I have participated with Triangle’s Indian and Nepalese national partners
Sutra Art Group Nepal
KHOJ International Artists Association New Delhi, India
see more details in their particular subfolders (open day, participiants, installation…)
here parts of the self-definition of Triangle Art Trust of 2007:
Triangle Art Trust – Triangle Network Organization
Triangle is an international network of artists and arts organizations that promotes dialogue, exchange of ideas and innovation within the contemporary visual arts.
Triangle Arts Trust (now Triangle Network) was founded by Sir Anthony Caro and Robert Loder in 1982 and started with an artists’ workshop in Upstate New York in the summer of the same year. The workshop brought together approximately 25 emerging and mid career artists from the US, Canada and the UK, who spent two weeks making work alongside each other. The workshop aimed to provide the artists with space and time to enter into dialogue and exchange ideas, knowledge and skills with each other. As such, the focus of the workshop was directed more towards the process of making work rather than the product. Triangle Network is organized as a network of artists, visual art organizations, and artists-led workshops. Through its activities the Trust encourages, experimentation, artists’ mobility, exchange, and fresh thinking; with an emphasis on process and professional development. Each center within the Network is independent and set up to respond to local needs.After the success of the initial workshops, the organizers decided to widen the geographical spread and invite artists from South Africa, namely David Koloane and Bill Ainsley who, after attending the NY workshop, decided to adopt the workshop format and organize one outside Johannesburg. They invited artists from South Africa and neighbouring countries, some of whom returned home and decided to start workshops of their own, thereby instigating the development of a network which is still growing and to date has spread to over 40 countries worldwide. Over time, some workshops have acquired permanent spaces and have become organizations, with buildings which generally offer studios for local artists, international residencies, exhibitions and community outreach activities. In recent years, a number of artist-led organizations and collectives have become part of the Triangle Network, enabling them to realize international exchange projects involving workshops or residencies. While being part of the Triangle Network offers an opportunity for support and exchange, each partner remains independent and develops programms that respond to the local needs of artists and audiences.
The Workshop Model provides an uninterrupted period of two weeks where 20 –25 artists from diverse cultural backgrounds engage with each other to explore new ideas and expand the boundaries of their practice. Half of the participating artists are from the host country, giving the workshop a strong local base, while the remainder are international.The Residencies last up to 3 months and offer the possibility of a longer term exchange. The International Network provides opportunities for artists to further extend the process of exchange and encourages the sharing of information and skills.
During workshops and residencies artists focus on work in progress rather than the finished product. The activities are non-prescriptive and process-based, emphazising experimentation and fresh thinking. Participants are encouraged to develop work they might not do in their own studios and to participate fully in the intense dynamic that develops when artists work alongside each other in a stimulating environment.
The Trust promotes artist led initiatives. Each workshop and residency programms is organized by a Working Group of local artists responsible for both fundraising and logistics. These activities build confidence and self reliance and attract voluntary input from the local community.
The Network is held together by shared commitment to artistic exchange and process. These experiences provide considerable professional development at the level of making work, and have often made a valuable contribution to artists’ careers.
As the Network grows, regional centers are established with hubs in London, Nairobi, Delhi, Johannesburg and Port of Spain. These centers help initiate and co-ordinate the activities of the Network. However each workshop and studio building is independent and set up to respond to local needs.
Websites, grouped under this portal, as well as newsletters and publications, contribute to strengthening the communication and contacts between partners, while disseminating the Network’s activities to a wider audience.
The open days and open studios introduce audiences to a broad variety of international artistic practices, while exhibition programmes offer artists a platform for more resolved and ambitious work. Associated education programmes aim to introduce themes and ideas of contemporary art practice to the wider community.
The Network constantly expands to enlarge the base of over 3000 artists who have participated in workshops, residencies and exhibitions over the past 25 years. The development of the network occurs organically, when participating artists decide to initiate workshops or residency projects in their home country. In more recent years, separately-initiated organizations sharing similar values and approaches have partnered with Triangle for international projects.
Partners and Sponsors
II. Triangle network
map and countries coming soon