GIBRALTAR – BERLIN ARTIST EXCHANGE RESIDENCY II

GIBRALTAR – BERLIN ARTIST EXCHANGE RESIDENCY
Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of The Government of Gibraltar and
Lichtenberg Studios is pleased to announce the Gibraltar – Berlin artist in residence
exchange program for artists working in any medium interested in developing their work in
urban public spaces.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
What: Gibraltar – Berlin Artist Exchange Residency is a 4 week artist residency for
Gibraltar and Berlin artists.
Where: The residencies will take place at Lichtenberg Studios Berlin and Gustavo
Bacarisas Gallery Gibraltar.
Who: Artists based in Gibraltar and Berlin interested in developing their work in urban
public spaces are welcomed to apply.
When: 31July – 27 August 2017 Berlin. 11 September – 8 October 2017 Gibraltar.
How: Application via email gibraltar@lichtenberg-studos.de
Please submit the following documents in digital form only:
1. CV and artist statement detailing recent projects, exhibitions and workshops.
2. Portfolio with samples of your work and realised projects with links to websites were
appropriate.
3. A brief description of your interest in art in public spaces and your aims during your stay.
(Please see Lichtenberg Studio background info below)
Application Deadline: 15 May 2017.
Selected Artists announced 22 May 2016.
The selected artist will be awarded a stipend, travel expenses, accommodation and
a production budget. A publication and an exhibition in Gibraltar will follow.
The residency is curated by artist Francis Gomila and Uwe Jonas artist director of
Lichtenberg Studios Berlin.
BACKGROUND
Lichtenberg Studios offer artists from all over the world the opportunity to live and work in
an interesting district in former East Berlin to obtain their own impressions of Berlin and the
city’s art scene. The residency is aimed at artists, writers, architects and other
professionals interested in the discourse of art in urban spaces. The guiding principle is
the idea of intervening in the district with low-threshold projects: starting with the touristlike
behaviour of the resident artists, who will explore the district as researchers or simply
as curious observers, and extending right through to the realisation of concrete projects in
public spaces in Lichtenberg.
With ‚projects‘, we are referring to small-scale, mostly unobtrusive interventions that will
generally take place without being announced in advance and will appear natural and
spontaneous. This strategy is based on an approach dating back to the 1970s: in which art
is seen as an integral part of life rather than something distant and mythical elevated onto
pedestals. Lichtenberg Studios intends to help focus the attention of the artists-inresidence
on the district of Lichtenberg itself, its history, architecture, its inhabitants and
their lives.
For more information:

contact: info@lichtenberg-studios.de
www.lichtenberg-studios.de
Lichtenberg Studios is a project organised by: Intervention Berlin e.V. in cooperation with
Berlin-Lichtenberg’s Arts and Cultural Office.
This Residency is financed and supported by: The Government of Gibraltar, Ministry of Culture.

April, 2017

Aktuell (Dezember 2016)

Mittwoch, 21. Dezember um 19 Uhr

Margaret Rorison
Vortrag und Diskussion zu Ihren Arbeiten des letzten Aufenthaltes.

Margaret Rorison wohnt im Dezember zum zweiten mal in den Lichtenberg Studios und erkundet den Bezirk.

Margaret Rorison is a filmmaker, writer and curator from Baltimore, Maryland. Her work often develops from extensive walks through rural and urban landscapes, combining memories, field recordings and text. Her work has screened at the The Ann Arbor Film Festival, CROSSROADS, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Mono No Aware VI & VII, Sonic Circuits Festival and Microscope Gallery. She is the co-founder and director of the experimental film series, Sight Unseen.

Januar, 2017