We would like to warmly thank the jury
for their continued support during the selection process:

Hélène Guenin (director of MAMAC – Nice), Sophie Lapalu (thankyouforcoming‘s president, art critic, curator, PhD in Visual Arts and Aesthetics, teacher at Clermont Métropole Fine Arts School), Mathilde Roman (Phd in Arts and Sciences of Art, art critic/AICA France and teacher at Pavillon Bosio – Monaco), Estelle Nabeyrat (independent art critic and curator, resident ACROSS #19) and Sarah Tritz (artist and teacher at EnsAD – Paris).

This season of ACROSS residences is dedicated
to Alexandre Ansel (1996-2020), accomplice of the first hour.

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We are thrilled to reveal the names of the laureates
of the open call for the 6th season of the critical and curatorial programme ACROSS, who will stay on the French Riviera between June and December 2021.

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This 6th season of ACROSS’ programme is supported by the Ministère de la Culture, the Région Sud and the City of Nice.

A collective of researchers whose identity we will soon reveal has been invited for an ACROSS residency in the summer of 2021. A final residency will take place in the winter of 2021, as part of the “nomadic residencies” of the Arts in Residence network and this year will be aimed at a Lebanese art critic/curator.

The call for applications for ACROSS – residency program Season #6, launched by thankyouforcoming, received 42 applications of excellent quality, representing 49 people of 11 different nationalities despite the restrictions due to the pandemic.

The average age of the candidates is 33 years, with 83.7% women and 16.3% men candidates.

ASLI SEVEN

Asli Seven (born in 1981, Turkey) is an independent curator and writer based between Istanbul and Paris.

Her current research and curatorial projects focus on infrastructural and intangible forms of violence embodied within landscape and built environment, with an emphasis on fieldwork, ficto-criticism and collaborative artistic processes. In 2020-21 she is the recipient of CNAP and Cité des Arts grant and residency for curators in Paris. She is a member of AICA and a collaborator with Independent Curators International (ICI).

Since 2019, she has been experimenting with speculative fiction and more generally critical fiction to imagine curating as a “textile” practice, generating new stories and links, in particular through a short novel entitled “Tropical Cargo”, the publication of which is scheduled for autumn 2021. For her Across residency, she proposes to activate a few chapters of this semi-fictional narrative through a reading accompanied by the screening of artist’s films appearing in the novella, and to conduct on-site research around the vestiges of colonial botany and the ‘becoming plant’ of forms of political resistance.

MADELEINE PLANEIX-CROCKER

Madeleine Planeix-Crocker (born in Los Angeles, 1993) is a French-American researcher and curator, currently based in Paris.

Madeleine received a BA from Princeton University in cultural studies, then a Master’s in Media, Arts & Creation from HEC Paris. Her second Master’s at the EHESS was an arts-based research project on feminist performances and safe spaces, led at Women Safe, where she still organizes a theatre and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently pursuing a PhD at the EHESS (CRAL), analyzing contemporary community-based performances programmed in French cultural institutions. She is also associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations, where she founded the  Warm Up Sessions, a series of public, performative and participatory events. Since childhood, Madeleine has practiced dance and theatre.     

In line with her research and curatorial practices, Madeleine hopes to study the possibility of commoning in artistic, social and political spheres of action. During the ACROSS residency, the idea is to relate fields of artistic practice with those involved in intersectional struggles for womxn’s rights, so as to imagine new mutual aid initiatives. To begin this process, we will propose a study of the “needs” (Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera : The New Mestiza) and a cartography of the available “resources” (Vandana Shiva & Maria Mies, Ecofeminism) so as to co-construct these actions-in-solidarity.