Artist Residency at Fotofestival Lenzburg
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About

We are delighted to announce the Open Call for the very first Fotofestival Lenzburg Artist Residency and would like to invite photographers and artists working in photography to submit a proposal for a project they would like to research, begin, continue and/or conclude during a three-week stay at Lenzburg’s Müllerhaus in December 2021. The proposed project should relate to our festival theme for the 2022 edition re:sources 2.0. In a second stage, the awarded artist will be able to work with the festival director, Margherita Guerra, and the curator, Daniel Blochwitz, towards exhibiting the final version of the proposed project in form of a solo exhibition. The show will take place at Müllerhaus during the next edition of Fotofestival Lenzburg in September 2022.
More about the theme of the Festival here: https://www.fotofestivallenzburg.ch/en/the-fotofestival-lenzburg/

What winners receive

The artist residency includes free accommodation at the Müllerhaus residency guest house for three weeks in December 2021, travel expenses (up to CHF 200) and a small stipend (CHF 500).

How to enter

The photographer must be available to stay in Lenzburg in December 2021 for three weeks with a valid permit for Switzerland.

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About Fotofestival Lenzburg

The Fotofestival Lenzburg is an up-and-coming festival of photography that takes place annually in the history-rich town of Lenzburg in the heart of Switzerland. For one month every September, it brings together participating experts and an interested public. Lenzburg’s proximity to the art metropolises of Zurich and Basel attracts regional and international participants and visitors to the festival. Every year, the Fotofestival Lenzburg transforms its host town into an exhibition space dedicated exclusively to photography, presenting the medium in a wide variety of venues. With curated group and solo exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, portfolio discussions, lectures and accompanying events, the festival presents various photographic positions to be explored. It also offers numerous opportunities to meet and exchange with a community of enthusiasts in an open yet intimate setting. The Fotofestival Lenzburg is a project of the Society for Photography of Lenzburg, founded in 2017.

Judging Criteria

The jury will decide which project addresses the theme re:sources with depth, high quality and original photographic language and have a possible interesting development in Switzerland.

Timeline

Call for entries open
20 October 2021
Submission deadline
7 November 2021
Winner announcement
16 November 2021

Requirements

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Juror information

Daniel Blochwitz, Curator of the Fotofestival Lenzburg, independent Curator for photography
Daniel Blochwitz (*1973/D) studied photography in the USA, graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida, participated in the 50th Venice Biennale (Utopia Station) in 2003 and attended the Whitney Museum’s postgraduate Independent Study Program. In 2005 he began working for various galleries, initially in New York City and later as director of the Edwynn Houk Gallery in Zurich. As freelance curator, he realized various solo and group exhibitions for museums, galleries and off-spaces, among others on Vivian Maier, Arnold Odermatt and Lee Miller.. Between 2017 and 2019 he was artistic director of photo basel. He publishes and teaches on photography

Margherita Guerra, Director Fotofestival Lenzburg
After studying theology, multimedia publishing and photography in Milan, Margherita worked as a manager and picture editor in various publishing houses in Milan and for nearly ten years in the world’s oldest - still active - photo archive Fratelli Alinari, in Florence. In 2015 she founded Yourpictureditor, a network of picture editors offering picture research for media and advice and support for photo projects in Switzerland and Italy. In 2017 she started the Fotofestival Lenzburg, which is growing every year with international collaborations and partnerships, having established its reputation in the photography’s world.

Ute Noll, Photo Director of Magazine Du.
Ute Noll is a magazine, book and exhibition maker with a focus on photography. Her project agency UTE NOLL VISUAL PROJECTS and her gallery UNO ART SPACE with a focus on international artistic photography have been based in Stuttgart since 2007. She is photo director at Du Magazin, Zurich, co-festival organiser Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Lecturer FH Bielefeld. Since 2001, Ute Noll has been regularly invited to juries and international photofestivals.

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7 November 2021
10:59 PM