Fogo Island Newfoundland Residency Personal Statement

Fogo Island Arts Residency 2018-19 (Canada) Spring/Fall 2018; Spring/Fall 2019
Dead Line: 21/12/2017
Online Application:https://fogoislandarts.slideroom.com/
Fee to Apply: $20

Description Of Opportunity:

Fogo Island Arts is seeking applications for its international residency program from artists working in a wide range of disciplines. Residencies will take place in Spring and Fall 2018 and 2019.

Residencies

Fogo Island Arts residencies provide opportunities for artists to live and work on Fogo Island for one to two months. Artists-in-residence are provided with a studio, accommodation in a traditional Newfoundland home, a vehicle for on-island use, and a weekly stipend to offset the costs of materials and day-to-day living expenses. Most travel expenses are covered. Artists-in-residence must give one public presentation, performance, workshop, or similar event during their residency.

FIA residencies are intended for professional contemporary artists with specialized training, recognition among their peers, and a history of public presentation of their work in a professional context.

Application Criteria

Applications are welcome from Canadian and international contemporary artists working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, arts writing, music/sound, curating, design, and theory.

The residencies will take place for periods of one to two months in either April-June 2018, October-November 2018, May-June 2019 or October-November 2019.

Applications should take into account the unique circumstances under which Fogo Island Arts carries out its programs. Applicants should also keep in mind that this residency takes place on a remote island with limited amenities.

Due to the limited size of our studios and houses, applications are not accepted from collaborative groups with more than two members. All residency costs (travel budget, stipend, etc.) will be shared between members.

Successful candidates should have a valid driver’s license, and will be responsible for acquiring the necessary visa if coming from a foreign country.

Residency Periods

2018: April 15 to June 15; October 1 to November 30
2019: May 1 to June 30; October 1 to November 30

How To Apply:

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted using the SlideRoom online portal. Step-by-step application instructions are available on the portal. There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $20 per application, payable through SlideRoom.

Applicants will be asked to complete:

  • Application form
  • Project proposal and a brief description of the applicant’s practice (500 words maximum)
  • Short biography (150 words maximum)
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (4 pages maximum)
  • One reference letter from a professional in the applicant’s field. The letter should outline why the applicant should be selected and how they might benefit from a residency with Fogo Island Arts. The referee will receive an email asking them to upload their letter of recommendation directly to SlideRoom.

And, where relevant provide:

  • 10 images (maximum) in JPEG format, with relevant caption information included
  • 2 videos or links (maximum) for film, video or audio submissions
  • 3 samples of published work (20 pages total maximum)

The application deadline is December 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm Newfoundland Standard Time.

Should you have any issues with the online portal, please contact SlideRoom.

If you have questions regarding FIA’s residency program, please see the FAQs.

If your question is not addressed there please contact us at info@fogoislandarts.ca.

Selection Process

The successful candidates will be selected on the basis of their submitted material and artistic merit by an impartial jury composed of Fogo Island Arts staff and Advisory Board members and invited guests.

Applicants will receive a confirmation email once their application is submitted, and will be notified of their status in February 2018.

Contact Email:bigart@gmail.com
Website:http://fogoislandarts.ca/news/news/call-applications-fogo-island-arts-residency-2018-19/

2017

MARLENE CREATES

MARLENE CREATES is an environmental artist and poet who lives and works in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador. Underlying all her work, spanning almost four decades, is an interest in place—not as a geographical location but as a process that involves memory, multiple narratives, ecology, language, and both scientific and vernacular knowledge. Since 2002 her principal artistic venture has been to closely observe and work with one particular place—the six acres of boreal forest where she lives. Creates’s work has been presented in over 350 solo and group exhibitions and screenings across Canada and internationally. Exhibitions in 2017 include What Came to Light at Blast Hole Pond River, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto; Photography in Canada: 1960-2000, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Belonging to a Place: An Exhibition by Fogo Island Arts, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto; and the retrospective Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the CARFAC National Visual Arts Advocate Award (2009); the BMW Exhibition Prize at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto (2013); and the Grand Jury Award at the Yosemite International Film Festival (2014). Born in Montreal, Creates has lived in Newfoundland since 1985—the home of her maternal ancestors, who were from Lewisporte and Fogo Island.

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KEREN CYTTER

KEREN CYTTER is a New-York based video, film, installation, and performance artist. After studying at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv, she was a resident at De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Cytter’s work has been exhibited in numerous international venues including Tate Modern, London; The Kitchen, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Kunstverein München. She has taken part in several biennials, including Manifesta 7 (2008); the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); and the Liverpool Biennial (2014).

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BRENDA DRANEY

BRENDA DRANEY holds a BA in English and a BFA in Painting from the University of Alberta, as well as an MA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The 11th winner of the annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2009, Draney was also a finalist for the 2016 Sobey Art Award. Her work has been exhibited at The Power Plant, Toronto International Art Fair and MKG127 Gallery, Toronto, and was recently included in 90X90: Celebrating Art in Alberta at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Draney is Cree from Sawridge First Nation, situated by the town of Slave Lake, Alberta. Her practice is based on her experiences and the relationships formed between her current hometown of Edmonton and the northern community of Slave Lake, where she was raised.

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IEVA EPNERE

IEVA EPNERE (b. 1977) lives and works in Riga, Latvia. She creates photographs, video works and films where personal, private stories are the starting point for artistic reflections on identity, traditions and rituals. Recent solo exhibitions include Sea of Living Memories (2016), kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, and Art in General, New York; Pyramiden and other stories (2015), Zacheta Project Room, Warsaw; A No-Man’s Land, An Everyman’s Land (2015), kim? Contemporary Art Centre, and The Liepāja Museum, Latvia; Waiting Room (2015), Contretype, Brussels; Esparrou (2014), Galerie des Hospices, Canet-en-Roussillon, France; Mindscapes (2013), kim? Contemporary Art Centre. Group exhibitions of her work include Nordic-Baltic Contemporary Art Exhibition: (In)visible dreams and streams (2017), Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna B28, Helsinki; Boundaries – A One Day Video Art Exhibition (2017), Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center, Maryland; Contemporary Landscape (2016), Cēsis Art Festival, Latvia; 61st and 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2015, 2016), Germany; Identity: Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty (2016), Ukrainian National Art Museum, Kiev; Something eerie (2016), Signal Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo; Le fragole del Baltico (2015), Careof, Milan; Ornamentalism. The Purvītis Prize, Latvian Contemporary Art (2015), 56th Venice Biennale; and 6th International Contemporary Art Biennale in Moscow (2015).

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JAN PAUL EVERS

JAN PAUL EVERS was born in Cologne in 1982. From 2005 to 2011, he studied Fine Art at the Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. He has received several awards and scholarships including the Fine Arts Promotion Prize from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (2012), a work scholarship from the Kunstfonds Foundation, Bonn (2012) and a work scholarship from Fürstenberg-Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen (2014). Evers’ work has been presented in various solo and group exhibitions in Germany since 2009. He was a recipient of the 2017 ars Viva Prize for Visual Arts. He lives and works in Cologne.

WILL GILL

WILL GILL earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University in 1991, with a focus on sculpture. Gill has maintained a studio practice since graduation, evolving from solely sculptural exploration to a practice that encompasses painting, sculpture, photography and video work. He was named to the long-list of the Sobey Art Award in the 2004 and 2006 competitions. Career highlights include a commission for a large-scale water installation at Toronto’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (2012), participation in a two-person collateral exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), and a three-week residency aboard a three-masted barquentine out of Svalbard, Norway (2014). Gill lives and works in St John’s, Newfoundland.

