untitled by Rirkrit Tiravanija
Cities: London, UK
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2005
For his first solo exhibition in London Rirkrit Tiravanija created a full-scale, fully functioning replica of his New York apartment, complete with furnished kitchen, bathroom, reception room and bedroom, available for visitors to use. Along with the replica apartment, a broadcasting studio was also installed within the Serpentine Gallery, from which a serialized radio programme about the artist’s life was transmitted live on a daily basis. Tiravanija’s work, like this installation, crosses the boundaries between sculpture, installation and performance. Acting as a catalyst, Tiravanija created situations in which the divisions between art and life were removed. He often cited ‘lots of people’ as a key element, making reference to the improvisational nature of his work and his desire for it to be used.
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2.73_prototype of an apartment for resilient citizens by Alvise Giacomazzi
Cities: Venice, Italy
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2.73 is a project for Venice and its resilient citizens that aims to reflect on the theme of living in Venice utilising data detailing the average accommodation options in this historical city as mentioned in the Yearbook of Tourism 2016. The research within this exhibition is an example of civic design inspired by the principles of hospitality, collective intelligence and digital fabrication.
casa cu artisti by RoxAna Maria Cornea, Marin Dinescu
Art genre: festival, Multidisciplinary, 2018, 2019
The House with Artists is a micro-festival hosted in old and beautiful houses in Brașov, The houses that host us are transformed and they become true works of art. A series of unknown artists come together to unveil their art to the local communities. Hence, this itinerant performing arts project moving from one house to the next offers theatre, music, poetry, visual arts, contemporary dance,video mapping, performances and any other means of expressing the spirit, all under the motto: ”Life is short, convert it to art!”
X flats (X-Wohnungen) by Matthias Lilienthal
Cities: Vienna; Beirut; Istanbul; Sao Paolo; Warsaw; Berlin; Johannesburg
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 2002 - 2013
X Flats is a series of events that moves between theatrical leadership, concert and performance . It was designed in 2002 by Matthias Lilienthal , then artistic director of the festival Theater der Welt.
It is a site-specific performance that brings several ten-minute performances, concerts and plays to two viewers in several private apartments in a city or district. On one evening, several small groups of audiences are led through seven apartments, gaining insights into otherwise unknown neighborhoods and the lives of their inhabitants. The interdisciplinary performances in the apartments deal with stories and themes of the place or its inhabitants.
Many site-specific installations X-Apartments has produced; others have taken place in Duisburg (2002) Vienna (2003), Berlin (2004), Istanbul (2008), Sao Paulo (2009), Johannesburg (2010), Warsaw (2010) and Mannheim (2011), Beirut (2012) among others.
Salon Natasha by Natasha Kraevskaia, Vu Dan Tan
Cities: Hanoi, Vietnam
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 1990 - 2009
Salon Natasha is located in the home of its owner’s family, and at the same time serves as Vu Dan Tan’s studio. It has always been a meeting place for artists, intellectuals and the public and a venue for modern, young, experimental and non-commercial art.
Salon Natasha is known for its intriguing combination of art and daily life and the commitment to showing the works that are different from those of mainstream Vietnamese contemporary art.
lorgennale by jean-lorin sterian
Cities: Zagreb; Stuttgart; Budapest
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 2016 ongoing
lorgennale is envisioned as a shifting art festival hosted by various domestic spaces across European cities. If the city hall authorities take care of the façades of buildings, lorgennale proposes an interior rehabilitation through art events. lorgennale will brin artistic experiments to domestic spaces by transforming living rooms and bedrooms into a stage, offering a good opportunity to meet the neighbors elsewhere than in bars or supermarkets.
