Artist in Residence Program

The Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University offers a Visual Artist in Residence fellowship in collaboration with the Visual Studies Platform of CEU. These residential fellowships (up 5 months each with a minimum stay of 3 months) are offered on a competitive basis to visual artists who relate in innovative and convincing ways to the annual theme in various visual media, including film and digital applications.

Artist-in-residence in 2018/19

Katharina Roters is artist-in-residence from January to May 2019. Her project is a research-performance entitled SOFT TOTALITARISM RELOADED in conjunction with Jozsef Szolnoki, through the merging of fine art and anthropological strategies. It is a re-acting of Enzensberger´s essay, written in 1985, “Hungarian Confusions”. The locations, themes situations, meetings and moods of the original text are reconstructed, paraphrased and documented. The miniatures, as a social “metascan”, we set out to localise and visualise the neuralgic points and stereotypes, both within the scope of the propaganda and beyond it, it uncovers the direct 2 interrelationships between the power and morality of the declining communism and eso-nationalist  turbo-capitalism. A prominent role will be given to the presentation and interpretation of cultural memory as an ideological battlefield. Their project, which operates through various media, reveals, documents and reinterprets intellectual attitudes in the form of text, photos, videos, performances, street art and graphics. The final presentation will take the form of a visual art exhibition.

Former artists-in-residence:

Margery Amdur

Senior Artist in Residence

Multimedia Artist

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, US

November-December 2015

http://www.margeryamdur.net/

Margery Amdur’s lectures:  

Nurturing Friction as a Foundation for Creativity

Between My-Selves

Irina Botea

Senior Artist in Residence

Multimedia Artist

The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, US

February-April 2016

http://www.irinabotea.com/

Irina Botea's lecture: Prioritizing Human Agency as a vehicle for meaning. Reenactments. Auditions. Translations.

Axel Braun

Junior Artist in Residence

Multimedia Artist

October 2015 - March 2016

http://www.axelbraun.org/

Axel Braun’s lecture: Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes

Yoni Goldstein

Visual Artist in Residence

November 2016-February 2017

GÁBÖR HÖRCHER

Visual Artist in Residence

October 2017 - January 2018