Artist in residence

AiR Tilburg – Artist in Residence Tilburg offers research or production residencies to hybrid artists who seek advancement, development or reorientation in their artistic practice. The Artist in Residence program of SEA Foundation is complemented by guidance and individual mentoring from which young talents, as well as established artists, benefit. The residencies are especially aimed to recalibrate focus and reprioritize urgency.

Pass the puddle

Artists who ask themselves questions about the status of their work, artists who aim for new perspectives or who feel the need for additional input. To clarify this puddle of questions and help you to explore the core as well as the fringes of your art practice further

The majority of residents at SEA Foundation are selected from an Open Call. Some of the residents are invited by SEA Foundation. The invited artists may stay for flexible residencies for up to one month. Through these flexible residencies, SEA Foundation aims to create and foster collaborations between Dutch artists in the Netherlands, curators, art institutions, and their artistic peers internationally.


The location provides easy access to a dynamic contemporary art scene within an area that is compact. SEA Foundation has a warm local as well as a broad global network. We are proud of our established reputation, that helps with introductions to both public and private art institutions, directors, curators and artists at all levels.


In addition to space and time, artists can be offered a development trajectory for up to two years. To stir up developments and adding opportunities, a solo exhibition in our Project Space or elsewhere in the world may add a horizon for a resident. We encourage you to plot and forge new liaisons. We enjoy finding new paths, ways of collaborating and we are part of a finely meshed. international, national as well as a local network. If you, as a visual artist, feel that a research or production residency will offer you opportunities, do not hesitate to apply.

Artist in Residence

  • Studio and private living quarters
  • Including heating, water, and electricity
  • Shared kitchen and common residency rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Workshop and equipment
  • Bespoke mentoring
  • Art-related library
  • Weekly outings
  • Interaction with other residents
  • Office facilities and printers
  • PR activities
  • Wifi everywhere on the premises
  • Parking
  • Bike on loan

Artist contribution

  • Open to studio visits
  • Produce 1 blog post per week, incl. two images
  • Take part an event during your residency

Information for Residents

Prepare for your stay at AiR Tilburg
Residency preparations
When you come well prepared, you’ll enjoy your Artist in Residency and dedicated work time at SEA foundation even more.
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House Rules – AiR Tilburg
House rules
House rules for AiR Tilburg residents. Good to know what you can expect from us and what we can expect from you. Read the house rules before applying for a Residency.
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FAQ for AiR Tilburg residents
If you have a question regarding the residency program or the application procedure, there’s a good chance you will find the answer here.
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Current & Previous Residents

