Rosalind Nashashibi, standing in front of the National Gallery. Photo: The National Gallery, London.

London’s National Gallery Names Rosalind Nashashibi 2020 Artist-in-Residence

The National Gallery in London announced that filmmaker and painter Rosalind Nashashibi will be its artist-in-residence beginning in September. Nashashibi will be able to utilize an on-site artist’s studio at the gallery to produce work. She will also have access to the museum’s collections and research teams.

The yearlong program, a collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society, will partner with the Pier Arts Centre in the town of Stromness, in the Orkney Islands in Scotland, for its inaugural cycle. An exhibition of Nashashibi’s work will travel to the arts center following its run at the gallery in the summer of 2020. A 2017 Turner Prize nominee, Nashashibi was chosen by a jury of artists and curators, which included Neil Firth, the director of the Pier Arts Centre.

“The National Gallery is of tremendous inspiration to artists from all over the world and I look forward to exploring its collection and history, as well as those of the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney,” Nashashibi said. “I am glad that the set-up of the residency is made for the actual working lives of artists today, enabling both work and the caring for family responsibilities at the same time.” The artist will receive an award of at least $35,000 to help support herself financially while she completes her year at the gallery.