AAIR

Ploegstraat 27
B—2018 Antwerp

INFO

  • AAIR is a artist-oriented organization that grants time, space and mobility to national and international artists. AAIR wishes to create a sustainable context for artistic development.

    AAIR:

    AAIR operates from a location in the heart of Antwerp clustering the various ambitions of the organization. The director’s house of the former biscuit factory De Beuckelaer, behind the Antwerp Zoo, houses three living and working spaces for international residents, the collective workspace of the annual international development platform STRT Kit, and the organization’s office. In the monastery nextdoor, AAIR rents out 30 affordable workspaces to 50 artists.

    AAIR emerged from the synergy between Air Antwerpen and Studio Start. Both organizations have long endeavoured to create an ideal working environment for artists; Studio Start targeted Antwerp artists and creative entrepreneurs, while AIR Antwerpen concentrated on international visual artists. Over the course of eight years, an ongoing conversation between Studio Start and AIR Antwerpen led to an intensifying collaboration resulting in AAIR’s long-term vision: a new artist-oriented organization whose mission, operation, and structure contributes to the careers of inter/national artists.

    Ploegstraat 27,
    2018 Antwerp
    info@aair.be
    +32 (0)3 430 80 20

    Greet Vlegels
    (general director)
    greet@aair.be
    +32 (0)494 54 87 03

    Alan Quireyns
    (artistic director)
    alan@aair.be
    +32 (0)471 41 78 79

    Philippe Verdonckt
    (building manager)
    philippe@aair.be
    +32 (0)474 56 48 77

    Charlotte Van Buylare
    (coordinator residencies and production)
    charlotte@aair.be
    +32 (0)485 87 09 97

    Isabel Van Bos
    (project coordinator STRT kit)
    isabel@aair.be
    +32 (0)486 33 65 67

    Steven Holsbeeks
    (coordinator spaces and communication)
    steven@aair.be
    +32 (0)486 68 92 70

    (coming soon)

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    Program

    2019
    STRT kit 2019

    STRT Kit is a development program for artists located in Belgium. Annually through an open call, five emerging artists are selected. The program foresees a collective work and presentation space, an intense study week abroad, a national/international visitors program, an exhibition in Kunsthal Extra City, an individual artikel in H ART magazine and a collective publication. The program is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with H ART magazine and Kunsthal Extra City Antwerp.

    For the fifth edition the jury selected Valentin Cernat, Pierre Coric, Lola Daels, Maxim Ryckaerts and Eva Van Tongeren to participate in STRT Kit.

    2019 - 2020
    Excavating Contemporary Archaeology
    What
    Exchange and exhibition program
    Where
    Kunsthal Aarhus, AAIR, POINT Nicosia, MUCEM Marseille

    Excavating Contemporary Archaeology is a European Cooperation Project, where contemporary artists are invited to explore our rich and diverse European Cultural Heritage, to produce new works and interact with school children, inspiring our audience and the coming generations with new perspectives on culture, art, history and identity. From June 2018 until June 2020 the four art institutions Kunsthal Aarhus (Denmark), MUCEM (France), POINT (Cyprus) and AAIR (Belgium) are collaborating on this project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program ‘Year of Cultural Heritage’ of the European Union. Excavating Contemporary Archaeology is an initiative by Kunsthal Aarhus.

    In 2019 AAIR organizes two residencies with artists Cristina Lucas (SP) (April – May 2019) and Amalie Smith (DK) (June 2019).

     

     

    2019 - 2020
    Everyday Forms of Resistance
    what
    exchange - and exhibition project
    where
    AAIR; Mamarat Ramallah; CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; HIAP, Helsinki

    Everyday Forms of Resistance – announcement of the artists

    AIR Antwerpen; Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (U–jazdowski); Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP); and Mamarat, the residency program of the Municipality of Ramallah are pleased to announce the results of an open call for residencies organized in frame of the project Everyday Forms of Resistance.

    A Jury comprised of Sally Abu Bakr, Director of the department Culture and Social Affairs at Ramallah Municipality; Yazid Anani, Director of the Public Program at Qattan Foundation; Khaldun Bshara, Director of Riwaq Centre in Ramallah; Juha Huuskonen, Director HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme; Jack Persekian, Director Al Ma’mal Foundation; Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Head of Artistic Residencies at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Bogna Świątkowska, Head of Bęc Zmiana Foundation and Alan Quireyns, Artistic Director AIR Antwerpen chose participants who will take part in the project:

    Jumana Emil Abboud (Palestine) – residency in AIR Antwerpen
    Ahmed Alaqra (Palestine) – residency in HIAP Helsinki
    Mirna Bamieh (Palestine) – residency in U-jazdowski
    Wim Catrysse (Belgium) – residency in Mamarat, Ramallah
    Karolina Grzywnowicz (Poland)
 – residency in Mamarat, Ramallah
    Timo Tuhkanen (Finland) – residency in Mamarat, Ramallah

    We congratulate the selected artists and cordially thank for all the submissions.

    About the project:
    Everyday Forms of Resistance is an exchange and public program that has come about as a result of the collaboration between AIR Antwerpen; Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (U–jazdowski); Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP); and the Municipality of Ramallah. This project offers residencies for six visual artists and centers itself on the question: “Can an artistic intervention translate social tensions into narratives that in turn intervene in the imaginary landscape of a place?” (Francis Alÿs, The Green Line, 2004). It looks at the role of artistic practice and mobility in the specific circumstances of Ramallah and Palestine and does this through the strategy of exchange.

    The first part of the residencies (April–June 2019) is open to artists from Belgium, Finland, and Poland. One artist from each of these countries will be selected to spend three month living and working in the city of Ramallah.
    The second part of the residencies (autumn 2019) is open to Palestinian artists and will enable them to spend a three-month residency in Warsaw,Antwerp, or Helsinki. Each country will host one Palestinian artist.
    The exchange program, modeled to encourage artists to engage in conversations among themselves and with their audiences, will culminate in a series of talks and meetings in Warsaw at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in November 2019.

    The residencies of Jumana Emil Abboud and Wim Catrysse are made possible with the support of the city of Antwerp.

    03.07 — 31.07.19
    Anna Godzina wins STRT schot prize

    Graduated artist Anna Godzina wins the STRT Schot prize 2019. The sixth edition of this prize grants an artist studio for one year in one of the buildings managed by AAIR. Godzina is selected by a jury, composed of curators Alan Quireyns (AAIR Antwerp) and Nav Haq (MHKA Antwerp), and visual artists Saddie Choua and Elias Cafmeyer.

    The jury honors the artistic qualities of her presentation in the graduation show at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and finds the work liable for further development in a professional context. Godzina addresses matters that concern contemporary society, such as the dangers of capitalism, overconsumption, and female representation in a male-dominated world. The topics are smartly and playfully represented in the video’s, without being pedantic or patronizing.

    04.08 — 04.08.19
    16:00 17:30
    A conversation between Lina Laraki and Pieter Van Bogaert

    PLANT.MOV is the result of an intensive working period at AAIR from April until July 2019. A post-human landscape serves as the backdrop of a new world in which vegetative bodies and technology dominate. The strange story, depicted in super8 images, tackles a wide range of topics from artificial intelligence to contemplation and issues related to human activity and anthropocentrism. Art critic Pieter Van Bogaert closely followed Laraki’s work process and developed a parallel critical reading of the work. Prior to the premiere of the film, Lina and Pieter will publicly discuss the process, the topics and the issues in an informal setting at AAIR. The film will premiere during the evening at Het Bos, in collaboration with Visite film festival.

    PROGRAM

    4 PM – AAIR, Ploegstraat 27

    Art critic Pieter Van Bogaert in conversation with Lina Laraki about PLANT.MOV, a video by Lina Laraki produced at AAIR with the support of Darna.

    8:30 PM – Het Bos, Ankerrui 5-7

    Premiere of ‘PLANT.MOV’ as part of Visite Film festival
    PLANT.MOV, super8 film, 21 mins, sound, 2019

     

    08.03 — 12.03.19
    18:00 22:00
    Where are you from?
    what
    performances
    where
    Antwerp Art Pavilion, Antwerp

    Where Are You From?
    I am from the universe, the infinity universe, I was born in the immortal world that is mine. In the midst of my universe. I move my body in the most righteous way because I am dissolved in my world and the world is solved in me. /you/? What did /you/ solve? Where are /you/ from?

    At the Antwerp Art Pavilion, AIR Antwerpen resident Pantea Shayesteh (IR) envisions evocative emotions based upon encounters in Belgium. Her five-day during performance includes visual translations and deliberate inter-actions with passers-by.
    Pantea Shayesteh is selected by AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk residency in Teheran.
    Shayesteh will share her experiences in a public conversation at Bozar on Wednesday 13th March at 7 PM.

    01.09 — 02.09.18
    Open Studio’s 2018
    What
    Open Studio’s 2018
    Where
    Antwerp

    During the first weekend of September, NICC and studio Start Studio present ‘OPEN STUDIOS 2018, Antwerp, made by artists’, the fourth edition of the professional studio route that highlights the presence of visual artists and creative entrepreneurs in the city.

    Discover together with organizers NICC and Studio Start that OPEN STUDIOS is more than just studio visits. What is the importance of artists and of space for artistic development and presentation in a city? And how can artists and the city work together on affordable creation and presentation places for professional practices with an international potential?

    Open Studios 2018 offers you a professional studio route past the studios of more than 200 visual artists and creative entrepreneurs on Sunday 2 September and an OFF Program of artist-run spaces on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September. In the spring of 2019, Open Studios will present a symposium and publication about ‘the Artist & the City’.

    Program:
    Sunday, September 2, 2018

    – STUDIOROUTE, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    more than 200 professional artists open their studios to the public. Discover how, among others, Nel Aerts, Koen van den Broek and Guillaume Bijl work and be inspired by the presence, multitude and diversity of artistic practices and the talents of tomorrow, are anchored in the city, but are also internationally networked.

    At the info point at the MAS Antwerp Art Pavilion you can pick up a city map and you can see work by Michiel Alberts, Kitty Kamp, Stef Van Looveren, Lore Van Roelen & Patries Wichers.

    – OFF PROGRAM, 2 – 7 pm
    In addition to a professional studio route, Open Studio’s draws attention to the artist-run spaces in the city, often dynamic initiatives where artists co-produce and present work by other artists:
    ABC Klubhuis, AIR, C A S S T L, De Nor, Pink House, Pinkie Bowtie, Basement.

    Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September:

    – International visitors program: new this year is the launch of an international visitors program on the initiative of Kunstenpunt: 7 young international curators are invited to the studios of a selection of artists and are given a tour along the artist-run spaces by Antwerp artists such as Leon Vranken, Ria Pacquée and others and sector professionals.

    This intense encounter gives them a image of the dynamics of the art scene and professional artistic practices in the city of Antwerp.

    Curators:
    – Hicham Bouzid, curator Think Tanger, Tanger
    – Pauline Doutreluingne, independent curator, Berlijn
    – Sonia Fernandez Pan, curator and writer, Esnorquel, Barcelona
    – Kate Strain, director Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
    – Jérôme Mayer, curator Les Brasseurs, Liège
    – Yasmina Reggad, independent curator, London, Athens and Algiers
    – Rosa De Graaf, associate curator Witte De With, Rotterdam

    The selection of artists and invited curators was done by the partners: AIR Antwerp, Studio Start, NICC and Kunstenpunt with thanks to Helena Kritis and Nadia Bijl.

    In the fall of 2019, Open Studios will present a symposium and publication about ‘the Artist & the City’.

    www.openstudios.be

    13.07 — 13.07.19
    20:00 23:59
    david, the cop

    Based on true stories, Stefan Cantante directs contributions for
    Café Strange, a place that correlates with the objectives and issues involved in his practice. Tangible interventions highlight the existing allure of the bar, without compromises, plunged in extravagance and excess. This immersive closing of Stefan’s residency includes freely interpreted associations on the political and emotional oppression of queer bodies. However, for this night we collaboratively lock up the reoccurring injustice. Call 911, it’s getting hot! 😉

    Program:

    8 PM – ACT I

    Café Strange exhibits objects by Stefan Cantante and Justin Somjen.

    10 PM – ACT II

    A performance with Tigette, Iku and Hymen

    10: 30 PM – ACT III

    Music by dj taunus + friends

    *David won’t be present but his story becomes an enactment of his fantasies.

    16.05 — 10.06.19
    Null Island
    wat
    tentoonstelling
    waar
    AAIR

    At the exact center of the world, on the crosspoint between the Meridian and the Equator, lays an island with a size of 1m2. It is named Null Island and is located in the Gulf of Guinea. Null Island doesn’t exist. Nevertheless it was officially included in the Natural Earth Map. Computers and place name databases needed an actual place to send images with coordinates 0,0. Users of the fitness app Strava discovered that, when entering the coordinates 0,0, their actual location was hidden. Null Island is the place where the GPS on your phone start from, to calculate your actual location. It is a fiction that plays an actual role in reality or, as writer Jon K Shaw put it, it is transformed into a method.

    The exhibition Null Island looks at this functional function as a possibility to create a new time and space, where the current pressure on origin can be questioned. It becomes a temporary but effective space in the new venue of AAIR. This group exhibition includes art works inspired by and developed during residencies abroad. Null Island shows the poetic power of the artistic gesture and how they can have an immediate effect outside the exhibition space. Every artwork creates consciousness about the current pressure on origin and identity. In the same time it shows the various connections an artist creates with a temporary locality.

    Artists: Tianzhuo Chen, Alexis Gautier, Runo Lagomarsino, Cristina Lucas, Koba De Meutter & Mohand Kanaan, Monica Restrepo & Ana María Millán
    curator: Alan Quireyns

    The exhibition opens on Thursday 16 May at 6pm as part of the official launch of AAIR and Antwerp Art Weekend. It is opened from Friday 17 May – Sunday 19 May from 12.00 to 18.00. Sunday between 12.00 – 14.00 you are very welcome for a brunch in the presence of the artists and organization.

    The exhibition is opened during the weekend, on holidays or by appointment from 25 May until 10 June from 12.00 – 18.00

    28.11.18
    18:00
    The Living Room: Pepa Ivanova & Elvia Teotski

    Résidence Croissée is a collaboration between Artistes-en-Résidence in Clermont-Ferrand and AIR Antwerpen. This year Elvia Teotski (FR) and Pepa Ivanova (BG/BE) were selected to stay two months each in Antwerp and Clermont-Ferrand. On 28 November they will present a snapshot of their first two months in The Living Room at AIR Antwerpen.

    Elvia Teotski invites you at 7pm for a guided tour in the garden, in which she recently went looking for traces from the past and the biotopic characteristics of this place. Teotski studied agriculture before graduating in visual arts, in her practice she deduces fictions from different, and often wild, environments. Afterwards, at 8pm Pepa Ivanova gives a performance that is an introduction to her practice in which light functions as artistic material; During this presentation, light and sound become tangible and transformable. Pepa Ivanova studied at the HISK in Ghent and was a researcher at the School of Arts in Antwerp.

     

     

    06.12.18
    16:00
    The Living Room: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa
    what
    lecture
    where
    M HKA, Antwerp

    The Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa will have a conversation with the public about his visual art and performance practice on 6 December at 4 pm in M HKA. Ramírez-Figueroa resides in Antwerp as part of a collaboration with Museum M, where he fostered the opening performance at Playground festival. His work deals with topics such as loss, displacement and cultural resistance, and often stems from historical narratives of the Guatemalan civil war (1960-96). After a short presentation of his work, there will be an extensive Q&A with the audience.

    In the evening Lodgers will present its closing performance at M HKA.
    Entrance fee: 1 euro

    06.12.18
    18:00
    LODGERS#16: finnisage LODGERS

    Over the past three months, “On Acausal Connecting Principles” presented five consecutive acts a-causally connected through the reverberations of the 1883 Krakatoa volcanic eruption in nowadays Indonesia. Please join us on December 6 for presentations from ACTS IV and V and the opening of the finissage, which stretches till December 16.

    Performances by
    Milena Bonilla & Luisa Ungar, Ivan Cheng

    Traces by
    Sara Giannini and Raoul Audouin, Adam Bobbette, Mehraneh Atashi

    ➤ SCHEDULE

    6:30 pm
    “All Signal No Message”
    Milena Bonilla and Luisa Ungar

    Meeting point: Bookshop

    “All Signal No Message” unfolds the research that Milena Bonilla and Luisa Ungar have mobilized for act IV of “On Acausal Connecting Principles.” During their time in Antwerp, the artists have approached the Krakatoa eruption vis à vis the “Colonial and Export Exhibition” which took place in Amsterdam exactly at the same time. What substrata connect the unconscious logic of the volcano to the oppressive taxonomy of colonial reason?

    Continuing their research and performance project “Pavillion,” the artists employ a variety of materials, archival items and linguistic artifices. This presentation weaves actions and conversations following the idea of volcanic life as a dormant interactivity between lifeforms. Addressing movement as grammar, communication as raw material and information as currency, they intend to establish a game between what we are supposed to know and the vulnerability triggered by uncertainty and unpredictability.’

    7:30 pm
    “Sunset Blister”
    Ivan Cheng

    There are many types of abrasion but a limit to transformation. “Sunset Blister” is a new work by Ivan Cheng performed with Ivey Wawn in their first appearance since 2014. Alongside a video, it is prepared in tandem with 4 workshops for English speaking youth aged 8-15 in Antwerp, and the production of a glass wind instrument blown from melted volcanic pumice, produced by Eric Pipien at LUCA Ghent.

    This performance will occur on the rooftop terrace, irrespective of weather. Please dress accordingly.

    ➤ ACT V: INTERMEZZO’S ➤

    Like a spy, IVAN CHENG has been working from the position of “between” throughout the entire duration of the project. Using observation as a means of operating, Ivan Cheng moved as a liaison; documenting, channeling, performing, and listening to the various acts composing the project. Named as an act in itself, Intermezzo’s proposes a possessive on the singular noun, and re-interprets the gleaned knowledge, reporting after a duration of “passing-as.” Intermezzo’s also marks the opening of the finissage, a non-exhibition of all that is left behind, leading to new beginnings and life forms.

    ➤ ON ACAUSAL CONNECTING PRINCIPLES is a durational exhibition and performance program in five acts curated by the Amsterdam curatorial initiative Heterotropics at MHKA, Antwerp, in the framework of their LODGERS program. Inspired by the Jungian notion of synchronicity, the project adopted the coincidence as a curatorial methodology to research nonlinear time, while questioning the interplay of psychic and physical states.

    ➤ ACTS by Sara Giannini (in collaboration with Raoul Audouin, Adam Bobbette, Mehraneh Atashi (with the participation of Geo Wyeth), Milena Bonilla & Luisa Ungar, and Ivan Cheng.

    Kindly realised with the support of MHKA, AIR Antwerpen and the Mondriaan Fonds.

    07.01.19
    20:00
    film screening Saddie Choua & Stijn Van Dorpe
    what
    film screening
    where
    Filmhuis Klappei, Antwerp

    The videos ‘Voices’ by Stijn Van Dorpe and ‘The Chouas’ by Saddie Choua show personal narratives and how easily this becomes politically recuperated. As a countermovement they both create – yet a very different – artistic portrait in which nuances are lifted and subtleties make the difference. After the screening, the artists engage in conversation with Alan Quireyns about the social discourse that is being conducted within an art practice.

    voices, Stijn Van Dorpe, 2016
    video (26′.55″)
    Voices starts from recordings of stories / voices from local residents of the Tarwewijk in Rotterdam. These stories were collected during the production of Short Cut Tarwewijk, but did not end up in the final video. During (the course of) two afternoons, these recordings were used by local children during a singing workshop in a music studio. The documentation of these workshops demonstrates the political potential of the voice. A double, contrasting transfer takes place; Stories expressing the moral and political visions of local residents (a kind of linguistic / mental architecture) are passed on (like things evolving in life), but in addition there is a learning process that focuses on the voice and its physical, material characteristics. A dichotomy continues to exist between the stories and the musical experiments. The physical space of Tarwewijk and the metaphysical space of art do not really merge or serve each other but rather comment on each other.

    The Chouas # Episode 3 I swear by God Almighty, I say the truth and nothing but the truth, Saddie Choua, 2016
    video, (24′.37″)
    The Chouas – A Work in Progress is not a reality show or a soap opera about family affairs with juicy stories about cultural or religious conflicts. It is rather a context, an environment where Saddie Choua, daughter of one of the Chouas, tries to find and restore the language of the migrant. In the tradition of Frantz Fanon, an existential humanist thinker familiar for his radical views on decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization, she is aware that migrants have no control over ‘their images’. The images of the migrants as we see them in the media are not their images. These images cause a false perception of ‘the other’, leading to distance and alienation. It is her intention to create a context where images, sound and spaces disconnect with contemporary media language wich feeds an excited hunger for exoticism or worse.

    In # Episode3 the artist searches for the ruins of her grandfather’s house in Kebdana in the Rif region. He was there, an authoritative person, and the ruins embody the family history. Apparently twelve testimonies were needed to prove that the house once belonged to the Choua family. Parallel to the narrative, the creation of stereotypes is questioned; Does the reproduction of stereotypes maintain the prevailing powers? When Saddie Choua questions concepts such as origin, identity and roots, strangely enough her search becomes a discovery of (images of) the future.

    13.03.19
    19:00 22:00
    Pantea Shayesteh & Sebastiaan Willemen (Chepas Collective)
    what
    presentation
    where
    BOZAR, Brussels

    Annually AIR Antwerpen and BOZAR collaborate in setting up a residency exchange for visual artists between Belgium and Iran, in collaboration with Kooshk Residency Tehran and EUNIC. On Wednesday 13 March at 19:00 a conversation takes place, departing from the actual experiences of artists in residence this year: Pantea Shayesteh and Sebastiaan Willemen (Chepas Collective). During residencies of one month in Tehran and one month in Antwerp both artists engaged with the specific socio cultural context. Both present works, gestures and interventions, which took place during the residency. The conversation will depart from the question what the necessity is to participate in such a residency and more universal what the role of art is or can be in these specific surroundings and society.

    Pantea Shayesteh is a choreographer and dancer. In her works she departs from the specific role of the woman in the contemporary society in Iran and the restrictions of expression in a place were public space is ruled by the authorities. Pantea Shayesteh collaborates in her performances occasionally with live musicians, who create a soundscape that coincides with her own body language.

    Sebastiaan Willemen is initiator and member of the multidisciplinary collective Chepas together with visual artist Lola Daels. Sebastiaan Willemen focuses on the physical and mental perception of space, the occurrence of liminal space and the urban phenomena behind the metabolism of the city. During his residency in Tehran Sebastiaan focused structures in public space that control the movements of pedestrians, and the way that is dealt with traffic. He does this by the introduction of interventions, installation and the use of video and photography.

    20.03.19
    19:00 22:00
    Publieke Bijeenkomst met Matěj Pavlík
    what
    presentation & diner
    where
    AAIR

    On March 20th, Czech artist Matěj Pavlík introduces current developments in his work during an informal and public gathering. The artist is intrigued by all sorts of ‘acts from dissidents’ such as the different forms they adapt, but also invisible gestures of protest, and mutual modes of collectivity. Pavlík’s artistic practice continuously researches the concept of ‘protest’ by connecting independent images, experiences and events. During the gathering, Matěj Pavlík will reveal his fascination for a 17th century experiment called ‘inner eye’ and how this can be related to notions of authorship and internal processes of resistance. Being in the midst of curating the show ‘Image Agitation: The Right to an Image’, the artist-curator will also elaborate on the conception of this exhibition.

    03.04.19
    19:30
    Hinterland Hub
    what
    lecture
    where
    cinema RITCS, Brussels

    Since the beginning of the 19th Century, artists, philosophers, writers, scientists … have left the city to seek inspiration in the utopian landscape. The locus of contemplation and creativity versus the bustle of the city. Although it is rooted in a longer tradition, the solitary workplace may be best known in the form of Heidegger’s Hütte, his timber-shaggled cabin in the Black Forest in southern Germany. But while these retreats were once an endeavor of creative solitude, contemporary residencies have shifted to a more social and collaborative model. Today, academics and artists apply for international residencies less for isolation but more for social interaction, both with peers and with the local communities. An evolution which is stimulated by local and international funding opportunities.

    19:30 Intro
    19:45 Film ‘Die Hütte’ Sophie Nys
    20:00 Keynote John Tresch (Warburg Institute): ‘Being Alone Together: The Informalities of Neo-Monasticism’
    20:30: Pascale Hurtado (IMéRA Foundation) (presentation in French)
    20:45: Discussion with Jan Ritsema (PAF/MASSIA), Amy Porteous (Bothy Project) and Haseeb Ahmed (artist), moderated by Alan Quireyns (AAIR)

    This event is organized in the framework of the weKONEKT.brussels week (1-5April) and organized by VUB Crosstalks

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    Valentin Cernat

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

    1988, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Valentin Cernat is selected to participate in the fifth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists.  STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The work of Valentin Cernat’s explores post-communist narratives, lost myths and confessions. Through an empathetic, whilst an analytical view on the country history the work balances between art and visual anthropology. Whilst an exercise in understanding, an act of healing, the truth is brought back to its place. A non-dramatic strategy, but an authentic endeavor to compromise with the past.

    Valentin Cernat obtained a master’s degree in visual arts in 2018 at Kaska, Antwerp. Her work was on view in the following exhibitions (a selection):Eșantion # 2, part of 4m3. in collaboration with Ovid Pop and Mihai ăovăială, Fotogalerie, Wien, 2018; spooky action at a distance, Dambruggestraat 342, 2060 Antwerp, Blindestraat 35, 2000 Antwerp, Popa Petre 6, Bucharest, 2018.

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    Pierre Coric

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

    1994, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Pierre Coric is selected to participate in the fifth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists.  STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Pierre Coric’s offers a reflection on boundaries of systems.  From performances, text and sound, through cunning manipulations of daily objects, means of communicate, the work questions the codes of conduct of everyday life. He places the viewer in front of the chaos, the futility and the improbability of things. He explores  language through words ‘that exist’, ‘do not exist’, or ‘ever see existed’. The question arises: whose codes are these?

    Pierre Coric holds a Masters in Visual Arts from Sint-Lucas Antwerp. His work was on view in the following exhibitions (a selection): Cook It, Boil It Or Forget It, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, 2018; To group show, Kavka, Antwerp, 2018; AA-ZZZZZ Solo Show, Rong Wrong, Amsterdam, 2019; Loko Ithaka group show, Leuven, 2019; AA-ZZZZZ Solo Show, hopscotch hall, Berlin, 2019.

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    Maxim Ryckaerts

    WAAR
    AAIR
    PERIODE
    01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

    1991, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Maxim Ryckaerts is selected to participate in the fifth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Maxim Ryckaerts works as a visual artist and writer. Whilst on repetitive walks in the city the artist collects residual material. An infinite accumulation of re-valued curiosities. Objects lost, made and found. Unintended traces later to be transformed into text, drawings or paintings. Exploring the fleeting mode of the things we see. Sharing an intimate tale of a city.

