HH Art Spaces is an artist-run residency space established in October 2014 in Siolim, Goa by Romain Loustau, Madhavi Gore and Nikhil Chopra. The program focuses primarily on live art and performance with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative work. HH Art Spaces is a place for reflection, inspiration and creation; a place where artists come together, make and share their ideas, processes, experiments and collaborative efforts with one other and the community. We are currently located in an old Indo-Portuguese house.
We are part of a movement of artists from the big cities to Goa, as an environment that offers space, time, an international community and an increasingly critical audience. Our intention is to run the residency as shared work space for ourselves and for other artists. We believe that residencies are a very important part of the life and work of an artist owing to the time, space, facilities and networks that they provide. We are also deeply invested in creating an archive of live art.
Through the overlapping and interweaving of different practices and disciplines there is an inherent desire to create new languages and ways of making and receiving art. Every residency term ends with an OPEN Studio when the house and gardens are transformed in to a public exhibition to connect us with the larger community of Goa. Over the last 2 and a half years we have hosted approximately 50 national and international artists in residence, conducted six onsite and offsite workshops and exhibitions, held 14 OPEN Studios and collaborated with organisations within and outside India, including Catterjee & Lal, KHOJ, Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation (ongoing), Japan Foundation, Alliance Francaise, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Serendipity Arts Trust (ongoing), Sunapranta, Goa and GOAPHOTO. HH Art Spaces is quickly emerging as an important venue for the live arts in South Asia.
As a collective, we consider ourselves and function as artists, mentors, facilitators and curators. HH Art Spaces is currently based in Arpora, Goa, India.