Gogova Foundation Artists Residency
The Gogova Foundation’s Residency was set up in 2017 to promote professional dialogue and the exchange of ideas between emerging artists from the CIS, Georgia, Central Asia and the Middle East. The task of the Residency is to give young artists the space and time to create projects which they have proposed and which have been selected by an Expert Council, consisting of leading experts on contemporary art.
For its first year, the program was based in an exhibition space in the center of the historic Old City of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The residents for this year included Ulyana Podkorytova and Vladimir Abikh, both Russian artists, selected by the international Expert Committee.
Since 2018, the residency has been located at Nizhny Arkhyz, at the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Republic of Karachay-Cherkess Republic. April 21, 2018, Liza Artamonova and Ilina Chervonnaya, participants of the third Gogova Foundation Artists Residency, displayed The project The Pearl Path Route.
The Gogova Art residency is held in Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Russia, the birthplace of Gogova Foundation's founder Mariana Guber-Gogova. Karachay-Cherkess Republic, its natural landscapes and cultural heritage, the ecological attributes of the region and it's ethnic diversity – all of these features combine to offer artists a unique opportunity for the research and creation of new works. The territory is home to the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, one of the buildings of the dedicated research town that will serves as the exhibition space for the artists residency.
Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Nizhny Arkhyz remains the largest such facility in the country, and host to the largest optical telescope in Eurasia. Its research town boasts a population of around one thousand inhabitants, who regularly hold scientific conferences, in addition to developing and implementing new technologies for studying Space.
The applicant must be based in the CIS, Central Asia and the Middle East and be of maximum age 35 years (inclusive).
Exhibition spaces and studio are located at the Special Astrophysical Observatory.
Residents can choose between an apartment or a hotel room in research town of Nizhny Arkhyz. Each resident is provided with accommodation for the entire period of work on the project.
The artist can bring an assistant to take part in the residency. The assistant can share the artist’s accommodation. (Non-artist) partners & children are welcome on the artist's expenses.