Goldsmiths’ finest- Fine Art Lecturer named 2020 Artist in Residence for the National Gallery.

Rosalind Nashashibi outside The National Gallery. Pic: The National Gallery, London

A senior lecturer in the department of Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London has been named 2020 Artist in Residence for the National Gallery.

Rosalind Nashashibi, a 2017 Turner Prize-nominee, will be the artist in residence chosen for the National Gallery since it launched its new modern and contemporary programme.

The Palestinian-Irish artist has received international critical acclaim for her films with her works reflecting a broad range of subjects from police in New York, families in Gaza, and women in Tahiti.

Nashashibi is based in London and will begin the year-long residency at the gallery this month working in the gallery’s on-site artist’s studio. The residency will conclude in a summer 2020 publication and display of her work.

The residency award is a collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society, while the UK Partner Museum for the inaugural residency will be The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney.

The filmmaker and painter was chosen by a jury of artists and curators including the Director of the Pier Arts Centre.

Daniel F. Herrmann, National Gallery Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects, said: “Since its inception in 1824, the National Gallery’s collection has inspired the most exciting artists of its day. Our artist in residence programme continues this tradition of supporting contemporary practice.

“We are delighted to work together with Rosalind Nashashibi, one of the finest and most astute artists working in Britain today. Her critical acumen, visual innovation and curiosity for the stories of images in our lives are of outstanding importance, poignancy, and beauty. We look forward to collaborating with our UK Partner Museum, The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney, to presenting the artist’s work to our visitors.”

Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery, said: “Rosalind Nashashibi is the first artist in our new Artist in residence programme at the National Gallery. I am delighted we have established a three-way collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Society and the Piers Arts Centre in Orkney and I am much looking forward to welcoming Rosalind to the Gallery.”

As well as funding of £30,000, an artist in residence may receive a further award based on particular personal or familial responsibilities. Rosalind Nashashibi will receive £47,100 for the year-long residency.

The artist in residence position replaces the National Gallery’s associate artist scheme, which had run since 1989.

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