    Maxim Ryckaerts obtained his master’s degree in 2014 in Visual Arts at LUCA Ghent in Ghent. His work was on view in the following exhibitions (a selection); ‘Also a House’, Haecken en Ooghen, 2019; ‘Ultimate Paint’, In de Ruimte, 2018; ‘Herzamelen’, Croxhapox, 2016; ‘Etcetera 3’ S.M.A.K, 2015; ‘Appropolis’, These Things Take Time, 2015.

     

    maximryckaerts.tumblr.com/


    Lola Daels

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019

    1990, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

    Lola Daels is selected to participate in the fifth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists.  STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The work of Lola Daels offers a collection of found objects. A curb, a window sill, a door, or holes in the floor. Objects found in the public space move through the private.  A tension is created. New ensembles arise. With well-considered re-arrangements Deals blurs the viewer’s gaze. The spectator takes a distance. Are we looking at an existing object, a Readymade or a work of art?

    Lola Daels obtained her master’s degree in visual arts in 2014 at Luca School of Arts, Brussels. Her work was on view in the following exhibitions (a selection): Open Studios, chépas collective and Maria Trabulo, Deegar Platform, Tehran, 2019; Souvenir, Open Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2018; I feel that we are no longer in Oz, group exh., Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2018.

    www.chepascollective.be/


    Eva Van Tongeren

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2019 - 31.01.2019

    1990, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Eva Van Tongeren is selected to participate in the fifth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists.  STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Eva Van Tongeren works as a curator and filmmaker. Her visual essays include “Er zijn geen walvissen in Frankrijk” or “Van ver staat het stil”. Through long-standing correspondences with her subjects, the artist explores the limits of personal boundaries. Often resulting in images of serenity, silent landscapes, interspersed with a melancholic voice-over. Her work discusses hope, commitment, social boundaries and a state of peace. The artist tries to grasp a problem that is not hers. leaving us to wonder How should one handle such delicate topics?

    Eva Van Tongeren holds a master’s degree in Audiovisual Art from Luca School of Arts, Brussels. In 2016 she received a ‘Special Mention Filmmaker’ at the Cambridge Watersprite Festival and won the ‘Future 1st prize’ at the IN OUT Festival in Gdansk. In 2015 she received a VAF Wildcard Filmlab. Eva is part of the collective called ‘Imagerie’ hosting and curating film festivals.

    evavantongeren.com


    Katinka de Jonge

    where
    Lugar A Dudas, Cali, Colombia
    period
    01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019

    Katinka de Jonge has been selected for a residency of three months in Lugar A Dudas in Cali. During her residency she will research the organization itself and its specificities as an artist run organization. She does this by focusing on its archive, as well as by conversation and interviews with artists and collaborators.

    The art practice of Katinka de Jonge exists mainly out of site-specific interventions, consisting out of performative actions, installations, artifacts and through the various acts of documenting. In her art projects Katinka de Jonge researches the underlying structures and powers of organizational models and their influence on artistic practice. Through collaboration and a humoristic perspective Katinka de Jonge questions the current role of the artist towards the art field, public space and activism.

    Katinka de Jonge (°1989, Amsterdam, lives and works in Antwerp) graduated from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and Sint Lucas Antwerp. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): The Whether or Not Assumptions (AMP), Paris Texas, Antwerp, 2017; The Turner Treatment (AMP), Het Kabinet, CIAP, Hasselt, 2016. Her works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Imagining Monuments, Extra City, Antwerp, 2019; The Open Source, Wellness Centre Future Proof, LODGERS#14: ARIA, M HKA & AIR Antwerpen, 2018; Tox and Detox: The Open Source (with Karina Beumer)

    www.katinkadejonge.net


    Nicoleta Moise

    where
    AAIR
    Period
    01.08.2019 - 31.10.2019

    As part of the bi-annual collaboration between AAIR and Europalia, Nicoleta Moise is invited for a residency of three months in AAIR Antwerpen. During this period she will continue her research initiated last year on the League of Gorj Women ‘Arethia Tătărescu’ formed in 1992 in Târgu Jiu, the capital of the region in Romania. The organization has been coordinating the activity of women in Gorj county in terms of equal work opportunities and family rights, and without discrimination on ethnic or religious grounds. The League continues the legacy of the first National League of Gorj Women formed in 1921 and led by Arethia Tătărescu, who commissioned Constantin Brâncuși in 1935 to create a sculptural ensemble monument in Târgu Jiu (The Endless Column, The Table of Silence and The Gate of the Kiss) as an homage for the fallen soldiers who fought for the region during WW1 in 1916. Taking departure in two parallel histories of the Women’s leagues of Gorj, as well post-transformation changing role of artistic and historical legacy in Romania, Nicoleta Moise will compile her research and take you on a journey using the mediums of video and written essay.

    Nicoleta Moise works as a visual artist and researcher. Her practice is interdisciplinary and often combines photography, video and performance. Her usual point of departure is archival images; she researches the female body in different socio-cultural contexts. In her publication ‘I am Not Entirely Happy Unless I am Here, In My Country’, the artist overlaps images from the two different sources: the Femeia [Women] magazine (1935–1989), with images from different Spanish magazines: Bazar, Consigna, Medina, Teresa, and Vértice (1936–1977), published under Sección Femenina – an official institution and Spanish fascist movement that was preoccupied with the domestic role of women in the public sphere. In How Not to Get Married, Nicoleta Moise (in collaboration with Olalla Castro) focused on superstitions in marriage rituals related to the female body. She is also one of the founders of CUTRA (cutra.ro), the first pop-radical feminist magazine in Romania.
     
    Nicoleta Moise lives and works in Bucharest. Her solo exhibitions include: How Not to Get Married, Zona C, Santiago de Compostela, 2018; Archivos en fuga, Fundacion La Posta, Valencia, 2016 and ‘Not only the seaside, but I like the mountains too!’, Galeria Posibila, Bucharest, 2013. Her works have also been shown in group exhibitions including: ElectroPutere Air, Craiova, 2018; Frugatilas, Severitas, Fidelis, tranzit.ro, Bucharest, 2016 and Austeria, BWA Sokół Gallery, Nowy Sącz, 2015.
     
    The project has been realized in collaboration with Europalia Romenia and with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute.

    cargocollective.com/nicoletamoise


    Alice Pamuk

    where
    AAIR
    period
    01/07/2019 - 30/06/2019

    Alice Pamuk is invited for a residency of three months within the framework of the annual exchange between AAIR and RAVI, Liège. During this residency Alice creates a new sound installation.

    The artworks of Alice Pamuk exist out of sound, video, text and performance. She departs from a research into the methods and processes of pop music. Alice Pamuk is not a trained musician herself, but takes this on as an asset. It allows her to translate these underlying methods and processes into new forms. In her works she often collaborates with musician and singers. For the sound installation she will create in AAIR she departs from the phenomenon of musical adaptation and the mistakes our memory makes, which lead unconsciously to new interpretations.

    Alice Pamuk (°1982, lives and works in Brussels) was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Soft Singing, Titanik, Turku, 2019; Haute bidélité, bb15, Linz, 2015. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Q-o2, la Maac, Interfaces Network, Onassis Foundation, Brussels, 2018; Bregenz Biennale, Bregenz, 2018; Observations Sonore, Centre d’art Cairn Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains, 2016; L’image du son, L’Arteppes, Annecy, 2016; I have kept my promise, Jewish Museum, Brussels, 2012; Central St Martins, London, 2010.

    Mónica Restrepo

    where
    AAIR
    period
    17.06.2019 - 13.09.2019

    In collaboration with Lugar A Dudas Monica Restrepo is invited for a residency of three months in Antwerp. During this residency Monica Restrepo continues her research on how clay can be considered a documentary form. Therefore she will research the Pre-Columbian collection of Paul and Dora Janssen in MAS. Every day she will visit the collection on the eight floor to memorize one Colombian object at a time. Every day she will reconstruct this object by memory.

    Exploring the space between the written version and the oral account of issues to be resolved, such as the looting of an indigenous cemetery, the disappearance of a musical film or the origin of a self-published spy novel; I fabricate talking objects, performances that break down stories and videos where texts and gestures perform other ways of making the forgotten, appear. Located between the language and the object, the body is a potential memory container and transfer agent of these stories. In recent projects, I investigate how the clay can be considered a documentary form, thinking from its material properties, the possible temporal layers that it could contain when activating it.

    Mónica Restrepo (°1982, lives and works in Cali, Colombia) studied at the Departmental Institute of Fine Arts in Cali and followed the the Post-graduate program of the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Lyon. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions: To locate outside the sign, Scan Project Room, London, 2018; Flor o florero, Jenny Vilá Gallery, Cali, 2016; Ella ya estuvo aqui, Jenny Vilá Gallery, Cali, 2014; Tacones (in the making), BLOC 2013, Camina el rio Foundation, Cali, 2013. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Just Mad, Scan Art, Madrid, 2018; Gallery Ou, Marseille, 2017; Landscape in Antioquia during the XX Century, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, 2017; 2nd Tropic Biennial, Loiza, Puerto Rico, 2016; Surface Matters, Glassbox Art Space, Parijs, 2016.

    Stefan Cantante

    waar
    AAIR
    periode
    05.2019 - 07.2019

    Stefan Cantante consciously inverts medium specificity in a coalescence of ostensibly opposing materials. Metal, textiles and industrially manufactured objects converge upon the precarious support system that is the hallowed the canvas. The canonical site of painting is judiciously called to attention by alternative mediums imbued with socioeconomic context that dispel autonomy in favor of agency. Cantante deconstructs social stereotypes embedded within materials like textiles and metal. Approaching fabric as feminine and queer, and steel as cold and masculine, he translates mediums into feelings, imbuing a vulnerability and instability more commonly associated with textiles in his work with harder materials. Similarly, Cantante fills the pores of fabric with paint, rendering it hard and stiff, a process akin to emotional camouflaging. The painterly hang of his textile works deny the medium of its innately soft, human character. Cantante chooses to practie as an outsider, reflected in the connotations of different mediums subverted in his work: high low, hard soft, in out. In a performative gesture resembling costuming, he straddles the spheres of theatre, art and fashion, playfully endowing and eschewing high art delineations through use and disuse of (the) canvas. (Sarah Crowe)

    Sefan Cantante (°1992, Munich) lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. He was invited for the following group exhibitions (a selection): Night of Sleaze and Sorrow, Bluebar, Frankfurt/M, 2019; I know what you did last summer, Basis, Frankfurt/M, 2019; After Rubens, Städel Museum, Frankfurt/M, 2018; Something is taking its course, Le Meridien, Frankfurt/M, 2017; superlife, fffriedrich, Frankfurt/M, 2017; before, after the butcher, Berlin, 2016; Festival der jungen Talente, Kunstverein Frankfurt, 2016; out of the blue, wellwellwell, Vienna, 2015; Crumbling Through Powdery Air – Otobong Nkanga, Portikus, Frankfurt/M, 2015; Kunststudent/Innen stellen aus 2015, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, 2015; AfG #62: Castell // Parallel Vienna, 2013

    www.stefancantante.de/h/sc/Stefan_Cantante_1.html


    Alexis Gautier

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt, basis e.v., Frankfurt am Main
    period
    04.2019 - 06.2019

    Within the framework of the annual exchange program between AIR_Frankfurt and AAIR Alexis Gautier participates in a residency of three months in AIR_Frankfurt.

    The artistic research of Alexis Gautier focuses on experiments connected to process, transformation and language. Recent works in Indonesia, China and Nepal are episodes of a continuous harvest of misunderstandings where facts, fictions, myths and material’s specificity become tools to engage individuals into collaborative works. Interventions are documented through films, textiles and drawings.

    Alexis Gautier (°1990, Amiens), lives and works in Brussels. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 2015. Currently he is also doing a research project at the University of Antwerp with new collaborations in China. Alexis was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Pulau Jengerik (Cricket Island), Europalia Indonesia, BOZAR, Brussel, 2018; LODGERS: Oushoorn & Milius, M HKA, Antwerp, 2018; Stairs, Zebra, Bees & Light Purple Jackets, Blue Mountain School, London, 2017. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): The Welcomer, Brussels, 2018; Unsettled, KC Nona Mechelen, Argos & Raversyde, 2018; WORK FLOW, CC St-Niklaas, 2018; Charlama Gallery, Bez Panik, Sarajevo, 2017; Futures Now, Extra City, 2017.

    www.alexisgautier.com


    Wim Catrysse

    where
    Mamarat, Ramallah
    period
    04.2019 - 06.2019

    Wim Catrysse takes part in a residency of three months at Mamarat, Ramallah, the residency program of the Municipality of Ramallah, in the framework of the exchange and exhibition project Everyday Forms of Resistance (2019-2020).

    Wim Catrysse is a Belgian artist and filmmaker. He has worked in various media, but since the late 1990’s Catrysse has focused on the medium of film in the form of multi-channel video installations and single-screen works. More recently he started working within the context of theater. Catrysse’s films are rarely the result of a preconceived idea, but arise from direct and intuitive interactions with the geographical and socio-cultural aspects of a place and its inhabitants. In his recent films Wim Catrysse focusses on sites where industrial exploitation takes place, contested environments where reckless human interaction determines the geography. Wim Catrysse’s approach is an attempt to fulfill a catalytic role in the development of an artistic mind map with regard to the complex relations in a globalized world.

    Wim Catrysse (°1973, Louvain) lives and works in Antwerp. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions and screenings (a selection): Outpost, Belgian premiere, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 2018; Restricted Area, De Garage Mechelen, 2014; Outward-bound, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, 2011; Dusking, LLS387, Antwerp, 2009; Caught in the Act, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2006; Lifted, SMAK, Ghent, 2004; Witness. Listen … and sign as having seen, ARGOS, Brussels, 2001. His works were shown in the following group exhibitions, screenings and filmfestivals (a selection): Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, 2018; deSingel, Antwerp, 2018; Rencontres International, HKW, Berlin, 2018; International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2018; The Living Room XL, AIR Antwerpen, 2017; Ruhrtriennale, Essen, 2016; The Corner Show, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, 2015; Screening Room: Brussels, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, 2012; Fantasy, M HKA, 2008.

    Everyday Forms of Resistance is an exchange and public program that has come about as a result of the collaboration between AIR Antwerpen; CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (U-Jazdowski); Helsinki International Artist Program (HIAP); and the Municipality of Ramallah.

    www.wimcatrysse.com


    Lina Laraki

    where
    AAIR
    period
    01.04.2019 - 31.06.2019

     

    Lina Laraki is invited for a residency of three months in AAIR, in collaboration with Le 18 in Marrakech. Annually the Flemish Community offers a residency at Le 18 for a visual artist based in Belgium. Annually AAIR offers the opportunity for a visual artist based in Morocco to fulfill a residency in AAIR.

    Lina Laraki works with media such as sound, film and installation, through which she researches the affects of the cinematographic apparatus. She does this by questioning the role of space, inside and outside of the screen. Her artistic practices ties in with expanded cinema. Lina Laraki stretches cinematographic ideas such as visual narrative, form and rhythm. She uses movement as both a gesture and a tool. In her performative cinema she uses both the body and geography as sites where sensory sequences unfold. Her practice creates an alternative safe space where emotional resistance can take place. Through reconnection of what is inside us with what is between and outside us, she invites us to reimagine our parameters.

    Lina Laraki (°1991, Casablanca) lives and works in Marrakech. She studies at Central St Martins in London. Her artworks were shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): Guests and Hosts, Guest Project Space, London, 2018; Iconographies de la Rue, Galerie Delacroix, Tangiers, 2018; Communisme des Ondes, Le 18, Marrakech, 2018; I-Screen Program, 1:54, London, 2017; Traverse Video Festival, Toulouse, 2018.

    With the support of the Flemish-Moroccan cultural house Darna, Brussels. (www.darnavzw.be)

    linalaraki.com


    Amalie Smith

    where
    AAIR
    period
    03.06.2019 - 10.06.2019

    As part of the European project Excavating Contemporary Archaeology Amalie Smith is invited for a residency in AAIR. During a residency Amalie Smith continues to produce an educational publication, based on workshops she held with a school in Cyprus.

    The artistic practice of Amalie Smith manifests itself through mixed media installations, photography, video, sound and text. Next to presentation in exhibitions Amalie Smith also wrote and published seven hybrid fictional publication. Writing and creating images go hand in hand in her art practice. Text and image feed and challenge each other. In between opens a space where Amalie Smith’s art works take place. With her projects she searches a sensitive interaction with the audience, a.o. by introducing new media.

    Amalie Smith (°1985, lives and works in Copenhagen) graduated at the Danish Royal Academy for Fine Arts in 2015 and at the Danish Academy for Creative Writing in 2009. She was invited for exhibitions in a.o. Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; aRoS, Aarhus; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde; National Gallery, Copenhagen; Galleri Image, Aarhus; Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Alma Gallery, Riga, 2017

    www.amaliesmith.dk/english.html


    Matěj Pavlík

    where
    AAIR
    MeetFactory, Prague
    Period
    01.01.2019 - 31.03.2019 AAIR
    01.04.2019 - 31.06.2019 MeetFactory Prague

    Matěj Pavlík (°1991, lives and works in Prague) is invited for a residency of six months in Antwerp and Prague, as part of the annual exchange project between AIR Antwerpen en MeetFactory Prague.

    Matěj Pavlík most frequently works with the medium of photography and video. Currently he tends to address the form of the short experimental documentary. He sees documentation itself as searching for poetic symbols in reality. He uses apophenia, the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things, as a method for his short film ‘Masking Captivity’. Apophenia is considered a symptom of paranoia or schizophrenia. In this film Matěj Pavlík sees this phenomena rather as an ‘ability’ to organize occurences beyond ourselves. Matěj Pavlík’s work dwells within artistic and curatorial practice. Together with visual artist Lucie Rosenfeldova, he prepares a series of exhibitions for gallery Etc. in Prague, which carries an umbrella theme “The Right to an Image and Visibility of Protest Movements.” Matěj Pavlík is one of the initiators and artists working on a long-term research project on psychotronics and parapsychology in the Czechoslovakia.

    He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Follow to Construct, 209 Gallery, Prague, 2016; Magic Becayse I Speak, A.M. 180 Gallery, Prague, 2015. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions: Conditions of Impossibility VII/VII: The Psychopathology of the Planet, Kurzor Gallery, Prague, 2018; Telepathology and parapsychogeography, online artwork, 2018; To Live With Gosts, Jeleni Gallery, Prague, 2017; Hand-Antennas: Protocols from extrasensory aesthetics, Josef Sudek Studio, Prague, 2017; A Different End of the World is Possible, fotografestival, Prague, 2016; Agent, Fotograf Gallery, Prague, 2016.

    artalk.cz/2018/06/25/telepatologie-a-parapsychogeografie/


    Marnie Slater

    where
    AAIR
    MeetFactory, Prague
    period
    01.01.2019 - 31.03.2019 Antwerp
    01.04.2019 - 30.06.2019 Prague

    Marnie Slater (°1980 Born in Aotearoa, New Zealand, lives and works in Brussels) is invited for a residency of six months, three months in Antwerp and three in Prague, together with artist Matej Pavlik. This residency is part of the annual exchange program between AAIR and MeetFactory Prague.

    Marnie’s work engages with multiple formats, including sculpture, writing, performance, painting and installation. Collaboration takes an important role in the development of her projects. Marnie Slater examines the deliciously slippery lives of languages, gender and bodies. She did this recently by initiating the temporary exhibition space and bar Mothers & Daugthers: A Lesbian Bar, in a former oyster restaurant in Brussels. In her performances Marnie Slater departs a.o. from literary research and historic symbols to excavate the current status of gender and the body. Alongside her solo activities, Marnie is part of the All the Cunning Stunts, co-curator of Buenos Tiempos Int., co-editor of Girls Like Us magazine, and an occasional editor of books. Marnie graduated with her MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam in 2010, and was a core tutor for the Master of Voice program at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (2016–18).

    Recent activities include the temporary bar Mothers & Daughters: A Lesbian Bar, Brussels, 2018 (with Alice Versieux, Byrthe Lemmens, Delphine von Kaatz, Jessica Gysel, Joëlle Sambi Nzeba, Katja Mater and Robin Brettar); Queer Speech Act, a solo performance for the Sandberg Series, Neverneverland, Amsterdam, 2018; Total Eclips, performance as Buenos Tiempos, Int., La Box, Bourges, 2018 (with Alberto García del Castillo, featuring Joëlle Bacchetta and Clare Noonan); Meeting Point 8, Mophradat, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, 2017; Playground, Museum M, Leuven, 2016; Un-Scene III, Wiels, Brussels, 2015.

    buenostiemposinternational.com/last-yearz-interesting-negro_11-4-2019/


    Cristina Lucas

    waar
    AAIR, POINT Cyprus, Kunsthalle Aarhus
    period
    01.04.2019 - 07.04.2019
    13.05.2019 - 26.05.2019

    In the framework of the European project Excavating Contemporary Archaelogy Cristina Lucas is invited for a residency in AIR Antwerpen. During this period she collaborates with the Lycée Institut Français in the form of workshops that will lead to an educational publication and an exhibition in 2020 in Kunsthalle Aarhus. Together with the students Cristina Lucas creates a mutant flag, existing out of a patchwork of elements from the flags representing the origins of the students. A first visual interpretation of this project will be presented at the group exhibition Null Island, during the launch of AAIR between 16 May – 10 June 2019.

    Cristina Lucas (°1973, Jael, Spain, lives and works in Madrid?) uses performance, happenings, video, photography, installation, drawing and painting to focus on the irrationality of human activities and to contrast traditionally conflicting concepts such as reality and fiction. Her works analyze the main political and economic structures of our time in an effort to reveal the contradictions between the official story, the true story and collective memory. She enjoys challenging historical, social, political and cultural clichés and takes a critical stand on issues such as the position of women, Western domination and humankind’s ambition to control nature.

    Cristina Lucas was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Color Full Forms, Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, 2018; Manchas en el silencio, Sala Alcala 31, Madrid, 2017; Cristina Lucas, MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2016; Illuminaciones Profanas, MAC, Puerto Rico, 2016; Focal Distance, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2014; Light Years, Museo Amparo, Puebla, México, 2011. Her works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Proregress, 12th Shanghai Biennial, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2018; Manifesta 12, Palermo, 2018; Nada temas, dice ella. Cuando el arte revela verdades misticas, Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, 2016; It’s money Jim, but not as we know it, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, 2015; Another Part of the New World, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, 2015; Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015.

    www.tegenboschvanvreden.com/artists/cristina-lucas/


    Pantea Shayesteh

    Dancer and choreographer Pantea Shayesteh (°1984, lives and works in Tehran) is invited for a residency of one month in AAIR as part of the annual exchange with Kooshk Residency Iran. Belgian artist Sebastian Willemen participates in the residency in Tehran. This exchange program is organized in collaboration with BOZAR and EUNIC. A presentation takes place on Wednesday 13 March in BOZAR, Brussels.

    Pantea Shayesteh is a choreographer and dancer. In her works she departs from the specific role of the woman in the contemporary society in Iran and the restrictions of expression in a place were public space is ruled by authorities. Pantea Shayesteh collaborates in her performances occasionally with live musicians, who create a soundscape that coincides with her own body language. During the residency Pantea Shayesteh held a performance of several days at the Antwerp Art Pavillion.

    Pantea Shayesteh holds a B.A. in Clinical Psychology and participated in the Fajr International Festival and the Dayereh Festival in Tehran Iran in 2018 with the performance ‘Willow tree that I know’, ‘Arrhytmic’, putative Balance’. In 2015 she performed at Saa Gallery with the performance ‘The Story of Seven Women’.

    Sebastiaan Willemen (Chepas Collective)

    where
    Kooshk Residency, Tehran
    period
    15.01.2019 - 15.02.2019

    Sebastiaan Willemen (°1990, Bonheiden, lives and works in Brussels) was invited for a residency of one month in Kooshk Residency Tehran, as part of the annual exchange between AAIR and Kooshk Residency. The last two years this exchange happened in collaboration with BOZAR and EUNIC. A presentation with Sebastiaan Willemen and Pantea Shayesteh took place at BOZAR.

    Sebastiaan Willemen is initiator and member of the multidisciplinary collective Chepas together with visual artist Lola Daels. Sebastiaan Willemen focuses on the physical and mental perception of space, the occurrence of liminal space and the urban phenomena behind the metabolism of the city. During his residency in Tehran Sebastiaan focused structures in public space that control the movements of pedestrians, and the way that is dealt with traffic. He does this by the introduction of interventions, installation and the use of video and photography.

    Sebastiaan Willemen and Chepas Collective were invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Amman Iman, Flemish-Morrocan House Darna, Brussels, 2019; Khettara, Vitrine, LUCA, Brussels, 2018; Intervention, viavia, Brussels, 2017
    His works were shown in the following group exhibitions: Khial Nkhel Art Space, Marrakech, 2018; Queens Collective, Marrakech, 2018; Jardin Maritime, Brussels, 2017; Next Generation, Please, BOZAR, Brussels, 2016; Er hangt iets in de lucht…, Kruithuis, Den Bosch.

    www.chepascollective.be/chpas


    Pepa Ivanova

    where
    AAIR
    Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01.10.2018 - 30.11.2018 Antwerp
    01.12.2018 - 31.01.2019 Clermont-Ferrand

    °1984 Bulgaria, lives and works in Ghent

    Pepa Ivanova was invited for a residency of four months in AAIR and Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand, as part of the annual Résidence Croissée exchange project, together with French artist Elvia Teotski.

    The diverse and highly developed multi-sensorial multi-disciplinary artistic practice of Pepa Ivanova is based on an excellent knowledge of science, sound recording, digital design and processing and data visualization. Intangible light, sun and sound are collected through field recording or various methods of data sharing, which she turns into different physical, visual or oral art forms. Each output has a poetic resonance and adapted technology and manifestation. Urban or rural interventions are at the core of this observational practice, filled with stories and soundscapes, surprise and precision. Abstractions, knowledge and facts are transformed into experience. (Caroline Babcock, 2017)

    Pepa Ivanova participated at the Higher Institute of Visual Arts (HISK), Ghent, 2016-17 and is currently a researcher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent. She participated in the following projects (a selection): Matter over Mater, Goethe Institute, Sofia, 2018; Sun Lullaby, De Singel, Antwerp, 2018; CAMP festival for visual music, Stuttgart, 2018; Composition for a garden – Green ghosts of city poetics, Stadsmuseum Hasselt, 2018; 6 Tunnels Project, Brussels, in collaboration with Lode Vranken and De Bouwerij, 2016-17

    www.pepaivanova.com


    Elvia Teotski

    where
    01.10.2018 - 30.11.2018 AAIR
    01.12.2018 - 31.01.2019 Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01.10.2018 - 30.11.2018 Antwerp
    01.12.2018 - 31.01.2019 Clermont-Ferrand

    °1983 Toulouse, lives and works in Marseille

    Elvia Teotski is invited for a residency of four months in the framework of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and Artistes-en-Residence Clermont-Ferrand, together with Belgian based artist Pepa Ivanova. The residency takes place two months in AIR Antwerpen and two months in Clermont-Ferrand.

