Calder Foundation

Atelier Calder

Established in 1989 in Calder’s studio and home at Saché in the Indre-et-Loire Valley, Atelier Calder is the oldest residency program of its kind in France. International artists are invited to live and work on the property for three months, receiving a living stipend as well as technical and financial support to realize artistic projects that might otherwise prove daunting. Designed by Calder and built in 1962, the studio embodies a simple and functional aesthetic, blending seamlessly into the surrounding natural environment.

Since its inception, Atelier Calder has hosted over fifty international artists for periods of at least three months and up to one year. A Board of Directors, led by Laurent Le Bon, President of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, oversees the residency program and the artist selection process. The Board is comprised of Calder Foundation representatives, art historians, curators, and members of Drac Centre-Val de Loire, Région Centre-Val de Loire, and Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap). Atelier Calder receives financial support from Drac Centre-Val de Loire, Région Centre-Val de Loire, and the Calder Foundation.

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Past residents

Atelier Calder Marina Abramović, 2001
Marina Abramović, 2001
Atelier Calder Abbas Akhavan, 2017
Abbas Akhavan, 2017
Atelier Calder Ricci Albenda, 2011
Ricci Albenda, 2011
Atelier Calder Carlos Amorales, 2012
Carlos Amorales, 2012
Atelier Calder Alice Anderson, 2019
Alice Anderson, 2019
Atelier Calder Darren Bader, 2014
Darren Bader, 2014
Atelier Calder Michael Beutler, 2013
Michael Beutler, 2013
Atelier Calder Santiago Borja, 2018
Santiago Borja, 2018
Atelier Calder Pier Paolo Calzolari, 1996–1997
Pier Paolo Calzolari, 1996–1997
Atelier Calder Los Carpinteros, 2006
Los Carpinteros, 2006
Atelier Calder Jean Clareboudt, 1991–1992
Jean Clareboudt, 1991–1992
Atelier Calder Abraham Cruzvillegas, 2005
Abraham Cruzvillegas, 2005
Atelier Calder Attila Csörgő, 2011
Attila Csörgő, 2011
Atelier Calder Duvier del Dago, 2014
Duvier del Dago, 2014
Atelier Calder Mark Dion, 2005
Mark Dion, 2005
Atelier Calder Trisha Donnelly, 2016
Trisha Donnelly, 2016
Atelier Calder Tara Donovan, 2006
Tara Donovan, 2006
Atelier Calder Jimmie Durham, 2007
Jimmie Durham, 2007
Atelier Calder Elise Eeraerts, 2018
Elise Eeraerts, 2018
Atelier Calder Sam Ekwurtzel, 2021
Sam Ekwurtzel, 2021
Atelier Calder Marc Fornes, 2012
Marc Fornes, 2012
Atelier Calder Rochelle Goldberg, 2017
Rochelle Goldberg, 2017
Atelier Calder Marie-Ange Guilleminot, 2000–2001
Marie-Ange Guilleminot, 2000–2001
Atelier Calder Rachel Harrison, 2012
Rachel Harrison, 2012
Atelier Calder Jeppe Hein, 2009–2010
Jeppe Hein, 2009–2010
Atelier Calder Roger Hiorns, 2008
Roger Hiorns, 2008
Atelier Calder Bill Jenkins, 2018
Bill Jenkins, 2018
Atelier Calder Marin Kasimir, 1990–1991
Marin Kasimir, 1990–1991
Atelier Calder Tadashi Kawamata, 1993–1994
Tadashi Kawamata, 1993–1994
Atelier Calder Kcho, 1999
Kcho, 1999
Atelier Calder Žilvinas Kempinas, 2008
Žilvinas Kempinas, 2008
Atelier Calder Tarik Kiswanson, 2020
Tarik Kiswanson, 2020
Atelier Calder Stanislav Kolibal, 1992
Stanislav Kolibal, 1992
Atelier Calder Eva Koťátková, 2019
Eva Koťátková, 2019
Atelier Calder Kitty Kraus, 2016
Kitty Kraus, 2016
Atelier Calder William Lamson, 2018
William Lamson, 2018
Atelier Calder Haroon Mirza, 2013
Haroon Mirza, 2013
Atelier Calder Ernesto Neto, 2007
Ernesto Neto, 2007
Atelier Calder Richard Nonas, 1995
Richard Nonas, 1995
Atelier Calder Julian Opie, 1995–1996
Julian Opie, 1995–1996
Atelier Calder Yazid Oulab, 2009
Yazid Oulab, 2009
Atelier Calder Beverly Pepper, 2000
Beverly Pepper, 2000
Atelier Calder Jaume Plensa, 1996
Jaume Plensa, 1996
Atelier Calder Alexander Ponomarev, 2003
Alexander Ponomarev, 2003
Atelier Calder Martin Puryear, 1992–1993
Martin Puryear, 1992–1993
Atelier Calder David Rabinowitch, 1994
David Rabinowitch, 1994
Atelier Calder Klaus Rinke, 2003
Klaus Rinke, 2003
Atelier Calder Laurent Saksik, 2001–2002
Laurent Saksik, 2001–2002
Atelier Calder Tomás Saraceno, 2010
Tomás Saraceno, 2010
Atelier Calder Sarkis, 1997–1998
Sarkis, 1997–1998
Atelier Calder Aki Sasamoto, 2021
Aki Sasamoto, 2021
Atelier Calder Patrick Saytour, 1989–1990
Patrick Saytour, 1989–1990
Atelier Calder Allan Sekula, 1998
Allan Sekula, 1998
Atelier Calder Valerie Snobeck, 2018
Valerie Snobeck, 2018
Atelier Calder Peter Soriano, 2004
Peter Soriano, 2004
Atelier Calder Monika Sosnowska, 2014
Monika Sosnowska, 2014
Atelier Calder Jessica Stockholder, 1997
Jessica Stockholder, 1997
Atelier Calder Veit Stratmann, 2004
Veit Stratmann, 2004
Atelier Calder Sarah Sze, 2002
Sarah Sze, 2002
Atelier Calder Barthélémy Toguo, 2020
Barthélémy Toguo, 2020
Atelier Calder Francisco Tropa, 2015
Francisco Tropa, 2015
Atelier Calder Sylvie Ungauer, 1999–2000
Sylvie Ungauer, 1999–2000
Atelier Calder Hema Upadhyay, 2010–2011
Hema Upadhyay, 2010–2011
Atelier Calder Corban Walker, 2015
Corban Walker, 2015
Atelier Calder Raphael Zarka, 2016
Raphael Zarka, 2016