AAIR

Ploegstraat 27
B—2018 Antwerp

INFO

  • AAIR is a artist-oriented organization that grants time, space and mobility to national and international artists. AAIR wishes to create a sustainable context for artistic development.

    AAIR:

    AAIR operates from a location in the heart of Antwerp clustering the various ambitions of the organization. The director’s house of the former biscuit factory De Beuckelaer, behind the Antwerp Zoo, houses three living and working spaces for international residents, the collective workspace of the annual international development platform STRT Kit, and the organization’s office. In the monastery nextdoor, AAIR rents out 30 affordable workspaces to 50 artists.

    AAIR emerged from the synergy between Air Antwerpen and Studio Start. Both organizations have long endeavoured to create an ideal working environment for artists; Studio Start targeted Antwerp artists and creative entrepreneurs, while AIR Antwerpen concentrated on international visual artists. Over the course of eight years, an ongoing conversation between Studio Start and AIR Antwerpen led to an intensifying collaboration resulting in AAIR’s long-term vision: a new artist-oriented organization whose mission, operation, and structure contributes to the careers of inter/national artists.

    Ploegstraat 27,
    2018 Antwerp
    info@aair.be
    +32 (0)3 430 80 20

    Greet Vlegels
    (general director)
    greet@aair.be
    +32 (0)494 54 87 03

    Alan Quireyns
    (artistic director)
    alan@aair.be
    +32 (0)471 41 78 79

    Philippe Verdonckt
    (building manager)
    philippe@aair.be
    +32 (0)474 56 48 77

    Charlotte Van Buylare
    (coordinator residencies and production)
    charlotte@aair.be
    +32 (0)485 87 09 97

    Isabel Van Bos
    (project coordinator STRT kit)
    isabel@aair.be
    +32 (0)486 33 65 67

    Steven Holsbeeks
    (coordinator spaces and communication)
    steven@aair.be
    +32 (0)486 68 92 70

    (coming soon)

    interested in:

    Program

    2019
    STRT kit 2019
    2019 - 2020
    Excavating Contemporary Archaeology
    2019 - 2020
    Everyday Forms of Resistance
    13.09 — 06.10.19
    STRT KIT #5 Objects vs. Things
    11.09 — 11.09.19
    17:45 19:30
    Screening and talk about the artistic research on the pré-Columbian art collection at MAS by Monica Restrepo
    08.03 — 12.03.19
    18:00 22:00
    Where are you from?
    01.09 — 02.09.18
    Open Studio’s 2018
    13.07 — 13.07.19
    20:00 23:59
    Event – david, the cop
    16.05 — 10.06.19
    Null Island
    28.11.18
    18:00
    The Living Room: Pepa Ivanova & Elvia Teotski
    06.12.18
    16:00
    The Living Room: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
    06.12.18
    18:00
    LODGERS#16: finnisage LODGERS
    07.01.19
    20:00
    film screening Saddie Choua & Stijn Van Dorpe
    13.03.19
    19:00 22:00
    Pantea Shayesteh & Sebastiaan Willemen (Chepas Collective)
    20.03.19
    19:00 22:00
    Publieke Bijeenkomst met Matěj Pavlík
    03.04.19
    19:30
    Hinterland Hub
    04.08.19
    16:00 17:30
    A conversation between Lina Laraki and Pieter Van Bogaert

    Residents

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    Anna Godzina

    Valentin Cernat

    Pierre Coric

    Maxim Ryckaerts

    Lola Daels

    Eva Van Tongeren

    Katinka de Jonge

    Nicoleta Moise

    Alice Pamuk

    Mónica Restrepo

    Stefan Cantante

    Alexis Gautier

    Wim Catrysse

    Lina Laraki

    Amalie Smith

    Matěj Pavlík

    Marnie Slater

    Cristina Lucas

    Pantea Shayesteh

    Sebastiaan Willemen (Chepas Collective)