    The background of Elvia Teotski in agricultural science formed the starting point for her artistic practice. It can be considered a ‘cultural’ appreciation of ‘natural’ phenomena. Elvia Teotski sees herself as archaeologist of organic materiology. The substances she works with – sugar, wafer paper, agar-agar, gelatin – fluctuate between the living matter of their origins and a synthetic look. These are substances which industry turns into cooking products and which we have all ingested at a certain moment. Being organic, they are particularly sensitive to changes in the weather: this endows them with a certain plasticity – they can be moulded and sculpted – as well as extreme fragility when temperature and humidity conditions get tricky.

    Elvia Teotski was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Artothèque Antonin Artaud, Marseille, 2018; La Galerie, Montpellier, 2018; FRAC PACA hors les murs, Vitrolles, 2018; Le lieu multiple, Montpellier, 2017; Galerie du Globe, Toulon, 2015. Her works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection: Galerie ZAN, 2018; Villa Arson, Nice, 2017; Bel Ordinaire, Pau, 2017; Festival Oeil d’Oodaaq, Rennes et Nantes, 2016; Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, 2015; Espace d’art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, 2014; BJCEM, Ancona, 2013.

    www.elviateotski.com


    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2018 - 31/12/2018

    °1978 Guatemala, lives and works in Guatemala City

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen in collaboration with Museum M in Louvain. During Playground Festival 2019 Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa presents his new performance, created during the residency.

    The art practice of Ramírez-Figueroa exists out of dreamlike scenes that build on references to literature, folklore, magic and childhood memories. His performances use sculpture to transfigure everyday images and objects into symbolic tableaux that engage with fantasy and allegory. His work is both playful and alluding to tragic or traumatic events relating to the social and political climate of present-day Guatemala. Using performance, sound, drawing and sculpture, Ramírez-Figueroa’s work conjures live and sculptural representations that explore themes of loss, displacement and cultural resistance. The Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996) is a recurring subject in his work, which although often softened by an absurd and humorous approach, fails to conceal the force of history that precedes it.

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection) : The house at Kaniwal, New Museum, New York, 2018; Shit Baby and the Crumpled Giraffe, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2017; The Green Ray, daadgalerie, Berlin, 2017 ; Linnaeus in Tenebris, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, 2017 ; Two Flamings Copulating on a Tin Roof, Haus Esters, Krefeld Kunstmuseum, Krefeld. His works were on view in the Venice Biënnial 2017, Incerteza Viva, 32 Bienal de Sao Paulo, 2016 ; God’s Reptilian Finger, Gasworks, London, 2015 ; Rendez-Vous, 13th Biennale de Lyon, 2015 ; Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, 2014 ; A Chronicle of Interventions, Tate Modern, London, 2014 ; Illy Present Future, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, 2013 ; Beber y Leer El Arcoiris, Casa America, Madrid, 2012 ; Home Works IV, Ashkal Alwan, Beiroet, 2008 ; 53rd Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen, 2007.

    Ans Mertens

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

    1989, lives and works in Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium

    Ans Mertens is selected to participate in the fourth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The work of Ans Mertens plays on the tension between objective recordings and subjective image making. The lone gaze of her lens surveys a scene, disembodied. Yet we cannot but identify with it; what is being shown is always that which has already been seen. Mertens plays with proximity and remoteness, the spatial dynamics that attract our attention and draw the eye to understand visibility as a fleeting condition of the things we see. The work of Ans Mertens also shows that time, perhaps more than space, is the ultimate subject of all film: time captured, time chased. Arranged, erased, wasted. Leisurely spent, unspectacularly passed.

    Ans Mertens holds a Masters in Free Arts at Sint Lukas Brussels. She is part of the artist collective SOIL Collective.

     

    www.ansmertens.com/


    Chloë Delanghe

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

    1991, works and lives in Brussels, Belgium

    Chloë Delanghe is selected to participate in the fourth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The work of Chloë Delanghe relates to her own life understood as the ties and connections we are born into; those relations we spend all of our life re-shaping and being shaped by. Memories, much like artworks, are fickle, hard to grasp in any permanent sense. Images, much like memories, are defective, suggestions of something else. Delanghe’s video works are a mixture of her life’s story and visual, sometimes aloof storytelling. The desire to portray is joined by the desire to remember. Her work offers a detour via the lived world as we see it, leading to a more intimate understanding of an inner world.

    elephy.org/profiles/chloe-delanghe


    Céline Mathieu

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

    1990, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Céline Mathieu is selected to participate in the fourth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The work of Céline Mathieu is an exploration of the aura of objects lost, found, and (ready)made. Through precise arrangements of sourced objects, i.e. through the material world, Mathieu attempts to access the mind and the self. While some sculptural ensembles appear to be estranged manifestations of their former selves, other works result from sessions spent molding plasticine whilst under hypnosis. Here, writing and assembling are physical exorcisms of mind’s titillating or troubling matters.

    www.celinemathieu.be/


    Puck Vonk

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

    1989, lives and works in Den Bosch, Netherlands, and Antwerp, Belgium

    Puck Vonk is selected to participate in the fourth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The work of Puck Vonk has a strong affinity with performance and writing. Through sly manipulations of attentive spectators and anonymous visitors, Vonk explores the boundaries of audience mediation. She places her work at the edge of the experiential realm: are we to look at her drawings and writings on the wall as independent works, or are we invited to perceive the whole exhibition differently once we have read them? Where does the work take place? Playing with the back and forth of observation – the dynamic of sensory and mental or emotional processing – the notations on view offer a script we may decipher, never truly knowing what the ‘right’ interpretation or execution is.

    puckvonk.com/


    Aura Rico

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2018 - 30/11/2018

    °1994, lives and works in Cali, Colombia

    Aura Rico is invited for a residency of three months in the framework of the new exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and Lugar A Dudas, Cali, Colombia. Belgian based artist Marc Buchy participates in a residency of three months in Cali.

    The art practice of Aura Rico exists out of installations, sculptures and video. It focuses on the relationship between the individual, its desires and expectations, and the city. By researching the types of advertising devises in public space, what they represent, Aura Rico finds out how the city relates to its inhabitants. During the residency Aura Rico researches, through walks, the advertising devises in the public space in Antwerp and how they interact with everyday life. In a second phase she will get in touch with local artists and practitioners who deal with similar topics.

    Aura Rico graduated with a master in visual arts at the University Javeriana in Cali. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Negligencia, Centro Cultural de Cali, Cali, 2016; Transurbancia, oscilar de adentro hacia afuera, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, 2016; Transhumancia, The Office, Cali, 2016. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Arte Nomada 2018, Galeria Arte Nomada, Ciudad Saber, Panama, 2018; PIW + 2 Extractos de una cultura visual, Galerie Neebex, Bogota, 2017; Proyecto Thesis, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo MAC, Bogota, 2016; Ala, Alianza Francesca, Cali, 2015.

    LODGERS#16: Heterotropics

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2018 - 30/11/2018

    The last LODGERS is Heterotropics, an Amsterdam-based research and curatorial platform initiated and run by independent curator Sara Giannini (lives and works in Amsterdam). Arising from the intimacy between the linguistic “trope” and the geographical “tropic,” Heterotropics is a fictitious concept relating language, space and collective imagery. Unfolding through different chapters and collaborations, the project looks at the remnants of colonial fantasy and exotic projection in different urban and cultural landscapes, exploring and performing imagined geographies. Launched in 2016 with a roaming performance and exhibition programme in the “Indies Neighboorhood” of Amsterdam with artists Alex 2000, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Jacopo Miliani, David Bernstein & Jokūbas Čižikas, Heterotropics has so far commissioned and facilitated a 6-week programme by KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre (Yogyakarta) at the Tropenmuseum and the site-specific performance Pavilion by Milena Bonilla and Luisa Ungar at the Rijksmuseum. Following the joint invitation of M HKA and AIR Antwerpen, Heterotropics will operate outside of its Amsterdam base for the first time with a durational exhibition and performance programme unfolding on the 6th floor of the museum.

    Heterotropics #4: On Acausal Connecting Principles pushes forth Heterotropics’ research on the entanglement of fiction, language, space and history using the phenomenon of “acausal connectivity” to address the interplay of psychic and physical states, as well as the embeddedness of meaning and matter. Studied by pioneering psychoanalyst C.G. Jung under the term of “synchronicity”, acausal connectivity refers to the remarkable concurrence of events without any apparent causal connection, which we commonly refer to as coincidences. While examining the case of such meaningful coincidences, Jung defined synchronicity as that which “cannot be a question of cause and effect, but of a falling together in time, a kind of simultaneity” (Jung, 1969). In this perspective, time is not understood as a linear succession but as a field centred on a specific moment binding an ensemble of events, both psychic and physical.

    On Acausal Connecting Principles takes on the Jungian concept of synchronicity as a curatorial and research methodology. As a 3-month durational programme, the project presents a chamber of five accumulative acts acausally connected through the 1883 colossal Krakatoa volcanic eruption in Indonesia – the Dutch East Indies at the time. One of the most devastating events in recorded history, the eruption occurred while the Dutch East Indies were promoted as a tamed tropical paradise in the Amsterdam International Colonial and Export Exhibition (“Internationale Koloniale en Uitvoerhandel Tentoonstelling”). Whereas both events have found their way into history books, their “falling together in time” has never been examined.

    Considered by some researchers as the prologue to the demise of the Dutch Colonial Empire, the eruption caused the sinking of an archipelago, killing thousands of people. Its sound was so powerful that it travelled around the globe four times, while its dust altered the world’s climate, producing red skies over Northern Europe for several years. At the very moment of the blast, however, the Amsterdam fair was celebrating the stability and exotic charm of the empire through model Indonesian villages inhabited by real people. Like all types of colonial and ethnographic exhibitions, the Amsterdam fair created a spectacle of domination where people and objects are treated as elements in an imagined representation, as broken symbols and symptoms of a disease spreading called imperialism. What is this coincidence revealing? What psychic levels connect the unconscious logic of the volcano to the taxonomy of colonial reason?

    From this generative synchronicity a cascade of coincidences brings together the various acts composing Heterotropics #4. The acts are connected to one another through acausal lines of flight, linking distant and apparently unrelated matters, traveling and unravelling from the belly of the Earth to the depths of the cosmos. These apparition does not aim to render any representation, but rather to move away from it, protesting against the conventions of the human gaze and historical narratives, operating through non-specificity, magmatic flows, eruptions, and entropy. Over the course of three months, the project stages a field of entanglements across time, space, and matter, bringing together the work of artists and researchers who in their different practices investigate divergent formulations of knowledge, elucidating the mystified objectivity of the “real”, shifting scales of visibility, and voices blowing across time.

    Interventions and performances by Sara Giannini, Adam Bobbette, Mehraneh Atashi, Milena Bonilla & Luisa Ungar and Ivan Cheng will consecutively inhabit the space leaving different traces behind towards a final accumulation. From text-based displays to immersive installations, via bodily (dis)appearances, their work seeks to complicate the distinction between psychic and physical realms, divination and science, outer-space and inner-space, visibility and invisibility, distance and proximity, absence and presence. Destabilising the colonial-scented canon of exhibition-making, Heterotropics #4 aims to weave a junction for events and non-events beyond chronology and belonging, challenging anthropocentric narratives and subliminal systems of belief.

    A live documentation page curated by Ivan Cheng will run parallel to the programme on www.heterotropics.com

    SCHEDULE
    Every act will outlive its announced timespan with different traces that will accumulate and be left on display until the end of the project.

    Updates will follow as the project unfolds.

    ACT I / / TAKE AWAY DIARY (SOMETHING MORE THAN MERE CHANCE)
    27 September
    Sara Giannini
    Opening of the project with an installation of the past-present-future coincidences underpinning it.
    *Realised in collaboration with designer Raoul Audouin.

    ACT II / LET’S FREQUENCY
    3-5 October
    Adam Bobbette
    *Delivered and performed by Ivan Cheng
    ** Detailed schedule TBA
    A volcanologist is a radio engineer. An earthquake is a heartbeat. You need to know how to synch your signals because it’s all a matter of frequencies. A shaman who makes shoes and used to be a spy in Sumatra works in the market during the day but gives advice about love in the evening to young and old men. This is about him, Santoso, but others, too.

    ACT III / ENTROPY PUMP
    18-27 October
    Mehraneh Atashi
    *Performance in collaboration with Geo Wyeth on October 25
    The heart of this work is an electrical system that translates latent energy from detritus into light and sound effects. The installation is itself a circuit – a feedback-loop of organic and inorganic matter that transforms raw information into measurable data. In excess of materials and transmissions, the work resembles a haunting cosmic landscape, one bursting with transmutations of life forces.

    ACT IV / ALL SIGNAL, NO MESSAGE
    28 October-24 November
    Milena Bonilla and Luisa Ungar
    *More details and public moments TBA
    Working towards the setting up of a research space, the artist-duo take as a departure point the synchronicity between the Krakatoa eruption and the Amsterdam Colonial Exhibition, as well as the unprecedented global effect that the eruption had environmentally and in terms of the spread of information. From these premises, they will approach volcanic life as a kind of dormant interactivity between lifeforms inside a volatile structure. In this sense, the history of the volcano becomes connected to the external world, inspiring tools for crafting actions and interventions in the exhibition space.

    ACT V / INTERMEZZO’S
    1-8 December
    Ivan Chen
    Whether instrumental, comic, dramatic, or character based, an intermezzo is understood to function between acts. When it is named as an act in itself, what can be thrown into relief? Like a spy, Ivan Cheng works from the position of ‘in-between’, using observation as a means of operating throughout the duration of Heterotropics #4. INTERMEZZO’S re-interprets and reports the gleaned knowledge.

    POST FINALE ACCUMULATION
    08-16 December
    The post-finale accumulation of traces left behind by the various acts, opening to new beginnings and lifeforms.

    PARTICIPANTS
    Sara Giannini is an independent researcher, curator, teacher and writer based in Amsterdam. Informed by her background in theatre and semiotics, she is drawn towards the interlinking of language and performativity across a variety of artistic practices, contexts and disciplines.

    After her MA in Semiotics from the University of Bologna (cum laude), she worked for the research program Global Art and the Museum at the ZKM | Karlsruhe (2010-2014), and from 2012 until 2015 she held the position of artistic coordinator of the traveling research group OuUnPo | Ouvroir d’Univers Potentiels. As an independent curator she has initiated experimental collaborative projects such as the VOLUME project (with 98weeks, Beirut, 2013-2014), the web-publishing platform Unfold (2015-ongoing), and Heterotropics. In 2016/17 she was a fellow at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, researching aphasic language in relation to the archive of the Dutch artist René Daniëls. The fellowship resulted in the exhibition and performance series OWNNOW: René Daniëls. Her projects have taken place in institutional settings, urban contexts, online platforms and independent project spaces, including Jumex Museum, Mexico City; documenta 14, Athens; the Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthalle São Paulo and Casa do Povo, São Paulo; de Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum and Tropenmuseum, all in Amsterdam; 98weeks, Mansion, Assabil Public Libraries, Beirut. Since 2017 Giannini has been part of the core tutor team of the If I Can’t Dance Class at the Dutch Art Institute and in Autumn 2018 will join the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies as a visiting research fellow. She has lectured internationally and contributed to a variety of books and catalogues. Together with artist Jacopo Miliani, she is the co-author of the book Whispering Catastrophe. On the Language of Men Loving Men in Japan forthcoming for SelfPleasurePublishing.

    Adam Bobbette is geographer and writer. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge and is currently a research fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, where he is writing a book on the political geology of Indonesia since 1945. His writing has appeared in Cabinet, N+1, the Times Literary Supplement, as well as scholarly journals and edited books.

    Mehraneh Atashi (b. 1980) is an Iranian artist living and working in Amsterdam. Since her BFA in photography in Tehran, and her postgraduate education at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, she has developed a body of work consisting of assemblages, sculpture, photography and video. Shifting between conceptualism and materiality, imagery and iconography, her practice explores the possibility of becoming within static systems as well as concepts of gaze. Her work has been awarded the Mondrian Stipendium for Established Artists in 2014, and presented in experimental solo and group exhibitions in Los Angeles, London, Bratislava, Reykjavík, Berlin, Graz and Amsterdam.

    Milena Bonilla was born in Bogota, Colombia, and she currently lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her work dives into political complexities among humans, language and living entities in order to trace and map the cracks that those interactions have left in silence through the sedimentation of predetermined logics and beliefs. The artist uses a variety of media in her production including installations, video, performance, drawing, text, public interventions and photography. Her work has been shown and performed in different international venues including Museo d’arte Contemporanea MACRO, Rome; Kadist Paris and San Francisco; Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam; The Mistake Room, Los Angeles Ca.; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Ar/Ge Kunst, Bolzano; The Jewish Museum, New York; MAMM, Medellín; Spring Workshop in Hong Kong; CA2M Madrid; MNBA, Buenos Aires; The Photographer’s Gallery and the International Institute of Visual Arts in London; Witte de With in Rotterdam; Konstall C, Stockholm; Marrakech and Shangai Biennial’s parallel projects, and the 12th. Istanbul, 10th. Havana and 3rd. Bucharest Biennials. Milena Bonilla is currently a recipient of The Work Award Proven Talent, given by the Mondriaan Fonds in The Netherlands.

    Luisa Ungar (b. Bogota, Colombia) studied visual arts in Bogotá, and has an MFA from Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She is currently a guest resident at AIR Antwerpen, Belgium. Her recent work deals with narratives involving animality and the non-human in colonial circuits. Looking at mechanisms that question ways in which history is constructed, she often seeks to connect archived or academic material with everyday popular use, unveling the role of the expert by making room for improvisation, association, gossip and chaos. Her varied projects range from zoo visit guides to educational projects, using performance, drawing and text. Her work has been shown and performed at different venues such as Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid; Marrakech Biennial Parallel project; Museo de arte Banco de República Bogotá; Rong Wrong, Amsterdam; Festival de Performance de Cali; Spring Workshop, Hong Kong; Bienal Sur, Rosario.She has been co-editor of publication projects such as DISDISDIS (On vampires and other forms of conviviality), and Proyecto Asterisco. She has been a resident at Gasworks, TRain Residency in London; RESò, Italy and Maebashi Arts Center, Japan. Since 2013 she has been making collaborative work with Milena Bonilla.

    Ivan Cheng is an Australian artist whose practice focuses on modes of reading, often gesturing toward systems of power and reproduction. He also works as a performer, clarinettist, and dramaturg in multiple contexts, specialising in contemporary scores. He recently completed an MFA in Critical Studies (Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam), having previously studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His text-based performances have been presented in Sydney, London, Amsterdam, Vilnius, Tokyo, Berlin and New York. As a studio practice, he initiates project space bologna.cc in Amsterdam.

    The project is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

    www.heterotropics.com


    Marc Buchy

    where
    Lugar A Dudas, Cali, Colombia
    period
    01/09/2018 - 30/11/2018

    °1988 Metz, lives and works in Brussels

    Marc Buchy was invited for a residency of three months in Lugar A Dudas, Cali, Colombia. During this residency he developed the project Ka Kualmaku, which departed from the idea to learn one of the 65 ‘amerindians’ languages of Colombia, namely the Namtrik, a language utilized by the Misak Community.

    The art practice of Marc Buchy is existing mainly out of nearly invisible gestures, primarly outside of an exhibition context and without a visual form. In his practice Marc Buchy deals with the idea of knowledge and its effects on human behavior and art. He considers knowledge both as a thematic and as a medium on its own. He tries to shape, acknowledge and expert it. His actions and interventions are primarily communicated through writing or orally, which allows him to include the process.

    Marc Buchy graduated in 2012 at LUCA Brussels and is initiator of the artist initiative Greylight Projects. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): on a bien accroché (w/ Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver), Maison Grégoire, Brussels, 2018; Soleil Plein, Edmund Felson Gallery, Berlin, 2017; Space Out, Foundation Moonens, Brussels, 2016; Précipations, La Confection Idéale, Tourcoing, 2013. His works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Earth & Sky, Société, Brussels, 2018; Poor Curator, Sperling, München, 2018; Catherine Bastide, Marseille, 2018; Private Choices, Centrale, Brussels, 2017; POLDER, Glassbox, Paris, 2017.

    Pieter Geenen

    where
    R.A.T. Mexico City
    period
    01/09/2018 - 31/10/2018

    °1979 Belgium, lives and works in Brussels

    Pieter Geenen is invited for a residency of six weeks in R.A.T. Mexico City. During this residency he explores the influence of the megalopolis on the construction of identity. Next to this Pieter Geenen will research the technical possibilities of the pinhole camera and experiment with super 8 film.

    The art practice of Pieter Geenen includes film, text and photography. His practice articulates a general interest in the suggestive and evocatieve qualities of the landscape, and how that landscape relates to the personal and collective memory and the personal and collective identity. Pieter Geenen tends to translate the complex geopolitical reality into ambiguous reflections on the concept of borders and land. This resolves around places and communities which find themselves between appearing and disappearing, forgetting and remembering, construction and deconstruction, life and death, the utopian and dystopian. As outposts of the Old and the New World they are subjected to war, persecution, colonialism, cultural genocide, migration, economic or demographic changes, globalization and climate change.

    Pieter Geenen was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): This land is my Land. This land is your land’, ARGOS, Brussels, 2015; Pieter Geenen, Museum of Ixelles, Brussels, 2012; Land Ahead, Annie Gentils Gallery, Antwerp, 2010; Shot by Both Sides – Pieter Geenen & Johan Grimonprez, bkSM #8, cc Strombeek/ De Garage, Mechelen, 2009. His projects were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Visions in the Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, Londen, 2018; The Raft – Art is (not) Lonely, curated by Jan Fabre and Joanna De Vos, Oostende, 2017; COM nu TIES – Thresholds/ Seuils/ Drempels, ARGOS, Brussels, 2017; Some Arguments Later, ISELP, Brussels, 2017; Unfinished Histories: Limes – Voyages de frontière, Médiathèque – Fonds d’art contemporain de la ville de Genève, Geneva, 2015; Blijven Kijken / Ce qui nous regarde/ Dropouts, M Museum Leuven, 2013.

    www.silenceisgolden.be/


    Maurice Doherty

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2018 - 30/09/2018

    °1972 Ireland, lives and works in Berlin

    Maurice Doherty uses a conceptual approach in his art practice that encompasses performance, video, installation, photography and text pieces. He creates interventions and actions in the studio in front of a camera, as well as in the public space. Through the use of recognizable media such as neon signs, adverts in newspapers and party balloons, Doherty sends out subtle messages into the world – utilizing humor as a communication tool to spread an often dubious and ironic message as broad as possible.

    In one of Doherty’s best known early video works, ‘Waiting To Fall’ (2001), the artist is filmed standing upright in front of the camera for as long as possible. Through exhaustion he eventually collapses, crashing to the ground with a ferocious bang.

    In a recent group show exploring the relationship between art and comedy in contemporary art, ‘The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life’ at Arquipélago, Centro de Artes Contemporâneas in São Miguel, the Azores, Doherty exhibited a red neon declaring, “I Slept With The Curator To Get This Show” (2016). Doherty’s neon functions like a joke in the company of other art: a disruptive, rebellious intervention, a comic “whistle-blower” casting doubt on the ethical integrity of the system in which it operates.

    Maurice Doherty graduated from the University of Ulster, Belfast, Ireland, in 1997 and completed a Masters in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in 2001. Previous solo exhibitions include at FAQ, Bremen, Germany (2017), Manière Noire, Berlin, Germany (2015), Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium, (2010) Schalter Gallery, Berlin, Germany, (2009) Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art, Glasgow Science Centre, Scotland, (2008) Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Floating Series, Berlin, Germany, (2008) Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, (2008) Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2002) and The Slug and Lettuce, Glasgow, Scotland (2001). Recent group exhibitions include, The Laughable Enigma of Ordinary Life, (2017-18) at Jose Campos Contemporary Arts Center, Azores, WANTED DUCHAMPS, Lage Egal, Berlin, Germany, Public View, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, (2017) Double Act: Art & Comedy, MAC-Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, (2016) and Faraway Longings, Irish Embassy, Berlin, Germany, (2016).

    www.mauricedoherty.com/


    Gary Farrelly

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2018 - 30/09/2018

    °1983 Dublin, lives and works in Brussels

    Gary Farrelly is invited for a residency of three months in the framework of the annual collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and RAVI Liège. During his residency Gary Farrelly continues to work on White Paper on the Abolition of Tunnels. This work explores the possibility of using tunnel infrastructure as a site for performance and cultural intervention. The Fietserstunnel and Sint-Annatunnel will be the starting point for his artistic investigation.

    The practice of Gary Farrelly exists out of video, collage, mail art, textiles and performance. The work ranges in subject matter from architecture and administration to self-inventory and autobiography. Autonomy and agency are recurring themes. Farrelly’s work is frequently created in collaboration with German photographer Chris Dreier under the banner of Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI). OJAI explores bureaucracy, administration and the self-generated institution as apparatus that ensures collective functioning. Their research focuses on power structures embedded in public architecture, and the agency of the self in society’s bigger narrative. The project has it’s origins in written correspondence between Dreier and Farrelly and mail remains central to the practice. Besides Mail art- OJAI work is manifested in the form of surveys, field trips, publications, performances, videos and a radio show.

    Farrelly studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and LUCA School of the Arts (Sint-Lukas) in Brussels. In 2010 he spent a year participating in Central Trak- The Univeristy of Texas artist in residency program in Dallas. In 2015 he won a year long funded research residency at TAMAT the Center for Contemporary Textiles in Tournai. He has created workshops based on his expertise in the field of mail art at La Cambre- L’École nationale supérieure des arts visuels (ENSAV) in Brussels and TWU- Texas Womens University in Dallas. Exhibitions featuring the work have held at Marres- House for Contemporary Culture (Maastricht), ISELP (Brussels), Museum of Contemporary Art (Banja Luka), Parking Projects (Tehran), Crawford Municipal Art Gallery (Cork), 500X (Dallas) and Central Trak (Dallas).

    www.jointintelligence.org/


    Merle Vorwald

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2018 - 30/09/2018

    °1980, lives and works in Berlin

    Merle Vorwarld is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen as initiator and member of artist collective ENCORE.

    In her artistic practice Merle Vorwarld explores how to undo the reality of materials and letting prefabricated textures, props and colors define political, social and complex internal structures. Combined with the assumption that fiction is a status of intensity to comprehend reality, it brought her to set design for film and video installations. Besides her film related art practice, Merle Vorwarld is member of ENCORE, within its settings she creates installations based on various forms of electronic hardcore music, exploring motivations and aesthetics, as well as immanent strategies of handling fear. Merle Vorwald’s artistic practice is always based on collaboration.

    Merle Vorwarld created designs for the following films (a selection): Golden 20s (working title), Sophie Kluge, Amerikafilm +BerghausWöbke; untitled, Lotte Meret Effinger, 2018; White City, Dani Gal, Pong Film, 2018; Uchronia, Azin Feizabadi, Amerikafilm, 2017; Selbstkritik eines bourgoisen Hundes, Julian Radlmaier, Faktura Film, 2017; Ich will mich nicht künstlich aufregen, Max Linz, Amerikafilm, 2014. Her works were also shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): ENCORE at Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag, 2016; ENCORE, Art Rotterdam, 2017; ENCORE, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, 2018.

    www.merlevorwald.de/


    Tea Palmelund

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2018 - 30/09/2018

    lives and works in Berlin

    Artist and digital designer Tea Palmelund is invited for a residency of three months, as part of the artists collective ENCORE, together with Merle Vorwarld in the framework of the project Is it dark?

