NON Berlin | International Artistic Research Residence Program
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International Artistic Research Residence Program

OPEN CALL for Berlin-based curator & artistic researcher


The path comes into existence only when we observe it.

Werner Heisenberg



NON Berlin and Culture Space Yang are having an open call for Berlin-based researchers who would like to participate in the 2018 International Artistic Research Residence Program PINK ISLAND located on the island of Jeju off the southern coast of Korea.

Curators and artistic researchers from Berlin will be offered a 4 – 8-week stay on Jeju Island while a research team from Jeju Island will reside in Berlin. Participating researchers and curators will have the opportunity to be in touch throughout the duration of the program.

PINK ISLAND is an artistic research program created to examine a decade of history between 1950 and 1960 on Jeju Island, the southernmost island in Korea. During this period, Jeju island suffered a bloody ideological conflict referred to as PINK ISLAND related to the Cold War period in Berlin.

Quantum entanglement, recently identified by modern physicists specifically proves that even when physical distances are infinitely apart, interaction between particles is maintained. This indicates that no matter what obstacles lie in the way, tangled particles transmit signals across time and space as if they were one body.

Therefore, we suggest to see these phenomena as a modern methodology to observe phantoms locked in regional and political identity.

NON Berlin and Culture Space Yang planned a long-term artistic research program for international artistic researchers to open a new perspective that looks beyond locality into the past.

Through the interaction and dialogue of researchers from both countries over the duration of the project, we will look at contemporary spatial events in a variety of areas beyond the concept of an isolated border. Moreover, we will examine a decade of Korean history through artistic research. The process and results of the research will be reported in various forms.

Please apply to Berlin Researchers those of you who are interested.

The deadline for applications is 02. April 2018.

Residency Period: 1 – 2 Month in 2018, 2019



  • Researchers & Curators who work based on Berlin’s historicity, continuity, thought, ideology, boundary, regionality and temporality
  • Communication based in English
  • Willingness to travel overseas




  • Round-trip airfare (economy class, limited to 1,300,000 Korean won)
  • Accommodation
  • Atelier
  • Tour with a Research Team in Korea
  • Workshops in Jeju and Berlin
  • Reporting (through various means)




• Applications form: Form Link (

• Simple Project proposal (max. 1000 characters)

• CV

• Portfolio

All data must be submitted in digital format ( PDF ) by April 2nd, 2018 to


Application Info


PINK ISLAND application form:

PINK ISLAND 2018 Fact Sheet: Opencall_NONBERLIN

Deadline: 2nd April. 2018


ABOUT Culture Space Yang

Culture Space Yang in Georo village, Hwabuk-dong, Jeju-do was founded in 2013

as a part of fulfilling the idea, “art along with life”. Retaining the structure of traditional Jeju

house, it was renovated as a multipurpose space for exhibitions and workshops, and as a

living space. Yang hosts residency programs for artists, critics, and directors, and supports

both emerging artists and those who attempt to expand the boundary of art. Art director

training programs discover and promote new directors in Jeju-do, and artisan lectures and

studies raise main issues of the art scene and offer a place for further discussions.

Yang also offers community programs to reinterpret the history of the village into art, and

hands-on programs for the residents and the artists together. It especially focuses on

documenting the past and the present of the village and researching the local culture and art

of Jeju-do.


Office: 63304 Georonam6gil 13, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

Telephone: +82-064-755-2018