    Pepa Ivanova

    Elvia Teotski

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    Ans Mertens

    Chloë Delanghe

    Céline Mathieu

    Puck Vonk

    Aura Rico

    LODGERS#16: Heterotropics

    Marc Buchy

    Pieter Geenen

    Maurice Doherty

    Gary Farrelly

    Merle Vorwald

    Tea Palmelund

    Lodgers#15: baumusik

    Bruno Zhu

    Romana Drdová

    Sidney Aelbrecht

    LODGERS#14: ARIA

    Koyuki Kazahaya

    Ksenija Jovišević

    Hemant Sareen

    LODGERS#13: Oushoorn & Milius

    Phumulani Ntuli

    Amir Farsijani

    Saddie Choua

    Line Boogaerts

    Tom Castinel

    Jeroen Bocken

    Polien Boons

    Amber Vanluffelen

    Karen Moser

    Mathieu Verhaeghe

    Kitty Kamp

    Ciel Grommen

    Luisa Ungar

    Lifepatch

    LODGERS#11: Drop City

    Koba De Meutter

    Paky Vlassopoulou

    Arnaud Eubelen

    Eva L’Hoest

    Rowan Van As

    Allon Kaye

    Jelle Spruyt

    Razen

    Wim Catrysse

    Aymeric De Tapol

    LODGERS#10: Jubilee

    Matin Abedi

    Ada van Hoorebeke

    Leda Bourgogne

    Scott Raby

    LODGERS#9: Hotel Charleroi

    Eduardo Cruces

    Tomáš Kajánek

    Tamara Van San

    Liesbet Grupping

    Nicolas Valckenaere

    LODGERS#8: Pages

    Elen Braga

    Jim Campers

    Ode de Kort

    Maika Garnica

    Timo van Grinsven

    mountaincutters

    Pierre Clèment

    Chantal Peñalosa

    Lodgers#7: lonelyfingers

    Marie Zolamian

    Jayne Dent

    Alexis Lagimodière-Grisé

    Roya Keshavarz

    Gauthier Oushoorn

    Serra Tansel

    Mirte Van Duppen

    Karl Philips

    Ani Schulze

    Luis Lázaro Matos

    Alberto García del Castillo

    Victoria Wigzell

    Robert Šalanda

    Niek Hendrix

    Levent Kunt

    Ghislain Amar

    Karolien Chromiak

    Jane Coppin

    Elise Eeraerts

    Daan Gielis

    Lodewijk Heylen

    Lore Van Roelen

    Nel Aerts

    Lennart Lahuis

    Baptiste Croze

    Volker Zander

    Yan Tomaszewski

    Maryam Ashkanian

    Bianca Baldi

    Timo van Grinsven

    Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen

    Donna Kukama

    Pieter Huybrechts

    David Armstrong Six

    Nihan Somay

    Joris De Rycke

    Simon Feydieu

    Stefanie Pretnar

    Bisan Abu-Eisheh

    Bert Jacobs

    Savage

    Nicholas J Hoffman

    Carla Filipe

    Laure Prouvost

    Oscar Murillo

    Augustas Serapinas

    Reg Carremans

    Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen

    Thomas Grødal

    Philippe Van Wolputte

    Fabian Rouwette

    Antoine Van Impe

    Xavier Mary

    Kasper Bosmans

    Claire Liengme

    Kato Six

    Jonathan De Winter

    Rumiko Hagiwara

    Mathilde Du Sordet

    Berten Jaekers

    Stine Marie Jacobsen

    Sarah Hendrickx

    Bhagwati Prasad

    Mark Luyten

    Memymom

    Johan Daenen

    Gwendolyn Lootens

    Post Brothers

    Naneci Yurdagül

    Luciana Lamothe

    Ilaria Lupo

    Edgardo Aragón

    Darren Roshier

    Philip Janssens

    Pedro Barateiro

    Isabelle Schiltz

    Mounira Al Solh

    Liesje De Laet

    André Romão

    Francesc Ruiz

    Ella de Burca

    Olivier Foulon

    Ryan Siegan-Smith

    Alicia Frankovich

    Nina Könnemann

    Arin Rungjang

    Stéphanie Giorgis

    Malthe Stigaard

    Caner Aslan

    Oscar Hugal

    Bradley Wester

    Roberta Gigante

    Nicolas Field

    Jaime Fennelly

    Pontogor

    OHNO COOPERATION

    Fritz Welch

    Lena Henke

    Michael Fliri

    Idan Hayosh

    Rachel Lowther

    Peeesseye

    Morten Norbye Halvorsen

    Matteo Lucchetti

    Luigi Coppola

    Danilo Correale

    Francisco Camacho

    Jim Skuldt

    Eylem Aladogan

    Pieter Vermeulen

    Kate McNamara

    Shaun Gladwell

    Hans Petri

    Goran Skofic

    Doa Aly

    Sophie Macpherson

    Paul Becker

    Nadia Hebson

    Alex Frost

    Mahmoud Refat

    Iman Issa

    Sepake Angiama

    Alien Oosting

    Sylvain Gélinotte

    Tobias Collier

    Jennifer Caubet

    Andreas Golinski

    David Maroto

    Lou Hubbard

    Open Calls

    AIR Frankfurt

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt, Germany
    period
    01.04.20 — 30.06.20
    deadline
    30.11.19

