Jordan Edge (Kiik Amor) in Baltic|States residency at NART

Jordan Edge. Photo: Aaron Wyld


Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Narva Art Residency (NART) and Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center are pleased to announce Jordan Edge (Kiik Amor) as Baltic|States Artist in Residence for 2024. They will participate in a residency at NART in Narva, Estonia this March. 


Jordan Edge (Kiik Amor) is a trans artist/curator from the North East of England working within the fields of experimental practice and sonic arts. Their world is based at the intersection of experience design, performance art, and trans-sonic world-building. They will focus their time at NART creating an immersive storytelling experience through physical and digital interpretations of the geopolitical relationships between the North East of England and the Baltic region. Edge/Amor has exhibited internationally at independent galleries, festivals, venues and institutions including: Royal Academy of Arts, London; OverKill Festival & Sick House, Netherlands; ACKUA Gallery, Kyoto and the Glass House International Centre for Music, Gateshead.


Baltic|States Residency Exchange Programme enables artist and curator research and professional development through a series of supported residencies, studio visits, curator study visits and commissions at Baltic, Gateshead and partner venues in the Baltic region. The programme builds relationships through cross-cultural exchange connecting artists, arts professionals and institutions. Baltic|States was first launched in 2019 with Lithuanian collaboration. Estonian and Latvian partners joined the program in 2023. Last July in 2023 Estonian artist Maria Kapejava participated in a residency at Gateshead for a month and another Estonian artist will be selected for the residency this Summer. 


The residency opportunity has been developed in partnership with NART, the Embassy of Estonia in London and the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC).