Residency at ZK/U

Individual Support. Space. Collaborative and Networking Possibilities.

The residency program proposes a platform for cross-disciplinary exchange between artists, scholars and practitioners that fosters both short term and long term ties. ZK/U provides residents with the freedom of re-defining the dynamics of this work and living environment continuously, which means the level of exchange and dynamics of collaborative process are highly depending on the fellows' approach. 

The autonomous framework of the residency consists of an active-collaborative format for mutual exchange, weekly dinners, where the residents get the opportunity to introduce their practice to a selected audience, and monthly studio visits by professionals from ZK/U’s network. Fellows furthermore have the possibility to share their work with a broader public during the OPENHAUS, a monthly open studio format, and by proposing their own public events and projects.  

The residency team bridges the fellow’s interests to the program of ZK/U, informs the residents about events and discourses taking place in the city and can support them in understanding the milieu they are working and living in. Residents are encouraged to attend ZK/U’s public program which offers a variety of established formats like the Gütermarkt and Speisekino or in events, exhibitions, workshops and conferences organized through long term projects in partnership with local and international organisations. ZK/U has defined four thematic investigation leads which shape its program and encourage residents to think along these lines in order to create a common frame of reference where the fellow’s interests and the activities of ZK/U overlap.



The current (regular) open call is closed for applications. Results will be published in mid February 2019. The upcoming open call will be announced soon. 

Detailed application guidelines: Guideline-10-2018


As part of our ongoing collaboration, The NewBridge Project, ZK/U and PUrSI are delighted to announce the ZK/U Artist Residencies opportunity. Find more information about the application process here.


Associated Curators

Andrea Hofmann
Gilly Karjevsky
Folke Köbberling
Miodrag Kuč
Gergely Laszlo
Annette Maechtel
Nasan Tur
Kathrin Wildner
Matthias Heyden
Stine Marie Jacobsen
Nicola Kluftinger
Kristoffer Gansing