From August to December 2018 the creative residences planned for the second session of the ADATA AiR program will be held in Plovdiv, organized by Plovdiv 2019 Foundation in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria and the Polish Institute in Sofia.
List of the selected participants:
Axel Roy and Gael Sedmak - France
Ewa Zwarycz and Gabriela Kowalska - Poland
Alexandra Müller - Germany
Isabel Flores - Spain
Peter Bosch, Simone Simons, Frank Havermans - Spain / The Netherlands
Marisa Merlin - Italy
Adela Prochazkova - The Czech Republic
Serge Ecker - Luxemburg
Claudio Beorchia - Italy
Jens Besser and Stefan Schwarzer- Germany
Katharina Swoboda and Kamen Stoyanov - Bulgaria / Austria
Dilmana Yordanova, Mihaela Kavdanska (Kotki Visuals) - Bulgaria/Rumania, together with Simona Deaconescu and Ioana Marchidan - Romania
Jasmin Schaitl and Matej Frank - Poland / Austria / The Czech Republic
Joanna Łałowska - Poland
Carlos Andrés Rico and Fanis
Marcin Lawrynowicz and Cjara Rasch - The Netherlands / UK
Cosima Tribukeit - Germany
ADATA AiR programme is among the highlights in the programme of Plovdiv for 2019. The artists' participation and their work on site create a lot of additional opportunities for engagement of locals and interactions between them, while also significantly support the diversification of the cultural climate in the city, which is one of the main objectives of the initiative.
After more than 30 artists-in-residence worked in the city for the past few months, developing various concepts, which to be realized in Plovdiv as specific projects in 2019, another 29 people are now invited to take part in the second session of ADATA AiR. Their initial proposals, sent to the open call announced in May, were selected by the jury, out of over 200 applications, based on their previous experience and the concepts set for implementation in Plovdiv in 2019.
The participants in the second session were chosen by the following committee: Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva - artistic director of the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, the director of the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria - Enzio Wetzel, the director of the Polish Institute in Sofia - Jaroslav Godun, the independent experts - the architect and street artist Valeri Gurov, the art historian Vera Mlechevska, and the curator and art critic Yovo Panchev, as well as Vanya Grozdanova - coordinator of the programme by Plovdiv 2019 Foundation.
The new space of the Foundation in the Tobacco City - SKLAD (in Bulgarian: warehouse) located at 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str will continue to be the basic workspace and meeting place with the international guests.
Details of the ongoing activities within the ADATA AiR programme, including studio visits, presentation events, etc. or related to the programme's participants are regularly posted on the Facebook page of the project: https://www.facebook.com/adataAiR/