Flâneur Residency in Riga

Flâneur Residency in Riga

2 places: photographers/ artists working with photography
3-4 weeks: April – May 2016 | Riga, Latvia
Application deadline: 3 January 2016

Inspired by the idea of “flâneurism” - seemingly aimless wanderings around the city - the residency is designed for photography artists interested in developing work in and around urban space. The influential 20th century philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote that for a flâneur “the walls are the desk against which he presses his notebooks; news-stands are his libraries and the terraces are the balconies from which he looks down on his household after his work is done”. We’re searching for photographers with an original perspective on present day city-dwelling.

Referring to the idea of a flâneur being closely linked to the life and work of the French poet Charles Baudelaire, we see the residency as an opportunity for the art of imagery and literature to come together. Thus, during the residency the selected photography artists will have an opportunity to collaborate with the excellent Orbita creative collective of poets and artists.

The artists in residency are expected to participate in a public event or pop-up exhibition at the end of their stay, presenting the work created during their time in Riga. The event will be part of the oficial Riga Photomonth 2016 programme and will be organised in cooperation with Orbita.

The Flâneur Riga residency is organised by ISSP in the framework of the “Flâneur: New urban narratives” project.

Who can apply?

Photographers and artists working with photography with an European Union nationality. There are no limitations regarding age, background and photographic style. The residents matching the criteria will be chosen based on the strength of their applications.

Resident support and costs

The residency will host two photography artists in Riga for a three to four week stay, starting in the second half of April 2016. The artists will receive a stipend of 1000 EUR to support their practice and subsistence costs during the residency. Their return ticket to Riga and accomodation will also be covered.

Residents’ obligations

- The residents will participate in the public presentation/pop-up exhibition of their work in Riga (3rd week of May 2016, date tbc).
- The residents will grant the organizers the right to publish the resulting work for non-profit publicity purposes.

To apply
Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of the selection results by mid-January.

With any questions about the residency programme, please contact: ieva@issp.lv

Artist talk :: Néha Hirve, Fernando Criollo, Sanne Kabalt

Trešdien, 9. oktobrī, plkst. 18.30 ISSP Galerijā Berga bazārā notiks tikšanās ar šībrīža ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekiem Fernando Kriollo (Peru) un Nehu Hirvi (Zviedrija), kā arī viesi no Ruckas Rezidences Cēsīs – Sennu Kabaltu (Nīderlande).

On October 9 at 6.30 PM a meeting with ISSP Riga Residency artists Fernando Criollo (Peru), Néha Hirve (Sweden), and a guest from Rucka Residency in Cēsis Senna Kabalt (The Netherlands) will take place at the ISSP Gallery, Riga.

Artist talk :: Celine Gobillard

Trešdien, 11.septembrī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences māksliniekces Selīnas Gobilāras autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday 11th of September 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artist Celine Gobillard (France) - welcome! 

Artist talk :: Jaana Kokko, Sergey Novikov

Trešdien, 19. jūnijā, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Jānas Kokko (Somija) un Sergeja Novikova (Krievija) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday 19th of June 6:30 PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Jaana Kokko (Finland) and Sergey Novikov (Russia) - welcome! 

Filippo Zambon :: Personal practice and social pornography

Trešdien, 20. februārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieka Filipo Zambona (Itālija/Somija) autorvakaru un lekciju plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Wednesday, 20th of February 6:30PM, we will host an artist talk and lecture by ISSP Riga Residency artist Filippo Zambon (IT/FL) - welcome! 

Parallel Open Call 2019

PARALLEL call for new artists / new curators is now open! Apply now to be on PARALLEL's 3rd cycle and become part of a vast network of artists, curators and other art professionals that will help you through your creative process, from idea to exhibition. Application deadline - March 31st. 

ISSP Riga Residency 2019 - selected artists

We are happy to announce 15 artists selected for the 2019 ISSP Riga Residency programme: Anna Hornik (Poland), Annemarijn Vlinder (Netherlands), Céline Gobillard (France), Cleo Wächter (Netherlands), Demelza Watts (UK), Ekaterina Anokhina (Russia), Emma Sandström (Sweden), Fernando Criollo (Peru), Filippo Zambon (Finland/Italy), Franek Ammer (Poland), Jaana Kokko (Finland), Jeff Downer (Canada), Julia Borissova (Russia), Sara Palmieri (Italy), Shoji Kato (Finland/Japan). Looking forward to welcoming them in Riga in 2019! 

Artist talk :: Tekla Inari, Anastasia Starikova

Otrdien, 8. janvārī, aicinām uz ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieču Teklas Inari (FI) un Anastasijas Starikovas (LV/UK) autorvakaru plkst. 18:30 ISSP telpā Berga Bazārā.

On Tuesday, 8th of January 6:30PM, we will host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Tekla Inari and Anastasia Starikova - welcome! 

Call for applications - ISSP Riga Residency 2019

We are very pleased to announce an open call for the ISSP Riga Residency 2019 – an opportunity for photographers and artists using the medium of photography to develop work in Riga. Application deadline: November 23.

More about the residency and application HERE.

Theo Elias / Hiro Tanaka artist talk

Trešdien, 6. jūnijā, plkst. 18:00 ISSP Galerijas telpās notiks ISSP Rīgas Rezidences mākslinieku Teo Eliasa (Theo Elias, Zviedrija) un Hiro Tanakas (Hiro Tanaka, Japāna) autorvakars.

 ISSP is happy to host an artist talk by ISSP Riga Residency artists Theo Elias (Sweden) and Hiro Tanaka (Japan) on Wednesday 6th of June 6PM at the ISSP Gallery.