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Deadline end of September

Meeting the New Residents July 23

Join our  Open Call for an exciting opportunity to participate in our upcoming exhibition and research residency program. Don't miss your chance to be part of this transformative experience in exploring the dynamics of intelligence in the context of the human-posthuman evolution.

Based on your questions, we wanted to note that your submission should be focused on your research. However, please make sure to highlight how your work relates to topics such as the future of human, posthuman, intelligence, technology and other relevant subjects discussed in our program.

- Submit your art for the exhibition and propose a research project for the residency.

   The first exhibition will take place in September 2023.

- Submit Proposals for paper development and research residency. Papers are due in      November 2023.

-Everyone is welcome to Submit to both categories


Sepideh Majidi - David Roden - Reza Negarestani - Maure Coise - Ray Brassier - Natasha Vita-More - Anna Longo - Alireza Taheri - Stephan Lorenz Sorgner - Alexander Wilson - Martin E. Rosenberg - Inigo Wilkins - Mattin - Adel-Jing Wang

Program Overview: Intelligence Unbound Research Residency

The Intelligence Unbound Research Residency is an ongoing program that offers a unique opportunity for artists and researchers to delve into the captivating theme of intelligence unbound and navigate the dynamics of human-posthuman evolution. This immersive residency program is designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and provide a supportive environment for participants to develop their artistic and research projects.

Ongoing Residency with 160 Research Residents: Join our ongoing residency program that already includes 160 research residents.

The research residency spans a significant duration, allowing participants to develop their work over an extended period. The program is designed to accommodate the individual research needs and artistic processes of each participant.

Research Profile on Foreign Objekt: Residents will have their own research profile on Foreign Objekt, a prominent posthuman art network, showcasing their work and research to a wider audience.


Exhibition Participation: The outcomes of the research residency, including the artistic projects developed by participants, will be showcased in a curated exhibition. The exhibition aims to explore the multifaceted aspects of intelligence transformation and the human-posthuman dynamic through visual and interactive installations. It provides a public platform for participants to share their work, engage with a broader audience, and contribute to the ongoing discourse on posthuman art. The exhibitions will be held in the following spaces:


   - Space Gallery: Online and IRL

   - New Art City Virtual

   - Foreign Objekt Website

   - Posthuman Art Laboratory Website


Research and Paper Development:

Participants of the residency will have the opportunity to develop their research papers through a series of workshops, mentorship sessions, and weekly meetings with fellow artists and advisors. They will receive guidance and feedback from experienced advisors and instructors who are experts in their respective fields. The residency encourages participants to explore innovative approaches, push the boundaries of their research, and contribute to the discourse on intelligence transformation.


Intelligence Unbound Symposium Panels and Presentations:

A highlight of the residency is the Intelligence Unbound Symposium, where participants will have the chance to present their research findings, insights, and perspectives. The symposium serves as a platform for engaging discussions, interdisciplinary exchanges, and critical reflections on the theme of intelligence unbound. It provides an invaluable opportunity for participants to share their work with a wider audience, connect with fellow researchers and artists, and receive valuable input and feedback

Residents may be selected to participate in panels and presentations during the symposium, allowing them to share their research findings and engage in interdisciplinary discussions.


Group Mentorship and Guidance:

Experienced advisors, instructors, and guest speakers will provide mentorship and guidance in a group setting throughout the residency. Participants will benefit from group mentorship sessions, constructive feedback on their work, and guidance on research methodologies and artistic practices. The collective wisdom and diverse perspectives within the group will contribute to their intellectual and creative growth.


Activities and Workshops:

Participants will have access to a wide range of activities and workshops tailored to their research interests and artistic practices. These include research presentations, artist talks, skill-building workshops, and collaborative projects. Weekly group meetings will provide a space for participants to share progress, exchange ideas, and receive feedback from their peers and advisors in a supportive and collaborative environment.

 Participation in Collaborative Diagraming: Residents will have the opportunity to actively participate in collaborative diagraming sessions, fostering interdisciplinary exchanges and the exploration of new ideas.

Access to Posthuman Art Network Blog Residents will have privileged access to the Posthuman Art Network blog, where they can explore additional resources, insights, and discussions related to posthuman art and research.

Participation in Publication Projects

Selected papers from the research residency will have the opportunity to be included in the Intelligence Unbound Symposium publication. This publication aims to capture the diverse perspectives, research outcomes, and critical insights of the participants. It will serve as a valuable resource for scholars, researchers, and artists interested in the field of intelligence transformation and the human-posthuman dynamic.

Joining All the Foreign Objekt Laboratories Residents will have the unique opportunity to join and collaborate with all the Foreign Objekt laboratories, including:


   - Posthuman Laboratory

   - Computation and Intelligence Laboratory

   - Sound Laboratory

   - Time Laboratory

   - Dynamic and Complex Systems Laboratory

   - Posthuman Art Laboratory


Joining Ongoing Artists Meetings and Public Lectures: Residents can actively engage in ongoing artists meetings and attend public lectures, providing them with valuable opportunities to learn from and connect with other artists and researchers in the field.

