CSAV Artists Research Laboratory

CSAV - Artists Research Laboratory publishes every year an open call to young artists of any nationality, selected by a jury. The project centers on the comparison and on the horizontal exchange between artists of different generations and nationalities and it includes both art and education. During the residency there will be activities such as laboratory, theoretical seminars and lectures by artists, critics and representatives of different disciplines. The application and the laboratory are free of charge.

2022 Edition

John Knight
COMO 2022

1-23 July 2022

XXVI CSAV - Artists' Research Laboratory
Como 2022
For several weeks in July, we will be given the time, space, and the luxury to engage in an open-ended exchange of ideas about structures of production. And, what nascent possibilities that might be available for consideration as replacements for some of the tired models of aesthetic production that rationalizes our present conundrum. (John Knight)

John Knight

Since the late 1960’s, the elusive Los Angeles-based artist John Knight has pioneered the practices of site-specificity and institutional critique, always interested in interrogating the underlying geopolitical and economic systems implicit in everyday conventions. Eschewing a signature style, Knight prefers to work in situ, engaging with and responding to the context of each unique site. Often utilizing the visual strategies of architecture, advertising, and corporate design, Knight’s multilayered projects challenge the art establishment and its relationship to a larger global politic.


The application and the laboratory are free of charge.