Igennem tiden har kunstnere selv kontaktet Aarhus Billedkunstcenter med ønsket om at gæste centeret og Godsbanen på et residency-ophold. Her er information om de kunstnere, som selv har organiseret og finansieret residencies i regi af Aarhus Billedkunstcenter.
Christian Saucedo is an artist and architect from Durango, Mexico. Motivated by a desire to learn about Nordic approaches to light and cultural identity in architecture, Saucedo conducted extensive research during his residency at Aarhus Billedkunstcenter, including an intensive 10-day workshop at Arkitektskolen Aarhus and an ongoing collaboration with local designer Hans Peter Blichfeldt Dinesen (their project, Mindet - Gallery of Light, traces light and time in an abandoned building on the city’s industrial harbor front). Saucedo's residency culminated in the exhibition of his new work, Klodeskyer, a wood-and-paper sculpture that explores the relationship between natural light, built space, and shifting materiality.
During his residency, Saucedo also exhibited video work at Kunsthal Aarhus as part of the 2016 FoodFilmFestival, and delivered multiple public talks, including a 30-minute presentation at AaBKC’s inaugural Art Bar.
Agency Lab er en kunstnerdrevet netværksgruppe med base i Sheffield. I september 2015 besøgte Michelle Atherton, TC McCormack, Gary Simmonds & Julie Westerman Aarhus og brugte Godsbanen som base. Læs deres egne tanker om opholdet og deres forskellige projekter i det følgende.
Following on from a visit to Aarhus in June 2014, the Agency Lab was invited to take part in residency at Godsbanen, in September 2015. This was an opportunity to develop links and partnerships in Aarhus and beyond. The residency at Godsbanen allowed us four artists to focus on our projects, Aarhus centre of Visuel Art's support and expertise were invaluable, they were on hand to facilitate introductions and enable possible contacts. We were introduced to the range of facilities available at Godsbanen and also given the opportunity to access a range of spaces, which was a real advantage.
Agency lab is a project that enables and supports us as a group of artist to extend and develop ambitious projects with a particular view of making connections with artists and arts institutions across European Cities. Under that umbrella we came to Godsbanen to develop a number of projects.
Over the two weeks Julie Westerman made links and opened a dialogue with a number of people and institutions to explore the possibility of including Aarhus European project called Triggerpoint - Kiosks a project and a network that brings together a group of European partners to explore how the city as it is experienced today, imagining utopian and dystopian futures. Gary Simmonds used the residency to explore Aarhus in relation to Superfical Surface; to collect material to develop new work and to look for artists to build an exhibition and to consider potential sites, spaces, galleries and institutions in which this could take place. TC McCormack and Michelle Atherton were able to use the residency to collaborate on developing a new curatorial project, working title; The Trajectory and it’s antidotes. This curatorial proposition, developed to include an outline for a book and a series of workshops. The residency offered not only the space and time to collaborate, it provided a useful immersion into the Danish culture and an insightful distance from the UK, which proved to be invaluable.
During our time we visited the arts and cultural institutions of the city, have started a number of dialogues, which will inform the development of the project. Near the end of the residency we were delighted to be able to give a talk at Godsbanen, and it proved to be interesting evening. This event provided us with a great opportunity to introduce ourselves and our work. We met a range of artists, students, academics and curators on the evening. It afforded us a vital opportunity to find out what initiatives and projects were going on in the city.
Godsbanen, and in particular; Aarhus Centre for Visual Art proved to be the ideal base; as it enabled us not only the time and space to develop our work, but enabled us to meet interesting artists and organizations and develop relationships, that are so fundamental to the agency’s aims. We were very lucky to have the expert support and input of Aarhus Centre of Visuel Art; they worked hard to facilitate introductions and develop contacts. This gave us access to artists and institutions that we could not have found unsupported. This period proved to be an enormous benefit and a real pleasure.
Alioum Moussa - I samarbejde med Sigrids Stue
Aarhus Billedkunstcenter samarbejder med Sigrids Stue i Gellerup i forbindelse med projektet Fra Godsbanen til Gellerup. Vi samarbejder bl.a. i forbindelse med deres modtagelse af internationale kunstnere i residency. Den camerounianske kunstner Alioum Moussa har i august 2014 gæstet Gellerup og sammen med beboerne i området udførte han et kunstprojekt.
Læs mere om de udenlandske kunstnere/kuratorer, der var på besøg i Aarhus i 2014 her.
Tom Lovelace - I samarbejde med Galleri Image
I samarbejde med Galleri Image havde Aarhus Billedkunstcenter den britiske kunstner Tom Lovelace på besøg. Tom Lovelace (f. 1981) er uddannet fotokunstner fra Bournemouth Art Institute med en overbygning i kunsthistorie fra Goldsmiths College i London. I forbindelse med besøget blev der afholdt en workshop. Læs artiklen om workshoppen på KUNSTEN.nu
Se flere billeder fra Toms workshop her.
Zulu MBaye - I Samarbejde med det Danske Kulturinstitut
Aarhus Billedkunstcenter samarbejder med Det Danske Kulturinstitut og fik i den sammenhæng den senegalesiske kunstner Zulu Mbaye i residence på Godsbanen fra 20. September til 7. oktober 2013. Zulu arbejder primært med abstrakt maleri. Hans levende leg med farver og disses modsætning til hans brug af rene former betegnes som værende magisk og forførende. Zulu har et imponerende CV og har flere gange udstillet på Dakar biennalen, samt på forskellige gallerier i New York og Paris.