    In her work Tea Palmelund examines political, social and aesthetic aspects of virtual-material layers. With an intuitive approach, the process and the experiments become a vital part of her artistic practice. Tea Palmelund works with mixed media installations, on physical and/or digital sites. Furthermore she is co-founder of Utopian Union, an interdisciplinary and intercultural platform for workshops, excursions, laboratories, summits, collaborations, talks & conversations. Tea Palmelund is member of ENCORE, an artist collective fascinated by sonic extremism and hardcore initiatives.

    Works of Tea Palmelund are shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): ENCORE intervention at Henrike Naumanns exhibition ‘2000’, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladback, 2018; Gabbernation 0.2, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, 2017; Gabbernation, Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag, 2016; In Favour Of The Blue Sky (IFOTBS), video screening, Make Sense Camp, 2015; In favour Of The Blue Sky (IFOTBS), video screening, NOW, Milano, 2014; Technosphere: Unbound, HKW, Berlin, 2017.

    teapalmelund.com/


    Lodgers#15: baumusik

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2018 - 31/08/2018

    °2016 Cologne, Germany

    baumusik, the artist collective and music label from Cologne is a restless mixture of visual artists, writers, filmmakers, art students, musicians, cultural activists, DJs and others. It was founded in 2016 by friends, guests and collaborators of the beloved DIY venue Baustelle Kalk, a location which used to be a shelter for artistic and musical experiments that couldn’t find a niche within the conventional cultural context of the city. Founded in 2012 by Meryem Erkus, her sister Fatma Erkus and filmmaker Nicole Wegner, Baustelle Kalk quickly became a central meeting place and playground for all kinds of artistic minds. Running for five years, the space was an equally rough yet inspiring safe haven, and never lacked energy nor the selfless support for artists. Out of this little bubble a handful artists founded the label collective baumusik.

    baumusik’s mission is to think beyond genres and disciplines and aims to develop the most confusing catalogue of Cologne. Whether it is an exhibition or a record, a poster series or a special event, it will also be given a catalogue number. Amongst these, you find [BAU420] “420 – Love Letters to Rihanna” a group exhibition and performance night in tribute Rihanna, [BAU025] a two week tour through China feat. six baumusik acts, or [BAU020] the triple CD super limited edition CÖLLN by infamous art and neo pop group HALL&RAUCH.

    Meryem Erkus, co-founder of baumusik and our current LODGER has invited two central artists of baumusik – Timothy Shearer and Janina Warnk – to create new installations in the LODGERS space. With contrasting methods and aesthetics, they will build complex installations reflecting on public and private space, where brutal architecture meets a sanctuary of softness and fernweh. This combination composes an all-pervasive installation that will serve as performance stages for live shows and many other artworks by baumusik artists.

    The exhibition will be developed throughout July and will be fully realised on Thursday 2nd of August with special performances on Saturday 4th of August. Within the exhibition, baumusik will release several new works such as a fashion edition, music releases, novels and videos.

    Their 2nd anniversary will be celebrated in the garden of AIR Antwerpen on Friday 17th of August.

    baumusik.de/


    Bruno Zhu

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2018 - 31/07/2018

    °1991 Porto, lives and works between Amsterdam and Viseu (Portugal)

    Bruno Zhu is invited for a residency of two months in AIR Antwerpen, as part of the bi-annual collaboration with Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal. Previous editions took place with artists: Luis Lazaro Matos, Carla Filipe and Pedro Barateiro.

    Bruno Zhu uses his artistry in the broadest sense possible. He uses all imaginable media in the production of his installations and environments, but also doesn’t shun the side of the curator. He organizes experimental exhibition projects, like in the furniture and clothing store of his parents in Abraveses, Viseu, Portugal. On the other hand Bruno Zhu introduces elements from the store into the exhibition space. With this exchange of contexts Bruno Zhu creates a sense of alienation. Not only by the presentation of these objects, but also by manipulating and concealing them. Bruno Zhu focuses on the desire that radiates from these objects and their attraction.

    Bruno Zhu got his master at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Bruno Zhu was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Bugs, La Plage, Paris, 2017; Crew, Gallery Fons Welters, Amsterdam, 2016; New Arrivals, FOAm, Amsterdam, 2015; Vista Alegre, Serralves Museum, Porto; Cold Open Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam; Temple Galerie, Paris; Grass Warm Trifecta, Carlos/Ishikawa, London. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Southard Reid, London; De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam; LUMA/ Westbau, Zurich; Exo Exo, Paris; Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz; Bruno Zhu is associated to A MAIOR, a curatorial program set in a home furnishing and clothing store in Abraveses, Viseu.

    www.brunozhu.com/


    Romana Drdová

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2018 - 30/06/2018

    °1987 Czech Republic, lives and works in Prague

    Together with Belgian artist Sidney Aelbrecht, Romana Drdovà is invited for a residency of six months in the framework of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and MeetFactory Prague. The first three months of their residency takes place in AIR Antwerpen, the last three months in the MeetFactory Prague.

    Romana Drdovà considers the practice of art, in confrontation with everyday events, as a position of reflection. The art practice of Romana Drdovà focusses on processes of translation and rituals in everyday reality and the errors and misunderstandings that occur in conversation and perception. Recent and unknown viewpoints on our lives are the mains sources of Romana Drdova’s installations and videos. She focuses on the links and boundaries between European and Asian culture.

    Romana Drdovà participated in the following exhibitions (a selection): Suede Dejoint, Jindrich Chalupecky Award, Moravian Gallery, Brno, 2017; Writing Without Bones (Boneless), Center for Contemporary Art, Futura, 2017; Mapo Tofu, Jakoby Fashion Store, Prague, 2017; The Life and Death of the Eighthies, Syntax, Lisboa, 2017; Body of Work, Petrohradska kolekti, Prague, 2016; Parallel Vienna, Café Flesh, 2016; The Overlook, National Gallery, Prague, 2015; Intuitive Gradient, Karlin Studios, Prague, 2015; 9th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liège, 2014; Additional Links, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, 2013.

    www.romanadrdova.com/


    Sidney Aelbrecht

    where
    AIR Antwerpen and MeetFactory Prague
    period
    01/01/2018 - 30/06/2018

    °1990 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp

    Together with Czech artist Romana Drdova, Sidney Aelbrecht is invited for a residency of six months in the framework of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and MeetFactory Prague. The first three months of their residency takes place in AIR Antwerpen, the last three months in the MeetFactory, Prague.

    Sidney Aelbrecht researches archetypes using painting, music and installation. His paintings show trivial and meaningful objects placed in surreal environments constructed out of coulourfields. These seemingly naive images reveal layers that refer to philosophy, art history, literature and a personal symbolism. Through musical collaborations he explores the duality between intuition and the rational. This often results in installations where image meets sound.

    Sidney Aelbrecht was invited for the following exhibitions: Plan B, Bekegem, 2017: SOLO Expo, Drongenhofkapel, Ghent, 2017; A walk through the park, TCG Nordica, Kunming, Yunnan, 2016; A perfect storm for business, Governors Mansion, Ghent, 2016. Hommage, Bozar, Brussels, 2016; Young, Het Kunstenhuis, Harelbeke, 2016.

    soundcloud.com/user-506034531/albums


    LODGERS#14: ARIA

    where
    AIR Antwerpen and M HKA
    period
    01/03/2018 - 30/06/2018

    The LODGERS programme is a collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and the M HKA. Together, they invite some of the most imaginative artistic initiatives to occupy the exhibition spaces on the 6th floor of the M HKA. The programme offers organisations and initiatives that specifically focus on production and commission assignments, but do not have their own presentation space, i.e., a unique opportunity to address the public. LODGERS can be publishers, commission agencies, research initiatives, labels, collectives, discussion platforms or other initiatives that experiment with artistic practice and are interested in living, working or performing in Antwerp.

    ARIA (Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts) develops and supervises research in, about and with the arts. For LODGERS, the institute unfolds activities and presentations that demonstrate both the specificity of research and its wide range. Between March 31 and June 24, performances, lectures, discussions and public lectures are held in an artistic context that highlights the rather ‘speculative scholarly’ activities of artists. Fiction and imagination are crucial research tools to understand reality. Research in the arts shows that reality can not only be examined, but is also made using research. Art, fiction and imagination are at any rate indispensable to look at reality. Without fiction, there is no non-fiction, without art no reality.

    All LODGERS are based in the ‘Eurocore’, the combined Benelux and Rhineland region. Free access to visit our LODGERS. Drop by!

    The LODGERS programme is curated by Nav Haq, Senior Curator in the M HKA and Alan Quireyns, artistic director at AIR Antwerpen.

    31.3 – 21.4 Royal Conservatory Antwerp

    23.4 – 28.4 Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp

    30.4 – 20.5 Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

    21.5 – 9.6 Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp

    10.6 – 24.6 C.C.Q.O.

    ROYAL CONSERVATORY ANTWERP

    Tone Brulin (1926) is a unique figure in Flemish theatre. Carefully selected archival documents sketch a picture of his striking career, which stretches out over 70 years and four continents. An exhibition by T-books, Royal Conservatory Antwerp | AP University College and Het firmament, in collaboration with AMVK, Letterenhuis, Kunstenpunt and Het TheaterFestival. Many thanks to Kaaitheater.

    The Space Between is a transmedia installation/performance about how meaning is created in the interspace. Between three media. Between people. Based on personal anecdotes, family stories and memories, a story about an amateur photographer and a girl develops, taking place during WWII on a lake in a small town in Poland. A transmedia installation/performance by Katharina Smets, Inne Eysermans and Ingrid Leonard, in collaboration with Royal Conservatory Antwerp | AP University College, framed in Katharina Smets’s research project ‘The Auditive Imagination. Research into the Audio Story as an Art Form on the Border of Media, Drama and Literature’. Katharina Smets is a doctoral student in Artistic Research.

    SINT LUCAS SCHOOL OR ARTS ANTWERP

    Sint Lucas School of Arts Antwerp brings together contributions from a number of researchers, research groups, as well as the Master of Research in Art and Design. Students, alumni and external artists are involved as well. Leitmotif is the experimentation with retranslations to other carriers and mediums, as well as the questioning of presenting, representing and visualising research(-related) projects. The artistic approach is suggestive, groping, process-inclined, hypothetical, shifting, dialogical. In a unique way, the exhibition space is hereby activated into ‘conversation space’.

    ROYAL ACADEMY FOR FINE ARTS ANTWERP

    The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp offers a stimulating, international biotope within which this artistic research can optimally develop. With currently approximately 50 research projects conducted (of which about 10 doctoral degrees), a critical and innovative framework is guaranteed. For LODGERS, artist, teacher and researcher Nico Dockx selected three current Artistic Research PhD Projects at the Royal Academy. Geert Goiris, Mashid Mohadjerin and Vijai Patchineelam offer a fascinating insight into (part of) their research processes. Each artist conducts research into a different reality, which, during that process, gives rise to an alternative reality. In all three doctoral projects, the relationship between reality and perception on the one hand, and fiction and imagination on the other, plays an important role. With this presentation and programme, specifically devised for LODGERS, you can check for yourself whether art can offer a different perspective on your reality.

    C.C.Q.O.

    Wellness Center Future Proof – How to see the multi headed dragon at the palace of mirrors?

    Wellness Center Future Proof is a research project that runs parallel to – and infiltrates into – the academic research of C.C.Q.O. (Cultural Commons Quest Office) at the University of Antwerp. It is an inherently artistic project, located both in reality and in fiction. This creates the possibility to function in an artistic and a non-artistic environment. Wellness Center Future Proof strives to add extra dimensions to the concept of ‘common sustainability’ in our Anthropocene. The reciprocity between artistic and academic research forms the continuation of the so-called ‘Garland Strategy’, with which the Wellness Center will be explored as a ‘common ground’ during LODGERS. Wellness Center Future Proof is a collaboration with Arne Herman, Giuliana Ciancio, Hanka Otte, Juan Canela Claver, Karina Beumer, Katinka de Jonge, Lara Garcia Diaz, Liesje De Laet, Louis Volont, Pascal Gielen, Thijs Lijster, and Walter van Andel.

    Koyuki Kazahaya

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt
    period
    01/04/2018 - 30/06/2018

    °1987 Japan, lives and works in Brussels

    Koyuki Kazahaya is invited for a residency of three months at AIR_Frankfurt within the framework of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and AIR_Frankfurt.

    The main themes in the work of Koyuki Kazahaya are memories, sequences and trails in the images attached to specific locations. Koyuki Kazahaya seeks locations that have been transformed by human activity and abandoned after natural resources were depleted or a disaster happened. She is interested in how those landscapes are rebuilt by humans and how they evolve through time reflecting a confrontation between humanity and nature and furthermore involving elements such as cultural identity, memories or aesthetical evolution. Koyuki Kazahaya makes her own documentation visiting those places and developing a relationship with them, for this she combines traditional techniques such as drawing, painting or printmaking with new media like photograph, video, animation and sound. Responding to the 2011 Fukushima disaster Koyuki Kazahaya created the project ‘Silent city’ from 2012 until today. The project is about the emptiness she experienced from 2011 to this day in Fukushima, a place that is still in ruins.

    Koyuki Kazahaya was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): traces de memoire, Le Salon d’Art, Brussels, 2018; Transient Landscapes, Atelier Jaques Gorus, 2016; Silent City, Galleria Aoneko, Tokyo, 2015; Time Machine, Gallery Seibundo, Kanagawa, 2012; The borderline of black and white, Gallery Parada, Tokyo, 2011. Her works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): In de Wind, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek, 2018; Koyuki Kazahaya and Rafael Rodriguez, Au fond du bois, Tervuren, 2017; Galerie Akie Arichi, Paris, 2017; EUtopia, CC Strombeek, Strombeek, 2016; Transitions – Memories and Trails, Cité Internationale des Arts, 2016; In praise of waves, Workspace Brussels, 2016.

    koyuki-kazahaya.blogspot.com/


    Ksenija Jovišević

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2018 - 30/06/2018

    °1988 Serbia, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main

    In the framework of the annual collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and AIR_Frankfurt Ksenija Jovišević is selected for a residency of three months in Antwerp.

    Ksenija Jovišević’s practice is rooted in the traditional medium of painting and drawing and has developed further into photography, installation and video. Her work results from an attempt to confront the omnipresent existential questions emphasizing the amorphous and temporal harmonization of the perpetual possibilities of playing with answers and solutions, after which it transcends into new problems and questions. While using psychological aspects of existential philosophy, exposing different time positions, she explores various media to pursue her interests in infinity as a possibility and one’s basic desire for creating limits where none exist.

    Ksenija Jovišević graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade and studied a Städelschule Frankfurt. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Time in Between, Zecevic Gallery, Belgrade, 2014; Make a Wish, 3BDG, Belgrado, 2013. Her works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Boiler Room, Basis project space, Frankfurt, 2017; Young Visual Artist Award, Remont Gallery, Belgrade, 2017; Remembering in Form, Gallery Heike Strelow, Frankfurt, 2016; The Five Hours Show, SIM Residency, Reykjavik, 2016; RAW, Dornacherstr. 38, Basel, 2016; HIT ME WHERE IT HURTS – Es wird gemalt, was auf den Tisch kommt, Foundation BINZ 39, Zürich, 2014.

    ksenijajovisevic.com/


    Hemant Sareen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen and M HKA
    period
    01/05/2018 - 30/06/2018

    °1967 India, lives and works in New Delhi

    Hemant Sareen is invited for a residency of two months to participate in the LODGERS#14: ARIA. Artist, teacher and researcher Nico Dockx selected three artistic research PhD projects at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Geert Goiris, Mashid Mohadjerin and Vijai Patchineelam offer a fascinating insight into (part of) their research processes. In all three doctoral projects, the relationship between reality and perception on the one hand, and fiction and imagination on the other, plays an important role.

    New Delhi-based artist Hemant Sareen uses photography to critically engage with his immediate environment. What emerges is a representation steeped in intimacy and empathy of places, people and animals around him. The camera becomes a tool of self-reflexivity of the artist’s condition. Larger, impersonal themes – environment, man-animal binary, displacement, etc. – are scaled down and intensified as personal epiphanies.

    During the residency he will depart form the Antwerp Zoo, one of the oldest city zoo’s in the world. Hemant wants to explore the Antwerp Zoo and other related institutions to look at colonial history. Hemant Sareen collaborated closely with Vijai Patchineelam on his publication: Sambi Shiva: The Photographs of Sambasiva Rao Patchineelam. On May 3, at 7pm he participates in the collective reading organized at LODGERS, 6th floor, M HKA.

    Hemant Sareen participated in the following exhibitions (a selection): Suburbia Indica: A house is not a home, Punctum Asia, 2011; Glitch, Frame, Lollipop, Latitude, 2012, New Delhi, 2012; Zoopoetics: A new subject for the next revolution, New Delhi, 2013; House Exhibition, New Delhi, 2013; Yeh Wo Manzil to Nahn? Is this it?, Panchsheel Park residence, New Delhi, 2015; A house is not A Home, FotoFest, Houston, 2018.

    in.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/892925/artist-hemant-sareen-on-his-debut-solo-zoopoetics


    LODGERS#13: Oushoorn & Milius

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2018 - 31/03/2018

    °Brussels

    M HKA and AIR Antwerpen welcome Oushoorn & Milius as the thirteenth guest in the framework of the LODGERS program. During a residency period of three months they occupy the sixth floor of the museum.

    Oushoorn & Milius live and work in Brussels and form a temporary alliance between two friends Gauthier Oushoorn (°1986, BE) and Gijs Milius (°1985, NL). Together they organize and realize (partly) a diverse and quick changing series of exhibitions and interventions. The subject expands from art and leisure to sports and literature. The program for the LODGERS kicks off with a shop selling goals.

    During February Oushoorn & Milius organize MEGASALES in the goal shop and ‘Een Greep uit Bence’s Belgische Congo Verzameling’. For the second and last week of the goal shop, mega discounts, up to 60% off! Bence Bakker is a photography collector and dealer. ‘Een Greep uit Bence’s Belgisch Congo Verzameling’ is a selection of Bence’s collection of private photographs made in 1920’s Belgian Congo.

    gauthieroushoorn.be


    Phumulani Ntuli

    where
    Air Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2018 - 31/03/2018

    °1986 South Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg

    Phumulani Ntuli is invited for a residency of three months, as part of the annual exchange program between AIR Antwerpen/ St Lucas and ECAV Sierre/ Fondation Mercier Sierre. During this residency Phumulani Ntuli focusses on the production of a new film, departing from the imagery originating from the activities of Leopold II in Congo.

    Through sculpture, video installation and performance Phumulani Ntuli creates artistic convergences in documentation and images. By introducing subjectivity Phumulani Ntuli initiates them as spaces of engagement. In his projects Phumulani Ntuli visualizes history’s gaps, breaks and silences.

    Phumulani Ntuli holds a Master of Fine Arts – Arts Public Sphere(s) from ECAV, Sierre and was awarded Prix – excellence for his onging research project ‘Permutations of an even’, centered around notions of archives and surveillance. His works were seen in the following exhibitions at USEGO project space, Sierre, 2017; Performance Festival, Bern, 2016; Seven Hills_Kampala Biennale_Uganda, 2016; 21 Years of Democracy, Michigan State University, 2015; Infecting the City, Public Performance Art Festival, Cape Town, 2014.

    Amir Farsijani

    where
    Air Antwerpen
    period
    01/02/2018 - 31/03/2018

    °1988 Iran, lives and works in Tehran

    Iranian visual artist Amir Farsijani is invited for a residency of one month as part of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency Tehran. Belgian artist Sadie Choua participates in the residency in Tehran. For this fourth edition AIR Antwerpen collaborates with BOZAR, who supports the stay of Amir Farsijani in Belgium. On Wednesday 14 of March a presentation takes place at BOZAR, which will focus on the works, researches and experiences of both artists.

    The art works of Amir Farsijani exist out of photography and installation. During daily walks through the city Amir Farsijani focusses on urbanization processes and landscapes. He researches our contact with architecture and how we deal with architecture in our daily routines. In his works he abstracts architectural elements who have an influence on the daily life of the inhabitants and the landscape, for example fences, concrete barriers or minarets. In some of his works Amir Farsijani was inspired by the busy crossroad Valiasr in Tehran and more specifically the fences and underground passageways. In this works he shows the various ways inhabitants behave in this context and conquer these obstructions on their daily rout to work or home. During his residency in AIR Antwerpen Amir Farsijani departs from a similar observation of human behavior in public space.

    Amir Farsijani studied graphic design in Tehran. He was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): Episode 2 – Midday, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, 2017; Flânerie, KAAF Institute, Tehran, 2016; Engelab Street, ZKU, Berlin, 2015; The 11th Picture of the year, Iranian Arts Forum, Tehran, 2014; Foldiings, Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, 2016.

    www.amirfarsijani.com/


    Saddie Choua

    where
    Kooshk Residency Tehran
    period
    01/02/2018 - 28/02/2018

    °1972, lives and works in Brussels

    In the framework of the annual exchange between Kooshk Residency in Tehran and AIR Antwerpen visual artist Sadie Choua is invited for a residency of one month in Tehran. For this fourth edition AIR Antwerpen collaborates with arts centre BOZAR, who supports the visual artist Amir Farsijani for a residency in AIR Antwerpen. On Wednesday 14 March 2018 both artists present their practices, research and current experiences at BOZAR.

    In her films Sadie Choua combines her own film material with found footage, visual and textual archival materials, coming from various sources, such as national television, leisure programs, music videos and magazines. In her practice Sadie Choua focuses on the role of the moving image in leisure and politics and their influence on the common image of the Other. In some of her projects she introduces autobiographical material to research the role between herself and this Other. In her films and installations Sadie Choua simulates mass media conception seen from the living room, thus creating a familiar situation to hand over new images that suggest the complexities of the Other. Sadie Choua shows the power structures behind the current image industry and the prejudices and the misunderstandings they provoke.

    Sadie Choua studied sociology at the VUB Brussels. At the moment she participates in the international research – and discussion project named Perverse Decolonisation, at the Akademie der Künster der Welt in Cologne. Sadie Choua was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Le Joli Mois de Mai, Ten Weyngaert, Brussels, 2017; The Chouas – Work in Progress, MU.ZEE, Ostend, 2016; Great News. I’ve been voted feline of the year, WIELS, 2014. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions, festivals and screenings (a selection): Festival Concreto, Fortaleza, 2017; Show me your archive and I will tell you who is in power, KIOSK, Ghent, 2017; Je crois qu’il y a une confusion chez vous. Vous croyez que moi je veux vous imiter, Kaaistudio’s, Brussels, 2017; The Chouas – A work in progress Episode #3, Human(art)istic festival, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 2016; The act of staring at the sun, Zwart Wild, Ghent, 2016; Marrakech Biënnial, Marrakech, 2016; Festival d’egalité, Vooruit, Ghent, 2015; Summer of Photography, BOZAR, Brussels, 2014.

    saddiechoua.com/


    Line Boogaerts

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/11/2017 - 28/02/2018

    °1986 Belgium, lives and works in Mechelen

    Line Boogaerts is invited for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen and Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand, as part of the annual Résidence-Croissée exchange project, together with Tom Castinel.

    The projects of Line Boogaerts essentially concentrate on temporary drawings on windows, but are presented in divers forms such as site-specific drawings, performance, film, animated video and video installations. Her projects essentially concentrate on temporary drawings on windows. She applies tinted oil and soap on the glass with the use of brushes, window wipers and other cleaning materials. The work is presented either as performance, maquette or animated video in stop motion. At its core, there is always an element of time. The oil keeps the pigment from drying up so the drawing can always be erased by the hand of the artist or nature. The drawings are inspired by the usage of the window, the border between public and private space and how the window directs the gaze of both the passer-by and the inhabitant. Line Boogaerts drawings represent objects and elements, diminishing the border between private and public.

    Line Boogaerts was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): A fogged lens, art on paper, BOZAR, 2015; A Flickering Light, Traffic #01, Antwerpen, 2014; Instalraam, Croxhapox, Gent, 2013. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2017; Klare Verhältnisse, Thomas Kuhn, FZKKE, Euskirchen, 2016; Chambres d’O, Oostende, 2016; The City Performed, Triënnale Brugge, 2015; Open M, Museum M, Leuven, 2015; Meanwhile…the city Gdansk-Gent, 2015; Cuesta 14, Tielt, 2014.

    lineboogaerts.com/about/


    Tom Castinel

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/11/2017 - 28/02/2018

    °1984 France, lives and works in Lyon

    Tom Castinel is invited for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen and Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand, as part of the annual Résidence-Croissée exchange project, together with Line Boogaerts.

    Tom Castinel is a one-man-band whose performances, installations, video and graphic works are messages of commitment to life. He sets out to highlight the primary, daily actions of creation and the enjoyment they bring. He puts a contemporary spin on assemblage and collage, with a strong influence from musical techniques such as sampling and mixing – suggesting a direct, tactile relationship with objects. All his actions are based around dissipation, in every sense of the word: energy consumed and lost, agitation and prodigality. It is all about occupying and pushing the boundaries of space in a radical way, but also simply being there – sensing an immediate, bodily presence in the world. Tom Castinel’s works are ‘choral dances’, full of movement and musicality.

    Tom Castinel was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): La vallée dérangeante, Valence, 2017; Pâle Mâle, Le 19, CRAC Montbélliard, 2016; Tanzwut, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, 2016; Pâle Mâle, Kunsthalle Göppingen, 2016; Er Läutete – She romps, CAP Saint-Fons, 2014; Gesticulation, Sunset Résidence, Lyon, 2012. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions: Pretexte #4, Festival Actoral 17, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, 2017; 62ieme Salon de Montrouge, 2017; Danse Danse Danse, Villa Paloma, Monaco, 2016; D’autres possible, Pavillon Vendôme, Clichy, 2016; Pour vous mieux contempler, demeurez au desert, Cité des Arts, Paris, 2015; Voice-off, Lecture, Galerie Provisoire, Villa Arson, Nice, 2014.

    tom-castinel.tumblr.com/


    Jeroen Bocken

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

    1994, lives and works in Antwerp, België

    Jeroen Bocken is selected to participate in the fourth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The work of Jeroen Bocken offers a reflection on the deception of perception. For this, he uses the many technologies available today for digital image-making whilst furthering the self-investigation of the photographic medium. The precise, technical nature of his photographs remains difficult to decipher by sight alone; we are confronted with a composite image pieced together by the artist’s perception and imagination.

    www.jeroenbocken.com


    Polien Boons

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

    1991, Lives and works in Mechelen, Belgium

    Polien Boons is invited to participate in the third edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Starting point in Polien Boons artistic practice is the open-minded fascination with which she observers her surroundings and the world she lives in. In recent artworks she positions men as a frail entity against the sublime forces of nature. Man, as center of the universe, always tried to prevail nature. In her practice Polien Boons shows the world cannot be controlled by the human reason.

