|This programme is co-finanaced by the City of Warsaw|
A-I-R Laboratory is a curatorial program of artistic residencies run at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle. The participating artists and curators are able to realize artistic projects and experiment in selected fields. We understand residencies as a medium for artistic practices that allow for searching for modes of presentation other than the exhibition. We run city-mapping and local community-engaging research projects and support the exchange of knowledge. We promote the idea of mobility in Poland and broadly meant Eastern Europe.
Work presentations of current A-I-R Laboratory artists-in-residence follow the "open-studio" format and are included in cyclical events organized by our program. In individual cases it is possible for them to be included in the CCA program as solo exhibitions, lectures, screenings, or performance shows. We also work with other art institutions, galleries, independent curators, as well as institutional partners such as schools, NGOs, or research institutes. We encourage residents to work in public space. We publish books and DVDs presenting works produced during A-I-R Laboratory residencies.
SELECTION OF ARTISTS
Residents are selected only on the basis of curatorial invitation and partner institutions’ recommendations which has been positively evaluated by the A-I-R Laboratory team and invited experts. We do not accept direct applications for residency. Those interested can try applying to the relevant partners listed below, if one is eligible. Open calls are held irregularly and announced on the CCA website and A-I-R Laboratory Facebook page.
We accept visual and performance artists, curators, researchers, architects, and designers for residencies and study visits.
Among our partners are Akademie Schloss Solitude, Flemish Arts and Heritage Agency, Mondriaan Founds, Videobrasil, Pro Helvetia, Res Artis, Dutch Culture (TransArtists), Gasworks, ACME, Residency Unlimited, Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
SPACE AND BACKGROUND
A-I-R Laboratory has at its disposal five studios in the Laboratorium building, as well as two studios and big working space inside the building of the Ujazdowski Castle. Each studio consists of a living space with a kitchenette and a bathroom. Additionally, all inhabitants can use a shared kitchen, a working room with basic woodwork tools, and a computer workshop. Furthermore, A-I-R Laboratory residents can benefit from the CCA’s technical background, reading room and also from cinema, cafe and restaurant.