PREVIOUS RESIDENCIES //
During this residency Benjamin Lignel will work alongside a group of locally and internationally based residents selected through open call to collectively explore ways of making oral (hi)stories and (her)stories publicly available, through the creation of physical and digital platforms for sharing knowledge. The residency is held in collaboration with Norwegian Crafts.
PRAKSIS and Norsk Kuratorforening (The Norwegian Association of Curators) worked with curator and writer, Natasha Marie Llorens (US) to develop Curating the social: Meet me at the empty centre, which examines the curator’s role in facilitating social practice in contemporary art, foregrounding the ethical questions of their involvement.
Developed with artist Iz Öztat (Turkey), publisher Torpedo and publishing studio Eller med a, the residency explores the ways collectives can use publishing as an integral part of their artistic practice: articulating artistic imaginaries, shaping communities and proposing alternative value systems and political horizons.
Held in collaboration with UKS and The Moving Museum, The Artist Entrepreneur was developed with Jeremy Bailey and looked to collectively define new manifestos for artists working in this era of increased uncertainty.
A Global State of Pareidolia involved cross-disciplinary dialogue with local scientists, researchers and others in the exploration of issues of perception and narrative. It was developed with Lindsay Seers and Fotogalleriet.
Smadar Dreyfus was invited together with Kunstnernes Hus to develop Cultural Mistranslations. This interdisciplinary residency explored the potential of translation and mistranslation in the context of displacement (of objects, sounds, ideas, as well as of people).
Eliza Naranjo Morse and Ivan Liotchev of International Collaborative Drawing Project led In time, we too will become ancestors.... Partners included: Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Sami Center For Contemporary Art (SDG) and Samisk hus i Oslo.
PRAKSIS joined with Oslo Pilot to host Belfast-based film maker and musician Seamus Harahan as its summer 2016 lead artist. Throughout the mucker mate residency the group explored sound, movement and environment across Oslo in both public and private space.
Held in partnership with PNEK, Atelier Nord, and Notam and developed with British collaborative duo, David Blandy and Larry Achiamong, New Technology and the Post-human brought together a multidisciplinary community of international and Oslo based participants at varying career stages to explore and discuss issues of identity in contemporary culture.