    Polien Boons was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): FeliXart, Drogenbos, 2015; CIAP, Hasselt, 2016. Her artworks were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Attitudes to form, Museum M, Louvain, 2015: Rumor has it, Marres, Maastricht, 2015; Exocised, Sint Lukas, Brussels, 2014; Let’s send each other a meal, Maison Olivier, Brussels, s.d.; Vintrine #2, Library St Lukas, Brussels, s.d.; Tank #10, Entrepot, Bruges, 2012; Les Sujets de l’Abstraction, Musée Fabrete, Montpellier, 2012.

    cargocollective.com/PolienBoons


    Amber Vanluffelen

    WAAR
    AAIR
    PERIODE
    01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

    1991, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Amber Vanluffelen was selected by a jury to participate in the third edition of STRT Kit, a platform for international artistic development in the form of a trajectory of one year. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Public space is simultaneously a source of inspiration and the context where the interventions of Amber Vanluffelen take place. Through the use of mimesis Amber Vanluffelen appropriates and presents phenomena she encounters in public space. In order to do so she uses diverse art forms such as installations, photos, video and performance. She documents her actions through video, but sometimes they just happen, in front of an accidental audience, without any documentation at all.

    Amber Vanluffelen was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): Horst Festival, 2017; Circuitd’art, 2016; D.art, Arte Nova, Mechelen, 2016; Born in Antwerp, Antwerpen, 2016; Next level, Art Weekend Antwerpen, 2016; A l’état sauvage, Tronçais, 2016; Le Bruit des Choses, Middelheimmuseum, 2016; De lange nacht, Radio Centraal, Factor 44, 2015; Kunst op de campus, In situ 3, Campus 3 Eiken, Wilrijk, 2015; ISM Traveling advice, BLEEK, Sint-Niklaas, 2014. Amber Vanluffelen won the Prize Horlait Dapsens, 2016; Prize department Insitu 3; Prize of the Middelheimpromotors, 2015.

    Karen Moser

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

    1988, lives and works in Bern, Switzerland and Antwerp, Belgium

    Karen Moser is invited to participate in the third edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year that functions as an international development platform, initiated by AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Karen Moser’s rather conceptual work can be considered as a conversation with its environment, which is shaped by spatial, temporal, social and political parameters. In her practice, Moser reacts on specific situations and conventions. The formed or borrowed objects relate characteristically to an echo that reformulates words, or a parasite, which is analyzing the conditions of its existence.

    Karen Amanda Moser made her BA in Fine Arts in Bern and her MA at Sint Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp. Karen Moser was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): A grain of sand as an island, Spaceburo, Antwerp, 2016; Estimated Position, Lokal-int, Biel, 2016. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions: Borg Biennal, Antwerp, 2016; Nothing Really, Stadtgalerie Bern, 2015; Aeschlimann/Corti Stipend, Kunstmuseum Thun, 2015; Bern baby Bern!, Kunstmuseum Thun, 2015; Unsere geteilte Aufmerksamkeit, Diploma exhibition, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2014.

    www.karenmoser.ch/


    Mathieu Verhaeghe

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2017 — 31.12.2017

    1986, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Mathieu Verhaeghe participates in the third edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The roots of Mathieu Verhaeghe’s art practice are situated in the tradition of painting. Over time it has evolved towards a multidisciplinary practice with conceptual and performative aspects, whereby the emphasis often shifts towards actions of the artist. Mathieu investigates the tension between existential weight and lighthearted relativism. His work presents itself as a reflexion of the artist on himself, artistry, and art as object.

    Mathieu Verhaeghe was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): I love Kippenberger, Galerie BE-Lieven, Antwerp, 2016; Silent Circle, Cinema Zuid, Antwerp, 2016; De Sokkel van Teniers, KASKA, Antwerp, 2015; A L’Etat Sauvage, Maison d’art & design – Les Forges de Tronçais, Tronçais, 2015; Showcase 2015, KASKA, Antwerp, 2015; KoMASK vzw Bachelor Prize, KASKA, 2014; DEUCE Painting sculpture, 2014; Starter Prize, KASKA, Antwerpen, 2013.

    www.mathieuverhaeghe.com/


    Kitty Kamp

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2017 — 31.12.2017

    1987, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

    Kitty Kamp participates in the third edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Predominantly working with video, Kitty draws upon the history of cinema, art and performance. With a keen interest in writing, she pursues a critical approach of her role as an artist and the situation of contemporary art. Moreover, she enjoys appropriating the absurdities of the world through various subjects of interest, and uses techniques borrowed from (popular) culture. Her focus lies on the mystification that arises from demystification and the process of (making) things.

    Kitty Kamp was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): LUX, LUCA Showcase, De Markten, Brussels, 2016; International Degree Style: Congratulation Show and Exhibition, Ravenstein Gallery, Brussels, 2016; Sturm der Liebe, Etablissement D’en Face, Brussels, 2016; Video Nacht Klub, B_L_I_N_K_K_K_K, Brussels, 2015; QQ’UN/QQ’CH, Brussels, 2015.

    cargocollective.com/kittykamp


    Ciel Grommen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    RAVI Liège
    period
    01/10/2017 - 31/12/2017

    °1989

    cielgrommen.net


    Luisa Ungar

    where
    Air Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2017 - 30/11/2017

    Lives and works in Bogota and Amsterdam

    Luisa Ungar is invited for a residency of five months in AIR Antwerpen.

    The work of Luisa Ungar explores how social norms are constructed and institutionalized through language. She is interested in collective memory, modes of representation and historic narratives put forth by pedagogical discourses. Her recent work deals with narratives involving animality and the non-human in colonial circuits.

    Looking at mechanisms and thought process that questions ways in which local history is constructed, she often seeks to re-connect archived or academic material into everyday popular use, looking at the structural violence that exists in the act of interpretation. She uses a variety of media including performance, sculpture, drawing and text.

    Luisa Ungar was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Willing Suspension of disbelief, CuratorLab, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, 2016; This Time the Rabbit Looks Down: Chocolate Crying, Ruper, Vilnius, 2016; Pavillion, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo CA2M, Madrid, 2015; Animal Magnetism, Gasworks, London, 2014. Episodes of her on-going performance Clapping Backwards have been showed in the context of Spring Workshop’s program Des hôtes: a foreigner, a human, an unexpected visitor, in Hong Kong 2015 and as part of the program De-skilling curation at Artis Royal Zoo Library, Amsterdam, 2016. Her works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Los Multinaturalistas, MAMM, Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, 2017; AUN 44 Salon Nacional de Artistas, Pereira, 2016; Europa, arteBA, Buenos Aires, 2015; John Smith, the Posthuman, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, 2014; Performance Festival, Cali, 2013.

    Lifepatch

    where
    AIR Antwerpen and M HKA
    period
    01/08/2017 - 31/10/2017

    °2012 Indonesia, live and work in Yogyakarta

    In the framework of the bi-annual collaboration with Europalia, this year with guest country Indonesia, AIR Antwerpen and M HKA invited Lifepatch for a residency of three months. During this residency the Lifepatch collective produce a solo exhibition at M HKA.

    Lifepatch is a community-based organization founded in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2012. They organize cross-disciplinary practices, bringing art, science and technology into dialogue in order to develop the useful presence of technological, natural and human resources in their region. As with many of the collective groups in Indonesia, self-practice, collaboration, interdisciplinarity and invention are at the core of Lifepatch’s work. Lifepatch members Agung Firmanto Budiharto and Wisnu Wisdantio are in residency until the end of October.

    The Tale of Tiger and Lion focusses on the relations between two key figures of Dutch Colonial history in Indonesia – Hans Christoffel and Si Singamangaraja XII. At the beginning of the 21st century, the Swiss man Christoffel was employed as a Captain in the Royal Dutch-Indies Legion with the task of assassinating tribal kings and leaders in Indonesia. His “cat-and-mouse” with Si Singamangaraja, spiritual and political leader of the Batak people in Sumatra became legend, giving Singamangaraja the status of national hero. Christoffel travelled to all parts of Indonesia collecting weapons and artefacts from the tribes that he slayed. He eventually settled in Antwerp after marrying Adolphina van Rijswijck, daughter of the mayor Jan van Rijswijck, and later donated his collection to the Ethnographic Museum in Antwerp. For their exhibition, Lifepatch presents a key selection of these artefacts, together with new artworks considering these two figures and their remarkable intertwined story. Their exhibition brings to light the competing narratives at play in the machinery of power and colonialism.

    Lifepatch participated in the following group exhibitions: Pekan Seni Media (Media Art Week), workshops, Arus Balik Dimensi Teknologi Dalam Seni, 2017; Rumah dan Halaman (House and Courtyard), ICC, Tokyo, 2016; Maju Kena, Mundur Kena: Bertindak Sekarang (Neither Forward nor back: Act Now), Jakarta Biennial, 2015, Jakarta; Hacking Conflict, Biennial Jogja XIII, 2015; Infinity in Flux, ArtJog 8, 2015.

    www.lifepatch.org/


    LODGERS#11: Drop City

    where
    M HKA and AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/08/2017 - 31/10/2017

    °2014 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    M HKA and AIR Antwerpen have invited Drop City to be the eleventh guest in the LODGERS programme, occupying the 6th floor of the museum for the duration of the residency.

    Drop City is a collaborative gallery model, working regularly between the cities of Düsseldorf, Germany and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Drop City approaches its structure as a flexible, reflective model – functioning in parallel to the infinite organisational structures present in the cultural landscape. By continuously developing a form that capitalises on the varied experiences of its founders: an independent curator and three artists, Drop City explores the gaps and potential plasticity between several versions of gallery structure and exhibition model with activities gathering around the three prevalent organisational forms of artist- run collective, curatorial initiative and commercial gallery

    In Antwerp, the four individuals who make up Drop City (Paul Becker, Nadia Hebson, Sam Watson, Eleanor Wright) will pursue these four separate and interconnecting public programmes as well as organising presentations by associated collaborators and contributors:

    The Kink in the Arc: A Novel Paul Becker will be compiling and performing a collective novel set within a ‘sanatorium for the weary of image’. This novelistic setting is the fictional framework within which multiple descriptions of numerous artworks across most disciplines, supplied by artists and writers from across the EU will be sited. There will be presentations, readings & performances by some of the contributors.

    Alpha Adieu: Alongside an evolving exhibition which explores the work of the painter Christina Ramberg and her creative circle, Nadia Hebson will programme a series of readings, conversations and talks exploring the recuperation of women artists, the work of Carla Lonzi, subjective biography, creative female friendship and the communicative possibilities of dress. Contributors will also work to define an appropriate Fine Art education for women.

    The Studio For Arousing Tools is a temporary platform devised by Sam Watson for reflections spanning commentary and inquiry of current spatial realities, cultural practice and production processes. The invited contributors in the programme use both new and mastered tools and techniques in the fields of making and collecting information in order to challenge views and uncover ways of communicating humanity’s place in the world and the understanding of the body in relation to our increasingly built and technological environment.

    A Gradual Stiffening: Eleanor Wright’s installation is conceived as a space for things to come and of things that have been, both potential and actual. Focusing on architecture, as a societal construct and its role in the materialising of culture, A Gradual Stiffening consists of the second iteration of the mutable and ongoing work An Athens City Reader and surrounding collaborative elements drawn out though conversations with friends and colleagues across different fields.

    Koba De Meutter

    where
    R.A.T Mexico City
    period
    01/09/2017 - 31/10/2017

    °1992 Belgium, lives and works in Brussels

    Koba De Meutter was selected for the first residency in R.A.T Mexico City in September 2017 and participates in The Living Room XL.

    Koba De Meutter’s installations question functionality. She combines architectural elements, found material and sculptures in directed actions and accidental happenings, often in public space. The status of an object as sculpture or tool becomes ambiguous and puts the visitor in a shifting postion of viewer, passer-by or user. All these temporary interventions are documented in photographs. The connection is both a link as a blockade and melts the light with the heavy; the public with the private; the intimate with the anonymous. What is possible? What is real? What do you give away? What do you keep?

    Works by Koba De Meutter were shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): spoor 8 spoor 4, croxhapox, Ghent, 2014; positie kiezen, Emergent, Veurne, 2015; STATIONSSTR.—NINOVE, voorkamer Lier; Netwerk Aalst, Ninove, 2015; de centrale periferie, DEstudio, Antwerp, 2016; nog 3 en een 1/2 uur, Loods12, Wetteren, 2016; Ležerna razmjena bez panike, Charlama, Sarajevo, 2017; Le Nouvel Observateur, Hof ter Saksen, Beveren, 2017.

    www.kobademeutter.com


    Paky Vlassopoulou

    where
    Air Antwerpen
    period
    01/05/2017 - 30/09/2017

    °1985 Greece, lives and works in Athens

    AIR Antwerpen invited Paky Vlassopoulou for a residency of five months in Antwerp, in collaboration with BRDG Antwerp, who organizes art projects in public space under a bridge in the neighborhood of Berchem. During this residency Paky Vlassopoulou creates a new site-specific intervention for this unique location.

    Paky Vlassopoulou’s (b. 1985, Greece) sculptures are often left in an in-between state, as a moment of formation and simultaneously of decomposition, pointing out the embodiment of time in both the object and its perception. In her sculptural structures the bonds between the parts are temporary and gentle and the objects are juxtaposed in order to be open to rearrangement, arrested within the time-frame of still life. Her exhibitions generally are site-specific – responding to, reacting and intervening with an existing space and its framework. Vlassopoulou’s work- an either purposely incomplete or overstated scenography – requires the viewer to be physically and mentally present in order to deal with the level of uncertainty that her installations create. Very recently she added some performative elements, strongly related to Happenings, in order to investigate the intensity of the involvement, stimulation and absorption of the spectator.

    Paky Vlassopoulou was invited for the following solo exhibitions: If future a dead loss, Werft 5 – Raum für Kunst, 2017 Cologne, Germany; Cause love is such an Old-Fashioned word (Δούρειος Ίππος), Enterprise projects, 2016 Athens, Greece; Be quiet, Nevan Contempo gallery, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions: The Equilibrists, a project by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation, Athens, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, 2016; Reverb: New Art from Greece, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA, 2014; A Thousand Doors, commissioned work by NEON foundation and the Whitechapel gallely, Gennadius Library/The American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece, 2014. Paky Vlassopoulou is co-founder of the artist run space 3 137 based in Athens, founded in 2012.

    pakyvlassopoulou.com/


    Arnaud Eubelen

    where
    RAVI Liège
    period
    01/07/2017 - 30/09/2017

    °1991 Belgium, lives and works in Liège

    Eva L’Hoest and Arnaud Eubelen were invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen, as part of the annual exchange program with RAVI Liège. Both artists are part of the artist collective La Superette, who also participate in the magazine project La Magazine, between AIR Antwerpen and Espace 251 Nord.

    Arnaud Eubelen studied industrial design but soon diverted to a visual art practice. His works depart from photography. On a daily basis Arnaud Eubelen photographs materials, forms and objects. They form the building stones for sculptural installations that function as tinkering furniture and as a structure to present some of the photographs. His installations reveal a research into processes of construction and destruction.

    Arnaud Eubelen was invited in the following projects: Living Technique, Galerie Central, 2017; Interior with a view, Les Brasseurs, Liège, 2017, Ruinenwert, La Superette Studio, Liège, 2016; Garage à Voiture, ExtraBal, Musée Saint Georges, Liège, 2016; Slipper Floor, Galerie Satelitte, Liège, 2016; Fac-similé, Galerie Satelitte, Liège, 2016.

    Eva L’Hoest

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2017 - 30/09/2017

    °1991 Liège, lives and works in Brussels

    In the framework of the annual exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and RAVI Liège, Eva L’Hoest and Arnaud Eubelen, both members of artists collective La Superette, were invited for a residency of three months.

    Eva L’ Hoest practice departs from an interest in the visual manipulation of the digital image. She subjects these images to technical processes such as light exposure and the use of laser scanners. The final video work seems to visualize not only its own technicity and automatism, it also shows the loss of information as the protagonist of her story. Arnaud Eubelen is industrial designer and visual artist. He primarily works with photography and sculptural installations.

    Eva L’Hoest was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): Chimera. Marcel Berlanger, Patrick Everaert, Djos Janssens, Eva L’ Hoest, Meetfactory, Prague, 2015; Marres Currents #3: Sightseeing, Marres, Maastricht, 2016; Now Belgium Now, LLS387, Antwerp, 2016; A Last Song for Titanic Orchestra, 019, Ghent, 2016; Half-Way Home, LaSpace, Liège; Snake Driver, with Xavier Mary, Albert Baronian Project Space, Brussels, 2017; We Have The Same Scales, with Xavier Mary, Mélange, Cologne, 2017.

    www.evalhoest.com


    Rowan Van As

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/08/2017 - 30/09/2017

    °1991 The Netherlands, lives and works in Rotterdam

    Rowan Van As participates in The Living Room XL.

    The art practice of Rowan Van As consists of installations, sculptures, performances and videos. He intervenes in public space through actions inspired by Dada and Cabaret. His performance series ‘Antwerp City you’re so pretty’ are small concerts, happening in nonplaces such as busy crossroads and street corners. Similar to a troubadour Rowan Van As sings about the uniqueness of this city. One of the instruments is a small organ, hidden in a giant clamshell.

    Rowan Van As wrote several fanzines such as Super Zine and Freezine. He took part in a new artist run initiative in Rotterdam in 2017, named Sunny Side Up. Rowan Van As graduated at Sint Lucas School of Art Antwerp, 2016 and showed in the following exhibitions (a selection): The exhibition that never as, A performance walk, Amsterdam, 2016; Hotel Pink House, Antwerp, 2016; Mantra zingen met Maarten Bel, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2016; The Graduation Show, Antwerp, 2016; Please come to the show, Masters St Lucas, 2016; Art Rotterdam, 2016. We make work like this, Antwerp, 2016.

    www.rowan.hotglue.me


    Allon Kaye

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

    °1974 London

    Resident in Antwerp. Administrator of Entr’acte (1999 – present).

    www.entracte.co.uk


    Jelle Spruyt

    where
    period
    01/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

    °1979 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp

    Jelle Spruyt participates in The Living Room XL.

    The art of Jelle Spruyt is a total sensation existing out of costumes, decors, sculptures, performances, sounds, smells and tastes. His works immerse us in an alienating, but not threatening, utopic world. Here origin, gender and political colors play redeemable roles and are interpreted in playful ways. Recently Jelle Spruyt focuses more on the use of textile in his installations and the reactions with ice and washing powder.

    Jelle Spruyt was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Nature Morte, AIP, Antwerp, 2016; The Wanderer above the paper clouds, Zondvloed Mechelen, 2015; Operation Reinaert Foxtrot, Pekfabriek, Antwerp, 2014; Garden of Eden, Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, 2012. His works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): De grot van Alibaba, Pretoria, Antwerp, 2016; Unterseeboot über Malermeister, CC Mechelen, 2016; Bild, Bleek, Sint-Niklaas, 2015; To lame for fame, TTTT, Ghent, 2014; Glory Hole, LLS 387, Antwerp, 2013.

    Razen

    where
    period
    01/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

    °2010 Belgium, live and work in Brussels

    Kim Delcour: schawm, bagpipe, bass flute, reed; Brecht Ameel: santur, monochord, hummel; Pieter Lenaerts: sarangi, 5 string double bass; Paul Garriau: hurdy gurdy

    Razen improvises live avant-drones and deep listening experiences. These originated from the desire to play music in an ingenuous way, with old instruments, purely based on sounds. Razen is continuously searching for tone colour shocks and a primitive, hybrid sound alchemy. Influences from Renaissance, Baroque and Medieval music mixed with the world of eld recordings and 20th century composers such as Xenakis and Messiaen. Razen focuses on live improvisation, therefore a thorough knowledge of the context in which they perform is ultimately necessary and makes every concert unique.

    www.kraak.net/index.php/%20label/artist/razen


    Wim Catrysse

    where
    period
    01/09/2017 - 30/09/2017

    °1973 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp

    Wim Catrysse is video artist and filmmaker. For the Living Room XL Wim Catrysse screens the film MSR. The title is an abbreviation for Main Supply Route, the road used to supply military bases in conflict zones around the world. In 2012 Wim Catrysse visited the military air base Ali Al Salem in the desert plains of Kuwait. 39 miles from the Iraq border on a strategic position this air base nicknamed ‘The Rock’ played an important role in the US military operations in this region. During a sand storm Wim Catrysse surprisingly encountered a pack of dogs along the MSR. The film shows how the dogs find cooling by digging pits, protect themselves from the hot sand and attack each other. In the backdrop of this desert landscape they form an alienating presence. Nobody knows how they got there and where they came from. With MSR Wim Catrysse created an image for the rootlessness, alienation and survival to which refugees are exposed in the current migration crisis.

    www.wimcatrysse.com


    Aymeric De Tapol

    where
    period
    01/08/2017 - 31/08/2017

    °1974 France, lives and works in Brussels

    Aymeric De Tapol is invited to play a concert in The Living Room XL

    The hypnotizing sounds of Aymeric de Tapol form a dense and detailed mental landscape. He describes his music as dance for the mind. Primarly he works with synthrecordings on tape, which he brings together in wintery soundscapes. Aymeric de Tapol creates asymmetrical dance with unusual delicacy and fragility.

    www.a.detapol.free.fr


    LODGERS#10: Jubilee

    where
    AIR Antwerpen and M HKA
    period
    01/05/2017 - 31/07/2017

    °Brussels

    The LODGERS programme is a collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and M HKA . We welcome imaginative artistic initiatives to come and occupy the 6th floor at M HKA. The programme offers a unique opportunity for public interface, to organisations and initiatives who focus specifically on producing and commissioning, and who do not have their own public space. These LODGERS might be publishers, commissioning agencies, research initiatives, labels, collectives, discussion platforms and other initiatives experimenting with artistic practice who would be interested to live, work and perform in Antwerp.

    LODGERS are welcomed from “Eurocore” – the combined region of Benelux and the Rheinland. Free entrance to visit our LODGERS. Come and say hello!

    The LODGERS programme is co-curated by Nav Haq, Senior Curator at M HKA, and Alan Quireyns, Artistic Director at AIR Antwerpen.

    JUBILEE presents CAVEAT!!! Hosted by LODGERS

    CAVEAT!!! is a three-year programme on the legal and economic position of artists and cultural producers in contemporary society. Taking its name from the law principle ‘caveat emptor’ – warning against “unfair practices” – the project acts on the relationships between art, artists and cultural producers, and the legal frameworks in which they operate.

    CAVEAT!!! takes as points of departure and arrival the contracts used in the art world as a tool for reconfiguring relations of authorship, labour, price, among others. Contracts are not, however, considered as a possible instruments for artists and producers to become ‘better’, savvier entrepreneurial subjects. Rather, they can be seen as a phenomenon with great emancipatory potential. How can contracts, the neoliberal instrument par excellence, be developed towards more inclusive goals?

    Artists, theorists, and experts from the fields of law and economy will be invited to research past and present modes of art world contracts, share knowledge, and negotiate future realities. Through CAVEAT!!!, using this research as raw material, JUBILEE will commission new work and artist interventions. At the same time, CAVEAT!!! aims for a ‘toolbox’ with template contract modules, customizable for various kinds of engagements and the singularity of artists’ practices.

    Art institutions, too, are increasingly concerned with alternative practices of engagement and remuneration. M HKA and AIR Antwerpen have opened their LODGERS project space and residency for CAVEAT!!!, rendering it a laboratory prelude to the three-year programme.

    LODGERS functions as CAVEAT!!!’s first platform for public programmes, workshops, a display of artworks and legal material, and film screenings: a framework for research and artistic production as well as a public stage to negotiate possible futures of the artist contract.

    CAVEAT!!! is initiated and curated by JUBILEE, platform for artistic research and production. JUBILEE is a Brussels based artists’ initiative committed to opening knowledge, common interests and networks. JUBILEE draws attention to artistic research as an integral element of artistic practice. The name JUBILEE is taken from the Sumerian tradition of a periodical debt cancellation, referred to as ‘jubilee’.

    Public Programme May

    Antwerp Art Weekend
    Friday 19 May, 15 – 18h
    Steyn Bergs & Florence Cheval (CAVEAT!!curators): introduction on CAVEAT!!
    Sari Depreeuw (CAVEAT!! legal advisor): keynote on CAVEAT!! legal paradigm

    Saturday 20 May, 15 – 18h
    Scott Raby (CAVEAT!! artist in residence): lecture ‘The Contract in Art as a Site of Production: From Radical Histories to Speculative Possibilities’
    Sara Martinetti (art historian and curator: lecture ‘The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement from the Perspective of Diplomatics’

    Sunday 21 May, 15 – 18h
    Carey Young (artist): presentation of her work

    Public programma June

    CAVEAT!! and Philippe Thomas
    Thursday 22 June, 18-21h
    Friday 23 June, 15-18h

    A series of presentations and debates revolving around the work of Philippe Thomas with Agency, Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin, Antony Hudek, Judith Ickowicz, Sven Lütticken(tbc), Daniel McClean, Julia Wielgus (Jan Mot)

    Cabinet and Friday workshops

    CAVEAT!! presents a cabinet with works, documents and books, that will be activated during the public moments, and Friday workshops which are sheduled for: 26 May, 2 June, 9 June and 16 June, 15 – 18h. The workshops will address authorship and contract issues in relation to Multiple authorship & collaboration; Artists and Curators; Distributing art; The artist’s signature. If you are interested and want to join one of the workshops, please contact JUBILEE

    JUBILEE’S team for CAVEAT!!!
    Florence Cheval, Steyn Bergs (curators), Sari Depreeuw (legal advisor), and JUBILEE artists and staff.

    Matin Abedi

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2017 - 31/07/2017

    °1989 Isfahan, Iran,lives and works in Tehran

    Matin Abedi participates in a residency of one month in AIR Antwerpen, in the framework of the annual exchange program with Kooshk Residency, Tehran.

    In her artworks Matin Abedi uses primarly embroidery techniques. She departs from old photos and archive images of villages and families. She includes these images in her embroideries, but also stitches over them. This is how she accentuates certain aspects in these pictures and create a new context for them. Matin Abedi introduces a new layer of meaning that either enlarges these implications or relativates them. During the residency in AIR Antwerpen Matin Abedi developed a new 5 meter long art work, which will be presented during The Living Room of Wednesday 26 July.

    The art works of Matin Abedi were presented in the following exhibitions: Atopie, O Gallery, Tehran, 2016; Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon, 2016; Sew + Zan, Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2016; Art Dubai, Dubai, 2015; 4+6, Motahedan Projects, Dubai, 2014; Good News from Iran, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, 2013; Shalal on Dream, Azad Gallery, Tehran, 2013.

    Ada van Hoorebeke

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt
    period
    01/04/2017 - 30/06/2017

    °1982 Belgium, lives and works in Berlin

    Ada Van Horebeke is invited for a residency of three months in AIR_Frankfurt in the framework of the annual exchange between Antwerp and Frankfurt.

    The art practice of Ada Van Hoorebeke exists out of installations, sculptures and display. Her art works originate out of the experimentation with ancient and new batik ceramics and natural dyes. This elaborate working process develops a way of thinking that can be staged and shared in her exhibitions.

