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OPEN CALL – Nordic Match F.I.L

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 21, 2019 13:19 CET

Anssi Pulkkinen (Last year Nordic Match F.I.L selected grant holder) / Line (of Air) / Stainless steel, wall / 2018

Konstepidemin would like to invite an artist from Iceland or Lithuania for an Artist In Residence and an Exhibition.

We are looking for an artist who is interested in collaboration/communication and to connect with the local art scene in Gothenburg. The selected artist will be accepted for a three month residence and exhibition at Galleri Konstepidemin (with opening in October) along with a local artist.

The local artist will be selected in the way that corresponds with the resident artist practice to establish a close collaboration. The Artist in Resident will be offered a program specially designed for the artist´s needs. This could mean that the artist will make a public presentation/lecture or get studio-visits by curators, artists or other professionals.

AIR Konstepidemin will support one artist from Iceland or Lithuania with a three-month scholarship (15000 SKR/month), travel expenses, studio apartment, some project funding and local networking. The artist will stay in a furnished live-work space at the Konstepidemin cultural centre in central Gothenburg.

Konstepidemin is an artist run organization, which comprises 130 artist´s studios, three galleries, an Artist in Resident, a restaurant and more. Konstepidemin is originally an old Epidemic Hospital built in the late nineteen century, located up on a hill, which creates a calm feeling of isolation from the rest of the city even though it is situated in the central Gothenburg and close to parks, amenities, galleries, museums and just a five minutes walk to Gothenburg’s Botanical Gardens.

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden located on the west coast with a large university campus, an important harbour, and big industries. The city has a long history of a strong underground music and art scene and artist run galleries. Sadly, Gothenburg is one of Europe’s most segregated cities, which clearly is visible in the art scene. In september 2019 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) will take place.

Application: Please send ONE pdf (no more than 20 pages)

This ONE pdf shall include:

1: Project description (maximum one page)

2: CV (maximum one page)

3: Documentations of your artistic work (6-10 works) If you wish to send moving image work or sound, please add links in your pdf.

Send the pdf to: (e-mail subject: Nordic Match)

We only accept digital applications as described above.

Application deadline: 17th of march 2019.

The jury’s decision is made public in June 2019.

Residency period: September 2nd – November 29th 2019

The residency is made possible thanks to Nordic Culture Point

Konstepidemin är ett ateljéområde vid Linnéplatsen i Göteborg. Sedan 1987 är det gamla epidemisjukhuset arbetsplats för över 130 konstnärer med olika inriktningar och konstnärliga uttryck. Området är samtidigt en plattform för konstnärliga projekt och en viktig mötesplats för konstnärer och publik.

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