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Overexposed Residency

DEADLINE:1 November 2020

Sonic Acts' OVEREXPOSED residency programme will invite three international artists and researchers to take part in a home-based residency. Residents are expected to use their artistic practice to investigate pollution as a global thread that affects everything living and non-living on the planet.

The residency lasts for one continuous month between December 2020 and May 2021.


The OVEREXPOSED residency programme is intended for artists and researchers active in the fields of environmental, blue, animal and energy humanities, discard studies, disaster studies, waste colonialism, health care studies, postcolonial studies, geopolitics, media and experimental arts, etc.

There is no age limit for applicants. Sonic Acts particularly welcomes and encourages applications from disabled, queer, non-binary and POC artists and researchers. They also encourage applicants younger than 35 years old.


Each resident receives a total fee of Euro €2.000 for the residency, including production costs during the residency. Cost for presentation in the context of a Sonic Acts programme will be borne by Sonic Acts.


Applications should include the following:

  • Research proposal summarising the intended focus (max. 3000 characters – roughly one page);
  • CV & portfolio (max. 10 MB);
  • Biography (max. 2000 characters);
  • Profile photo (max. 5 MB);
  • Contact information (name, email, phone, website and home address).

The (edited) biography and profile photo will be used for the publication of selected residents on our website.

Applications should be submitted by email in English by 1 November 2020. Please email your application in PDF with OVEREXPOSED Residency in the subject field to

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