    Ada Van Hoorebeke was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Stone and a Glass – Tongues of Fire, Denitsa Todorova & Ada Van Hoorebeke, DMW Art Space, Antwerp, 2016; Feelings of my Thatched Hut, Grimmmuseum, Berlin, 2016; Black is the Color of Decay, BankART, Yokohama, Tokyo, 2015; The Shop Floor, Grimmmuseum, Berlijn, 2013; In Practice, Breda’s Museum, Breda, 2013. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibition (a selection): Clay Case, Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, 2016; Het Zwarte Gat (Cakehouse presents) 252 cc, Ekeren – Antwerp, 2016; Mind Fabric, Institut d Carton, Brussel, 2016; Now Age, Garage, Rotterdam, 2015; Input Output, De Bond, Bruges, 2015; De Symmetrie des Wassers, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2014.

    Leda Bourgogne

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2017 - 30/06/2017

    °1989 Vienna, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main

    Leda Bourgogne is invited for a residency of three months within the framework of the annual exchange program between the Kulturbunker Frankfurt am Main and AIR Antwerpen.

    The practice of Leda Bourgogne comprises the production of paintings, drawings, objects, film and writing. Informed by a wide-ranged field of influences such as feminist theory, pscycho-analysis, modernism, experimental film, literature and pop culture, her work deals with language, the body and the psychic while seeking to problematize power relations, desire-structures, societal norms and the construction of identity.

    Leda Bourgogne was invited for the following solo exhibition Stalker, Marbriers 4, Geneva, 2016. Her work was also shown at the following group exhibitions: Skins, Ellis King, Dublin; Eating Out, Roberta, Frankfurt am Main; !vהי, Basel; Touched II, Apt 203, Marseille.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=DouEqR7MC4s


    Scott Raby

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/05/2017 - 30/06/2017

    °1984 USA, lives and works in London

    Scott Raby is invited for a residency at AIR Antwerpen in the framework of the current LODGERS Jubilee.

    Scott William Raby is an artist, writer, teacher, and researcher who currently lives in London and works on art projects in a multitude of international contexts. He is currently researching the relationship between art and law under the specter of neoliberalism, primarily examining contracts in art. More specifically, his research is exploring artist-authored contracts, their radical history, present status, and future potential as a site of production for and within art as both written research and as artworks in and of themselves. His broader artistic practice consists of on-site hybrid discursive installations, pedagogical projects that seek critical, aware, and self-reflexive outcomes, and site and context specific discussions, writings, and readings, among other forms of art making. These projects often work between the (im)material intersections of art, architecture, infrastructure, and public spaces, and often seek to reframe, repurpose, and reconfigure socio-economic and geopolitical frameworks toward a multitude of exploratory, ameliorative, and aesthetic outcomes.

    He is currently a PhD researcher in the Art department at Goldsmiths in London and previously earned an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles in 2012. In addition to his participation in Jubilee’s CAVEAT!!! at MuHKA in Antwerp he also has an upcoming presentation at the Contemporary Contemporary symposium organized by the University of Aarhus at Aros Kunstmuseum in Aarhus, DK as well as a group participatory performative project with CHOREOGRAPHIC IN VENICE co-organized by Edgar Schmitz and Mårten Spångberg, et al. in Venice, IT.

    LODGERS#9: Hotel Charleroi

    where
    Charleroi
    period
    01/02/2017 - 30/04/2017

    °2010 Charleroi

    HOTEL CHARLEROI is an applied research project initiated by visual artists Adrien Tirtiaux , Antoine Turillon and Hannes Zebedin in Charleroi, the biggest city of Belgium’s French-speaking part. From 2010 to 2014, HOTEL CHARLEROI has invited more than 100 artists for informal residencies in Charleroi and organized annual exhibitions in public or semi-public space that managed to bring together local and international audience.

    Each year, HOTEL CHARLEROI has reinvented its field of research, in finding new emblematic locations within the city and using them as an artistic lab to address critical statements towards the city’s post-industrial development strategies. Among other projects, LE CHANT DES POSSIBLES parasitized numerous non-places around the city’s ring road (2011), VILLE EN ABÎME invested the 60.000m2 of the derelict Congress Hall “Palais des Expositions” (2012) and LA FORCE DU CHANGEMENT proposed a Winter School for a weekend on the construction site of a huge shopping mall in the old city centre (2014).

    After five years of intense activity, HOTEL CHARLEROI to­ok a break to reflect on its legacy. The invitation to take part in the Lodgers Program now offers the collective the opportunity to prepare its decent end in Charleroi, spanning between two towns that stand for the country’s cultural, political and economic fraction. 2017 will be a lively celebration, for once not set in the present time, but looking both backwards and forwards.

    www.hotelcharleroi.com/


    Eduardo Cruces

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2017 - 31/03/2017

    °1987 Chili, lives and works in Concepción

    Eduardo Cruces is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen in collaboration with St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. This residency takes place in the framework of the annual exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and the Fondation Mercier Sierre and art schools St Lucas and ECAV Sierre.

    In his artistic practice Eduardo Cruces researches concepts such as the copy and the edition. He does this by restructuring art works by other authors in art history and literature. In his works he continues the works and art projects started by authors in the past. It offers him the freedom of illimitable interpretations and the possibility to question the original economic and political context where these artworks came into being.

    Eduardo Cruces participated in the following exhibitions: ¿Cuándo para ciencia y cuándo para arte?, Casa Poli, Concepción 2016; The Gap Between, Transformers, Brussels 2016; Re-Nacionalización, Mesa8, Tomé 2016; Re-Conversión-Ruina, Pinacoteca de Concepción 2016; Vedi alla voce: Traversare, Istituto Svizero, Milano 2015; Latinoamérica: Zona de experimentación, Galería Metropolitana, La Paz and Santiago 2015; Merci tout va tres bien, Kasko, Basel 2014; La conviction, la precarite (la reponse), le symptome, Inbetween, Brussels 2014; Lota, entre ruines, historie et politique, Polesud, Lausanne 2014; Voy y Vuelvo, Móvil, Lima and Concepción 2012.

    www.reconversionruina.org/


    Tomáš Kajánek

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2017 - 31/03/2017

    °1989 Czech Republic, lives and works in Prague

    Together with Belgian artist Stijn Van Dorpe, Tomáš Kajánek is invited for a residency of six months in the framework of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and MeetFactory in Prague. The first three months of their residency takes place in AIR Antwerpen, the last three months in the MeetFactory, Prague.

    Tomáš Kajánek works with photography, video and live action. Tomáš Kajánek usually uses performance and the possibility of its documentation. He treats his outputs as evidences of actions and uses time to comment on social issues. He often deals with the question of agency, the capacity of the individual to act within rigid social structures. Tomáš Kajánek sometimes brings his own body into play in his work, thereby using it as a projection surface for opposing opinions.

    Tomáš Kajánek studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): I Don’t See Colour: Series of Retouched Photography, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, 2016; Dead Zone, Studio Letna, Prague, 2015; Začni jednoduše… Začni znova (with M. Cáb, M. Hlaváč, M. Smrkovský), Galerie Cella, Opava, 2015; Litany of Precariat (with J. Benda, M. Cáb, L. Hofmann, O. Kopřiva, J. Šárová, J. Skála and J. Žák), Berlinskej Model, Prague, 2014; LAND OF UMBRA? AVU Gallery, Prague, 2013; Cut-off (with M. Sferna), galerie v penezence, Prague, Brno 2012. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): VIG Special Invitation, Ringturm, Vienna, 2016; Performing Public Art, Vienna Biennale, AIL, Vienna, 2015; Sound Kitchen, Prague Quadriennial, New Stage of the National Theatre, Praag, 2015; OFF2 Biennale, Trade Fair Palace, Praag, 2015; The Production of Too Many Useful Things results in Too Many Useless People, Studio Galeria, Budapest, 2015; Vstupní kód, AVU gallery, Prague, 2013.

    www.tomaskajanek.com/


    Tamara Van San

    where
    Kooshk Residency Teheran
    period
    01/02/2017 - 31/03/2017

    °1982 Belgium, lives and works in Appelterre

    Tamara Van San and Matin Abedi are selected for the annual exchange program between Kooshk Residency Tehran and AIR Antwerpen.

    The sculptures of Tamara Van San speak to us without being figurative or geometric. Her latest tower shaped sculptures relate to Chinese Scholar Stones, to which she was introduced by painter Zang Xiao Xia during a stay in China in 2010. The beauty of scholar stones resides in the fact that they are not man-made, but shaped by erosion. They are shapes that seem to be moving, that change under the influence of light. With this in mind Tamara Van San creates sculptures starting from a few parameters but resulting in an endless series of projections by the onlooker. The application of multicolored glazing reinforces the shapes and the play of light. During her stay in Iran Tamara Van San will visit the ancient Elamite complex Gogha Zanbil and its ziggurat to research its forms, architecture and decorations.

    Tamara Van San participated in the following exhibitions (a selection): Bowing Monk, Standard Poodle and Other Scholarly Objects, Galerie Tatjan Pieters, Ghent, 2016; Of the sea, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, 2016; Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, 2014; We’ve Plumbed This Whole Neighbourhood, Lido, St Leonards on Sea, 2011; The Wandering Tuba Method, SMAK, Ghent, 2010; The Motley Crew, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp, 2010.

    www.tamaravansan.org/


    Liesbet Grupping

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes-en-résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/11/2016 - 28/02/2017

    °1984 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp

    Together with artist Pierre Clement Liesbet Grupping is invited for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen and Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand. The Résidence Croisée residency allows collaboration because two months are spent together, one month in every residency.

    In her artistic practice Liesbet Grupping continuously explores the borders of photography. Through the (unusual) use of photographic materials, f.e. planting a dia slide in a flowerpot; walking around with a pinhole camera or opening a JPG-file with Microsoft Word, Liesbet Grupping creates images that question the codes of photography. These images do not only question but also lay bare the wealth of the photographic visual language. Through methodes of deconstruction Liesbet Grupping constructs new images, invoking questions about process and the portrayed.

    Liesbet Grupping received her master in visual arts (photography) in 2009 at LUCA School of Arts, Brussels and her master of Research in Art and Design at St Lucas University College of Arts and Design, Antwerp in 2011. Her work was shown in the following exhibitions: The Gods Must Be Crazy – Part Photography (Roeselaere & Heist-op-Berg), Maison Particulière, Brussels; Galerie Martin Van Blerk, Antwerp; Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee; FoMu, Antwerp and the Flemish Cultural House De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam. She published her work at .tiff, 2011 and <H>ART, 2011. Since 2014 Liesbet Grupping also works collaboratively. With Post from Hessdalen she created the theaterplay Poolnacht, which tours internationally.

    www.liesbetgrupping.be


    Nicolas Valckenaere

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/12/2016 - 28/02/2017

    °1991 Nivelles, Belgium, lives and works in Stoumont

    AIR Antwerpen invited Nicolas Valckenaere for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen and participates in The Living Room XL.

    In his works Nicolas Valckenaere is inspired by the Wild West and its fantastic image created by comic books, films and travelogues. In the form of an abandoned barn in the town of Stoumont Nicolas Valckenaere found the ideal context to incorporate the role of the pioneer. Among its 50 inhabitants Nicolas Valckenaere is a foreign artist, changing the shed into a house. He transforms practical elements such as doors and a bedroom unit into parts of a new visual language. The shed is also a studio where Nicolas Valckenaere works with text, video, photography, installation and sculpture.

    Nicolas Valckenaere graduated at ERG Brussels in 2016. His works were shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): Agenda, Centre d’art Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc, Thouars, 2016; Parcours IN, Tourinnes-la-Grosses, 2016; I like it raw, in the framework of the solo exhibition by David Evrard, Arnaud Deschin Galerie, Parijs, 2016. Next to this Nicolas Valckenaere is one of the editors of the magazine Missouri. magazine Missouri.

    LODGERS#8: Pages

    where
    M HKA and AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2016 - 31/01/2017

    °2016, Nasrin Tabatabai en Babak Afrassiabi live and work in Rotterdam

    Pages Magazine is invited for a residency of three months in the framework of the eighth edition of LODGERS, in collaboration with M HKA.

    Pages is a bilingual Farsi/English magazine initiated by Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi in 2004. It is published sporadically in the Netherlands and its content always expands from the artists’ own practice. As an independent magazine, Pages provides a platform through which interconnected topics can be thought and explored outside the mainstream, market oriented network of the art world. Pages’ content is produced partly in the Netherlands and partly in Iran, and always collaboratively through long-term engagements with other contributors.

    The recurring concern for Pages in the recent years has been the relationship between contemporary art and the archive. Digital technology has resulted in the proliferation of ad hoc archives. The archive has become permeable and is no longer bearer of historical context. Can art still rely on the archive as a historical premise?

    During the period of their residency the artists will begin working on the next issue of Pages. The research and editing process that will follow, through collaboration and engagement of invited authors (artists, writers, theorists etc.), will be made public in M HKA’s residency galleries. The space will become a temporary laboratory for experimenting with various materials, thoughts and propositions that are gathered and produced during this process. What the magazine will come to hold is yet to be seen, but it’s content will evolve along two lines: opium and computational predictive pathology.

    www.pagesmagazine.net


    Elen Braga

    where
    AIR Antwerp
    period
    01/10/2016 - 31/12/2016

    °1984, Caixas, Brazil, lives and works in Sao Paulo and Brussels

    During a residency of three months Elen Braga discovers new ideas for a performance in public space. During the last couple of years Elen Braga worked on the performance series named ‘Os 12 trabalhos’ (the twelve labours), inspired on the Greek myth of Odysseus. In these performances Elen Braga creates situations in which her body is being challenged by nature forces, like wind and gravity. Conceived, recorded and presented with video, photographs, objects and diagrams Elen Braga focuses on the useless and absurd character of these actions, who test the endurance of her own body to the limit. As a research to this project she worked with a collection of images and information about sports fighting, athletics, fitness etc. Os 12 trabalhos show the way the body goes through to become as strong as Hercules.

    Elen Braga was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Em suas marcas (on your marks), SESI São José Dos Campos, São Paulo, 2016; Sala de Exercícios (Exercise Room), OMA Galeria, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, 2015; Músculo (muscle), Museu de Arte Goiânia, Goiânia, GO, 2014. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a slection): Nós entre os extremos (Our place between the extremes), Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, 2015; Festival Internacional de Arte Independiente INCUBARTE 7/ MUVIM, Museu Valencià, de la Illistracio i la Modernitat, Valencia, 2015; PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2014 Art Festival – 5th edition, Videotage, Hong Kong and Orkney, 2015; Samples: Festival Internacional de Video – Mexico TELQUINESIS – 5a ed., Museo Universitatorio Leopoldo Flores, Mexico, 2015; Situações Brisilia 2014, Premio de Arte Contemporanea do DF, Museu Nacional da Republica, Brasilia, 2014; 17a Bienal de Cerveira, Villa Nova de Cerveira, 2013.

    www.elengruber.com.br


    Jim Campers

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

    1990, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Jim Campers participates in the second edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Jim Camper’s artistic practice forms a trajectory that evokes historical-cultural moments. Starting from in depth-research, Jim Campers questions ‘the Counterculture’ with recurring topics such as “voluntary exile”, “social anxiety”, and “distorting perception through psychedelic experiences”. By interweaving images, text, references and signifié a larger narrative is created.

    Jim Campers graduated in 2013 with a Masters in Photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium.

    www.jimcampers.be/


    Ode de Kort

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

    1992, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Ode de Kort participated in the second edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Ode de Kort examines the tipping point between the photographic and the sculptural. In her research, she selects basic materials which she finds in nature or on the street. Their attraction derives from the fact that they rather refer to their own matter and shape than to their context or intent. de Kort’s images originate quickly and intuitively, they are translations of the moment.

    www.odedekort.be/


    Maika Garnica

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

    1992, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Maika Garnica participated in the second edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Maika Garnica examines the relationship between the artist, spectators, and their environment. Through contextual variations as spontaneous interactions the nature of her work shifts constantly, leading to experimentation with sculptures and sound – or utilitarian objects.

    www.maikagarnica.com


    Timo van Grinsven

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

    1985, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Timo van Grinsven participated in the second edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Timo van Grinsven practice exists out of a set of assemblages of diverse materials, combined into installations, according to a strong idiosyncratic logic.

    www.timovangrinsven.nl


    mountaincutters

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016

    1990, live and work in Antwerp, Brussels, Belgium

    mountaincutters participated in the second edition of STRT Kit, a trajectory of one year which offers the opportunity to develop artistic practice internationally. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Brussels-based artists mountaincutters – consisting of Marion Navarro & Quentin Perrichon – manipulate existing objects. They create objects in constant flux, looking for the identity of used materials and questioning the boundaries of the sculptural medium through text and analog photography.

    www.mountaincutters.com/


    Pierre Clèment

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/11/2016 - 31/12/2016

    °1981 France, lives and works in Tarbes

    Pierre Clèment is selected for a residency in the framework of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand.

    The artistic practice of Pierre Clèment continues to explore the links between ancient civilizations, high-tech aesthetics, conspiracy theories and post-human prophecies. Using light gestures and common materials, assembling them for sculptures or installations, his researches question the notions of effects, screen, language, new mythologies as well as 90’s new age movements.

    Pierre Clèment graduated with a MFA from ESA des Pyrénées in 2010 and is currently a resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Pierre Clèment was invited for the following solo exhibitions ( a slelection): Keep your master channel sync’d with your master channel, Maisol Salvan, Labège, 2017; Just the same infinte, Ultrastudio, Pescara, 2016; Transcom Primitive, XPO Gallery, Parijs, 2015; Pttrn/Ptnt, Mezannine Sud, Les Abattoirs/ Frac Midi Pyrénées, Toulouse, 2015; Offshore, Villadebank, Enschede,2012. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Run Run Run, Villa Arson, Nice; Né un 2 juillet, Galerie Derouillon, Paris; We wanted to be better & ended up being happy, Fenetre Project, Galerie Joseph Tang, Paris, 2015; Oxi More On, Espace Verney Carron, Lyon, 2015; Business as Usual 2, Turf Projects, London, 2015.

    www.pierreclement.eu


    Chantal Peñalosa

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2016 - 30/11/2016

    °1987 Mexico, lives and works in Tecate and Mexico City

    During a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen, Chantal Peñalosa is developing her current art practice in the socio cultural context around the former officer’s houses at Kielsevest.

    The practice of Chantal Peñalosa invests in tracing small gestures of intervention within everyday life, functioning as ruptures capable of reconfiguring particular, quotidian situations. These gestures principally focus along two axes: work and waiting in the socioeconomic context in the north of Mexico. On both axes there exists processes of repetition from both a labor perspective – interested in the wearing and alienating repercussions – and a waiting time perspective that understands routine as a dialogue that appears unilaterally in order to interrogate the process of documentation and codification of these very occurrences.

    Chantal Peñalosa has completed a BFA in Visual Arts at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California as well as the Universidade de São Paulo. Solo exhibitions include:El panorama, sobre todo si uno lo ve desde un puente, es prometedor, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, 2016; Tomorrow, tomorrow, Casa Maauad, México City, 2016; Chantal Peñalosa, Paris Internationale, Paris, France, 2015; El día en que el fin del mundo se suspendió por mal tiempo, Biquini Wax, México City, 2015. Her works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Transart Trienniale, Berlin, 2016; Variaciones sobre tema mexicano, Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao Spain, 2016; Global control and censorpshit, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, 2015; The lulennial: A Slight Gestuary, Lulu, Mexico City, 2015; Yo se que tu padre no entiende mi lenguaje modelno, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico City, 2014.

    Lodgers#7: lonelyfingers

    where
    AIR Antwerpen en M HKA
    period
    01/08/2016 - 31/10/2016

    °2012 Düsseldorf

    M HKA and AIR Antwerpen have invited lonelyfingers to be our seventh guest in the LODGERS programme, occupying the 6th floor of the museum for three months.

    Based in Düsseldorf, lonelyfingers are a platform created in 2012 by visual artists Diango Hernández and Anne Pöhlmann. Lonelyfingers’ interest focuses on the artefacts and documents that accompany and inspire artists while developing their practice. They look to give access to these enigmatic items that have inspired contemporary artists to create their works. For lonelyfingers, the story that lies behind each artwork has a remarkable value. Lonelyfingers showcase multiple collections online as well as organise special interventions into collections by artists. Simultaneously they present curatorial projects at different spaces, inviting collaborations with artists from diverse backgrounds and practices. Perhaps their most ambitious being their project lonelyfingers-Konversationsstücke for Museum Abteiburg in Mönchengladbach, which won the AICA-Germany Best Special Exhibition of 2013. Lonelyfingers was conceived with the support of: Rogelio Hernández, Daniel Barroca, Jay Batlle, Jarosław Fliciński, Manuel Graf, Owen Gump, Rita McBride, Glen Rubsamen, Tom Sloan and Monika Stricker.

    As our LODGERS, lonelyfingers are interested to collaborate with other artists to find out about how biography plays a role in one’s career, particularly when you have arrived in a different place, whether to live or to undertake a residency. For their project entitled Maps of You, they will collaborate with numerous artists and other thinkers working in the artistic field, to produce maps of their experiences and how they relate to the trajectory of their artistic careers.

    www.lonelyfingers.com


    Marie Zolamian

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2016 - 30/09/2016

    °1975 Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in Liège

    For the first edition of the new annual exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and RAVI, Liège visual artist Marie Zolamian is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen, during which she is researching the phenomenon of the Antwerp Zoo and its appropriation architecture of the original surroundings of the animals.

    The practice of Marie Zolamian can be seen as a series of sequences that ultimately constitute an experimental documentary of a fictional ethnology, through which she tries to seize the heritage of an elected community that is unknown to her. Marie Zolamian questions the notion of belonging to a territory, to a surrounding. These ‘chosen exiles’ in micro-communities bring forward micro-stories and recompose mental images. They mostly rely on a story, a testimony that affects the individual and the community, based on a subjective attachment to a place or an inherited object. In the end, these are repeated integration attempts, through learning process, adaption, mimetism, during which discordant relationships are established between identity, tradition and authenticity, between locality and culture. The work process is based on serial production of portraits, of links between the environment and a personal or collective history. Each series is a visual archived trajectory, starting from an unknown here moving to an unknown there.

    Marie Zolamian studied fine arts at the Royal Academy of Liège and La Cambre in Brussels. Zolamian was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Memento, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège, 2016; Ne pas confrondre la réalité des images, City Hall of Chênée, Liège, 2015; I am a man now, what do you want more?, Künstlerhaus Bethaniën, Berlin, 2013; The disoriented, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, 2012; Untitled, La Châtaigneraie, Flémalle, 2011. Marie Zolamian was also selected for the follwing group exhibitions (a selection): Grandchildren, Depo, Istanbul, 2015; De burgemeester van Veurne, EMERGENTgalerie, Veurne, 2015; Listen your eyes, Contemporary Art Biennial of Dakar, 2014; Here is always somewhere else, Château d’Oud Rekem, Lanaken, 2013; Qalandiya International, Birzeit & Abwein, Palestine, 2012.

    www.mariezolamian.com


    Jayne Dent

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2016 - 30/09/2016

    °1994 Chesterfield, UK, lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne

    In collaboration with artist Paul Becker and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, AIR Antwerpen invited Jayne Dent for a residency of three months.

    The practice of Jayne Dent primarily takes the form of performance, sound and video, with photography and drawing also forming an important part. With a background in folk music and theatrical performance, Jayne Dent is interested in working inside the grey area between fine art, music, theatre and creative writing. Working collaboratively is crucial to her process and her works are often site specific or respond in some way to the idea of place. Her most recent work is concerned with the idea of the ‘voyage’, of looking out from a place of familiarity into the unknown. Using the framework of science fiction and folk mythology, she uses the modern city as a place to ground imaginary locations across seas and in outer space, bringing elements of fantastical narrative into the real world.

    Jayne Dent was invited for the following exhibitions ( a selection): Mayhem, Kopenhagen, 2016; Things Taking up Space, Splab at DJK, Aarhus, 2016; UNDERSCORE performance event, CIRCA projects, 2016; Tenderfoot III, APG Works, 2015; Wittgenstein grave restoration project performance, Ascension Parish Burial Ground, Cambridge, 2015; The Jung Ones, System Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015; Take care of the Sense and the Sounds will take care of themselves, Newbridge Annex Space, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015.

    Alexis Lagimodière-Grisé

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2016 - 30/09/2016

    °1988 Winnipeg, lives and works in New York

    Alexis Lagimodière-Grisé (°1988, Winnipeg, lives and works in New York) is invited for a residency of four months. During this periode Lagimodière-Grisé develops a new series of works.

    In his practice Alexis Lagimodière-Grisé addresses questions of temporality and communication with the use of images and objects. His practice addresses the development, in a broad sense, of images as things accumulated and disseminated as a set of constant relational productions. The flow of images, the perception of time and the longevity of imaging are presented in his site-specific installations. Critically, Lagimodière-Grisé is concerned with finding openings that can allow for the duration of an image and an ambivalence towards its fixity and authenticity with the social relations in the context of the institution.

    Alexis Lagimodière-Grisé attended Hunter College’s MFA program as well as the exchange mobility program at Cooper Union, he graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2014. Solo exhibitions include: TCIFY, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, 2014; Lumière Industrielles, La Maison des Artistes, Winnipeg (upcoming). His works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Hit and Run, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, 2013; KRIYA300, New York, 2015; Ideas and Process, Film Studio, Halifax, 2013; Language Into Art, The Khyber, 2012.

    alexislagimodieregrise.com/


    Roya Keshavarz

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/08/2016 - 31/08/2016

    °1988 Tehran, Iran

    Roya Keshavarz is invited for a residency of one month in AIR Antwerpen, as part of the annual exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency Tehran. Together with Gauthier Oushoorn, Roya Keshavarz has been selected for this second edition.

    Through the use of video, animation, sculpture, documentary film and photography Roya Keshavarz explores the essence of fysical movement and its barriers, being either fysical, social or psychological. One and a half year she followed a group of disabled dancers, followed their repetition, movements and reactions and slowly started to focus on their relation with personal space. After previous projects in Tehran, Roya Keshavarz wants to use this residency to focus on the reaction of coincident passers by towards dance in public space.

    Roya Keshavarz studied at the Art University in Tehran and the Cambridge School of Art.

    Gauthier Oushoorn

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/08/2016 - 31/08/2016

    °1986 Belgium, lives and works in Brussels

    Gauthier Oushoorn is invited for a residency of one month at Kooshk Residency, Tehran, as part of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency. Iranian artist Roya Keshavarz is invited for a residency of one month in AIR Antwerpen in August 2016.

    The art of Gauthier Oushoorn is influenced by his profound interest in the definition of space. Architecture is his recurring frame of reference while his trained craftsmanship acts both as a utility and an obstruction. Through sculptural work he explores the elements to create space, which he simultaneously uses as the functional tools for its realization. The consequences of primary choices he makes while conceiving the works are accepted and displayed as their essential parts.