Collaborative Environment and Networking:

Throughout the residency, participants will be part of a vibrant and collaborative community. Weekly meetings with fellow artists and advisors will facilitate engaging discussions, idea exchange, and collective learning. The residency fosters an environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, enabling participants to form meaningful connections, share resources, and explore new avenues of research.

Joining the Discord Community and Artist Discussions: Residents can join the Foreign Objekt Discord community, where they can actively participate in artist discussions, share ideas, seek feedback, and collaborate with fellow residents.

Foreign Objekt Ecosystem


"At Foreign Objekt, we have cultivated a vibrant ecosystem that fosters posthuman artistic exploration and intellectual discourse. Our ecosystem consists of four interrelated platforms, each contributing to the overall vision of redefining the boundaries of art and knowledge in the posthuman era."


Foreign Objekt: As the central hub of our ecosystem, Foreign Objekt provides a dynamic and collaborative space for artists, researchers, and thinkers to converge. It serves as the foundation for our research residency program and acts as a catalyst for interdisciplinary dialogue and creative experimentation.


Posthuman Philosophy School: Our dedicated platform for posthuman philosophy offers a rich intellectual environment where participants can delve into the philosophical underpinnings of posthumanism. Through engaging seminars, lectures, and discussions, we explore the profound questions and ideas that shape our understanding of intelligence, consciousness, and the future of humanity.


Posthuman Art Laboratory and Network: This platform is specifically designed for posthuman art, providing artists with the opportunity to explore new frontiers of artistic expression. Through collaborative projects, workshops, and ongoing dialogue, we encourage artists to push boundaries, challenge conventions, and reimagine the relationship between art, technology, and humanity.


Space Gallery: Serving as our online and offline exhibition space, Space Gallery showcases the culmination of artistic research and creative endeavors from our residency program. It provides a public platform where participants can share their thought-provoking artworks, installations, and performances with a wider audience. The gallery facilitates meaningful engagement and dialogue between artists, visitors, and the broader artistic community.

Group Facilitators and Advisors

At the Foreign Objekt Research Residency 2023-2034, we have a dedicated team of group facilitators and advisors who play a vital role in guiding and supporting our participants. These experienced professionals bring their knowledge and expertise to provide valuable guidance and facilitation throughout the residency.


- Sepideh Majidi (Lab Director and Programmer - Advisor): Sepideh Majidi serves as the Lab Director and Programmer, offering theoretical frameworks and technical guidance to navigate the complexities of intelligence transformation.

- Reza Negarestani (Lab Consultant - Advisor): Reza Negarestani serves as a Lab Consultant, providing insights and guidance within the lab context for the exploration of intelligence and computation.

- Maure Coise (Lab Coordinator - Advisor): Maure Coise acts as the Lab Coordinator, facilitating collaboration, coordinating resources, and ensuring a smooth research residency experience for participants.

- David Roden (Lab Consultant - Advisor) David Roden brings his expertise to offer feedback and insights to researchers, contributing to their intellectual growth and artistic development.

- Ray Brassier (Lab Contributor - Advisor) Ray Brassier provides valuable guidance and critical perspectives to help participants refine their research projects and artistic endeavors.

- Natasha Vita-More (Lab Consultant - Advisor) Natasha Vita-More's expertise contributes to the intellectual and creative growth of the residents, offering feedback and support in their explorations.

- Anna Longo (Lab Consultant - Advisor) Anna Longo serves as an advisor and lab consultant, offering her insights and expertise to enrich the research residency experience.

- Alireza Taheri (Lab Consultant - Advisor) Alireza Taheri provides valuable feedback and guidance to researchers, fostering their intellectual development and artistic exploration.

- Stephan Lorenz Sorgner (Lab Consultant - Advisor) Stephan Lorenz Sorgner's expertise in the field of posthumanism contributes to the residents' research projects, offering valuable insights and feedback.

- Alexander Wilson (Lab Consultant - Advisor) Alexander Wilson offers his expertise and guidance to researchers, supporting their exploration of the transformative nature of intelligence.

- Martin E. Rosenberg (Lab Consultant - Advisor) Martin E. Rosenberg brings his knowledge and insights to provide feedback and support to the participants in their research and artistic pursuits.

- Inigo Wilkins (Lab Consultant - Advisor) Inigo Wilkins offers valuable feedback and guidance to researchers, encouraging them to push the boundaries of artistic expression and intellectual inquiry.

- Mattin (Lab Consultant - Advisor) Mattin contributes to the research residency by providing feedback and insights, fostering critical engagement and creative experimentation among the participants.

These advisors and lab consultants actively engage with the participants, offering feedback, suggestions, and critical perspectives that contribute to their intellectual and artistic growth. Their expertise and guidance create a rich and supportive environment for researchers to explore the transformative potential of intelligence in the posthuman era.

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