Hors Lits by Leonardo Montecchia
Cities: Munich, Germany; Tunis; Nantes; Venice; paris; Lyon; Rennes; Strasbourg; Geneve; Bern ; Lausanne; Barcelona; lleida; Montreal; Offida; Montpellier; Bordeaux;
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 2005 ongoing
Since 2005, the evenings organized by the network “Hors Lits” are part of a sensitive approach of rewriting the intimate by opening alternative spaces between artists, inhabitants and spectators. These events proposed in apartments develop and are exported in several cities, in the form of “rhizomes” of artists gathered around a common concept: A guided city tour during which the participants visit 4 apartments inhabited each one by an artistic act of 20mn.
The principle is simple: 4 performances are proposed to you at a fixed time in an apartment, a bed, at an individual’s home. An appointment at a specific location will be offered subject to mandatory reservation, the tonnage is restricted to 20 people. These 4 places are located in the heart of town to facilitate travel.
This project was born from a desire to gather 4 people around a privacy, a bed; in a simple way and without intermediary.
Direct from your bed to the public.
To make creation possible.
The Living-Room Festival by Juan Dominguez
Cities: Madrid; Zagreb; Berlin ; Brussels
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 2010 - 2013
The Living Room Festival invited an audience to cozy living rooms for four days of coming together to watch performances and movies, listen to readings and concerts, play games, talk about the works that were presented or about any subject that came on the table.
The organising artists transposed their works to their living rooms to transform them and give rise to new meanings. One festival with different programs (in Madrid, Berlin, Zagreb and Brussels) was designed to trigger the curiosity, involvement and wishes of the audience, as well as of the artists. Simultaneously in different cities, several days of experiments were organised, audience and artists together, during which the works were considered as devices to create relations and dialogues. The intimacy of the context enveloped veryone in a sense of community, so that the usual role of the spectator simply vanishes. Between the different events, there was time to talk, to chill and lie down on soft pillows and blankets, to have some drinks, eat and of course party.
apartament 11 by Vlad Bolocan
Cities: Bucharest, Romania
Art genre: apartment concerts, Multidisciplinary, 2014
bringing underground artists who are used to playing in clubs into an apartment environment to perform in a way chosen by them, but different from what they would usually do. the sessions would be recorded on a zoom recorder.
galeria 29 by Mircea Nicolae
Cities: Bucharest, Romania
Art genre: Galleries, august 2008 - july 2009
After one year of doing things on the street, I have lately become more and more interested in making objects for a gallery. My motivation came from the large number of artists I have come to admire for their works produced for exhibition spaces. Thus, I chose to build my own gallery in the living-room of my apartment. This space allows me to work independently, following my own interests. It also gives me the opportunity to function as an exhibiting artist and as a curator, at the same time.My intention is to keep this gallery going for one year, from August 2008 to July 2009. Invitations will be sent to a limited number of people. Some of the exhibitions will be of my own works, and the rest will be dedicated to a number of people I appreciate and want to promote.The gallery works as a space for the distribution of contemporary art. All the exhibits will be given to the public at the end of the exhibitions. Half of them will be offered to those who are present at the opening, through a raffle or tombola. The other half will be made available to people on the web, using the same procedure.
MAMA by Luiza Alecsandru
Cities: Bucharest, Romania
Art genre: Visual & performance art, December 2009- March 2010
The idea of this museum and the necessity of its existence is a result of the meeting of various factors that found the favourable context and moment. One such factor is the passion for various collections and the possibility to exhibit them in the space where I used to live in that period. When deciding to turn the house in a museum, I wanted to investigate the idea of collection and collector. M.A.M.A exhibited for 3 months personal collections, installations created in-situ using recycled materials and ready mades and works of less-known artists.
#00 Bienal de la Habana by Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, Yanelys Nuñez Leyva, Iris Ruiz, Amaury Pacheco, Jose Ernesto Alonso, Yuri Obregon, Katherine Bisquet
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 2018
La #00Bienal de La Habana es un evento independiente, cuya primera edición se celebró del 5 al 15 de mayo de 2018 en la capital cubana. Nació, ante la decisión del Ministerio de Cultura de posponer la celebración de la XIII Bienal de La Habana por falta de presupuesto. Estuvo organizada por artistas y curadores cubanos y extranjeros. La #00Bienal no cuenta con presupuesto estatal. Sus organizadores trabajan de forma voluntaria. Su primera edición se produjo a través de acciones individuales de recaudación de fondos, de intercambio de experiencias y materiales entre los propios participantes y colaboradores. Este evento, al esgrimir como tema, En cada estudio una Bienal, se convierte en la primera iniciativa cubana que emplea la plataforma digital y los proyectos culturales particulares para construir un espacio inclusivo de diálogo y de producción artística.
