On behalf of the board of Res Artis, I want to thank the board and personal of BJCEM for giving Res Artis the opportunity to present, for the second time, the Res Artis Awards during the biennial of BJCEM in Skopje, Macedonia.

We, as Res Artis and the members present in Skopje, made our dreams come true during the time we spent in Skopje, especially during the presentation of the Res Artis Award winners on Thursday September 10th.

The BJCEM-board was very pleased and full of compliments, and the artists who won the residency were “going out of their minds”. Their dream came true as well!

Thank you Luigi, Alessandro, Federica, Alice, Julia, Paolo and all the others from BJCEM for giving this opportunity to Res Artis and its members.

The eight Res Artis members present in Skopje gave awards to artists, a chance for them to travel and work in a residency abroad. The opportunity of a residency is investing in the artists' future and a chance to experience new worlds.

On Thursday September 10th, 2009 at 20.00 in the Conference Room House of Creativity in Skopje, Macedonia the Award-winners were presented.


Thank you:

  • Sabine Guldenfusz from Air Krems, Austria
  • Felix de Clerck, Air-Anrtwerpen, Belgium
  • Wim Legrand, Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium
  • Marcos Moreas, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Xinxin Guo, Beijing Studio Centre, Beijing, China
  • Jaime Humphreys, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
  • Sitabile Mlotshwa, Thamgidi Studio Foundation in Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Todd Lester, Freedimensional, Eyebeam Gallery and the Flux Factor, New York, USA


for your support, your dedication, your friendships and your laughter. It was my pleasure to spend these days with you in Skopje, Macedonia.


Marijke Jansen
Vice president Res Artis

2009 Res Artis Awards, Skopje