Residency 11:11 is an artist-led residency founded by Giulia Shah in collaboration with curator Mels Evers for emerging practitioners for whom it is relevant to spend time working in London. The programme aims to connect its guests to the city’s diverse communities, politics and artistic landscape, encouraging artists and practitioners to explore local collaborations. We support site specific research by opening up the programme’s network and contacts. By creating transnational connections Residency 11:11 asks questions about the role of the artist and how this can differ across borders, histories and economies.

In an uncertain time where it is difficult to afford time to live and work as an artist in a city like London, Residency 11:11 aims to open up dialogues between London-based artists and practitioners working further afield. This residency is a space to discuss, reflect, research and gain feedback on your practice. Offering housing and desk space, but no ‘conventional’ artist studio facilities Residency 11:11 is interested in proposals which considers the role of the artist and challenges how knowledge is generated and shared outside of the “studio”.

Giulia Shah is an artist and currently works as part of the duo Abel Shah, in collaboration with Alexandra Bell. Residency 11:11 is housed at their home in Hampstead. Working collaboratively, with an open and experimental approach, Abel Shah’s work investigates the relationship between object and image, (re)presentation of “things” in a virtual and physical world and structures of value. Engaged in research surrounding the ideas of power structures and disruption of singular knowledge, they are involved in many projects shifting the definitions of authorship and “the artist”, collaboration and pushing boundaries further than singular perspectives.

Mels Evers is an independent curator and holds the position of Assistant Curator, Displays at Tate Britain. At Tate he is involved in the development of trans-historical displays that resonate with current socio-political phenomena in the country. His most recent exhibition RE:Collecting, was on show until April 2019 in Museum Singer, the Netherlands, exploring the turbulent histories behind artworks that were acquired to be part of corporate collections. The project, initiated together with co-curator Hélène Webers, has been awarded the bi-annual Curatorial Prize of VBCN, the Foundation for Corporate Collections in The Netherlands.

Special thanks to Antonia Huber and Playground London for graphic design and support in setting up Residency 11:11 and offering space to house events throughout 2018. Also to Zsuza and Mirko at HOXTON 253 art project space, for their ongoing support in offering their time and space to accomodate and promote residency events.

We offer

+ Room in a shared flat with two London-based artists in Hampstead: private bedroom, private bathroom, desk in room, shared living room, shared kitchen.
+ Insight into a network of artists, makers and thinkers
+ Curatorial support
+ Opportunities to discuss work in crit group or one to one tutorial meetings
+ London’s large amount of institutions and organisations

11:11 doesn’t charge for rent but asks for a contribution of £20 per week towards bills/administration fees. (Charges are negotiable).