Room for artists

Artists from African nations are eligible to apply to work in the OpenStudio, Forster Gallery Zanzibar.

If the work of the artist matches with the concepts of the Forster Gallery, the artist will be invited to work in the OpenStudio for a set time period. Forster Gallery covers travel expenses and provides free accommodation.

Artists in Residence 2024

Kool Koor
13 June – 12 July 2024

Undare Mtaki
31 August – 13 September 2024

Gavin Kendo
8 April – 25 April 2024
Vernissage: 26 April 2024
Exhibition until 2 May 2024

Works of the artist in the Forster Gallery

Yvette Kiessling: Artist in Residence 20 January – 22 February 2023


Raja Oshi: Artist in Residence in October 2022

Works of the artist in the Forster Gallery


Agemo Francis: Artist in Residence in August/September 2022

Works of the artist in the Forster Gallery


Miska Mohmmed Ngeeb: Artist in Residence in Mai/June 2022


Johannes Petrus Meyer: Artist in Residence in January 2022
«Princesses and Sultans of Zanzibar»

News article: Interview with J.P. Meyer

Works of the artist in the Forster Gallery

Juanita Frier: Artist in Residence in March 2020

The artist herself shows her work in our OpenStudio.

Works of the artist in the Forster Gallery