Polish Modern Art Foundation

+ 48 22 826 27 53
Name of Residency: AIR in Keret House

The residential program is an inherent part of the project in by which a special commission headed by Etgar Keret will invite artists from around the world to visit Poland. Under the international residence program many artists’ lectures and conferences will take place. The participants of the program will have an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of the capital, will take part in the creation of artworks dedicated to Warsaw.

Artistic residence for young artists acting in the following fields: architecture, literature, visual arts, music, film.

Duration: 10 days (in exceptional circumstances there is a possibility to prolong the stay)

Procedure of application: only to e-mail address: domkereta@gmail.com

Application deadline: 31 August 2019.

Restrictions: only people under the age of 35 can apply.


– a short description of the project that the Resident would like to realise during the stay at Keret House

– CV with a photograph

– portfolio together with the illustrations and descriptions of realisations to date

Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

Polish Modern Art Foundation, established in 1985, is one of the first independent non-profit institutions in Poland operating in the field of culture. Its mission is to provide support for and promote talented artists who have distinguished themselves and whose artistic activity contributes to the development of modern art.

Polish Modern Art Foundation has organised or co-organised many individual and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. The most important of these include “Masters of Contemporary Art in Poland” in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca in the USA (1986), “Furmanny Lane” exhibition in former the Norblin Factory, a Department of the Warsaw Museum of Technology (1989), which went on to be shown in Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny in Switzerland (1990), “40 from Israel” in the exhibition hall of the Association of Polish Architects in Warsaw as well as in the Palace of Art in Krakow (1990), “No! – and conformists” in the Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at the Krolikarnia Palace, a Department of the National Museum in Warsaw, and then transferred to the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg (1994)

Other important ones were “Warsaw – Moscow / Moscow – Warsaw 1900-2000” in the Zacheta National Gallery of Art Gallery in Warsaw (2004) and in the Trietiakov State Gallery in Moscow (2005), “10 albums by Ilia Kabakov” in the Atlas Sztuki Gallery in Lodz (2006), “The Memory of this moment, from the distance of the years” in former Schindler Factory in the frame of 17. Jewish Cultural Festival in Cracow, “Behind the Iron Curtain. Official and Independent Art in the Soviet Union and Poland 1945-1989” in Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade (2010), National Museum in Gdansk and in All-Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Art, Moscow (2012), Keret House (2013).

The Foundation has published many publications, e.g.: the books and albums “No! – and conformists”” (1994) Andrzej Turowski, “Malewicz in Warsaw” (2002), “Katarzyna Kobro. Sculpture and pastels 1947-1949. Hommage Nika Strzeminska” (2003), “Fisherman on the sea of death. Poems and texts 1917-1922” and “Shapeless phantoms. Poems and texts 1904-1916” by Wielimir Chlebnikov, translated by Adam Pomorski (2004, 2005), “Dominik discovered. Works from the years 1952-1965. Drawings, graphics, collages, watercolours, paintings” (2005).

Keret House is an art installation in the form of an insert between two existing buildings, representing different historical periods in Warsaw’s history. It is located on a plot measuring 92 centimeters in its narrowest point and 152 centimeters in its widest point. The building was designed by Jakub Szczesny. Keret House is a home of an author, a creator who should use the space revived by the architect.

Organisation founded in: 1986
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Architecture
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Technical assistance
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 2500 euro
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: presentation of work and/or a project
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Warsaw Chopin Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Warsaw Central Railway Station
    Street & Number: Krakowskie Przedmiescie 16/18 lok. 4
    Postal Code: 00-325
    City: Warsaw
    Country long: Poland
    Krakowskie Przedmiescie 16/18 lok. 4
    Warsaw 00-325 POL
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