Kooshk Residency announced the names of 4 artists selected for the first edition of Kooshk Artist Residency Award (KARA 2015).
Following the open and free online application procedure, the 5 respected international members of the jury, consisting of Alessio Antoniolli – Director of Gasworks, Tooraj Khamenehzadeh – Artist, Curator and Program Manager of Kooshk Residency and Co-Founder and a Member of the Board of Directors of Rybon Art Center, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith – Critic, Curator and Senior Lecturer in Irish language and literature at University College Dublin, Bisi Silva – Curator and the Founder/ Director of Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA, Lagos) and Pooja Sood – Curator, Director of KHOJ International Artists’ Association and Founding Director of ARThinkSouthAsia, selected 4 artists from 247 applications coming from 70 different countries.
The list of the KARA winners is as below:
Kevin Gaffney from Ireland – Cinema
Sandra Stanionyte from Lithuania – Performance
Abel Korinsky from Germany – Music
ٍElena Artemenko from Russia – Visual Art