Dear Artists,
We are happy to announce a list of selected artists for Beyond Time 2017 Artist in Residence program
for July:
MANUEL GUILLIN from Argentina
for August:
DEREK TUMALA from the Philippines
YOAN ROBIN from Belgium
It will be a pleasure to host you here!
Congratulations from BT Team!


Dear Artists, we are happy to announce an open call for Beyond Time 2017!

Beyond Time 2017 program:
This edition is devoted to VIDEO ART, MAPPING ART and NEW MEDIA . The artist realizing the video or new media installation which can be presented in outdoor elevations, or inside of the gallery can relate to the subject of the residency (Beyond Time), and collect the material in a response to the environment, the history of the city ,the landscape or to Nature (Bielsko-Biała is surrounded by the mountains and forests).
An extra inspiration for the project can give the stay at the Mongolian Yurt in the studio of the curator of the residency, where the artist can have time and space to work with the landscape and the mystical side of life. We can also organize a trip to Kraków.

The edition is divided in two parts. Each will last for one month (July or August). At once we can accept from 2 till 4 artists.
Photos of the apartment: link

Outcome:  Realization of video art events in the public space of Bielsko-Biała city, lecture presentation, workshops and other extra activities presented at the Bielska Gallery BWA, as well as outdoor workshop and stay at the Mongolian Yurt studio in Rybna (near Kraków).

Duration: 1st period: 01-30 July 2017 and 2nd period 01-30 August 2017

 Deadline for applications: prolonged till 3 May 2017

Paid by host: accommodation, promotion, technical help

Paid by artist: art materials, living and travel expenses, Visa, insurance, personal needs etc.

Proposed events:
– Lecture presentation in the first week of the residency- Artists will show their previous art projects.
– Closing in the last week of the stay – Summary of all artistic activities presented in a form of digital presentation in the gallery.

Other possibilities:
Conducting a workshops for children or adults
Open air cinema (the Gallery square or other space)
Outdoor workshop in Rybna village and a visit in Kraków.

Application Criteria:
The open call is directed to professional artists, who are active in the field of contemporary art. Invited artists must be able to engage in joint activities during their stay, to interact with other artists, have some English-language capabilities, be open for a dialog and collaboration.
Admitted are single and duo artists.
There is no application fee. Interested artists from around the world (except Poland) are kindly invited to apply.

Download application form >> APPLICATION-FORM_Name_Surname_Country

How to apply
To be considered, send the following by e-mail to the curator of the project Izabela Ołdak: before 3 May 2017.
• Application form
• Portfolio should consist short video presentation of previous projects or photographic documentation with description of the works.
Subject of the e-mail: Beyond Time Application.
The application materials should not exceed 10 MB in total.
Please note: Applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.

For more information please contact Izabela Ołdak at: , +48 506 338 954 or Justyna Łabądź at:, +48 734 169 653

Draw me a song by Zahra Habib

“Draw me a song”   was my first mural I made at Piotra Czajkowskiego street.

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I had an amazing residency experience in beautiful Biesko Biala, Poland. I am much driven by the energy that everyone had around me, which motivated me to implement my work accordingly.

In the first week I painted at Stalownik Abandoned Hospital, which shows my inspiration for nature. I also worked on instillation in rogacz, medium that I used was glue on plastic sheet, and it was wonderful experience of camping of three days in Forests with friends. We installed our marks in the beautiful perspective “stair streets”. I drew the nature’s pattern on plexi sheets with soldering iron”Glow in the dark”. I also made artistic intervention by name “The Journey” outside the gallery. I conducted the workshop on natural dyes, given to children. I did painting in side portion of wall in Bazyliszek Pub. First time I did street art entitled as “Draw me a song” it was one of the best experience that I had, because street art is very interactive, it allows layman to interact with art without going to gallery.
I learned spontaneous art , how to work out of your comfort zone in new mediums that has polished me in so many ways that I have explored new side of me being an artist.
Zahra Habib


DANDELION mural on P. Czajkowskiego street

DANDELION- mural. size: 23x6m
Last days were very intense. Finally we got the permission for the wall and I could paint it. It was completely free slyle.

My residence in Beyond Time and stay in Bielsko has been a great experience, not only for the opportunity of share my work there, but for the special people I’ve crossed in my way.
Dziekuje to everybody.

Big love.


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