The #00Bienal de la Habana is the first Cuban art biennial to be organized independently of any state entity. Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara and curator Yanelys Nuñez Leyva formed a team of local artists, critics and curators to plan multiple exhibits and panel discussions, all of which will take place in artists’ homes and studios throughout the city of Havana.
The biennial’s theme, In Every Studio a Biennial ironically recalls the lyrics of the state’s anthem for its Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR)—“On every block a committee, in every neighborhood a revolution.” While CDRs are infamous for functioning as neighborhood-level watchdogs at the behest of State Security, the #00Biennial retools this model of spatially dispersed but politically unified action to envision art as a revitalizing force for Cuban society. (e-flux)
Project Dissonance” (2014), „Fuck your Love” (2015), „Psychic Space” (2015)„As If / It Were” (2016) by curator: johanna gilje
Cities: Olympia, Washington
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 2014 -2016
Each show was organized with around 15 to 20 artists from a broad range of artistic backgrounds around a central call/theme. For example, »Project Dissonance« used the following questions as a prompt: What is cognition? What is dissonance? and How can dissonance be generative? The call went out two or three months before each show, giving the artists time to develop their work in relation to the prompt and with one another. The locations where we made shows were the ABC House, Alamingo House, Olympia Press Building and Obsidian Bar – all in Olympia, Washington. Each location is very different, having a particular history and relation to the town. Each location also came with its own logistical challenges, which we tried to work within the shows’ spatial and temporal organization. For example, the ABC House has been a well-known location for punk shows in Olympia for many decades. At the time, I was living in the house and so was able to have full access to the space to plan the event and prepare site-specific work with artists. This show spanned roughly five hours, including primarily performance, video, and installation art. (Johanna Gilje)
Taller/Galería de Arte “Yo Soy El Que Soy” by Italo René Expósito Lo Giudice y Lara Romero
Cities: Habana, Cuba
Art genre: Galleries, since 2012
Espacio artístico de pintura y escultura en casa de Italo René Expósito Lo Giudice y Lara Romero, ubicado en Calle 13, e/ 2 y 4, #811 en La Habana, Cuba.
Colaboración activa de los artistas Gabriel Coto Ganuza y Boris René Vallejo.
Sweet Home 2018 by hablarenarte
Cities: Madrid, Spain
Art genre: Residencies, Visual & performance art, since 2014
Sweet Home is a research residency programme in domestic spaces that gives value and delivers new ways of doing and relating to each other by sharing our day-to-day life. We seek to create effective and affective ties between artists, curators, researchers and the rest of cultural agents, transforming our homes into places of encounter that give born to new practices from shared intimacy.
Altofest International Contemporary Live Arts Festival by TeatrInGestAzione
Cities: Napoli, Italy
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, since 2011
Since 2011, every year, in different areas of the city, Naples’ citizens become Altofest’s space donors, welcome national and international artists in their private spaces, offering the gift of their hospitality and accommodation. The whole “fest” is conceived and built as a shared and extended work: the artistic direction puts in relation every proposal with citizens and their spaces following a uniform dramaturgy, making the entire Altofest a total play.
stay hungry by Michel Aniol, Meike Kuhnert
Cities: berlin, germany
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, Visual & performance art, since 2014
stay hungry is an artist-run, independent and non-commercial project, that realizes a multilayered and interdisciplinary program in dialogue and collaboration with artists, curators and actors of the independent art and cultural scene. In 2016 stay hungry launched an interventional food series called Mobile Menu, that provides formal and / or content-related meal in connection with the respective exhibition topic and is severed on the finissage.
