Allegra Projects is an initiative to promote contemporary artists from across the globe. The project offers an artist residency for the work which this inspires. We believe in building a relationship with our artists. We want to help them, and work with them to extend and grow their artistic ambitions. This is a reciprocal process, and the agency is placed on the artist – it is for them to decide the terms and extent of the relationship. We want to make them comfortable, and nurture, rather than smother, their potential.
The residency is located in the Engadine valley, more specifically, in the Fextal. The Engadin has been a place of inspiration for artists, writers and philosophers for centuries. The Fextal gained international attention through Friedrich Nietzsche spending the remainder of his life in the area. Many artists and writers have followed in his footsteps visiting and working in the area, such as Hemingway, Giacometti, Kirchner, Richter, Basquiat and Warhol to name a few.
Today, the Engadin is home to a growing number of galleries and artistic institutions. We have various galleries from Sils Maria to Schanf, the art fair NOMAD, galleries in St. Moritz such as Karsten Greve, Andrea Caratsch and Hauser & Wirth. The opening of the Museum Susch has also play a paramount role in fostering the art scene within the area.
The Engadine landscape and environment not only attracts top collectors, but more importantly, it has this incredibly unique atmosphere. It possesses an extraordinary aura that cultivates artistic and intellectual creativity.
We seek to support our artists throughout a whole year, as elucidated by our program:
Stage I: Artist residency for 1 weeks. It runs through June, July and August. We are flexible with dates, so contact us to see what can be arranged. This is an inspirational residency, where the artists have complete flexibility to do as they wish. The artists then return to their studio, allowing time for the experience to settle and has 4-5 months to produce work for the group exhibition.
Stage II: We will be working to promote private sales of the artists’ work from December until early February in a group show at the permanent space (Via som Platz 1, 7500, St. Moritz)
Stage III: Here, we make a point of staying in contact with our artists. We want to see how the residency has affected our artists practice and look at the other work they have been doing
over the year; we want to build a picture of the journey they have taken, the development and problems of growth and expression.
– Flights and transportation
– Materials (although we ask artists to bring their own basic materials)
The application process:
– Artists should send their CV/ Bio with their Portfolio (a website link is also acceptable)
via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Once your application has been received, an email will be sent to you within 48 hours that it has been received
– Your application will be sent to be reviewed by the AP committee
– You will be notified whether you have been accepted to the residency within one
month of the time at which you received the email that your application is being processed.
ALLEGRA PROJECTS COMMITTEE
Nicole Ching (Founder of Museum 2050, Beijing, China)
Henriette Lefort (Founder of Allegra Projects)
Faisal Mahmood (Collector)
Albert Neuendorf (Artnet, co-founder of Neuendorf Projects)
Fiona Roemer (Senior Director at Hauser & Wirth)
Michael Xufu Huang (Founder of X Museum, Beijing, China)
Alma Zevi (Curator, gallerist and founder of Lendi Projects)
Please send all applications to: email@example.com