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“Pushing The Margins” Artist Residency 2019/2020 – AGA Lab (Netherlands)

With the open call ‘Pushing the margins’ we would like to open up the approach to the medium and stimulate iterative research, experimentation and cross overs.

The residency provides Dutch and International artists the opportunity to live and work in a studio building amongst other artists. With the residency our aim is to increase artists mobility, promote cultural exchange connecting parallel practices.

Amsterdam has a vibrant art scene with many artist-run initiatives, galleries and exhibition spaces.

Duration of residency: 2 months

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance ----
Artists working in other disciplines than printmaking are especially encouraged to apply. When applying margins as a strategy it can be a powerful concept.

We encourage participants to develop unconventional ways of conducting research as well as innovative forms of presenting the results, sharing their knowledge and stepping out of their ‘comfort zones’ of the expected.

Accommodation and studio/ workspace ----
AGA LAB is situated in the gym of a former school in Amsterdam West, an upcoming neighbourhood with a mixed population and different themes to explore. In the gym the printmaking facilities include lithography, etching, woodcut, screen printing on paper and textile, digital fine art print, analogue darkroom and riso print.

AGA LAB is part of a larger studio network BOUW with 40 small studios and artist initiatives. AGA LAB has 640m2 of the 4.600m2 in total.

The community garden is an experimental urban garden run by Painting Plants Artist Initiative. A research project about growing plants, making ink and printing with vegetable inks.

AIR 1 and 2 are suitable for one artist, in AIR 2 it is possible to stay with a partner/artist.The kitchen is shared with the regular artists and AGA LAB staff.

Fees and support ----
Studio and material costs: paid by the artist

Exhibition space: available

The selected artist will be responsible for his/her international travel like visa and health insurance costs as well as liability insurance.

Expectations towards the artist ----
Presentation at the end.

Please download the OPEN CALL entry form from our website and send us your application as one single pdf file to with ‘Pushing the margins’ in the subject.

1. Complete Contact information
2. Link to website
3. Describe your research/project plan ‘Pushing the margins’ (max 200 words)
4. Short motivation why your project matches our call (max 100 words)
5. Preferred two months in between 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2020
6. Relevant images or portfolio
7. CV (main resume)

De Roos van Dekamaweg 7
1016 HR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 625 21 86

****Apply via 'External Link' below.


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