From September Veza Czyn will work for 4 weeks in Impact Academy in Vienna, Bratislava and Banská Štiavnica. The output of her residency will be featured at the NASUTI festival taking place on 18. and 19. November 2022 in Banská Štiavnica.
The statement of the jury (Zuzana Duchová, Diana Klepoch Majdaková and Georg Russegger):
"The work and the submitted project by Veza Czyn are in line with the theme of the project and the Nasuti festival 2022 (Wilderness). The project includes the aspect of soil research, care for ecology and mental health. We were also interested in the connection between art and education in the submitted proposal. The author comes up with a community-oriented approach with the involvement of local networks and people. Her site-specific approach can benefit the Impact Academy target group and is also relevant to the location of the Fall Festival where the public presentation will be held. The activities of the author Veza Czyn fit into the upcoming dramaturgy and foresee a close synergy with the other elements of the art-educational event Festival Nasuti 2022."
Veza Czyn, born 1991, is an artist and researcher based in Vienna, Austria. Her work has its roots in stories of migration, resistance and resilience. Through her practice she aims to erode mystifications of learned terms and ideas, fabulating non-linear narratives for human and more-than-human survival. She works in a diverse range of media including (analogue) photographic processes, video, audio, drawing,
writings and installation. She is currently studying art education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Website: cargocollective.com/vezaczyn, Instagram: @unskilled_joy
is part of the cooperation and hosts several events during the Year of Climate Care 2022. The Impact Academy is a historic Building also known as Villa Schapira in the suburbs of Vienna. The building is used as a temporary space for workshops, lectures, exhibitions and residencies.
was established in 2018 as the first festival of contemporary art with an environmental focus in Slovakia. It combines creativity, art, design, innovation and ecological thinking. The fifth year of the NASUTI festival will take place in Banská Štiavnica (18. - 19.11.2022) as a series of events with a wide cultural and social impact aimed at the general cultural public, local residents and visitors, as well as children.
Zuzana Duchová, NASUTI festival
Diana Klepoch Majdaková, NASUTI festival
Georg Russegger, Impact Academy, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Published July 11th, 2022