In 2020 OCA offers a residency for a Norwegian or Norway-based curator to work on the production of an exhibition at The Mumbai Art Room in their newly formed Curatorial Lab from 15 November to 15 December. Further, the candidate will benefit from a mentorship starting two months before the residency in order to prepare the project, as well as mentorship on ground in Mumbai in order to put up the exhibition within the local context. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students.
The working space will be at The Mumbai Art Room at Pipewala Apartments, 4th Pasta Lane, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai. The curator will benefit from mentorship starting two months before the residency in order to prepare the project, as well as mentorship on ground in Mumbai in order to put up the exhibition within the local context. Three weeks of the month’s residency will be dedicated to preparation and installation. The final week will focus on the opening, public talks and an exhibition walk-through.
During the preceding two months, the curator will in benefit from remote mentoring from three mentors selected by the Contemporary Arts Trust (CAT) among a newly formed Curatorial Advisory Committee, a leading group of academics and curators who will develop the curator’s ideas and proposals to their furthest potential.
These mentors are for 2019:
Anne Barlow (Director, Tate St. Ives)
Diana Campbell (Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation, Chief Curator Dhaka Art Summit)
Iftikhar Dadi (Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Cornell University)
Nancy Adajania (Mumbai-based cultural theorist and co-curator of 9th Gwangju Biennial)
Susan Hapgood (Executive Director, International Studio and Curatorial Program)
Sebastian Cichoki (Chief Curator, Warsaw Museum of Modern Art,)
Catherine Morris (Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Centre for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum).
OCA has an online application program for applications for International Support and International Residencies. This system should be used to apply to the Mumbai Art Room residency. To apply for the residency programme please go to Visual Arts at www.stikk.no.
Information required within the application form:
Before submitting the application form, please ensure that all uploaded information is correct and all fields are completed.
Once an application is submitted, a receipt with the indication of a reference number will be generated on the screen and sent to the e-mail contact provided within the application form. This reference number will allow applicants to follow their application process and therefore should be confidential.
Additional visual material can also be sent to OCA by post. This is however limited to artist's publications, artist's books and moving images. All other material including portfolios should be uploaded within the application form. Please specify if you wish your material to be returned and if this is the case please send a pre-posted envelope with the return address. All submitted material should be identified in the outside of the envelope with both the applicant's name and the reference number provided in the online application.
Please send additional visual material by post to:
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Re: Mumbai Art Room
Nedre gate 7
Applications will be assessed by an international jury appointed by OCA, together with a representative from Mumbai Art Room. Please note that the jury's decisions are final and that following the residency, artists are expected to write a brief report to the Office for Contemporary Art Norway about his or her stay.
Accommodation for 1 month is at WAA Residency, 7 Baitush apts, 29th road, off Waterfield Road, Bandra W, Mumbai 400 050, India. The recipient will receive a travel grant from OCA of NOK 12.000, and a production grant for the exhibition of a maximum of INR 50.000 covered by the residency. Per-diem for 4 weeks INR 9.000 per week is paid from the residency on a weekly basis.