LIQUIDA is a studio residency programme that will take place in May 2018 in Palermo (Sicily - Italy).

The residency programme is open to photographers and visual artists that are strongly interested in developing a project pertinent with the photographic medium. According to the synopsis, the project need to be coherent with the geographical area of the residency. However, the selected artist will not have any specific limitation in terms of theme, visual approach and dissemination.

LIQUIDA is a residency programme co-founded and co-curated by BACO and Minimum, and is made possible thanks to Ballarak and Farm Cultural Park. LIQUIDA is supported by the media partners PHmuseum and YET Magazine.
"Palermo has always been melting pot of populations and cultures like a bridge between the eastern and the western world; over time, it has become the most symbolic city of the mediterranean area, representing the root of our culture. Since ever, Mediterranean has been a strong metaphor for exchange, relationships, extroversion; then, revaluing and contextualising these principles at our time, Baco and Minimum have decided to give life to LIQUIDA."

LIQUIDA is a deep necessity to get contaminated from photographers and visual artists who might be able to represent the seeds of our Mediterranean culture as well as the directions we might aspire and eventually move forward to.

LIQUIDA is a cultural and artistic necessity to rediscover a critical thinking of our determination to live, at the time of globalization, in Sicily, the mediterranean “Middle Earth”.

LIQUIDA is more than an open call for a studio residency in Palermo; it is a project imagined like a “substance that flows freely and does not resist change of shape, but does resist change of size”, in a physical (and artistic) state.

LIQUIDA is an allegory for Palermo, that is in turn metaphor for our roots.

Event informations

The call for residency is open to photographers or visual artists pertinent with the photographic medium. There is no restrictions of age and nationality.

The residency will take place from April 27th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018. You can apply from February 5th, 2018 until April 2nd, 2018.

The studio residency will take place in Palermo (Sicily, Italy). Here, the selected artist will have the chance to work with BACO and Minimum to develop the project.
The artist will be provided with a desk at Minimum and free use of facilities such as library, Wi-Fi, projector, laser printer. Ink-jet printing will be available at cost price. Manual analog development and contact sheets will be provided at cost price by BACO darkroom.
During the weeks before the start of the Residency, the Organisation will help the winner to find an accommodation suitable to his/her budget.

How much?
The submissions to LIQUIDA are free of charge. The selected artist will receive a financial support of 500€ to reimburse the costs of travelling, accommodation and research. A final showcase-exhibition will be printed and produced by the organisation.

The mandatory outcomes of the residency programme are: production of a project to be realised during the residency; a final showcase-exhibition at Minimum Studio (Palermo); two artist presentations open to the public, at Ballarak (Palermo) and Farm Cultural Park (Favara - Agrigento).