Zweite Wohnzimmerbiennale by collective
Cities: Vienna, Austria
Art genre: p, Visual & performance art, 2011
People provide access to their living space for one day and one night – thereby turning their living room into a temporary Offspace. This time, a large share in the seventh district opens its doors to the public – the exact address was announced by invitation.
Chambres d’amis by Curator: Jan Hoet Artists: Carla Accardi, Christian Boltanski, Raf Buedts, Daniel Buren, Michael Buthe, Jacques Charlier, Nicola de Maria, Luciano Fabro, Günther Förg, Jef Geys, Dan Graham, Milan Grygar, François Hers, Kazuo Katase, Niek Kemps, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Bertrand Lavier, Sol Lewitt, Danny Matthys, Gerhard Merz, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Helmut Middendorf, Juan Muñoz, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Bruce Nauman, Maria Nordman, Oswald Oberhuber, Heike Pallanca, Panamarenko, Giulio Paolini, Royden Rabinowitch, Norbert Radermacher, Roger Raveel, Wolfgang Robbe, Claude Rutault, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Remo Salvadori, Rob Scholte, Ettore Spalletti, Paul Thek, Niele Toroni, Charles Vandenhove, Philip Van Isacker, Jan Vercruysse, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Martin Walde, Lawrence Weiner, Robin Winters, Gilberto Zorio.
Cities: Ghent, Belgium
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 1986
The show placed art in 58 houses belonging to everyday townspeople, carrying the work outside the separate universe, the total institution, of the museum, to bring it within the private zone of the private home, an asocial place insofar as it is removed from the public arena. Not only –-as some sceptics might remark-– in the homes of extremely rich art collectors of people in the design trade nor in meeting-rooms of so-called ‘progressive’’ associations, nor in empty studios of obscure artists, but in all sorts of homes. The artists’ self-imposed task is to transform these spaces –-within the limits imposed by the owners or occupiers-– into something which can be dentified as ‘art’. (…)
minute/year by Kovács/O’Doherty
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2016-2018
Minute/Year is an automated, multi-year durational work, in which sound is automatically layered in a resonant space, for one minute each day, and then published online, daily, as audio and accompanying spectrogram image. Every day, for one minute, Minute/Year adds a new layer. The daily process goes like this: the sound that is occurring in a single ordinary living room space, during a single minute, is recorded. But, simultaneously, the previous day’s recording – of the sound of the same space 24 hours before – is played back into the space. So, each recording includes its predecessor, which includes its predecessor in turn, and so on, in a potentially infinite regression. Each day’s minute-long recording is then converted into a spectrogram – an image of the frequencies of the audio — and the two parts are then published online. This entire process is automated – it happens without any human involvement, and runs daily at 20:18 (in 2018). The space in which the piece occurs alters each year (Currently it is in Ladenkino, Berlin. In 2016, it was a room in a private apartment; in 2017, it was in Lütticher 5, an shared artist project and living space in Berlin).
house pARTy by July 1987: Călin Dan, Dan Mihaltianu, Wanda Mihuleac, Andrei Oișteanu, Decebal Scriba, Nadina Scriba, Dan Stanciu August 1988: Călin Dan, Teodor Graur, Iosif Kiraly, Dan Mihaltianu, Wanda Mihuleac, Andrei Oișteanu, Decebal Scriba, Nadina Scriba, Dan Stanciu co-acting: Bob (the house dog) camera: Ovidiu Bojor, Dan Mihaltianu digital transfer, post-processing, editing: Dan Mihaltianu
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 1987, 1988
house pARTy was an alternative and collective artistic manifestation, initiated by Nadina and Decebal Scriba in July 1987 and repeated in August 1988, at their home residence in Bucharest. The film of the two nights presents the installations, interventions and performances of the participants, prepared and realized in front of the video camera. Both the experimental nature of the artistic actions and their cinematic character make house pARTy a historic and aesthetic document unique in the history of visual arts in Romania.
