Digital Residency: Rodrigo Red Sandoval and Clara Hastrup


Rodrigo Red Sandoval and Clara Hastrup, The Weight of Delusions, website, 2020

Digital Residency: Rodrigo Red Sandoval and Clara Hastrup

Rodrigo Red Sandoval (alumni 2016) and Clara Hastrup (BNC2020), are our first New Contemporaries Digital Residency recipients.

The Weight of Delusions is a collection of websites used as studios, far from showing finished work. It is a space of pure process, improvisation and tryouts. The pair have departed from sculpture or the physical world to then relate these to the image, always at a distance, somewhere beyond, in another time and another space. Behind the glass of the screen.


Rodrigo Red Sandoval (b. 1985, Mexico City) has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art (2016). and holds a Philosophy BA. He was an artist in residence at the Jan Van Eyck Academie (2017 - 2018) and now lives in Amsterdam. He has been funded and awarded by institutions like: Mondriaan Fonds (2020), The Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award (2017), Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2016), FONCA (2014 -2016). Some of his recent exhibitions include: It happens anyway, W139, Amsterdam; Between Eyes and Sunrise, Punt WG, Amsterdam; Species,, Amsterdam; Loopholes, Chalton Gallery, London; Anastasis, White Crypt, London.

Clara Hastrup (b. Aarhus, Denmark b. 1990) received her BA (Hons) Post - Painting and Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 in Fine Art and is current alumnae at the Royal Academy Schools postgraduate diploma Fine arts, and is currently living London. She has been funded and awarded by Erik & Susanna Olesens Almenvelgørende Fond, Augustinus Fonden, The Dagmar and Karl Thyrre’s Grant, Leithlate Award, The Royal Scottish Academy Art Prize, the Leithlate Award, Some recent exhibitions include: Lapdog Tabernam, Urbanek, London; Premiums: Interim Projects 2019, Royal Academy of Art, London; RSA: New Scottish Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Forårsudstillingen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

New Contemporaries Digital Residency

We are constantly looking to find new ways to support emerging practice. As a way to develop and extend our programme of existing IRL residencies, and mindful of the current situation faced by artists as a result of COVID-19, we are piloting two new funded digital residencies, hosted between 11 May – 5 June and 15 June – 10 July 2020.

Providing space, curatorial and financial support to make work, we invite artists to explore ideas, develop their research and create new works to share with new audiences through our online platforms. Artists were invited to propose a project, highlighting how the residency would benefit their practice.

Other Recipients

Marijn Ottenhof