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Lucy art residency

a new residency program for visual artists working With photography

 

2018 Resident Artists

IN QUATRA PERSONA aka.  Martin Errichiello and Filippo Menichetti (IT) were selected as the winners of the Lucy Art Residency 2018 from 333 applications to our Open Call. They stayed in Kavala for two weeks in June 2018. The runner ups, Tereza Zelenkova and Peter Watkins, were also invited to present their work in Kavala during the Public Talks events of the residency program.

   Martin Errichiello  is an artist using photography and film, born in Napoli in 1987. Since 2008, he promoted independent editorial projects, worked with film and multimedia studios in the audiovisual production and collaborated with anthropologists, musicians and artists on different projects, researches and exhibitions. In 2010 he graduates in photography and visual communication at the CFP Bauer of Milan with an internship with the artist Raffaela Mariniello. In 2012 he was selected for the Visual Storytelling course at the Danish School of Media (attending lectures by Antoine d’Agata, Kent Klich, Nina Korhonen) where he founded the international crossmedia network of visual artists "Panaut Collective" and realized the awards-winning documentary "Archipelagoes". He’s now based in Napoli, where he keeps working on a mixed media long-term research about South Italy’s identity.

Martin Errichiello is an artist using photography and film, born in Napoli in 1987. Since 2008, he promoted independent editorial projects, worked with film and multimedia studios in the audiovisual production and collaborated with anthropologists, musicians and artists on different projects, researches and exhibitions. In 2010 he graduates in photography and visual communication at the CFP Bauer of Milan with an internship with the artist Raffaela Mariniello. In 2012 he was selected for the Visual Storytelling course at the Danish School of Media (attending lectures by Antoine d’Agata, Kent Klich, Nina Korhonen) where he founded the international crossmedia network of visual artists "Panaut Collective" and realized the awards-winning documentary "Archipelagoes". He’s now based in Napoli, where he keeps working on a mixed media long-term research about South Italy’s identity.

   Filippo Menichetti  was born in Florence in 1986. In 2009, after graduating in Psychology at La Sapienza of Rome he decided to entirely embrace photography. After a year traveling between the United States, Europe and Asia he attended a master’s degree in photojournalism and reportage to the Scuola Romana di Fotografia in Rome. There he approached large format photography with a project on the urban landscape (Ostia, 2010) directing his gaze to the interactions between man and his environment. He has collaborated with documentary photographer Giuseppe Moccia to the realization of "A Third Landscape?" a research on the abandonment of ski’s infrastructure in northern Italy. In 2012 he founded the collective PanAut with other authors of the Danish School of Media and Journalism where he graduated with "What Remains - meditations on a landscape", produced on the West Coast of Denmark. In late 2013 he moved to Naples (IT), where he lives and works.

Filippo Menichetti was born in Florence in 1986. In 2009, after graduating in Psychology at La Sapienza of Rome he decided to entirely embrace photography. After a year traveling between the United States, Europe and Asia he attended a master’s degree in photojournalism and reportage to the Scuola Romana di Fotografia in Rome. There he approached large format photography with a project on the urban landscape (Ostia, 2010) directing his gaze to the interactions between man and his environment. He has collaborated with documentary photographer Giuseppe Moccia to the realization of "A Third Landscape?" a research on the abandonment of ski’s infrastructure in northern Italy. In 2012 he founded the collective PanAut with other authors of the Danish School of Media and Journalism where he graduated with "What Remains - meditations on a landscape", produced on the West Coast of Denmark. In late 2013 he moved to Naples (IT), where he lives and works.

Lucy hotel

 
 

This avant garde and ultra-modern hotel opened on April 1st, 1976.  With its 217 rooms and the grand reception areas, it added an unprecedented impetus to the city’s tourism scene.

For more than two decades, the hotel was a point of reference for the tourism of the Kavala prefecture and the broader region. 

The 1990s left their mark on LUCY hotel: the war in Yugoslavia, which disconnected the road connection of Kavala to Central Europe, and the general decline of the prefecture with the transfer of the main development projects to the neighboring prefectures of Thrace. 

In 2006 the company’s management decided to launch a complete renovation project and upgrade the hotel to 5 stars. 

The goal was to transform Lucy hotel into a luxury, modern unit, that provides the easy comfort and functionality of modern 5 star hotels, at the same time retaining is older classical chic glamour.

At the end of the 2007 summer tourism season, the renovation works started and they were completed in spring of 2009. 

The central design concept for the new Lucy was to preserve the simple modernism which is characteristic for the avant-garde for its time building, and the 60s aesthetics, with strong interventions of modern structural applications.

 

 

 
 
 

The Residency

The Open Call for 2019 will be announced in late Autumn 2018.

 

What does the residency offer?                             .

The selected artist will be offered free accommodation in the five star Lucy Hotel in Kavala. In addition to that the artist's return trip from his/her country of residence is covered, as well as three meals a day at the hotel premises. Furthermore a per diem and an artist fee for the production of one artwork will be provided. Opportunities to meet with local art organisations will be encouraged.

