D6:EU and partners are delighted to announce the artists selected to take part in Belonging – a new virtual exhibition that is part of Artists Connecting in Transition (ACT).
ACT is an established residency programme between studios supporting artists in exile. The programme connects artists whose practice has been disrupted by forced migration and addresses the inequalities they face. Belonging is a chance to expand ACT’s network of artists, giving them support and international visibility. The virtual exhibition will showcase seven newly selected artists from a very competitive open call and four artists from recent ACT residencies.
The artists selected for Belonging are:
We would like to thank all the artists that took time to apply.
The selected artists will receive curatorial support from the partners, and virtually meet and learn from each other. Curated by ACT partner arthereistanbul, Belonging will launch on 18 December.
The number of people displaced from their homes as a result of conflict, human rights violations and the climate crisis reached a new high by the end of 2022. ACT reconsiders models for artist residencies, addressing issues of reduced mobility due to exiled status. By connecting artists and studios at a local level, as well as across borders, the project seeks to address the inequalities for those with and without rights.
Funded by the British Council, ACT is a partnership between arthereistanbul (Turkey), D6: Culture in Transit (UK), D6:EU (Cyprus), the Fanak Fund (France) and MedeArts (Jordan). Through a programme of hybrid residencies, capacity building workshops and local exhibitions over the past two years, ACT has set out paths for best practice and knowledge sharing. These learnings will be published in a report written by the Fanak Fund later this year.
Following the virtual exhibition, ACT will meet in Cyprus in March 2024 with the support of the Goethe Institute to host international conversations on working with artists in exile and show work produced for the virtual exhibition.
Find out more about ACT here.
Homepage image: Yuliia Syrenkova, Stains