invites artists from CIS, the Transcaucasia, Central Asia and the Middle East to apply for the residency. Apllications are accepted until January 15 and will be reviewed by our Expert Committee. Results will be announced in February 2022. Selected artist will present a solo project in Karachay-Cherkess Republic in May 2022.
Gogova Foundation's Residency was set up in 2017 to promote professional dialogue and the exchange of ideas between emerging artists from the CIS, Geogia, Central Asia and the Middle East. The task of the Residency is to give young artists the space and time to create projects which they have proposed and which have been selected by an Expert Council, consisting of leading experts on contemporary art.
For its first year, the program was based in an exhibition space in the center of the historic Old City of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The residents for this year included Ulyana Podkorytova and Vladimir Abikh, both Russian artists, selected by the international Expert Committee.
Since 2018, the residency has been located at Nizhny Arkhyz, at the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Republic of Karachay-Cherkess Republic. April 21, 2018, Liza Artamonova and Ilina Chervonnaya, participants of the third Gogova Foundation Artists Residency, displayed The project The Pearl Path Route.
Karachay-Cherkess Republic was not chosen by chance. It was here that the founder of the Gogova Foundation, Mariana Guber-Gogova, was born, and one of the Foundation's most important tasks is the support and development of contemporary art, not only in the capital or abroad, but also across different regions of Russia.
Karachay-Cherkess Republic, its natural landscapes and cultural heritage, the ecological attributes of the region and it's ethnic diversity – all of these features combine to offer artists a unique opportunity for the research and creation of new works. The territory is home to the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, one of the buildings of the dedicated research town that will serves as the exhibition space for the artists residency. Having celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Nizhny Arkhyz remains the largest such facility in the country, and host to the largest optical telescope in Eurasia. Its research town boasts a population of around one thousand inhabitants, who regularly hold scientific conferences, in addition to developing and implementing new technologies for studying Space.
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