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JACQUELINE HOÀNG NGUYỄN

JACQUELINE HOÀNG NGUYỄN (b. Côte-des-Neiges, Canada) is a research-based artist who lives in Stockholm. She completed the Whitney’s Independent Study Program, New York, in 2011, having obtained her MFA and a post-graduate diploma in Critical Studies from the Malmö Art Academy, Sweden, in 2005, and a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, in 2003. Nguyễn’s work has been shown internationally at institutions including the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatoon (2017); EFA Project Space, New York City (2016); Mercer Union, Toronto (2015); MTL BNL at the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal (2014); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2013); Apexart, New York (2013); Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia (2011); Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Jersey (2011); and Gasworks, London (2010). In 2011 she was commissioned by CC Seven to produce a site-specific sound piece for The Woodland Cemetery, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Stockholm. She has also been awarded several grants for her research-based practice from the Sharjah Art Foundation (2016); the Canada Council for the Arts (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015); The Banff Centre, Brenda and Jamie Mackie Fellowship for Visual Artists (2012); The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Program for Visual Arts (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017); and the Swedish Research and Development Fellowship in the Arts (2007). Nguyễn was the Spring 2017 Audain Visual Artist in Residence at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and will participate in the fourth cycle of NTU Center for Contemporary Art Singapore’s Residencies Programme. In 2015, she was the first artist-in-residence at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. The residency was organized by SWICH – Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage – a collaborative project involving ten European museums of Ethnography and World Cultures.

Nguyễn is the invited curator of FIA Film: 2017 – Challenge for Change / Société Nouvelle: Documents in Participatory Democracy.

CORRIE JACKSON

CORRIE JACKSON is the RBC Associate Art Curator, overseeing the management and growth strategy of the RBC Corporate Art Collection and developing engagement surrounding RBC’s support of the visual arts. A recent graduate of the Master of Visual Studies, Curatorial Practice program at the University of Toronto, Jackson’s curatorial interests focus on cross-generational dialogues and developing the role of collections as accountable and inclusive narratives. Previously she worked at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto, at Sotheby’s Canada, and as an independent curator. She is on the board of contemporary art centre Mercer Union and the Gardiner Museum, and is the senior advisor to the Hart House Art Committee at the University of Toronto.

Jackson is the 2017 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator in Residence.

BRIAN JUNGEN

BRIAN JUNGEN lives and works in the North Okanagan, British Columbia. Solo exhibitions include Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2016); Kunstverein Hannover (2013); Bonner Kunstverein (2013); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2011); Strange Comfort, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC (2009); Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2007); Tate Modern, London (2006); Vancouver Art Gallery (2006); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2006); and the New Museum, New York (2005). Modest Livelihood, a collaborative work with Duane Linklater, has been shown at the Edinburgh Art Festival (2014); Art Gallery of Ontario (2013); and the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, in collaboration with dOCUMENTA (13) (2012). Recent group exhibitions include On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver, De Paul Art Museum, Chicago (2016); Residue: Persistence of the Real, Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); Sakahàn, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2013); and Shanghai Biennial (2012).

LEON KAHANE

Born in Berlin, Leon Kahane grew up in the setting of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). His artistic practice is closely linked to his family history which is one of Jewish Holocaust survivors who returned to Germany. Kahane studied at the Ostkreuz School of Photography Berlin and the Berlin University of the Arts. His video and photographic works address themes such as migration and political protest from a conceptual perspective that examines the complexity of visual media as a document of social reality. Kahane lives in Berlin and Tel Aviv, two cities with very different backgrounds that determine and propel his multifaceted approach. He is a recipient of the 2017 ars Viva Prize for Visual Arts.

ELIZABETH MCINTOSH

For the past 17 years Elizabeth McIntosh has explored abstraction beyond the conventions established by Modernist abstract painting. Based in Vancouver, she has shown across Canada and the United States including exhibitions at Blanket Contemporary Gallery and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, and Parisian Laundry in Montreal. Group exhibitions include PAINT at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Spell: A Travelling Exhibition of Contemporary Abstraction at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. Her work is in public and private collections all over Canada. McIntosh is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting and Visual Arts at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

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ISA MELSHEIMER

ISA MELSHEIMER, born 1969 in Neuss, Germany, studied at the University of Arts, Berlin. Selected solo exhibitions include: We live in townscape and, after a trek, we shop in Futurism (2015), art3, Valence; Le fil rouge (2015), Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris; Kontrastbedürfnis (2015), Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg; Synapsen (2014-2015), Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Eupen, Belgium; Times are hard but Postmodern (2014), Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; Isa Melsheimer (2013), P K M Gallery, Seoul; and Plant Hunters (2013), Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna. Recent group exhibitions include: Kristalle im Beton – Die productive Leichtigkeit (2016), Sculpture Museum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany; Microscopie du banc (2016), Centre d’Art Micro Onde, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France; Keep your Eyes Open (2016), Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich; Parcours (2015), Domain du Muy, France; Tapisserie? De Picasso à Messager (2015), Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers, France; and Variations Le Corbusier (2015), Château de Carros, France. She lives and works in Berlin.

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MIKE PENTON

MIKE PENTON is a singer and musician who grew up on Fogo Island, in the community of Joe Batt’s Arm. Penton’s love of music started early – his mother and two sisters are musicians and there was always a guitar in the house. At 18 years old, Penton has played several concerts locally, and performs regularly at the Fogo Island Inn.

Penton’s residency with Fogo Island Arts will consist of professional musical training and performance opportunities in Europe in spring-summer 2017.

JOSEPH DEL PESCO

JOSEPH DEL PESCO is a curator, writer and publisher. Since 2009 he has been Director, and in 2016 became International Director of KADIST (Paris and San Francisco). At KADIST del Pesco established a fast-paced program of weekly events that position art as a vehicle for discussion about social and political issues internationally, and started the first residency for international art magazines. Previously he was adjunct curator at Artists Space, New York. As an independent curator he has organized exhibitions, projects and publications at The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; The Banff Centre; Articule, Montreal; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and the UC Davis Museum among others. In 2015-16 he was in residence at SOMA in Mexico City, Beta-Local in Puerto Rico, The Luminary in St. Louis and ArtPort in Tel Aviv. His recent short stories about speculative museums have appeared in Art21 Magazine and White Fungus magazine. Previously, he has contributed writing to the catalogue for SFMOMA’s exhibition Six Lines of Flight, as well as Manifesta JournalX-TraNEROFillip, and SFAQ. 

Del Pesco is the recipient of The Islands Spring 2017 arts writing residency program held in collaboration with Art Metropole.

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CHARLES STANKIEVECH

Charles Stankievech (b. 1978, Canada) is an artist whose research has explored the notion of “fieldwork” in the embedded landscape, the military industrial complex, and the history of technology. His diverse body of work has been shown internationally at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; and the Venice Architecture and SITE Santa Fe Biennales. From 2010 to 2011 (and again from 2014 to 2015) he was hired as a private contractor for the Department of National Defence where he conducted independent research in intelligence operations under the rubric of the Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP). His lectures for dOCUMENTA (13) and the 8th Berlin Biennale were as much performance as pedagogy, while his writing has been published by Sternberg, Eflux Journal, MIT and Princeton Architectural Press. His idiosyncratic and obsessively researched curatorial projects include Magnetic Norths and CounterIntelligence—both critically acclaimed as the top Canadian exhibitions of 2010 and 2014 respectively. He is an Editor of Afterall Journal, London, and since 2011, he has been co-Director of the art and theory press K. in Berlin. He was a founding faculty member of the Yukon School of Visual Arts in Dawson City, Canada, and is currently Director of Visual Studies in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. He lives and works in Berlin and Toronto.

