Artist in Residence Hagastaden, Nya Karolinska Solna (Sweden) : Art and Research

The exchange is part of a larger urban development project in Stockholm (Sweden). The aim of the artists' involvement is to provide a reflective viewpoint and a critical approach to the context.

Life science is an emerging area of research where different disciplines in medicine, engineering and biology interact. We are looking for artists who have an open, curious attitude to life science and the ability to incorporate influences from the exchange in their artistic work.

The exchange period runs from November 2014 to May 2015. The assignment may be extended with a sketch assignment for an art commission for the entrance plaza at Nya Karolinska Solna.

Urban development in Stockholm is facing significant changes. The emergence of Hagastaden is giving Stockholm a new look more high buildings and a greater density of built-up areas. The Nya Karolinska Solna hospital will be a hub in the area that is being developed into a centre for research in life science. Six artists will be included in an exchange of ideas with researchers in life science. The artists themselves choose a team of researchers and will follow the ongoing research in collaboration with them. In the same way, the researchers will take part in the artists' work and processes.

Fee for the exchange: 75,000 SEK excluding VAT.
Travel and accommodation subsidy
for artists resident outside Sweden: 60,000 SEK excluding VAT.

Deadline for expression of interest: 19 May.

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