. Their unique performance act has been around for 25 years, and yet they never run out of ideas for their next outfit. This fabulous duo calls Berlin their home, and more than that, they seem to impersonate the city’s unrestrained artistry and the desire to cross boundaries. If you haven’t heard of them yet their upcoming retrospective exhibition at me Collectors Room Berlin will give you the opportunity to change that.

Eva & Adele – Man Has The Phallus, Woman Is The Phallus, 1993, 2 Polaroids, Je 10,2 Å~ 10,1 Cm © Eva & Adele Und Vg Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

EVA & ADELE  have a tremendous legacy. For over a quarter of a century now, they have been gracing us with their larger-than-life presence in invariably astonishing outfits. In some cases, they have ventured beyond the limits of numerous social norms.

Eva & Adele Und Vg Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018; Wings I : Ii : Iii, 1997:1998, 3-Channel-Video (Wings Iii, Video still), Echtzeit, 00..62..14, 00..62..15, 00..62..32 Min, Loop Pal, Edition 5 + 3 Ap

Never neglecting their extraordinary make up or the fabulous matching outfits, EVA & ADELE  instantly elevate their surroundings into an art space or, as they put it, a ”a museum”. It’s not only about meticulously crafted details, the shiny latex, heart-shaped wings, or the ubiquitous pink: all that along with their shaved heads and gender ambiguity left many a spectator confused, speechless, and very often: simply in awe.



EVA & ADELE, AUTOPOLAROID, 28.08.1992, Berlin, Polaroid, 10,2 x 10,1 cm © EVA & ADELE und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

They’re widely recognized artists who’ve held exhibitions all around the world.

EVA & ADELE – Transformer-Performer Hotel Roma, 2008. Collage, vinyl and oil on canvas, 158 x 208 cm © Eva & Adele Und Vg Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Luckily for us all, their retrospective exhibition ”EVA & ADELE – L’AMOUR DU RISQUE” is coming up next week at me Collectors Room Berlin that will showcase their work from 1992 onward, featuring videos, Polaroids, 20 big paintings, drawings, a bed installation, biographical sculptures, and even some costume schedules from their trips. The event will also be accompanied by the launch of their new limited perfume. 


April 27 – August 27, 2018

me Collectors Room Berlin, Auguststrasse 68, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Open Wed-Mon 12-18h


EVA & ADELE at the Royal Visit at Clärchens Ballhaus in 2017, photo: Frank R. Schröder

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