Konstepidemin invites an artist from Iceland for an Artist In Residence and an exhibition at Galleri Konstepidemin in Gothenburg.
We are looking for an artist who is interested in collaborating, communicating and connecting with the local art scene of Gothenburg. The selected artist will be accepted for a three month residency during September-November 2020. During this time the invited artist will be working together with a local artist to produce a joint exhibition at Galleri Konstepidemin opening at the end of October 2020.
The local artist will be selected in correspondence to the international artist´s practice to establish a close collaboration. Konstepidemin will support one artist from Iceland with a three-month scholarship (15000 SKR/month), travel expenses, studio apartment, local networking and some production costs in relation to the exhibition. The artist will stay in a furnished live-work space at the Konstepidemin cultural centre in central Gothenburg. Galleri Konstepidemin is an artist-run operation, and production of the final exhibition is done by the two exhibiting artists themselves.
Konstepidemin is an organization of artists, having 130 artist´s studios, three galleries, five guest studios, a restaurant and more. Konstepidemin is originally an old epidemic hospital built in the late nineteen century, located up on a hill, which creates a calm feeling of isolation from the rest of the city even though it is situated in the central Gothenburg and close to parks, amenities, galleries, museums and just a five minutes walk to Gothenburg’s Botanical Gardens.
Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden located on the west coast with a large university campus, an important harbour, and large industries. The city has a long history of a strong underground music and art scene and artist-run galleries. Sadly, Gothenburg is one of Europe’s most segregated cities, which clearly is visible on the art scene.
EXTENDED Application deadline: 27th of April 2020
The jury’s decision is made public in June 2020.
Residency period: 1 September – 30 November 2020
Exhibition period: 31 October – 22 November 2020
The residency is supported by Nordic Culture Point