Aquarium. Photo: Alain Richard, 2010

Casino Luxembourg

International artist-in-residency programme: project room @ aquarium

General information & guidelines

Spring residency from 7 May to 1 July 2012
Exhibition from 30 June to 2 September 2012
Opens Friday, 29 June 2012

Winter residency from 14 January to 17 March 2013
Exhibition from 16 March to 28 April 2013
Opens Friday, 15 March 2013


In 2012/2013, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain will host the next edition of project room @ aquarium, an artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called “Aquarium”, a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion. This international residency programme, while welcoming proposals taking full advantage of the place’s very specific architecture, is encouraging applications aiming to stimulate exchange and debate in relation with the local context and socio-cultural issues in Luxembourg. project room @ aquarium forms an integral part of the Casino Luxembourg’s agenda of exhibitions and events. Furthermore to the work that the participants are asked to realise during their stay in Luxembourg, they are expected to participate in the activities of Casino Luxembourg on specific occasions to be defined with the Casino team. Their project will be exhibited over a period of two months at the end of the residency and documented in a publication.


The residency is open to all individuals or artists collectives wishing to develop their practice in a professional context by creating new work. Applicants are free to choose their means of artistic expression but must give documented proof of at least a three-year work and exhibition practice. Applicants should not be older than 40 years. In order to facilitate communication with the local scene, participants should be fluent in either English, French or German. All applicants must hold a valid visa for the duration of the residency.

Selection procedure

A jury of experts will select the candidates for the two residencies to be held in 2012/2013 based on the quality of their work and the applicants’ potential to use the residency to maximum benefit. The selected candidates will be informed of the jury results via email by early March 2012.


The 2012/2013 jury members are:
Simone Decker, artist and Prof. AdBK Nürnberg (postgraduate class art and public space), Frankfurt-am-Main (DE);
Nora Mayr, International Studio Programme, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE);
Kevin Muhlen, artistic director, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain;
Vanessa Ohlraun, Dean of the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo (N);
Christine Walentiny, project coordinator, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (LU).


Casino Luxembourg will provide financial and technical support and will be in charge of implementing the artist’s project to a maximum cost of EUR 10,000. Participants will be accommodated in a centrally located, self-sufficient flat in Luxembourg city. Casino Luxembourg will take over the artist’s travel costs to and from Luxembourg and will provide a bulk sum of EUR 2,000 toward general expenses, to be paid in four instalments, the first of which will be made upon arrival. At the end of the residency, participants will receive an artist fee of EUR 1,500.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications: 3 January 2012 at midnight.

Applications must be fully completed and submitted in due time in order to be considered.

Submission of application: guidelines

Candidates are asked to respect the criteria as described on the first page. The closing date for applications is 3 January 2012 at midnight. All the below mentioned documents are to be sent to Casino Luxembourg per e-mail to the attention of Christine Walentiny in a single printable PDF file.

Your application file should include the following documents:

1) Application form: personal information
to be downloaded here (word doc.).

2) Scan/copy of your passport or identity card

3) Curriculum vitae
including your educational record and exhibitions (press articles optional) from 2008 onwards.

4) Artistic practice
A selection of 3 finalized projects/works of art that you briefly explain (please use a maximum of 200 words and a maximum of 3 images per project). (Big media files can also be sent via Dropbox, WeTransfer, YouSendIt, etc.) (not more than 3 films in total will be considered!)

5) Letter of intent (350 words maximum)
Including a brief description of your motivation and of what you will be working on contentwise during your residency in Luxembourg. No final project for the space is required at this stage, but an outline of your intentions has to be clearly stated in your letter.

Contact and enquiries
Christine Walentiny, project coordinator

Application form (word doc.)
project room floor map (pdf)

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