Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
28. 06 2017
V&A Research Institute Embedded Residency

New residency opportunity at the V&A for artists and designers working with data as their medium.


Description of residency program
The Victoria & Albert Museum Research Institute (VARI) is inviting nominations and applications for a yearlong embedded residency at the Museum for practitioners working with data as their medium.


The V&A holds considerable quantities of data and of information about its collection objects, and digital infrastructures increasingly form the connective tissue between objects, information, curators and visitors – both in house and online.  Artists working in code and as developers are producing artworks, experiences and events with museum data, creating visualisations, systems and software design, hackathons and more by employing and repurposing digital tools and languages such as (but not limited to) JavaScript, algorithms, GIS, text/image mining and semantics. 


Working with the multiple layers of collections information held in the V&A Museum, we would like the VARI Embedded Artist to make data-focused works that propose new points of entry, navigation and engagement with both collections and the information that we hold about them, eliciting meaningful forms of participation both onsite and offsite, and by the widest range of possible publics.


Duration of residency
The appointed resident will be based at the V&A South Kensington’s Research Department on a part-time basis between October 2017 and October 2018.

To learn more about how you can apply, please click here.