Feedback by past RU Residents on their experience during a RU residency.
Paula Dunlop (March – May 2019)
The RU program is a significant opportunity to meet, share and connect with like minds, and experience a special kind of camaraderie. It’s wonderful to see, hear and celebrate what is special about other artists’ practices, while also discovering what is special about your own.
Mikhailo Deyak, Ukraine (March-April, 2019)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of such a beautiful residence. I got a great experience and a lot of acquaintances that influenced my work. I look at my work in a completely different way and this is very good.
Remijon Pronja, Albania (October – November, 2018)
With very little expectation, I ended up broadening my outlook and changed the way I view the life around me back in Albania. Even now, months later, I am still reflecting on every conversation and following up on all the contacts I made.
Shay Arick, Israel/NYC (Feb – April, 2019)
I wanted to thank you wholeheartedly for making the residency at Residency Unlimited so successful.
I enjoyed meeting with the different studio visitors, getting to know the other amazing residents, and participating at the exhibition in Red Hook, CADAF, and all the other significant events. Thank you for the warm atmosphere, and the attention for all the small details which made this a fantastic experience for me.
Lauren Berkowitz, Australia (March – April, 2019)
RU is a stimulating and exciting program for networking and connecting with the arts community in New York.
Osman Can Yerebakan, New York (Feb – April, 2019) – curator
During my curatorial residency, I practiced my skills as a listener to engage in dialogue with artists and explain their work. The residency allowed me to meet great artists and other art professionals while preparing a group show of RU artists titled Contingencies.
Heesoo Agnes Kim, South Korea (Feb – April, 2019)
RU artists and staffs were the most valuable influence during my stay. Feeling supported from by every member of RU was HUGE.
Birgit Pelzmann, Austria (October – November, 2018) – curator
Through RU’s extensive national and international contacts and the constant and warm support from the RU Team, I was able to deepen my curatorial practice and grow my professional network substantially. The connections I made with the community of artists and curators were inspiring and will hopefully lead to wonderful collaborations in the future. Keep doing the great work that you do 🙂 It is highly appreciated.
Meggy Rustamova, Belgium (August – November, 2018)
RU helped me meet my goals, develop my practice and advance my career by organizing studio visits, at times on request. With the collected information and accumulated experience my artworks will have more depth and larger global awareness.
Emilie Régnier, Canada/Senegal (September – November, 2018)
My experience at RU, was life changing, I felt supported in going beyond my traditional practice to explore unknown territories. I couldn’t be more grateful for the time I had the chance to spend there.
Oneika Russell, Jamaica (September – November, 2018)
The RU staff is there to support you in achieving your goals. There is no shortage of activity and engagement provided and there is always production help and general or specific advice that can be given as the staff are so well connected and knowledgable about the NY art scene. The weekly studio visits were a great offering to help expand how I think about my practice and connect me to art professionals.
Shimrit Lee, NYC (September – November, 2018) – Curator
RU fostered an artistic community where I felt both supported and intellectually stimulated. Through the residency, I forged an extensive professional network as well as lasting friendships with artists and curators with whom I hope to collaborate in the future. Thank you!
Fatma Shanan, Israel (May-August, Oct-Nov, 2018)
This program was definitely a pivotal moment in my artistic career. RU allowed me to deepen my research and exposed me to new realms of critical thinking alongside, to establish valuable professional connections and show my work in New York.
I highly appreciate that RU continues to offer support after my residency has ended, such as referring me to connections and events I might be interested in.
Tomás Cunha Ferreira, Portugal (July-October, 2018)
I can only say I wish I could extend my time at RU. My 3 months stay was great, and I can only wonder what one could accomplish if there was more time to be spent working in such good
I feel lucky to have new perspectives for my work in the future.
Julie Leidner, USA (May – August, 2018)
The curated exhibition where my work was featured with three other RU artists helped develop my practice and advance my career in a small but significant way.
Kairon Liu, Taiwan (May-Sept, 2018)
It was a life changing experience. The support that RU provides and the networks I built were way beyond my expectations. Thank you RU!
Danni Shen, NYC (April – June, 2018) – curator
The residency was a once in a lifetime opportunity which furthered my hands-on professional experience in independent research, curatorial practice and global/institutional networks.
Clare Kenny, Switzerland (Feb-July, 2018)
RU was fantastic in organising studio visits with various arts professionals to help disseminate my practice.
Douglas Argüelles, Cuba/USA (June-July, 2018)
RU is like a big family, being part of this residence is a great luck and an important professional experience. The RU team is highly supportive and is doing a wonderful job developing artists’ careers. During my residency I met many professionals affiliated to museums, curators, gallerists, art advisors and most importantly amazing artists. RU’s support extends beyond the residency itself.
Jorge Otero, Cuba (July-August, 2018)
I worked on the production of a new work and thanks to RU I got access to new printing techniques, I achieved visibility for my work and very useful contacts for my artistic development. The attention and commitment to residents is excellent.
Arda Yalkin and Hande Sekersiler, Turkey (March-May, 2018)
The RU team is very supportive, open minded and kind. We felt like part of a family which also allowed us to meet many talented artists from all over the world which was great.
Kuldeep Singh, NYC (May-July, 2018)
Connecting with relevant curators was important for me, being a resident of this city. I was mostly researching and compiling work in fragments, while at the residency. And exchanging ideas with other artists. And now the work is culminating to a performance project at Knockdown Center soon, early next year.
Lek Gjeloshi, Albania (June-July, 2018)
An important part of my residency were the studio visits which allowed me to make new contacts. It was also very useful to give a public talk in front of a new audience and to articulate my practice in English.
Kinu Kamura, France (May-July, 2018)
Through this residency, I created strong friendships with the artists and the richness of every exchange, studio visits and discussions was very inspiring. I felt welcomed as a foreigner and supported in my work and process.