Visual Arts Curating
Italian, English
1991 (residency since 2008)
Paid by artist 

3000€/month, covering accommodation, 24/7 studio access, curatorial assistance, some PR and help for the Open Atelier event.

Application guidelines 

Open to visual artists and curators of every age and nationality. Each applicant must fill in and submit the application form, together with the following list of documents as attachments to [email protected] under “VIR Application” in the subject line, or by mail to Viafarini DOCVA, via Procaccini 4, 20154:

  • Curriculum Vitae. Maximum 3 pages (.doc or .pdf format) 
  • Letter of Intent, briefly detailing motivation for participation in the program, the ideas to be developed during the stay and desired dates. Maximum 600 words (.doc or .pdf format) 
  • Artists: portfolio of selected works, comprising images and descriptions (.pdf format) 
  • Curators and critics: maximum of 5 texts assembled in one document (.pdf format)







VIR Viafarini-in-residence is a residency program open to artists, critics and curators interested in spending a period of research and work in Milan. Since 2008 VIR, located in the organization's former premises in via Farini 35, aims to show, document and compare different artistic experiences and curatorial approaches, promoting them to the Italian public. International and talian artists and curators live and work sharing the same framework and tracing the perimeter of their own experimentations, both through a dialog during the studio visits, as well as of the Open Atelier final exhibition.


open day

Studio Information 

The residence venue consists of four fully-equipped apartments and a space of 240 square mt. where artists work side by side. Each apartment consists of a two-room-apartment of 40 square meters, with a kitchen room and a study room with an elevated bed area.

Technical Information 

wireless internet 24/7 and access to all other Viafarini facilities, including DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Arts. VIR can assist artists from the curatorial point of view, as well as facilitation in finding available options to satisfy specific project needs and preparation of the final Open Atelier. According to specific agreements VIR can invite selected artists and curators to take part in talks, lectures, round tables, classes.

Via C. Farini
20159 Milano
+39 02 45544537

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