Residency Unlimited



Melanie Windl (September 2021 – February 2022)

The RU residency offered me significant and precious opportunities to develop my oeuvre beyond chartered territories and connect me to highly interesting art professionals whose valuable feedback is an inspiration for what I do as an artist. I feel very fortunate that all this was possible, even during a pandemic.

Carlos Estévez (November – December 2021)

This residency is compact, dynamic and intense, managed by a highly professional team. It was one of my best experiences and has planted promising seeds for the future. I achieved a lot in a small amount of time. In these difficult times, the RU team was heroic in realizing all this. I made important connections for future collaborations.


José Moñú (September – November 2021)

My experience was fantastic, even the meetings on Zoom for critical feedback which worked surprisingly well.

Lene Lekše (October – November 2021)

Thank you so much for making my program happen, RU was the perfect place for doing it! I couldn’t wish for a better place and such a lovely audience. Finally I did what I originally wanted to with the Whistling project.

Matthias Liechti (February-April 2020 / October-December 2021)

What I appreciated most about this residency was the warm community you created. In a work-work-work city like NYC, such a warm and personal environment is worth gold.  I also appreciate that you always respected my wishes. You brainstormed, helped to organize and make things happen but never asked me to do something I did not want to do.

Lucia Gavulová (September 2021)

I appreciated how kind, professional, devoted and helpful the RU team is. Their care about the residents and the freedom given to them is balanced and provides a sense of well being. I also appreciated the possibility to make a public talk, the direct connection to the artists.
Everything was smooth and well organized. Both online visits and studio visits in person worked well.

Kristina Arnold (May – July 2021)

This residency was a shot of adrenaline into my studio practice. With the energy of the city, its vast resources, and the support of the super-accessible and professional RU team, my time spent at the residency was immensely productive, in both idea generation and work creation. Additionally, the connections I made with artists and curators from literally around the globe (both virtually and IRL!) are invaluable.

Predrag Pavic (July – August 2021)

Despite the pandemic circumstances, TMU and RU fulfill their role as great hosts, and the residency time in NYC is a great experience and an opportunity for personal growth and progress. Thank you all for that.


Andrea Davila Rubio (July – August 2021)

This was my first artist in residency. It allowed me to open my work to new and more experimental approaches and to leant how to adapt a project to the particular environment I’m working in. The most useful were weekly meetings with the curators because it’s something I personally wouldn’t have had access to and RU did a great job maintaining a healthy balance. between virtual (in this pandemic situation) and in-person….


Brigita Antoni (July – August 2021)

The residency at RU helped me realize my path as an artist, determine areas of focus and what I want to bring to the world as an artist. RU definitely fulfills this possibility, to help young artists expand in every sense.

Sandra Charles (May – July 2021)

Residency Unlimited is unlike any other residency Program in America. Each artist that attends will leave changed. The connections, other artists and being in such a creative atmosphere is invaluable.

Michelle Burdine (May – July 2021)

My RU residency was nothing short of life-changing. The professional connections, the new friendships forged with the RU artist cohort, and the access to world-class exhibitions all over NYC have deepened my art practice and greatly enriched my life. The result is exponential personal growth. I feel that I am a part of the RU family now and so will always know that I can look to RU for support when needed.

Damali Abrams (April – June 2021)

The RU Residency for NYC-based artists was amazing. I learned a lot and I was able to connect with a brilliant group of artists, and several art professionals from around the country, and also from Europe.
I loved it! I miss it! I would love a sequel to this residency where the four of us are able to utilize studio spaces together.

Elvira Clayton (April – June 2021)

I sincerely believe the RU Residency put air beneath my wings and was a catalyst in the forward movement of my art practice.

Zachary Fabri (April – June 2021)

This was my first virtual residency… I was pleasantly shocked by the ease with which I functioned in this virtual space… All of this is only true because our cohort was expertly selected and curated.

Judit Kis (May – July 2021)

My time in New York was incredibly productive and beneficial. I made many new work and built important connections. It was very intensive and sometimes difficult to process all the valuable feedbacks on time. I am sure they improved my practice and will keep inspiring my work long after the residency. I assume this past three months were the most important time in my career and I am very grateful for all the opportunities I had through this residency! I will be happy to return anytime in the future!


Angel Ricardo Ricardo Ríos (May – June 2021)

I was able to produce 13 new works. For me, one of the best experiences was meeting incredible people, benefiting from the assistance of the RU team. all super effective in their own ways….

Nika Ham (May – June 2021)

The experience was incredible and I have set my goals to come back to NY as soon as possible. I have grown as a person and as an artist. The whole RU team has been incredible and very supportive throughout the whole residency.
I love RU, YVAA, people and the city! Thank you!

Damir Sobota (April – May 2021)

RU was a great experience that I recommend it to any professional artist.
The team is always present and develops great connection between residents and curators.

Margrethe Aanestad (Feb – Apr 2021)

RU was a fantastic experience. RU provided more than I could imagine, due to an amazing expansion of my existing network in the art world both in New York, USA and internationally. The staff and the network connected to RU, is incredibly professional. I experienced a great learning about myself, my work and how to get to the core of my work.

Rotem Reshef (Mar – Apr 2021)

My residency at RU was meaningful and enjoyable, and I highly recommend it to any artist and art professionals. RU presented me with people and spaces I was not familiar with, extended my professional network, and opened my eyes to various art forms and creators from different countries, which was very interesting, culturally, and socially.

Paul Wesenberg (Feb – May 2021)

The cooperation went perfectly, the commitment was remarkable, RU was there for all concerns. The best possible entry into the New York art scene for artists from all over the world, USA and New York itself included. I really enjoyed my residence, more than that, I think I made a lot of new friends.

Irene Mamiye (Feb-Apr 2021)

I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part if this enriching program and would wish the experience to any emerging and mid career artist or curator.
I have such a warm feeling inside I will always carry with me when I think of my time here and would gladly do another residency with RU.

Peter Erik Lopez (Feb-Apr 2021)

The residency was wonderful. One of the best decisions I have made.