The Argentine artist Nicolás Gullotta will participate in the Gasworks Residency in London, and the artist Christian Newby in the URRA Residency in Buenos Aires
Through an international alliance between Gasworks (London) and URRA (Buenos Aires) in partnership with arteBA Fundación (Buenos Aires), an open call was launched in June, with more than 130 proposals submitted.
The winners are the Argentine artist Nicolás Gullotta (Buenos Aires, 1983), who will participate in an art residency at Gasworks, London, and the UK-based artist Christian Newby (1979, Virginia, USA) who will participate in a residency in URRA in Buenos Aires. Both residencies include travel and accommodation expenses. Nicolás Gullotta will participate in the Gasworks’ Residency in London between January and March 2016, while Christian Newby will participate in a residency in URRA between October and December 2015.
The decision was made by a jury composed of Tanya Barson (Curator, International Art at Tate Modern) and Florencia Battiti (Curator, Parque de la Memoria), together with Gasworks and URRA. Following the criteria of the competition, emerging and mid-career artists involved in high quality art practice, who have not had the opportunity to work in Buenos Aires and London before, were prioritized by the jury. Also, the winning artists submitted proposals that showed a full awareness and investigation of the context where they will work during the residencies.
About the winning artists
He was born in 1983 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he lives and works. He graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Arte and participated at LIPAC Research Laboratory in Contemporary Practices UBA/CCR (2009) and attended to Carlos Amorales workshop at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2010). In 2013, he was artist-in- residence at Stichting Kaus Australis, Rotterdam and in 2014, he received a scholarship to attend kowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in USA. Recently he was awarded a special mention of the Faena Art Prize 2015.
Born in 1979 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Currently works and lives in London, United Kingdom.
He received his B.A. in Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and then an M.F.A. at the Glasgow School of Art in 2009. Exhibitions include: ‘A House is Not a Hotel’ Pi Artworks, London; Le Club des Sous l’Eau at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Interior 301, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris; Art + Chips, MOT International Project Space, London; has recently been awarded the Converse/Dazed & Confused Emerging Artist Award shortlist in association with Whitechapel Gallery(2013); as well as attended the Triangle Arts Trust’s Triangle France Artist in Residence Programme (2011); Participated in the New Work Scotland Programme with Amelia Bywater at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2011); ‘Parlour Apes’ solo exhibition at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2011); solo exhibitions at Space In Between and Vitrine Gallery in London. Upcoming projects include a commission from Studio Leigh and release of Attempt Magazine Issue 1 (Art Director).