Names of new artists in residence at the Museum have been revealed
The first ever artist in residence, Luísa Nóbrega, has completed her stay in Warsaw. Within her stay a total of 12 performances were held, commenting on the Jewish heritage of Poland and Warsaw, and crowned with a final artistic installation. The report from the residence is available here.
Meanwhile, we have found out the names of this year’s artists in residence within the ‘Open Museum – Education in Action’ programme. By the end of 2014 the Museum will have hosted the following artists:
- Eliane Esther Bots (The Netherlands), 7–27 June 2014
Holder of a degree in visual arts and education from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, a laureate of the Workspace 2013 award in experimental film. She will conduct workshops with youth and adults to explore family stories passed down from one generation to another.
More about the artist: www.twosmallthings.com.
- Konrad Smoleński (Poland/Switzerland), Noa Shadur (Israel) 14 July – 3 August 2014
Konrad Smoleński, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland, and Noa Shadur, a dancer and choreographer by education (ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands), will work together to make a film focussing on reconstruction and memory. Both artists are laureates of many prestigious awards. Konrad Smoleński received, among others, the Deutsche Bank Foundation Award (2011), whereas Noa Shadur awa awarded the first prize at the ‘No Ballet’ International Choreography Competition (2013).
More about the artists: www.konradsmolenski.com, www.noashadur.com.
- Tamara Moyzes (Slovakia/Czech Republic) and Shlomi Yaffe (Israel/Czech Republic) 1–21 September 2014
By adapting features of the film genre which was popular in Israeli cinema in 1960s and 1970s, they will create film études focussing on contemporary Polish and Israeli maladies.
More about the artists: www.tamaramoyzes.info, www.shlomiyaffe.info.
- Jasmine Bakalarz (Argentina), 17 October – 6 November 2014
Holder of a degree in photography and psychology from the Concordia University in Montreal, she is currently working on projects at Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti in Buenos Aires. Within her residence, she will complete a number of portraits of Polish Jews in places where they work and live.
More about the artist: www.jasminebakalarz.com.
- Itay Ziv (Israel) 24 November – 14 December 2014
A Rijksakademie graduate, lecturer, laureate of numerous scholarships, he works in the area of film and photography. The artist will take a close look at the procedures associated with the certification of Polish citizenship and ask who the Israeli Jew is today.
More about the artist: itaychuk.wix.com/works.
The aforementioned projects received the highest scores during the meeting of the jury, consisting of:
- Ewa Chomicka – Head of Adult Education Section
- Agnieszka Pindera – Education Specialist
- Zygmunt Stępiński – Deputy Director for Educational and Cultural Activities
- Tamara Sztyma-Knasiecka – Curator of Exhibitions
The call for applications for the 2015 artist-in-residence programme at the Museum will be published in late summer of 2014.
The activity “Open Museum – Education in Action” is carried out within the project “Jewish Cultural Heritage”, component “Faces of Diversity”.
Organised with the support of the Norway and EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.