PREVIOUS RESIDENCIES //
For Now that’s what I call an artist’s residency! art writer, Artforum contributor and PRAKSIS co-founder Rachel Withers challenges anyone who’d like to spend a month with PRAKSIS in Oslo, developing their art practice to send us the most ingenious, original and practical month-long work plan you can cook up. This residency is designed to support Wither’s investigation into the theory and practice of artists’ residencies.
Residency 13, Painting Project: Out looking Inwards focuses on three important dimensions of painting as medium: the painting’s materiality, its visual form, and the uncertainties and reflections that mark its making.
Taking Hold – The Double Bridge explored and questioned the ways that solidarity, competition and antagonism find physical expression in social relationships. Performance for camera was used as a means to test the unspoken rules of public bodily contact: for instance, in greetings, dancing, or contact sports.
PRAKSIS and Fellesverkstedet are pleased to invite German sculptor Gereon Krebber to develop a residency focusing on an ambitious large scale work as a means to facilitate conversations on monumentality and ephemerality, improvisation and scale; the protocols of sculpture, art and cultural manifestations in the public realm.
Residents will have the rare opportunity to explore the potential of Guttormsgaard's Archive - the extensive and eclectic archive of the artist Guttorm Guttormsgaard. Working alongside curator Elvira Dyangani Ose, the group will investigate the potential of the archive as a starting point for narrative – potentially both historical and fictional.
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.