Residency program 2019-2021
Residency program 2019-2021
March – June 2019 Arash Fakhim + Vivian Ziherl
Arash Fakhim (IR/NL)
The surface, the subject, the object, the thing & the actor all swirl down in a looped sink. A drainage of a visual soup. In his artistic practice Arash Fakhim takes interest in the fading divisions between the topics mentioned above. When you grab an object or a material, in order to use or to create, it seems to be submissive to its user. For example, to pin a nail into a wall you have to functionalize a hammer. At first glance, the hammer seems to be submissive, but to use this object one must first grab the hammer and so the actor changes its posture already. The object forces his actor to adopt a certain choreography. In this momentum the oppressor and the oppressed seem to exchange and share equal power over one another. The lines between the object and the subject now blur. This similar kind of friction of blurring boundaries is what Fakhim tries to capture, visualize and ultimately materialize into a form of work, whether it is a painting, a sculpture or, maybe even better, something in between.
Vivian Ziherl (AUS)
Vivian Ziherl is a critic and curator from Brisbane living and working in Amsterdam. In 2015 Vivian established the multi-platform project Frontier Imaginaries with the support of an IMA Curatorial Fellowship. From 2013 to 2015 she led the curatorial projectLandings, cofounded with Natasha Ginwala and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, and with presentation partners including the David Roberts Art Foundation, London, NGBK Berlin (as part of the Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures Network), and the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. From 2012–14, Ziherl worked with Dutch feminist and performance focused organization If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution on Edition V: Appropriation and Dedication. She teaches with the Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem), is editor of the Lip Anthology (MacMillan, Kunstverein Publishing), and is a doctoral candidate in curatorial practice with the department of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University, Melbourne.
July – October 2019 Bram van Breda + Carolyn F. Strauss
Bram van Breda (BE)
The multi-medial work of Bram van Breda is a continuous exploration of our surroundings and the active role object and matter play within social and cultural contexts. With a background in graphic and textile design, van Breda uses tactility and form as a mediator between the space or context he’s studying and the viewer-user. His work is often related to the act of removing, recovering, and redefining. Central to this is the idea of disorder or pollution. A concept that van Breda uses to bring together otherwise disparate fields of human activity such as anthropology, architecture and craft.
Carloyn F.Strauss (US/NL)
Carolyn F. Strauss is a curator, educator, and creative facilitator whose experience traverses the fields of architecture, design, contemporary art, emerging technology, and social and environmental activism. Currently, she is also director of Slow Research Lab – a multidisciplinary, research and curatorial platform. In her presentation, she will share some of the creative investigations that Slow Research Lab has facilitated: from ephemeral, immaterial experiments to large-scale urban interventions – projects that make tangible a vision of human activity in balance with other living systems.
November 2019 – February 2020 Winner Leoprijs 2019 + Brenda Tempelaar
Winner Leoprijs 2019
Brenda Templeaar (NL)
Brenda Tempelaar looks at the art world through a philosophical lens. She examines what people accept as self-evident, assume as true, and questions those assumptions in her work. In doing so, she focuses primarily on the places in which art is exhibited and the way in which they give meaning to objects. That meaning can be influenced by the location or structure of an exhibition, by the policy or typography of an institution, by the way in which work is archived or, for example, by the software used in museum apps. “My goal is to cause doubt, by being both critical and poetic. I believe that this doubt is needed to find new perspectives on the changeability of exhibition spaces, artworks, history, innovation, artists, curators and the public. ”
March – June 2020 Ellen Vartun + David Maroto
Ellen Ogawa (NO)
The artistic practise by Ellen Ogawa centres around drawing and making objects. Sometimes the objects and images synchronize and the work takes the form of an installation or large sculptural work. Finding the subjects in her work close by, personal and intellectual situations become materialized and expressed. Body and gender related issue are important themes to her practise, as are ideas about separation and union. Ellen follows the natural development of her work and pays attention to what happens during the process to leave space for excitement and new unexpected elements in the work.
David Maroto (SP)
David Maroto is a Spanish visual artist based in The Netherlands. He is currently a PhD candidate at Edinburgh College of Art (supervisors Maria Fusco and Jane McKie), in partnership with the Dutch Art Institute (DAI), where he previously obtained his MFA degree. His PhD project is called ‘The Artist’s Novel: The Novel as a Medium in the Visual Arts’. David Maroto’s practice focuses on the crossover between literature and visual arts, on the one hand, and the use of games as a creative method, on the other. The idea is that the spectator acquires an active role in the process of reception of the work, not only by playing/executing each piece separately, but also when reconstructing the network of relations that lead from one work to the next one. Maroto is kindly supported by Mondrian Fund.
July – October 2020 Lorelinde Verhees + Aukje van Rooden
Lorelinde Verhees (NL)
I’m interested in the ways and various stages in which the meaning of an object is established. The act of depicting, and the image itself both play important roles as a reflective instruments.
I use assemblage and montage as methods to draw links between seemingly disparate things and visualize them. This approach often gets the physical form of an installation, in which I work with both my own, and appropriated objects, sculptures, video and images.
Inspiration comes from the way different systems operate; be it (art) media – including photography, architecture, comics, film, language, art history and political systems. Within philosophy I’m interested in phenomenology and dialectics. The object itself acts both as a stand-in to research a relationship (the relationship between the object and system in which it functions), on the other hand it represents a unique state of being that fascinates me. Can we know the object? How can we understand the re-appearance of an object (it’s relationship to depiction and reproduction)? How are image and object connected?
Aukje van Rooden (NL)
Aukje van Rooden is Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Art and Culture at the Philosophy Department, and the Programme Director of the Research Master in Philosophy. Her work is situated in the fields of contemporary continental philosophy, comparative literature, and literary and cultural theory. She has published on various topics, including the conceptual history of literary autonomy, contemporary literary engagement, relational theories of literature, and the interrelation of art and politics in contemporary French philosophy (Sartre, Blanchot, Nancy, Rancière). Most of her work concerns the intersection of philosophy, literature, and politics and focuses on the social relevance of literature.
November – February 2021 Winner leoprijs 2020 + Katia Krupennikova
Winner Leoprijs 2020
Katia Krupennikova (RU)
Born in Moscow, Russia, and raised in Moscow. Based in Amsterdam. Holds MA in Applied Information Technology from Moscow State University of Steel and Alloys. For four years after graduation worked as business analyst and project manager in the field of IT. In 2011 she received an MA in Art History from the Russian State University for Humanities. In 2012 Katia Krupennikova has graduated from de Appel Curatorial Programme, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam. She is currently a part of the artistic core group at Bergen Assembly 2017-19