The concept of the Residency

The goal of the program is to provide artists with free time. Time to think, to interact, to communicate with the people and the city of Kavala. There is no requirement to produce during their stay and no final outcome is expected. The only exception a public talk in a cultural centre in the city that the artist will participate in. Furthermore the artist will be commissioned to produce one new artwork within six months after the end of their program, that will be part of the archive of the residency, accessible to the visitors of the hotel as well as the future residents. 

 

The Jury for 2018 was:

  Ann-Christin Bertrand  is curator at  C/O Berlin  responsible for young, contemporary art positions as well as for questions about the future of the medium. She has curated several exhibitions together with emerging artists including Peter Puklus, Viktoria Binschtok, Adam Jeppesen, Broomberg & Chanarin and Torbjørn Rødland. She also has curated several group exhibitions, including WATCHED! Surveillance Art & Photography (featuring artists as Hito Steyerl, James Bridle, Meric Algün Ringborg, Ann-Sofi Sidèn or Trevor Paglen, amongst others) and Optical Illusions – Contemporary Still Life Photography (featuring Lucas Blalock, Antje Peters, Oskar Schmidt and Annette Kelm). She is regularly lecturing at Universities such as Aalto University of Arts & Design Helsinki, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, as well as Design Akademie Berlin and also is a guest lecturer in the Photography Master Program at ECAL Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ann-Christin Bertrand is curator at C/O Berlin responsible for young, contemporary art positions as well as for questions about the future of the medium. She has curated several exhibitions together with emerging artists including Peter Puklus, Viktoria Binschtok, Adam Jeppesen, Broomberg & Chanarin and Torbjørn Rødland. She also has curated several group exhibitions, including WATCHED! Surveillance Art & Photography (featuring artists as Hito Steyerl, James Bridle, Meric Algün Ringborg, Ann-Sofi Sidèn or Trevor Paglen, amongst others) and Optical Illusions – Contemporary Still Life Photography (featuring Lucas Blalock, Antje Peters, Oskar Schmidt and Annette Kelm). She is regularly lecturing at Universities such as Aalto University of Arts & Design Helsinki, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, as well as Design Akademie Berlin and also is a guest lecturer in the Photography Master Program at ECAL Lausanne, Switzerland.

  Niccolò Fano  (Rome,1985) holds a BA in Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, a Masters degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an awarded Creative Ventures MBA at London Business School. He has taught at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and the UCA in Farnham. Niccolò currently lives Rome where he is the founder and director of  Matèria . Based in the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo, the gallery specialises in contemporary photographic practice and visual culture. Matèria furthers and supports the work of emerging and established artists through a curatorial programme of exhibitions and events that engage with photography’s ever-evolving contemporary dialects and contaminations. In Rome, Niccolò collaborates as visiting lecturer with Officine Fotografiche, Scuola Romana di Fotografia and ISFCI.

Niccolò Fano (Rome,1985) holds a BA in Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, a Masters degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and an awarded Creative Ventures MBA at London Business School. He has taught at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and the UCA in Farnham. Niccolò currently lives Rome where he is the founder and director of Matèria. Based in the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo, the gallery specialises in contemporary photographic practice and visual culture. Matèria furthers and supports the work of emerging and established artists through a curatorial programme of exhibitions and events that engage with photography’s ever-evolving contemporary dialects and contaminations. In Rome, Niccolò collaborates as visiting lecturer with Officine Fotografiche, Scuola Romana di Fotografia and ISFCI.

  Eleftheria Tseliou  is an Athens based art historian and gallerist. After the completion of her studies, Eleftheria continued living and working in New York for the Impressionist and Modern art gallery Moeller Fine Art, where she developed an interest for art dealership and the secondary market. Upon her return to Greece, she curated a number of shows featuring works of both Greek and International artists. In 2013  Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery  was established. Today the gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, organizes nine shows per year and represents the work of more than twenty artists. Apart from the gallery artists’ solo shows and the curatorial exhibitions, the gallery has also been presenting once a year a dual show where each time two different gallery artists are asked to develop and work together on an original idea as well as a show interested in memory, researching each time the work and the legacy of a different, prominent yet no longer living Greek artist..

Eleftheria Tseliou is an Athens based art historian and gallerist. After the completion of her studies, Eleftheria continued living and working in New York for the Impressionist and Modern art gallery Moeller Fine Art, where she developed an interest for art dealership and the secondary market. Upon her return to Greece, she curated a number of shows featuring works of both Greek and International artists. In 2013 Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery was established. Today the gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, organizes nine shows per year and represents the work of more than twenty artists. Apart from the gallery artists’ solo shows and the curatorial exhibitions, the gallery has also been presenting once a year a dual show where each time two different gallery artists are asked to develop and work together on an original idea as well as a show interested in memory, researching each time the work and the legacy of a different, prominent yet no longer living Greek artist..