project unite by Curator: Yves Aupetitallot
Cities: Firminy, France
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 1993
Turn right at the drug rehabilitation centre, left at the unfinished church and go straight past the empty concrete sports stadium and you arrive at Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in the small, post-industrial French town of Firminy. Symptomatic of most utopian housing projects, the North Wing of the apartment block was condemned and evacuated in 1983, since when it has remained unoccupied and shut off from the outside world. Earlier this year, as part of a campaign by the residents’ association to reopen the wing and gain official recognition of the importance of the site, Project Unité was organized to invite selected artists to exhibit in the dormant apartments of the North Wing.
98B COLLABoratory by 98B COLLABoratory
Cities: Manila, Philippines
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 2012 ongoing
98B COLLABoratory is an artist-run initiative and space in Manila, Philippines. We are a community + network + library + kitchen + shop. The idea is to have a setting where artists and creative individuals from other disciplines can interact and work together while presenting art, design and creativity in different possibleways.
Art genre: Galleries, 2017 -
AP. 1 is a domestic gallery, a day by day inhabited apartment transformed in a gallery showing exclusively to photography and her relatives. AP. 1 changes the exhibited photos a few times each year and invites people to see themOn regular days, we can schedule a visit on e-mail, a private message or by phone..
In a Room by Artists: Beuteltier & Claudia Heinzler, Björn Kühn & Anna Romanenko, Nick McHarg, Signe Raunkjær Holm and Emily Wardill / Curators: Lukas Ludwig, Johanna Markert, Florian Model / Organisation: anorak
Cities: Karlsruhe, Germany
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 22.04.2017-13.05.2017
“The ceiling and the floor fell in love, but only the wall knew.”*
Is this the outcome of them being close? Does this even seem plausible to you?
Imagine a narrative as a straight line that goes astray. Imagine it becoming a haunted space, a cluster of possibilities that constantly re-institutes itself. Would you still be able to trace the edges?
If narratives are sense-making tools, what’s the relationship between plausibility and causality? How do you navigate through a story without closure … where events become loose ends dangling next to each other, waiting for the accidental touch.
“In a Room” is an exhibition that explores some of those questions and more in the intimate space of artist Claudia Heinzler’s private apartment.
__ *Adam Rex, “Wall of Essence”, Magic the Gathering (Stronghold Expansion Pack 1998)
The show is the second chapter of anorak’s series “Mixed Feelings” curated by Lukas Ludwig, Johanna Markert and Florian Model.
Mildred’s Lane by Morgan Puett, Mark Dion, Grey Rabbit Puett
Cities: Delaware River Valley, United States of America
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 1998 - present
Mildred’s Lane is a rustic, 96-acre site deep in the woods of rural northeastern Pennsylvania. It is a home and an experiment in living. Mildred’s Lane attempts to coevolve a rigorous pedagogical strategy, where a working-living-researching environment has been developed to foster engagement with every aspect of life. The entire site has become a living museum, or rather – a new contemporary art complex(ity). It is now important to sidestep the debates around what is art ( or design, architecture and fashion) in order to activate these turbulent multiplicities. It is more a question of praxis and action, is it in an institution? Storefront? A gallery? Deep in the woods? At Home?
Letzte Wohnungen (Last apartments) by Theater Freiburg / Director Viola Hasselberg / Dramaturgy Jonas Görtz / Music Bernadette LaHengst / Costumes and set design Viva Schudt
Cities: Freiburg, Germany
Art genre: Theater, 2014-2016
The theater project “Letzte Wohnungen” (Last apartments) is a theatrical and discursive journey with very old and very young people in a home for senior-citizens: the Wohnstift Freiburg in south west Germany. A group of children and adolescents imagined a possible future in about 100 years’ time, when all problems regarding optimization of the human condition will have been solved: failed organs can be regrown instantly, life can be extended infinitely, sleep is abolished, natural birth no longer necessary. Realizing that something is missing in this world, they decide to travel back in time, to the year of 2016, where they will meet “old people”, something that no longer exists. The future’s “replicants” are all very old themselves, but since aging has been overcome as well, they all live in the everlasting bodies of youth. Back in time, our present, they engage with the elderly in their retirement home, where they meet and learn from a historical form of life: a life where experiences are made through the fundamental processes of growing, ageing and finally death.
