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

Rejmyre Art LAB's call for participants for 2017 post-MFA workshop “Rural Resistance”

Rejmyre Art LAB

An artist-run organization Rejmyre Art LAB in collaboration with Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts is launching the call for participants for 2017 post-MFA workshop which will take place on 5th-11th of August in Rejmyre, Sweden. Post-MFA summer workshops Nordic Studio for Continued Engagement create an opportunity for continued engagement for a select group of recent graduates from leading international MFA programs.


Nida A-I-R in March 2017

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Marianna Maruyama, Wolfgang Bender, Margaret Tali, Liza Baliasnaja and Sidney Barnes. Photo by Skaistė Marčienė
We are very excited to introduce our new residents. Wolfgang Bender (AT), Margaret Tali (NL/EE), Johanna Schmeer (DE/UK), Liza Baliasnaja (LT/BE) and Sidney Barnes (UK/BE) will live and work at Nida Art Colony in March. 


Open studios in February 2017

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Project by Sybille Neumeyer
The Open Studios evening took place on 26th of February at VAA Nida Art Colony. Colony’s residents Titas Silovas (LT), Bas Ketelaars (NL), Saulius Leonavičius (LT) and Sybille Neumeyer (DE) opened their studios doors and presented their projects.


The list of Symposium Along Lines participants is filling up, the registration is open until 15th of March

Inter-format Symposium On Flux of Sand and Aquatic Eco-systems, 2014
The participants of this year's Inter-format Symposium are starting to project their research and art works into the three full days of the symposium (19-22 May) where lectures will alternate with walks, coffee breaks, film screenings, body and music performances, beach strolls and wandering in the dunes.


The exhibition “Strange Attractor” by former resident Romina Abate in Hamburg

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Image courtesy of Romina Abate

Our former resident Romina Abate opens an exhibition “Strange Attractor” at the Galerie 21 in Hamburg (Germany) on 2nd of March at 7pm. The installations for the exhibition reveal a snapshot of her two-month work while in residency at VAA Nida Art Colony. The show will be open until the 5th of March.

Opening hours:
Friday, 3rd of March: 2 – 6 pm
Saturday, 4th of March: 2 – 6 pm
Sunday, 5th of March: 2 – 6 pm

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