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Praksis: International Artists Residency in Oslo

PRAKSIS, Oslo’s new international residency programme, launches in March 2016.
PRAKSIS’s 2016 lead artist-residents are:
David Blandy & Larry Achiampong (UK), Jeremy Bailey (Canada), Seamus Harahan (Northern Ireland), Martin Creed (UK) and Smadar Dreyfus (UK/Israel).

ABOUT PRAKSIS: Supported by Oslo City Council and the Norwegian arts council Kulturådet, PRAKSIS’s 2016 residencies will bring artists, makers and thinkers together in a relationship of collaboration and exchange.

Still from 'Finding Fanon Part Two', Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2015

Still from 'Finding Fanon Part Two', Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, 2015

Led by David Blandy & Larry Achiampong

A collaboration with PNEK, Atelier Nord and Notam. David Blandy & Larry Achiampong’s residency will consider ideas of identity in digital societies. Blandy & Achiampong use performance to examine ideas of communal and personal heritage, cultural hierarchies and the “fiction of the self”. In Oslo, they will work with recent migrants to the city, telling their stories using avatars derived from the universe of Grand Theft Auto.
PRAKSIS residencies are organized around key themes proposed by lead artist-residents: established professionals from around the world. Lead residents work with small groups of artists at differing career stages, plus others with specific interests in the residency themes: building new creative relationships, strengthening links between the Norwegian arts scene and the global arts community, and opening up the art-making process to diverse audiences – exciting people about the ways artists work and think, not just what they produce.
Drawing in contributions from creative individuals and organisations outside of the visual arts, PRAKSIS’s 2016 programme will involve collaborations with musicians, IT specialists and individuals seeking refuge in Norway’s capital city.
Community – local, national and international – is key to PRAKSIS’s approach. Its inaugural projects will be nomadic: testing different models in locations across Oslo, PRAKSIS will collaborate with established organisations including PNEK, Atelier Nord, Oslo Pilot and Notam to create unique exhibitions, talks, screenings and other events around each residency’s concept.

PRAKSIS is now inviting applications from prospective participants in its inaugural March-April 2016 residency.
PRAKSIS welcomes applications from artists and also others with an interest in specific residency themes. Selections will be made on the basis of each individual’s demonstrated potential to participate in and benefit from involvement in the residency to which they have applied. Local, Norwegian and international candidates are eligible.
The PRAKSIS team is also happy to receive informal enquiries about the 2016 residencies. For more information see