April 23, 2019 - Onassis Culture - ONASSIS AiR artistic & curatorial residency program 2019/20
April 23, 2019

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© Nefeli Myrodia.

ONASSIS AiR artistic & curatorial residency program 2019/20
September 16, 2019–July 5, 2020

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ONASSIS AiR (artists-in-residence) is thrilled to announce the inaugural artistic research program, residencies and collaborations taking place from September 2019 until June 2020 in Athens, Greece.

ONASSIS AiR is a year-round program, located in the urban center of Athens, that grounds its mission in commitment to supporting artistic process and research, towards a less product-obsessed arts ecosystem.

The selection of the ONASSIS AiR 2019/20 program was done by an invited advisory board consisting of: artist and theater maker, Efi Birba (GR); philosopher and co-artistic director of the Kunsten Festival des Arts, Daniel Blanga Gubbay (BE); curator and previous director of DAS Theatre, Barbara van Lindt (NL/BE); and Paris-based curator, writer and editor-in-chief of Kaleidoscope Magazine, Myriam Ben Salah (AL/FR).

The 2019/20 (inter)national artist & curator-in-residence program (AiR/CiR) is for any artist or curator, working professionally, anywhere in the world, within time-based contemporary art practice and/or research, interested in how aesthetics, practice, society, and politics influence our existence and practice. Selected artists & curators for the period 2019-20 are: Alaa Ghosheh (PS), Paribartana Mohanty (IN), Cate Giordano (USA), Dorota Gawęda (PL) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (LT) from the  Young Girls Reading Group (YGRD), Emilie Pitoiset (FR), Fiona Banner (GB), Arshia Fatima Haq (IN/USA), Ryan Ferko (CA), and finally choreographer and artist Maria Hassabi (GR/USA) will begin her first artistic research period as part of the one-of-a-kind 10 year artist-in-residence fellowship awarded by the Onassis Culture program for the period of 2019-2029. 

The nine selected research projects are preceded by several pilot artistic and curatorial research residencies: Tom Sellar (USA), a writer, editor, dramaturg and curator; Sherry Dobbin (USA/UK), a cultural strategist and producer, and the Cultural Director at Futurecity (UK); graphic designer and artist Hatem Imam (LB) and creative director Maya Moumne (LB), the co-founders of Beirut’s Studio Safar studio; as well as theatre makers and choreographers Antigoni Fryda (GR) and Effi Rabsilber (GR/DE).

The Critical Practices Program is a full time, 3-month encounter designed as a collective artistic research community for visual artists, choreographers, theater and film directors, composers, performers, curators, producers, designers, writers, cultural theorists, and other curious minds—working within time-based artistic practice. This program is meant to be a pressure cooker for ten practitioners per year who have a need to make a departure, or a way forward, from their existing practice towards another modality. The invited mentors for the 2019/20 period are artist and musician, Raed Yassin (LB), curator and dramaturge Silke Bake (DE), and director, performer and curator Peter Stamer (DE). The ten participants of The Critical Practices Program 2019/20 are: Yota Argyropoulou (GR), Eleni Bagaki (GR), Laure Jaffuel (FR), Myrto Katsimicha (GR), Chrysanthi Koumianaki (GR), Ines Muñozcano (ES), Minou Norouzi (GB/AT), Aris Papadopoulos (GR), Marina Miliou Theocharaki (GR), Prodromos Tsinikoris (GR).

Through the ONASSIS AiR Exchange Residencies several artists and curators living and working in Greece will attend one of the partner institutions for the period of 2019/20: CAPACETE (BR), an independent residency program founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1998 by the artist Helmut Batista, and the Beirut Art Residency / BAR (LB) a non-profit, artist-run residency program in Beirut. The selected artists and curators for the period of 2019/20 are: Margarita Athanasiou (GR), Alkisti Efthymiou (GR), and Dimitris Rentoumis (GR). Several pilot exchange residencies have already taken place with the same two partner institutions (CAPACETE & BAR) in 2019, supporting the research of curator Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza (GR), artist and filmmaker Marina Gioti (GR), and sound artist and composer Manolis Manousakis (GR).

ONASSIS AiR is designed and run by the Director of ONASSIS AiR, Ash Bulayev and Program Dramaturg/Creative Producer, Nefeli Myrodia.

National & international press:
Onassis Media Office: T +30 213 017 8001, press [​at​] sgt.gr 

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