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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Tate conference: media in transition


With the courtesy of the V&A learning department, I went to the three-day conference at the Tate; Media in Transition, hosted by The Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute and Tate. After the 2008’s Tate conference, ‘Object in Transition‘, this conference seems like the 2nd stage of Tate’s conference on preservation and conservation of art practices, focusing on […]

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Media in Transition

Just spent a really exciting few days at the Tate, courtesy of the V&A, learning a great deal about both the exhibition and conservation of video, at the Media in Transition conference. Having worked in video for over a decade I felt I knew a lot about the medium, but being able to see a series of different […]

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New Open Call: Goethe V&A Photography Residency

Charles Thurston Thompson - Venetian mirror

  We are delighted to announce that we have just issued an open call for a residency in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London. This residency is the inaugural residency of a newly established long-term cooperation between the Goethe-Institut London and the V&A. Information for applicants: Goethe V&A Photography Residency Open to mid-career and established artists […]

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Film of Liam Byrne’s Inside Voices


For those of you who were not able to experience this performance project first hand last June, do have a look at our newly published short film on Liam Byrne’s Inside Voices project, which captures the very special atmosphere inside Trajan’s Column and the reactions of those who signed up for this very special musical experience! Inside […]

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Camp Clay


One of the most enjoyable parts of the residency in the Ceramics Galleries, is the opportunity to spend time investigating and working with the collections.  A set of cases by the studio are provided for the Artist in Residence to re-curate objects from the collections .       I chose to look at the figurines […]

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Upcoming Open Studios and brief overview of V&A Residencies


I am often asked by museum visitors to provide some background about our residency programme so I thought I would post a short overview of our residencies. Set up in 2008, the Victoria & Albert residency programme is integral to the philosophy of the museum. Building on the museum’s founding mission as envisioned by its […]

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Work in Progress Seminar, Yiyun Kang – Artist in Residence


As a V&A Samsung Korean Digital Resident, I had a WiP seminar yesterday in the Sackler Studio 1. Normally, WiP seminar is an internal event, but this time we also invited the external guests as well. It was great to have this seminar at the early stage of my residency so that I can reflect the guests’ […]

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What is Video Art workshop

Bend Gate, video still - 2014 - Jamie Jenkinson

Bend Gate (video still), iPhone 6, 2014 On the 20th November I’ll be running a workshop on the use of video as art, asking the question What is Video Art? The workshop will cover practical explorations into the history of artist moving-image from the methodologies of 1920’s abstract film, underground avant-garde cinema of the 1960’s, […]

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Behind the Scenes


After the 2nd open studio, I thought it would be good to share some basic knowledge about the projection mapping. Projection mapping, initially known as video mapping or spatial augmented reality, is a relatively new projection technology that can be used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. In essence, […]

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A Thirty-One Note Lovesong

Lovesong A

The V&A’s Friday Late in October 2015 is all about the Potteries.  To tie in with it, I got the opportunity to explore warehouses of industrial plaster molds at Stoke-on-Trent.  The former Spode factory site houses a large quantity of these molds which were formerly used in mass manufacturing and are now redundant. The site […]

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