06.04.2018

Plantelor 58 Residency – Photo Focus Bucharest (Romania) for international curators and artists working with photography

The Romanian Association of Contemporary Art (ARAC) in Bucharest, Romania is offering a residency opportunity for a curator and an artist to document and envision a site-specific project in Bucharest.“Plantelor 58 Artist Residency” aims to introduce international artists and curators to the Romanian cultural environment.

The selected curator and artist will be encouraged to take as much inspiration as possible from the local context and work within the artistic medium of photography. The theme of this year's residency focus is the architectural and the socio-cultural context of the residency space of 58 Plantelor, situated in a historical building near the Bucharest Old Centre.

The residency is an initiative of gallerist Anca Poterasu – president of ARAC and the successful
candidates will be working closely with curator Cristina Stoenescu and ARAC's team, in order to
explore the local art scene. The two successful candidates will reside and exhibit in Bucharest within
two time-frames: artistic residency (June-July, 2018) and curatorial residency (July-August, 2018) for
the duration of one month each – exact dates to be discussed on common agreement with the
successful candidates. The curator and the artist will apply separately.

The curatorial residency aims to enable an international curator to document, research and get better acquainted with the local art scene, with a special interest on photography, linked to this year's
residency focus - connected with the history and the community space of the residence.

The artist is encouraged to experiment and produce new works based on the concepts and directions developed together with the local ARAC curator, Cristina Stoenescu. At the end of the residency period, the artist's work will be displayed in an exhibition at Anca Poterasu Gallery. Open presentations about the residency exhibition and the artistic process will be held in Bucharest and at the Centre of Contemporary Photography, in Iași.

The residency is opened to curators and artists of all ages, working with contemporary photography,
from all around the world. The selection committee – a panel of contemporary art specialists - will
review the applications and select the successful candidates in one session.

The aim of the project is to offer the possibility for the curator and the artist to engage in an active
dialogue with Romanian art practitioners and local art audiences. The material and financial support
for artistic production is limited, but available.

Are covered:

- Travel fees (meaning return airfare from the country of origin to Romania);
- Private accommodation and studio with free wi-fi. The studio shares the same courtyard with the
exhibition space of Anca Poterasu Gallery. It comprises of a 25m2 furnished room, with own bathroom
and kitchen space. More images of the space will be made available soon on www.arac.ro
- The curator and artist will each receive €1700 per residency duration, that should cover living costs;
- €1700 separate budget for art production is available for the production of new works and for the
instalment of the residency exhibition.

Deadline: 28 April 2018

Find all details in the attached document