Резиденция для кураторов в Швейцарии 2018

по результатам отбора заявок
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International Arts Exchange Programme Atelier Mondial and Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, have established a new exchange programme for curators in collaboration with independent art space “Ausstellungsraum Klingental”, located in Basel. Now one the pre-eminent international centers of the contemporary art world, Basel and the surrounding region function as a dynamic nexus of people, ideas and work, which at the same time has a creative life outside of the major contemporary art events that are convened annually. In 2018, this residency will target Russia, and the call will be managed through the Moscow office of Pro Helvetia.

Residency in Switzerland: mid-August 2018 to mid-January, 2019 (5 months)

Call for application

The call for application is open to institutional and freelance curators, art educators and art critics from all over Russia who are interested in immersing themselves in the Swiss art scene, doing some deeper research about art in the heart of Europe and establishing a show with local artists in collaboration with the team of “Ausstellungsraum Klingental” and “Atelier Mondial”.

What we expect

The main goal of the curator’s exchange program is to know more about the philosophy and practice of curating in other countries and contexts. We are interested in a critical view from the outside at the local Swiss art scene; for a curator to articulate his/her perception and position on the way of «doing art» in Switzerland. The residency offers the curator from Russia an opportunity to realize an exhibition or event as part of the annual «Regionale» — this is a big exhibition featuring local artists and taking place in/around 16 venues in the tri-national region of Basel (Switzerland), Alsace (France) and Südbaden (Southern Germany).

We expect from the applicant:

  • Open-mindedness; willingness to network and cooperate with different people from the regional art scene,
  • An interest in the Basel region as a context for creative work and inquiry, and in Swiss/European art in general,
  • Commitment to set up a show or a project/event at “Atelier Mondial” in mid-December 2018 — the space for the exhibition is provisional and can be further discussed by the selected curator with “Ausstellungsraum Klingental” team via Skype before the start of the residency,
  • willingness to re-invest the Basel network into a project in Russia after coming back, fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

To apply please submit:

  • CV,
  • letter of motivation, ideally including some preliminary consideration of lines of inquiry that you would want to pursue through the residency, as well as any artists/networks you would specifical want to engage with;
  • sketch/abstract of research/project/exhibition at “Atelier Mondial” (or with ideas about other possible spaces — to be discussed with Ausstellungsraum Klingental team);
  • rough budget.

What we provide to the incoming curator:

  • Accommodation in one of the Atelier Mondial Studios,
  • Living and travelling costs: up to CHF 12’000.- (5 months),
  • Networking-dinner with curators from Basel in September 2018,
  • The opportunity to set up an exhibition or project/event at art space “Atelier Mondial” (or other space) in December 2018 (during the «Regionale»), with the support of local volunteers,
  • Contribution to exhibition costs up to maximum CHF 5’000.- plus provision of technical equipment, invitation cards and other support for the promotion of the event,
  • Amotivated, active and curious host team with a lot of connections and experience in non-institutional artistic initiatives.

Important Deadlines

Deadline July 9, 2017

Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates* Mid-August 2017

Final Jury End of August, 2017

* conducted by Atelier Mondial and Ausstellungsraum Klingental team member


Short list: The Moscow and Zurich offices of Pro Helvetia

Final decision: the board of the “Ausstellungsraum Klingental” and the jury of Atelier Mondial will together determine the successful candidate.


Please send your applications to moscow@prohelvetia.ru

If you have questions concerning the residency please write to moscow@prohelvetia.ru putting “curator-in-residency 2018” in the subject line