Artist-in-Residence Exchange Programme

BLACK SEA CALLING is an Artist-in-Residence Exchange Programm between 9 art institutions based in countries around the Black Sea and 5 art institutions in  Austria in 2012, with a concluding exhibition and publication in 2013.

Visual artists living and working in Austria are invited to apply for a one-month-residency in one of nine countries around the Black Sea (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Roumania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine), taking place during the year 2012.
The deadline for applications ends on August 15, 2011.

Black Sea Region
Armenia Suburb Cultural Center / Yerevan
Azerbaijan United Artists Club (BRK) / Baku
Bulgaria Art Today Association / Plovdiv
Georgia GeoAIR / Tbilisi
Moldova [KSA:K] – Center for Contemporary Art / Chisinau
Roumania Centre for Visual Introspection / Bucharest
Russia KICA – Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art / Krasnodar
Turkey NOMAD & c-u-m-a / Istanbul
Ukraine FCCA – Foundation Center for Contemporary Art / Kyiv

Graz rotor & Cultural City Network
Innsbruck Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen
Krems AIR artist-in-residence Krems
Linz Atelierhaus Salzamt
Vienna Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Nine artists from the countries of the Black Sea Region are invited to come to Austria as Artists-in-Residence and will be accommodated and supported by art institutions in five different cities and linked to the respective local art scenes. The partner institutions from the Black Sea area proposed groups of five artists to the Austrian partner institutions from which they selected ‘their’ visiting artists.

Mher Azatyan / Armenia
rotor & CCN Graz
Yesim Agaoglu / Azerbaijan
Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Innsbruck
Veronika Tzekova / Bulgaria
rotor & CCN Graz
Konstantine Kitiashvili / Georgia
rotor & CCN Graz
Alexandru Raevschi / Moldova
Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz
Dan Acostioaei / Romania
Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz
Vasili Subbotin / Russia
Kunsthalle Exnergasse Wien
Ilgen Arzik / Turkey
AIR Krems
Gamlet Zinkivskyi / Ukraine
Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz

The Austrian artists were selected on the basis of an open call for artists based in Austria. From the applications submitted, the host institutions from the Black Sea area could choose ‘their’ artist out of the list of artists proposed.

Catrin Bolt
Suburb Cultural Center Yerevan / Armenia
Karl Karner & Linda Samaraweerova
United Artist Club Baku / Azerbaijan
Christoph Schwarz
Art Today Association Plovdiv / Bulgaria
Can Gülcü
GeoAIR Tbilisi / Georgia
Michael Hieslmair
[KSA:K] Chisinau / Moldova
Markus Hahn
Center for Visual Introspection Bucharest / Romania
Gabriele Edlbauer
KICA Krasnodar / Russia
Michael Aschauer
NOMAD & c-u-m-a Istanbul / Turkey
Katharina Lackner
FCCA Kiev / Ukraine

BLACK SEA CALLING is a project organized by rotor association for contemporary art Graz in collaboration with the Department for Cultural Politics of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.

rotor > association for contemporary art
Volksgartenstraße 6a
8020 Graz

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