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Join one-month online residency
or the WOC Lecture Series from home

Next Event: 16th June 12:00 GMT
The Basics of Storytelling - lecture with discussion by Ralitsa Kamenova

Next Event:

1st June 22:00 GMT

The Basics of Storytelling - lecture with discussion
by Ralitsa Kamenova

We are on a transformation journey to a virtual artist residency. Along with us are artists from around the globe. Together we are building an inspiring program and series of lectures. Through collaboration, our mission is to embrace creativity at home, encourage curiosity, and enhance connectivity among artists.

Learn from international artists

Enrich your understanding of different art subjects with lectures, discussions and critiques, designed to inspire, facilitate reflection, and improve practice.

Connect and create with new artists

WOC provides artists with the opportunity to create new projects while forming meaningful connections with fellow artists and lecturers.

Present your work to a new audience

The program is curated to give artists the opportunity to present their works through blog posts, WOC social media channels, and networks.

Participate from anywhere in the world

WOC is provides a flexible environment to learn, connect, and explore your practice online. All you need is a good internet connection.

Where artists teаch artists

Apply for the one-month program or enroll for WOC online public events

WOC Online Residency

  • Cultural program with lectures and discussions by artists and art professionals
  • Individual discussion about your art with established artists
  • Insights into process of artistic research – Series of sessions
  • Building an effective online presence as an artist – Moderated discussions
  • Weekly group discussions on progress and project stages
  • Become part of the constantly expanding online group “WOC Alumni” with around 100 artists from all over the world
  • Online presentation of your projects – at the end of the month (optional)
 

Apply for 1 month residency session:

August (05.08 – 05.09), September (05.09- 05.10), October (05.10- 05.11),
November (05.11- 05.12), December (05.12- 05.01.2021);

The tuition fee for a one-month residency session is 190 EUR

WOC Lecture Series

For artists and art lovers, WOC established an initiative with online lectures, workshops and moderated discussions, taught by artists.

WOC Lecture Series provides the participants with insights into a vast range of art topics.

If you want to gain new knowledge and get inspired by art professionals, you can enroll in the listed online activities.

WOC Calendar

23,24,25 July 2020
Video editing and storytelling BASICS

Workshop in three parts by Ralitsa Kamenova
Participation fee: 30 euro

Via structured sessions with examples and discussion this course will help you to communicate your ideas appropriately not only in video, but in general. You’ll get a sense of what are the basic rules and how you can experiment with them, or even break them.

23rd July  16:00 UTC
Part I:  The Basics of Storytelling
24th July  16:00 UTC
Part II:  The Language of Cinema
25th July  16:00 UTC
Part III:  Expanded cinema

30 June 2020 | 14:00 utc
Professional practices for artists: Writing a Press Release

Workshop by Victoria Manganiello
Participation fee: 10 euro

In this seminar style workshop, we will discuss the best practices for writing a professional press release for an art exhibition, performance or project. We will look at precedents from famous institutions as well as lesser known spaces. Participants will have the chance to ask questions about writing about art more generally as well. And we will discuss tactics for where, to who and how to share your press release. We will focus on writing in english but the practices are universal!

21st & 28th July
THE HEART OF THE MATTER

A 2-part participatory workshop by Antonia Dimitrova designed for artists from all disciplines, nurturing sensitivity to enrich personal practice, through layering different art forms

Participation fee: 24 euro

The art of our story begins with your heart.
What do you need? Where do you and your work belong? . . .
By layering words, images, gestures and movements into one process, we heighten our awareness of what is present and we stretch our imagination for what is possible - personally and collectively. Authentic awareness is a practice of sensitivity. In practicing sensitivity and letting go of outcomes, we make room for unknown narratives to unfold, we invite patterns to surface, we allow the negative space to take shape. It’s not therapy, but may be therapeutic. . . . Many experiences. Parallel narratives. One story.

21st July  16:00 UTC
What’s present in your story? What’s present in mine?  
28th July  16:00 UTC
What is possible in our story?

27th July & 3rd, 10th august 2020
Productive Artist Process

Course in three parts by Ida Sophia
Participation fee: 60 euro

The productive artistic process is a course on ideas, tools, methods and processes for artists seeking to reset their career journey and studio practice.

27th July  12:00 UTC
Session One  
3rd August  12:00 UTC
Session Two
10th August  12:00 UTC
Session Three

Тhe Lecturers

Ida Sophia

Performance Artist, Australia

With a practice focused on time-based durational works, sculpture, installation and sound, Ida Sophia weaves the idea of 'Momento Mori' (Remember that you shall die) through her works. Ida uses this narrative to investigate experiences of grief and loss, offering rituals for recovery and renewal through acts of weighted process.
Ida lives and works in Adelaide, Australia.

