Inter-format Symposium On Flux of Sand and Aquatic Eco-systems, 2014
|The participants of this year's Inter-format Symposium are starting to project their research and art works into the three full days of the symposium (19-22 May) where lectures will alternate with walks, coffee breaks, film screenings, body and music performances, beach strolls and wandering in the dunes.|
Project by Sybille Neumeyer
|The Open Studios evening took place on 26th of February at VAA Nida Art Colony. Colony’s residents Titas Silovas (LT), Bas Ketelaars (NL), Saulius Leonavičius (LT) and Sybille Neumeyer (DE) opened their studios doors and presented their projects.|
Marianna Maruyama, Wolfgang Bender, Margaret Tali, Liza Baliasnaja and Sidney Barnes. Photo by Skaistė Marčienė
|We are very excited to introduce our new residents. Wolfgang Bender (AT), Margaret Tali (NL/EE), Johanna Schmeer (DE/UK), Liza Baliasnaja (LT/BE) and Sidney Barnes (UK/BE) will live and work at Nida Art Colony in March. |
Inter-format Symposium, 2015. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
Hello, dear friends,
Today we have tried to put time on hold for a while – not because it is Sunday, but because we have turned 6! This letter hardly has enough room for a summary of the past years and achievements, and we have almost lost count of the people who did residencies and internships, or simply stayed at the Colony at some point, and then came back again to create and dream, learn and teach, or probably even fall in love. We are happy to have had the opportunity to contribute to contemporary art, culture, and education processes over this period. Therefore we believe there is no point in stopping time even for birthdays, so that we can always keep up with the present.
We thank everyone who has put their trust in us all this time. Today is the day when the number of fingers on one hand is no longer enough to count our years, and it becomes increasingly difficult to find the time needed to look through all of our shared moments captured in photographs. Thank you for being with us!
Yours, Nida Art Colony Team
Photo by Linas Ramanauskas
|If you are in Nida, you will easily find our resident Saulius Leonavičius' installation “Info point”, exhibited in a temporary project space on the main (Taikos) street, curated by Nida Art Colony. This is the first show in this alternative gallery. “Info point” will be on show until 9th of April.|
Nida Doctoral School session “CO-ACTION: artists' placements in Non-Arts Organisations”, 2016, VAA Nida Art Colony. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė
We thank all DA and PhD students who were interested in participating in this year’s edition of Nida Doctoral School “Tweezers & Squeezers” and submitted their applications on time!
We are also happy about the fact that we have received 40 applications from 20 different universities: from Nida Doctoral School’s partners Vilnius Academy of Arts, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture and University of the Arts Helsinki, as well as from 17 other European universities. All 16 selected applicants will be notified about the selection results by the end of April.
Rejmyre Art LAB workshop, Everything you want was already here, 2014
|The discourses around public art have become thickly intertwined with those of cities and urban development. Little of this discourse, however, has addressed the specificities and disruptions presented by the notion of rural publics and rural public spaces. As an artist-run organization, located in rural Sweden, dedicated to long-term, place-based research, Rejmyre Art Lab in collaboration with Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (NAC) invites proposals for the upcoming seminar Reconstituting Rurality on 7–10 of May at Nida Art Colony.
Wolfgang Bender, untitled, MUMOK, Vienna, 2015, (detail)
|An installation titled “Everything”by a current VAA Nida Art Colony resident, the Austrian artist Wolfgang Bender, will be presented in the temporary project space on the main (Taikos) street, curated by Nida Art Colony, on the 13th of April at 6 p.m.
Conference hall at Nida Art Colony. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
The Board of Nida Doctoral School (NDS) has finished the evaluation of applications. We have received 40 applications from 17 European universities. Many strong applications had to be turned down due to limited number of places.
Project by Tara Langford (UK) during Open Studios in December, 2016. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė
A few months ago we announced an open call for applications for our A-I-R programme at Nida Art Colony between August 2017 and July 2018. Since 2011 the Colony has been hosting about 50 artists, designers, architects, curators and art researchers per year. This year we have received a three-digit number of applications from 40 countries across almost all of the continents. We feel happy and grateful for this enthusiasm!
The artists selected for the 2017/2018 Artist-In-Residency programme:
Photo by Skaistė Marčienė
|In early May, 7 artists have come together to develop their ideas for the forthcoming annual symposium at Nida Art Colony. The artists will reflect on the line as a very basic visual element and medium of knowledge.|
The light installation “Amber Projector” by Linas Kutavičius at VAA Nida Art Colony, 2016. Photo by Julija Navarskaitė
An installation titled “Amber Beamer” by a former VAA Nida Art Colony resident, the artist Linas Kutavičius, will be presented in the temporary project space KIOSK on the main (Taikos) street, curated by Nida Art Colony, on the 11th of May at 10 p.m.
If the Sky Falls, Smoke Walk by Ruth Proctor. Photo by Andrej Vasilenko
|The 7th Inter-format Symposium took place at VAA Nida Art Colony on 19th-22nd of May. Over three days and nights the transdisciplinary symposium engaged in a dialogue between artistic, philosophical and scientific research with presentations and performances in the woods, between moving dunes, inside the various spaces of the Colony and on the coast lines (on the seaside and lagoon).|
Photo by Skaistė Marčienė
|Hello summer! Our new residents Indrė Ercmonaitė (LT), Yael Vishnizki Levi (PL), Emma Haugh (IE/DE) and Suza Husse (DE), Katarina Poliacikova (SK) and Cooltūristės (LT) are preparing for the exhibition “When the Sea Looks Back”, which will take place in July and August at Nida Art Colony.|