Individual living space connected with the working space. Organizing customised programme and study visits in Warsaw and beyond.
They do not accept direct applications for residency. Residents are selected only on the basis of curatorial invitation and partner institutions’ recommendations which has been positively evaluated by the U-jazdowski Residencies team and invited experts. Those interested can try applying to the relevant partners, if one is eligible. Open calls are held irregularly and announced on the Ujazdowski Castle website and their Facebook page.
U–jazdowski Residencies (former A-I-R Laboratory) is a meeting place, a workshop, a house, a space for artistic and curatorial activities. They are looking for new forms of intercultural and international cooperation and the exchange of experience in the field of art, constantly re-defining the understanding of the concept of artistic residency and the role of artists-in-residence in a modern institution of culture. While working for the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, at the same time they are striving to offer artists staying with them the possibility of going beyond the gallery, beyond the concept of the exhibition as a method of communicating art.
They support the development of international bonds between artists, curators and researchers and promote the idea of the mobility of artists and art professionals in Poland and widely understood Eastern Europe. At the same time, the works of residents and curators of the U–jazdowski Residencies are deeply entrenched in the local context of Warsaw, on many layers they map and enter into a dialogue with the city, involving its inhabitants in the creation process. They encourage cooperation between the foreign artists staying with them and the Warsaw artistic and scientific circles. Throughout the democratically structured workshops, discussion panels and meetings, the residents share their knowledge and skills with various groups of viewers.
Since the U–jazdowski Residencies was established in 2002, they have accommodated in Warsaw more than one hundred and fifty artists from the whole world, and have participated in prestigious residential programs and cooperated with a number of the most important foreign institutions, galleries and art festivals. They independently run long-term international projects and each of them consists not only of artistic tasks, but also of a general reflection on the essence of a contemporary residency: Rooted Design (2008-2010), Re-tooling Residencies (2009-2011), Re-directing East (since 2013), Blue Box (2015-2016) and Social Design for Social Living (2015-2016). Among their partners are Akademie Schloss Solitude, Flemish Arts and Heritage Agency, Mondriaan Founds, Videobrasil, Pro Helvetia, Res Artis, Dutch Culture | TransArtists, Gasworks, ACME, Residency Unlimited, Adam Mickiewicz Institute. The activities of U–jazdowski Residencies are supported by the City of Warsaw.
Exhibition, show, lecture.
Tha accomodation is also based in the Ujazdowski Castle Building.
At present, the U-jazdowski Residencies can host up to seven artists at one time in studios located within the Ujazdowski Castle and in the adjacent laboratory building, which was opened in 2010. Each studio consists of a living space with a kitchenette and a bathroom. Additionally, all inhabitants can use a shared kitchen, a working room with basic woodwork tools, and a computer workshop. Resources:
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