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2016

WALTER SCOTT

WALTER SCOTT is an interdisciplinary artist working across writing, illustration, performance and sculpture. In 2011 while living in Montreal, he began a comic book series, Wendy, exploring the narrative of a fictional young woman living in an urban centre, who aspires to global success and art stardom but whose dreams are perpetually derailed. Romantic woes, professional frustrations, parties and awkward encounters play out in black and white. The position of the outsider and shape-shifter is central to this body of work and the influence of feminist icons such as Mary Tyler Moore, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde or artist, punk poet, experimental novelist and filmmaker Kathy Acker lingers. Wendy is an avatar who shifts between different cultural institutions, reinventing herself with every modality and juggling different fictions of herself.

PAUL P.

PAUL P.(1977, Canada) is an artist and writer who works alternately between Paris, New York and Toronto. He initially came to attention in 2003 for his drawings and paintings of young men that systematically re‐imagined found erotic photographs along nineteenth century aesthetic modes. In recent years the artist’s interests in transience, desire, cataloging, notation and repeat observation has expanded to include evocative landscapes and their abstraction. His practice has also extended to plein air drawing of sculptures within museums, and to the production of his own sculptural works in the form of furniture. Paul P’s work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, as well as in group exhibitions at MoMA, New York, and the Freud Museum, London, and is in the collection of MoMA; LACMA, Los Angeles; the Brooklyn Museum; SFMoMA, San Francisco; and the Whitney Museum, New York, among others.

STEVEN COTTINGHAM

STEVEN COTTINGHAM, artist and curator, lives and works in Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) and has studied and carried out international residencies in New York; Madison, Maine; Berlin and St. Louis. Cottingham is the founder of the Calgary Biennial. His curatorial projects include Atlas Sighed: The Calgary Biennial of Contemporary Art, United Congress: Reconvenience and Soft Movements in the Same Direction at The New Gallery, Calgary. His solo exhibitions and projects have been presented at Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario; ZK/U, Berlin; Galerie Tiers-espace, Saint John, New Brunswick to name a few.

Steven Cottingham was selected for the 2016 Hnatyshyn Foundation-Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency.

RICARDO OKARANZA

RICARDO OKARANZA was born in Spain and is now based in Berlin. In 2007 he left a 25-year career as a professional conservator to pursue photography. As a conservator, he specialized in Renaissance polychrome sculpture and held several prestigious museum posts, notably at the Bode Museum, Berlin (2000-2007); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1999); and the Bundesdenkmalamt, Vienna (1996-2000). In addition to a wide array of conservation studies, Okaranza’s photography practice is informed by a master’s degree in humanities from the University of Barcelona, film studies at the Deutsche Film und Fernsehe Akademie Berlin (DFFB), Bundesarchiv Filmarchiv in Berlin and a Banff Centre residency in Canada. Okaranza’s work has been presented in curated exhibitions at Nuit Blanche Toronto (2008); Tape Modern #08, Berlin; Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastián. He has had solo exhibitions and participated in art fairs with WILDE Gallery, Berlin and lorch + seidel, Berlin.

LISA OPPENHEIM

LISA OPPENHEIM, who lives and works in New York, creates photographs and videos that connect historical imagery and techniques with the present moment. Her process often begins with online research to source images that she reinterprets using old and new technologies. Oppenheim also employs unusual materials as negatives – fabric, lace, slices of wood – directly recording the objects’ specific textures to create near-abstract compositions. Through her experiments with analog darkroom and digital methods, Oppenheim gives photographic images new forms and new contexts, inviting us to question and to wonder.

Oppenheim was awarded the 2014 AIMIA/AGO Photography Prize.

MAP OFFICE

MAP OFFICE is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (1966, Casablanca, Morocco) and Valérie Portefaix (1969, Saint-Étienne, France). This duo of artists/architects has been based
in Hong Kong since 1996, working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression including drawing, photography, video, installations, performance, and text. MAP Office projects have been exhibited in over 100 exhibitions at prestigious venues including MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Witte de With, Rotterdam, and over 30 biennales and triennials around the world, including five contributions to the Venice Biennale in Art and Architecture (2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010). Their cross-disciplinary practice has been the subject of a monograph, MAP OFFICE – Where the Map is the Territory (Office for Discourse Engineering, 2011). MAP Office was the recipient of the 2013 edition of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.

ABBAS AKHAVAN

The practice of Abbas Akhavan, BFA (art history & studio arts), ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video, sculpture and performance. His research is deeply influenced by the specificity of the sites where he works: the architectures that house them, the economies that surround them, and the people that frequent them. The domestic sphere, as a forked space between hospitality and hostility, has been an ongoing area of research in Akhavan’s practice. Recently, he shifted focus, wandering onto spaces and species just outside the home — the garden, the backyard and other domesticated landscapes.

Akhavan’s residencies include Foundation Marcelino Botin with Mona Hatoum (Spain); Le Printemps de Septembre (France); Trinity Square Video, Western Front and Fogo Island Arts (Canada); The Watermill Center (USA); and The Delfina Foundation (Dubai, UAE & London, UK). His recent exhibitions include: Burning down the house at the Gwangju Biennale (2014); Variations on a Garden, Galerie Mana, Istanbul (2013); Study for a Garden, Delfina Foundation, London (2012); Tactics for Here & Now, Bucharest Biennale (2012); Tools for Conviviality, Power Plant, Toronto (2012); Beacon, Darling Foundry, Montreal (2012); Phantomhead, Performa 11, New York (2011); and Seeing is Believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2011). Akhavan won the 2012 Kunstpreis Berlin, the 2014 Abraaj Group Art Prize, and the 2015 Sobey Art Award. He lives and works in Toronto and Istanbul.

MARCO BRUZZONE

MARCO BRUZZONE lives and works in Berlin. He studied Biology at University of Genova and Photography and New Technologies at Bauer Institute in Milan. He runs the Beyond, a gallery in the hollow of a 150-year-old platanus tree. Bruzzone’s work is primarily conceptual and finds its final form mainly through the mediums of painting, sculpture and performance. His work is represented by Gillmeier Rech in Berlin and is exhibited regularly in international institutions and galleries. Recent exhibitions have taken place at: Kunstverein Arnsberg; Ashley, Berlin; Museo Hermann Nitsch, Naples; Gillmeier Rech, Berlin; MJ, Geneva; Dingum, Berlin; Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles; Paradise Garage, Los Angeles; Performa 13, New York City; Kings ARI Melbourne; Tagteam, Bergen; Almanac, London; Ludlow 38, New York City; Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin; Witte De With, Rotterdam; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Bergen Kunsthall; Weneklasen/Werner, Berlin; WIELS, Brussels; Supportico Lopez, Berlin; Kunsthalle Basel; OSLO10, Basel.

JEREMY SHAW

JEREMY SHAW (1977, North Vancouver) works in a variety of media to explore altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to map transcendental experience. Often combining and amplifying strategies from the realms of conceptual art, ethnographic film, music video, mystical and scientific research, Shaw proposes a post-documentary space in which disparate ideals, belief-systems and narration are put into crisis. Shaw has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; and MOCCA, Toronto. He has been featured in group exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and KW Institute, Berlin. Work by Shaw is held in public collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Canada. He is currently featured in Manifesta 11, Zurich, and is shortlisted for the 2016 Sobey Art Award.

