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, and Rashid Johnson.