Residencies

Hauser & Wirth recognises the value that residencies can provide to an artist’s individual development and their impact within a community. Our diverse gallery locations represent the breadth of artistic communities and support a system for artists from around the world. We focus on the creation of an environment that facilitates an artist devoting dedicated time to evolve their practice with the added benefits of studio spaces, new influences, contacts and visibility. Each region offers a unique residency program to help artists advance their craft and careers, and also strengthen international and local art communities.

Our residencies are the outcome of Iwan and Manuela’s approach to fostering opportunities for artists, something they have always done but that has been made more visible by Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Since 2013, Hauser & Wirth Somerset has supported an immersive artist-in-residence program, providing artists with an extended period in Bruton to draw inspiration from Durslade Farm, the local culture and the surrounding landscape. The location specific residencies have no prescribed outcomes but give artists time and space for reflection, research and production. Previous artists-in-residence include Pipilotti Rist, Mark Wallinger, Rashid Johnson and Christina Quarles.

Artists

Hauser & Wirth Somerset invites artists to spend an extended period of time in Bruton, based at the Maltings Studio space in the centre of the town. The Maltings, a historic building located at the end of Bruton High Street, has been converted into artist studios, keeping much of its original features and character intact. Artists in residence contribute to a continuous creative hub, producing artworks, projects, community events and educational workshops.

Residencies are by invitation only.

Exchanges

In 2017, Hauser & Wirth launched a brand new residency for students from The California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) to exchange with Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University. The two educational institutions are local to Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles and Hauser & Wirth Somerset respectively.

The initiative has been designed to support emerging artists affiliated with these universities by offering them locations to live and work for an intensive short-term period in Los Angeles, USA and Somerset, UK. The program encourages independent work while providing support through contact with academics, curators and artists.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset also takes part in the The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER). Launched in 2015, UAL graduates are invited for a 2 to 4-week residency at internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century – biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, and human rights.

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