Artist Residency S-AIR

A collaboration of Curators' Network with S-AIR Sapporo

A collaboration of Curators' Network with S-AIR Sapporo, Japan


Results of the deliberation:

The call for the residency in Sapporo received 71 valid applications from 23 countries.

The jury of Curators' Network (Sören Meschede (hablarenarte:), Borbála Szalai (independent curator), Anca Verona Mihulet (independent curator) and Jürgen Tabor (Galerie im Taxispalais)) shortlist of nine applications to S-AIR Sapporo.

After a long deliberation, the selection committee of S-Air announced the Hungarian artist Andi Schmied as their future resident.

During her residency, Schmied will work on the representation of a psychogeographic tour around Sapporo, through the discovery of architecturally senseless elements in the otherwise capitalist/utilitarian cityscape.

Runner ups:

The two runner-ups of the Sapporo committee are Roberto Santaguida (Berlin) and Tania Blanco (Valencia). The jury mentioned especially the interesting proposals and the high technical standards of the two applications. 

Besides the already mentioned, Curators' Network also preselected  the proposals of  ,Luiza Crosman, Rosa Doornenbal, Santiago Fernández Moisterín, Antonio Gagliano, Jessica Sheil and Ian Waelder.

We sincerely thank all participants of the call and wish Andi Schmied all the best for her residency in Sapporo.



The call closed on July 27.

A thank you to all the artists who have participated in our call for an artist residency at S-AIR Sapporo. We received 75 applications and already saw many really interesting projects. Now comes the hard part of deliberation. We will publish the results latest on August 19.


S-AIR in association with Curators' Network is offering a fully funded 3 months residency opportunity in Sapporo, Japan, from October to December 2015.

The call is free of charge. It opens for submissions on Thursay 2nd of July and closes on July 27, 2015,  midnight, Madrid, CEST timezone.

You can apply through this LINK

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to communicate with Japanese artists and the local community, to learn about Japan and to establish networks and dialogues between local and international artists. The selected artist will be expected to produce new works and will be encouraged to experiment in his/her own field.


About S-AIR

S-AIR was established in 1999 with partial funding by The Agency for Cultural Affairs, to run an artist-in-residence programme in Sapporo, Japan. Since it was approved to be a non-profit organisation in 2004, S-AIR started a 10-year collaborative residency project with ICC, in which we have been building networks with Japanese and international artists as well as art institutions in Japan and overseas. In 2011, S-AIR initiated a new programme, FRONTIER, which is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. In April 2013, S-AIR has moved its office to central Sapporo, and so far has hosted 84 artists in total from 34 countries over the period of 16 years (as of March 2015).

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