AUGUSTAS SERAPINAS

AUGUSTAS SERAPINAS is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. He received his BA in Sculpture at the Vilnius Academy of Art in 2013. As a part of his ongoing project called Secret Places he creates site-specific installations that are indiscernible from their surroundings, building secret studios in ventilation shafts and other hard-to-access spaces for the purposes of reading, discussion, thinking and writing. In 2014 he received “Best artistic debut of the year” prize awarded by the Culture Ministry of Lithuania. Recent shows include: How to gather? (6th Moscow Biennial); Phillip, Lukas & Isidora, Salts, Switzerland; The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien; Don’t You Know Who I Am? Art after Identity Politics, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; Utopian city, Survival kit 6, The Latvian Center for Contemporary Art; Unanswered Q, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius and Beginnings, Vartai gallery, Vilnius.

RICHARD IBGHY & MARILOU LEMMENS

RICHARD IBGHY & MARILOU LEMMENS live and work in Montreal and Durham-Sud, Quebec. Their collaborative practice combines a concise approach to form and construction of the art object with a desire to make ideas visible. Spanning across multiple media including video, performance, sculpture and installation, their work explores the material, affective and sensory dimensions of experience that cannot be fully translated into signs or systems.

Their work has been shown at: the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015); La Biennale de Montréal (2014), Canada; Images Festival (2014), Canada; Manif d’art 7: Quebec City Biennial (2014), Canada; La Filature, Scène Nationale (2013-14), France; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (2013), Norway; Centre for Contemporary Arts (2012), Scotland and the 10th Sharjah Biennial (2011), UAE. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery (2016), Montreal; VOX (2014), Montreal; Trinity Square Video (2014), Toronto; and Monte Vista Projects (2012), Los Angeles. International residencies include ISCP (2016), New York; Fondation Christoph Merian (2013), Basel and CCA (2012), Glasgow.

MARKO LULIĆ

MARKO LULIĆ lives and works in Vienna. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. His work deals intensively with topics such as architecture and modernism, the interweaving of ideology and esthetics, and the contrast of bodies in flux with the motionlessness of monumental structures. In his artistic practice he makes use of a number of media including video, performance, photography and installation. In recent years he has also curated several exhibitions as part of his expanded artistic practice. For the past five years he has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Lulić’s work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; MAK Schindler Center, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Vienna; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; The Biennale of Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Migros Museum for Contemporary Art, Zurich; 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel / Bienne and the Frankfurter Kunstverein.

GORAN PETROVIĆ LOTINA

GORAN PETROVIĆ LOTINA works as a researcher, curator and theorist in visual and performing arts and film. He holds Master’s Degrees in Art History from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and Art and Politics from Sciences Po Paris Institute of Political Studies (France). Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Ghent University (Belgium). Petrović Lotina’s research combines art theory with political philosophy to examine the political dimension of art. His main point of interest is to explore how art, particularly contemporary dance, challenges dominant politics and invigorates democracy. His work on this subject has recently been published by Art Centrala, Performance Research and Palgrave Macmillan. Petrović Lotina has collaborated with numerous institutions such as MoCA Belgrade, CAC Adelaide, Kaaitheater Brussels, CCA Sarajevo, Kunstahelle Wien, Kran Film Copenhagen and ArtCenter South Florida, among others.

Petrović Lotina will curate a short film series for Fogo Island Arts during his fall 2016 residency.

2015

LEANDER SCHÖNWEGER

Based in Vienna, Leander Schönweger constructs scenarios that tell no story, but create atmospheres with their own open, dreamlike logic. His installations seek to address the symbolic meanings of objects and situations on an individual subconscious level. At once familiar and foreign, his works evoke a sense of alienation as much as déjà-vu, triggering associations based on a viewer’s personal memories and the larger cultural matrix. Schönweger studied sculpture and multimedia at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Kunsthøgskolen, Bergen. Recent exhibitions include Parallel Vienna, Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei, Vienna (2015); Psychogramm, Zur Alten Traube, St. Ulrich (2015); Destination Wien (2015) and The Fog Disperses(2014), Kunsthalle Wien. He is the recipient of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2014.

YOTARO NIWA

YOTARO NIWA studied at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. He now lives and works in Berlin. In 2009 Niwa was awarded a scholarship by the Japanese Department of Art and Culture. Recent exhibitions include ABC Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, 2012; The Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2011; Untitled, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2010; Emporium, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, 2009; Dialogausstellung-Konsistenz, Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Cologne, 2009; The Space of Appearance Vol.1, Alpha M project, Art Space Kimura, Tokyo, 2008; Den Gang der Handlung verfolgen, Kunstverein St.Pauli, Hamburg, 2007; Plattform#2, Kunstverein, Hannover, 2005; and Beyond The Line, HBK Braunschweig / Herzon Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, 2006.

WILFRID ALMENDRA

WILFRED ALMENDRA is a French/Portuguese artist who lives and works in Cholet, France. His work draws upon architectural influences found in the shapes and surfaces around us. Almendra brings together diverse sources and materials to create sculptures that reference the practices of hobbyist, cite the designs of major architects of the Modern era, and question social class divisions, labour and alternative economies. Recent solo exhibitions in 2014 include Centre d’Art Les Églises, Chelles; Centre d’art Passerelle, Brest; and Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris. In addition, his work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including at Kunsthalle Wien; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Villa Arson, Nice; Centre Pompidou, Metz; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Klaipeda Art Center, Lithuania; Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Switzerland; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art; and at the National Center of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg Russia, among others.

DARRYN DOULL

DARRYN DOULL is a curator, musician, artist, and gardener currently based in Sarnia, Ontario. He was part of the curatorial team that managed the transformation of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, moving to a historically significant purpose-built facility in 2012. Recent curatorial credits of contemporary and historical art exhibitions include: James Kirkpatrick: Sculpting Sound (2013); Making Methods: Mark Stebbins, Samantha Mogelonsky, Becky Ip (2013-14, with Linda Jansma); It Isn’t Either Or: The 70s in Ontario (2013); and Ron Martin: Activating Absence (2014). Writings have been included in the monograph Adad Hannah: The Diversions (2012), in exhibition materials for Andreas Rutkauskas: Petrolia (2013), and numerous other exhibition publications. Darryn graduated with distinction from the Studio Art program at the University of Guelph in 2010.

www.darryndoull.com

HANNAH RICKARDS

HANNAH RICKARDS lives and works in London. She was the recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008/9. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and at the South London Gallery. Her work will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford in February 2014, and she has previously had solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Showroom, London and Artspeak, Vancouver. Her work deals with perception and its description; with how one can translate an encounter, be that with a sound, an object, a space or an image. It is centered on the framing of description in language, gesture and sound. To date, in particular, her work has explored, in installation, video, text and sound works, the relationship between atmospheric phenomena and experience of them: a sound heard accompanying the aurora borealis, a remembered image of a mirage, a thunderclap re-performed by a musical ensemble. Rickards’ current area of interest and research is centered on the relationship between either temporary or permanent elements in a landscape and the perception of groups or individuals to a landscape as a whole, with the specific sites concerned being used as both a vantage point and a stage for examining our verbal, auditory, spatial and gestural relationship with our surroundings.