The project was realised in a long-term commitment of about two years, during which weekly rehearsals with the inhabitants of the home – that averaged about 87 years of lifetime – took place. The performance itself was a course through several apartments where intimate scenes between the old and the young performers were presented in form of installation-style audio drama scenes. As a result, the spectators were able to not only be part of a theatrical performance, but could also experience a very private world of a generation with rather little contact to younger ones.
Olohuonenäyttely – Living Room Exhibition by Mikko Fritze
Cities: Helsinki, Finland
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2015
is an independent and portable exhibition format, which exhibits artworks of young European artists for two days in different private rooms of Helsinki. All kinds of contemporary art will be combined in a unconventional way and customized as a festival to the public.
g point by Krzysztof Franaszek
Cities: Warsaw, Poland
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, Visual & performance art, 2007 - 2013
The art studio “g – point” had place on 24 Poznańska street, Warsaw Poland. I rented it from the city. Beautiful place on the border of survived Warsaw. It was 100 square meters studio with a terrace on a roof. It was place for meeting friends and artists. We organized some shows and speeches. Also we lived, worked there making sculptures, drawings, video arts.
Wing by Leslie Van Eyck
Cities: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2015 ongoing
WING is a non profit platform for performance founded in 2015 hosting small scaled performances, workshops, residencies and other events on basis of sharing space, time and ideas in relation to the local environment and an international network of people.
Sonntag by Adrian Schiesser + April Gertler
Cities: Berlin, Germany
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2012 ongoing
We invite one artist to show their work within a domestic apartment context (the apartment is never that of the artist themselves) and we make that artist’s favorite cake – in our opinion the event in Joseph Beuy’s words is a social sculpture. The cake element references Kaffee und Kuchen German style but it is also another way for the viewing audience to understand and get a small insight into who the artist is.
Shifting Spaces by Sandra Gnjatović
Cities: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2014 - 2016
‘Shifting Spaces’ evokes physical and temporal awareness that arises when we allow ourselves to a slowed-down, sentient experience. When looking at global issues, it is important to take a local and human perspective to deconstruct the mental, physical, public and private space. During 44 Days, various artists inhabit W139, giving in to a sense of community and compassion. The artworks range from daily performances to an enormous mural and from video screenings to a teahouse. ART = LIFE = WORK”, Louwrien Wijer
CONDOMÍNIO – Festival of Local Culture at Domestic Spaces by Angela Rocha + Inês Alves + Leonor Carpinteiro + Lia Ferreira + Rita Mendes
Cities: Lisbon, Portugal; Évora, Portugal
Art genre: Multidisciplinary, 2014-today
Portuguese multidisciplinary cultural festival that started on May 2014, and is based in Lisbon. The festival takes place two to three times a year, always in different houses and neighborhoods, during one weekend, after launching an open call for projects and houses. Anyone can apply to host the festival or to propose an activity. After the selection being done by the organization, each edition takes place in two private houses, which are occupied with a variety of innovative projects related to art, culture, ecology and social topics.
CONDOMÍNIO main aims are the promotion of local artists/thinkers and others whose work is connected to the city/urban space or presents alternatives to it; to develop unconventional venues while promoting the local architecture, using the potential of private spaces to provoke creative situations; and to create a platform where to exchange ideas in an informal, healthy, light and personal atmosphere, where a closer relation between audience and artists is possible.
So far, more than one hundred projects were presented in fourteen different houses or private spaces, helping to establish many new collaborations between artists, hosts and audience.
