The Artist-in-Residence Programme AIR InSILo is an independent initiative, organised by artist and curator Ksenia Yurkova
and artist and curator Martin Breindl
. It is located in a quiet rural area 50 kilometres north of the city of Vienna, in the town of Hollabrunn (Lower Austria), within a five minutes' walk from the local train station. Commuting trains run every hour and reach Vienna city centre in 45 minutes.
Hollabrunn is a typical small town, with about 11,000 inhabitants, in the centre of Austria's largest wine-growing region ("Weinviertel"), 20 kilometres south of the border to Czechia. The residency offers the hosted artists workshops to work with wood, metal, any forms of sculpture, media projects, and/ or conceptual art practice and to have space for thinking and research. The residency encompasses an entire floor (70 m2) with a separate entrance in an alone standing house, and shared workshops (60 m2), a spacious courtyard (120 m2), and a garden (300 m2); it can host up to 2 artists with their partners or children (3+ y.o.) simultaneously. The contemporary art world puts artists in the position of private entrepreneurs, ultimate individualists,