Residency program

Amparo Sard x RPR ART Mallorca Residency Program
Under the patronage of internationally established Spanish artist Amparo Sard, I have started an artists’ residency program, which allows handpicked artists to work and live on Mallorca for a limited time followed by an exhibition of their artworks on the island.

Mallorca Residency 2019 – Amparo Sard, Raphael Brunk, Carolin Israel, Bernhard Adams (from left to right)

Mallorca Residency 2019

Master Students of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Develop New Works in Spain

Photos: Bernhard Adams

Under the patronage of the Majorcan artist Amparo Sard, three master students of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf have developed new works during a three-week artists' residency in Son Servera, Mallorca. The program was initiated by Ruth Polleit Riechert and took place from March 17th until April 7th, 2019. The newly developed works were exhibited in Königstein in May and Son Servera, Mallorca, in July 2019.

The participating artists were: Bernhard Adams (born 1990, master student of Professor Katharina Grosse), Raphael Brunk (born 1987, master student of Professor Andreas Gursky) and Carolin Israel (born 1990, Student of Professors Tomma Abts and Katharina Grosse).

"With the Residency Program, we want to start an exchange of German and Spanish - especially Majorcan - artists to promote their artistic development and make their work known to a wider public” says patron Amparo Sard. The artist worked with Ruth Polleit Riechert for the first time in 2000. At that time, Amparo Sard won a Frankfurt Deutsche Bank competition, which was organised by the art historian.

The work of Amparo Sard (*1976 in Son Servera, Mallorca) was shown in more than 30 individual exhibitions and is represented in the collections of MoMA and Guggenheim Museum. Amparo Sard also holds a professorship at the Art Academy Barcelona.