VAA Nida Art Colony call for residency applications, curatorial proposals and a trainee

Deadline for all the applications: June 15, 2013


Together with the spring the main annual NAC event INTER-FORMAT SYMPOSIUM: On Critical Tourism, Site-specificity and Post-romantic Condition is approaching (May 16-19 2013, Nida).  It is hosting together more than 40 art professionals (artists, curators, researchers) and is a part of the project On Hosting and Displacing co-organised by Nida Art Colony (LT) and Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (Sierre, CH) and partly supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. More about the program me here.

Nida Art Colony (NAC) welcomes proposals from artists, designers, architects, curators, and art researchers for its upcoming residencies on the Baltic Sea coast in the Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania.


Telling the Baltic in Kaliningrad

Nida Art Colony crew has just come back from Kaliningrad, where in the Museum of the World Ocean the collaborative exhibition "Telling The Baltic" was opened. In various locations of the Museum of the World Ocean works by Dainius Dapkevičius, Gintaras Makarevičius, Irma Stanaitytė, Jurgita Remeikytė and Laura Stasiulytė were exhibited. A special place was provided for the audiovisual installation by Irma Stanaitytė and Jurgita Remeikytė (sound and postproduction by Dainius Dapkevičius) - their work "Ship" was projected in the attic of the Kronprinz Barracks.


J.Laivys sculpture was traveling in Sierre

The residency of Juozas Laivys, from March till April 2013 at Villa Ruffieux, Fondation Château Mercier, is part of a longterm exchange program on hosting and displacing between Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais and Vilnius Academy of the Arts. The program includes different formats such as artist residencies, workshops, exhibitions and a symposium which is taking place in May 2013 at Nida Art Colony, a new subdivision of the Vilnius Academy of the Arts. The transdisciplinary project aims to bring into question correspondences between artistic practices and critical tourism.


New Colony Residents in April 2013

In April 5 new residents arrived in the Colony. Two of them ( Gilles Furtwängler (CH) and Adrien Siberchicot (FR) are starting thematic residency On Critical Tourism which will end up with Inter-format Symposium in the end of May. All the residents will stay 2 months.


Lithuanian artist Juozas Laivys is artist-in-residency in Sierre (Switzerland) in the project “On Hosting and Displacing”

For the months March and April Lithuanian artist is living and creating work in the residency programme „On Hosting and Displacing“ organised by Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (ECAV) and Château Mercier in a partnership with Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy.


A talk in Berlin On Hosting and Displacing in Nida Art Colony (LT): Residency as an Agent of (Critical) Tourism for Curators and Artists

In Berlin a projectspace uqbar is organizing in cooperation with LoBe projectspace a talk and screening "On Hosting and Displacing in Nida Art Colony (LT): Residency as an Agent of (Critical) Tourism for Curators and Artists" by Vytautas Michelkevičius (including screening).


Selected artists for Critical Tourism and Techno-ecologies residencies in 2013

We are happy to announce our selection results of our Thematic residencies on Critical Tourism and Techno-ecologiesresidencies. Unfortunately, Individual residencies are still being reviewed and the final decision will be announced no later than March 25th. The selected artists are going to be contacted individually.The artists in the waiting list are going to be invited only if somebody from selected artists are going to cancel their residency.


Nida Art Colony celebrates the second anniversary in Vilnius with Franziska Nast (DE) exhibition and Neringa FM party in CAC Cafe

Opening of former resident Franziska Nast (DE) exhibition
Where : Canteen of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Maironio st. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania
When: 2013 m. March 19th 17.00
After: from 20.00 Neringa FM party in CAC Cafe (Vokiečių st. 2, Vilnius)
Photo album from the opening.