RESIDENTS

OCTOBER 2011

Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell

Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell is a Northern Irish artist, whose interest in everyday reality and space understood in multiple ways is a starting point for her projects. Since graduating from the Univeristy of Belfast, Sinéad B. Cashell has been constantly on the move, performing and changing the existing reality in places like the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Canada, Uruguay, Chile and China.

Hannah Champion

Hannah Champion is a Scottish artist and philosopher whose work centres around the issue of femininity in its social and cultural context. She expresses her interest in the matter in two ways, making it the subjects of her theoretical works and at the same time treating it as a source of inspiration for her auteur films, artistic performances and photo series. The use and reinterpretation of the cultural clichés of femininity to show the oppressiveness of the existing system is a distinguishing feature of all her works.

DECEMBER 2011

Björn Drenkwitz

Björn Drenkwitz graduated in Theatre, Film and Media Studies from the Goethe Univeristy in Frankfurt and in Audiovisual Arts from the University of Mainz. His works have been exhibited in Germany, Switzerland and China. He won the scholarship of the City of Frankfurt, was awarded a scholarship from the Mainz School of Arts, and received the Emy-Roeder Award.

Erika Miklóšová

Erika Miklóšová is a Slovak painter, a graduale of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, whose works have been displayed in Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland and the USA. She is a finalist of ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011 and VUB Painting 2010. The artist interned at École Supérieure d’Art et Design w Saint-Étienne in France at the Department of Drawing and Painting and at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava at the Department of Stage and Costume Design.

APRIL – JUNE 2012

Milan Loviška

A Slovak artist based in Vienna. His work concerns areas of art related to human body and movement – dance theatre, performance and multimedia art. As a choreographer and a graduate in psychology and philosophy, he strives to place his work in a profound and multidimensional context. His art expresses eternal human dilemmas, such as egoism and individual as well as social limitations. He is inspired by contemporary issues, pop culture and industrialization phenomena and their influence on human behavior. However, the focal point of his projects is always human beings with their problems and continuous confrontations with complex everyday reality. Milan has M.A. in Philosophy and Art (Prague), he also graduated in modern dance (The Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague, The School for New Dance Development SNDO in Amsterdam). He took part in an internship for dancers in Vienna, and twice received a grant from the Slovak Ministry of Culture.

More info about the artist at www.vimeo.com/milanloviska, info about his residency project is available at www.m-pra.org/milan-loviska.

The project has been implemented with financial support from the Visegrád Fund and The Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.

Angelo Romano

The Swiss curator will be working in Poznan on a project titled “How do we think about art. Community and cooperation – alternative models of society – the transformation of the medium”. The project is based on Angelo Romano’s research of the last few years, whose aim is to find new models and strategies of exhibiting. The curator examines the ways the concept, definition and possibilities of art in exhibition areas may be expanded without going beyond the limits of institutionalized space.

An example of Angelo Romano’s work is available at www.kaserne-basel.ch/Extra/Call_Me_Switzerland/default.aspx. More info about his Poznan project at www.m-pra.org/angelo-romano.

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2012

Patrik Kovačovský

He lives and works in Bratislava (Slovakia). After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in Sculpture and Glass, and from AC California (USA) in Multimedia/Film, he has been working as a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, where since 2007 he has been the Head of the Sculpture in Architecture studio. His works were presented at numerous prestigious exhibitions, such as the biggest modern art exhibition X Documenta in Kassel (Germany), Expo 2000 in Hannover, and Film and Multimedia Biennale in Paris. The artist participated in many individual and group exhibitions in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Japan, Estonia, France, Hungary, Rumania, the UK, Italy, and the USA. During his career as an artist, he received a number of awards and prizes.

The project has been implemented with the financial support from the Visegrád Fund.

Veronika Tzekova

The artist is coming to Poznan in July to work on the “Challenged Games The plausible possible or Monuments to CHAlleNGE” project, which is a part of the Challenged Games series. The series includes conceptual works, based on existing well-known games (or toys, or musical instruments), which the artist develops and tests in cooperation with local communities.

More info about the artist’s previous works at www.veronikatzekova.hit.bg and in a recently published catalogue www.blurb.com/books/1617590.

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2012

Lenka Vítková

She lives and works in Prague, where she paints, curates exhibitions and contributes to art magazines. From 2006 to 2008 she published reviews in the Novy Prostor magazine, from 2004 to 2008 she edited the Umelec magazine, and since 2006 she has been a curator of galeria 36. Lenka Vitkova graduated from Palacky University in Olomouc in Czech Language and Art. At present she is finishing her PhD thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She has done a number of individual and group exhibitions in Opava, Olomouc, Prague, Brno, Moscow, Grenoble, Volyna, Nachod, Bucharest, Kutna Hora, Zielona Góra, Horažďvice. Lenka Vítková also participated in a residency programme in Shargorod, Ukraine. She received a stipend from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and a residency grant form tranzit.cz. Her works were exhibited in many European countries, such as Russia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and France.

Liliana Basarab

She is coming to Poznan in October to work on a project titled “Cartography of sentimental meanings (title in progress)”. The project examines the emotional geography of Poznan and its residents, related to the passage of time and its consequences. The residents of Poznan and local artists will be invited to actively join the project by participating in accompanying events, sparing their stories and contributing online via a website designed spcifically for the project.

More info about the artist’s previous work at www.lilianabasarab.com and at the project’s website www.monuments-for-concepts.com.

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