Curatorial Residency

Launched in 2020, the Artis Curatorial Residency Program provides mid-career curators and writers an opportunity to spend three months at a partner residency to develop research and curatorial projects that engage with the work of artists from Israel and related discourse. Participants conduct studio visits and meetings with arts professionals from Israel, while immersed in an international arts community at the host residency, and receive support to develop their professional practice, experiment with new ideas, and foster collaboration.

At the end of the residency, the participant develops a final project, which is shared publicly and may take the form of an exhibition proposal, essay, online publication, or digital project that brings the work of artists from Israel into dialogue with international artists. The residency is fully funded, and the participant receives an honorarium for the duration of the residency as well as for the development of the final project.

Participants are selected through an annual open call to participate in the Curatorial Residency Program.

Current Residents

Meghana Karnik
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, New York 2022

Meghana Karnik (she/her) works across modalities as a curator, arts administrator, writer, and artist exploring paradoxes between art and social change, spirituality and technology, lived experience and institutional process. Currently, she is The Luminary’s 2022 Curator-In-Residence for their pilot residency, Process-As-Practice, where she is researching the question: “How do we relate in a culture without fact, but only of wordplay?” She is a Co-Curator of The Immigrant Artist Biennial 2023 and Manager, Grants & Artist Initiatives with Art Matters Foundation in New York, NY. She has organized research, exhibitions, and programming as Associate Curator of FRONT International 2022: Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows (Cleveland, 2019-2020), Associate Director of EFA Project Space (New York, 2015-2019), and independently with The Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery (Cleveland), Critical Practices, Inc. (New York), Harlan Levey Projects (Brussels, BE), Penthouse Art Residency (Brussels, BE), Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts (Prague, CR), and Zygote Press (Cleveland). In 2020, she participated in FSAS International Curator Residency (Dublin, IE). Karnik has an M.A. in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from Case Western Reserve University, and completed a non-degree BFA Exhibition & Thesis in Drawing as a cross-registered student of The Cleveland Institute of Art.

Xavier Acarín Wieland
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, New York 2022

Xavier Acarín Wieland is a curator working on performativity, material cultures, spatial practices, and radical histories. His exhibitions and projects have been presented, among other places, at Elastic City, The Hessel Museum, Peekskill Project 6, The Abrons Arts Center, Knockdown Center and Unbag-Wendy's Subway in New York, La Ira de Dios in Buenos Aires, HIAP Suomenlinna and Muu Kaapeli in Helsinki, and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, the Reial Cercle Artístic, and Caixaforum in Barcelona. Xavier has written texts for exhibitions at Centre d'Art Tecla Sala, P.A.D. Gallery, Galería Rosa Santos, Galería ADN, and Participant Inc. His articles, essays, and interviews have been published at Exibart, El Periódico, A-Desk, Culturas-La Vanguardia, Esnorquel, and Terremoto. He has participated as co-author of the books Experience Design (Bloomsbury, 2014), and Dear Helen (CCS Bard, 2014). Currently, he is Part-Time faculty at Parsons School of Design, and PhD Student in Advanced Practices at the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.