SODAart :: ASSOCIATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART AND EMERGING ARTISTS
NOMAD :: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY
ART PRACTICES
 SODAart :: SERVICES

NOMAD is an international network for production-oriented research and a residency programme for artists that are not jet established on the art market.
NOMAD raises questions on strategies of cultural practitioners, conditions for production and generates situations for critical perspectives.
This open network gives itself a research task to work on for the period of about two years together with artists and experts from different backgrounds, researching, discussing, producing and experimenting.

2007/2008 "Art as option for action!"
2009/2010 "Access and Contribute - imagining alternative knowledge production "

This project works as a nomadic system, docking on to cooperation partners and hosts every two years, offering a platform for research and artistic production, aiming to produce temporary autonomous territories and engaging in different local realities that carry new perspectives into the programme, and continuously widen the network NOMADnet.
Through setting up an innovative (in the way that it is not based on an institutional, national or economic background) artist residency programme in different European locations, NOMAD creates a laboratory for professional artistic productions, presentation and artistic discourses on European level and visibilises it´s work through the presentation of artistic strategies (exhibitions and publications).
NOMADa.i.r. offers a theoretic and empiric approach in contemporary interpretation of cultural, social, political, historic and economic contexts, that influence artistic production (and vice versa). Aim is to present a new productive space for artistic and cultural analysis and discussion that learns to critically read the relations between contemporary art and continuously modifying contemporary structures of society and to think and try new possibilities of artistic practices in relation to those structures. In that way NOMAD positions itself as a forward-looking, interdisciplinary and production-oriented Think-Tank.