Hybrid Landscapes is a 12-month program of residencies focusing on research and artistic process, approaching Central and Eastern European identity in the UK by artists including Rosamaria Kostić Cisneros, Vlatka Horvat, Karen Babayan and Paulina Korobkiewicz.

This series of micro-residencies will research & conceptualise the CEE identity, postcolonial space, racialisation, in-betweenness and migration in the UK. The artists will use the space for their artistic process while engaging with the audience and contributing to the final printed publication.

The main fields of artistic focus of residencies at Centrala are visual, participatory, performing and sound arts, as well as photography, architecture, writing, curatorial practice, and art criticism. Each six-week residency was designed to include research time, workshops engaging with new and established local audiences, talks and seminars. Each artist will receive mentoring and networking opportunities enabling them to further develop a career in their chosen field. Documentation of the residency process – including collective writing, interviews, video and photography will lead to the printed publication as well as an overview on our website and social media channels, providing participants with significant exposure and more networking opportunities.

In March 2024, we will welcome Vlatka Horvat, a Croatian artist, as our resident. Vlatka will be screening her short film “Until the Last of Our Labours Is Done” and inviting audiences to respond to her creative brief with a chance to be featured in her exhibition when it comes back from the Venice Biennale further down the year.

Following Horvat, in April 2024, Centrala will see Karen Babayan, an Armenian artist, take over the gallery with a specially curated exhibition.

Hybrid Landscapes is made possible with the support of Arts Council England.