international – innovative – interdisciplinary


"The jozi art:lab is where European and African artists meet, so let’s hear it for the international culture guerrilla!  No obligations, a noisy boomtown right next door, and   like-minded people everywhere you look, argueing, discussing, coming up with great ideas or working on interesting projects. What could possibly prevent a writer from getting down to work here?"
(Feridun Zaimoglu, writer, dramatist, Germany)


African Writer's Residency Award
Call for Applications 2015
Deadline for application submission is 6 pm Friday, 29 May 2015

Nii Parkes (Ghana) wins the 2014 Sylt Foundation African Writer's Residency Award

New Cambodian-South African artist exchange
Cambodian photographer Lim Sokchanlina at jozi:art lab
artist talk and braai
on sunday, 9th november 2014 at 2 p.m.
jozi art:lab
81. 5 th avenue in Melville (entrance is on 8th street)

Exhibition by Finnish photographer Tuomo Manninen
Opening: 27th June, 2014 , 8 p.m.
27th June to 13th July 2014
open daily: 12 to 6 p.m.
Location: The Shack, Orlando West, Soweto

TAF & Sylt Emerging Artist Award (TASA)
Setlamorago Mashilo wins the TAF & Sylt Emerging Artist Award 2014

ABSA L'Aterlie Merit Award
Bevan de Wet wins the 2014 ABSA L'Atelier Merit Award and will sopend a two-month residency on the island of Sylt in Northern Germany.

South African Visual Artist’s Residency (SAVAR) 2013: the winner is Kai Lossgott
Indra Wussow: "Kai Lossgott is working on a project that engages the delicate nature of the island and also offers new ideas and insights about global ecological issues through the medium of his art work. We are sure that the realization of his CARBON project will be important within the international art scene and with its interdisciplinary approach it will also be of interest for scientists and activists."
South African artist Kai Lossgott wins the 2013 SAVAR 


Interview with Indra Wussow about the Sylt Foundation Residency Programme
Classic feel, issue September 2013

What is Poetry? A Celebration of Language
Classic feel, issue May 2013
Landschaftsbilder von Sylt