In Residence is a new initiative for artist-run spaces at the Art Fair on the Mezzanine of The Cloud. While the Art Fair has supported emerging artists through Piki Mai: Up Here ^^ since 2018 and the Projects programme since 2016, In Residence provides curatorial support and has helped ensure that the full cost of participation is covered for each booth through successfully spearheading a Boosted campaign.
The spaces who will be showing are mothermother, Parasite, RM, Satchi & Satchi & Satchi and Wet Green. Each unique in the ways they operate, they form a vibrant and important part of Aotearoa’s art ecology and help provide an essential opportunity for experimentation with exhibition-making and art practice through bringing energy and a new perspective to their presentations.
This new section of the Fair will be facilitated by Becky Hemus, a writer and curator based in Tāmaki Makaurau who is also a co-founder of Wet Green and May Fair Art Fair. In Residence will include artist talks and a commissioned text to be distributed alongside each presentation. It will be the first time that so many artist-run spaces have been able to participate in the Fair.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Boosted campaign to make this endeavour possible. Your support, along with advance funding from Creative New Zealand for RM, has enabled this project to become a reality.