We would like to invite you to this year’s first Open Studios Night which gives you a great opportunity to visit KAIR residency artists and their studios on Hlavná 40. This spring Tamar Nadiradze (GE) and Anna Raczyńska (PL/DE) are going to introduce themselves and tell you about their work and what are they planning to create during the residency here. As always our residency artists are going to prepare for you something good to eat.
Tamar Nadiradze (*1991, Georgia) – belongs to the young generation of Georgian artists. She finished her bachelor studies at the Department of Book Illustration and Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi (2010 – 2014) and then she continued in the master‘s studies at the Centre of Contemporary art – Tbilisi (2016). You can remember her from 2016 when she was here on her first residency stay, during which she created an experimental publication called In the forest. In her works Tamar is examining the connection between the social life of people, searching for one’s own self and contemporary art. The result of her research is often experimental publications and/or drawings and illustrations.
Anna Raczynska (*1990, Poľsko) – lives and works in Leipzig. In 2015 she finished her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and design in Wroclaw. During 2016-2017 she was on residencies in Netherlands and France. She gets inspiration for her sculptures, objects, and installations from the visual reality of everyday life, however, she is ignoring the natural laws by changing its size, material or context drastically, many times in an abstract way. This personalization often creates a needed space for making specific moments for the story, but unlike the fable, her aesthetically tuned works don‘t need to have an instructive character.
The 3-month residency stay of Anna Raczyńska is being organized in cooperation with Goethe Institut in Bratislava.
The residency program is supported using public funding by the Slovak Arts Council.
The partner of this project is Creative Industry Košice.