Selected artists for the artist-in-residence programme WEST BALKAN CALLING

West Balkan Calling | Artist-in-Residence Exchange Programme | organized by < rotor > center for contemporary art Graz and press to exit project space | selected artists: Velimir Zernovski and Wolfgang Obermair

press to exit project space is pleased to announce that the artist Velimir Zernovski was selected for one month residential stay in Graz, Austria, as part of the art residency project WEST BALKAN CALLING. His residencial stay in 2016. will be organized by <rotor> association for contemporary art.

press to exit project space proposed ten Macedonian artists, and on decision by the jury, the invitation for the art residency was addressed to Velimir Zernovski. The meeting of the jury, whose representatives were part of the organizations involved in the project, from Austria and the countries of the Western Balkans, was held in September in Vienna. At the same time, press to exit project will be the host organization for the residential stay of the Austrian artist Wolfgang Obermair in Skopje, Macedonia.

WEST BALKAN CALLING is an Artist-in-Residence Exchange Programme between 6 art institutions based in Southeast Europe and 5 art institutions in Austria, taking place in 2016. The project is organized by < rotor > center for contemporary art Graz (Austria) in collaboration with press to exit project space (Skopje, Macedonia), T.I.C.A. – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art (Tirana, Albania), Public ROOM (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina) Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art (Prishtina, Kosovo), Art Research Center 42° (Cetinje, Montenegro), Kontekst Collective / Zadruga Oktobar (Belgrade, Serbia), Cultural City Network (Graz, Austria), lend|hauer (Klagenfurt, Austria), AIR–ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (Krems, Austria), Atelierhaus Salzamt (Linz, Austria) and Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna, Austria).