artist in residence

Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite artists, academicians, curators, and all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow an individual to explore their practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture.

 

The Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal recently published an element of Anna Dumitriu's FEAT residency outcome on its cover.

 

Kuang-Yi Ku is a Taiwanese practising dentist, bio-artist, social designer and co-founder of TW BioArt. In 2018, he is working as artist in residence at Waag.

 

The 2019 Taiwan Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale will feature Shu Lea Cheang as representative artist.

 

An interview with artist-in-residence Pei-Ying Lin on becoming friendlier with viruses and the using them as ingredient in the kitchen.

 

On Tuesday the 19th of September, Frank Kolkman performed the first of a series of public experiments called ‘Outrospectre’ at Waag

 

Supported by the 'Tijdelijke Binnenlandateliers' (temporary workspaces) call of the Mondriaan Fund, AGA Lab, Waag’s Fablab, Open Wetlab and Textile Lab offer their facilities and expertise to Debra Solomon, Kaleb de Groot and duo Eva Pel & Claudia Doms during a residency period of approximately two months, culminating in an exhibition.

 

Last weekend Agi Haines closed off her one year artist in residency. Visitors could take part in the exhibition ‘The anatomical lesson: dissecting medical futures’ by interacting with Agi’s sculptures.

 

In the weekend of 24 - 25 September the interactive exhibition ‘The anatomical lesson: dissecting medical futures’ by Agi Haines takes place in the Theatrum Anatomicum, in which historical anatomical lessons are linked to 3D printing and human modification.

 

The 3Package Deal is a collaboration between AFK and Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp), in which international top talents from diverse art disciplines receive an annual development budget for a work and living space.

 

The next performance in the Trust Me, I'm an Artist (TMIAA) project will take place at the transmediale festival in Berlin. TMIAA focuses on the ethical issues that occur at the intersection of art, biotechnology, and biomedicine. Waag is a lead partner within the TMIAA project and Lucas Evers, head of our Open Wetlab, works closely with our artists in residence. Because Lucas has such a unique perspective on the initiative, I recently decided to interview him. The following is a condensed account of our conversation.

 

Agatha Haines is working as artist-in-residence at Waag's Open Wetlab this year, as part of the 3Package Deal program of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

 

“Larger processes of cultural significance”: this is what of the brochure of Gare du Nord contained and released in reference to the piece of Sonja Bäumel. This statement gained more significance from the second week of the exhibition period onwards as the artwork has indeed faced a growth that challenged its own structure, materials, its author, its environment, the other pieces in the show and all the different individuals related to it, such as the curator and all the visitors.

 

Louise Whiteley - Talk for opening of ‘The Romantic Disease’ at the Waag. As The Romantic Disease shows, bringing different eras together helps to reveal unexpected connections, confront alternative histories, show how our present perspectives could have been otherwise, and also to raise new possibilities for the future.

 

How do biological entities and digital algorithms relate to each other? How could the study of such interaction be visualised? And what would be the applications and the implications which could derive from such study? Which disciplines could be affected?

 

What does your urine say about you? More than a workshop that tries to do what science does better, Do It Together Bio is a series of workshops that stand for experiencing by making.