Deadline: 01/10/2015

Kriti Gallery & Artist in Residency

Kriti Residency offers creative space and networks for all artists

Kriti runs a gallery and art residency. Over the past 10 years Kriti established a place for artists and the local audience to interact with art and artists.

The gallery exhibits contemporary art from all over the world and all fields of arts; fine arts, photography, installations and traditional Indian art, there are music/dance concerts and lectures.

At Kriti Residency you practice art, work in art related social activism of your choice or have the opportunity to explore art-making, relationship building, and emergent strategies within the context of a community-based artist residency.
The artist residency so far we hosted about 80 artists over the years from all fields of art, the artists stayed with us for a minimum of one month but an average of 4-6 months.

Kriti works actively with local educational institutions e.g. Banaras Hindu University and schools, e.g. for workshops, art talks and gallery/artist visit. Kriti collaborates with other artist projects in other Indian cities e.g. miniature painting workshops in Udaipur, photo shootings in Mumbai or Calcutta etc..

Next to the residency and gallery, Varanasi being a wealthy city of culture, religion, spirituality and heritage we started also the visual archives for the city as our personal interests are very much in photography.

The residency is located about 3km away from the river, 10 min by bicycle rickshaw, surrounded by a big garden for contemplation, reading, gatherings and work. We are in a semi-modern residential area with shops, hospital and traffic around us.

For the artist in residency application it’s our interest to invite artists who are eager to interact with the local culture and life. Please share some information about your artistic work so far, an artist statement/resumee and let us know what you would like to work on during your stay in the residency.

About the residency 
Life in the residency is like a commune, a big family working and living with private space but also common space. We organize trips in the area, go for walks in the city, see Bollywood movies or local concerts, have dinners or go for a party.
There is the common dining space in the kitchen, the garden and it’s sitting spaces and a washing machine.

There is a yoga studio around the corner and possibilities to learn music, dance and singing in the city.

The monthly fee includes provisions for breakfast/ snacks; vegetarian only lunches and dinners (cooked Monday through Saturday), fully furnished accommodation, electricity, water. Includes airport pick up and a city walk upon arrival.
Two-room studios/apartments (about 40 sqm each, bedroom with AC+fan, the studio room with fan, a private bathroom/hot water).

One-room studio (private bathroom/hot water, AC+fan) is available at single occupancy.

The minimum at the residency is one month and longer on the basis of a calendar month.

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Kriti Gallery & Artist in Residency

Kriti Gallery & Artist in Residency


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