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 2017/18

Gábor Hörcher is artist-in-residence from October 2017 to January 2018. His project is entitled System Error - Direct Democracy and Global Migration, and it is a transmedia activist concept and alternative reality game with an educational, nonprofit purpose. On one hand it intends to boost the transition from indirect to direct democracy and on the other hand it facilitates sensitivity and proactive action in relation to the current refugee influx in Europe. This interactive art project tells the story of a high school or university student election process challenged by the contemporary migration situation while it takes the wrong turn due to conspiracy and fraud. The project aims to bring the participants - the real students of high schools and universities - to the conclusion that they themselves can control public decisions, thus politics and they don't need representatives to intermediate and distort their wishes. It aims for the better understanding of the current transcontinental refugee situation by creating direct contact with the migrating families and by mobilising the participants in the aid for those who are in great need now. This multimedia art project shall have a franchiseable design therefore it could be executed in different schools and universities in different countries again and again.

Former artists-in-residence:

Margery Amdur

Senior Artist in Residence

Multimedia Artist

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, US

November-December 2015

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

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

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

Yoni Goldstein

Visual Artist in Residence

November 2016-February 2017