Open Call



With Funding
Oslo, Norway


Artists, designers, scientists, writers, psychologists, programmers, film- and video-makers, anthropologists and others based in Oslo, across Norway or internationally, are all welcome to apply. Selected residents will be part of a temporary community of between five and eight local and international participants. The residency will involve group activities, discussion and creative exchange around the residency theme, as well as time for independent working. Selection is based on applicants’ ability both to gain from, and contribute to, the activities of the month-long residency. English is the common language at PRAKSIS and residencies must be sufficiently fluent to participate in group discussion and activity. Residents are expected to involve themselves fully in the work of the residency: joining meals, participating in events and engaging with the resident community. Accepting a residency involves a commitment to participation for the full residency term.

Number of Participants

Two places are available for international residents. Places may be offered subject to securing support. Approximately four spaces are available to local residents. The residency will include scheduled and informal opportunities for critical/theoretical discussion, independent practice or research time, and group activities, including public events addressing the residency’s overall theme; introductions to Oslo’s art scene and its artists.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 10, 2020 - September 13, 2020


  • kr3,000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • kr75.00 application fee




Apartment, Private Room, Shared Bathroom



Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Professional Development, Readings, Visiting Professionals, Work Exchange, Workshops


Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Interdiscplinary Arts, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Sculpture, Tech, Textile, Thinkers, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology



Program Description

This residency is informed by Adam Peacock’s Genetics Gym project, developed while he was Designer-in-Residence at London College of Fashion’s Fashion Space Gallery. Applications are invited from investigators whose focus is on the modifiable human body as a medium of expression, experimentation, research and social interaction. Perfection / Speculation will connect with body cultures of the past, present and future. It is supported by a dynamic relationship between its two residency partners: the Vigeland Museum and queer live events co-ordinators Karmaklubb*. The project will revisit the work of Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) to investigate past and future constructions of gender, race, sexuality, age, body politics, and the notion of the ideal human. Building on Karmaklubb*’s agendas, it aims to probe the social and digital cultures arising from discussions and practices around genetics and the body.

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