EDGAR LECIEJEWSKI

EDGAR LECIEJEWSKI explores the various social and scientific uses of photography. His work employs an experimental, analytic approach to the medium of photography by using various techniques and media. Besides content-related issues and the reflection of his own work, he is interested in issues such as the rhetoric of the photographic series, the photographic genre, the composition, and how as much time as possible can fit in a single photographic image. His pictures are repositories of time that allow for the slowing down of the act of seeing. Leciejewski’s work has been exhibited amongst others at Witte de With Center for Contempoary Art Rotterdam, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Wien, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Leciejewski lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.

www.edgarl.de

GORAN PETROVIĆ LOTINA

GORAN PETROVIĆ LOTINA works as a researcher, curator and theorist in visual and performing arts and film. He holds Master’s Degrees in Art History from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and Art and Politics from Sciences Po Paris Institute of Political Studies (France). Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Ghent University (Belgium). Petrović Lotina’s research combines art theory with political philosophy to examine the political dimension of art. His main point of interest is to explore how art, particularly contemporary dance, challenges dominant politics and invigorates democracy. His work on this subject has recently been published by Art Centrala, Performance Research and Palgrave Macmillan. Petrović Lotina has collaborated with numerous institutions such as MoCA Belgrade, CAC Adelaide, Kaaitheater Brussels, CCA Sarajevo, Kunstahelle Wien, Kran Film Copenhagen and ArtCenter South Florida, among others.

Petrović Lotina will curate a short film series for Fogo Island Arts during his fall 2016 residency.

MARKO LULIĆ

MARKO LULIĆ lives and works in Vienna. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. His work deals intensively with topics such as architecture and modernism, the interweaving of ideology and esthetics, and the contrast of bodies in flux with the motionlessness of monumental structures. In his artistic practice he makes use of a number of media including video, performance, photography and installation. In recent years he has also curated several exhibitions as part of his expanded artistic practice. For the past five years he has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Lulić’s work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; MAK Schindler Center, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Vienna; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; The Biennale of Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Migros Museum for Contemporary Art, Zurich; 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel / Bienne and the Frankfurter Kunstverein.

JEREMY LAING

FLAKA HALITI

FLAKA HALITI (born 1982, Prishtina) lives and works in Munich. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Prishtina University in 2006. Between 2008 and 2013, Haliti continued her education at the Städelschule Frankfurt am Main. She is currently completing the PhD-in-Practice program at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (MUMOK); Castile-Leon Museum of Contemporary Art (MUSAC); ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe; 54th October Salon, Belgrade; Gallery Martin Janda, Vienna; Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt; Kosovo National Gallery, Prishtina; Brussels Biennial 1; Stacion Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Vienna Fair; Artist Run Sweden Art Fair, Stockholm; Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad; SpaPort Biennial, Sarajevo; Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade; and Portikus, Frankfurt am Main.

Haliti is representing Kosovo at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) in an exhibition curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport of the Republic of Kosovo. She is a winner of the Muslim Mulliqi Prize 2014, organized by the National Gallery of Kosovo, and recipient of the Henkel Art.Award (2013), granted in cooperation with Museum of Modern Art Vienna and KulturKontakt Austria. She was nominated for the 54th October Salon Prize, Belgrade in 2013 and received First Prize Agriculture and Banking (2009), organized by Städelschule and Rentenbank.

MICHELE DI MENNA

MICHELE DI MENNA’s circular artistic practice centres on ideas of ephemerality and fluidity, incorporating elements of performance, collage, sculpture, video, sound, text and installation. Repurposing is a central technique of her practice: bricks from an installation become instruments in a sound piece, a collage becomes inspiration for a video, or a performance yields a papier-mâché sculpture. Di Menna’s performances are distinctly thematic and narrative-based, with an introduction, climax and ending; though enigmatic, they represent the ultimate realization of her practice, linking her various creations and exploring their powers to mutually inform. For These Eels Are Electric (2006), one of her better-known pieces, she donned a Lycra costume and performed a ritualistic-seeming dance in a gallery installation of her own creation.

MARK MANN

MARK MANN is a freelance writer based in Montreal. He writes about science and tech for Motherboard at Vice, and covers the tech beat for Report on Business at the Globe and Mail. His longform feature journalism and other cultural reporting have appeared in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Reader’s Digest, Torontoist, and upcomingly in Toronto Life. He reviews contemporary art and dance for Momus, an online art criticism publication, and The Dance Current. He is the chief scriptwriter for CCC, an audio art collective, and is currently collaborating with the Belgian designer Boy Vereecken on a book of short stories scheduled to be published by Sternberg Press in the winter of 2017. He won gold in the humour category at the National Magazine Awards in 2011, and has been awarded residencies at the Banff Centre (Memoire and Literary Journalism) and at Fogo Island Arts in 2015.

BOY VEREECKEN

BOY VEREECKEN is an editorial designer. He runs a studio in Brussels and is an advising researcher in the design department of Sint Lucas Antwerp College of Art. He is currently doing a PhD in Arts at the University of Antwerp. He has lectured at institutions including Marmara Üniversitesi, Istanbul; Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy; Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam; and Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Vereecken is interested in design and editing as the study of signs, not in isolation but as part of semiotic “sign systems,” which differ according to medium or genre. This is, in other words, the study of how meanings are made — concerned not only with communication, but also with the construction and maintenance of reality. By deconstructing and contesting the realities of signs, we can reveal whose realities are privileged, and whose are suppressed. Vereecken is currently the Art Director at Kunsthalle Wien, Austria for which he was awarded the German Design Prize 2014.

www.boyvereecken.info

NADIA BELERIQUE

NADIA BELERIQUE (born 1982; lives and works in Toronto) constructs installations that engage with the poetics of perception and asks how images perform in contemporary culture. Primarily invested in questions around materiality and dematerialization through the illusion of photographs, her image-based works are often interrupted by sculptural objects. She received her MFA from the University of Guelph, and has recently exhibited at such venues as Daniel Faria Gallery, XPACE, The Drake Hotel, Diaz Contemporary and Gallery TPW in Toronto.

www.nadiabelerique.com

NICO IHLEIN

NICO IHLEIN works and lives in Berlin. He studied Information Science at Freie Universität Berlin and Experimental Media Design at the Universität der Künste Berlin. He also worked and showed extensively with the artist group Honey Suckle Company, contributing to their open associative work practice. His work has been shown in several group and solo shows.

Ihlein’s recent works are an ongoing series of empty ceramic vessels, which are inspired by the costumes of the belle époque, Tupperware and alien blobs. They are sculptural gestures between ornament and abstraction, android-ized bodies and sublime beauty.

2014

ERIKA BALSOM

ERIKA BALSOM is lecturer in Film Studies and Liberal Arts at King’s College, London, specializing in the study of the moving image in art. Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, she holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University and was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. Her writing has appeared in journals such as Cinema Journal, Screen, and Afterall, and her book, Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art, was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2013. She has lectured widely, including recent talks at LUX, London; Light Industry, New York); Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris; and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. She is features editor of Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ).

