Founded in 2013 and located in Frankfurt/Main, the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics brings researchers from the humanities and the sciences together to investigate the field of aesthetics. This involves asking how and by whom art is appreciated, and which art, for which reasons, under which situational and historical circumstances, as well as analyzing the functions of aesthetic practices and preferences for individuals and societies. The MPIEA is currently the only research institution in the world that is dedicated solely to interdisciplinary research on aesthetic perception and evaluation. The MPIEA is one of 86 research institutions of the Max Planck Society, one of Europe’s leading organizations in the field of basic research. To learn more, please visit our website.
The INHABIT Artist-in-Residence Program of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics invites artists from various disciplines to collaborate with our team of scientists and researchers. The integration of artistic thinking and knowledge as reflective practices in their own right is an important dimension of the Institute’s mission. For this the presence of art and the inspiration and challenge of artistic practice are essential. The interaction between these different perspectives creates a productive space for artists and scientists to collaborate in.
For this reason, INHABIT invites artists to spend four months creating new work, or further developing an existing project, in a scientific research environment. Openness to the mission of the Institute and interest and readiness to work together with individual researchers or research groups are naturally preconditions. During the residency, the Institute will provide space, resources, and facilities for productive experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration.
Work developed during the residency will be presented in cooperation with various local arts institutions in the form of an exhibition, performance, concert, or other presentation, and complemented by discursive formats.
Residency Periods and Deadlines:
Residency period: March–June 2023
Residency period: September–December 2023
Duration of residency: 4 months
Application deadline: October 16, 2022
Jury decision: December 2022
Please upload, no later than October 16, 2022, 11:59pm CEST your complete application including