Graciela Cassel (February – July 2016)
It is with profound appreciation to Nathalie Angles and her team, after seven years of attending RU Residency, that I write another thank you note. This residency has changed my approach to the art world. It has helped me to trust my process and how to present it. The intensity and the frequency of the feedback I received at RU impacted my state of mind. It fostered a tremendous, positive evolution in me that in turn allowed me to open my horizons. I want to express, once again, my immense gratitude.
Sini Rinne-Kanto (February – March 2023)
Connections and introductions provided by RU were very useful regarding the upcoming exhibition program with Tom of Finland Foundation, especially with potential partners and artists. I made many new connections with great artists, possibly leading to new collaborations.
Žarko Aleksić (January – February 2023)
Through RU, I was given the opportunity to meet many people from the art scene, including from important institutions. Honestly I am very grateful for everything that happened and the privilege to participate in the RU residency. Thank you!
Lori Lako (June – July 2022)
RU offers great opportunities ranging from assistance for the obtention of the visa, to organizing meetings and field trips which allowed me to navigate through New York’s gigantic art scene. Thanks to the dedicated director and team I developed a site specific project as a one day solo show and artist talk at the RU space. I am very grateful for this possibility and I wished the two months lasted longer.
Lisa Strassberg (September – November 2022)
You changed my life through your encouragement and focus. I was so inspired by your kindness and fresh ideas! It was such a treat to be under your wing. Thank you so much.
Shirin Gunny (September – November 2022)
RU provided me with invaluable help and support during my virtual residency. I am incredibly grateful for insisting that I go through the process to qualify for the virtual residency program. Indeed, it was a very interesting experience and it felt good to be part of a community of artists and curators for the first time in my life.
André Ricardo (October – November 2022)
I most enjoyed the events with my fellow artists residents, sharing our practices, visiting exhibitions and exploring the city together. The time with the other residents was so precious, allowing me to be engaged in new friendships and collaborations.
Eduardo Lozano (August – October 2022)
I am very grateful to have worked at RU and how well I was treated at all times. The people who work in the residence form an extraordinary team, thank you very much!
Anna Zilahi (September – November 2022)
During my residency, I had the chance to get to know amazing artists and curators. I enjoyed the RU community to a great extent and spent an immensely formative period in NYC. I left with many inspiring professional connections and a vast amount of new ideas.
Monika Drożyńska (October – November 2022)
RU is an amazing organization. I hope my residency is just the beginning of future collaborations. I recommend RU to start an international career and develop your art practice.
Luísa Jacinto (September – November 2022)
Had a great time at RU. Met artists I deeply admire and I’ve made friends and connections for life – thank you!
Fatlum Doçi (May – July, September – October 2022)
Many meetings organized for me may lead to future collaborations. This residency was one of the greatest opportunities I have ever been offered. It was so helpful for my artistic journey.
Julie Stavad (September – December 2022)
I enjoyed the most meeting the fantastic fellow residents. I’ve created new excellent relations and have had the most inspiring dialogues with these people!
Maija Rudovska (October 2022)
I will gladly share with you my experience that I had with RU, which was amazing. I was in NYC for a short time, only 2.5 weeks, but I was able to arrange many meetings and develop my project during that short visit.
Hamza Kırbaş (July – September 2022)
During the RU residency, I had meetings with more than 15 curators and gallery owners. In these meetings, I explained my own process and works. I had good conversations with all the people I met, all of which were very valuable to me.
Carolina Pimenta (September – October 2022)
Thank you so much for these months at RU. It was my first residency and I loved the experience, I had some great meetings and I’m super happy with how the performance worked out.
Jamie Denburg Habie (September 2022)
Residency Unlimited offered us the opportunity to form meaningful connections with other residents, curators and cultural institutions. We were provided with the information and space to build relationships through conversations, studio and exhibition visits, field trips and other programming. While most of us were spread around the city, a sense of warmth and community made it easy to connect with others and start conversations that will endure beyond the scope of the residency period. Thanks to the Team at RU for an incredible experience!
Lindsey Whittle (May – July 2022)
I think something that makes RU stand out is the individualized support they provide for you. They work very hard to make sure you have a valuable experience that is tailored to you. They also do a great job of bringing people together and creating an art community of the residents. I left this experience feeling very confident, empowered and of course inspired – ready to share what I had gained with my home art community. This was a transformative experience for me that I will cherish always.
Baptiste Charneux (August 2022)
I must say thanks to the whole RU team for their support. You’ve been all kind and welcoming. Everyone worked so well to create group cohesion and a pleasant atmosphere. Don’t change anything we’ve all been great.
Anissa R. Lewis (May – July 2022)
The RU staff was so accommodating and thoughtful. Your sincere and deep care for us and our work was amazing. Every artist should have this kind of support for their work.
Ádám Albert (April – June 2022)
My residency program in New York was well organized by RU and at the same time it was highly personalized. I see it as an important step in my professional artistic development. The RU director and staff provided a supportive, creative framework for my residency.
Eva Giolo (March – June 2022)
My stay in New York gave me the opportunity to share my practice with a number of artists, filmmakers and professionals based in the US. Those connections have lead to a few invitations: The Millennium Film Journal which is the longest-running publication devoted to artists’ moving image and consists of highly readable image-rich commentary about the most innovative contemporary artists working with analogue and digital media, will be publishing an article in their next Autumn’s issue about one of my film work ‘Flowers Blooming in Our Throats’. Following up one of the studio visits at RU, I’m now discussing the possibility of elephy going to FAMU, the cinema school in Prague for a talk in 2023. Finally, I’m delighted that my last film The Demands of Ordinary Devotion has just been invited to be part of the 60th New York Film Festival next Autumn at the Lincoln Center.
Èv van Hettmer (May – June 2022)
I would like to say thank you to every member of the RU team for supporting me during my residency and opening up doors for me in NYC. I was able to move into the next level of thinking of my career and art practice…I still feel the inspiration collected during my residency as a main source of my creativity.
Wawrzyniec Gucewicz (February – March 2020, May – June 2022)
I worked on four big scale political/social paintings. It was great to meet young curators from RU and I hope we will stay in touch.