TICA AIRLAB has the pleasure to announce the continuation of its residency program. From 2016 TICA AIRLAB will be run in collaboration with MAPS (Museum of Art in Public Space) and Stefano Romano will be the curator/coordinator of the spring term.
Started in 2006, TICA's residency program is the only regular and continuous program of its kind in Albania, providing a very important platform for exchange, research and production. The main profile for AIRLAB is visual contemporary arts, but since the last three years, the program has been of a multidisciplinary nature, hosting artists from the fields of theater and film besides visual artists.
The focus of TICA AIRLAB will remain strongly in the region, but the program is totally open to collaboration with other residency programs from elsewhere in the world. The program offers accommodation, daily allowance and a shared studio space, as well as logistic and curatorial help and communication in developing artistic research and eventually production in Tirana.
TICA AIRLAB 2016 is made possible through the support of the Ministry of Culture of Albania. For the spring term the program is also collaborating with Mondriaan Fund, supporting the residency of the Dutch artist, Su Tomesen.
The participating artists of the spring term of TICA AIRLAB are:
SILVA AGOSTINI (AL/DE)
Born in 1979, Silva Agostini lives and works in Berlin. She attended the Academy of Arts Tirana and the University of the Arts Berlin (master student of Christiane Möbus). Her work has been shown in numerous of solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Europe, among others in the Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Macedonian Museum of contemporary art, Thessaloniki, National Gallery Tirana and at the Tirana Biennale. She is a founding member of the Project Space "TÄT" in Berlin.
BRANISLAV NIKOLIĆ (RS)
Born 1970 in Šabac, Serbia. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, the department of painting, in 1996. He received postgraduate degrees from the Dutch Art Institute, Enschede, the Netherlands in 2001 and from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia in 2002. From 1995 he is a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia. From 2002 he is selector for the Jalovik Art Colony (www.jalovik.net). He works in sculpture, painting, design and as a curator. Branislav Nikolić has exhibited his works independently and together with other artists, both at home and abroad. He lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia.
SU TOMESEN (NL)
Visual artist Su Tomesen is based in Amsterdam and Jogjakarta. Her work consists of videos, photographs and installations, and concentrates on informal economies and ingenuity in public space. Her background –educated as a historian and working as a director– is integrated in her work. After getting an master in Fine Art at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam she has been artist-in-residence in Amman, Johannesburg, Medellín. She also worked for a video project in Port-au-Prince, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
T.I.C.A has the pleasure to inform:
The Sixth Young Visual Artists Awards International Symposium will be held in
March 17 - 20th, 2016.
The Foundation for Culture and Society,
Residency Unlimited and the Trust for Mutual Understanding
The Young Visual Artists Award program was established with the creation of the Jindrich Chalupecky Award in 1990 in Czechoslovakia, under the aegis of President Vaclav Havel, Wendy Luers, and a group of dissident artists, to recognize artistic accomplishment and promise by providing artists with a US residency, with the aim of underscoring the role of culture in democratization and civil society. This founding mission and programmatic framework -- to promote contemporary art, foster cultural exchange, and build capacity of local art NGO’s led by The Foundation for Culture and Society (formerly The Foundation for a Civil Society) -- has guided the creation and inclusion of the other nine awards that comprise the YVAA network in the region. To date there are Young Visual Artists Awards in ten countries: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania and Bulgaria. In each of these countries, YVAA operates in partnership with a local nongovernmental institution to conduct an open call and transparent annual or biannual competition and curated exhibition, through which an independent and international jury selects a young visual artist, under 35, as the winner and recipient of a US residency. As of 2015, Residency Unlimited (RU) has assumed leadership of the YVAA program and will host the artists for two month residencies in New York. The Trust for Mutual Understanding has provided not only financial support for the YVAA program -- and this meeting in Tirana -- but has stewarded its vision, advancement, and achievements.
The YVAA Symposium is pleased to bring together in Tirana a wide-range of artists, curators, and cultural managers -- and the art institutions they represent -- from all over Central and Eastern Europe and the U.S in an effort to collectively assess the impact of the YVAA program and renew the network’s structure and purpose. Public events consist of conversations on the role artist residency programs and small scale arts organizations play in cultural production, artists’ mobility, and the generation and exchange of ideas. Working meetings, closed to the public, will be focused on an internal analysis of the program’s structure, presence and partnerships in Eastern Europe, with a larger conversation on encouraging collaboration among the regional partners. These meetings and events will be held across a number of art spaces and institutions in Tirana, with the aim of introducing visitors to the Albanian contemporary art scene.
Artist Residencies: Here to Stay
Residency Unlimited presentation and panel discussion with; Nathalie Anglès, Filip Jovanovski and Ondrej Stupal,
Moderated by: Eriola Pira.
/Tulla Culture Center/ Rr. Medar Shtylla, 6:30PM
By: Molly Kleiman
/ Qendra Ten, Rr. “Myslym Shyri”/ 6:30PM
How do we articulate and enrich the relationships between writing code and reading prose, between digital interfaces and printed pages, between social media and public space? Molly Kleiman will present the work of Triple Canopy, a magazine that offers a hybrid approach to publication, including digital works of art and literature, public events, exhibitions, and books. Kleiman will give an overview of the magazine’s history, collaborative working methods, and upcoming editorial projects. She will also introduce Common Practice, a new advocacy group co-founded by Triple Canopy and six other New York City-based arts organizations, that seeks to address the unique challenges facing small-scale and independent arts organizations.
