Announcing the 2022 DeMo Residency recipients

Photo credit: Sander van Wettum

CCA Derry~Londonderry is delighted to announce that the artists participating in the next DeMo Reciprocal Residency are Mark Buckeridge (NI) and Ona Juciūtė (LT). The artists will be travelling to participate in an exchange between CCA and Kaunas Artists’ House, Lithuania and both will have solo shows at CCA opening in March 2022. This selection follows the 2020 DeMo Residency recipients Niamh Seana Meehan (NI) and Ginte Regina (LT) and you can read about their solo exhibitions, NETRUKUS and The Pain of Youth at CCA over lockdown in 2020.

About the residency

This Reciprocal Residency is a partnership between CCA, Lithuanian Cultural Institute and Kaunas Artists’ House. The programme is entitled DeMo (Decoding Modernity) and have an aim to develop an experimental artistic framework for the critique of progress, which is often used as a synonym of modernity that can be perceived in a limited, West-centric manner. The very definition of ‘emerging’ is explained by the Cambridge dictionary in terms of centres of power; non-central places in relation to finance/political/cultural centres are often defined as emerging in both fields of business and the arts. For the Open Call the artists were invited to relate and reflect on the meaning of emerging. Can you emerge from nothing? Can emerging be an eternal state of affairs?

Read more about the artists at the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry source link below.

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