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What About Art? international artists residency was launched in 2013 with the aim to facilitate and support art practice. One of the few art residencies in Mumbai, India, the residency provides individual studio space, accommodation, professional networking opportunities and an intellectually stimulating environment for dialogue on visual arts practices for artists and curators. In addition, the residency regularly organises artist talks and open studios.

The residency is situated in the heart of Mumbai in Bandra, a vibrant neighbourhood, not far from the art district where galleries, museums and art spaces are located. 5 spacious studios situated in a quiet lane above the WAA office and project space are close to the building where accommodation is provided.

Facilities:

– Administration and preparatory research
– Orientation to the city
– 5 studios (20-25 sq mt each) available 24 hours, Internet, shared kitchen
– Accommodation (2 bedrooms) in a flat just 5 mins from the studio
– Basic support for production and technical assistance
– Professional networking with the art community in Mumbai
– Studio visits by artists, critics, curators

For application to the residency please send the following documents by email to projects@whataboutart.net or by post.

1) CV
2) Short description of the project
3) Portfolio with 20 JPEG images in case of artist; written material in case of curator/researcher
4) Please mention desired time frame for residency period.

Please note that this is a paid residency. Each resident is responsible for their own funding, though WAA can help with this process. Please write to us for more details.

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Past residents

2017
Raymonde April, Photographer, Quebec
Moumita Das, Fibre art, Kolkata
Preksha Tater, Installation, Surat

2016
Gilles Aubry and Rob Millis, Sound new media, Switzerland
Oliver Roura, Painting, Spain
Soazic Guezennec, Painting, France
Xim Llompart, painting & sculpture, Spain
Tahireh Lal, Sculpture & video, Assam
Teja Gavankar, Sculpture, Mumbai
Philippe Calia, Photographer, Paris
Abir Mukerjee, Painting, Kolkata
Alicja Dobrucka, Photographer, London
Tamaris Borelly, Drawing & painting, Paris
Mahana Delacour, Performance & Painting,Paris
Gayatri Kodikal, Film & video interactive Game design, Bangalore
Emilio Leofreddi, Video & painter, Italy
Marie Velardie, Painting & sculpture, Paris
Sarah Pupo, Drawing & painting, Animation, Montreal Canada

2015
Jim Holyoak, Drawing installations, Canada
Dheer Kaku, installation new media, India
Adrien Rousseau, Drawing, France
Moira Zoitl, Installation, Germany
Aishwarya Arumbakkam, Photography, India
Pascal Schwaighofer, Installation, Switzerland
Gabriel Beckinger, Photography, France
Sherry Aliberti, Performance, USA
Vanessa Vettorello, Photography, Italy
Swapnaa Tamhane & Aman Sandhu, Installation,Toronto, Canada
Kyungwoo, Installation, Korea.
Nobina Gupta, Installation, India
Philippe Calia, Photography, France

2014
Ratna Gupta, sculpture, India
Natasha Mendonca, video, India
Kedar Dhondu, drawing, India
Joel Sames, photography & film, Switzerland
Abul Hisham, painting, India
C&G Artpartment, sound art, Hong Kong
Meera Sethi, drawing & mixed media, Canada
Odin McEvoy, performance, USA
Crystal Mafia, performance, Germany
Ernesto Klar, video, Venezuela/New York
Antonio di Cantino, photography, Italy
Treibor Mowlang, drawing, India
Gitanjali Dang, curator, India
Marie Julia Bollansee, performance, Belgium

2013
Ivan Buenader & Maximo Gonzale, installation, Mexico
Compasswallah, installation, India
Carlos Hinginio, drawing, Spain
Dean Baldwin, photography, Canada
Raymonde April, photography, Canada
Eveline Sutter, curator, critic & author, Switzerland

49 thoughts on “WAA Residency

  1. Hello, i would like to know more as well if there is any further informations to receive before applying. Best regards. C.D.

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    1. Hi Mila, Thank you for your message.
      Would you be looking for a studio or accommodation + studio?
      As of now we have 1 studio free for the month of Aug. Unfortunately our accommodation is full.

      I request you to send us your portfolio at the following address : projects@whataboutart.net
      Thanking you,
      Niyati.

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  2. Dear WAA residency,
    I have tried to e-mail you with a proposal but unfortunately it didn’t arrive but got send back. Please do let me know your contact information so i can send you my work!

    Thank you

    Risja

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  3. Good Morning,
    I would like to apply for the residency in the month of June, for the first 15 days. As I’m a teacher and summer vacations is the right time to concentrate on my art practice. Please send me the details.

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  4. I am interested in applying for this residency. Could you send me details about the dates of the proposed residency and costs/finance details, please.
    Thank you.

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  5. Hi,
    I’m a budding artist who is completely self-taught. I work with a wide range of mediums, which includes the art of photography, poetry, sculpture,etc; but for the past 3 years, acrylic on canvas has been my main focus. but being a self-taught artist I have no contacts in the art world and in a manner of speaking have platueaed. for the last few months, I have been looking to work with other artists, art collectives, or just about anybody who is remotely connected to the world of art. I was delighted to find your residency online and wanted to enquire about your residency programs as it seems to be the perfect avenue for me to go down at this juncture in my journey with art.
    I also wanted to know about any other opportunities that you may have for artists in India.

    looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    warmest regards,
    Arjun Viir Bhandari.

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  6. hi i am santanu roy artist from kolkata, i am very much interested for residency.
    kindly send me a detail how i apply. my contact no- +91 9830 585004

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