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The Old School art residency was found in 2010 in Gorna Lipnitsa village, Bulgaria. The building of the residency was a school in the past. The residency provides workspace for the participating artists – 6 indoor workshops and photo studio, open air space – the yard of the school, movie and concert salon. We provide accommodation places for participants – 3  rooms in the ex-kindergarten and guest houses in the village, as well.

From 2010 to 2018 the residency was held once a year – for 10 days during August. In 2019 the residency will be open to accept artists for longer sessions  – from May to September.

We choose the artists by jury. The artists could apply for the following disciplines: Painting, Performance, Land-art, Photography, Visual arts and installations, Wall-painting, Music,  Short films.

Every year we organize exhibitions to present the works created by the participating artists. We believe that the promotion of the works is an essential part of the residency activities.

In 2010-2019 the residency has accepted more than 100 artists from 25 countries and the number of applications are over 700.

Residency editions:

“Legend Collectors”, 2010

“The Fellowship of the Legends”, 2011

“The End as a Beginning: Gorna Lipnitsa and the Beginning of the World”, 2012

“Ritual Art”, 2013

“Star Rituals”, 2014

“Ritual Art – Time and Space”, 2015

“Blue ritual art – Earth”, 2016

“The ROAD as a Ritual”, 2017

“Ritual rEvolution”, 2018

 

Exhibitions

2010

Closing exhibition “Legend Collectors” – The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa 30.08.2010

2011

Exhibition “Legend Collectors 2010″ – Hungarian Cultural Institute, Sofia 08-29 February 2011

Exhibition “Legend Collectors 2010″ - Community Center “Bratstvo – 1884”, Pavlikeni -10 – 31.03.2011 г.

Closing exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“- The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa - 27.08.2011

2012

Exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“ - Goethe – Institute , Sofia - 08.02.2012 – 02.03.2012

Exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“ - Community Center “Bratstvo – 1884”, Pavlikeni – 06.03.2012 – 23.03.2012

Exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“ - Rafael Mihailov Exhibition centre, Veliko Tarnovo – 25.04-10.05.2012

Exhibition “Тhe Fellowship of the Legends“ – Club for cultural initiatives Taralej, Veliko Tarnovo – May 2012

Closing exhibition “The Еnd as a Beginning: Gorna Lipnitsa and the Beginning of the World, 2012” - The Old school residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 25.08.2012 г.

2013

Exhibition “The Еnd as a Beginning: Gorna Lipnitsa and the Beginning of the World, 2012” – Club for cultural initiatives “Taralej”, Veliko Tarnovo – 12-26.04.2013

Exhibition “The Еnd as a Beginning: Gorna Lipnitsa and the Beginning of the World, 2012” - Rafael Mihailov Exhibition centre, Veliko Tarnovo - 09-20.05.2013

Closing exhibition “Ritual Art”- The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 24.08.2013

2014

Closing exhibition “Star Rituals”- The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 23.08.2014

Exhibition “Star Rituals” - Club for cultural initiatives “Taralej”, Veliko Tarnovo – 19.09-09.10.2014

2015

Closing exhibition “Ritual art – Time and Space” in The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 22.08.2015

“Ritual art – Time and Space” exhibition in Cosmos cinema, Plovdiv – 03.10 -14.10.2015

“Ritual art – Time and Space” exhibition in the House of arch. Dimov, Stara Zagora - 16.10 -10.11.2015

“Ritual art – Time and Space” exhibition in Art salon Radio Varna, Varna – 13.11 -26.11.2015

2016

“Ritual art – Time and Space exhibition” in Nuance Gallery, Sofia – 15.01 -26.01.2016

“Ritual art – Time and Space” exhibition in Gallery of the Association of the Artists, Burgas  - 15.02 -26.02.2016

“Ritual art – Time and Space” exhibition in Gallery of the Association of the Artists, Ruse – 01.03 -14.03.2016

“The Land of the Endless August” – group exhibition of The Old School residency which presents artworks made by the participating artist in the residency in the period 2010-2016 - Gorna Lipnitsa - 27.08. – 10.09.2016

2017

Closing exhibition “The Road as a Ritual” in The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 12.08.2017

2018

Closing exhibition “Ritual rEvolution” in The Old School residency, Gorna Lipnitsa – 11.08.2018

“Ritual rEvolution” – an exhibition of the Old School residency in Community center “Bratstvo” – Pavlikeni – September 27 – October 3, 2018

“Ritual rEvolution” -  an exhibition of the Old School residency in The Laboratory, Sofia – October 5 – October 15, 2018