The Akademie Schloss Solitude is an international and transdisciplinary artists' residence.

Web Residencies

In 2016, Akademie Schloss Solitude launched the Web Residencies to encourage young talents of the international digital scene and artists from all disciplines dealing with web-based practices. ZKM has been program partner from 2017–2019. For each call, the curator selects four project proposals whose creators receive a four-week residency and 750 Euro.

Artists are invited to experiment with digital technologies and new art forms, and reflect on the topics set by the curators. Web residencies are carried out exclusively online, and the works are presented online.

Artists and students of all disciplines as well as former or current Solitude fellows may apply. There is no age limit.


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»Molecular Minds // Monstrous Matters«

Upcoming exhibition in Q1 2021

Molecular Minds // Monstrous Matters brings together the works of seven artists & former Digital Solitude Web Residents to explore the concerns of the exhibition Mind Over Matter from a speculative, feminist and post-colonial point of view. The chosen works critically question and playfully engage with heteronormative technology-led world views around consciousness research, machine learning, artificial intelligence and self-experience. They mobilise futurist and parapsychological concepts to propose alternative visions for shared futures.

Curator: Mara-Johanna Kölmel for Team Digital Solitude

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Call for Web Residencies No 13

»Muntu Maxims«

open the art space

The immanence of spiritual beings that permeate daily life is expressed as continuous awareness and submissions through greetings, salutations, proverbs, verbal invocations, names, songs, religious rituals and ceremonies, myths, folk tales, and fables. These often feature animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature to convey fundamental principles contingent to a philosophy. Artists will conceive imagery that venerates other things central to life’s existence; consecrated forms that express ideas and foundations of diverse systems of thought. And how these dynamisms can be manifested in creating ideas using the digital to access and start to imagine other, different common and spiritual existences – in monumental acknowledgement of other realms of the divine from cultures around the world.

Curated by Violet Nantume — Sep 14, 2020


Upcoming online art presentation. Early 2021.

For Akademie Schloss Solitude’s Call for Web Residencies No. 14, we invited artist and musician Johanna Hedva as curator. Moving away from all-encompassing dystopian future scenarios, »Post-Doom« explores how the perception of a lost present is inscribed in and reproduced in our everyday experiential spaces. As a seductive counterpart to this seemingly hopeless approaching terminal state (or standstill), Hedva calls for us to rethink beginnings, new multiple entry points, and experiences that reveal the longing for a whole, unmediated potential of our present and future.

Call for Web Residencies No 14

Curated by Johanna Hedva — Oct 20, 2020

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Upcoming in 2021.

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