The BMW Residency took a new direction this year by moving its partnership to French Fine Arts University, École des Gobelins – School of Image. This new cycle concludes a partnership bound with Nicéphore Niépce Museum, six years ago. This new partnership ‘is in perfect harmony with the group’s forward-looking vision, which is based on innovative concepts linking technology, design and creation’. With the participation of the Gobelins School, the winner will be able to work on new mediums while benefiting from technical and scientific know-how. The École des Gobelins and BMW share a set of values that the laureate will have to embody: innovation, experimentation, multiplication of technical processes.
Applications for the BMW residence have been open since 18 December. Thought like a residence of three months, the laureate will receive a grant of 6,000 euros. He will be assisted by François Cheval, artistic director of the BMW residence and curator. He will see his works exhibited at the Rencontres d’Arles and at Paris Photo.
The last winner of the BMW residency was Baptiste Rabichon.