Update: IKOB and Greylight Projects are pleased to announce artist Arthur Cordier as the winner of our open call for the Very Contemporary residency. The artist was chosen by a jury consisting of VC members Maurice Funken (Neuer Aachener Kunstverein) Brenda Guesnet (IKOB), Wouter Huis (Greylight Projects) and Alicja Melzacka (CIAP Kunstverein).⁣⁣ More on Arthur's practice here.

IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen, Belgium and Greylight Projects platform for art and culture in Heerlen, The Netherlands are launching an open call for a residency of three months (September-November 2021). The residency takes place in the framework of the 2021 Artist Project of Very Contemporary, a network between different art spaces and museums in the border region of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine. Artists based in either The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany are invited to apply.

Guided by the open question “Where are we now?”, the residency will invite an artist to reflect on the particularities of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine region. In 2019, Very Contemporary launched WONDERTOURS, a project aimed to bridge the distances between the different institutions by offering cycling routes between them. The artist is invited to offer a new perspective on these routes, responding to the distances, landscapes or borders between the two institutions. The project may address or reflect themes such as sustainability, transcultural dialogue, cultural heritage or geopolitics specific to the region. The focus of the residency is on developing a work or project in the context mentioned above.

The artist is invited to give a presentation of the artist practice at IKOB in the beginning of the residency as an introduction to the interested members of the cultural field. The residency period will take place at Greylight Projects, with a final public presentation at or around IKOB, the format of which is to be determined. The artist will be guided by the teams of both Greylight Projects and IKOB throughout the residency.

Download full description and information on how to apply here.


Greylight Projects in Heerlen


IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Eupen, Photo: Matthias Hübner