SALON DU SALON by Salon du Salon
Cities: Marseille, France
Art genre: Galleries, 2013 - ongoing
Salon du Salon is an art space located in the double living room of an apartment, a place in which a domestic exhibition related to publishing is provided. Les éditions Salon du Salon publish editions with artists they are related to. •
Salon du Salon est un espace d’art situé dans le double salon d’un appartement, lieu dans lequel est proposé un accrochage domestique lié à l’édition.Les éditions Salon du Salon réalisent des éditions avec les artistes avec lesquels elles sont en lien. Salon du Salon est une association à but non lucratif.
Roma Arts by Roy Voragen
Cities: Bandung, Indonesia
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2012 - 2013
Roma Arts promotes passionate,ambisious, focused ways of producing presenting, experiencing and writing about the divers form of arts. In 2012 Roma Art initiated a residency program to foster creative person to person contacts. The artist were hosted in the home of the curator.
private movement spaces by Simone Rueß
Cities: Stuttgart, Germany; Paris, France; Dijon, France; Berlin, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; Ulm, Germany
Art genre: Visual & performance art, since 2005
Temporarily inhabiting flats of others, getting used to their space, the structure of the flat, its mesures and the objects in each flat. Producing routines in spaces that usually influence the routines of their owners. Collecting the traces of daily movements in sketches and photographs. Movements over a longer time summed up to a simultaneity are showing the certain movement space of each flat, made visible in drawings and objects.
Prostor by civic organization Prostor
Cities: Banja Luca, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2015
Project “PROSTOR” (in English: Space) from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was founded as civic association, non-governmental and non-profit art platform located in an apartment of 37m2, which is based on values such as interdisciplinarity and cooperation.”Space” is created with aim to draw attention to the need for space for contemporary art and to point out on its significance. Guided by this idea, while listening to public conversations and following researches and debates, we have noticed that the them often raised issue is about the position and articulation of youth, especially of renowned artists in the local and wider, regional and international scene.
PANORAMA media project by concept: Lilla Váczi, Adela Muntean
Cities: Cserhátszentiván, Hungary
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2016
The aim of the PANORAMA media project was to processed the Cserhátszentiván (is a small village in northern Hungary) in an audiovisual way. This village is 800 years old, but now only 100 people live here, so soon this cummunity will disappear. The finished works (photos and videos of the village) were exhibited in an empty house, was like memories of Cserhátszentiván. The implementation of the project of the Tű Fokán Art Festival is made possible.
Ibsen to my living room! (Hedda Gabler) by dollardady's (Dollár Papa Gyermekei)
Cities: Budapest, Hungary
Art genre: Theater, 2010 ongoing
OVER 150 flats // dollardaddy’s gained awareness and popularity with their project called Ibsen to my living room! (Hedda Gabler). Their productions could be performed in any apartment, groups of friends or casual communities could order a performance of theirs, too.
lorgean theatre by Jean-Lorin Sterian
Cities: Bucharest, Romania
Art genre: Residencies, Theater, Visual & performance art, 2008 - 2014
lorgean theatre is the first romanian living-room theater, opened in december 2008, with the performance Home Alone. lorgean theatre involves theater and contemporary dance in the domestic spaces. lorgean theatre’s audience is as important as the performance. sometimes is part of the performance. At lorgean theatre the audience don’t pay the entrance fee, but bring objects related to the theme of the performance.
Gallery Mikhail by Madli Ehasalu
Cities: Tallinn, Estonia
Art genre: Galleries, Visual & performance art, 2016
Gallery Mihhail is an apartment gallery in Mustamäe, Tallinn. Honouring the tradition of apartment exhibitions, housing projects and the legacy of Le Corbusier, the gallery has taken its name from the famous 1980 Moscow Olympics mascot Мишка.
Inquiry Inc  by Format C art organization
Cities: Osijek, Croatia
Art genre: Galleries, Visual & performance art, 2015 ongoing
“Inquiry Inc.” is an Artist Run Center project, with an open public programme, based in a member’s house adapted into an open NGO headquarters with a gallery.
