Selected Artists-In-Residency for 2017/2018

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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:

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Nida Doctoral School “Tweezers & Squeezers” applicants were counted

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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).

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

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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.

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Join us for our Spring 2017 Open Studios!

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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.