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Goethe@LUX Residency

Freeze frame of an artistically stylised moving image collage: a ball with red circles and a man's face © Luther Price

The Goethe@LUX Residency invites artists based in Germany who work with moving images to undertake a three-month residency at LUX in London and Glasgow.

The residency programme is jointly hosted by the Goethe-Institut London and LUX, the leading organisation for the support and promotion of artists working with moving image in the UK, with offices in London and Glasgow.

The theme of the residency varies each year and is set out in each open call. During their residency the invited artist will have full access to LUX's archive and collection. The artist in residence will be supported in their research and development of their work by both teams at LUX and the Goethe-Institut, assisting with networking and showcasing their work part of a jointly devised public events programme which may take the form of screenings, talks, workshops and performances for example.
The residency programme includes a fee, a monthly stipend for sustenance, travel expenses within the UK, and production costs as required. LUX offers a dedicated work station in their building in Waterlow Park, North London while the Goethe-Institut invites the artist to stay at the institute’s guest apartment in South Kensington. The artist will have the opportunity to visit LUX Scotland and work at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow.
This year’s Goethe@LUX artist in residence is Berlin-based artist Sonya Schönberger who combines her studies in social anthropology and experimental media design in her artistic practice. The first Goethe@LUX artist in residence was video and performance artist Liz Rosenfeld, a Berlin-based film and video artist in 2017. In her practice Liz explores queer perspectives on history. 2018 saw new media artist Anahita Razmi take up residency at the Goethe-Instut Anahita investigated the future state of The Islamic Republic of Iran as seen from the perspective of a diverse range of diasporic political communities.
Maren Hobein
Project Co-ordinator for Film
Goethe-Institute London
Tel. +44 20 75964047


Photo of Liz Rosenfeld © Liz Rosenfeld | Photo: Christa Holka

2017 Residency
Liz Rosenfeld

The artist Liz Rosenfeld deals with queer perspectives on history. As the London artist-in-residence, she worked on a short film dealing with the changing queer and ecological history of the London park Hampstead Heath.

A photo of Anahita Razmi with a book © Courtesy of the artist and Carbon12 Gallery

2018 Residency
Anahita Razmi

The Goethe@LUX Residency artist 2018 was Anahita Razmi. The Berlin-based artist works mainly with video, installation, new media and performance to deal with cultural transfers and translocations.

A foto of Sonja Schönberger with a vase © Lucy Lux / © Christof Zwiener

2019 Residency
Sonya Schönberger

The 2019 Goethe@LUX artist in residence was Sonya Schönberger. Her special interest in historical research and ecology led her to develop a project centering around the cut flower industry in Kenya.