Maess has been awarded the Leipzig International Art Programme Residency for Jan -March 2014.
At LIA, both open studios and interdisciplinary panels offer the opportunity for a wider audience to access the world of art and to experience the place where art is created. In this way LIA aims to build a more personal connection between the artist and the audience encouraging discussions about art in the artists actual studio. Guest critics, such as professor of aesthetics, Bazon Brock, who attended in November 2008, are invited to contribute to these discussions.
LIA enjoys fruitful partnerships with prestigious international art institutions such as: The Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel; The Japan Foundation, Tokyo; The New York Academy of Art, NYC; and The Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam. Together, alongside the programme’s main sponsor, BMW Plant Leipzig, our partners made it possible for thirty five artists from fourteen different countries to take part in the LIA programme in 2008. Amongst others the artists were from Australia, Ethiopia, China, Puerto Rico, USA and the Ukraine.