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Victoria Manganiello

Textile Artist, USA

Victoria Manganiello has been featured in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Boulin ArtInfo, Forbes, and Architectural Digest, among others. Victoria has received multiple international, recognized grants, commissions, and residency appointments including from World of Co, Wave Farm, S&R Foundation, Center for Craft, The Wallstreet Journal, Harvest Works, Silver Art Projects, and AIR Gallery. She has exhibited her work internationally including in Romania, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Croatia, and Italy and throughout the USA including at the Tang Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, The Armory Center, and the Queens Museum. She is also an adjunct professor at NYU and Parson's the New School. Exploring the intersections between materiality, technology, geography, and storytelling, Victoria's multi-disciplinary and installation work, abstract paintings, and kinetic sculptures are made meticulously with hand-woven textiles using hand-spun yarn and hand-mixed natural and synthetic color dyes alongside mechanical alternatives and modern technologies.
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Antonia Dimitrova

Interdisciplinary visual artist, Bulgaria/USA

Antonia Dimitrova is a Bulgarian-American interdisciplinary artist who explores what it means to live life to the fullest in the tension of being present to what is, while on the way to something unknown. She creates drawings, monotypes and monoprints that map her process of layering images, words, memories and movement to uncover new layers of meaning. Her work is part of the Wheaton College Permanent Collection as well as private collections in Bulgaria, Spain, Argentina and the United States. Antonia is passionate about building connections between Bulgarian and American artists and creating spaces that nurture rhythms of personal and collective renewal through artistic practice. She holds a B.A. in Printmaking and Art History from Wheaton College, in Massachusetts, a certificate in Intermodal Expressive Arts from the Expressive Arts Florida Institute in Sarasota, Florida and is completing an M.A. in Arts and Conflict Transformation at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. Antonia currently lives and works seasonally between Bulgaria and the USA.
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Zara Monet Feeney

Visual Artist, USA

Zära Monet Feeney is a gallery and museum curator and exhibiting artist and also a university professor. Her most recent curatorial projects include Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard and the Montalbán Gallery, Hollywood. She has a Bachelors of Art from University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design. She is thrilled to join World of Co Residency, Bulgaria as a Guest Lecturer.

In her own work, Feeney's paintings are published in Huffington Post, Manifest, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Bizarre, Young-Space, Uproxx, Art in America, and Circle Art periodicals. She has been awarded 14 solo shows and 37 selected group exhibitions in the past 5 years, including Museum of Art and History:CEDAR- Lancaster, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, Brea Art Gallery, CES Contemporary Gallery, 101 Exhibit Gallery, CMAY Gallery, Mash Gallery, CAP Gallery, Eastern Projects Gallery and Torrance Art Museum. Her credentials also include numerous national and international art residencies and first place honors at juried group exhibitions. She recently placed first (out of over 1,000 applicants) in the state-wide juried painting competition, Made in California. She also recently placed first in the Los Angeles juried competition with LA Artcore Gallery (out of over 700 applicants). She works as a college professor at Moorpark College and California State University, Northridge. Her art studio is based in Los Angeles.

Ralitsa Kamenova

Film Editor & Photographer, Bulgaria

Ralitsa Kamenova is a Bulgarian film editor and photographer. In her work, Ralitsa is always interested in documenting what surrounds us and likes to explore controversial stories in conversation with the audience. She has edited short films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials.

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Martin Penev

Visual Artist, Bulgaria

In my practice as an artist I have been involved in various genres - performing arts, dance, media arts, object, installation. As a result, I have extensive experience in various artistic situations, my approach allows for multiplicity, which can be seen in my works. Despite the diversity, a unifying characteristic can be traced - my psychological and anthropological interest in man.

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The Artists

5th July - 5th August 2020

Freya Yeates

Intermedia Artist

Scotland

Thérèse Lynch

Multidisciplinary Artist

Scotland

Christina Fragkodimitraki

Visual Artist

Greece

Siddharth Pathak

Multidisciplinary artist

India

The Team

Conversation, connection, collaboration

World of Co Artist Residency was inspired by the vivid contemporary art scene and the cultural treasures around us. Our mission is to develop a collaborative platform for artistic and cultural exchange, empower exploration and foster collaboration. World of Co Alumni consists of more than 100 residents, working in a variety of artistic fields like fine arts, film, literature, fashion, graphic design and etc.
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