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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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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Silvia Weidenbach collaboration with artisanal perfumer Nicola Pozzani

Silvia Weidenbach is our first Gilbert Collection Resident at the V&A between April – September 2017. In her work, she fuses traditional goldsmithing and silversmithing techniques with new technologies of the haptic arm and 3D printing to make her very own “digital craft.” During her residency, Silvia has collaborated with various actors, performers and musicians to […]

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New VARI international residency opportunity in partnership with Create London

  The V&A Research Institute (VARI) and Create London are seeking nominations for a four-month residency based at Create’s The White House in Dagenham’s Becontree Estate in East London between October 2017 and January 2018. Nominations can be for contemporary artists, makers and designers of any age and nationality based outside of the United Kingdom. Nominators […]

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New open call for nominations & applications: VARI Embedded Residency for practitioners working with data

Flight Patterns, 2005 – 2009, Aaron Koblin The Victoria & Albert Museum Research Institute (VARI) is inviting nominations and applications for a yearlong embedded residency at the Museum for practitioners working with data as their medium. The appointed resident will be based at the V&A South Kensington’s Research Department on a part-time basis between October 2017 and […]

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Open Week in the Ceramics Residency Studio

Showcave, Bethan Lloyd Worthington

The Open Week marks the end of artist Bethan Lloyd Worthington‘s six month residency in the Ceramics Collections. The studio will be cleared for a display of new work, fragments and plans for future projects exploring landscape and place.

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Lubna Chowdhary announced as next V&A Ceramic Resident

We are delighted to announce that Lubna Chowdhary will be the next V&A Ceramics Resident during the period April to September 2017. Lubna has been working in the field of ceramics for over 25 years during which time, the nature and application of her work has moved between sculpture, design and craft. Her projects are largely […]

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