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Lucy art residency

a new residency program for visual artists working With photography

 
 

OPEN CALL

The Lucy Art Residency is happy to announce its second open call for its 2018 residency program and commission for visual artists.

The program offers the opportunity for an artist based in Europe and the Mediterranean whose main practice is photography focused to spend two weeks in June 2018 in Kavala, Greece. It is free to apply and the selected artist will have the opportunity to live and work in the coastal city in the north of Greece with transportation, accommodation and subsistence covered.

 
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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.

what is expected from the artist and the goal of the residency.

The goal of this residency is to give the artist two weeks of free time to explore Kavala and the regions around the city. During the residency the artist will be asked to do a public talk in a cultural centre in the city. Furthermore the artist will be commissioned to produce one new artwork that will be part of the archive of the residency, accessible to the visitors of the hotel as well as the future residents. 

 

application

how to apply

Application to the Lucy Art Residency program is open to all visual artists working with the medium of photography irrespective of age or educational background.

All applicants can submit ONE PDF file to the email address

info@lucyartresidency.com from 6/12/2017 until the 7/02/2018 , 23.59 GMT. There will be no extensions to the deadline. It is preferable to apply as early as possible. This will allow for us to contact you in case there is any problem with your submission. NO corrections or updates will be allowed after the deadline.

The subject of the email should be SURNAME_NAME_2018 and the PDF should be titled SURNAME_NAME.pdf.

We do not accept any other file format nor do we accept multiple PDF files. Any applications that include more than ONE PDF file will be disqualified.

The PDF should include the following parts:

 

  1. Artist Statement

  2. 300 words maximum about why you are applying for this residency.

  3. Short CV and Bio (Maximum one page each).

  4. A portfolio section with a maximum length of 15 pages. There is no minimum or maximum number of images. Captions and short descriptions should be included.

  5. Links to videos/films if relevant to your application. Please do not attach videos. 

  6. The PDF must not exceed 10mb

  7. All texts should be in English

 

selection process

A shortlist of artists will be selected by an artistic committee consisting of the founder of the residency, Maria Mitzali, the artistic director ,Nikolas Ventourakis, and invited guests from the fields of visual arts. The shortlisted artists will be notified within two weeks from the applications deadline. The shortlisted artists' portfolios will then be examined by the Jury which will independently select the winner of the residency for 2018.

 

The Jury

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.

 

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.

 

 

 
 

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?


Lucy hotel

Iakinthou
Kavala, 654 04 Greece

 

 
 

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