MARK CLINTBERG

MARK CLINTBERG is an artist and art historian based in Montreal, Quebec. He has shown his work in institutions across Canada and in the United States. Recent exhibitions including his work have been held at the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Habourfront Centre, Centre des arts actuels Skol, and AXENÉO7. Upcoming solo projects will be presented at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (Calgary), Western Front, (Vancouver) and Trap\door (Lethbridge). Clintberg maintains a studio practice in Montreal, where he recently completed his PhD in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. He earned his MA at Concordia University (2008), and his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, completing a portion of his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2001). In 2011 Clintberg conducted research at Oxford University with support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Publications of his writing can be found in the following periodicals: The Senses & Society, C Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Fillip, Canadian Art, Border Crossings, BlackFlash, Arte al Dia International and Photofile. Other publications include contributions to One for Me and One to Share: Artist’s Multiples by Multiple Artists (2012), The Domestic Queens Project (2011), and Paul Butler’s Lateral Learning (2010).

Mark was shortlisted for the 2013 Sobey Art Award. For the Sobey Art Award Exhibition, Mark presented a work that he created during the first part of his residency at Fogo Island Arts, Not the one but there is no one else, comprised of a hand-woven fishing net and a series of take-away posters. Photos of this work can be found on Mark’s website.

www.markclintberg.com

GEORGE VAN DAM

GEORGE VAN DAM The Namibian-born violinist George Alexander van Dam has been a committed performer of contemporary music since the early stages of his career. He has worked with leading composers of today — Adès, Aperghis, Benjamin, Chin, Eötvos, Francesconi, Goeyvaerts, Harvey, Hosokawa, Kagel, Kurtàg, Ligeti, Mamiya, Reich, Saariaho, Stockhausen, Joji Yuasa, amongst others — as a soloist or within the context of contemporary-music ensembles such as Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, MusikFabrik, or Ictus, of which he is a founding member.

Through close collaboration with the younger generation of composers — Cassol, De Mey, Harada, Hus, Vermeersch, and others — several new works have been written specially for him, e.g. Homeobox by Mochizuki, premièred with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. He took master classes with Dorothy DeLay, Z. Gilels, A. Markov, A. Rosand, Rainer Kussmaul and studied at the Brussels Conservatory with Georges Octors and Arie van Lysebeth. In 2012 he resumed studying the harpsichord — with Robert Kohnen – rekindling his childhood fascination for early keyboard music.

His own work as a composer includes chamber music, the song cycles Engel-Lieder for James Bowman, Lorca Songs,Melanchotopia Songs (written together with Claron McFadden) for Witte de With, Rotterdam 2011, a violin concerto with timbila orchestra for Drumming Grupo Percussão Porto, music for (silent) film, for theatre and dance performances — Ballet de Marseille, Needcompany, Ultima Vez i.a. — and works with visual artists such as Manon de Boer, Angela Bulloch, Trudo Engels, Ana Torfs and Jorge Léon. Recent projects include new music for a production of Escorial by Michel de Ghelderode/Josse De Pauw for Collegium Vocale Gent/Transparant and the film sequenza — on Sequenza VIII by Luciano Berio — in collaboration with Manon de Boer in May 2014.

MURRAY GAYLARD

Generally I am interested in the human condition, with a specific interest in the things we say. There is no such thing as a neutral word or an innocent sentence. Everything we say is a redefinition of who we are and thus plays a crucial role in constructing our social reality. It is ultimately this landscape of the spoken word that I am interested in and through my examination of it I see my work as a documentation of how contemporary society reacts with itself.

For video footage, more examples and more elaborate explanations of my work, please visit: www.murraygaylard.com

CHRIS KABEL

CHRIS KABEL is a product designer who combines his desire to be an inventor with an intuitive, artistic approach to design everyday objects. Kabel: “I like to be smart more than stylish. For some reason aesthetics always follow suit quite naturally”. Equally important to Kabel is the context of his works: “I like to react to rather specific questions by clients that are looking for answers for a particular situation. It often turns out that my answers to those questions can be applied to similar situations elsewhere”.

Kabel works with product design labels (Droog in Amsterdam) as well as with galleries (Galerie kreo in Paris) and cultural institutions (Portikus in Frankfurt am Main, Marres in Maastricht and Witte de With in Rotterdam). His work is in the collection of the MoMA in New York, museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Kabel teaches with intervals at Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

NICOLE LATTUCA

NICOLE LATTUCA is a curator and educator originally from Massachusetts, USA. Currently, she is based in Montreal, Canada where she has been directing Educational Programs at the Canadian Centre for Architecture since 2011. Lattuca received her M.A. in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her thesis, Bad Education: Appropriating the Experimental School within Curatorial Practice, addresses the co-opting of the school aesthetic for display purposes during what was termed the “educational turn in curating”. Her research interests include contemporary art and architectural projects, remote art spaces and art residencies, and experimental learning platforms. Lattuca has held professional positions at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work has been presented at international conferences on education within the museum field, including Canadian Art Gallery Educators and the International Confederation of Architectural Museums. Throughout her career, Lattuca has curated exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives that take the form of discursive practices, participation, and co-design workshops.

EDGAR LECIEJEWSKI

EDGAR LECIEJEWSKI explores the various social and scientific uses of photography. His work employs an experimental, analytic approach to the medium of photography by using various techniques and media. Besides content-related issues and the reflection of his own work, he is interested in issues such as the rhetoric of the photographic series, the photographic genre, the composition, and how as much time as possible can fit in a single photographic image. His pictures are repositories of time that allow for the slowing down of the act of seeing. Leciejewski’s work has been exhibited amongst others at Witte de With Center for Contempoary Art Rotterdam, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Wien, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Leciejewski lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.

www.edgarl.de

YOTARO NIWA

YOTARO NIWA studied at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. He now lives and works in Berlin. In 2009 Niwa was awarded a scholarship by the Japanese Department of Art and Culture. Recent exhibitions include ABC Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, 2012; The Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2011; Untitled, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2010; Emporium, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, 2009; Dialogausstellung-Konsistenz, Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Cologne, 2009; The Space of Appearance Vol.1, Alpha M project, Art Space Kimura, Tokyo, 2008; Den Gang der Handlung verfolgen, Kunstverein St.Pauli, Hamburg, 2007; Plattform#2, Kunstverein, Hannover, 2005; and Beyond The Line, HBK Braunschweig / Herzon Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, 2006.

SILKE OTTO-KNAPP

SILKE OTTO-KNAPP is originally from Germany. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, and a degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Hildesheim, Germany. Recent solo exhibitions include: “Monday or Tuesday”, Camden Art Center (2014); “Geography and Plays”, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2013); “A light in the moon”, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2011); “Voyage Out”, Greengrassi, London (2011); “Many Many Women”, Kunstverein München, Munich (2010); “Standing anywhere in the space in a relaxed position”, The Banff Centre, Banff; and “Present Time Exercise”, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including: “Sacre 101”, Migros Museum, Zürich (2014); “À Ciel Ouvert: Le Nouveau Pleinairisme” (2012), Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec; “Hilary Lloyd, Janice Kerbel, Silke Otto-Knapp, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne” (2012-2013); “Watercolour” , Tate Britain, London (2011); “rendez-vous nowhere”, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Spain (2008-2009); 9th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2005); and “The Undiscovered Country”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2004-2005). Silke Otto-Knapp is Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing at University of California, Los Angeles.

