Jorden Edge | Baltic|States (UK)

01.03 – 31.03.2024

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Narva Art Residency (NART) in Estonia are pleased to announce Jordan Edge (Kiik Amor) as this year’s Baltic|States Artist in Residence. They will participate in a residency at Narva Art Residency (NART) in Estonia this March.

Jordan (Kiik) will focus their time at NART creating an immersive storytelling experience through physical and digital interpretations of the geopolitical relationships between the North East of England and the Baltic region. They will research the distant mythologies that tie these places together, looking at material and spiritual societies that have emerged from their rich industrial pasts. Edge/Amor has exhibited internationally at independent galleries, festivals, venues and institutions including: Royal Academy of Arts, London; OverKill Festival & Sick House, Netherlands; ACKUA Gallery, Kyoto and The Glass House International Centre for Music, Gateshead.

The Baltic|States Residency Exchange Programme enables artist and curator research and professional development through a series of supported residencies, studio visits, curator study visits and commissions at Baltic, Gateshead and partner venues in the Baltic region. The programme builds relationships through cross-cultural exchange connecting artists, arts professionals and institutions.

Participants are invited to respond to the current shifting geopolitical landscape in Europe and develop work that explores borders, identity, citizenship and belonging. They are also encouraged to find points of connection between the Baltic region and the North East of England, building networks with the artistic communities and creating dialogue that transcends borders and geographies at a time of rapid social and political change.’

With special thanks to Embassy of Estonia in London, Kai Art Centre.

Photographer: Aaron Wyld

Jorden Edge |  Baltic|States

Jorden Edge | Baltic|States