PAST RESIDENTS

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. More info about his Poznan project at www.m-pra.org/angelo-romano.

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.

More info: www.bjoern-drenkwitz.de/index.html.

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.

Hannah Champion

Hannah Champion is a Scottish artist and philosopher who focuses on the kcncept of gender in social and cultural context. Her interests serve as the basis of ther theoretic works as well as an inspiration for her films, art performances and photo series. A signature trait of her works is the use and reinterpretation of the existing cultural clichés of femininity, which she employs to showcase the oppressiveness of the existing order.

Champoin’s activity as a feminist dominated her residency in Poznan. The artist focused on the role of women in Polish society. Her research perspective presented the contemporary personal experiences of women within the historical context.

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.

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.

For more information about a resident here – Patrik Kovačovský.

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

Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell

Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell is a Northern Irish artist whose main area of interest is everyday life and a variously understood concept of space. Both of these form the strating point for her art projects. Cashell often involves the spectators in her actions, turning her projects into a peculiar game between the people and their surroundings. In her works, the everyday elements of reality undergo surprising transformations, showing the real world in a much more complex way than the one we are used to.

Since graduating the University of Ulster, SBC has never stopped creating art. She is constantly on the move, transforming reality wherever she goes. She has worked in various countries, including the UK Ireland, Iceland, Canada, Uruguay, Chile and China. In 2009, she took part in the 53 Art. Biennal in Venice.

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.

For more information about a resident here – Veronika Tzekova.

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