The Boghossian Foundation Residency seeks to welcome artists from all backgrunds at the Villa Empain.

The former housekeaper’s building in the garden, restored and opened in 2010, offers a calm time and place for artists to develop their practice, all the while drawing inspiration from a dynamic cultural environment.

Faithful to its mission of promoting dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures, the Foundation encourages exchanges with the Middle East. Each year, the award winners of the Prize of the Boghossian Foundation in Lebanon are invited to stay at the Villa. Three Armenian artists are also welcomed annually, in collaboration with Creative Armenia.

As a laboratory for ideas and contemporary creation, the Residence is a place of sharing and of international encounters between artists, curators, writers and scientists.

Residence at the Villa Empain

Artists wanting to join the Residency programme can apply throughout the year.

For Brussels-based artists, the Foundation offers an external residency with access to the Residence studio during the Villa Empain’s opening hours.

The Foundation covers travel expenses for artists from abroad.

The length of the stay is from two to three months depending on the project and the availability of the facilities.

The residency building consists of a common area (living room, kitchen, bathrooms) and three individual bedrooms. The studio, available 24/7, is also shared between the artists in Residence.

If you’re interested in participating in the Boghossian Foundation Residency program, please complete the application form with the required information as a single PDF file with a white background to the provided contact address.

Project proposal

A 400-words proposal explaining what you intend to accomplish during your residency at the Boghossian Foundation. For example, this can be a series of works or methods to be explored during your time here. We are interested to know how a residency at the Foundation will benefit your practice. We are also aware that projects change and evolve.

RESUME

A resume that details your artistic career: education, exhibitions, residencies, awards, etc. Résumés serve to contextualize the work: an artist’s career point, publication, or exhibition history is not a determining factor in the attribution of this residency.

Statement

A 500-words statement directly related to the work sample submitted. Explain your clear artistic vision as it is exemplified in your work samples.

Visual materials

10 images or 3 videos labelled according to your list of works.

List of works

Stating title, material, dimensions and date.

Application form

Application deadline: Sunday 29 September 2024

The jury examines the applications once a year

Contact
T. +32 2 627 52 30
E. residency@boghossianfoundation.be

 

They lived at the Villa Empain

Since the opening of the Residence in 2010, the Boghossian Foundation has welcomed nearly 200 artists, writers, researchers, scientists and curators of 28 different nationalities.

Residents 2024

Angélique Aubrit (France), Narek Barseghyan (Armenia), Ludovic Beillard (France), Christian Fogarelli (Italy), Shamiram Khachatryan (Armenia)

Residents 2023

Rudy Ayoun (France), Romain Bernini (France), Agathe Bokanowski (France), Jeroen Boone (Belgium), Federico Clavarino (Italy), Caroline Cuzin (France), Julien Deprez (France), Pawel Dziadur (Poland), Darja Esser (Germany), Matteo El Khodr (Great Britain), Ezgi Elkirmis (Turkey), Lena Marie Emrich (Germany), Raymond Gemayel (Lebanon), Sébastien Gouju (France), Rita Josy Haddoub (Lebanon/USA), Sina Hensel (Germany), Alessandro Ienzi (Italy), Tami Izko (Italy), Léa Kadian (Belgium), Nikolay Karabinovytch (Ukraine), Elias Kurdy (Syria), Irina Kurtishvili (Georgia), Carole Marque-Bouaret (France), Zora Mann (Germany), Gohar Martyrosyan (Armenia), Dima Matta (Lebanon), Rehan Miskci (Turkey), Brice Oziel (France), Charlie Prince (Lebanon), Romain Ruiz-Pacouret (France), Sara Sallam (Egypte), Iéva Saudargaité (Lithuania/Lebanon), Janine Soper (USA), Sevana Tchakerian (Armenia/France), Nina Tomàs (France/Luxembourg), Claire Vaudey (France), Younes Zarhoni (Belgium)

