OPEN CALL for artist residency by gd:c +METROMOD

We are very happy to announce an artist residency dedicated to the commemoration of artists exiled from Munich!

28 February 2022


The Käte Hamburger Centre global dis:connect, in partnership with METROMOD  is pleased to initiate an artist residency to develop a project commemorating artists exiled from Munich and exploring its relevance today. This project is a follow-up of an inquiry on the remembrance of exile which Burcu Dogramaci and Mareike Schwarz carried out in 2021 (see the blog post on the talk “Memory finds city“).


  • A six months residency  (to start 10/2022 at the earliest and end not later than 05/2023)
  • The Centre will pay the successful candidate a stipend to cover accommodation and daily expenses in an amount yet to be determined after decision and a return trip to Munich (economy class).
  • The artist in residence will also have access to a workspace in the Centre’s offices.


  • To develop a public art project commemorating exiled artists, architects and intellectuals who fled Munich.
  • Exploring their continued relevance as well as the dis:connected memories and absences that are (in)visible in urban space and in the history of Munich.


  • WE: METROMOD and global dis:connect will provide you with up-to-date research on exiles from Munich and support to create networks and ideas.
  • YOU: a creative worker, who expresses themself primarily with visual/performative media (artists, filmmakers, designers, etc.), with an interest in migration and urbanism and is proficient in English.


  • Submit your application (in German or English), including the application form, proposal, portfolio and CV
  • Deadline: Monday, 28.02.2022 UTC+1
  • Interviews to be held in April 2022 via Zoom

Funding has been generously provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Käte Hamburger Centre global dis:connect) and the European Research Council (grant agreement No 724649; METROMOD).

The idea has been developed in cooperation with the Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art course at the HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design at University of Gothenburg (Participant: Mareike Schwarz).