Off Season Artist Residency

Off Season is a residency programme that invites contemporary artists to live and work at the seaside, in areas usually thought of as one-dimensional tourist hotspots. For the first edition, five international artists working in different mediums, from visual arts to film to writing to sound spent three weeks in a small tourist resort, in October 2020, a period outside of the tourist season, during which the small village and sea side were free from tourists and tourism-oriented activity. The residency project aimed to bring new artistic perspectives into this location, facilitating artists’ research and dialogue with the current and historical context of the resort.

Using the metaphor of an imagined tourist agency, the project uses the language of tourism critically. The research process and residency outcomes are presented online and offline in the frame of “exhibitions as Tourist Agencies” in the partners’ cities. The exhibitions were organised in Autumn 2021 in Tirana, Albania and Bucharest, Romania, and will return to Radhima, Albania in Spring 2022.

For more info: Off Season Artist Residency

1st Edition Residency:
01 – 21 October 2020

October 15th – November 7th 2021
Off Season Tourism Agency Tirana
Bulevard Art and Media Institute

Supported by:
Goethe Institut

photos by Giulia Dajci