Virtual Residency Opportunity
for a Curator or Writer from Israel
at Triangle Arts Association

Adam Liam Rose, Stages of Fallout (aura), 2020, graphite on paper, 7.5 x 11 inches. Adam Liam Rose is an Artis Grantee and ‘18 alumni of Triangle’s Residency Program. Image description: black and grey pencil drawing reworking a section of “The Family Fallout Shelter” manual by the US office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, 1959. This section shows a stage-like structure floating in a sea of graphite texture. A fragment of a wall sloping down to the right, and two perpendicular walls float to the left with a kind of blobby archway carved through their point of contact.

Given that the art world has shifted much of its programming online in response to pandemic-related health concerns, we present a new focused curatorial residency that addresses the nuances of virtual media and the myriad possibilities of remote research and viewing, experiencing, and engaging with artistic practice online.

Artis, in partnership with Triangle Arts Association, announce an open call opportunity for a curator or writer from Israel to participate in a special 3-month funded virtual research residency to intentionally explore the potential of the virtual, at Triangle Arts Association, an artist-founded art institution and international residency program based in Brooklyn, New York. The residency is intended for an enthusiastic and self-driven emerging or mid-career curator or writer from Israel, who may be based internationally, to conduct curatorial research that creatively seeks new and inventive formats for engaging with artistic practice. The aim of the residency is for the curator to consider how one might engage with aesthetics, and present art, in our current existence, where in-person gathering is limited or not possible, and our primary tools for communicating are online or through digital means. 

We seek candidates who are able to conduct remote research towards concrete curatorial projects, but who are at a stage in their process where they would benefit from dialogue and exchange with international arts professionals that are part of Triangle and Artis’ communities. The curator-in-residence will work closely with Artis and Triangle staff, particularly Triangle’s Executive Director Nova Benway, to develop the direction of their research and to facilitate introductions to the artistic community in New York and Israel. Since the residency programming will be held virtually, the curator-in-residence must be inquisitive, flexible, open to experimentation, and working collaboratively with Artis and Triangle staff to achieve the best possible outcomes from a remote residency experience. The residency is organized in partnership with Artis and Triangle Arts Association. 

Program Details

The residency will take place from June 1–August 31, 2021 and be held virtually. The curator-in-residence is expected to commit to working at least 20 hours a week on research and work related to the residency, including their participation in online programming that is part of Triangle’s international residency program (group crit sessions, social gatherings, public programs, and open studios); conducting studio visits with artists-in-residence at Triangle as well as with artists from Israel that Artis supports; and helping to review applications for projects and exhibitions that Artis’ receives through its Grant Program. Professional development opportunities and regular meetings with Triangle and Artis staff will also be organized throughout the residency. To culminate the residency, the curator will be asked to produce a final project that includes the work of one or more artists from Israel. The project may take the form of an essay, article, project proposal, or public program, based on the research conducted during the residency period. This may be published on Artis and Triangle’s website and archived. In addition, an opportunity to share the curator’s work-in-progress will be organized during the residency. The residency is fully funded and the curator or writer receives an honorarium for work towards the final curatorial project.

Application Instructions 

We are currently accepting applications, which must be submitted online here no later than 11:59pm EST on March 12, 2021. Please email with questions about the application or residency opportunity. 

About Triangle & Artis

Triangle is a visual arts residency in New York founded in 1982, providing a life-changing working environment for committed artists through open-ended, studio-based opportunities to experiment and create new work; shared community with other artists that lasts a lifetime; the introduction of curators and other experts to the work at crucial times; cultivation of new and diverse audiences with public programs, such as open studios; and meaningful exposure to and interaction with the surrounding Brooklyn community and the wider world.

Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that supports contemporary artists from Israel whose work addresses aesthetic, social, and political questions to inspire reflection and debate. We believe that artists generate transformative experiences and ideas that are essential to local and global culture, and to our rapidly changing world. As an arts organization, we are committed to inquiry, complexity of ideas, and freedom of speech and artistic expression for all people.