    STRT kit

    where
    AAIR
    period
    01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
    deadline
    15.09.2019

    STRT Kit supports emerging visual artists under 30 who work and/or live in Antwerp and stands for a collective workspace, a curated exhibition, a journey. Emerging artists use STRT Kit as an inspiration, a meeting point and a production house.

    The program operates as an international development platform by offering:
    – A collective work and project space located at the Ploegstraat  Antwerp, shared with the international residents of AAIR.
    – A weekly visitors program with fellow artists, curators and cultural producers focusing on the personal needs of the individual artist’s artistic practice.
    – An interview with HART magazine
    – An international project week (2015 – Beirut, 2016 – Athens, 2017 Israel- Palestine, 2018 – Cairo, 2019 – Morocco)
    – A curated group show in Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp
    – A collective publication

    Apply for STRT KIT:
    – cv + portfolio
    – A brief answer on the following question: “How does your artistic practice relate to the city?”

    in English -Merged in 1 PDF of max. 20 MB, before September 15, 23:59, 2019 to greet@aair.be

    Jury members 2019: Aneta Rostkowska, Dries Douibi, Gijs Milius, Laura Nsengiyumva and Alan Quireyns

    Selected artists will be announced in October, 2019.

    MeetFactory Praag

    where
    AAIR & MeetFactory, Czech Republic
    period
    01.01.2020 - 30.06.2020
    deadline
    31.08.2019

    Artistic Research Residency Programme on Industrial Heritage in Iran and Europa

    where
    AAIR
    period
    01.11.2019 - 30.11.2019
    deadline
    30.08.2019

    I_Portunus

    where
    All EU Member States and also Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo*, Norway, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia and Ukraine.
    period
    03.06.2019 - 24.06.2019
    deadline
    24.06.2019

    RAVI Liège

    where
    Residence Artistes Internationales Vivegnis, Liège
    period
    01.10.2019 - 31.12.2019
    deadline
    15.06.2019

    Artistes en Résidence, Clermont-Ferrand

    where
    AAIR Antwerp
    Artistes en Résidence, Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01.10.2019 - 30.11.2019 Antwerp
    01.04.2020 - 31.05.2020 Clermont-Ferrand
    deadline
    15.06.2019

    Lugar A Dudas, Cali

    waar
    Lugar A Dudas, Cali, Colombia
    periode
    01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019
    deadline
    15.04.2019

    Spaces

    De Blikfabriek – NEW PROJECT

    RAAT – NEW PROJECT

    Appelstraat, Borgerhoutbeschikbaar

    Cristal Monopole, Deurne

    De Wolkammerij, Hoboken

    Gijzelaarsstraat, Zuidbeschikbaar

    Hertstraat, Deurne

    Kielsevest, Antwerpen

    Klappeistraat, Antwerpen

    Kloosterstraat, Antwerpen

    Ploegstraat — Dominicanenklooster, Antwerpenbeschikbaar

    Ridder Van Parijsstraat, Merksembeschikbaar

    Zendelingenstraat, Borgerhoutbeschikbaar

    Reflection

    Article
    A window in the world.
    Essay
    The Temporary Resident, a sequel…
    Report
    STRT Kit #4: WE’RE THIS AND WE’RE THAT, AREN’T WE?
    Publication
    The Cabinet of Traces
    Publication
    STRT Kit 2017 (Publication)
    Report
    STRT Kit #3: Brief Flashes Against A World
    Publication
    STRT Kit 2016 (Publication)
    Report
    STRT Kit #2: In the wake of his surrounding, he fades
    Publication
    10 Stories of a journey
    Report
    STRT Kit #1: No Blossom No Moonlight
    Publication
    AIR Traces
    Publication
    De Kunstenaar & de Stad