Encura research residency

A call for all cultural agents who as part of their praxis habitually work with artists, be it from a free-lance or institutional perspective (curators, researchers, art writers, ...).

Two curatorial research residencies at Hangar, Barcelona

The Conversation by Lauren Wetmore, and Lightning Studies: Centre for the Translation of Constraints, Conflicts and Contaminations by Renan Laru-an have been chosen as future residents of our joint call for a curatorial research residency with Hangar.

The Conversation by Lauren Wetmore in a research project based around the topics of surveillance and control, and their relationship with contemporary culture. At the heart of this project is a day-long curated event.
Named after Francis Ford Coppola’s 1975 psychological thriller about a paranoid surveillance expert, The Conversation intends to replicate and disturb the ways in which our behaviour, language, and society are influenced by the aggressive and backhanded forms of control imposed through digital and analogue surveillance practices.

The project Lightning Studies: Centre for the Translation of Constraints, Conflicts and Contaminations by Renan Laruan serves two main purposes: to become a reference point which undoes proposals by the so-called pedagogical models, positioning translation as a critical method and praxis of pedagogy; and to be a vector for the exploration of partially visible modes of organization, e.g. the co-production of discursive elements, conceptual histories, and incidental alternatives by practising questioning and the interjection of texts and images.

Lauren Wetmore and Renan Laruan will complete a curatorial research residency at Hangar during a month-long period, taking place between November 2015 and February 2016. Both curators will work on and develop their projects together with the artists in residency at Hangar’s studio spaces.



Hangar Barcelona in association with Curators' Network is offering two fully funded one-month-residencies in Barcelona, Spain, that will take place from November 11, 2015 - December 10, 2015 and from January 8, 2016 - February 11, 2016.

The call is free of charge and open to all curators and researchers who currently do not live and work in Catalonia. Deadline for the submission of applications is September 20, 2015, midnight, Spanish time, CEST time zone.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the artist residents at Hangar Barcelona and to research the wider artistic context of Barcelona and Catalonia as well as to establish networks and dialogues with other local and international cultural agents.

Applicants should thoroughly research about Hangar and Curators' Network and submit a proposal that outlines their plans for the residency at Hangar.

The selected candidates are expected to work during their residency with the project that they have presented to this call and that should include at least four of the current artist residents of Hangar.

HERE you can apply to this call.

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