4Cs - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture

Residencies

About the Residencies

The art-based research residencies are aimed at researchers, artists, curators, writers, musicians, and performers working with the specific social, cultural, economic, and political contexts of each partner.

The participants in agreement with the host partner institution will decide on the shape of the final work to be produced during the residencies, which can take the form of a physical object, a series of workshops and lectures, a series of publications, an online or a public art project.

The art-based research residencies will give a valuable contribution to short-term cultural exchanges, as they will permit participants to develop a deeper understanding of their host societies and cultures, while creating opportunities for insights into the cultural background of each participating artist’s own background.

Artistic Residency - Aimée Zito Lema

During her month-long residency at Rua das Gaivotas 6, Aimée Zito Lema (n. 1982, NL) has developed research on memory and the intergenerational transmission of events through material history and the human body.

Residencies - Tensta konsthall

As part of the EU project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, Tensta konsthall starts a residency in Tensta. A two-bedroom guest apartment becomes the foundation for the artists, curators, writers and others participating in the residency program that contain both longer and shorter stays.

Research Residency - Noor Abuarafeh

For the UK residency, the Royal College of Art has partnered with Delfina Foundation to provide an opportunity for an artist who is interested in working with people in the context of cultural intolerance and those who feel marginalised in London. The aim is to facilitate a close interaction with communities and audiences who are not usually engaged with the existing cultural offer and do not have a voice in it.

Artistic Residency - Guevara Namer

On the occasion of the exhibition "Susan Meiselas. Mediations", the Fundació Antoni Tàpies has invited the Syrian artist of Kurdish origin, Guevara Namer, to become an artist-in-residence. Guevara Namer is a photographer and documentary filmmaker. The purpose of the residence is to invite an artist in the specific context of Barcelona and the Fundació to establish a dialogue between her artistic practice and that of the current exhibition.

Research Residency - Nida Art Colony

NAC is collaborating with Dr. Vasilijus Safronovas – a researcher from the Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology of Klaipėda University – to do a survey (historical data, visual material) on emigration and immigration to the peninsula after WW II.

Artistic Residency - Amira Hanafi

From September to October 2018, an Egyptian artist Amira Hanafi will be residing at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) in Lithuania as part of the residency exchange between NAC and MASS Alexandria. During the two months in Nida, Amira will produce new work on the topics related to conflict, rootless communities, migration, displacement, ways of making strange territories your own, conviviality, identity and related experiences.