    Gauthier Oushoorn was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Gallery G2T62, Antwerp, 2015; Europalia Turkey, Le Grand Hornu, 2015; His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Small Is Beautiful, Gallery Francis Carrette, Brussels, 2015; Land van Garage, Ghent, 2015; Reart, Oudenaarde, 2014; The Conclusion of A Movement in A Neutral Direction, Botanique, 2015; A split Second, Gelerie Fortlaan, Ghent, 2014; Konsoorten, Herman Teirlinckhuis, Beersel, 2011.

    Serra Tansel

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2016 - 31/07/2016

    °1989 Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul and London

    For this second part of her residency, Serra Tansel continues her work on ’Dünya Döner’ which is a kebab shop sign presented on the rooftop terrace of the MAS museum, during the exhibition ‘Istanbul-Antwerp. Port City Talks’, that was part of Europalia Turkey. Serra tries to find a new home for the kebab shop sign, taking it out of the museum and making use of it for an actual kebab shop. She also works on a text work on her own and her friends’ immigration experiences to Europe from Turkey. Serra Tansel works with various media, in response to the context she works with. She is interested in the circulation and distribution of the works and uses materials such as water, pop songs, A4 paper and tattoo stickers to make her works accessible to a large group of people.

    Serra Tansel studied at the St Martins College in London. Serra Tansel was invited for the following exhibitions: Sera Tansel Unlimited by Serra Tansel, noshowspace, London, 2015; ΓΛΥΚΙΑ ΜΟΥ – Joanna Peace & Serra Tansle, Snehta Residency, Athens, 2015; We Out Here: ParaSite School with Felipe Castelbanco, Melanie Coles and Shepherd Manyika, Royal Academy, London, 2015; Su İkramımızdır, met Duval Timothy, Polistar, Istanbul, 2014; BYOB, Pera Museum, Istanbul, 2014; Dasein at ‘Left Unsaid’, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, 2014; Change Symphony at BP: Tate Together Families Event, Tate Britain, London, 2012.

    www.serratansel.com


    Mirte Van Duppen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2016 - 30/06/2016

    °1990 lives and works in Rotterdam

    Mirte van Duppen is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen, as part of the exchange – and exhibition project Staat van de Stad/ State of the City/ Zustand der Stadt. During this residency Mirte van Duppen works on a new project which will be presented in the group exhibition at basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main, opening Thursday 13 October 2016, together with artists Ghislain Amar, Levent Kunt, Karl Philips, Ani Schulze and Stijn Van Dorpe.

    In her practice Mirte van Duppen analyzes the function, interrelations and transformative powers of urban landscapes and the human interaction with them. With her intuitive and at the same time precise way of documenting, these landscapes reveal and evoke something within the viewer. Through interaction with these landscapes and their underlying (un)-written rules, functions, history, and their users, Mirte van Duppen explores the terrain between fieldwork and storytelling.

    Mirte Van Duppen was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): The Dutch Mountain, Marres Currents #3: Sightseeing, Maastricht, 2016 and Hotel Droog, Amsterdam, 2015; Relax Hardly Pillow & Measuring inequality, Design Column #9, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2015; Office X, in collaboration with Manetta Berends, Staycation Museum, Berlijn, 2013; Thoughts of the chased character, Offprint Parijs, 2010.

    www.mirtevanduppen.nl


    Karl Philips

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt
    period
    01/04/2016 - 30/06/2016

    °1984 Belgium, lives and works in Hasselt

    Karl Philips is invited for a residency of three months at AIR_Frankfurt in the framework of the exchange – and exhibition project Staat van de Stad/ State of the City/ Zustand der Stadt. During this residency he works on a new project, which will be presented in the exhibition at basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main, opening 13 October 2016.

    The public space is both the source of inspiration and the battleground of Karl Philips’ actions. The interventions, performances and installations of Karl Philips explore “the meaning of the parasite in times of global capitalism and international networks, in which we have all become a thorn in the side of a world order and dissonant strategies are increasingly under pressure” (Stefan Vervoordt, 2014). His work interweaves itself inextricably with daily reality and suggests an effective feasibility which can be used as a real alternative. In Concierge (2010) he built a clandestine dwelling space at the back of a Clear Channel billboard. It couldn’t be noticed from the street side and was occupied by someone during four months without problem. Topsleepers (2014) shows the small sleeping cabins of truck drivers, mounted on top of trucks, and the food supply, stowed in cases between the wheels. In his work Karl Philips seeks alternatives to provide for basic needs by going around the excrescences of the overruling capitalistic standard of living, or by taking advantage of it.

    Karl Philips was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Foreign Legion, Braennen, Berlin, 2015; Mobile Home Project, Songwon Art Center, Korea, 2014; Karl Philips: Foreign Legion, CIAP, Hasselt, 2014; 7 Square Meters, Art Brussels, 2014; Truck Stop: Karl Philips & Dennis Tyfus, Het Pavilioen, Ghent, 2013. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Congress of Vagabonds, Stuttgart, 2014; AIR Traces: Austruweel, AIR Antwerpen, 2014; Mind the System, Find the Gap, Z33, Hasselt, 2012; These and Other Works, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, 2012; Act Out, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2011; Kunst en Zwalm, 2011; Now Belgium Now, 2011.

    Ani Schulze

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2016 - 30/06/2016

    °1982 Germany, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main

    Ani Schulze is invited for a residency of three months in the framework of the exchange – and exhibition project Staat van de Stad/ State of the City/ Zustand der Stadt. During this residency she works on a new project, which will be presented in the exhibition at basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main, opening 13 October 2016.

    Her work is concerned with exploring histories of failed utopias, abandoned places and unfinished stories through observing these objects. These investigations foster the characters and structures that inhabit her narratives, getting visible through different kinds of media like film, works on paper and spatial installations. She merges into the history of architectural constructions, technological and industrial devices and playfully engages with afterworlds and underworlds of modernity. Stepping away from traditional linear narratives, her practice likes to compose an unstable relationship between imagination and reality. This might be illustrated by the interplay between text and image, where one guides the other and misleads the other, too, creating a fictional vortex, unhinging the expected connections of image creation, language and perception.

    Ani Schulze studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main; the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf and Kunstakademie, Karlsruhe. She has been invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): It’s There But It’s Not There, Kunstverein Scotty, Berlin, 2016; From Aerial Vortices, CEAAC- Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, 2015; Eating Out, Roberta Gallery, Frankfurt, 2015; Open House, Kunstverein, Braunschweig, 2015; Sneaking Home, Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, 2015; Poltroneria, Museo Apparente, Napels, 2014.

    cargocollective.com/anischulze


    Luis Lázaro Matos

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2016 - 31/05/2016

    °1987 Evora, Portugal, lives and works in Lisbon

    Luis Lazaro Matos is invited for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen, as part of the bi-annual collaboration with Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal.

    The art practice of Luis Lazaro Matos is mostly expressed through drawing, sculpture, animation, installation and performance, inherently diluting the frontiers between disciplines such as design and fine art and with a thematic focused on subjects concerning identity politics, queer theory, post-colonialism and architectural history. Lazaro Matos focusses on the influence of fiction in the process of architectural thought, with many of his drawings and fictional architectural drawings being subversions of general utopian notions of 20th century architecture. Luis works often presents itself through architectural counter-proposals, reflecting his interest in drawing as a critical and satirical tool through which modernist and post-modernist utopian visions may be analyzed and reinterpreted.

    Luis Lazaro Matos graduated with a BA Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, London, 2011. Luis Lazaro Matos was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Into the Blue/ Out of the Blue, Goldsmiths College, London, 2010; One, Two, Three! Position!, Hinterconti, Hamburg, 2013; Houses On Punta Massulo, Neoteorismoi Toumazou, Nicosia, 2013; Models for Solitude, OLD SCHOOL, Lisbon, 2014; Super Gibraltar, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lissabon, 2015. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Premio EDP Novos Artistsa, Oporto , 2013; Via Paraguay Ballet, Villa Design Group, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2012. When We Build Again, London, 2012; Villa I, This House is Triadic Fascist and Made of Industry Glass, London, 2012.

    Alberto García del Castillo

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2016 - 31/05/2016

    °1988 Guadalajara, Spain, lives and works in Brussels

    Writer and curator Alberto García del Castillo is invited for a residency of two months in AIR Antwerpen, where he will work on the writing of Merman, his second novel, which takes the old lock-keeper’s house as a departure point. During his residency Alberto will be occasionally accompanied by Chanel, Dolce, Alejandro Gómez Palomo, Steev Lemercier and César Segarra.

    Merman is a travelogue fable with Steev the Merman, Dolce the Dog, Chanel the Cat and Alberto the Human. During spring and summer 2016 Steev, Dolce, Chanel and Alberto lived in the former keeper’s house of the Royers Lock in the Port of Antwerp and sailed the Charleroi and the Willebroek canals through Brussels.

    During the last week of April, Alberto will invite DATE to organise a reading club with Mikaela Assolent, Benjamin Blaquart, Angélique Buisson, Laurie Charles, Georgia René-Worms and Laure Vigna. Other guests will join this “multicellular community” during one open day of the reading club.

    Before Merman, Alberto has published two books: Retrospective (Shelter Press, 2014) – a comedy-science-fiction novelette about faggotry and the art world – and Midpoint (edited with Laurie Charles, Louise Osieka and Marnie Slater. Théophile’s Papers & Europalia Arts Festival, 2016) – it portrays a slice of the history of Midpoint Café & Bar in Brussels from 2011 until today.

    With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

    d-a-t-e.fr


    Victoria Wigzell

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2016 - 31/03/2016

    °1990 South-Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg

    Victoria Wigzell is invited for a residency of three monts in AIR Antwerpen, in the framework of the annual exchange program with Ecav Sierre in Switzerland. During her residency Victoria Wigzell prepares her solo exhibition in the Showroom, Kerkstraat 45A, Antwerp. This exchange program is a collaboration between AIR Antwerpen, St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, Ecav Sierre and Fondation Mercier Sierre.

    As an artist Ms Wigzell considers herself to be in the business of making gestures – whether this involves her own body in direct action, conceptual exercise, or the making of sculptural objects and short films. Her work is concerned with the ways in which class affects perceptions and workings of culture, economy and infrastructure. At the same time Wigzell is equally concerned with the ability of her work to remain accountable to her concerns while existing simply as one series of gestures after another. Her ongoing project entitled “FREE LABOUR” aims to unpack both her work’s concerns and her concerns about her work, by giving up her labour to any person who may request it. The period and nature of work remain negotiable at all times. All requests for free labour should be directed to freelabour24@gmail.com.

    Victoria Wigzell gratuated at the ECAV, Sierre, Switzerland and won the Prix ECAV de la Fondation BEA pour jeunes artistes. She was invited for the following solo exhibition: Books? Their books? Out of their books? Fall out of their books?, Galerie 3000 (Die Galerie im Schrank), Bern, 2014. Her work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Captatio Benevolentiae, TOPIC Independent Art Space, Genève, 2015; Heritage 3 Nomadic Codes, Kunstmuseum Thun, 2015; Do It, Michaelis Galeries, Cape Town, 2014; Tout va très bien, merci, ION+, Zurich, 2014; Show, Showed, Shown, Le Manoir, Martigny, 2014; Re-Structuring Encounters, Sanlam Art Gallery, Bellville, 2013.

    www.anotherafrica.net/art-culture/89plus-victoria-wigzell


    Robert Šalanda

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    MeetFactory Prague
    period
    01/01/2016 - 31/03/2016

    °1976 Olomouc, lives and works in Prague

    Together with Belgian artist Alice De Mont, Robert Šalanda is invited for a residency of six months, as part of the new exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and MeetFactory in Prague. The first three months of their residency take place in AIR Antwerpen, the last three months in the MeetFactory, Prague.

    Robert Šalanda works with an imaginary database of abstract visual and linguistic symbols. His inspiration comes from an entire arsenal of digital images and everyday phenomena, from traffic signs to popular tattoo designs and semiotic analyses of text. The quote is an important element in his work – a found motif will usually appear in other works, in a number of unexpected constellations and contexts. Šalanda’s approach has two aspects. The first is primarily intellectual, based on his research with symbols. Here intuition is mainly applied in the treatment of the medium of painting itself, and through what are frequently surprising or seemingly irrational combinations of visual elements and content, but which ultimately give the impression that their “randomness” has been generated by some mathematical algorithm. The other aspect is a relaxed stylisation based on the artist’s obsession with lowbrow verbal and visual culture. Both aspects organically intersect in the resulting work, although generally one will tend to dominate.

    Robert Šalanda was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Treasures, Entrance Gallery, Praag, 2014; I recommend, gallery 35m2, Prague, 2014; Word for word, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague, 2013; I’m happy for the win, INI gallery, Prague, 2013; Morse, St. Garden/ WinterSpace, New York, 2011. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Czech Dream, Czech Center Gallery, New York, 2015; The fragments of sets, Fait gallery, Brno, 2015; 7 New Zlin Salon, The Regional Gallery of Fine Arts, Zlin, 2014; Temple of Freedom, Red gallery, London, 2014; Posth(e)aven on destabilized ground/ street festival –Vienna, 2012.

    www.robertsalanda.com


    Niek Hendrix

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2016 - 31/03/2016

    °1985 The Netherlands, lives and works in Maastricht

    Niek Hendrix is invited for a residency of three months as part of the exchange program ‘Wrijving van gedachten’ between AIR Antwerpen and the house of Van Gogh in Zundert.

    niekhendrix.com


    Levent Kunt

    where
    period
    01/01/2016 - 31/03/2016

    °1978 Ankara, Turkey, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main

    Levent Kunt is invited for a residency of three months in the Rotterdam neighbourhood Charlois, in the framework of the exchange – and exhibition project Staat van de Stad/ State of the City/ Zustand der Stadt. During this residency Stijn Van Dorpe works on a new project which will be presented in the exhibition at basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main, opening October 2016.

    Taking the city and the public space as a starting point for his artistic research, Kunt creates situations that can trigger changes in the urban structures or its perception. Many of his works that take place in public space involve passers-by, letting them become witnesses, activists, street artists or dancers. By creating individual maps he visualizes systems and networks of civil movements or communities and their place in the city. Therefore the city need to be a specific place but rather stands as a structure for different life models.

    Levent Kunt was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Zyklus, Public Art Project, Karlsplatz, Frankfurt am Main, 2015; Reihe Schlossgeist, Städische Galerie, Wolfsburg, 2014; Le Spectacle in Düsseldorf, Gasthof Worringer Platz, Düsseldorf, 2014; step by step, CEAAC International, Strasbourg, 2012; being watched/ Izlenmek, Galerie POLISTAR, Istanbul, 2012. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a seletion): AXOPn, Kunstverein Bellevue-Saal, Wiesbaden, 2015; Hack & the City, Wilhelm – Hack – Museum, Ludwigshafen, 2014; City Works, SpielArt Theater Biennale, München, 2013; 6. RecyclingDesignpreis, Museum MARTa Herford, Herford, 2013; eine/r aus siebzehn, Museum Wiesbaden, 2012.

    www.leventkunt.com


    Ghislain Amar

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt
    period
    01/01/2016 - 31/03/2016

    °1984 Montpellier, lives and works in Rotterdam

    Ghislain Amar was invited for a residency of three months in AIR_Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main in the framework of the exchange – and exhibition project Staat van de Stad/ State of the City/ Zustand der Stadt. During his residency Ghislain Amar worked on a new project, which will be presented in the group exhibition at basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main, opening Thursday 13 October 2016.

    The work of Ghislain Amar is structured by a sculptural and photographic practice. Amar seeks to find operations through which artworks can synthesize and narrate places through their current cultural and social context. He proposes interrelations between aspects of such contexts and bring them into installations that question notions of identity of a place, community and belonging. Ghislain’s work both documents places and strives to open up new hypothesis about them.

    Ghislain Amar graduated at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier. Ghislain Amar was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): Peach @ W139, Amsterdam, 2016; New Bretagne Belle Air, Essen, 2016; Swimming Pool, Sofia, 2015; Super in Position, November Complex, Rotterdam 2015; The Peet Market, Piet Zwart Institute, 2014. The Group, Rollaversion Gallery, London, 2014; Letter from the useless spectator, Hobusepea Galleri, Tallinn, 2013.

    www.ghislainamar.com/


    Karolien Chromiak

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

    1989, Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Karolien Chromiak is selected to participate in the first edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The projects of Karolien Chromiak are mixed media installations, working with light-sensitive media, like photography and video. Through her actions, she unveils the borders of these media on where representation disappears and a more abstract aesthetics becomes visible, with a focus on materiality. Her works include various layers that, next to a metaphysical questioning of materiality, also deal with the environment where the work is shown.

    Karolien Chromiak graduated at the St Lucas School of Art in 2012 and Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp, 2014. Karolien Chromiak was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): Coming People, SMAK, Ghent, 2014; Tangled Hierarchy (with Dennis Ramaekers), Rundum Art Space, Tallinn, 2014; Youth, portraits of artists, between freedom and fight, Maison Particulière, Brussels, 2014.

    www.karolienchromiak.com


    Jane Coppin

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

    1991, Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Jane Coppin is selected to participate in the fifth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Jane Coppin practice deals with sound, performance, and video. In her work, she puts emphasis on movement, as well in real time as abstract, through gestures like counting and repeating. Her works are minimal in form and tend to visualize emptiness. The recording plays an important role in her working process. The gestures she undertakes while thinking what to with the recorded material often becomes the work itself.

    Jane Coppin graduated from the Eesti Kunstiakadeemia in Tallinn and the St Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp. Her work was shown in the following exhibitions: Outsides and the Other, Raja Gallery, Tallinn; Mar Sel, St Lucas Gallery, Brussels, 2013; Colabs#3, Hedah Contemporary Art Space, Maastricht, 2012; Eigengrau, Old Governors House, Antwerp, 2012; Kunstbende, De Singel, Antwerp, 2009.

    janecoppin.tumblr.com/


    Elise Eeraerts

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIODE
    01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

    1986, Lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Elise Eeraerts is selected to participate in the first edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    Through internal relationships and repetition, the artworks of Elise Eeraerts constitute a unity. The system of processes – used from 2007 until the present – consists of a duality of geometric ideas (shapes and plans) and physical objects that originate from these concepts. Unlike the shapes, the plans have a certain scale because architectural elements are inherent to them. More specifically, entrances, passages, and stairs would direct the movement and the field of perception of the person in each self-contained fictive plan. (The plans are conceived in relation to bodily scale, though the measurements are not based on conventional architectural standards.) In the beginning, the system was first applied to two shapes that surfaced. They generate new plans and shapes by the use of fragmentation and geometrical transformations, such as mirroring, rotation and scaling. By creating formal oppositions a field is constructed in which precise possibilities become substantial. On the one hand, this implies infinite formality (concerning scale, size, material, location, and placement), on the other hand, concrete objects and processes are extracted from this method.

    Elise Eeraerts studied at the Institut für Raumexperimente, Klasse Olafur Eliasson, UdK, Berlin and St Lukas University College of Art and Design, Brussels. Elise Eeraerts was invited for the following solo exhibitions: 2 components, Ghent, 2011; ‘    ‘, Bortier Gallery, Brussels, 2010; Alice & Elise, Quatschbxl, Brussels, 2009.

     

    elise-eeraerts.be/work.html


    Daan Gielis

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

    1988, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Daan Gielis is selected to participate in the first edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The mixed media practice of Daan Gielis incorporates an autonomous aesthetic language coming into being through designed constructions and found objects, like plants and carpets. In his installations, Daan Gielis creates a narrative expectation, similar to the alienating decors of potential film scenes. His environments look like something just took place or something will take place in the immediate future. Inspired by cinema Daan Gielis also includes autobiographic elements in his works.

    Daan Gielis graduated from Post St-Joost, ‘s Hertogenbosch in 2013. His work was shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): Auction MDD, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, 2014; Interpunction #7, Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Ghent, 2014; Wild Horses & Trojan Dreams, Marres, Maastricht, 2013.

    www.daangielis.be/


    Lodewijk Heylen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/11/2015 - 31/12/2015

    °1989 Belgium, lives and works in Turnhout and Berlin

    Lodewijk Heylen and French artist Baptiste Crozé are selected for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen and Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand. The Résidence Croisée is a residency model in which two months (one in every residency) are spent together.

    Lodewijk Heylen is a visual and conceptual artist, who is fascinated by the human urge to imitate, improve or harness the forces of nature. In his work he relates to industrial traces, transformations and concepts within a post-industrial society. Using preexisting materials and formats he constructs large scale installations that transpose between the natural and the artificial. Rather than confiscating space, the works material presence dissolve into their context, resulting in the question if it hasn’t always been there.

    Lodewijk Heylen was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Concrete Evidence 1M, Berlin, 2015; Dukdalf: Je ne suis qu’un gueux, Antwerp, 2014; Impromptu; E4/KM14, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, 2014; Concrete Evidence: Übermenschlich (Pulver und Sand), Berlin, 2014; Concrete Evidence: 1M, Stekene, 2013. His work was also shown at the following group exhibitions (a selection): Accidental Colors, BIN, Turnhout, 2014; Noli Me Tangere, Verbeke Foundation, Stekene, 2014; Correction Lines, Schwerbelastungskörper, Berlin, 2014; [bækˈsteɪdʒ], Recyclart, Brussels, 2014; Unbequemes Denkmal: Ein Kunstprojekt zum Schwerbelastungskörper, SBK, Berlin, 2013.

    www.lodewijkheylen.be


    Lore Van Roelen

    WHERE
    AAIR
    PERIOD
    01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015

    1992, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium

    Lore Van Roelen is selected to participate in the first edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists. STRT Kit is an initiative of AAIR in collaboration with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp and H ART.

    The sculptures of Lore Van Roelen depart of interaction with readymades: “results of mass production”. The production process is a dialogue between herself and these objects in which either she or the objects is predominating. Her sculptures are never finished, the final image stays in motion. It continuously suggests a next step in the production process. Lore Van Roelen uses sculpture also in performative actions like the ‘walking project’ performance in the Middelheim Museum, in which her sculptures are literally walking through the parc and position themselves against the collection of the museum. In ‘Kar’, 2014 Lore Van Roelen walks on the public road in Antwerp with a closet on wheels. Through its transparent windows, a part of her readymade collection can be recognized.

    Lore Van Roelen currently studies sculpture at the St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. Her work was shown in the following exhibitions: Lore wandelt, Antwerp, 2014; Word of Mouth, Socrates never wrote a word, St Lucas Antwerp, 2013; Expositie, Antwerp, 2013; Weihnachtsexposition, Antwerp, 2013

    www.lorevanroelen.be/


    Nel Aerts

    where
    period
    01/10/2015 - 31/12/2015

    °1987 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerpen

    Lennart Lahuis

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2015 - 31/12/2015

    °1986 Hengelo, lives and works in Paris

    Lennart Lahuis is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen in the framework of the exchange program ‘Friction of Thoughts’ between AIR Antwerpen and the Van Goghhouse in Zundert.

    In his work Lennart Lahuis is continuously seeking the moment where the representation of the image fails. The images he creates seem to refer to absent situations. They suggest concrete narratives, a steady ground, but without offering the visitor a real grip. His works are traces of well controled gestures and happenings that can only be imagined. The ‘Wet Scenes’ series turns the descriptive task of text upside down, by adding the influence of temporality: the words are depicted are written in water on stone and irrevocably fade away during the exhibition. The texts Lennart Lahuis uses are own written texts or quotes: they describe situations and experiences, flirting with the border where truth disappears into fiction.

    Lennart Lahuis studied at the ArtEZ Institute of Arts in Zwolle, De Ateliers Amsterdam, and won recently the Royal Painters Prize 2015. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Navigation, Dürst Britt & Mayhem, Den Hague, 2015; False Light, Apice for Artists, Amsterdam, 2014; The Garden of Eloquence, Moira, Utrecht, 2012. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): L’eau a la Bouche, After Hours Art Space, Parijs, 2015; Prospects & Concepts – Mondriaan fonds presents young talent, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, 2015; Asleep Fingers, Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 2014; Offspring, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2013; Jonas Wijtenburg, Femke Dekkers, Lennart Lahuis, Jouke Anema, SIGN, Groningen, 2011.

    durstbrittmayhew.com/artists/


    Baptiste Croze

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/10/2015 - 30/11/2015

    °1985, lives and works in Lyon and Madrid

    Together with Belgian artist Lodewijk Heylen, Baptiste Croze is invited for the third edition of the ‘Résidence Croisée’ a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen and Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand. The ‘Résidence Croisée’ is a residency model in which two months (one in every venue) are spent together, thus allowing possibilities of collaborations between both artists.

    Baptiste Croze creates a practice with eclectic forms, existing out of ‘détournements’ (Situationist therm for displacement) of objects and situations. He introduces everyday objects in the exhibition space and changes their value. His installations abandon the traditional concept of sculpture and primarily focus on materiality, dimension, volume and weight. ‘Sculptural Studies (2012-…)’ is an installation of everyday objects, brought together because of the phalic characteristic. Objects are set all over the floor according to their colors and forms. The visitor is invited to go through as the artist says; ”Sculptural Studies is like a field where grass is to high and tickle your knees”. The cautious maneuvering through these objects, avoiding collision, obliges the visitor to focus on the exhibited items. Their value grows and dismiss them from their everyday character.

    In SEHKMET_MARIEJESUS_FEMME(BENIN)_MOINE PLEUREUR_TOTEM3SIGNES_PYRAMIDE (2014) Baptiste Croze presents high quality prints of tourist objects, that have been sanded, outside the Gallery Neon in Lyon. Through this action of moving from representation to abstraction he transforms these readymades into original artworks. In his practice Baptiste Croze changes, switches, turns and combines reactions, features and effects of materials and objects until they lose their functionality and a new meaning occurs, diminishing its object state.

    Baptiste Croze was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Couleurs Tièdes, La Permanence, Clermont-Ferrand, 2015; PAVILLON, les fondations, Hall des Humanités, INSA, Lyon, 2014; SEHKMET_MARIEJESUS_FEMME(BENIN)_MOINE PLEUREUR_TOTEM3SINGES_PYRAMIDE, Chez néon, Lyon, 2014; Sculptural Studies (E.O.) Musée des moulages, Lyon, 2014. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions: Local Line 18, Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Etiénne Métropôle, en résonance avec la Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, 2015; La surface tendue des apparences, Hôtel de Région de la délégation Rhône-Alpes/Auvergnes, Brussel, 2015; Reunion-Buluşma, Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul; X (Paysage aux nuage roses) , Galeria Alessio Moitre, Turin, 2014; Exposition de Noël, Le Magasin, Ancien musée de peinture, Grenoble, 2013; Global Studio, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 2010; Wrong Love, A Foundation, Liverpool, 2010; J’embrasse pas, Collection Lambert, Avignon, 2007.

    baptiste-croze.tumblr.com/


    Volker Zander

    where
    M HKA and AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/08/2015 - 31/10/2015

    °1968 Fulda, Germany, lives and works in Cologne

    Volker Zander is invited to organize the third edition of the LODGERS-program, collaboration between M HKA, AIR Antwerpen and Apparent Extent (Cologne).

