TNW AIR 17 Jury decision
2016 11
Anna Ceeh
We are proud to announce, that after applying for funding Anna Ceeh can count with the support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery - Arts and Culture, which is covering her travel costs From Austria to Siargao and back.

Jury Statement
2016 november 7th

Early in 2016, TNW issued an open call searching for a candidate to be the first artist-in-residence on the remote island of Siargao.
The goal of the residency is to facilitate firsthand cultural exchange and dialogue between artists based in Austria and in the Philippines.
TNW was looking for artists, real and enthusiastic people, who were ready and willing to dedicate time and energy to embark on an adventure.
The adventure includes getting involved with the local community and producing art within the island environment.

Since this TNW residency in Siarago is new, the jury was requested to consider selecting an artist who would “prove that the program is ready to be launched.”
By the time the submission deadline rolled around, the jury and TNW were inspired by the amount and strength of the applications.

The proposals were as diverse as the artistic practices.
Themes ranged from issues of social and political relevance to investigating media and material.
Artists presented works varying from painting and drawing to music and photography, from sculpture and performance to installation and the written word.

After careful consideration and thorough discussions about the potential benefits to both artist and local community, the jury came to a unanimous decision. We are honored and excited to announce that Anna Ceeh has been nominated to be the TNW artist-in-residence in its inaugural year!

In her installations and performances, Anna Ceeh deals with political, social and gender issues. In her artistic processes, she questions fixed views of aesthetic, ethical and economic values and examines the determining criteria in various cultural contexts. Her actual projects include participation of other artists, artivists and activists. In her projects, she also examines public forms of expressions in our civil society. She employs art as a model of cultural, socio- and gender-political analysis. Anna Ceeh uses art media and sound as a tool to respond to political and social structures to generate new methods. In closing, it is worth noting that most applicants emphasized the positive affect previous experiences abroad have had on their artistic practices. It appears the framework this residency offers is in great demand.

It is our hope that the program will prove fruitful, and that many more cycles will follow to bring further fabulous minds and lives to mingle in Siarago in the years to come.

Melissa Lumbroso
Lives and works in Vienna as independent curator, writer, editor and translator / studied Art History at the University of Vienna and Université Libre de Bruxelles / 2008-2011 member of the Fotogalerie Wien curatorial collective / 2009-2012 project manager at Galerie Raum Mit Licht / 2014-2015 curatorial assistant at Albertina, Vienna

Stephanie Misa

Born in 1979 Cebu, Philippines/ lives and works in Vienna Austria as an artist/ presently in Residency with the BKA in Yogyakarta/ graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Performative Arts and Sculpture/ recipient of the Kultur Gemma Work Stipend for Immigrant Artists and Culture Workers 2014-2015/ currently projects include co-curating “Behind the Terrain: Sketches on Imaginative Landscape” a traveling exhibition in Yogyakarta, Hanoi and Tokyo (2016-17) , and “All continues nothing collapses”, a duo show with Veronika Burger at the SewonArtSpace (2016).

Ursula Maria Probst
Lives and works in Vienna as curator, writer, editor, lecturer and artist (Female Obsession)/studied Art History at the University of Vienna and Art at the University of Applied Art/worked together with Louise Bourgeois in New York/lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna/director for the art projects at the Fluc Vienna since 2002/co-curator with Robert Punkenhofer for the main exhibitions of the Vienna Artweek from 2008 -2015/involved in several projects in public space for KulturKontakt Austria, KÖR and Public Art Niederösterreich/curator for K/Haus Passagengalerie 2003-2013/curator for Call me on Sunday, CCC Project, Gallery Krinzinger 2014/curator for the contribution of austrian artists at the Havana Bienal 2015/curator of Fluca Austrian Cultural Pavilion at Plovdiv 2016/curator of S/HE is the One, 2013 and Touch the Reality. Rethinking Keynotes of Political Performances, 2015 at Kunstraum Niederöstrreich…
2016 10

Thank you for your inspiring applications
[TNW artist in residence program 2017]
the decision will be announced on november 7th 2016
tracing new ways
2016 10

DEADLINE october 7th 2016 PASSED

2016 04
The ultimate dream of TNW is to get you involved with the local community of Siargao island.
We are looking for an artist to prove that our program is ready to be launched.

We offer a cool spot on a fantastic island for 2 months at time.
Get yourself a ticket to TNW_Philippines and some money for the daily expenses.
We take care that you have an amazing experience.

Let's perform an artist in residence!
download OPEN CALL 2017 as pdf →

Philippines, Siargao island, Tawin Tawin [General Luna]


artist in residence program
TNW_tower [70m2] with terraces and garden [4000m2]
Working and living space fully furnished [studio, sleeping space, kitchen, bathroom]
All infrastructure: from mineral water to airport pickup, internet, English speaking contact person. Maintenance + cleaning of the space
Integrating and mingling with the local community, including party and island-life style and experiences
Networking with the art scene in Manila

For the period of 2 months
Flexible, [propsed date: February and March 2017]
Philippines, Siargao island, Tawin Tawin [General Luna]
We offer orientation with Visa requirements and can recommend the best flight and/or boat connections to Siargao island.


Artists with time, energy, enthusiasm, and adventurous personality. Real People.


The artist to get involved with the locals and to produce art within the environment of the island.
Please feel free to leave more than footprints: we would love to have you leaving an artwork for the community of Siargao.


apply with a single PDF including:
letter of motivation [1 page]
CV [please also include you hobbies!]
a picture of you or who/what ever you think you are or represents you the best




october 7th 2016


you should be older than 18 years
Artists who have produced and exhibited works in the field of visual and fine arts for at least the past two years.


The artist will be selected by a Jury and the decision will be announced on november 7th 2016.

When applying for the TNW Artist in residence program, the artist agrees in fully paying his/her travel costs including tickets and daily expenses.
June 19th, 2017