20. April 2022
Call for art student
Lago Mio summer residency
Residency: 18 June – 17 August 2022
Application deadline: May 8
Selection date: May 15
The Lago Mio Lugano artist residency invites all Fine Arts students from Swiss art schools to apply for a two-month summer residency.
Lago Mio is facing a vibrant 2022, teaming up with the local Sonnenstube Offspace, Kunstverein SALTS in Basel, and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. During the time of the residency, our student guest will inhabit the apartment with a fellow resident from our partnership with Pro Helvetia as well as those Swiss Art Awards 2022 nominees participating in the residency program "Souvenir Souvenir", curated by Sonnenstube.
Please send your motivation video (wetransfer, 1 min.) or letter (1’000 characters) plus cv/portfolio (PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org (En/De/Fr, deadline 8.5.2022).
We offer free accommodation, 30.- per diem, and the possibility to participate in the program of Souvenir Souvenir. No obligations except the participation in an Open Studio.
For more information please contact email@example.com.
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18. März 2022
Project Quilombo coming to Lugano
Project Quilombo setting off on a trip around the world —
next stop Lago Mio Lugano artist residency —
please join us, with drinks & snacks
Lago Mio Lugano artist residency
Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 6pm
Exhibition: 14 April – 31 May 2022
QUILOMBO — TRI-CONTINENTAL RESEARCH & EXHIBITION PROJECT
with Carolina Brunelli, Stéphane Kabila, Joseph Kasau, Paulo Nazareth, Maya Quilolo, Wisrah Villefort, and contributions of Denise Bertschi and Orakle Ngoy. Curated by Samuel Leuenberger, Patrick Mudekereza and Benedikt Wyss.
Maya, Joseph and Carolina were our guests at Lago Mio Lugano artist residency in Lugano August—October.
This is a joint project by SALTS, Waza art center Lubumbashi and Lago Mio Lugano artist residency, in collaboration with Culturescapes 2021 Amazonia. With sincere thanks to kulturelles bl, Pro Helvetia Südafrika, Temperatio, Cantone Ticino, Città di Lugano and La Mobiliare.
Photo by Anja Karolina Furrer
20. October 2021
SALTS (CH), Waza art center Lubumbashi (DR Congo), and Lago Mio Lugano artist residency (CH), in collaboration with Culturescapes 2021 Amazonia, are delighted to announce the exhibition opening of the tri-continental project «Quilombo» at City SALTS in Basel/Birsfelden more... Image © graphic design Mirco Joao-Pedro incl. ORI (2017), Maya Quilolo
19. May 2021
Exhibition opening at Lago Mio artist residency
Public talk at MASI LAC (Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana)
The comprehensive annual exhibition «Lago Mio 2020: Final presentation» including a public talk at MASI Lugano was canceled due to the current situation. The new opening date of the opening with talk is .
Johanna Bruckner, Till Langschied, Diana Lelonek
Wednesday, 9 June, 2021
Lago Mio Lugano artist residency
Via Cattedrale 15
Photo © Diana Lelonek 2021
07. April 2021
Open Call for the tri-continental project «Quilombo»
Open Call for the tri-continental project «Quilombo»
Deadline: April 30 | Selection: May 7 | Residency: August–October | Exhibition: 29 October 2021
SALTS (CH), Waza art center Lubumbashi (DR Congo), and Lago Mio Lugano artist residency (CH), are delighted to announce the coalition-based project «Quilombo», comprising an exhibition, a three-month residency in two Swiss cities, and a catalog. «Quilombo» is presented in collaboration with Culturescapes 2021 Amazonia.
Image © Lago Mio 2020
03. November 2020
Pleased to announce a small exhibition
Lago Mio Lugano artist residency is pleased to announce its small exhibition «Lago Mio 2020: Work in progress» featuring new video works by its 2020 visiting artists Johanna Bruckner, Till Langschied, and non-physical resident Diana Lelonek, curated by Benedikt Wyss. The comprehensive annual exhibition «Lago Mio 2020: Final presentation» including a public talk at MASI Lugano was canceled due to the current situation. The new opening date is Saturday, April 11, 2021. More...
25. März 2020
Johanna Bruckner Till Langschied Diana Lelonek
We were thrilled by the numerous applications for the 2020 LAGO MIO summer residency. It has been a real struggle to make our final selection and we are all the more delighted with the well-considered choice made by our jury. More…
18. December 2019
Closing event at Lago Mio Lugano
Closing event at Lago Mio Lugano: last chance to see our exhibition Anadu –Armstrong – Madison on Friday, 20 December. We are celebrating the closing and a special Christmas opening of Turba. 6-8pm #finissage followed by live set by Yeelen & DJ Chris Costa. A cura di Carlotta Zarattini and Benedikt Wyss #tobiasmadison Tobias Madison Galerie Francesca Pia #johanneswilli Johannes Willi #zaynearmstrong Zayne Armstrong
Photo: Zayne Armstrong, Colloquio 2019
09. August 2019
We made it!
We would like to thank you very much for your support. You, 47 people, support the residency with 7'500 Swiss francs - and thus make an important contribution to the living costs of our guest artists, the creation of the final exhibition and, above all, the production of our first publication, a printed book with work discussions, interviews, and a video app.
Vogliamo ringraziarvi di cuore per il vostro supporto. In 47 avete sostenuto la residenza Lago Mio per un totale di 7’500 CHF, e avete contribuito a coprire i costi per la creazione della mostra finale e la produzione della nostra prima pubblicazione, un libro stampato con video app interattiva. Speriamo di vedervi presto in residenza, al più tardi il 25 ottobre in occasione del vernissage della mostra di Chika, Zayne e Tobias. Ciao a tutti e grazie ancora!
