Since the first edition of the Artists Development Programme in 2013, 22 artists and artistic duos have benefited from this unique mentoring/residency initiative, that seeks to identify, support and boost the emergence of budding artists and to foster the extraordinary pool of young creative talent in Europe. Meet below our previous artists in residence.

 

 

    • Mark McGuinness is an Irish photographer currently working between Dublin and Helsinki. Mark holds a BSc in Product Design from The Dublin Institute of Technology (2013).

    • Karel Koplimets is an Estonian artist living in Tallinn. He completed a Photography MA at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2013. Karel is a member of the artist collective Visible Solutions LLC, together with Sigrid Viir and Taaniel Raudsepp.

    • Pamela Diamante is an Italian artist based in Bari. She graduated in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bari in 2016.

    • Darta Sidere is a Latvian artist living and working in Paris. She holds a MFA from Beaux Arts de Paris (2019)

    • Antonis Theodoridis (ADP 2018) is a Greek artist based in Athens. He completed in 2018 a Photography MFA at Hartford Art School (Connecticut, US).

    • Bill Balaskas (ADP 2018) is a Greek artist living and working in Nottingham and London. He studied Economics in Greece, before moving to the UK to study for a PhD in Critical Writing in Art & Design and an MA in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, London.

    • Francisco Gallardo is a member of FRAUD, together with Audrey Samson (ADP 2018): a duo of critical art practitioners. They are media and spatial artist-researchers based in London. Francisco is Spanish and Audrey comes from Canada.

    • Grzegorz Stefański (ADP 2018) is a Polish artist living and working between London and Warsaw. He completed an MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art (London, 2018) and studied for an MA at the Mirosław Bałka Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Art in Warsaw, graduating in 2016.

    • Nicola (ADP 2017) is an Italian artist based in Milan and Florence. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, graduating in 2015.

    • Katja Larsson (ADP 2017) is a Swedish artist based in London. She holds an MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art (London), graduating in 2015, and a BA in Fine Art Photography from Glasgow School of Art (Scotland).

    • Zuza Golińska (ADP 2017) is a Polish artist living and working in Warsaw. She completed her BA and MFA in Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and worked as a teaching assistant at Mirosław Bałka’s Studio of Spatial Activities.

    • Annabel Duggleby (ADP 2017) is a British artist based in Cheltenham (UK), who graduated in 2016 with a BA from Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London. She has featured in a number of group exhibitions dedicated to emerging artists, such as the UK Young Artists Festival in Derby (2016), and had her

    • Johan Österholm (ADP 2016) is a Swedish artist based in Malmö, Sweden. He studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and a MFA at the Malmö Art Academy, graduating in 2016. He compiled a Photographic Artist Book at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2018-2019).

    • Under the name of Cooking Sections, Alon and Daniel (ADP 2016) operate as a research-based art and architectural practice in London. They are spatial artists and both studied Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. They explore the systems that organise the WORLD through FOOD and investigate the overlap of visual arts, architecture and

    • Astrid Myntekær (ADP 2016) is a Danish artist based in Copenhagen. She obtained her MFA and BA at the Royal Academy of Fine Art (Denmark) and took courses at the Hochschule für bildende Kunste in Hamburg.

    • Chiara Bugatti (ADP 2016) was born in Lecco (Italy) and currently lives and works in Malmö (Sweden). She obtained a BA in Fine and Performing Arts at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA at the eminent Umeå Academy of Fine Arts (Sweden), graduating in 2016.

    • Markus Hoffmann (ADP 2015) is a German artist based in Berlin. He studied Fine Arts at the Institut für Raumexperimente founded by Prof. Olafur Eliasson in Berlin at the University of Fine Arts.

    • Fatma Çiftçi (ADP 2015) works and lives in Istanbul. She studied for a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Bilkent University in Ankara.  She has participated in several exhibitions in Turkey and Europe and has been involved in several residencies in Europe and Asia.

    • Aaron Bezzina (ADP 2015) is a Maltese sculptor living in Żurrieq, Malta. He holds an MFA in Digital Arts from the University of Malta (2016) and a BA in Fine Art from the MCAST Institute of Art and Design in Malta.

    • Sjoerd van Leeuwen (ADP 2014) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor Kunsten and completed an MFA at the Willem de Kooning Hogeschool in Rotterdam, graduating in 2010.

    • Dominik Gajarský (ADP 2014) lives and works in Prague. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where he completed his PhD in 2017.

    • Jokūbas Čižikas is a Lithuanian sculptor living and working between Athens and Vilnius. He studied for a BA in Sculpture at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and took courses at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.