This autumn Gasworks is taking part in Re-tooling Residencies, a programme devoted to developing cooperation between art institutions in Eastern and Western Europe. The programme launched with a conference hosted by CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Poland in November 2009, followed by a series of study visits for emerging professionals, aiming to share knowledge and skills with other cultural managers in Europe.
In September Gasworks will be hosting Polish photographer and curator Marta Bogdanska. She is the general manager of the Arnardottir- Jurewicz Art Foundation, a project space in rural Poland and is one of the founding members of UFA - a multifunctional socio-cultural open space for women and queer communities in Warsaw.
In November Gasworks will host Lenka Dolanova, a Czech art historian and curator interested in the relations between art and ecology. She is the co-founder of Dust and Rust, an ecological media art residency in Kravín, Czech Republic. Lenkaholds a PhD from the Prague Film School (FAMU) and is a founding member of yo-yo, a collective of artists and curators. She is also the editor of A2, a cultural bi-weekly publication.
Marta and Lenka will work closely with the Gasworks team to research and contribute to its various programmes and activities. During their visit, they will also spend some time at Grizedale Arts.
Re-tooling residencies is a partnership project between Residency Laboratory at the Centre for
Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the Academie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Botkyrka Konsthall in Botkyrka, Futura in Prague and Gasworks.
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