Open call for Nida Doctoral School residency and courses: “Smoke and Mirrors—Staged Arguments and the Legitimation of Artistic Research”

Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2015

If science is a fairytale that is hard to disbelieve (Bruno Latour), then scientific research is nothing but scripting fiction. What’s more, the latter is the domain of art. Be it truthful deceit, legitimate hocus-pocus, or real fiction, such a story requires a great deal of creativity and knowledge in carrying out such a persuasion. The persuasion will be carried out at the residencies, inaugural courses and opening forum of the Nida Doctoral School by artists, curators, professors (featuring Anthony Dunne, Timothy Ingold and Fiona Raby, among others) and doctoral students.


Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015

Dainius LiškevičiusThe Monument, Dainius Liškevičius
7 May–30 September 2015

Vernissage: 6 May, 5pm with the artist's performance

Garden of the Palazzo Zenobio
Fondamenta Soccorso
Dorsoduro 2596
Hours: Wednesday–Monday 10am–6pm 





Call for Applications: Climbing Invisible Structures

Deadline: 24 May 2015

Climbing Invisible Structures. Ritualised Disciplinary Practices in Social Life is a curated visual arts residency exchange and exhibition programme organised by the Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) (Lithuania), in collaboration with the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (Norway), the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art (Iceland), and the Ars Communis Residency Centre YO-YO (Lithuania).


Nida A-I-R in April 2015

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Elizabeth McTernan, Holly Mclean, Laurie Lax, Živilė Etevičiūtė, Ida Divinzenz, Amy Hancock-Martin. Photo by Linas Ramanauskas

In April artists arrived to Nida Colony: Laurie Lax (UK), Holly Mclean (UK), Elizabeth McTernan (US/ DE), Ida Divinzenz (AT), Amy Hancock-Martin (UK).


Happy Easter !


Photo by Laurie Lax. More photoes

For a year now at NAC it's DISCIPLINE

Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts together with partner institutions – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art and Ars Communis Residency Centre – are going to implement a new international creative co-production project DISCIPLINE TODAY. RESIDENCY EXCHANGE AND EXHIBITIONS.

Photo by Linas Ramanauskas


Resident John Grzinich film screening in Vilnius CAC Cinema Hall

Welcome to the screening of John Grzinich‘s films and discussion between Tomas Grunskis and the artist

Wednesday 18 March, 6 pm at CAC Cinema Hall



Nida A-I-R in March 2015

Three artists came to Nida A-I-R in March: Frauke Materlik, Anne-Liis Kogan and Sara Wolfert.


fragment frauke materlik

Frauke Materlik, by courtesy of the artist