October 16, 2019

Artist-in-Residence: INHABIT

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

BBB_, Fully Accessible Body, 2018. Performance, part of ArtLab live series, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics.

The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (MPIEA), Frankfurt/Main, proudly announces its new Artist-in-Residence program INHABIT. The program fosters the exchange between artists and scientists and enables new and challenging perspectives towards the research at the Institute. It calls on artists interested in cooperating with scientists from the humanities.

INHABIT invites artists from a wide range of visual and performing arts disciplines to spend three months at the institute and to develop a new work or elaborate on an existing project. Residents are expected to execute their project as a performance, exhibition, or concert in cooperation with a local exhibition venue. During the artists’ residence in Frankfurt, the MPIEA provides space and resources and thus facilitates an environment for experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration

Founded in 2013 and located in Frankfurt/Main, the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics explores in a joint effort of researchers from the humanities and the sciences who aesthetically appreciates what, for which reasons, and under which situational and historical circumstances, and analyzes the functions of aesthetic practices and preferences for individuals and societies. The MPIEA is currently the only research institution in the world that is solely dedicated to interdisciplinary research on aesthetic perception and evaluation. The MPIEA is one of 86 research institutions of the Max Planck Society, one of Europe’s leading organizations in the field of basic research. To learn more, visit our website.

Slots and deadlines:

Residency period: February–April 2020

Residency period: May–July 2020

Duration of residency: 3 months
Application deadline (extended): November 8, 2019

What we are looking for:
Applications from artists who are interested in the collaboration between the artistic and scientific fields and dedicate the residency period to research and the development of a new work.
–Openness in sharing and developing the project in an exhibition, performance, or concert.
–Artists who are active in contemporary culture and respond to the Institute with innovative and challenging ideas.
–Willingness to meet on a weekly basis with the curatorial team to follow up and provide feedback.

What we offer:
–Artist’s fee: 6,000 Euro.
–Accommodation fee: 2,000 Euro.
–Production budget depending on the project.
–Technical and administrative support in the realization of the final project.
–Travel costs to/from and in Frankfurt.
–Collaborations with scientists and researchers.
–Access to the Institute’s library, sound studio, and scientific facilities.
–Curatorial support during the residency.

How to apply:
–Artist’s statement (describing your practice, concepts, methods etc.).
–Proposal of suggested work / project which outlines the scientific interest and linking to the
–Institute (description, technical rider, images etc.), max. 2 pages.
–Portfolio of works.

Please send all documents and availabilities to: inhabit [​at​]

Thank you!

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