JANICE KERBEL

JANICE KERBEL is a Canadian artist, living and working in London, UK since 1995. Kerbel’s work is often produced in relation to existing logic systems, re-configuring the principle applications of organising structures to better define the relationship between reality, imagination and illusion. Her work ranges in its use of material, often involving the use of print, text, sound, and more recently, light. Her body of work includes: Bank Job (1999), a detailed plan to rob a central London bank; Deadstar (2006), a plan for a new ghost town; Ballgame (2009–12), an audio recording of a scripted play-by-play commentary of a imagined, statistically average, baseball game; and most recently Kill the Workers! (2011), a play written for theatrical lights. Recent solo exhibitions include: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2013); Arts Club of Chicago (2012); Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2012); i8 Gallery, Reykjavík (2012); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011); Art Now Tate Britain (2010); and greengrassi, London (2009). Her radio play, Nick Silver Can’t Sleep (2006), was commissioned by Artangel, and produced by BBC Radio3; her book, 15 Lombard St., was published by Book Works, London (2000). She is currently Reader in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Kerbel is represented by greengrassi, London; Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; Karin Guenther, Hamburg; and i8, Reykjavík.

HANNAH RICKARDS

HANNAH RICKARDS lives and works in London. She was the recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008/9. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and at the South London Gallery. Her work will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford in February 2014, and she has previously had solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Showroom, London and Artspeak, Vancouver. Her work deals with perception and its description; with how one can translate an encounter, be that with a sound, an object, a space or an image. It is centered on the framing of description in language, gesture and sound. To date, in particular, her work has explored, in installation, video, text and sound works, the relationship between atmospheric phenomena and experience of them: a sound heard accompanying the aurora borealis, a remembered image of a mirage, a thunderclap re-performed by a musical ensemble. Rickards’ current area of interest and research is centered on the relationship between either temporary or permanent elements in a landscape and the perception of groups or individuals to a landscape as a whole, with the specific sites concerned being used as both a vantage point and a stage for examining our verbal, auditory, spatial and gestural relationship with our surroundings.

KARI CWYNAR

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2013

ZIN TAYLOR

ZIN TAYLOR (1978, Canada) is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. “Thoughts about a subject, turned into forms about a subject” is how Taylor describes his approach to — and use of — environments as material for sculpture and thinking. Taylor has presented solo exhibitions throughout Europe and North America. His writing and artist books have been published by Sternberg Press (Berlin), Bywater Bros. Editions (Port Colborne), Mousse Publishing (Milan), and Artforum (New York). He is represented by Jessica Bradley Gallery (Toronto) and Supportico Lopez (Berlin).

ABBAS AKHAVAN

ABBAS AKHAVAN currently lives and works in Toronto. His practice ranges from site-specific ephemeral installations to drawing, video and performance. The domestic sphere has been an ongoing area of research in Akhavan’s work. Earlier works explore the relationship between the house and the nation state and how trauma of systemic violence enacted upon civilians can be inherited and reenacted within the family lineage — the home as a forked space between hospitality and hostility. More recent work has shifted focus onto spaces just outside the home: the garden, the backyard, and other domesticated landscapes.

Akhavan’s work has been exhibited at the Darling Foundry, Montreal; the Vancouver Art Gallery; the Power Plant, Toronto; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Germany; Performa 11, USA; Bucharest Biennial 5, Romania and the Belvedere Museum, Vienna. Akhavan was the recipient of the Berlin Kunstpreis 2012.

KATIE BETHUNE-LEAMEN

KATIE BETHUNE-LEAMEN works in sculpture, video and installation. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph, and has exhibited across Canada, and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Shiny Object Person, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2012). Recent residencies include The Banff Centre, SIM (Reykjavík, IS), and Fogo Island Arts (Fogo Island, NL), with upcoming residencies at Open Studio (Toronto), the Illulissat Art Museum (Ilulissat, GD), The American Museum of Natural History (NYC), and The Arctic Circle (Svalbard, NO). Her writing has appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine and Border Crossings.

www.katiebethuneleamen.com

MARK CLINTBERG

MARK CLINTBERG is an artist and art historian based in Montreal, Quebec. He has shown his work in institutions across Canada and in the United States. Recent exhibitions including his work have been held at the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Habourfront Centre, Centre des arts actuels Skol, and AXENÉO7. Upcoming solo projects will be presented at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery (Calgary), Western Front, (Vancouver) and Trap\door (Lethbridge). Clintberg maintains a studio practice in Montreal, where he recently completed his PhD in the Department of Art History at Concordia University. He earned his MA at Concordia University (2008), and his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, completing a portion of his studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2001). In 2011 Clintberg conducted research at Oxford University with support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Publications of his writing can be found in the following periodicals: The Senses & Society, C Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Fillip, Canadian Art, Border Crossings, BlackFlash, Arte al Dia International and Photofile. Other publications include contributions to One for Me and One to Share: Artist’s Multiples by Multiple Artists (2012), The Domestic Queens Project (2011), and Paul Butler’s Lateral Learning (2010).

Mark was shortlisted for the 2013 Sobey Art Award. For the Sobey Art Award Exhibition, Mark presented a work that he created during the first part of his residency at Fogo Island Arts, Not the one but there is no one else, comprised of a hand-woven fishing net and a series of take-away posters. Photos of this work can be found on Mark’s website.

www.markclintberg.com

THEODORE ZACHARY COTLER

THEODORE ZACHARY COTLER is the author of two collections of poetry, House with a Dark Sky Roof (2011) and Sonnets to the Humans (2013), and the forthcoming novel Ghost at the Loom (2013). His awards include the Amy Clampitt Fellowship from the Clampitt Estate and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is a founding editor of The Winter Anthology.

www.winteranthology.com

KARSTEN FÖDINGER

KARSTEN FÖDINGER (1978, Germany) lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has had solo shows at SALTS, Birsfelden (2012); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011); RaebervonStenglin, Zurich (2010); and projektraum4, Mannheim (2009). Selected group exhibitions include: Alone Together, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, (2012); Art and the City, Zurich (2012); Local 11, curated by Eric Hattan, Kunsthaus base country, Muttenz (2010); The unstoppable rise of daredevils and bottles, curated by Meuser, Städtische Galerie, Karlsruhe (2010); herringbone parlor, curated by John Bock, Temporary Kunsthalle, Berlin (2010); and Purple Rain, Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe (2010). His awards include: the 2012 Baloise Art Prize, Art 43 Basel Statements, Basel; a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; the France Grant of Arts Fund, Germany; and a grant from the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

STEFFEN JAGENBURG

STEFFEN JAGENBURG sees the world reflected in the people who live there. Just as colours seep into each other, so do character, situation and time harmonise to create unique, personal experiences. With this outlook, his approach to beauty becomes more about the short moments people are willing to share with us. Over the next two years, Steffen will be visiting Fogo Island regularly to use photography to document the Fogo Island Arts studios and the artists working in them. (Repeat visit in 2015)

JANICE KERBEL

JANICE KERBEL is a Canadian artist, living and working in London, UK since 1995. Kerbel’s work is often produced in relation to existing logic systems, re-configuring the principle applications of organising structures to better define the relationship between reality, imagination and illusion. Her work ranges in its use of material, often involving the use of print, text, sound, and more recently, light. Her body of work includes: Bank Job (1999), a detailed plan to rob a central London bank; Deadstar (2006), a plan for a new ghost town; Ballgame (2009–12), an audio recording of a scripted play-by-play commentary of a imagined, statistically average, baseball game; and most recently Kill the Workers! (2011), a play written for theatrical lights. Recent solo exhibitions include: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2013); Arts Club of Chicago (2012); Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2012); i8 Gallery, Reykjavík (2012); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011); Art Now Tate Britain (2010); and greengrassi, London (2009). Her radio play, Nick Silver Can’t Sleep (2006), was commissioned by Artangel, and produced by BBC Radio3; her book, 15 Lombard St., was published by Book Works, London (2000). She is currently Reader in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Kerbel is represented by greengrassi, London; Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; Karin Guenther, Hamburg; and i8, Reykjavík.

