Our team of four carries out artistic residency programme tasks on two levels. First of all through a curatorial residency programme: we invite foreign artists to participate in the programme so that they can realise their own artistic projects. They use the residency to study a new setting, reflect on their practice, experiment.
Artistic residencies fulfil a different function with respect to the artist’s work than the art market or exhibition venues – and this form of working with artists interests us greatly, requiring critical reflection as well as good organisation. That is why we run research project and promote the idea of artistic residencies in Poland and Eastern Europe.
Our investigations concern several areas. Building a knowledge- and experience-sharing network between artistic institutions from the east and west of the European Union and supporting the professional development of cultural workers – co-creating an Eastern European map of artistic exchange as part of the project Re-tooling Residencies.
Another direction are bilateral exchange projects that provide for sending Polish artists on international residencies or promoting know-how on international residency possibilities (the project On-AIR carried out in association with the Dutch institution Transartists).
Rooted Design for Routed Living (www-design-in-residence.org), the research- and manufacture-based design project is also a reflection on the artistic residency, albeit in the context of the work space – the studio as a place for living and creating.
UJAZDOWSKI RESIDENCIES TEAM
Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, chief curator Ujazdowski Residencies
Marianna Dobkowska, curator
Anna Ptak, curator
Agnieszka Sosnowska, curator
The Ujazdowski Residencies’ partners include Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Art in General in New York, Futura in Prague, the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco, kuda org in Novi Sad, Location One in New York, nkd in Dale, Norway, Museion Bolzano and Sala Rekalde in Bilbao.
The Ujazdowski Residencies is also a member of the Res Artis Network.
Ujazdowski Residencies’ program is financed by: Trust for Mutual Understanding, Pro Helvetia, Polish Intitute in New York, Polish Institute in Stockholm, Visegrad Fund