Gogova Foundation

The Gogova Foundation is proud to announce an open call for participation in its third artists residency. The applications received will be reviewed by an Expert Committee, who will announce the recipient in January 2018. The selected artist will present a solo project in Karachaevo-Cherkessia in March 2018.

In 2017, the Gogova Foundation launched a residency for emerging artists. For its first year, the program was based in an exhibition space in the center of the historic Old City of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. In 2018, the residency will relocate to the village of Bukovo in Nizhny Arkhyz, a region of the Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia.

The Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessia, its natural landscapes and cultural heritage, the ecological attributes of the region, the Republic's various religious monuments and ethnic diversity—all of these features combine to offer artists a unique opportunity for the research and creation of new works. The territory is home to the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, one of the buildings of the dedicated research town that will serves as the exhibition space for the artists residency. Having celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Nizhny Arkhyz remains the largest such facility in the country, and host to the largest optical telescope in Eurasia. Its research town boasts a population of around one thousand inhabitants, who regularly hold scientific conferences, in addition to developing and implementing new technologies for studying Space.



Full-time, one to two months.


Painting/Drawing, Street art, Sculpture, Photography, Graphic Design, Video art, Sound art, New media art.

visiting artists

Vladimir Abikh