U.S. residency for Middle Eastern artists announced by Art Jameel
In New York
Art Jameel is teaming up with ISCP gallery in New York for a second year of its collaborative recency scheme with Edge of Arabia, for artists based in the Middle East and North Africa. The open call for submissions is already taking entries and will close February 1.
There are huge advantages on the line for the winners (two artists, or artist collectives will be selected) who will benefit from the Brooklyn based studio by being invited to take part in the studio's exhibition program and participatory projects, they will receive special attention and time with visiting critics and other figures from the art world, who work with the studio, among many other advantages.
The chief advantage is the new level of exposure, in a new international territory; one of the founding aims of the program, which aims to link Middle Eastern artists with new audiences, and to explore interconnected stories that link ideas and people across physical and psychological borders.
Nearly 200 applications were submitted by artists living and working across the Middle East and North Africa for the programme's first year, which saw the recency awarded to Taysir Batniji from Gaza, and Foundland, a collective comprised of Ghalia Elsrakbi from Damascus, Lauren Alexander from Cape Town.