Bosco Chiesanuova (Verona)
What is Lessinia?
Artist Residency 2019
The selected artists will have 20 days, divided into two phases, in order to produce a body of work, which will be shown at the end of August as part of the 25th edition of the Lessinia Film Festival as well as at Fonderia 20.9 during Spring 2020.
The programme consists of:
I period – Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th March 2019
There will be a series of events involving experts in various fields such as geology, history, nature and locals that can help in the individuation of the final theme of the projects. Site-specific field trips will be organised for the artists that will request them.
On Friday 22nd March 2019 there will be the first tutorial with the curators via Skype.
II period – Monday 13rd – Sunday 26th May 2019
The artists will be provided with:
- A bibliography related to various themes regarding Lessinia
- Free access to the public library
- Archival material
- A set of studio light with backdrop
- A4 printer
- Fine-art printing studio for the test prints (upon request)
- A black and white darkroom (upon request)
As well as the possibility of staying in the provided apartment, both the curators and SÅM staff will be available even beyond the time frame of the two residency phases. E-mails and Skypecalls will be planned in order to keep the curator on the loop with the work in progress.
Final exhibition – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019
The exhibition will take place in the Centro Culturale of Bosco Chiesanuova during the Lessinia Film Festival Opening Weekend. Moreover, the participating artists will have the chance to hold a presentation open to the public during which they can talk about their working process and the project they carried out on Lessinia.
Practical aspects and expenses
- Accommodation during the three phases
- Food expenses (in the apartment)
- Transport from Verona to Bosco Chiesanuova
- Black and white darkroom material
- Fine-art test prints (during the residency)
- Prints production for the final exhibition (produced by Fonderia 20.9, sticking to the budget limits that will be communicated to the artists in due time)
- Stationary material needed
The residency will not cover the following expenses
- Trip to Verona
- Technical material such as computer, camera equipment…
When the apartment keys will handed out to the artists each one will have to fill in a release form and pay a deposit of 100 euros that will be returned at the end of the stay.
Due to the timeframe and logistics, the organisation suggests the use of either digital equipment or black and white analogue cameras (only black and white darkroom available).
How to apply
In order to apply the artists need to send:
- Filled-in form
- CV and biography
- Artist statement (500 words max, either in Italian or in English)
- Portfolio (PDF format, 25 Mb max,the portfolio should consist of one project or up to 20 images)
- Video Submissions. Artists that work with video have to provide a direct link.
with the following email object “SÅM2019” by 31st January 2019 at the latest.
The call is open to all individual artists and it is free. A basic knowledge of English is preferred, even though a translator will be always on site.
The selected artist will be notified 15th February 2019.
Rafał Milach (b. 1978 in Gliwice, Poland) – visual artist, photographer, author of photo books. His work focuses on topics related to the transformation in the former Eastern Bloc. Lecturer at the ITF Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic and Katowice Film School at the Silesian University, Poland. His award-winning photo books include The Winners, 7 Rooms, and The First March of Gentlemen. Rafał Milach has received scholarships from the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Magnum Foundation, and European Cultural Foundation. Finalist of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 and winner of the World Press Photo competition. Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos collective. His works have been widely exhibited worldwide, and can be found in the collections of the MoMA Warsaw, CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the ING Polish Art Foundation, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan), and Brandts Museum in Odense (Denmark). Rafal Joined Magnum Photos in 2018 as a nominee member.
Ania Nałęcka-Milach born in 1977, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Faculty of Printmaking and Graphic Design in 2002, is a book designer (alias Tapir Book Design) and a collaborator with Sputnik Photos collective. She has designed many critically acclaimed photobooks, that have been awarded many of the most prestigious prizes such Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Photobook Award Nominee (USA/France 2012, 2013 2014 and 2016) and POYi The Best Photography Book Award (first prize, USA 2012, 2014). She also gives talks and offer workshops on photo book design. In collaboration with her husband and photographer Rafał Milach she has co-curated international exhibitions in places such as FOAM Museum, (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). PHOTOEspaña (Madrid, Spain) and Photomonth in Kraków (Poland.)