The international call for artistic residencies for 2018 has been awarded | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián
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21-07-2017 12:00

The international call for artistic residencies for 2018 has been awarded

The number of proposals received, 500, is greater than last year.

Eight will be the projects to be developed in the five modalities of the call: artistic projects (4), artistic projects in collaboration (1), curating projects (1), artistic research projects (1) and audiovisual projects (1).




The International Centre for Contemporary Culture Tabakalera (San Sebastian) has resolved the call for residencies for 2018, where 500 proposals were received in its five modalities, 77 more than in last year’s call: 323 artistic projects, 21 artistic projects in collaboration, 41 curating projects, 54 artistic research projects and 61 audiovisual projects. Among all of these proposals, eight have been awarded: four in the artistic project modality and one of each of the rest of the modalities. 

The residencies are promoted from the Artist's space of Tabakalera, which sets out to support the professionalization of artists and/or cultural agents. 

In the first three calls the jury was made up of artist Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa and curator and researcher Virginie Bobin. In the other two, Aily Nash (curator) and Miren Jaio (art critic and editor) have been the two jury members.



The aim of this call is to offer a residency to contribute to the production of artistic projects. Four projects have been selected, two of which came from artists residing in the Basque Autonomous Community and the other two from creators living out of this region.

The local artists picked have been Izaro Ieregi (Algorta), with the Furniture with Flat Top project and Natalia Suárez (Vitoria-Gasteiz), with Coche de plástico en un palet.

As regards the artists living outside of the Basque Autonomous Community, Cristina Mejías (Jerez de la Frontera) and Gabriel Garcilazo (Cuernavaca, Mexico) have been chosen. Mejías will develop the project called Counting Histories, the Host and the Ghost, whereas Garcilazo’s work will be about medieval alchemy and the chemistry behind processed food.

The residencies will last between four and twelve weeks (from February to June, or September to December 2018).




The aim of this call is to offer the opportunity to an artist who lives in the Basque Autonomous Community to invite to an artist or cultural agent who lives outside the Basque Autonomous Community, to a residency for the development of an artistic project in collaboration.

Para 2018 han sido seleccionados Ángela Millano (nacida en Vitoria-Gasteiz, vive y trabaja entre el País Vasco y Berlín) y Julián Pacomio (nacido en Mérida, vive y trabaja en Madrid) para que desarrollen conjuntamente el proyecto Asleep Images.

The residencies will last eight weeks, from March until April 2018.



The aim of this call for applications is to assist curators in the preparation of an exhibition that will take place in the Tabakalera exhibition room in autumn 2019.

The jury has selected Madrassa Collective, that will complement and expand the research developed during the exhibition project Something to Generate from. This collective is made up of eight curators based in Africa and the Middle East: Nadine Atallah, Nouha Ben Yebdri, Victoria Doudoub, Francesca Masoero, Aude Christel Mgba, Rim Mejdi, Léa Morin and Marc Mouarkech.

The residency will last six weeks, from September until October 2018.



The aim of this call, launched in collaboration with San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture, is to offer a residency to contribute to the support of research processes within the artistic context; understanding artistic research as another phase within the process of artistic creation.

Spectral Exchange by Matthew C. Wilson (USA) has been the chosen proposal in this modality.

Wilson will come to Tabakalera for a 12-week stay, in April-June 2018.



The aim of this call is to offer help to artists who are developing an audio-visual project within the practices of the contemporary field. 

OLYMP’S SHEDS by Marianna Christofides (born in Nicosia, currently based in Berlin) has been awarded in this modality. The residency will last between 8 and 12 weeks, and will take place between September and November 2018