AGA LAB AIR 2019/2020

AGA LAB AIR 2019/2020

AGA LAB invites artists from all disciplines for an Artist In Residence period of two months during 2019 and 2020. AGA LAB is an independent process based project space for interdisciplinary research within the boundaries of contemporary art involving printmaking, graphic design, photography, fashion, bio art and social design. Operating locally but also part of various platforms. They focus on the long-term impact of the residency on the careers of the visiting artists as well as the impact on the local society, and on sustainable art practises.

With the open call ‘Pushing the margins’ they would like to open up the approach to the medium and stimulate iterative research, experimentation and cross overs. Artists working in other disciplines than printmaking are especially encouraged to apply. When applying margins as a strategy it can be a powerful concept. They encourage participants to develop unconventional ways of conducting research as well as innovative forms of presenting the results, sharing their knowledge and stepping out of their ‘comfort zones’ of the expected.

AGA LAB is situated in the gym of a former school in Amsterdam West, an upcoming neighbourhood with a mixed population and different themes to explore. In the gym the
printmaking facilities include lithography, etching, woodcut, screen printing on paper and textile, digital fine art print, analogue darkroom and riso print. AGA LAB is part of a larger studio network BOUW with 40 small studios and artist initiatives. AGA LAB has 640m2 of the 4.600m2 in total. The community garden is an experimental urban garden run by Painting Plants Artist Initiative. A research project about growing plants, making ink and printing with vegetable inks.

AIR 1 and 2 are suitable for one artist, in AIR 2 it is possible to stay with a partner/artist. The kitchen is shared with the regular artists and AGA LAB staff. The residency provides Dutch and International artists the opportunity to live and work in a studio building amongst other artists. With the residency the aim is to increase artists mobility, promote cultural exchange connecting parallel practices.

  • Technical support: available
  • Studio and material costs: paid by the artist
  • Exhibition space: available
  • The selected artist will be responsible for his/her international travel like visa and health insurance costs as well as liability insurance.

Please download the entry form and send your application as one single pdf file to [email protected] with ‘Pushing the margins’ in the subject, with deadline 1 February 2019.  Including:

  • Complete Contact information
  • Link to website
  • Describe your research/project plan ‘Pushing the margins’ (max 200 words)
  • Short motivation why your project matches our call (max 100 words)
  • Preferred two months in between 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020
  • Relevant images or portfolio
  • CV (main resume)
PDF icon Open Call Entry form-Aga Lab.pdf