In a fluid model, visiting International artists interact with Irish-based artists during the residency. During this time artists are encouraged to develop their ideas through peer exchange and collaboration. This is an exciting opportunity for both long and short term residencies that provides artists with time space and support to think, take-risks and develop their practice. MART is offers this unique professional development opportunity to support the production of Contemporary Art though cultural exchange and dialogue.
The Residency Space
Newly converted stables situated in the heart of Rathmines, and alongside the iconic MART Firestation Gallery and Studios. Residents will be able to benefit from the central location and MART’s established reputation in the Dublin art scene, and internationally. The workspace is 6×6 meters, with large double barn doors, and access to kitchen area. In this residency three contemporary artists will work alongside each other in an environment of dialogue and support.
The next call for submissions: 2nd of May 2016
For more information and Application Form Check Out: www.mart.ie/residency/
October 2015 Resident
David Yu is a Canadian multimedia, Installation, and performance artist currently practicing in Toronto, Canada. Zones of Discomfort is an exhibition generated through a one-month exploration at the MART International Residency Space and generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council.
With this exhibition, Yu continues his investigation into participatory and performative models of exhibition. Sculptural forms and installation prompt audiences to consider physical engagement, such that they effectively “perform” the work. Focusing on the concept of heterotopias the work seeks to call attention to the conventions underwriting the ostensibly neutral exhibition space. This is achieved by creating the conditions in which the audience themselves has the potential to subvert their relation to the art object and space, and negotiate the precarity and risk that the artist extends with humour.
Eilidh Wilson’s month of working in the MART International Residency Space saw her testing of ideas in the Irish context. During the residency Wilson continued her interrogation and subversion of the media’s control of information and its influence on our everyday lives, by offering alternative perceptions, double-takes, and a call for social awareness.
This is often mobilised in her practice through a continuum of image making and un-making, where found materials may pose questions in challenging forms. Dialogue and text as social devices are key to the work, and she often hosts open conversations about power and politics as a method which encourages social experiences of equality as well as political engagement.
In Wilson’s work sculpture also becomes a site of participation and co-production of the artwork, providing a way into conceptual engagement through physical interaction.
August 2015 Resident
This exhibition culminates Turin based artist Francesco Snote’s month of working in the MART International Residency Space. Viewed in the Irish context, his mobilisation of contemporary and historical Italian cultural tropes and traditions comes to the fore.
During the residency Snote continued his investigation of the signification of surface and mark making, centralised around of ideas of the Auto. Invoking the high gloss of surface of the auto-mobile, Snote subjects this ultimate symbol of status and 20th century capitalism to its own regime of process and production. At its heart this body of work seeks to complicate taken for granted understandings of inscriptions of the hand and the machine.