Anu Vahtra announced as the recipient of ISCP studio grant in New York

The Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 open call for the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) residency in New York. An international jury consisting of Kari Conte (ISCP), Alaina Claire Feldman (Independent Curators International ICI), Margot Samel (GRIMM gallery), Maaike Gouwenberg (Performa17 / A.P.E. / Deltaworkers), and Karin Laansoo (ECADC) has awarded the grant to Anu Vahtra.


Emphasising the artist’s conceptually strong practice as well as her frequent exhibitions in Estonia and internationally, the jury agreed to award the grant to Anu Vahtra, pointing out that the residency would come at a perfect time for her career.


In preparation for her forthcoming exhibition, Anu Vahtra will be using her time at the ECADC-ISCP residency for research purposes, spending time at the archives of Dia Art Foundation. The ECADC-ISCP residency also involves regular studio visits with curators and participation in the annual ISCP Open Studios event.


Founded in 1994, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program. Until now over 1,240 artists and curators from more than 70 countries, including the United States, have undertaken residencies at ISCP. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP organizes exhibitions, events, and off-site projects that are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences.


Anu Vahtra’s participation in the ECADC-ISCP residency in New York has been supported by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) and the Estonian Ministry of Culture.



Photo: Anu Vahtra. Courtesy of the artist