The aim of Inquiry Inc. is to articulate a space of contemporary artistic research and collaborative production, and to help affirm fresh paradigms of new media explored via applying processes of co-creation and distributive knowledge. Our frequent activities (expos, talks, workshops, screenings, …) are open to our local and online communities and they are meant to develop a transdisciplinary and an intergenerational dialogue.
HomeFest by Homemade Culture
Cities: Bucharest, Romania
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2014 - ongoing
HomeFest is the first cultural Romanian festival that takes place only in houses and apartments. If city halls take care of facades, we propose an interior rehabilitation through art events. HomeFest is a project initiated by lorgean theatre, the first theater apartment in Romania. Since 2014, HomeFest brings the artistic experiments in domestic spaces, transforming living rooms and bedrooms in a stage, offering a good opportunity to meet your neighbors elsewhere than in front of the block or at the market.
Homemade Gallery by Homemade Gallery
Cities: Milan, Italy
Art genre: Galleries
Homemade gallery is an idea, an initiative and a space that is born to host the creativity of young artists. Our space is nor a gallery or a museum, but a home that welcomes art lovers of every kind and age and hosts the work designed by the most creative minds. Guests can explore with absolute freedom the rooms of the house, between couches and bookshelves, desks and chairs, along a path intimate that allows everyone to relate to the works and artists in a friendly context.
Heart-shaped Cookie by Li Lorian and Dafna Argaman
Cities: Jerusalem, Israel
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2015
A collaboration between two women, mother and daughter, who are sharing openly different experiences. In the living room, a space of hosting and encounter, the two touch upon feminine sexuality and desire trying to unravel the silence and silencing in society.
Abia astept by Enrico Bernardis
Cities: Bucharest, Romania
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2014
This is a project that merges reflections about life, death, our relationship with new tecnologies and the idea of memories with Italian pregiudices about Rumanian people. I have taken a stone from a construction site in Bucharest that was paving with new stones a part of the Revolution Square (Piața Revoluției) between the Memorial of Rebirt (Memorialul Renaşterii) and the Ministry of Interiors and I have asked to an engraving laboratory to do my personal gravestone.
IŠTRAUK MANE by Enrico Bernardis
Cities: Vilnius, Lithuania
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2012
This project has as subject the production of a new sweet created joining two already existing recipes: in the encounter both the recipes lose their origins and meaning and merge complementarly to represent and give shape to a story inspired by episodes that came from the novel by Thomas Mann “The young Joseph“. The recipes chosen for this project are Sakotis and Tiramisù.
Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale by Anna Buyvid, Anna Khodorkovskaya
Cities: Amsterdam, Netherlands Kiev, Ukraine Perm, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Dallas, USA Krems, Austria Bucharest, Romania Tampere, Finland Athens, Greece Tel Avib, Israel
Art genre: Worldwide events, 2016 ongoing
Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale is a new formation, whose mission is to create an opportunity of innovative union and mobilise self-organizing in the arts on a global scale. Artist’s studios and apartment galleries as alternative exhibition spaces have rarely been included in popular art history. It is time to change it. During the WASBiennale, a number of exhibitions and various art events will take place in artist studios, apartment galleries and even private spaces all over the world over the world at the same time.
8performancetheater by Alexandru Nagy – artistic director Adrian Petrariu, Florentina Ciocănea producers
Cities: Bucharest, Romania
Art genre: Theater, 2015 ongoing
8pt is an itinerary performative platform, challenging audiences to discover new spaces. No stage, no curtain, no backstage. Performers and audience in the same square meter, at the distance of only a breath.
Berliner Zimmer by David Pollmann
Cities: Berlin, Germany
Art genre: Visual & performance art, 2016
A series of exhibitions, every single one with a different theme, starting with «offen/open», continuing with «geschlossen/closed», and so on. BERLINER ZIMMER focusses on body-related and performative artwork. It is held in private apartments in Berlin and elsewhere. The exhibitions are individually themed. Address on request.