results of an open call for artist residency

Everyday Forms of Resistance

Residencies in Ramallah, Antwerp, Helsinki and Warsaw in 2019

  • Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (Ujazdowski); AIR Antwerpen; Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP); and the Municipality of Ramallah are pleased to announce the results of an open call for residencies organized in frames of the project Everyday Forms of Resistance.
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  • Jury comprised of 
    • Sally Abu Bakr, Director of the department Culture and Social Affairs at Ramallah Municipality;
    • Yazid Anani, Director of the Public Program at Qattan Foundation;
    • Khaldun Bshara, Director of Riwaq Centre in Ramallah;
    • Juha Huuskonen, Director HIAP  Helsinki International Artist Programme;
    • Jack Persekian, Director Al Mamal Foundation;
    • Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Head of Artistic Residencies at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw;
    • Bogna Świątkowska, Head of Bęc Zmiana Foundation and
    • Alan Quireyns, Artistic Director AIR Antwerpen
  • chose  participants who will take part in the project:
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    • Karolina Grzywnowicz (Poland)
    • Wim Catrysse (Belgium)
    • Timo Tuhkanen (Finland)
    • Ahmed Alaqra (Palestine)
    • Mirna Bamieh (Palestine)
    • Jumana Emil Abboud (Palestine)
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  • We congratulate the selected artists and cordially thank for all the submissions. 
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  • About the project
  • Everyday Forms of Resistance is an exchange and public program that has come about as a result of the collaboration between Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (Ujazdowski); AIR Antwerpen; Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP); and the Municipality of Ramallah. This project offers residencies for six visual artists and centers itself on the question: “Can an artistic intervention translate social tensions into narratives that in turn intervene in the imaginary landscape of a place? (Francis Alÿs, The Green Line, 2004). It looks at the role of artistic practice and mobility in the specific circumstances of Ramallah and Palestine and does this through the strategy of exchange.

    • The first part of the residencies was open to artists from Poland, Belgium and Finland. One artist from each of these countries was selected to spend three months living and working in the city of Ramallah (AprilJune 2019).
  • The second part of the residencies was open to Palestinian artists and will enable them to spend a three-month residency in Warsaw, Antwerp, or Helsinki (autumn 2019). Each country will host one Palestinian artist.
    • The exchange program, modeled to encourage artists to engage in conversations among themselves and with their audiences, will culminate in a series of talks and meetings in Warsaw at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in November 2019.

Cover photo: Francis Alÿs, The Green Line, Jerusalem 2004 in collaboration with Julien Devaux. Video documentation of an action. Image: Rachel Leah Jones

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