Artists in Residence at the V&A

With an exciting and ever-changing programme of artists and designers, there’s never a dull moment in our residency studios. We will give you an exclusive look into what it’s like to be in residence at the world’s leading museum of art and design.

We have a thriving and exciting programme of artists in residence here at the Museum, with at least two practitioners inhabiting our studios at any given time.

Here we show the process of being an artist or designer in residence here at the V&A, with behind-the-scenes insights and stories from Residency Co-ordinator, Laura Carderera, and the artists themselves.

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Helmut Völter: V&A Goethe Photography Resident finishes at the V&A

We have just said goodbye to our V&A Goethe Photography Resident Helmut Völter, this was a residency in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London. Helmut has spent six months working at the V&A, exploring our galleries, stores and objects and working with various people across the Museum to gain insight into our collection to broaden his own […]

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Paraa visit Blythe House

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Paraa: V&A Research Institute (VARI) Offsite Residents August 2016 – October 2016 Paraa is an architectural studio based in Bangladesh which focuses on enhancing spaces for communities through interdisciplinary practice. As an organisation embedded in collaboration their team varies depending on the type of project they are engaged in. The team in residence with the […]

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Reading Proposition, an installation at the National Art Library

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Reading Proposition, a one-day installation for the London Design Festival by Helmut Völter at the National Art Library, Sunday, September 18, 11 am – 3 pm Special event at 1 pm: Helmut Völter in conversation with V&A Photographs Curator Susanna Brown about his residency and research on the V&A’s Photographic Collections   On Sunday, September […]

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The Cabinets

The Cabinets. An installation by Helmut Völter. On display in the lunchroom of the V&A, September 17-23. The Cabinet with the number 54, category “Remember,” shows the photograph of a windmill, of a bird in flight and of a mathematical model. It is one of 13 cabinets that form together my installation “The Cabinets,” which […]

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London Design Festival: Artist in Residence Installations

Our Artists in Residence have completed their installations for London Design Festival. The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The Festival will be held 17-25 September 2016 at the V&A and other venues […]

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London Design Festival 2016: V&A Finnish Institute in London Ceramics Resident Pauliina Pöllänen

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Our artists in residence are getting ready for London Design Festival at the V&A and throughout London. The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The Festival will be held 17-25 September 2016. […]

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New Open Call for Gilbert Collection Residency

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Gold and enamelled beaker, made in Europe, c. 1600-1620, Museum no. Loan:Gilbert.28-2008. © The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. We have just issued a new open call for applications for a residency responding to the V&A’s Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. Intricate craft and a sense of […]

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New Jameel Prize Resident at the V&A starting next October

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of our first Jameel Prize Resident, Noor Ali Chagani, who will be in residence at the V&A between October 2016 and early January 2017. His residency is in partnership with Art Jameel and in collaboration with The Mosaic Rooms. Noor Ali Chagani was born and raised in Karachi, […]

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When all is equal

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Ceramics Resident: Matt Smith October 2015 – end of March 2016 In the ceramics galleries there are a series of ceramics plinths which caught my eye.  Bases often form part of ceramic figure groups, usually as a core part of the object.  To see stand-alone ceramic plinths is less common. Public sculptures often use plinths […]

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Rainbow Families at the V&A

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Ceramics Resident: Matt Smith October 2015 – March 2016   The second outreach project during my residency at the museum involved working with Rainbow Families, a Brighton-based social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) parents and their children. The Learning Team at the museum are skilled at providing material to help the […]

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