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Open call for Archives of Women Artists Research and Exhibitions (AWARE) 2022 Research Residency

October 17–November 6, 2022

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions is launching a residency programme at the Villa Vassilieff in Paris for research on female and non-binary photographers and video artists. 

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research & Exhibitions
AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions is a non-profit organisation, co-founded in 2014 by Camille Morineau, art historian and specialist in the history of women artists.

In an effort to balance off the underrepresentation of women in the art industry, AWARE publishes free online tools that increase the exposure of female artists. More than 900 biographies of women artists from the 19th and 20th centuries are available on the bilingual French/English website, together with essays and interviews by curators and researchers from around the globe.

The Villa Vassilieff
In 2021, AWARE Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions moved into the Villa Vassilieff, previously artist Marie Vassilieff’s studio and a space for exchange for the 20th century Parisian avant-garde. This new and symbolic space, conceived by designer matali crasset, is comprised of a research centre entirely devoted to women artists and feminist art, as well as a space for school workshops.

General conditions of the residency
Length of the residency: three months (from February 1, 2023, to April 30, 2023)

Accommodation: The resident will have an independent living and working studio of 44 square meters within the Villa Vassilieff. The resident’s accommodation and studio have a separate entrance.

Financial conditions: Payment of a round trip ticket between the place of residence and Paris, a living allowance of 900 EUR/month, i.e., 2,700 EUR for the entire residency.

Required education level: Master’s degree minimum.

During their stay, the resident will be invited to host a meeting at the Villa Vassilieff (conference/round table/masterclass) to present their research. At the end of the residency, they will be invited to write a research article to be published on the AWARE website.

For applications, please find the full call on the AWARE website. Interviews with the pre-selected candidates will take place between the end of November and the beginning of December.

The selection committee will be composed of: Simon Baker, director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) / Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós, lecturers at Paris I & Paris VIII Universities, filmmakers, art theorists, curators, founders of the platform le peuple qui manque / Rasha Salti, writer, curator, and programmer in the visual arts and film / A representative of AWARE.

This residency received the support of Neuflize OBC Foundation.