2021.12.01 – 2023.04.01 (Stage 1)
Portals Next aims to become a sustained network of residency structures, connecting to expanding networks of artists and curators attentive to local and global audiences. The 2-year project considers exchange, collaboration and presentation through residency formats within artist-led structures in a discourse mode; a practical mode, and a practice-sharing mode. This stage 1 is supported by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.
Project inception partners:
Kaserne Basel (Switzerland); National Arts Festival (Makhanda, South Africa); camaguTshawe (Gqeberha, South Africa); Sahyande Theatre (Attappadi, India).
Participating Artists & Practitioners:
Maria Jose Cifuentes and Cecilia Checa (representing NAVE, Chile); Eisa Jocson (Philipines); Sandro Lunin (representing Kaserne, Switzerland); Venuri Perera (Sri Lanka); Bouchra Triki (Tunisia); Sankar Venkateswaran and Satoko Tsurudome (reprsenting Sahyande Theatre, India), Aurelien Zoukri and Marielise Aad (representing Hammana House, Lebanon), Matchume Zango (representing Nzango Artist Residency, Mozambique), Vusi Mdoyi (representing Impilo Mapantsula, South Africa); Boyzie Cekwana (representing camguTshawe, South Africa); Rucera Seethal (representing National Arts Festival, South Africa).