The Luma Arles residency is a program of the Luma Foundation developed within the framework of the creative, production and research center currently under construction in the city of Arles, located in the Camargue region in the South of France.
Established in 2016, the residency program welcomes internationally renowned artists, thinkers, researchers, writers, curators and other practitioners, to undertake research and develop specific projects related to their artistic practice. The residents are welcomed year long, and upon invitation.
This residency program is gradually developing in an ancient city with a strong identity whose territory is marked by a strong natural and historical heritage and a concentration of unique cultural activities for a city of average size. It is fully integrated into the Parc des Ateliers program, and is enriched by the diverse fields of research in which it operates: contemporary production, the environment, hospitality and education.
Kiluanji Kia Henda: artist (spring 2019) Frieze Artist Award 2017
Born in Luanda, Angola in 1979. He lives and works between Luanda and Lisbon.
Kiluanji Kia Henda questions, not without humour, the colonial past of his native country, the history of the African diaspora in Europe and today’s migration tragedy. He confronts notions of identity, modernity and political engagement in his artistic practice.
Mohamed Bourouissa: artist (winter 2018 - spring 2019)
Born in Blida, Algeria in 1978. He lives and works in Paris.
Mohamed Bourouissa’s videos, sculptures, photographs and installations have often taken the margins of our society as a starting point. Since his debut, he has been creating a range of hyper-contemporary portraits that try to escape the sociocultural stereotypes of our times, thanks to a collaborative and exchange-driven practice that is constantly renewed.
Yuri Pattison: artist (fall / winter 2018/19) Frieze Artist Award 2016
Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1986. He lives and works in London.
Yuri Pattison uses digital technologies, video and sculpture to conduct extensive research on the social and political ramifications of accelerated technology development and visual density in the digital age.
Florentina Holzinger: dancer and choreographer: (fall 2018 and spring 2019)
Born in Vienna, Austria in 1986. She lives and works between Vienna and Amsterdam.
Florentina Holzinger’s dance pieces are driven by the notion of transgression that is at once identitarian, sexual and physical. Drawing inspiration as much from Viennese Actionnism, body art and bodybuilding as from classical ballet, cabaret and even circus, she deconstructs, performance after performance, our very vision of femininity.
Paul B. Preciado: philosopher, writer, curator (January - May 2018)
Born in Burgos, Spain in 1970. He lives and works between Paris and Barcelona.
Paul B. Preciado is a writer, a curator and an internationally recognized figure in the field of the philosophy of the body and the study of gender and sexual politics. His first book, Counter-sexual Manifesto, became a key reference for queer and transfeminist European activism. He is the author of Testo Junkie. Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics and Pornotopia. He recently published An Apartment in Uranus, a collection of his articles for the French daily newspaper Libération since 2013.
Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou: curators (October 2017 - March 2018)
Respectively born in 1989 and 1988, both in Toulouse, France. They live and work in Paris.
Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou are a curator duo based in Paris. In May 2018, they curated the Cruising Pavilion on the occasion of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, interrogating the relationship between dissident sexualities practices and architecture. A second iteration of the curatorial project was exhibited at Ludlow 38 in New York in February 2019 and the third and last edition will take place at ArkDes in Stockholm (Sweden) in 2019’s fall.
In September 2018, they were the curators of a group exhibition on neo-liberal baroque at Converso (Milan). They regularly collaborate on the writing of various publications including for the magazine Flash Art and L'Officiel Art.
Annie Godfrey Larmon: art critic, writer and curator (October - December 2017)
She lives and works in New York.
Annie Godfrey Larmon is a regular contributor to the American magazine Artforum and is currently working on a book about the artists Beverly Pepper and Mary Reid Kelley as well as writing her first novel.
Anna Colin: curator (October - December 2016)
She lives and works in London.
Anna Colin co-directs the Open East School in Margate (England), a space dedicated to artistic development and the exchange of knowledge and savoir-faire between different communities – both artistic and local. She is also an associate curator at the Lafayette Foundation in Paris.
Peio Aguirre: art critic, curator (September - December 2016)
Born in Elorrio, Spain in 1972. He lives and works in San Sebastian.
Peio Aguirre regularly contributes to Frieze magazine. As an independent curator, he is in charge of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of 2019 with artists Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego.
Sohrab Mohebbi: curator (September - December 2016)
Born in Tehran, Iran in 1981. He lives and works in New York.
Sohrab Mohebbi is the curator at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City. Previously he was associate curator at REDCAT in Los Angeles.
Ahmet Öğüt: artist (fall 2016)
Born in Silvan, Diyarbkir, Turkey in 1981. He lives and works between Amsterdam and Berlin.
Ahmet Öğüt is constantly seeking to create works that address complex social issues (immigration, demographic problems, the impact of economic activity on everyday life and workers’ re-appropriation of working tools) - with a sense of humour that highlights rather than masks the gravity of their subject.
Linda Yablonsky is the author of The Story of Junk: A Novel, as well as an art critic and journalist. Based in New York, she has been covering the international art world for more than 25 years for many publications, including The New York Times and T Magazine, Bloomberg News, Artforum and Artforum.com, The Art Newspaper and W Magazine. She has also contributed critical essays to monographs or exhibition catalogues on artists including Anish Kapoor, Keith Sonnier, Marilyn Minter, Francesco Vezzoli, Elmgreen & Dragset, Mark Morrisroe and James Nares. During her 2017 residency at Luma Arles, she worked on Why Jeff Koons?, the first book to take complete account of the artist's life and career, to be published in the United States by Henry Holt & Co.