Cross-Hatchings: Perth–New Delhi Residency
Applications are now closed.
In 2024 PICA commences a partnership with Khōj, a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation based in New Delhi, India that is committed to supporting emerging, experimental and transdisciplinary creative practices and pedagogies. Both partners will host a mid-career artist for six weeks, responding to the particular thematic of the residency and with a preferred interest in community-responsive modalities. PICA’s partnership with Khoj enables artists to develop their work in new cultural contexts, building global networks and sharing their projects with new audiences.
City and Country
New Delhi, India
Khōj is a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation based in New Delhi. Through international, on-site, off-site and often hyper-local programs and residencies, Khoj supports and incubates experimental and transdisciplinary creative practices that look at art and its various intersections with other disciplines such as gender, urbanisms, ecology and technology.
The residency at Khōj provides time and space to artists to engage, respond and present their work in a historical socio-economic context, encouraging inclusivity, participation and artistic intervention in small but palpable ways. The residency acts as a platform for dialogue, supporting the development of personal artistic practices while building a network of interdisciplinary artists.
Six weeks between mid-March – mid-May 2024
The Khōj International Residency welcomes three international mid-career artists and one Indian artist onsite at the same time. The focus of this residency is to build a cohort of practitioners interested in the field of expanded craft, design and technology. Craft or crafting refers to the ways in which an object comes into form. Materiality, skill, repetition, tradition and historicity are core considerations in the process of crafting an object. Sharing histories with craft-based knowledge, design discourse articulates function and intention to objects, systems and environments. Technology – through the evolution of tools, machines and the digital – has played a significant role in the evolution of craft and design, making new contexts and transpiring new innovations. Through this residency, Khoj wishes to host critical artistic practices that situate the entanglement of craft and design in an ever-changing technological milieu.
Type of Studio
Own studio along with the use of a space for film screenings and/or events.
Shared living space with 3 bedrooms, a kitchenette, a lounge and a courtyard surrounded on all sides by independent studio facilities available to residents.
Wifi, basic tools available to be shared with other residents, artist library, media lab with photography equipment, sound recording, mixing desks, and video editing software.
Logistical support from staff, facilitated connections with local arts professionals, programming towards the residency, bringing in knowledge partners and interlocutors as required, promotion of open studio.
Opportunities to Present Work
Open studio event
Expectation of Artists
Artist talk/open studio event
Nearest International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Supported by North Metropolitan TAFE & Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries through a Sector Development Grant.