Feedback by past RU Residents on their experience during a RU residency.
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.
Debora Hirsch, Italy (April-June, 2018)
My time at Residency Unlimited was remarkable. RU has a warm and supportive environment. Their commitment, networking resources and personalized support is outstanding. My three months with them were essential for my research, my creative process and my work. Finally, RU helped me to establish a solid platform to work in New York with knowledge of the art scene.
Siniša Radulović, Montenegro (April-May, 2018)
Not only that Residency Unlimited offered me the opportunity to be part of an international art community, residency also provided me with the means to truly develop and grow as an artist. RU staff is amazing and they will help you connect and fully experience the vibrant scene of contemporary art in New York. It is not just the place to connect with artists and art professionals, RU is the a place for building quality and genuine friendships.
Maess Anand, Poland (July-September, 2018)
Would like to immensely thank you for your support during my residency. It has been a magical time.
Thanks to your efforts I made more contacts in 3 months than I would have done in many years in Poland.
Karian Amaya, Mexico (July-August, 2018)
RU is a fantastic experience for all artists. The Staff is very professional and they are really supportive of your needs, such as establishing your meetings with top notch art professionals in New York and helping you develop your practice. Most special are the relationships and bonds that I created with other artists and curators, those are for life.
Verica Kovacevska, Macedonia/Switzerland (July-August, 2018)
My goals to 1) broaden my professional network, 2) reflect on and re-evaluate my practice, 3) get to know the local art scene, and 4) get inspiration for a new artwork were fully met. The gallery where RU organized my artist talk is interested in showing the new work I developed during my residency.
Martin Kohout, Czech Republic/Germany (July – August, 2018)
I really appreciate the energy and will of the team to make the best out of my time in NY with their support and network as well as with field trips and other opportunities to meet people and places…
Juliana Steiner, NYC/Bogotá (May-July, 2018) – curator
The residency was a fantastic opportunity. It allowed me to revive certain projects I had forgotten about. It helped me think about the themes I am interested in in a more timely way. It also allowed me to meet new artists to include in exhibition proposals. It also shed some light on how to work within the New York art scene.
Thomas Canto, France (Feb-June, 2018)
Of all the individuals, institutions and organizations I met through RU there were writers who have agreed to contribute to my monograph.
Rashmi Viswanathan, NYC (Feb-Nov, 2017) – Curator
I vastly expanded the base of artists I work with, and was connected to organizations that have been important to both my curatorial and academic work. As an arts hub in my city it provided invaluable support. It connected me to arts institutions and arts professionals, offered a productive workspace, and organized exhibitions spaces and exhibition support.
I am now well situated among more experimental and international practices, and have access to international arts organizations with which I would like to work/ be associated.
JUJU U, South Korea (Feb-March, 2018)
The RU staff always did their best and successfully arranged meetings for me that I had requested . RU really tries to supports what artists want. It was really touching.
Anna Harsanyi, NYC (May-October, 2017)
I really appreciated the chance to meet so many interesting artists. Chen An-An, Chang Yunhan, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Farideh Sakhaeifar, Andras Blaszek, Barbora Kleinhempkova, Ryan Kuo, Ana Orlikowska, these are just a small few of the many wonderful artists who stick out in my memory.
Ana Montiel, Mexico (April-May, 2018)
Residency Unlimited is a true wonder. Their know-how, commitment, excellency and personalized support is one of a kind. My two months with them helped me grow and learn immensely!
Ginta Vasermane & Maciej Madracki (F.L.O.A.T.), Poland/Latvia/ Holland (March – April, 2018)
It is necessary to mention the importance of meeting the whole RU team and the fellow artists in residence. It gave us priceless opportunity to share time, work, various thoughts & ideas, experience with the group of amazing people from all over the world passionate and dedicated to the arts.
Katarína Hrušková, Slovakia/Germany (March-April, 2018)
RU is a team of lovely, aware, dedicated, professional people with open hearts and minds. During my two month residency I felt supported, challenged and stimulated.
Meriton Maloku, Kosovo (April-May, 2018)
The most valuable in my opinion during my residency were the RU crew , their energy and the experience they shared with me was amazing and pushed me in a good way. I feel much stronger as an artist in part because of all the great connections I made.
Christine Mills, Wales (May, 2018)
The RU staff’s attitude is so super positive, helpful and simply do everything to connect us, which is so valuable, and always makes the most of everything.
Alisha Wessler, NYC (Feb-April, 2018)
The structure of having many meetings pushed me to become better at talking about my work—something that I have always struggled with. It is absolutely amazing that the staff members at RU are able to get one-on-one meetings with incredible curators. The exhibition was another clear highlight of the residency—it was such a gift to be able to have a show in an amazing location in SoHo with the international artists of the residency.
Matej Knežević, Croatia (April-May, 2018)
The entire RU experience offered a platform which enabled me to: enter a state of introspection and launch a new project: 3 players missing that was entirely developed in and influenced by New York City context; develop new and solid friendships with a few other RU resident artists.