Flandria-Euskadi: Rituals for the Living Present
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
01Aug 202330Sep 2023Antwerpen / Donostia
‘Rituals for the Living Present’ is a bilateral artist-in-residence programme promoted by MORPHO (Antwerp) and Tabakalera (San Sebastián) that explores how rituals are understood in the modern era, looking at their roles as artistic expressions and vehicles for building communities. The programme invites artists to reflect on the survival of rituals, their role in different societies and how they can be reinvented today. Through an open call, the two organisations each select an artist from the Basque Country and from Flanders for a three-month residency in 2023.
The Basque artist Gala Knörr was selected for her project ´Passion Social Club´. Knörr will carry out her artist residency at MORPHO between August and September 2023.
Gala Knörr has a degree in Fine Arts from Parsons Paris The New School, an MFA from Central Saint Martins, and has complemented her training with workshops and masterclasses led by Txomin Badiola, Richard Linklater and Mick Wilson. She has received awards and scholarships such as Generation 2020 from the Fundación Montemadrid, XXIV VEGAP Proposals and Creation-Production from the Department of Culture and Language Policy of the Basque Government, she has also been a finalist for Obra Abierta Caja de Extremadura Foundation, the Fundació Vila Casas Painting Prize, the Miquel Casablancas Award and selected for the BMW Painting Award. She has done residencies at MORPHO (Antwerp, 2023), Fundación Bilbaoarte (Bilbao, 2022), Tabakalera (San Sebastián, 2021), AIR Wro (Wroclaw, 2021), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, 2019), Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmiths (London, 2018), The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (New York, 2017), and La Térmica (Málaga, 2016) among others.