  Lars Willumeit  is a German social anthropologist based in Zurich, Switzerland. As an independent curator, author/critic, art educator and photo editor, he has been working with the medium of photography in different modes since 1993. His interests lie in photography, documentarisms, regimes of representation, and visual cultures. Since 2013 he has curated exhibitions in numerous contexts and contributed texts to, for example, the book Deposit by Yann Mingard, as well as a dictionary entitled Factory Tools, which was published within Fabrik, the catalogue of the German Pavilion (curated by Florian Ebner) at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Willumeit received his Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies, from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Lars Willumeit is a German social anthropologist based in Zurich, Switzerland. As an independent curator, author/critic, art educator and photo editor, he has been working with the medium of photography in different modes since 1993. His interests lie in photography, documentarisms, regimes of representation, and visual cultures. Since 2013 he has curated exhibitions in numerous contexts and contributed texts to, for example, the book Deposit by Yann Mingard, as well as a dictionary entitled Factory Tools, which was published within Fabrik, the catalogue of the German Pavilion (curated by Florian Ebner) at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Willumeit received his Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies, from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

  Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques  is a visual artist working mainly in the photographic field, based in Paris. He has been developing for several years a reflection halfway between documentary photography and the visual arts around the concept of re-enchantment. From the real estate crisis in Spain, to the figure of the Black Block rioters to the Eden project, his reflections trajectory around a world in crisis and whose representation seems to be in crisis as well. The global stakes of the immaterial circulation of data, private property and collective appropriation are the basis of an exploration by the image that takes care of the stigmata of its time. His work has been exhibited in Le Bal in Paris, Aperture Foundation in New York or at the Fotofestival of Mannheim (curated by Urs Stahel) among others. He received the inaugural Immersion commission given by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in 2015, and he is an artist member of the French Academy Casa de Velàzquez  in Madrid for the year 2017-2018. Sylvain was awarded the first Lucy Art Residency in 2017 and has been invited to be part of the selection panel for the next edition.

Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques is a visual artist working mainly in the photographic field, based in Paris. He has been developing for several years a reflection halfway between documentary photography and the visual arts around the concept of re-enchantment. From the real estate crisis in Spain, to the figure of the Black Block rioters to the Eden project, his reflections trajectory around a world in crisis and whose representation seems to be in crisis as well. The global stakes of the immaterial circulation of data, private property and collective appropriation are the basis of an exploration by the image that takes care of the stigmata of its time. His work has been exhibited in Le Bal in Paris, Aperture Foundation in New York or at the Fotofestival of Mannheim (curated by Urs Stahel) among others. He received the inaugural Immersion commission given by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in 2015, and he is an artist member of the French Academy Casa de Velàzquez  in Madrid for the year 2017-2018. Sylvain was awarded the first Lucy Art Residency in 2017 and has been invited to be part of the selection panel for the next edition.

  Nikolas Ventourakis  is an artist living and working between Athens and London and is the first  artistic director  of the Lucy Art Residency.  He is a non-voting member of the Jury . His practice situates in the threshold between art and document, in an attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image. Ventourakis completed an MA in Fine Art (Photography) with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and  is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) in the Photographers Gallery as one of the top graduating artists in the UK. In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and a fellow in New Museum’s IdeasCity.. He was shortlisted for the MAC International and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in FORMAT Festival, Derby; the NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18 and the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale.   

Nikolas Ventourakis is an artist living and working between Athens and London and is the first artistic director of the Lucy Art Residency. He is a non-voting member of the Jury. His practice situates in the threshold between art and document, in an attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image. Ventourakis completed an MA in Fine Art (Photography) with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and  is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) in the Photographers Gallery as one of the top graduating artists in the UK. In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and a fellow in New Museum’s IdeasCity.. He was shortlisted for the MAC International and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in FORMAT Festival, Derby; the NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18 and the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale.

 

application

how to apply

The Applications are now closed. The Lucy Art Residency 2019 program will be announced on our web page and our Facebook Page in Autumn 2018.

 

FAQ

What is included in the residency.

The residency includes accommodation in a private room in the five star hotel Lucy, breakfast and two daily meals in the hotel's restaurant, economy flights to and from the country of residence, a 500 Euro artist fee and a per diem of 20 Euros for personal expenses. 


What is not included in the residency

Personal, health and equipment insurance must be arranged by the artist in advance. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers you in all kinds of emergency as the Residency is not able to provide comprehensive health coverage of any kind.


What disciplines are accepted in the residency?

Currently we accept applications from visual artists that use photography extensively in their practice.

 


Who can apply for the residency?

The residency is open to emerging visual artists resident in one of the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYROM, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK.

Please note that if the country of origin of the artist is not part of the EU/EEA then he or she will be responsible for securing the travel documents required to enter and stay in Greece during the period of the residency.


The selected artist can chose any continuous two week period between the 11th - 28th of June. Please note that a number of the jurors will be invited to visit the residency on the weekend of 23rd-24th of June to meet the artist and to give a public talk in the city of Kavala.

Which are the dates of the residency?


Applications from artistic duos are accepted. However, due to a limited budget we are unable to cover the transportation costs of the second artist. A private double room will be provided. The per diem amount and artist fee remain the same as with individual artists.

Are applications from artistic duos accepted?


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