UK-based, non-profit contemporary visual art organisation Gasworks is looking for an early/mid-career artist based in Africa to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks in London from 2 July to 17 September 2018.
Gasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation. This residency also offers the opportunity to engage with The Showroom and the London iteration of the international project Women on Aeroplanes, which is being developed together with The Otolith Collective (Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar).
Led by curators Annett Busch, Magdalena Lipska and Marie-Helene Gutberlet, the overarching Women on Aeroplanes project is conceived as five exhibitions at five different spaces in Africa and Europe (2017–19), including ifa-Gallery (Berlin), Centre for Contemporary Art (Lagos), Iwalewahaus (Beyreuth) and The Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw). It will look closely at the largely untold stories of women and the important roles they played in the long history of the struggle for independence by African nations in the 1950s and 60s, as well as in the avant-garde art history of the continent. Through contemporary women’s and feminist voices and art practices, the project will make visible women’s contribution within the context of communities and relations; going far beyond the mere replacement of the heroes of independence with the heroines of liberation.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday 24th January 2018.
For over a quarter of a century Gasworks have provided studios for London-based artists; commissioning emerging UK-based and international artists to present their first major exhibitions in the UK; and have since developed a highly-respected international residencies programme, which offers rare opportunities for international artists to research and develop new work in London.
For more information about the residency and application pack please click here,