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.


Nida Doctoral School “Tweezers & Squeezers” applicants were counted

Nida Doctoral School session “CO-ACTION: artists' placements in Non-Arts Organisations”, 2016, VAA Nida Art Colony. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė

We thank all DA and PhD students who were interested in participating in this year’s edition of Nida Doctoral School “Tweezers & Squeezers” and submitted their applications on time!

We are also happy about the fact that we have received 40 applications from 20 different universities: from Nida Doctoral School’s partners Vilnius Academy of Arts, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture and University of the Arts Helsinki, as well as from 17 other European universities. All 16 selected applicants will be notified about the selection results by the end of April.

Dance performance by Liza Baliasnaja and Sidney Barnes

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Current residents Liza Baliasnaja (LT/BE) and Sidney Barnes (UK/BE) will present a dance performance with acrobatic elements called “Figures” on 31st of March, Friday, at 6 pm, at VVA Nida Art Colony (E. A. Jonušo str. 3, Nida).


“Info point” by Saulius Leonavičius is the first installation in our new small project space

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Photo by Linas Ramanauskas
If you are in Nida, you will easily find our resident Saulius Leonavičius' installation “Info point”, exhibited in a temporary project space on the main (Taikos) street, curated by Nida Art Colony. This is the first show in this alternative gallery. “Info point” will be on show until 9th of April.


Join us for our Spring 2017 Open Studios!

Image from the film Bioplastic Fantastic – Between Products and Organisms by artist Johanna Schmeer
Each month VAA Nida Art Colony invites the public to visit studios of our residents. This provides an opportunity to see the artist’s work and find out about the techniques they use and the topics that inspire them. This time you are welcome to join us for our residents Margaret Tali (NL/EE), Johanna Schmeer (DE/UK), Saulius Leonavičius (LT) open studios starting 5pm, Saturday, 25th of March at Nida Art Colony  (E. A. Jonušo str. 3, Nida). Artists will present the projects they are developing during their residency.

6th Birthday!

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Inter-format Symposium, 2015. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko

Hello, dear friends,

Today we have tried to put time on hold for a while – not because it is Sunday, but because we have turned 6! This letter hardly has enough room for a summary of the past years and achievements, and we have almost lost count of the people who did residencies and internships, or simply stayed at the Colony at some point, and then came back again to create and dream, learn and teach, or probably even fall in love. We are happy to have had the opportunity to contribute to contemporary art, culture, and education processes over this period. Therefore we believe there is no point in stopping time even for birthdays, so that we can always keep up with the present.

We thank everyone who has put their trust in us all this time. Today is the day when the number of fingers on one hand is no longer enough to count our years, and it becomes increasingly difficult to find the time needed to look through all of our shared moments captured in photographs. Thank you for being with us!

Yours, Nida Art Colony Team

Thanks for all Applicants!

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Photo by Norbert Tukaj

It took us a while to count and group all the received applications which reach a three-digit number! We want to thank all those who were interested in residency opportunity at Nida Art Colony and participation in our events!

The artists selected for the 2017–2018 Artist-In-Residency programme and 7th Inter-format Symposium will be informed individually in the middle of April. Thank you for your patience!

Yours, Nida Art Colony Team