Nina van de Ven | Inspired by Ethnography and Popculture
Nina van de Ven, artist in residence at Cove Park, Scotland
For her residency in Cove Park, Scotland, Nina van de Ven aims to focus on the topic of non-Western objects in Western museums of Ethnology. She wants to uncover questions on appropriation, validation and responsibility.
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Exposing Blind Spots through Art | The communal practice of Klaas Burger
Klaas Burger, artist in residence at Cove Park, Scotland
That art in our polarized society is one of the few tools we have to confront, to connect, and to practice shared attention. Klaas will reflect and research this further while in residency at Cove Park.
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Freja Niemann Lundrup | Artist in residence
September | November 2019
Resident from Denmark
Through her stone sculptures the Danish artist Freja Niemann Lundrup aims to visualise the internal psychological processes of the body. At SEA Foundation she focuses on the ‘Unheimlich’ in relation to horror and trauma in the body.
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Jon Tarry | Artist in Residence
March | April 2019
Resident from UK | Australia
The work of the British/Australian artist Jon Tarry tests ideas about the prosaic, political and poetic, in the form of sculpture, drawing, film and sound. His work explores art and architectural conditions as a comparative investigation of spatial intelligence.
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Sally Tape | Artist in Residence
February | March 2019
Resident from Australia
Sally Tape reflects on the physical space of traveling and architecture. The links between architecture, minimalism and movement are a central theme within her artistic practice. 2019 Australian Artist in Residence at SEA Foundation Netherlands
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Iwona Rozbiewska | Artist in Residence
November | December 2018
Resident from Poland
The Polish artist Iwona Rozbiewska works on two in-situ installations, resulting from her research into objects, materials, and the perception of their usefulness.
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Mila Lanfermeijer | Artist in Residence
October | November 2018
Mila Lanfermeijer
Resident from Netherlands
Mila Lanfermeijer, an emerging artist from Amsterdam develops brand new works for her solo-exhibition. She explores the possibilities of costume as a sculptural medium and canvas.
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Hans Overvliet | Artist in Residence
September | October 2018
Hans Overvliet
Artist is Residence, Dutch artist Hans Overvliet elaborates on his ongoing project Distant Suffering (2013-). In this project, Hans Overvliet approaches the representation of war in contemporary mass-media from a critical perspective.
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Yelena Popova | Artist in Residence
July | August 2018
Yelena Popova
Resident from Russia | UK
During her residency at SEA Foundation, the Russian/British artist Yelena Popova works on a joint project with the Belgian artist An Onghena and the Dutch artist Katrein Breukers. In the resulting multimedia installations, three realms explore the concepts of sculptural space (figures) and performative possibilities (routines).
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Sidney Aelbrecht | Artist in Residence
October | November 2017
Resident from Belgium
Antwerp visual artist and musician Sidney Aelbrecht works on a new body of work AiR Tilburg
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Janet Chan | Artist in Residence
October 2017
Resident from Australia
Artist in Residence 2017, Australian artist Janet Chan from Sydney works st SEA Foundation during the month October 2017
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SangJun Yoo | Artist in Residence
May – June 2017
Resident from South Korea
Artist in Residence 2017, South Korean artist SangJun Yoo researches his practice and works on a group exhibition
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Eloisa Ibarra | Artist in Residence
May – June 2017
Resident from Uruguay
Artist in Residence 2017, Uruguayan artist Eloisa Ibarra researches her practice and develops concepts for future art works
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Vanessa Brazeau | Artist in Residence
June – September 2017
Resident from Canada
Performance artist Vanessa Brazeau join the AiR programme at SEA Foundation from June – September 2017 in Tilburg-
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Claudia de la Torre | BackBoneBooks
Back Bone Books
Resident from Mexico
Emerging Mexican artist Claudia de la Torre exhibits her reworked books in publications and installations in Back Bone Books
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Freja Niemann Lundrup | Artist in Residence
June – July 2019
Resident from Denmark
Emerging Danish artist Freja Niemann Lundrup explores how psychological processes are stored in the body, specifically related to trauma, horror and the ‘Unheimlich’.
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Jens Standke | A tape runs on in silence
08.09 – 15.10.2016
A tape runs on in silence
Exhibition. Jens Standke emerging media artist solo at SEA Foundation, a large scale audio visual installation, collaborative project with Das Esszimmer from Bonn Germany
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Paul Drissen
boogje boogje lijn lijn kleur vlak punt.
Curated by Paula van den Bosch. What role does the collage play in the poetics, the work conception, of Paul Drissen?
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Hester van Tongerlo | Artist in Residence
29.10 – 18.12.2016
Copy Paste
She suffers. The sea scourges her—and always from behind, unexpected. The shaking, the cold. The artist, her work, her business, her body.
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Katerina Athanasopoulou
11.12 — 29.01.2016
The Architecture of Melancholy: Ruins
Resident from UK
Audio-visual installation at project Space Tilburg. The animated film Apodemy is expanded with two new chapters
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Thomas Braida | Toads swallow fireflies, the gods eat everything
March | May 2014
Toads swallow fireflies
Resident from Italy
Thomas Braida comes from the North Eastern part of Italy Gorizia, He completed his training at the Venetian Academy of Visual Arts.
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Bram Braam | Artist in Residence
February 2014
Resident from Netherlands | Germany
During his Residency at AiR Tilburg, Bram Braam created the ongoing and ever changing installation How long is now? Transition of structures.
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