Lago Mio Lugano bit.ly/lagomiolugano
16. July 2019
Lago Mio – We need help !
[EN] In the heart of Lugano we have opened the artist residence Lago Mio, a large apartment with a magnificent mountain and lake panorama – big enough for three artists to stay, work and exhibit. These artists – Chika Anadu (Nigeria), Zayne Armstrong (US) & Tobias Madison (CH) from London, Berlin & New York – are working on three different film projects, all of which have a certain social commitment. The Città di Lugano pays the very high cost of living in Lugano. With a Crowdfunding-campaign, we want to raise the second part of the needed money with the help of interested people. We will invest the required CHF 7,000 in filming costs, the production of the closing exhibition (on Friday, 25 October 2019) and the development of a book with video app.
Crowdfunding is a very reasonable way of raising funds – especially in the arts, which, as is well known, does not appeal to everyone equally. This is where those pay who consider their support valuable. In addition, Lago Mio, as the initiator, returns adequate consideration for your support. We offer vouchers, art editions, experiences and much more. We are happy about everyone who wants to join us and be part of Lago Mio. Thank you very much in advance and best regards from Lugano!
Click here for the campaign: wemakeit.com/lago-mio
[DE] Im Herzen von Lugano haben wir die Künstlerresidenz Lago Mio eröffnet, eine riesige Wohnung mit grandiosem Berg- und Seepanorama – genug gross, dass drei Künstler_innen darin logieren, arbeiten und ausstellen können. Diese Künstler – Chika Anadu (Nigeria), Zayne Armstrong (US) & Tobias Madison (CH) aus London, Berlin & New York – arbeiten hier an drei verschiedenen Filmprojekten, die alle ein gewisses soziales Engagement verbindet. Die Città di Lugano bezahlt die in Lugano sehr hohen Lebenshaltungskosten. Mit einer Crowdfunding-Kampagne wollen wir nun den 2. Teil des benötigten Geldes mit der Hilfe interessierter Personen beschaffen. Die benötigten 7’000 CHF werden wir in die Kosten der Dreharbeiten, die Produktion der Abschlussausstellung (am Freitag, 25. Oktober 2019) und die Entwicklung eines Buchs mit Videoapp investieren.
Crowdfunding ist eine sehr sinnvolle Art der Mittelbeschaffung – gerade in der Kunst, die bekanntlicherweise nicht jede/n gleichermassen reizt. Hier bezahlen die, die ihre Unterstützung für wertvoll halten. Darüber hinaus retourniert Lago Mio als Initiant adäquate Gegenleistungen für euren Support. Wir bieten Gutscheine, Kunsteditionen, Erlebnisse und vieles mehr. Wir freuen uns über alle, die mit uns mitziehen und Teil von Lago Mio sein wollen. Danke vielmals im Voraus und herzliche Grüsse aus Lugano!
Hier gehts zur Kampagne: wemakeit.com/lago-mio
01. July 2019
Lago Mio getting started
Lago Mio vitalized! Last night Chika Anadu, the first artist, moved into her summer residence, and Tobias Madison follows as soon as possible. Furthermore, we are pleased to announce the move in of a third artist: After enlarging the premises of Lago Mio, we invited Zayne Armstrong, an EU based, American-born filmmaker, to join the residency. Convinced that Zayne’s practices and research into pedagogy and the ethics of consent to observe will greatly enrich the artistic community of Lago Mio, we are delighted to welcoming him soon to Lugano for the summer. The opening date of the exhibition has meanwhile been postponed. Most likely we will open on the weekend 25/26 October, 2019 – to have more time for the processing of film footage created here.
16. May 2019
Chika Anadu & Tobias Madison at Lago Mio in summer 2019
In March, Lago Mio was inaugurated by artist Johannes Willi, and from July the new residency in the old town of Lugano will open its doors to the next guests. After extensive discussions of the 112 applications, the Jury (Elise Lammer, Giovanna Silva, Benedikt Wyss) decided to invite London-based Nigerian filmmaker Chika Anadu, and Swiss artist Tobias Madison, who currently lives in New York. We chose two artists who will hopefully enrich each other through their practices in socially-engaged filmmaking. The resulting exhibition will take place at the beginning of September. Details will be announced soon. learn more...
22. April 2019
LAGO MIO jury
Thank you for 111 applications. The jury (Elise Lammer, Giovanna Silva, and Benedikt Wyss) will agree on 2 candidates in the next weeks. Announcement: 15 May. All news about the Residence will be published on http://bit.ly/lagomiolugano. Ci vediamo a Lugano!
15. März 2019
LAGO MIO summer residency – Call for artists
LAGO MIO Lugano is looking for visual artists for its summer residency in July/August 2019.
The lake view residence above the roofs of the old town comprises ten rooms on 200 m2. In addition to the free stay, we plan to provide CHF 1’000/month/artist, a production budget, travel expenses, and personal support. We are in the process of raising funds and will be able to provide more detailed information on the level of support by the application deadline. The jury will be announced at the beginning of April. It selects two artists who live and work at LAGO MIO. The residency ends with a curated closing exhibition. Applications (motivation letter in English of ca. 2'500 characters) by 15 April 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org
15 May, selection of artists
1 July, start of residency
Artist residence Lugano
Via Cattedrale 15
Thank you for forwarding this call to potentially interested artists.
24. January 2019
New residency in Lugano
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