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Committed to supporting artists, curators, and researchers by offering them time and space to pursue their research without the pressure of deadlines and production commitments, the Residencies Programme values the open-ended nature of artistic research and embraces multiform expressions of creative enquiry. Aiming to facilitate the production of knowledge, this studio-based programme is dedicated to established and emerging artists and serves as platform for critical exchange in Southeast Asia. The Residencies Programme offers a wide spectrum of programmes aimed at sharing the process of artistic research with the public - Residencies OPEN / Studio Sessions / Insights, which range from open studios, artists’ talks, conversations, performances, and screenings. The Residencies Programme unfolds through annual cycles and runs by nomination only. Every year, a rotating pool of curators and arts professionals from all over the world is invited to nominate two artists for the residency. The nominated artists are subsequently invited to submit a research proposal along with their portfolio and CV. Ultimately, the Residencies Committee, an international panel of experts, reviews the submitted materials and designates the artists who are awarded the residency.


Hildegund Amanshauser

Residency period

1 – 5 November 2016


Hildegund Amanshauser is director of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts since 2009. She is art historian, author and curator. She was professor for art history and art theory in Muenster Westfalia (Germany) and director of the Salzburg Kunstverein (Austria). She worked as curator for the Secession Vienna and the Museum of Modern Art Vienna (Austria). She published widely on modern and contemporary art and she is editor of The Word’s Finest Studio: 60 years of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, published by Jung und Jung Verlag, Salzburg and Vienna 2013.


During her residency, Hildegund Amanshauser will be connecting with local artists, curators and art institutions to introduce the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and its grants. Her research aims to explore the possibilities of networking in Southeast Asia in light of her ongoing project Global Academy?. During her public talk she will retrace the history of the Summer Academy, founded by Oskar Kokoschka in 1953, and discuss the potentialities and challenges of learning and teaching art in the globalised world.

Public programmes

Residencies Insights: Salzburg International Summer Academy from Kokoschka to Globalisation talk by Dr Hildegund Amanshauser, Curator-in-Residence
2 Nov 2016, Wed 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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In summer 1953, Oskar Kokoschka founded the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in the Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg as a “School of Vision”. This summer academy of visual arts was the first in its kind in Europe and became an international meeting place for people of diverse origins, ages, and social backgrounds positioning itself as a counterpart to traditional national art academies. The history of the Salzburg International Summer Academy reflects the developments in art and academic teaching over the past 63 years.

After retracing the history of the Academy, Dr Hildegund Amanshauser will discuss its current institutional strategies with a specific focus on the ongoing project Global Academy?. She will address the challenges of the new global orientation, its impact on art education as well as the new forms of collaboration it may trigger