This is the first-ever home residency project in Russia that was created for artists and by artists.
The project is unique in being located right in the home of one of Pomidor art group members — Maria Sarkisyants. The home has a spacious workshop with a mezzanine and a separate entrance, allowing the resident to enjoy a sense
of freedom and privacy. At the same time, there is always the opportunity to interact with the Maria’s family in the living room, dining room, or garden.
community-art project, 2021
The residency is located in Moscow Oblast, 30km down the M-3 highway in Martemyanovo village.
The workshop spans 40 sq. m. and has all
the tools one might need for creative activity:
a 3D printer, a projector, Wi-Fi, an easel as well
as a well-equipped carpentry workshop.
The workshop is designed to be able to harbor four people. Residents may also use the bike
and gyro scooter.
The resident artist will be able to invite friends
and family over.
The Pomidor residency does not have
a traditional open call. Ours is a ‘flipped residency’, conceptually comparable to the ‘flipped classroom’. Artists regularly have
to go through rejections from various institutions.
In our residency program, we leave the choice
up to them and send out invitations to the people who interest us.
In choosing a candidate, we ask ourselves
“who will come to us”, rather than what they
may produce in the course of their presence. What happens during the residency Our wish
to see many diverse people in the future.
Not just artists — philosophers and scientists — those who need privacy and a change
of scenery for their work.
The program of the residency is different
for every participant. Meetings and public
events will regularly occur on weekends.
An active online and offline program would
be expected of the residents, providing them
with a platform to share their values and latest projects.
We also invite beginner artists to come over
on weekends and take part in masterclasses, portfolio reviews and public talks given
by the residents, as well as to view our residents’ broadcasts and get in touch with them online.
This presents an opportunity to receive feedback from experts in a diverse range of fields.