RSA Residencies for Scotland 2019 – Becky Šik

Becky Šik was one of the 2019 recipients of the RSA Residencies for Scotland award. Becky spent two weeks at Sweeney’s Bothy, the first in August 2019 and the second in July 2022 (postponed due to the pandemic). During her residency, Becky began research for a new experimental moving image work Mercury, which went on to be shown at Collective, Edinburgh as part of their Satellites Programme.

Becky Šik is an artist based in Glasgow whose practice moves between film, sculpture, sound , music and publishing. Recent projects include, Sharing a View, group exhibition, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China; Creative Lab residency with Sarah Forrest, CCA Glasgow; Next Top Model, group show, Govan Project Space; Fiducial Marker, solo exhibition, Project Rooms Glasgow; Human Machine Interface, group show at Hilbertraum Gallery, Berlin; A thought Becomes an Announcement solo exhibition, QPRC, Glasgow. Becky is part of the ongoing collaborative project Made by ME.

RSA Residencies for Scotland is an artist-led scheme which enables visual artists a period of research, development and production at partner venues across Scotland. Launched in 2009, the opportunity is offered on a biennial basis and is open to visual artists at all stages of their careers, who were born in Scotland or who are currently living in Scotland (and have been for at least 3 years consecutively). Previous recipients of the RSA Residencies for Scotland award include Uist Corrigan (2015),  Hannah Imlach (2015), Sylvia Law (2014), Isla MacLeod (2013) and Kari Stewart (2013).