MARJOLIJN KOK

Dr. marjolijn kok is trained as a theoretical archaeologist (phd) and worked for over ten years at the University of Amsterdam. At this time she made collages in her free time. In 2010 she quit her job to focus on contemporary archaeology and art. She researched Occupy and related protest movements. At the end of 2012 she joined ‘Ateliergemeenschap Havenstraat’ (studio community), where she now works nearly full-time as an artist. Her work is interdisciplinary and characterized by an interest in the relation between people, material culture and social relations, which she explores in different media. Collages are a large part of her work, especially the series ‘The Wonderous World of the Little Researcher’ but she also makes videos, photography, soundpieces, artist’s books and digital drawings. Her latest ongoing project ‘100 metres of Fogo’ consists of making 100 artworks, based on scale drawings of the landscape on Fogo, in different styles, each one measuring a square metre. Since 2013 she formed together with line kramer the artist collective THE KOKRA FAMILY, they make social critical installations. She has exhibited in various group exhibitions.

www.marjolijnkok.com

LINE KRAMER

LINE KRAMER I have been making studio-works (drawings, paintings and combinations/assemblages with mixed materials) for 23 years now. Lately I’m working on the notion of liberating my work from the economic and materialistic traditional restraints, e.g. recycling existing works and writing. And while creating objects I deconstruct objects as I’m also interested in creating space while letting time be the most influential factor.

The use of language as/in images is at this moment very important in my thinking and crafting. Language pieces are reflected in poetry and performances. At the same time I’ve been working as a technician and artist assistant at Witte de With, contemporary art centre in Rotterdam, for 23 years on a part-time basis. My own practice is developing on a different scale than at Witte de With but nevertheless I consider it of the same level.

My work that could be seen as a “all-round-artist” work, is focused on intellectual content. I am strongly committed to a practice that involves thinking about art, but also reflects and critiques a more theoretical and political discourse. I have been showing on a regular base in group and solo exhibitions on a somewhat ‘local’ level, but consider myself as someone having a voice in the ‘greater’ art world as well due to my technical expertise and intellectual experience. In my spare time I like to run and do yoga. My last free hours are filled with a wide range of on-line courses.

www.linekramer.com

YVONNE MULLOCK

YVONNE MULLOCK is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and is currently based in Calgary. Over the past 16 years she has participated in artist-in-residence program in Scotland, England, Canada and the United States and has presented group and solo exhibitions in Oregon, Calgary, Toronto, Fogo Island and Glasgow. Recent projects include the Alberta Foundation for the Arts International Studio Curatorial Program recipient, New York; Great Auk Sanctuary at the Museum of Flat Earth, curated by Kay Burns, Fogo Island; Dark Horse, Stride Gallery,Calgary; Charrette Roulette – Homeworks, Art Gallery of Alberta curated by Kristy Trinner, Edmonton; HIT & MISS at Esker Foundation Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary; HOME ECONOMICS, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto; Alberta Biennial – Future Station, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Calgary’s 2015 Biennial Atlas Sighed, curated by Steven Cottingham; Beaver Fever, Project Room, Glasgow; and WE, a provincial and international co-curatorial touring exhibition exploring both Calgary and Glasgow’s art scenes. During 2010-13 Yvonne worked with Shorefast Foundation and Fogo Island Arts as Lead Artist for a community based quilt project for the Fogo Island Inn. This textile-based project, amongst others Mullock has spearheaded and coordinated, reimagined traditional forms and techniques to guide a process of creating contemporary textiles that are rooted in the old. To date, Mullock’s studio practice is multi-disciplinary and spans diverse interests in nature and craft. Incorporating collage, sculpture, ceramics, video and textiles, her work explores ideas of authorship, craft and labour inherent in the act of making for both gallery and site-specific installations. Mullock often works with groups and individuals to develop works that are collaborative in nature, socially engaged and performative.

www.yvonnemullock.com

KATE NEWBY

KATE NEWBY (1979, New Zealand) graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts MFA program in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include: What a day, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland; I’m just like a pile of leaves, Auckland Art Gallery; I’ll follow you down the road, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland; and Crawl out your window, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen. Group exhibitions include: Melanchotopia, Witte de With, Rotterdam; Bas Jan Ader: Suspended between Laughter and Tears, Museo de Arte Zapopan (MAZ), Guadalajara; The Future is Unwritten, The Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; and Show me, don’t tell me, Witte de With, Brussels Biennial 1, Brussels. The Winner of the Walters Prize in 2012, during that year Newby also undertook residencies at ISCP (New York), during which time she completed two temporary public commissions: All Parts. All the time, Olive Street Garden and Cooper Park, Brooklyn; and How funny you are today New York, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.

YOTARO NIWA

YOTARO NIWA studied at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and Braunschweig University of Art in Germany. He now lives and works in Berlin. In 2009 Niwa was awarded a scholarship by the Japanese Department of Art and Culture. Recent exhibitions include ABC Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, 2012; The Spring Exhibition, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, 2011; Untitled, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2010; Emporium, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, 2009; Dialogausstellung-Konsistenz, Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Cologne, 2009; The Space of Appearance Vol.1, Alpha M project, Art Space Kimura, Tokyo, 2008; Den Gang der Handlung verfolgen, Kunstverein St.Pauli, Hamburg, 2007; Plattform#2, Kunstverein, Hannover, 2005; and Beyond The Line, HBK Braunschweig / Herzon Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, 2006.

ANITA NOWAK

ANITA NOWAK is the Integrating Director of the Social Economy Initiative at McGill University and teaches Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation at the Desautels Faculty of Management. As an author-in-residence with Fogo Island Arts she worked on her first book entitled The Power of Empathy.

LUCY PAWLAK

LUCY PAWLAK’s art practice focuses on questions surrounding how we act together. Pawlak conducts ongoing practical research about potentials for critical distance in augmented reality. She aims to design structures for reflexive navigation of how and why we conform to systems and what the possibilities are of for breaking with these patterns. In 2010 Pawlak founded the Samsonov Film and Theatre Cooperative, a collective of performers, cinematographers, sound designers and editors, experimenting with different approaches to filmmaking. The project culminated in a feature film, The Inspection House (training for the family in how to act). Pawlak studied graphic design in Bristol, painting at the Royal College of Art, and cinematography at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz. She was also a member of the Lux Associate Artists 2011. She currently is experimenting with wireless transception and remote communication.

HANNAH RICKARDS

HANNAH RICKARDS lives and works in London. She was the recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008/9. Her work has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and at the South London Gallery. Her work will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford in February 2014, and she has previously had solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Showroom, London and Artspeak, Vancouver. Her work deals with perception and its description; with how one can translate an encounter, be that with a sound, an object, a space or an image. It is centered on the framing of description in language, gesture and sound. To date, in particular, her work has explored, in installation, video, text and sound works, the relationship between atmospheric phenomena and experience of them: a sound heard accompanying the aurora borealis, a remembered image of a mirage, a thunderclap re-performed by a musical ensemble. Rickards’ current area of interest and research is centered on the relationship between either temporary or permanent elements in a landscape and the perception of groups or individuals to a landscape as a whole, with the specific sites concerned being used as both a vantage point and a stage for examining our verbal, auditory, spatial and gestural relationship with our surroundings.

JERRY ROPSON

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