Residency Period: November 2021
Area: self-publishing, samizdat, experimental printing


At the core of Kolxoz Collective’s practice is a belief in the radical potentiality of printed matter to create communities and act as a platform for socio-political self-reflection and conversation. As well as self-publishing, they stage events and performances: creating temporary publishing houses and distribution centres, hosting workshops, open studios and social spaces such as coffee bars and clubs. Their current research focuses on methodologies for facilitating collaboration and they often make use of readily available or defunct technologies. The following statement by Kolxoz Collective provides an outline of their ambitions:

 Kolxoz: Short for коллективное хозяйство [kollektivnoye khozyaystvo]  meaning «collective economy».

 Kolxoz Collective is a Tiraspol–Prague–Chisinau collective that works inside the cycle of cultural production – from research, creation and replication to distribution, theoretical formulation and presentation: Turning every step of this process into a manifestation of perception of surrounding realities. The aspiration of Kolxoz is to prevent its own self–isolation and to keep contact with the status and issues of society.

 Kolxoz explores the potential of limits.

Kolxoz explores possibilities of mobile autonomous technology to communicate out of formal zones.

Kolxoz explores outdated and forgotten tools, practices, ideas in order to keep their purpose in a new context.

Kolxoz explores collectivity as a format of work, as a work of art, as a search for alternatives, as a practical response to challenges that cannot be dealt with by a single person.

Kolxoz is Trud

Trud is Kolxoz


 Recent projects include: It’s nice to be bridge. But people walk over it. Jeronýmova 88, Praha ~ Žižkov, Czech Republic; ‘Up to Ground, Down to Cosmos’ a Semi-nostalgia, almost melancholic, autumn necrologue salon 3rd space studio, Zpace-Atelier, Muzeul Zemstvie, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova (both 2020); and ‘Spalatorie Velo’ Public presentation of Kolxoz Manifesto publication and postcards. Public washing and catharsis of bicycles. Flat Space, Chisinau, Rep. Moldova  (2021). Forthcoming projects include: OSTRALE Biennale O21, Kombinát in ISO container, Dresden, Germany; Moneyfesta, All nomads are workers, Kitchen, Vienna, Austria.


+ other events

Tadej Vaukmanindependent artist, photographer and publisher.

Seeing Voice, Alia Zapparova and Ivana Pegan Baće26.5 – 7.7.2022. * Artget Gallery * Artistic director Mia Ćuk

Gerta XhaferajCultural identity constitutes an integral motive in her work, besides the idea of cultural transfer, where cultures meet, merge and catalyze the emergence of new semiotic chains.

ANNOSH URBANKEAnnosh works in the areas of writing, curating, photography and artistic research. She resided at footnote for the continuation of her research and interest in avant-garde art collectives in ex-Yugoslavia and today’s self-organisation.

Giorgia PiffarettiAs part of the exhibition “The Case of Poor Images” artist Giorgia Piffaretti will present her ongoing project FAMILIARSCOPE in a format of a lecture-performance.

KOLXOZ COLLECTIVE At the core of Kolxoz Collective’s practice is a belief in the radical potentiality of printed matter to create communities and act as a platform for socio-political self-reflection and conversation.

YANNIS MICHOS ExhibitionYannis Michos is an Athens based sound artist. During his residency he worked towards on an installation at Magacin Cultural Centre.

YANNIS MICHOS ResidencyYannis Michos is an Athens based sound artist. During his residency at Footnote he made field recordings which he included in the installation he completed in Belgrade.


Anja WickiAnja Wicki is a Lucerne based illustrator and comic artist. She studied illustration fiction at the School of Art and Design in Lucerne and Hamburg.

Issues with my other Half and other Stories by Anna VasofAnna Vasof is an architect and a media artist and a ringtone composer. Born in 1985, she studied architecture at the University of Thessaly (2010) in Greece and Transmedia Art (2014) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

SURFACES IN BECOMING (PAUSE II) Dimitra KousteridouDimitra Kousteridou is a multidisciplinary artist based in Athens. Her focus is on time-based, site-specific installations that manipulate noise and sound through the use of physical objects.

Bookbinding WorkshopYou will learn the necessary skills to make dummy books to develop your own projects in the future.

Resident: Inês d’OreyResident: Inês d’Orey Residency period: May 2021 Area: Photography

Sava Zolog#2 The experimental novel (2007—2021) Sava Zolog

From A to BTime travel, blue mountains, the dancing moon (artist book | 2019) From Beijing to Saint-Petersburg. Photographs, text, and song from the Trans-Siberian / Trans­-Mongolian railway.

#1 Studio Research: Katrin Keller We are pleased to present the works of Katrin Keller in the first of our Studio Research series, which features work in progress presentations by invited artists. Please join us for a presentation of her works in progress to be displayed at the Footnote Centre for Image and Text on Monday 25 January at 7 p.m.

Interview with Hanna Priemetzhofer“Those who fall in love with the Danube do so with the whole river, with her entire body, even those parts they have never seen.“ Nick Thorpe, The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest

Resident: Manuel SteinmannResidency period: October 2020 Area: Literature Manuel Steinmann is a writer from Luzerne, Switzerland. He holds a Science Bachelor in Environmental Engineering. Between 2017-2019 he attended Literary Writing Studies at the Bern University of the Arts.