Big City Life

Big City Life


Trans Artists selected places, cities and stories that deal with the far away; in location, dimension and dynamics. Places that allow you to see things from the perspective of a foreigner and offer a buzzing research field, where you can observe and maneuver anonymous.


Tokyo, Japan

The purpose of the Art Studio Itsukaichi program, located in Tokyo is to discover young artists / printmakers who are active throughout the world and offer them the opportunity to create artwork in a communal atmosphere with other artists from different backgrounds. This program aims to further the friendship and understanding of art and different cultures between the artists and local communities through artworks and exchanges.

New Delhi, India

KHOJ Public Arts Residency Program New Delhi , a report by Helmut Dick

"The aim of this residency was to expand the definition of "public art" beyond public artifact by exploring the role and context of art and its audiences in the urban environment. 3 international and 2 Indian artists who work in the public domain were invited to participate in the 6 week residency..." KHOJ Public Arts Residency Program New Delhi

KHOJ International Artists Workshop is an autonomous, artist-led, registered society, based in India. Established in 1997 and is now in its fifth year, it aims to encourage experiments in artistic possibilities, create new links with artistic communities

Mexico City, Mexico

Aldaba Arte, Mexico city, is an art studio that doubles as an experimental artistic research lab. It offers a vast library, artist residency programs and educational structures; it also organizes exhibits and multidisciplinary cultural events related to contemporary art as well as coordinating artist publications.

As part of an experimental and creative lab, Aldaba Arte has prepared a number of residencies for visiting international artists who will join forces with mexican artists over a period of two months. With every residency program Aldaba Arte will designate a curator who will coordinate with the artists all aspects of the production and exposition of the works, as well as organizing activities to go alongside the project.

Sáo Paulo, Brazil

The Casa das Caldeiras, in Sáo Paulo, Brazil is a new house of culture located in a former factory. The present artist' initiatives are open to any kind of project proposals in the field of music.

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul reports by Heidi Vogels - artist-in-residence at Ssamzie Art Space

New York, USA

For over 10 years, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has worked with commercial real estate partners in Lower Manhattan to connect artists with free temporary space. Its Workspace residency program provides artists and writers working in diverse mediums and genres with free studio workspace for nine months, a modest one-time stipend, as well as access to a community of peers, professional development services, and exposure to new audiences through online and public programs.