Program Description:

Founded by artist-curator Ria Keburia, RK residency is located in an “Ambassadori” hotel in a culturally diverse and densely populated neighborhood in the heart of Tbilisi, Georgia and in a calm countryside of Kachreti, Georgia that easily inspires creative process. Ria Keburia Gallery in Tbilisi and Kachreti “Ambassadori” Hotel provides space and time for artists to create new body of work in a unique and supportive environment.

the spaces are unique, providing residents with opportunities to connect and interact with other artists in the city, to create or visit art exhibitions, meet and interact with local art scene, to teach classes or workshops . . .or just time to focus on their work. The final outcome of the residency will be a group show featuring the works (performance, installation, landart, mixmedia/transmedia…) created by resident and local artists on this year’s theme, which is:

Resistance as the way of survival

“Contemporary human is a willing victim of the consumerist world. in a materialistic world, our will to survive is the moving force, it pushes us to be a part of this endless net.

Reality, based on the consumerism, transforms our line of thought, the value systems, our necessities, our goals… it dictates our decisions, forces us to fit ourselves in the frames it has created.

During the residency, artists will answer the question: which tools can be used to protect our fragile, inner selves from the wildness of today, and which ways can lead to our resistance to the consumeristic order, how it is possible to follow our real desires, while not ignoring the outside world, not hiding, nor being lost in it.”

Disciplines: Animation, Dance, Design (Fashion, Applied arts…), Video, Installation, Land Art, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile.

Location: Ambassador Hotel Tbilisi, Georgia or Ambassador Hotel Kachreti, Georgia

Deadline: 20 May, 2018

Duration: from 2 weeks to 1month

Eligibility: We welcome visual artists, performance artists at any stage of their careers or any kind of creative thinker interested in collaborating with local artists and designers in order to explore and expand their work in the most experimental and innovative way.

Support: Ria Keburia Gallery covers travel to and from Georgia (up to 400 euro from Europe and back; up to 1000 euro from and to outside Europe), housing in a unique environment, at AMBASSADORI 5 stars hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia or in Kachreti, Georgia- 100 km eastern from the capital in the region well known for its wine-making history, traditions and mind-blowing landscapes.

Stipend of 800 euro, production costs, presentation and press coverage is what we offer to the selected artist.

Please download the application HERE

Please see website www.riakeburia.com for detailed information on rooms, offers, and application process. If you have questions, email residency@riakeburia.com