Thirrje për aplikim për cmimin e artit bashkëkohor “ARDHJE 2016”.
Cmimi ARDHJE , i organizuar nga T.I.C.A. – Instituti i Artit Bashkekohor, Tirane, vjen me një strukturë të re, në formën e një cmimi të përdyvitshëm. Iniciuar nga T.I.C.A në vitin 2005, qysh prej 2007 ARDHJE është pjesë e rrjetit të çmimeve YVAA-Young Visual Artists Award që realizohen në bashkëpunim me FSC- Foundation for Civil Society në New York. Një risi tjetër e këtij edicioni ka të bëjë me fituesin e çmimit që ne dryshim nga vitet pararendëse fiton të drejtën për 2 muaj qendrim në residence pranë RU- Residency Unlimited - partneri i ri i programit qysh prej vitit 2015 (http://residencyunlimited.org/about/).
Ftohen të aplikojnë artistët shqiptare të cilët kanë përfunduar studimet dhe janë aktiv në skenën kombëtare dhe ndërkombëtare të artit në 5 vitet e fundit .Artistët të cilët punojnë në të gjitha gjinitë e artit pamor, përfshirë performancën apo vepra të bazuara në tekst, janë të ftuar të aplikojnë.
Mosha limit për aplikantët është 35-vjeç
Lista e shkurtër e artistëve të përzgjedhur do të prezantojë projektet e tyre në ekspozitën e çmimit “ARDHJE 2016” që do mbahet gjatë vjeshtës në Tiranë organizuar nga T.I.C.A
Fituesi i cmimit“ARDHJE 2016” do të përcaktohet nga një juri ndërkombetare dhe e pavarur ekspertësh.
Afati i fundit i dorëzimit të punëve është data: 31 Mars 2016
Sigurohuni të përfshini në aplikimin tuaj:
Portfolio ( përfshirë CV dhe praktikë artistike)
Projektin e propozuar për pjesmarrje (projekti i propozuar duhet të jetë i realizuar brënda dy viteve të fundit)
Shënim: Lutemi të siguroheni që tekstet e përfshira në aplikim të jenë në Shqip dhe Anglisht. Gjithashtu sigurohuni që imazhet të cilat po përfshini në aplikim të jenë të emërtuara saktësisht.
Emërtoni folder-in me emrin tuaj të plotë dhe file-s si më poshtë vijon:
shembull: ana_vale_ mengjezi_pikture_ 2010
MAY / 6-13 / 2015 /Tirana/Albania
T.I.C.A has the pleasure to present at Tirana Open,
DZT- DyZeroTre collective (Stefano Romano, and Eri Çobo)
The collective will present for the public of the festival their new video project, “Futuro anteriore /Future perfect ". A reflection on unrealized communist dream for equality, the video analyzes one of the grand narratives of the last century through the metaphor of popular icons such as the famous italian Bandiera Rossa  (Italian for Red Flag)
About the artists:
DyZeroTre (DZT) is a collective established in 2012 by Stefano Romano (b.1975) Napoli/Italy and Eri Çobo (b.1979) Fier/Albania. The collective works in a processual area through aesthetic acts which can no longer prescind from conflicting istances, new antagonisms, and the urgency of social reality. Actions, performances, video, installations, photography, drawings are the media used by DZT to create not aligned images of reality.
The collective’s works have been shown at national and international museums and exhibitions, such as:Tulla Culture Center (Tirana, Albania); Palazzo della Misericordia in the frame of ArtDate -Dialogo nel tempo (Bergamo, Italy); Palazzo Costanzi (Trieste, Italy); Studio Tommaseo (Trieste, Italy); BACO arte contemporanea (Bergamo, Italy);TICA AIRLab c/o Tirana Ekspress (Tirana, Albania); Artopia Gallery (Milano, Italy); Galleria Bianconi (Milano, Italy); Careof (Milano, Italy); Placentia Arte (Piacenza, Italy); GAMeC area Palestra, (Bergamo, Italy); Galleria Alice & altri lavori in corso (Roma, Italy); 54° Venice Biennial – Pavillion of Fine Arts Academies, Arsenale (Venice, Italy); Macro Future (Roma Italy); GC.AC (Monfalcone, Gorizia, Italy); Neon>campo base (Bologna, Italy); Triennale (Milano, Italy); Chelsea Art Museum (New York, USA); The Kosova Art Gallery (Prishtinë, Kosovo); Tirana Bienale3 (Tirana, Albania); Museo d’arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce (Genova, Italy); The Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artist, Centre for Contemporary Arts (Vrsac/Belgrade Serbia and Montenegro); Via Farini (Milano, Italy); Boston Cyberarts Festival, Coolidge Corner Theatre (Boston U.S.A.); Centre Culturel Francais de Turin (Torino, Italy).
About the event:
Tirana Open will host an outstanding array of visual arts, film, literature, music, and architecture events and will take place in different locations in Tirana betwen 9 to 13 of May 2015
Follow the events at :
 Bandiera Rossa (Italian for "Red Flag"), often also called Avanti Popolo after its opening words, is one of the most famous songs of the Italian labour movement. It glorifies the red flag, symbol of the socialist and communist movement. The text was written by Carlo Tuzzi in 1908; the melody is taken from two Lombard folk songs.