Artist residency Art´n Fiber®

Artist residency Art´n Fiber® 

 

Art´n Fiber®  artist residency (short term) focuses on international exchange and cooperation. It is addressed to professional textile-/ fiber artists and those with equally active artistic commitment. The main goal group is artists living outside the borders of Sweden. The residency is established in close cooperation with and support from the Region Uppsala and Uppsala Municipality/City. It is a member of the Swedish Artist Residency Network /SWAN.


The very first open call for the Art´n Fiber® residency fellowship was published in March 2022 focusing exclusively on the artists living in Europe. The call resulted in a highly qualified response from ten European countries.                              The artist selected for the premiere residency run in September 2022 was Fabia Delise, Italy (see below).

The Art´n Fiber® residency fellowship call of 2023 is under work to be published on this page.

Fabia Delise, Italy


The motivation of the selection committee

" Fabia Delise is a technically proficient textile artist with an independent approach to a specific classic patchwork technique called “English Paper Piecing”. She is not bound to the traditional technique but anchored in it which makes her artwork contemporary, exploratory, innovative, and aesthetically appealing. In her application for the residency Art ‘n Fiber® she also describes curiosity and interest in the residency as well as its surroundings of Storvreta and Uppsala. The examples given by her about the purpose of her stay awoke our interest and curiosity."

 

Members of the selection committee

Anna Holmbom, Art Developer at Region Uppsala
Katriina Flensburg, Textile artist, initiator/runner of the residency
Anna Ehn, Head of public art at Uppsala Municipality
Ingela Wahlberg, Ph.D. student, and teacher at the Department of Art History, Textile Studies at Uppsala University.


(A soon-to-be link: More about Fabia Delise and her Art´n Fiber® residency stay)


Photo:  Rebecca Villi