The programme of the 7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines


The 7th edition of Inter-format Symposium welcomes artists, scientists and practitioners from different fields to come together at VAA Nida Art Colony for three days of intense walking and thinking along lines. 


An amber lantern will join the Nida streetlights

The light installation “Amber Projector” by Linas Kutavičius at VAA Nida Art Colony, 2016. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė

An installation titled “Amber Beamer by a former VAA Nida Art Colony resident, the artist Linas Kutavičius, will be presented in the temporary project space KIOSK on the main (Taikos) street, curated by Nida Art Colony, on the 11th of May at 10 p.m.


Seminar “Reconstituting Rurality” on 7–10 of May at Nida Art Colony

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An artist-run organization Rejmyre Art Lab is organising a special seminar entitled “Reconstituting Rurality” on 7–10 of May at Nida Art Colony. Over a three-day period the seminar includes a combination of presentations and practice-based exercises exploring contemporary experiments in rural public art. Check out the programme:


Residents preparing for the 7th Inter-format Symposium Along Lines

Photo by Skaistė Marčienė
In early May, 7 artists have come together to develop their ideas for the forthcoming annual symposium at Nida Art Colony. The artists will reflect on the line as a very basic visual element and medium of knowledge.


Selected Artists-In-Residency for 2017/2018

Project by Tara Langford (UK) during Open Studios in December, 2016. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė

A few months ago we announced an open call for applications for our A-I-R programme at Nida Art Colony between August 2017 and July 2018. Since 2011 the Colony has been hosting about 50 artists, designers, architects, curators and art researchers per year. This year we have received a three-digit number of applications from 40 countries across almost all of the continents. We feel happy and grateful for this enthusiasm!

The artists selected for the 2017/2018 Artist-In-Residency programme:


Nida Doctoral School 2017 selection results

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Conference hall at Nida Art Colony. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko

The Board of Nida Doctoral School (NDS) has finished the evaluation of applications. We have received 40 applications from 17 European universities. Many strong applications had to be turned down due to limited number of places. 


Installation of withering flowers by Wolfgang Bender at the Kiosk

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Wolfgang Bender, untitled, MUMOK, Vienna, 2015, (detail)
background: Christopher Williams, Bouquet for Bas Jan Ader and Christopher D´Arcangelo, 1991
An installation titled “Everything”by a current VAA Nida Art Colony resident, the Austrian artist Wolfgang Bender, will be presented in the temporary project space on the main (Taikos) street, curated by Nida Art Colony, on the 13th of April at 6 p.m.


Open Call for proposals for seminar “Reconstituting Rurality”

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Rejmyre Art LAB workshop, Everything you want was already here, 2014
The discourses around public art have become thickly intertwined with those of cities and urban development. Little of this discourse, however, has addressed the specificities and disruptions presented by the notion of rural publics and rural public spaces. As an artist-run organization, located in rural Sweden, dedicated to long-term, place-based research, Rejmyre Art Lab in collaboration with Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) invites proposals for the upcoming seminar Reconstituting Rurality on 7–10 of May at Nida Art Colony.