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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Evanescent Landscapes: about the work of Korea UK Ceramics Resident Juree Kim

Juree Kim is an artist who has a keen interest in our ever changing, and sometimes disappearing physical environment. Kim offers medium-specific and time-based installations to describe sensational scenes captured in our daily lives in order to give the space a utopian dimension. The Architectural Series is about the disappearance of architecture and urban features […]

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Four Corners: Open Studio Special organised by Silvia Weidenbach on Friday 10 November, 6 to 8 pm

Screenshot of scanned Gilbert boxes, 2017. Our Gilbert Collection Resident Artist Silvia Weidenbach is organising an Open Studio Special on Friday 10 November with four artists: David Clarke, Simone Ten Hompel, Max Warren and Adi Toch. Join us and take part in a creative dialogue around the beauty, use and meaning of boxes past and […]

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Metta Theatre: the V&A’s first Opera Residents

  We are delighted to welcome Metta Theatre to the V&A. They will be the V&A’s first Opera Residents between October 2017 to the end of March 2018. Metta Theatre is a London and Exeter based Theatre Company established in 2005 by joint Artistic Directors Poppy Burton-Morgan and William Reynolds. It is one of the […]

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Juree Kim and Neil Brownsword begin their V&A Korea UK Ceramics Residency

We are delighted to announce that Neil Brownsword and Juree Kim have begun their ceramics residency at the V&A. They will be in residence between October 2017 and the end of March 2018. This collaborative residency coincides with the UK/Korea 2017-18 season and the current V&A display Contemporary Korean Ceramics in the ceramic galleries. This residency will offer […]

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New open call for Danish ceramic artists

Former Ceramic Resident Lubna Chowdhary in the V&A Ceramics Residency Studio. Image courtesy of Penny Wincer, 2017. We are delighted to announce a new open call for applications targeted at Danish ceramic artists as part of a new collaboration with the Danish Arts Foundation. The residency will be based in a purpose-built studio in the Ceramics galleries at the […]

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Global design histories and contemporary art practice (2): Lubna Chowdhary in residence at the V&A

Ceramic artist Lubna Chowdhary is nearing the end of her residency at the V&A. Her research into the V&A collections has explored how histories of migration and Empire register in designed objects. But an enduring interest in architecture equally drives her ceramic art practice. During her residency, she has produced an assemblage of two-dimensional ceramic […]

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TAT TOO MUCH!!! A playful experiment fusing tattoos, adornment and ornament

TAT TOO MUCH! began as a spark of an idea, brought to us by our Gilbert Collection Resident Silvia Weidenbach. What would happen if we brought together the expertise of Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, Independent Curator and Jewellery Historian, Torsten Illner, Tatto Artist and Rita Lass, Book Artist. Here Beatriz gives her insight into the discussion highlighting […]

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Global design histories and contemporary art practice: Lubna Chowdhary in residence at the V&A

Ralph Day is a graduate of MA History of Design at the V&A and the Royal College of Art and a freelance writer on design history and contemporary art. In his first blog post for the V&A Residency Programme, he explores the research undertaken by Lubna Chowdhary as a V&A Ceramics Resident. Ceramic artist Lubna Chowdhary […]

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Heaven in hand

Heaven in hand by Silvia Weidenbach: V&A Gilbert Collection Resident Inspired by the phenomenal treasures of the Thurn und Taxis Collection, Regensburg As artist in residence I am working on the idea of a jewel casket for our time. To do so, I take inspiration from the past. Over the past weeks I have explored […]

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Avani Tanya announced as the new V&A South Asian Collections Resident

We are delighted to announce Avani Tanya as our new V&A South Asian Collections Resident between July and the end of September 2017. Avani is an interdisciplinary artist working with image, text, found objects and sculpture. Guided by an interest in the nature of memory and forms of storytelling, her practice primarily involves research, collecting […]

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