Alumna Leah Ceriello Receives Travel Grant for Residency in Skomvaer, Norway

June 5, 2014

Alumna Leah Ceriello ’12 has just received a travel grant from the Montague Fund at the MFA for a two week residency in Skomvaer, Norway! She is trying to crowd fund the rest of her expenses. Learn more here:

In August of this year, on the tiny island of Skomvær, a group of artists and theoreticians are gathering at Skomvær Lighthouse for a 14-day interdisciplinary laboratory on site-specific art in nature. The goal of the residency is to create site specific works with sustainable ideas and conscious presence in nature as a theme on all levels- with equal weight to culture and nature, environmental politics and aesthetics.

Skomvær is located just below the Arctic Circle, in Nordland county, Norway. It has a rich and varied history, including evidence of a large Iron Age settlement, extensive maritime activity (including shipbuilding and fishing), and a culture of sustainability through environmental stewardship and subsistence agriculture.

Any and all contributions you can make will be incredibly helpful! Please visit Ceriello’s gofundme page for more information!