Niki Hannover in collaboration with the Art Encounters Foundation in Timisoara is launching the first edition of an international artistic residency exchange for artists based in Hannover. The residency will take place between July and August 2021 in Timișoara, with a maximum duration of 4 weeks, within the platform created by the Art Encounters Foundation.
The purpose of the residency program is to encourage the exploration of experimental practices, to support the production of new works, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to establish a meaningful dialogue between communities and cultural actors from different fields and cultural spaces. Through this partnership, Niki extends its network of collaborations with other residency spaces and independent organizations aiming at supporting the mobility and art production of artists. It is for the first time that the artist residency is specially tailored for a artist based in Hannover and is designed to encourage the production of new works with the support of the Art Encounters Foundation and their partners in Timișoara: professional production workshops, a space to be used as studio space and a dedicated budget.
ART ENCOUNTERS FOUNDATION TIMIȘOARA
The vision of the Art Encounters Foundation is to become a meeting point for people, ideas, cultures, communities, and to create an open platform for contemporary art in connection with both the city of Timișoara and the global art scene. The public is encouraged to explore the field of art and to engage in a permanent knowledge exchange.
The foundation’s activities are carried out over the following main directions: organizing the Art Encounters biennial in Timișoara and the exhibition program taking place at its permanent space in Timișoara or other places; fostering education and audience development through public programs; developing a solid series of artistic and curatorial residencies.