KEX Residency
Kunsthalle Exnergasse

KEX Residency


Open Call: Artist Residency in Tokyo 2019

Kunsthalle Exnergasse (KEX) is launching a call for applications for a 3-month artist residency in Tokyo in 2019. This call is part of a residency exchange program between KEX and Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS).

TOKAS has been operating artist-in-residence programs for international creators to stay, engage in creation and conduct research activities since 2006. TOKAS Residency has served as a creative platform for creators in all stages of career to meet and generate interactive communication.
KEX is a non-profit art space located in WUK Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus in Vienna. KEX defines itself as an open platform for the presentation and realization of projects involving innovative and experimental contemporary art. Since 2012, KEX awards grants for artist and research residencies.

What does the program offer?
The program offers a space to live, a space to work, and the opportunity to experience the unique environment in Tokyo, a city where tradition and leading-edge technologies and culture coexist. Furthermore, the artist will receive a grant for living expenses (1.300,- € per month) and a refund for travel costs (up to 1.000,- €).

What length of residency is available and when?
The duration of the residency will be three months, starting in the beginning of September 2019 and ending in the end of November 2019.

Who should apply?
The residency is for visual artists with their main place of residence in Austria. Please note that applications from artists who previously have participated in TOKAS programs as well as applications from students cannot be accepted. Excellent English skills (written and spoken) are required.

When and how can I submit my application?
Artists can apply online between September 5 and October 5, 2018. Deadline for submissions is October 5, 2018

Guidelines and FAQs for applicition






Grant for artist / research residency at KEX Studio
Beginning in 2012, the Kunsthalle Exnergasse (KEX) awards grants for artist / research residencies at KEX Studio, respectively of one to three months. Presently, the selection of the residents takes place in a constant cooperation with national and international institutions and groups from the broader field of innovative artistic practice and research.
The KEX Residency program is initiated by Kunsthalle Exnergasse (KEX) in collaboration with the Workshop Sector (WSB), member of the WUK organisation. 


Jelena Vanoverbeek – artist in residence
October-December 2018
In collaboration with Wiels, Brussels (BE)

Otto Karvonen (FI) – artist in residence
Marcus Neustetter (ZA) – artist in residence
Bronwyn Lace (ZA) – artist in residence
September 2018
In collaboration with CrossSections

Rashmi Viswanathan – researcher in residence
July-August 2018
In collaboration with RU, New York (US)

Behzad K. Noori (IR/SE) – artist in residence
Benji Boyadgian (FI/PS) – artist in residence
June 2018
In collaboration with CrossSections

Enric Fort Ballester – artist in residence
April-May 2018
In collaboration with Hangar, Lisbon (PT)

Julia Haugeneder – artist in residence
February 2018
In collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts / Graphic Arts and Printmaking Techniques, Vienna (AT)

2017 and beyond

Basak Senova – researcher in residence
July 2017 - January 2019
In collaboration with NOMAD, Istanbul (TR)

Örn Alexander Ámundason – artist in residence
April-June 2017
In collaboration with Kling & Bang, Reykjavik (IS)

Sulaïman Majali – artist in residence
February-March 2017
In collaboration with Transmission, Glasgow (GB)


Paula Flores, Tijuana (MX) – artist in residence
October-December 2016
In collaboration with senseight, Los Angeles (US)

Sadie Suhodolli – artist in residence
September 2016
In Kollaboration mit Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina (XK)
In the framework of West Balkan Calling

Björn Norberg – researcher in residence
July-August 2016
In collaboration with tsnoK (SE)

Vova Vorotniov – artist in residence
March 2016
Volodymyr Kuznetsov – artist in residence
April-May 2016
In collaboration with The School of Kyiv - Kyiv Biennial 2015 (UA)

Sara Fattahi (SY) – artist in residence
February 2016


Anne Kranenborg – artist in residence
October-December 2015
In collaboration with Stroom, The Hague (NL)

Amer Akel – artist in residence
June-September 2015
In collaboration with AllArtNow, Damascus (SY)

Helene Kazan – artist in residence
February-May 2015
In collaboration with Atfal Ahdath art collective, Beirut (LB), and Lina Morawetz


studioBASAR – artists in residence
Oktober-December 2014
In collaboration with, Bucuresti (RO)

Raed Rafei – artist in residence
September 2014
In collaboration with 98WEEKS / RESEARCH PROJECT, Beirut (LB)

Siniša Labrovic – artist in residence
July 2014
In collaboration with MMSU, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka (HR)

Julia Entner, Janine Jembere, Emilia Muller-Ginorio, Julia Scott – artists in residence
January - March 2014
In collaboration with Cinenova Distribution (GB)


Serge Attukwei Clottey – artist in residence
September - December 2013
In collaboration with Nubuke Foundation, Accra (GH)

Jenifer Evans, Hady Kamar, Taha Belal – artists in residence
June - July 2013
In collaboration with Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo (EG)

Hyung Min Yoon – artist in residence
January - April 2013
In collaboration with Audain Gallery, Vancouver (CA)


Bogdan Ghiu, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, Raluca Voinea – artists in residence
October - December 2012
In collaboration with IDEA arts + society (RO)

Kathy Slade – artist in residence
April - June 2012
In collaboration with Audain Gallery, Vancouver (CA)

Michael Staab – artist in residence
February - March 2012
In collaboration with LABOR, Cologne (DE)

Vasily Subbotin – artist in residence
January 2012
In collaboration with KICA – Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art, Krasnodar (RU)
In the framework of Black Sea Calling

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