Private practice
art residency

The Private Practice Residency supports contemporary artists’ research and creative response to the modern-day issue of privacy. This four-month digital residency allows creatives to explore themes such as intrusion, intimidation, autonomy and dignity that arise when considering privacy in the context of modern societies.


2022 - Present



Project Type

Virtual Artist Residency



Privacy artwork

Gabriella Torres-Ferrer Untitled (Colonial Emblem 02), 2022. Pineapples, live cryptocurrency displays. Overall dimensions vary with installation, ideal overall dimensions: ~ 30 x 50 x 17 cm.


Residency Intention

Support artists  interested in creating work about digital privacy and its implications.

Over the course of Private Practice Residency, artists have the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s foremost experts in digital privacy from cryptographers to activists. The residency currently lasts four months with a $2500/month stipend.


○ 25 years old
○ Working artist(s) with at least 3 years of professional artistic practice actively exhibiting work
○ Visual artists working in all mediums
○ Applicant may not be a full-time student


This residency is virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Artist Spotlight

Portrait of Neïl Beloufa
Portrait of Neïl Beloufa | Foto: Polly Thomas

Neïl Beloufa (b. 1985, Paris)  His artistic research focuses on contemporary society and on how it is represented and mediated by digital interaction, often with the aim of exposing the control mechanisms. He addresses present-day issues that range from power relationships to digital surveillance, to data collection and nationalistic ideologies, to identity and a post-colonial understanding of the world.

Portrait of Emilijia Škarnulytė
Portrait of Emilijia Škarnulytė

Emilijia Škarnulytė
(b. Vilnius, Lithuania 1987) is an artist and filmmaker. Working between documentary and the imaginary, Škarnulytė makes films and immersive installations exploring deep time and invisible structures, from the cosmic and geologic to the ecological and political.

The Work

Privacy is fundamental to art as it allows for freedom of creative thought.

The right to privacy is the right to solace, to reflection, to expression; it is the right to association and movement without intrusion or intimidation. Privacy is essential to the autonomy and dignity required to make art and participate in the cultural life of a free society.

Black and white privacy artwork

Close up of “ (Print)” artwork by Jesse Katabarwa. A modular referential print piece of 55 individual sheets.Photography by Sabrina Jolicoeur