Opening Borderland Residencies 2023/24

In autumn 2023, art residencies along the border between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium open their doors wide for international guest artists and join their forces in a unique network programme: the Borderland Residencies. Numerous events await the artists during their residencies. Whether it’s cross-border excursions, day trips to selected art venues or studio visits and co-productions – Borderland Residencies, in its third round, once again offers a varied programme that not only seeks to support careers, but to unveil the challenges of art making in an intricate world.

We cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of the Borderland Residencies with us on the 3rd of September 2023 and to be present when the new Borderland generation enters the stage. The day will be complemented by a guided tour of the exhibition “Illiberal Lives” and a talk with the artists in residence.

If you plan to attend the opening, please register via e-mail to until August 23rd.


12.30 pm

Welcome to the borderlands

  • reception and words of welcome from across the border
    Sibylle Keupen, Mayor of the City of Aachen
    Eva Birkenstock, director of Ludwig Forum Aachen
  • A glimpse into the borderlands, programme introduction

1.00 pm                           

Illiberal Lives?

  • Introduction and tour of the exhibition “Illiberal Lives” with the co-curators Eva Birkenstock and Holger Otten
  • Talk with the artists in residence
    Moderation: Lene ter Haar, Cultural Officer of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Düsseldorf

Coffee break, international cake buffet

3.30 pm                           

Who’s who

  • introduction of BR artists and residencies
  • outlook on the 2023 programme

5.00 pm
end of the opening

Borderland Residencies is a project of Kulturraum Niederrhein e.V., coordinated in cooperation with Odapark, center for contemporary art, Kulturbüro der Region Aachen Zweckverband and in collaboration with the participating residencies.

Ludwig Forum Aachen
Jülicher Straße 97–109
52070 Aachen
Tel. +49 (0)241 1807-104
Fax +49 (0)241 1807-101

Opening hours
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
Thu 10am-8pm
Closed on Monday

Tue-Fri 1pm-5pm

Guided tours and workshops
+49 241 432 4998

Regular € 6.00
Reduced € 3.00

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