Call for application for 2014 residents


Call for application for 2014 residents

Image: © Charles Stankievech
/ Fieldwork Marfa, 2012

Entry deadline for application: June 30th, 2013

Fieldwork: Marfa program 
for art and research

Fieldwork: Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies Les Beaux-Arts Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This inter­national researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and artistic projects based on field investigation methodologies.

Located in Marfa, Texas, USA, this unique platform is intended for emerging artists and researchers whose projects require immersion into the specific environment of Marfa town and Texas territory, necessitating movement through geography as well as time and space for the purposes of specific research work.

The residency time period is of two months and comes with a research grant of 2000 USD, enabling the applicants to produce theoretical and/or practical work using their own methodologies, with support from a number of pro­fess­ional partners, specialized stakeholders and educational institutions. Fieldwork: Marfa research program is based on the idea that the residents develop their own research related to academic programs and curriculum of the two academies involved.

Marfa has been chosen by Beaux-arts Nantes and HEAD – Genève because of its location, its history and its condition that lies at the core of crucial obsessions, preoccupations and conflicts that are at work in contemporary society. The aim of the program is to engage artists into a singular experience, into a unique relationship with an outstanding environment, and into an intense social research field. The program relies on a collabo­rative network of like-minded international art schools and universities, research-based structures and art institutions.

Residents are selected on the basis of a research project in direct relation­ship with the context, through all its material, historical as well as political dimensions. The thematic focus for 2014 is: "borders". On 6 candidates chosen, 3 are alumni from HEAD Genève and/or les Beaux-Arts de Nantes.

For more information about the program and application procedures please visit:

2013 artists/researchers in residence :
Camel Collective, MX/USA. Live and work in New York / Emilie Ding, CH. Lives and works in Berlin / Vianney Fivel & Ceel Mogami de Haas, CH. Live and work in Geneva / Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard, FR. Lives and works in Paris / Joachim Hamou, DK. Lives and works in Copenhaguen.

Image: © Charles Stankievech
/ Fieldwork Marfa, 2012

Save the date: October 4th and 5th in Marfa, TX

Fieldwork's annual symposium will take place on October 4th and 5th. On this occasion, will be opened Swiss artist Elisa Larvego's first solo show in the USA, following her research residency from 2011. This project is part of a program that is devised to propose a series of three exhibitions a year in Fieldwork's permanent gallery space in Marfa.

Schedule and detailed information on all participants please see - No registration necessary.

Les Beaux-Arts Nantes Métropole is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Consulate General of France in Houston, Texas.

HEAD – Genève is supported by Fondation AHEAD and Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva.