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AES+F Residency Award at ISCP in New York

AES+F Residency Award for Russian artist at ISCP in New York. Deadline: January 31, 2020.

An award for a 3-month residency program for an emerging artist from Russia
May-July 2020


The AES+F Award is created to support Russian artists at a pivotal moment in their career. Every resident becomes a part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. An ISCP residency has often led to critical advancement in the practice of the artist and curators in residence. In order to be eligible to apply for the AES+F Artist Residency Award you must fulfill the following criteria:
⚬ have Russian citizenship and live in Russia;
⚬ be 40 y.o. or younger;
⚬ have at least one solo exhibition;
⚬ have at least one solo or group exhibition at a contemporary art institution;
⚬ have basic conversational and reading proficiency in English;
⚬ have financial support for daily expenses while in New York (recommended $1,500 / mo).

Award & Residency benefits:

⚬ a residency at ISCP in New York for 3 months, from May 1 until July 31, 2020
⚬ accommodation (private bedroom in a shared apartment in Long Island City provided by AES+F)
⚬ funds for round-trip airfare to and from New York
⚬ one-on-one mentoring by AES+F during the residency
⚬ organizational and administrative support from Russian-speaking fellow Anna Evtiugina

The ISCP program includes:

⚬ 24/7 access to a spacious, private, and furnished studio in East Williamsburg
⚬ monthly studio visits from curators and arts professionals
⚬ participation in the Summer Open House program in July 2020
⚬ invitation to attend ISCP regular public programs and private social events
⚬ field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues (twice a month)

The ISCP resident will also have access to a number of opportunities, such as:
⚬ opportunity to have a public talk during ‘Artists at Work’ presentations
⚬ opportunity to participate in alumni events in the future
⚬ opportunity to make proposals for exhibitions at the ISCP gallery and project space


Applications are accepted until January 31, 2020.
The Expert Committee of curators including Maria Kramar (curator at V-A-C foundation, Moscow), Iaroslav Volovod (curator at Garage Museum, Moscow), and Anton Svyatsky (curator and director at AES+F Studio, New York) will select the shortlist of 10 artists based on the open call applications. The shortlist will be published in mid-February.

The Awardee will be selected by the International Committee which includes Marina Abramovic (artist, New York), Xiaoyu Weng (curator at Guggenheim, New York), AES+F (art-group, Moscow, New York, Berlin), Kate Fowle (director at MOMA PS1, New York, previously chief curator at Garage Museum, Moscow), Joseph Kosuth (artist, New York and London), Ksenia Nouril (Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center, Philadelphia), Susan Hapgood (director ISCP, New York). The Awardee will be announced in the beginning of March.

The committees review applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant’s past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency.

Application deadline: January 31, 2020.

Please use the application form attached and submit to using “LastName_FirstName_AESF_ISCP_2020” in the subject line.

There is no fee to apply.


Image: AES+F, Inverso Mundus, 2015. Video Installation presented in RESIST! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy, curated by Christine Eyene at Bozar, Brussels, 2018.

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