Adata AiR Resident Programme - Meetings with the Artists # 6

ADATA AiR is an artist-in-residence programme in the city of Plovdiv. The residency aims to give a space for a creative exchange that fosters intercultural dialogue and interaction. The platform is open to artists, architects, designers, etc., from Europe to join the special pre-capital-of-culture stage. During their stay, the residents will have the opportunity to develop new projects and interact with local communities and the complex cultural realities of the city.

The artists are visiting Plovdiv in 2018 to work on their own artistic projects related to topics concerning nature and architectural cultural heritage in Plovdiv.

How about the banks of the Maritsa River becoming a natural oasis in the center of Plovdiv or sending postcards directly from the Adata Island? At the sixth ADATA AiR Meeting the artists-in-residence which was held on 26 July 2018 at artnewscafé (38 Otets Paisiy Str) Marta Jarabo and Mila Panic who came to Plovdiv from Madrid and Berlin presented project concepts of working on the river.

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Marta Jarabo is a Spanish architect focused in the interdisciplinary frameworks of architecture and fine art to reflect on how the geopolitical, economical, and technical transformations affect the social/spatial structures created around them. She has exhibited collaborative and individual projects internationally in the Spanish Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 and 2016, Matadero Madrid, the Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg among others. More details at

Mila Panic was born in 1991 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Finished Master studies at the Bauhaus Universität, Department of Public Art and New Artistic Strategies in 2017, as DAAD Scholarship holder. She is a co-founder of project for popularisation of contemporary art in Bosnia and Herzegovina 'APARTMAN'. Lives and works between Bosnia and Germany.
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ADATA AiR is realized by Plovdiv 2019 Foundation in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgarien and the Polish Institute in Sofia (Instytut Polski w Sofii).

Details at ADATA AiR's facebook page.



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