Residents 2022

Makram Aboul Hosn (Lebanon), Tigran Arakelyan (Armenia), Jacques Averna (France), Gayane Avetissian (Armenia), Nermine El Ansari (France), Thomas Bakker (The Netherlands), Keren Benbenisty (Israel/France/USA), Amélie Berrodier (France), Ionian Bisai (Albania), Are Blytt (Norway), Samah Boulmona (Lebanon), Lucienne Cole (Great Britain), Anna Davtyan (Armenia), Trui Demarcke (Belgium), Aline Forçain (France), Veronica de Giovanelli (Italy), Pascal Hachem (Lebanon), Ulla Hase (Germany), Ali Hout (Lebanon) Annick Kayitesi-Jozan (Rwanda), Aurora Kiraly (Romania – with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute of Brussels), Nina Kurtela (Croatia), Alexandre Paulikevitch (Lebanon), Lisa Plaut (France), Niels Poiz (Belgium), Delphine Pouillé (France), Lola Reboud (France), Omnia Sabry (Egypt), Marco de Sanctis (Italy), Vittorio Santoro (Switzerland/Italy), Frank Smith (France), Sotiris Tsiganos (Greece), Celine Vahsen (Belgium), Michiko Van de Velde (Belgium), Yasen Vasilev (Bulgaria), Masha Wysocka (Belgium/Spain), Xie Lei (China)

Residents 2021

Ghaith Abi Ghanem (Lebanon), Tigran Amiryan (Armenia), Celine Aernoudt  (Belgium), Yasmina Benabderrahmane (France), Loren Britton (Germany), Paolo Cavinato (Italy), Ely Dagher (Lebanon), Gijs de Heij (Belgium), Fotis Flevotomos (Greece), Alexis Gallissaires (France), Heba Habib (Egypt), Marie-Jeanne Hoffner (France), Alexandra Huddleston (USA), Luke James (France), Felix Kinderman (Germany), Guillaume Lebelle (France), Jad Melki (Lebanon), An Mertens (Belgium), Lucian Moriyama (USA), Marwan Moujaes (Lebanon), Houda Moussa (Syria), Kika Nicolela (Brazil), Xenia Nikolskaya (Russia), Rima Pipoyan (Armenia), Grazyna Roguski (Germany), Halim Sabbagh (Lebanon), Miguel Sanchez Bastida (Spain), Amélie Scotta (France), Corine Shawi (Lebanon), Guillaume Slizewicz (Belgium), Maya Yammine (Lebanon)

Residents 2020

Paula Almiron (Belgium), Mahmoud Bichtawi (Palestine), Pamela Breda (Italy), Marine Pagès (France), Clément Carat (France), Gianluca Cosci (Belgium), Carole Fékété (France), Alexis Gallissaires (France), Ophelia Harutyunyan (Armenia), Jason Hendrik Hansma (The Netherlands), Remi Itani (Lebanon), Isabel Mehl (Germany), Remco Roes (Belgium), Koenraad Claes (Belgium), Usoa Fullaondo (Spain), Charbel Abi Azar (Lebanon), Natasha Karam (Lebanon), Aine Mc Bride (Ireland)

Residents 2019

Gia Abrassart (Belgium), Nasser Al-Salem (Saudi Arabia), Jacopo Belloni (Italy), Phoebe Berglund (USA), Simon Deppieraz (Switzerland), Islam Elnebishy (Egypt), Nazanin Fakoor (Iran), Vigen Galstyan (Armenia), Noa Giniger (Israel), Maria Kassab (Lebanon), Fleur Khani (Belgium), Jiana Kim (Korea), Ruben Malayan (Armenia), Nelly Maurel (France), Sandrine Pelletier (Switzerland), Thomas Perino (France), Oliver Rohe (France/Lebanon)

Residents 2018

Lauri Astala (Finland), Hrachya & Sevak Avanesyan (Armenia), Anastasia Bay (France), Hélène Barrier (France), Abdelkader Benchamma (France), Phoebe Berglund (USA), Elina Brotherus (Finland), Gregory Buchakjian (Lebanon), Alex Chalmers (Great Britain), Abdessamad El Montassir (Morocco), Hala Ezzedine (Lebanon), Marco Godinho (Portugal), Elsie Haddad (Lebanon), Tom Jacobs (The Netherlands), Giuseppe Lana (Italy), Clara Madaro (Italy), Randa Maroufi (Morocco), Christopher Matthews (USA), Inge Nabuurs (The Netherlands), Amanda Riffo (France), Jo Sanders (USA), Julien Saudubray (France), Maria Sideri (Greece), Keong-A Song (Korea), Jinoos Taghizadeh (Iran), Adam Vačkář (Czech Republic), Erwin Van Doorn (The Netherlands), Jacques Vartabedian (Lebanon), Merle Vorwald (Germany), Varduhi Yeritsyan (Armenia)

