In the endeavours of Art Hub to give time, space and language to experiments in the field of contemporary art, residencies play a key role. July, August and September will see the start of the three residencies – Summerworks, Residency To Go and Art Hub Residency. The new residents were all selected by juries on the basis of open calls.
Art Hub is delighted to reveal the names of the 13 artists and the one curator who will be taking part in Art Hub’s three different residency programmes this summer and winter.
The 14 new residents are: Viktoria Wendel Skousen, Benjamin Savi, Rebecca Krasnik, Stefan Bakmand, Mai Dengsøe, Maria Nørholm Ramouk, Trine Struwe Hansen, Tore Hallas, Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen, Sóley Ragnarsdóttir, Alexandra Jönsson, (Co)Opulence Collective (xiri tara noir and Sall Lam Toro), Vala T. Foltyn and Margarita del Carmen.
Below, you can learn more about the individual residencies and the reason why the different juries selected these particular artists.
Summerworks is a month-long residency for four artists and one curator at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) in New York. The focus of Summerworks is on graphic work and print. As part of the residency, the curator, the four artists and four artists selected from EFA’s own programme will present an exhibition in New York. We offer the residency in partnership with the EFA and the Bikuben Foundation New York.
Benjamin Savi is involved in printing as both an artist and a teacher. His work, which features themes such as counterculture and DIY, lends his practice depth and focus.
Stefan Bakmand’s application and practice reflect his interest in the medium of print and historical image production: for example, through themes such as alchemy.
Viktoria Wendel Skousen aims to portray plants in the New York Botanical Garden: a project that will make excellent use of the residency’s opportunities and involve experimenting with new methods in the EFA workshop.
Rebecca Krasnik’s work examines the technologies and methods that formed the foundation for the historical development of print and text. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the production of image and text.
The curator taking part in the residency was chosen by Art Hub for the following reasons:
In addition to her work as a curator – for example, at Rønnebæksholm and her projects at the Bizarro exhibition venue – Mai Dengsøe has extensive experience in the interpretation and presentation of various artistic practices, on the basis of an ecological, intergenerationel and feminist perspective.
RECIDENCY TO GO
In August we will be welcoming six artists to our Residency To Go programme. This residency has a strong focus on networking and involves an advisory course with an art consultant. Residency To Go is a programme that takes places in the artists’ own studios. It is organised in such a way, that an artist can take part, no matter where in Denmark they are based.
The artists were selected on the basis of an open call, by a jury consisting of: artist Linda Lamignan, Director of Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Oslo), Miriam Wistreich and the curator Tawanda Appiah.
The jury’s statements:
Maria Nørholm Ramouk’s practice is a translation – a movement between materials, language and voices. Her textile works, often created collectively, are based on a pluralistic worldview and – in Ramouk’s latest direction – on personal epistemology.
Trine Struwe Hansen’s sculptures work not so much through language but through emotion and intuition. Her sculptures inhabit their setting and play with both scale and material in an effort to create sensory and nostalgic surprises.
Tore Hallas’ work brings together seemingly disparate areas of inquiry in a manner both poetic and vulnerable, with sensitivity of observation and an impressive technical mastery.
Regitze Engelsborg Karlsen’s sculptures reflect great awareness of scale, structure and materiality. Her work also closely interrogates international trade and the impact of industry on the environment in which we live.
Based on painting and sculpture, Sóley Ragnarsdóttir’s work is a highly imaginative combination of themes such as craftsmanship and making connections between different materials, which manifest themselves in all-embracing and visually enticing environments.
Alexandra Jönsson’s practice moves between feminist thinking, collective consciousness and technology. Jönssons particular awareness of historical, geographical and embodied sites reflects an attempt to liberate through care.
ART HUB RESIDENCY
In September three new residents will move into the studios in Art Hub’s premises at 27, Halmtorvet. For the remainder of the year, the three artists will be part of the Art Hub Residency programme.
The residents are: (Co)Opulence Collective (xiri tara noir and Sall Lam Toro), Vala T. Foltyn and Margarita del Carmen.
In addition to a studio, Art Hub Residency also provides the artists with an opportunity for reflection and networking. In the context of their residency, the artists will also work on how to convey the essence of their work to the public.
The resident artists were selected on the basis of an open call, by a jury consisting of: Alessio Antoniolli, Director of Gasworks, London, Kristine Spejlborg, Curator at Nuuk Art Museum and Scott William Raby, artist, researcher, and arts organizer at f.eks., Aalborg.
The jury’s statements:
The work of (Co)opulence Collective by duo xiri tara noir and Sall Lam Toro reflects themes such as queering, pleasure and anti-capitalist ideas. In the residency, they seek to craft a practice activated by the local neighborhood of Art Hub and by future and past obscured black trans and queer sex work(er) bodies.
Margarita del Carmen has developed a multidisciplinary artistic practice in which, in an effort to create fairer and inclusive urban environments, she works with territories and the people who inhabit them. Based on the political history and structures of places, her work is an attempt to create space for critical and collective learning.
In her residency, Vala T. Foltyn will aim to generate new voices in the Nordic region, based on a study of queer gazes and post-Soviet art practice. This expansion of cultural and artistic discourses will take place through ‘queer witchcraft’ – a method of expressing socio-cultural relationships created by history, politics and gender.
Summerworks is held in cooporation with The Elisabeth Foundation and The Bikuben Foundation New York.
Residency To Go is supported by Bikubenfonden.
Art Hub Residency is supported by Talent Norge, Nordisk Kulturfond and Statens Værksteder for Kunst.