The Alex Adriaansens Residency provides a Dutch or international artist or designer the possibility to conduct a research project into the material basis of our digital culture. The residency takes place in collaboration with V2_ over the span of one year starting 1 September 2019.
As the domain of media art and design grew increasingly obsessed with everything which is not material, but digital and virtual in nature, former director and co-founder Alex Adriaansens\’ fascination for the interaction between matter and media was characteristic in the field. In memory of his strong focus on artists and designers as the alchemists of our time, V2_ calls for artistic and design research projects that explore the aesthetic potential of the materiality of media technology.
The Alex Adriaansens Residency is made possible with the generous support of the Municipality of Rotterdam.
December 1, 2018: Residency Announced.
May 15, 2019: Call Open.
July 1, 2019: Application deadline.
July 22, 2019: Notifications.
1 September 2019: Starting date.
Fee, materials, travel and accommodation (7000 EUR);
Workspace at V2_;
Curatorial, managerial and productional support by V2_ staff.
Find the application form here:
The jury will select one proposal based on the following criteria:
Originality of the research proposal
Tangible outcomes of the residency
Artistic merit and integrity of the proposed work
Completeness of the application
(The picture used is part of the project Near- Strangers by artist duo DIASPORA (Constanza Casamadrid & Juan León Sarmiento) that was made during our Summer Sessions Residency program. More information here: https://v2.nl/archive/works/near-strangers)