ONASSIS AiR PROGRAM 2019-20
ONASSIS AiR (Artists-in-Residence) is thrilled to announce the inaugural artistic research program, residencies and collaborations taking place from September 2019 until June 2020 in Athens, Greece. ONASSIS AiR is a year-round program, located in the urban centre of Athens, that grounds its mission in commitment to supporting artistic process and research, towards a less product-obsessed arts ecosystem.
The selection of the ONASSIS AiR 2019-20 program participants was done by an invited selection board consisting of: artist and theatre maker, Efi Birba(GR); philosopher and artistic co-director of the Kunsten Festival des Arts, Daniel Blanga Gubbay (BE); curator and previous director of DAS Theatre, Barbara van Lindt (NL/BE); and curator, writer and editor-in-chief of Kaleidoscope Magazine, Myriam Ben Salah (AL/FR).
THE CRITICAL PRACTICES PROGRAM
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The Critical Practices Program is a full time, 3-month encounter designed as a collective artistic research community for visual artists, theatre and film directors, choreographers, composers, curators, designers, writers, and other curious minds – living and working within time-based artistic practices, who are in-flux, or experience a shift within their practice. During each of the 3-month encounters (Fall 2019 & Spring 2020), there will be a mentored month-long Group Intensive, designed by an invited mentor focused on thinking through one’s practice in relation to the wider artistic, cultural, political and aesthetic discourse happening in and around us today. The invited mentorsfor the period 2019-20 are: artist and musician, Raed Yassin (LB), curator and dramaturge Silke Bake (DE), and director, performer and curator Peter Stamer(DE). The ten (10) participants of The Critical Practices Program 2019-20 are: Yota Argyropoulou (GR), Eleni Bagaki (GR), Laure Jaffuel (FR), Myrto Katsimicha (GR), Chrysanthi Koumianaki (GR), Ines Muñozcano (ES), Minou Norouzi (GB/AT), Aris Papadopoulos (GR), Marina Miliou Theocharaki (GR), Prodromos Tsinikoris (GR).
(INTER)NATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM
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The (Inter)national Artist & Curator-in-Residence program (AiR & CiR) is for any artist or curator, working professionally anywhere in the world –within time-based artistic practices and research, who has a concrete artistic research question that wishes to take further. The applicants that were selected to develop their artistic and curatorial research projects as residents of Onassis AiR for the period 2019-20 are: Alaa Ghosheh (PS), Paribartana Mohanty (IN), Cate Giordano (USA), YGRG (Young Girls Reading Group): Dorota Gawęda (PL) and Eglė Kulbokaitė (LT), Emilie Pitoiset(FR), Fiona Banner (GB), Arshia Fatima Haq (IN/USA), Ryan Ferko (CA), and Maria Hassabi (GR/USA) as part of a 10-year Artist-in-Residence Fellowship awarded by the Onassis Culture for the period of 2019-2029.
The nine (9) selected research projects are preceded by several pilot artistic and curatorial research residencies: Tom Sellar (USA), a writer, editor, dramaturg and curator, Sherry Dobbin (USA/UK), a cultural strategist and producer, and the Cultural Director at Future City (UK); the co-founders of Beirut’s Studio Safar: graphic designer and artist Hatem Imam (LB) and creative director Maya Moumne (LB), as well as performers and choreographers Antigoni Fryda (GR) and Effi Rabsilber (GR/DE).
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Through the ONASSIS AiR Exchange Residencies several artists and curators living and working in Greece will attend one of the partner institutions for the period of 2019-20: CAPACETE (BR), an independent residency program founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1998, and Beirut Art Residency (LB), a non-profit artist residency program founded in 2015 in Beirut. The selected artists and curators for the period of 2019-20 are: artist Margarita Athanasiou (GR) and writer Alkisti Efthymiou (GR) who will be in-residence at CAPACETE, and visual artist Dimitris Rentoumis (GR) who will be in-residence at Beirut Art Residency (BAR). Several pilot exchange residencies have already taken place with the two partner institutions (CAPACETE & BAR) in 2018-19, supporting the research of curator Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza (GR), artist and filmmaker Marina Gioti (GR), and sound artist and composer Manolis Manousakis (GR).
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ONASSIS AiR wishes to build a series of collaborations with like-minded institutions and artist-run initiatives in Greece and abroad. During the 2019-20 period, Onassis AiR joins forces with the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) for the co-design and facilitation of an Expanded Publishing Workshop Series, mentored by the artist and designer, Hatem Imam (LB). Another institutional collaboration will engage 6 commissioned artists or teams of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival (Little Things Orchestra, C for Circus, Aris Papadopoulos & Martha Pasakopoulou, Kostas Tsioukas, Sofia Paschou, and Androniki Marathaki), where three (3) invited mentors, Silke Bake (DE), Satu Herrala (FI), and Peter Stamer (DE) will facilitate a week-long workshop examining each artistic work from different perspectives (dramaturgy, curation and production). Other collaborations of Onassis AiR involve a co-design of several public activities with SNEHTA, an artist-run residency programlocated in Kypseli, Athens. Finally, ONASSIS AiR is one of the thirteen (13) international partners and seven (7) associated partners involved in an EU Creative Europe funded research platform - RESHAPE, a prototype of a collaborative, transnational method to rebuild performing arts’ organisational models.
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