Residents 2017

Alexandre Achour (France), Sophia Al-Maria (Qatar/USA), Monira Al Qadiri (Kuweit), Charbel-Joseph Boutros (Lebanon), Andre Chami (France/Lebanon), Adrien Cicero (France), Sandhya Daemgen (USA), Dong Da Wei (Korea), DD Dorvilier (USA), Chloé Dugit-Gros (France), Mayssa Fattouh (Liban), Elie Godard (France), Judith Goudsmit (The Netherlands), Danya Hammoud (Lebanon), Jamila Johnson Small (UK), Justin Kennedy (USA), Fleur Khani (Belgium), Christopher Kirubi (UK), Maria Kuran (Lebanon), Carolyn Lieba (USA), Chooc Ly Tan (France), Christopher Matthews (USA), Lina Morawetz (Austria), Karthik Pandian (USA), Thomas Proksch (Austria), Rafay Rashid (Pakistan), Will Rawls (USA), Stéphanie Saadé (Lebanon), Eszter Salamon (France), Diana Sargsyan (Armenia), Mårten Spångberg (Sweden), Elisabeth Sutherland (Ghana), Else Tunemyr (Germany), Frank Wasser (Ireland), Vasilis Zarifopoulos (Greece)

Residents 2016

Conor Creaney (Ireland), Joshua Dubler (USA), Leland de la Durantaye (USA), Andrew Durbin (UK), Moriah Evans (USA), Elizabeth Gaffin (USA), Agnieska Gratza (Poland), Andrew Hardwidge (UK), Janine Harrington (UK), Deanna Havas (USA), Rajkamal Kahlon (USA), Waqas Khan (Pakistan), Prem Krishnamurthy (USA), Seung-Min Lee, Nicola Lees (UK), Ariane Loze (Belgium), Sahra Motalehbi (USA), Marlie Mul (The Netherlands), Giles Round (UK), Tino Sehgal (Germany), Mariana Telleria (Argentina), Alvaro Urbano (Spain), Dorothea von Hantelmann (Germany), Andros Zins-Browne (USA)

Residents 2015

Erik Bullot (France), Adam Harvey (USA), Iocose (Italy), Pravdoliub Ivanov (Bulgaria), Alain Josseau (France), Khachatur Khobelyan (Armenia), Michael Kroeger (Germany), C. Love (USA), Pierre Malphettes (France), Christian Moeltner (Germany), Eden Morfaux (France), Stefan Opitz (Germany), Zaven Sargsyan (Armenia), Moussa Sarr (France), Björn Schülke (Germany)

Residents 2014

Gregor Hildebrandt (Allemagne), Cyprien Parvex de Collombey (France/Switzerland)

Residents 2013

Yaacov  Agam (France/Israel), Fayçal Baghrice (France/Algeria), Basserode (France), Abdelkader Benchamma (France), Etienne Blondeau (France), Jonathan Bréchignac (France), Stéphanie Brouillet (France), Loris Cecchini (Italy), Miguel Chevalier (France), Attila Csögo (Hungary), Betty de Paris (France), Abdulrahman Katanani (Lebanon/Palestine), Zilvinas Kempinas (Lithuania), Sichiko Kodama (Japan), Bertrand Lamarche (France), Desmond Lazaro (India), Eric Le Maire (France), Shinichi Maruayama (Japan), Eric Moinet (France), David Rosenberg (France), Aurélie Samuel (France), Petroc Sesti (UK), Pierre Sterckx (Belgium)

Residents 2012

Ayman Baalbaki (Lebanon), Mohamad-Saïd Baalbaki (Lebanon), Céline Cléron (France), Zena El Khalil (Lebanon), Najla El Zein (Lebanon), Jean-Marcel Humbert (France), Hiba Kalache (Lebanon), Karen Kalou (Lebanon), Taline Kechchian (Lebanon), Cristiano Leone (Italy), Alfred Tarazi (Lebanon)

Residents 2011

Ali Assaf (Iraq), Annie Bascoul (France), Hicham Berrada (Morocco/France), Céline Cléron (France), Nezaket Ekici (Turkey), Sirine Fattouh (Lebanon), Lea Golda Holterman (Israel), Marie-Rose Lortet (France), Simone Pheulpin (France), Xenia Politou (Greece), Pierrick Sorin (France)

Residents 2010

Edhem Eldem (Turkey), Frédéric Hitzel (France)