Container Artist Residency and ZIM Integrated Shipping Services created Container Artist Residency 01, a unique artist-in-residence program that takes place onboard commercial cargo ships. As the inaugural edition of this program, the residency invited visual artists from around the world to produce artworks while voyaging into the heart of international commerce. Kicking off with an open call for artists in October 2015 and the hosting of artist residencies at sea in early 2016, the project culminated in a set of international exhibitions. Working at the dynamic intersection of industry and culture, Container Artist Residency 01 sought to forge new connections between individual practices and vast global networks.
The next Container Artist Residency call for applications will be announced in autumn 2019.