    The composer and musician Volker Zander started the label Apparent Extent in 2005. Apparent Extent soon specialized in releasing records by artists such as Johanna Billing, Karl Holmqvist, Christina Jendreiko and many others, always in cooperation with public institutions such as Arnolfini, Bristol; Malmo Konsthall, Malmo; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe. During his stay in Antwerpen Volgker Zander will exhibit the artists and records of Apparent Extent, also organize various shows with the hobbypopMuseum (Düsseldorf/ London), Beaster (Düsseldorf/ Hannover); A.U.Awings Unlimited (Cologne/ Düsseldorf) and Christina Jendreiko (Düseldorf). He will also start working on a new record with experimental songs and compositions by the Norwegian artist Erik Hesselberg (1914 – 1972), best known as navigator on the Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947.

    Volker Zander studied urbanism in Kassel in the 90’s. Always composing and playing in bands, he became a touring musician, mainly playing upright and electric bass. Since 2012 he started working as composer and live musician in theatre projects and also wrote and directed audio works for public radio and art-film projects.

    www.apparent-extent.com


    Yan Tomaszewski

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2015 - 31/10/2015

    °1984 France, lives and works in Paris

    Yan Tomaszewski is invited for the 10th edition of De Sokkel, a collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and the Middelheim Museum Antwerp. During his residency Yan Tomaszewski will conceptualize and develop a new art piece for an empty plinth in the city parc of Antwerp.

    In his context – and research based work, Yan Tomaszewski uses various techniques often becoming the main protagonist of his projects. Starting from a focus on know-hows and specific forms of production, Yan likes to unfold associative narrations in which the visual, the symbolic and the collective are intertwined.

    Yan Tomaszewski graduated at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaxu-Arts in Paris. Yan Tomaszewski was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Szczuka’s chest, Museum Sztuki, Lodz, 2014; Museum of Reproduction, Asymetria Gallery, Warsaw, 2013; Embellissements, Primo Piano Gallery, Paris, 2012. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, 2015; The Testers’ Salon, Chalet Society, Paris, 2013; Manifesta 9, The deep of the Modern, Genk, 2012; Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, 2011.

    www.yantomaszewski.com


    Maryam Ashkanian

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/08/2015 - 31/08/2015

    °1988 Bandar-e Anzali, Iran

    As part of the exchange program between AIR Antwerpen and Kooshk Residency Tehran, Maryam Ashkanian is invited for a residency of 1 month in AIR Antwerpen, with a presentation on Thursday 27 August at 8pm.

    Maryam Ashkanian creates artworks by weaving, sowing, and embroidering textiles. Her practice develops itself in different series: f.e. threedimensional monumental textiles hung in frames; embroidered cushions. Her images refer to the complex relationship between men and anatomy. Maryam Ashkanian unveils the hidden relationships existing between them, but also between men and its environment.

    Maryma Ashkanian graduated in 2012 with a bachelor in painting at the Art Faculty of Guilan University, Rasht, Gilan. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Sleep, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2014; Sculpture, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2013; Epitome, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2012; Un title, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, 2011. The works of Maryam Ashkanian were also on view in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Perception, Edinburg Iranian Festival, Edinburgh, 2015; Thread, Total Arts at Courtyard, Dubai, UAE, 2014; Unexposed 40 women Artists from Iran, Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, 2013; Expanding worlds, Endjavi-Barbé Art Projects, in Batiment d’art contemporain (BAC), Geneva, 2012.

    Bianca Baldi

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/02/2015 - 31/07/2015

    °1985 South Africa, living and working in Frankfurt am Main

    Bianca Baldi is invited for a residency of six months in AIR Antwerpen.

    It is in the act of styling that Bianca Baldi’s current approach to artistic practice unfolds. This ‘dressing up as if’ connects to the logic of illusion making as evoke in the histories of narrative film, studio photography and trompe l’oeil. Recent works look to thresholds, be they economic, political, geographical or mythological. By drawing the meridian the scene is set, or sanctions, the action that evolves with a broad suite of historical players.

    It is by way of an image making practice, that Baldi approaches her work where ‘borrowed’ and lost narratives are fashioned incorporating photography, film, writing and publishing, which frequently come together in the exhibition format as installations.

    Bianca Baldi studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main; the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town and the IUAV University of Venice. She has been invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): New Frankfurt Internationals, Kunstverein Frankfurt, 2015; 8th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2014; Zero Latitude, Goethe Institut, Johannesburg, 2014; Poltroneria, Museo Apparente, Napels, 2014; Home Stories, Villa 120 KFW, Frankfurt.

    www.zero-latitude.org


    Timo van Grinsven

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt
    period
    01/04/2015 - 30/06/2015

    °1985 The Netherlands, lives and works in Antwerp

    As part of the annual exchange program between the Kulturbunker Frankfurt am Main and AIR Antwerpen, Timo van Grinsven is invited for a residency of three months in Frankfurt am Main.

    The practice of Timo van Grinsven exists out of a set of assemblages of very diverse materials, combined into installations, according to a strong idiosyncratic logic. The most important part of this logic is the search to find the border where the probable changes into the improbable. The richness of the used materials offers the installations a sense of tactility. The result is a collection of works full of traces of an underlying storyline that remains unveiled.

    Timo van Grinsven graduated at the St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp and the AKV St Joost, ‘s Hertogenbosch. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: I really don’t care about this title! Lange Lozanastraat, Antwerp, 2014; Timo, Lokaal01, Breda, 2010. His work was also shown on the following group exhibitions (a selection): 7magma7, Magma, Antwerp, 2014; Popposition Off Fair, former Dexia Art Center, Brussels, 2014; A l’état sauvage, Maison d’art & Design, Tronçais, 2014; What do you mean what does it mean, Artproject Eikelstraat, Antwerp, 2013; Please use the other door, Bernaerts, Museumstraat, Antwerp, 2013.

    www.timovangrinsven.com


    Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2015 - 30/06/2015

    °1982 Broyst, Denmark, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main

    Rasmus Søndergaard Johanssen is invited for a residency of three months, within the framework of the annual exchange program between the Kulturbunker Frankfurt am Main and AIR Antwerpen.

    In his works Rasmus Johanssen utilizes very different media such as installations, photography and sculpture. The connection between his various projects is the working process he uses to deconstruct certain elements and object to reassemble them again afterwards. During this process he adds new materials to these existent elements. Like this these new constructions bear the traces of his actions.

    Rasmus Søndergaard Johanssen graduated from the Städelschule in Frankfurt and Cooper Union School of Arts in New York. His work was shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): Fall, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, 2014; Pashmina, Städelschule graduation show, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, 2014; Collision Course, Sodom & Gomorra, Amsterdam, 2013; Forgotten Design Problems in Showbiz, Four Boxes Gallery, Krabbesholm Hojskole, Denmark, 2013; Lummerlan II, Meetfactory, Prague, 2013.

    www.rasmusjohanssen.com


    Donna Kukama

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2015 - 30/06/2015

    °1981 Mafikeng, South-Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg

    Donna Kukama is invited for a three month residency in AIR Antwerpen in collaboration with M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp. During her residency Donna Kukama is producing a new site-specific art project for the exhibition ‘The Welfare State’ opening on Thursday 28 May, 2015.

    The work of Donna Kukama is predominantly performance-based. It often presents itself as moments within reality that question the way in which histories are narrated, as well as how value systems are constructed. Through creating semi-institutional structures that are impermanent, her performances are often situations where meaning only manifests itself through the presence and participation of others. The clear-cut role of the performer and the audience is often blurred or put to question.

    Donna Kukama graduated at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Sierre, 2008, under MAPS (Master of Arts in the Public Sphere). Her work was shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): Imaginary Fact, South African Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, 2013; Meanwhile…Suddenly and Then, 12th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, 2013; My Joburg, Maison Rouge, Paris, 2013; After-After Tears, New Museum, New York, 2013; Don’t you know who I am: Art After Identity Politics, M HKA, Antwerp, 2014; New Museum Triennial, New York, 2014.

    www.blankprojects.com/cv-and-bio/donna-kukama-cv-bio/


    Pieter Huybrechts

    where
    Kooshk Residency Iran
    period
    01/05/2015 - 31/05/2015

    °1977 Brasschaat, lives and works in Antwerp

    In the framework of the new exchange program between Antwerp and Tehran, Pieter Huybrechts has been selected for a residency of four weeks in Tehran. Iranian artist Maryam Ashkanian is invited to do a residency of four weeks in AIR Antwerpen in August 2015.

    The influence of urban texture plays an essential role in the practice of Pieter Huybrechts. He departs from photography but easily going into other media and art disciplines like installation art, theatre and performance. He uses photography as a tool to capture, organize and repeat the various perspectives through which he looks at his surroundings. Through this process Pieter Huybrechts focusses on the corner stone of our everyday surroundings, presenting them in ambiguous images who seem in the same time close and far.

    Pieter Huybrechts graduated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): The book project, icw Erki De Vries, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, 2012; ARASST toonmoment #8, icw Luc Vleugels, Warande Turnhout, 2012; Condition, QUSS, Antwerp, 2009; Scapes, Galerie Kunst-Zicht, Ghent, 2007; Heads, Koraalberg, Antwerp, 2004. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Curating Space, EMWAP Festival, SALT, Istanbul, 2015; The Image Generator, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, 2015; Le Pli/De Plooi, WorkPlace, Antwerp, 2014; Playground Festival, M Museum, Leuven, 2014; Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, 2013.

    www.pieterhuybrechts.be


    David Armstrong Six

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/02/2015 - 31/05/2015

    °1968 Belleville, Canada, lives and works in Montreal

    David Armstrong Six is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen. During this period he is working on a new publication that will accompany his recent series of works.

    The practice of David Armstrong Six exists primarly out of sculpture. His statues are created out of a bricolage, existing out of found objects, casted objects and the casts themselves. These sculptures depart from the art history of modernist sculpture as well as from the everyday reality of the artist. They are the result of a very intensive production process in which David Armstrong Six shows similarities of the painter, working on different canvases at once. Poetry as well as philosophy offers him the side step to reflect on his own process and to distill the titles for these series.

    David Armstrong Six was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Brown Star Plus One, Parisian Laundry, 2013; Three Known Points, MOCCA, Toronto, 2013; Lettre Sur Aveugles, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlijn, 2012. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Shine A Light: Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2014; Hunter and Cook Projects, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011; Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2008; The Cave and the Island, White Columns, New York, 2004; I wanna be a Popstar, Loop-Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin, 2004; In Through the Out Door, Power Plant, Toronto, 2002; Yes, We’re Excerpts, Andrew Krebbs, New York, 2002.

    davidarmstrongsix.com


    Nihan Somay

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2015 - 31/03/2015

    °1988 Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul

    Nihan Somay is invited for a residency of three monts in AIR Antwerpen, in the framework of the annual exchange program with Ecav Sierre in Switzerland. During her residency Nihan Somay prepares her solo exhibition in the Showroom, Kerkstraat 45A, Antwerp. This exchange program is a collaboration between AIR Antwerpen, St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp, Ecav Sierre and Fondation Mercier Sierre.

    Nihan Somay focuses in her practice on research and production of artistic publications in the context of social and economic precarities manifested within the complexities of culture. This motive leads her to perpetual collaborations, road trips, and attempts in redistribution. All that has to do with paper is a question around the construction of histories.

    Nihan Somay graduated from the Ecole Cantonale d’art du Valais and the Sabanci University Istanbul. She is also a member of the artist collective KABA HAT. Nihan Somay was invited for the following exhibitions: Grenzfährservice/Border Ferry, Galerie im Turm, Berlijn, 2014; Triennale Valais, 2014; Ecav Graduation Exhibition, Usego, Sierre, 2014; Pro Forma Magazine, MAXXX, Sierre, 2014; Trümmer auf Trümmer, Apartment Project, Berlijn, 2013.

    Joris De Rycke

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/11/2014 - 28/02/2015

    °1990 Schilde, lives and works in Antwerp

    Joris De Rycke and French artist Simon Feydieu are selected for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen and Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand. The Résidence Croisée is a residency model in which two months (one in every residency) are spent together.

    The practice of Joris De Rycke includes various media like drawing, a radio show with fellow artist Gerard Herman, photography, music performance and graphic design. His projects depart from the materials he gathers during ‘pointless’ walks and bike tours, without a real arrival, but where the search for an interesting spot takes over. During these walks Joris De Rycke keeps lists of the animals and plants he encounters, takes photographs, remembers certain forms in the landscape returning afterwards in his drawings, gathers objects and records sounds here and there. This collection can lead to a new work, but forms also an inspiring compost layer in his atelier.

    Joris De Rycke studied graphic design at the Royal Academy in Ghent. His work was shown in the following exhibitions (a selection): Dit is al, bleek, Sint-Niklaas, 2014; MAGMA, Antwerp, 2014; Ruderalia, duo-show with Diane Rabreau, AIR Antwerpen, 2014; Iets in de struiken gooien wanneer zich daar iets onduidelijks in beweegt, het Paviljoen, Gent, 2014; All you need is in danger, 2013; Tomorrow or today, Mexico Project Space, Leeds, 2013; overweldigend gewelddadig, Zwarte Zaal, Gent, 2013; Joris De Rycke, zicht met deurklink, wallpiece 18, 2012.

    Simon Feydieu

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/10/2014 - 31/01/2015

    °1984 Pessac, France, lives and works in Lyon and Bordeaux

    Simon Feydieu is invited for a residency of two months in AIR Antwerpen and two months in Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand, as part of the second edition of the Résidence Croisée exchange between Clermont-Ferrand and Antwerp. Visual artist Joris de Rycke is selected as the Belgian representant in this residency program.

    The practice of Simon Feydieu exists primarily out of mixed media installations and interventions. These are created with raw and found materials. Traces of his actions and gestures become an important part of the installation. In his work Simon Feydieu focuses on process and the visualization of temporaneity. His installations sometimes resemble a construction site, suggesting continuous activity even during the exhibition. The materiality of his works as well as his concepts reacts on the unwritten rules of the exhibition space. Through his titles and form Simon Feydieu refers to artists like Kurt Schwitters, or sometimes appropriates an art work by another artist in a new form.

    Simon Feydieu was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Chapitre, Projektraum Lotte, Stuttgart, 2014; La Salle de bal des Demoiselles Decoiffée, Interface, Dijon, 2014; The Navidson Record, gallery Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, 2011; Collection, galerie appartement Chez Edgar, Paris, 2010; Alice Borgne, gallery Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, 2009. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Showroom de la Manufacture 2/ L’imprimerie lithographique, French Touch Fishing, Paris, 2014; Mehr und weniger ist mehr, Gardenparty Project, Berlin, 2014; Le peintre, nomadic project directed by artist Pierre Labat, 2013; V:V, Atelier W, Paris, 2012; Exposition de Noél, Ancien Musée de Peinture, Le Magasin, Grenoble, 2011.

    www.simonfeydieu.com


    Stefanie Pretnar

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2014 - 31/12/2014

    °1975 Germany, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main

    Stefanie Pretnar was invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen in the framework of the annual exchange program with the Kulturubnker Frankfurt am Main.

    Stefanie Pretnars’ work exist mainly out of photography and digital media. Her projects focus on the relationships between architecture and society. Through her own photographs and sometimes found footage Stefanie Pretnar focuses on specific communities and how they behave towards certain aspects of the urban environment. Her photographs also focus on how certain architectural details can work as a metaphor of human emotions.

    Stefanie Pretnar studied architecture at the TU Darmstadt, 2004 and visual art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, 2009. She was invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): Why 7 ate 9, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, 2014; Mutter Natur (with Anke Dyes and Klaus Kamptner), Kaiserpassage Frankfurt, 2013; Real Places, Labor Opelvillen Rüsselsheim; Young Art in East Germany, Galerie B2, Leipzig, 2011; Winter/Spring Show/Summer Break, Udio Fine Arts, University Hospital Frankfurt, 2011; Zwischen Zwei Zentren, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, 2010; There is No Second World, No Hinterworld, No Utopian Place, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, 2009.

    www.udiofinearts.de


    Bisan Abu-Eisheh

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/11/2014 - 30/11/2014

    °1985 Palestina, lives and works in Jerusalem

    Bisan Abu-Eisheh is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen in November 2014 and August-September 2015. During his residency Bisan Abu-Eisheh will depart from the thriller ‘Operation Plumat’ which took place in the 60’s in the harbour of Antwerp. This is the name of a secret mission that took place in 1968 during which the Israeli secret service Mossad purchased 200 tons of uranium from the Union Minière and smuggled it via the port of Antwerp through Genoa into Israel. Written in the form of a page-turner, it nevertheless seems to have some basis in reality and Abu-Eisheh wishes to further investigate this event. He will emphasize the role of the port of Antwerp as a transit zone and establish links to the city’s various communities.

    The work of Bisan Abu-Eisheh is constructed around the experience of living in an occupied city and being part of a minority. As a Palestinian living in Jerusalem, his daily reality involves countless unwritten rules of behaviour. The experience of the public space plays an important role and passers-by as much as visitors to his exhibitions often play an active part in the creative process. Abu-Eisheh consistently questions notions such as identity and the urban experience. In Welcome to Palestine (2012-2013), he exhibited a guidebook to Jerusalem that contained comments and new ideas he felt should be included in the guide to give a realistic image of the city: among others, checkpoints, the wall, and armed soldiers. During the first presentation in Ramallah the visitors to the exhibition also had the opportunity to suggest new places and contribute their comments. In Playing House (2011), Abu-Eisheh assembled a collection of objects found in the rubble of homes that were torn down in Jerusalem. The objects consist on the one hand of personal belongings such as clothing, CDs and tools, and on the other of construction elements such as stone, wood and pipes. The objects form traces of the daily lives of the families that once lived in these demolished homes and evoke the personal relations between the objects and their former owners.

    Bisan Abu-Eisheh studied at Central Saint Martins (2014) and the International Academy of Art, Palestine. Selected group exhibitions include: Eva International, Limerick, 2014; Hiwar: Conversations in Amman, Darat Al Funon, Amman, 2013; Points of Departure, ICA Gallery, London, 2013; Arrivals and Departures, Ancona, 2012; The Jerusalem Show: On/off Language, Jerusalem, 2011; The 12th Konstfack, Stockholm, 2011; World Social Forum Photo Exhibition, Jerusalem, 2010; Inner Abroad Exhibition, International Academy of Art, Palestine, Ramallah, 2010; Al-Rozana Heritage Festival, Berzeit, Ramallah, 2009; On Route Exhibition, International Academy of Art, Palestine, Ramallah, 2009.

    Bert Jacobs

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt
    period
    01/09/2014 - 30/11/2014

    °1987 Belgium, lives and works in Brussels

    Bert Jacobs is selected for a residency of three months in Frankfurt am Main, as part of the annual exchange program with the Kulturbunker Frankfurt.

    The practice of Bert Jacobs exists out of installations, drawings, graphics and photography. His works depart from found footage or found situations. In his drawings Bert Jacobs creates abstract and concrete spaces that are used as a study for an actual installation. The result is a three-dimensional sculpture, partly existing out of drawings and paintings, partly physically present, offering a space in the middle between a two dimensional perspective and a tangible presence. Bert Jacobs uses his installations and exhibitions as a reason to invite other artists to perform and play music. During these events visual art, music and performance collide in a persistent totality.

    Bert Jacobs studied graphics at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent. His work was shown in the following exhibition (a selection): Minor Demons and Solar Shades, Brussels, 2014; Onder de loep, Emil Van Dorenmuseum, 2013; Off Paper, Antwerp, 2013; Het alibi van de representatie, Old Library, Ghent, 2013; La fête du peuple, LABDO, 2012; Cloudwatchingcinema for 10, Het Paleis, Antwerp, 2012.

    www.jacobsbert.be


    Savage

    where
    AIR Antwerp
    period
    01/07/2014 - 31/10/2014

    °1971 Aberdeen, lives and works everywhere

    Savage is invited for a residency of four months in the framework of the site specific exhibition AIR Traces: Austruweel.

    Principally bound by ideas of value Savage’s work focuses, and invariably delights, in the absurdities to be found in the everyday. Interwoven with narratives (some fiction, some fact) sleight and gently humorous work addresses ongoing concerns that remain endemic to our current political and social malaise.

    From finding, restoring and ultimately returning various objects to where he discovered them to acts of petty theft and campaigns to give away possessions that aren’t his, Savage peristently engages in the rites and economics of exchange. Recent works have been borne from years of collecting – beginners guides, found abandoned helium balloons, as well as scenes from movies using the cliché phrase ‘What do you want from me?’ all compounding a sense of alienation from the world in which we are compelled to negiotate our survival.

    Savage was once described as a ‘craptivist’, a moniker he acknowledges is symptomatic of a wider social apathy and an unwillingness to eschew desire making it effectively impossible and ultimately futile to affect change. On realising this he quit his job and his house, bought a camper and now lives a peripatetic life in search of the useless.

    www.savagestudio.eu/


    Nicholas J Hoffman

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2014 - 31/10/2014

    °1985 Canton, Ohio, lives and works in Vienna

    Nicholas J Hoffman was selected out of an international open call in collaboration with the Middelheimmuseum for the eighth edition of De Sokkel. During a residency of four months Nicholas J Hoffman creates a new production for an ‘empty’ plinth in the Antwerp Stadspark. On Sunday 5 October at 11am the inauguration of this new project will take place. It is the third time AIR Antwerpen works together with the Middelheimmuseum to offer the possibility for an international artist to develop a site-specific intervention for the plinth (previous editios: De Sokkel #5: Ilaria Lupo (IT) and De Sokkel #4: André Romao (PT)).

    Nicholas J Hoffman likes to tell stories and play actions through performances, collages, music and sculptures. His stories focus on the way through which we use our body as a measure or a tool to read space and time, translate, negotiate and imagine proposals to introduce everyday experiences into the realm of the spectacular.

    Nicholas J Hoffman graduated from the Kent State University and the Columbus College of Art and Design and a master in sculpture at the Academy of visual artist in Vienna. He was invited for the following work periods: PACT Zollverein, Essen; Workspace Brussels, Brussel; MDT Theatre, Stockholm; Fleet Street Theatre, Hamburg; AICAD, New York Studio Program, New York. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): The Open Source Way, Udstillingstedet Q, Kopenhagen; Dinge, Pinacoteca Gallery, Vienna; The Thing with a Hook, Working Title Festival, Brussels; 1m2 Performance, Imagetanz Festival, Vienna; Projekt8, 8Tallet, Kopenhagen; Atenalia 2011, Poznan; Body Pressure, Pro Choice Gallery, Vienna.

    www.nicholashoffman.at


    Carla Filipe

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2014 - 30/09/2014

    °1973 Portugal, lives and Works in Porto

    Carla Filipe is invited for a residency of four months, in collaboration with Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal. During this residency she will develop a new project for the exhibition AIR Traces: Austruweel.

    Her work operates in an area where the boundaries between so-called high culture and popular culture are inevitably merging. Far removed from the convenient formalism that runs through a significant portion of contemporary creation, she has developed an activity anchored in drawing – where her visually and conceptually robust projects are underpinned by various types of reminiscences. Whether involving works that revisit her family’s past, or enquireies related to Portugal, as well as political and social idiosyncrasies.

    Allthough Carla Filipe also works directly with three-dimensional works and space, her most familiair terrain, as stated above, is drawing – which she mixes together with writing in a kind of uninterrupted streams of consciousness. ONe of the factors that underlines the effectiveness of this modus operandi derives precisely from this procedural dimension, wherein the subjects and respective artistic treatment collapse into their own distinctive dimension, which we may designate as – archeology of the present

    Carla Filipe studied Fine Arts – Sculpture in Faculdade de Belas- Artes ( Universidade do Porto). From 2003 to 2007, she helped organise activities at two artist-run projects in Porto – Salão Olímpico and Projecto Apêndice. In 2009, she won a scholarship from the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian for a residency at ACME Studios (London).

    Carla Filipe was invited for the following solo exhibitions: da cauda à cabeça, Museu Coleção Berardo (Lisbon, 2014); As primas da Bulgária (part one), Kunstverein (Milano, 2012); Um olhar periférico sobre uma cultura (London – UK), Der Vierte Raum (Bremen, 2012); Bordas de Alguidar, Galeria Graça Brandão (Lisbon, 2011); Experiência Flutuante – Paisagens Gráficas, Galeria Nuno Centeno (Porto, 2011); Arquivo Surdo-Mudo / Deaf and Dumb Archive, Tranzit Display (Prague, 2011), Saloio, Greenhouse of Tapada das Necessidades (Lisbon, 2011); O povo reunido, jamais será – Representações gráficas, Museu do Neo-Realismo (Vila Franca de Xira, 2010); É um espaço estranho e maravilhoso, o ar é seco, quente e insípido – Precarious, Escape, Fascination, Kunsthalle Lissabon (Lisbon, 2010); Estas coisas levam tempo, Espaço Campanhã (Porto, 2009); Desertar, In.Transit (Porto, 2007); Zona de Estar, Salão Olímpico (Porto, 2004).

    Notable group exhibitions in which she has participated include 12 Contemporâneos – Estados Presentes, Museu de Serralves (Porto, 2014); Mom, am I Barbarian?, 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013); 1813. Assedio, incendio y reconstrucción de Donostia, San Telmo Museoa (San Sebastián, 2013); R E D U N D A N C Y, GFLK (Bad Tölz, 2012); Les Prairies, Les Ateliers Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Rennes (2012); Gravity & Disgrace Ep. 1, CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela, 2012); V Bienal de Jafre (2011); Transporto sempre uma viagem, Galeria Quadrum (Lisbon, 2011); Región de Murciaen diálogo con el Norte de África, Manifesta 8 (Murcia and Cartagena, 2010); Hospitalidade, Hospital de São João (Porto, 2009); part-ilha, Spike Island (Bristol, 2008); Busca Pólos, Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães, 2006), Pavilhão Centro de Portugal (Coimbra, 2006); Toxic, o Discurso do Excesso, ProjectoTerminal (Oeiras, 2005); Pág. 133, PêSSEGOpráSEMANA (Porto, 2003).

    Among various publications, Carla Filipe has edited As primas da Bulgária (Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon) and Boletim CP (Editorial Concreta, Valencia) in 2013, and An illustrated guide to the British Railway to my study (author’s edition) in 2010. There is also da cauda à cabeça, the first monograph dedicated to the artist’s work (Museu Coleção Berardo and Archive Books, 2014).

    nunocenteno.com/artists/carla-filipe


    Laure Prouvost

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/03/2014 - 31/07/2014

    °1956 Lille, lives and works in London

    Laure Prouvost is invited for a residency of five months in AIR Antwerpen. In collaboration with Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen Laure Prouvost has been invited to re-imagine the space and function of Extra City’s cinema, to propose a ‘dramaturgy’ of objects and images (moving or still) that disupts the conventions of film screenings. While presenting selections of the artist’s recent video output, such as ‘Wantee’ (2013) and ‘How to Make Money Religioulsy’ (2014), the cinema will also accomodate voices, lights, props and interventions that complicate, disturb and enrich the viewing experience. The project will unfold as a work in progress, over the duration of Prouvost’s Antwerp residency, and will foreground the artist’s interest in narrative multiplicity.

    In her films and installations Laure Prouvost researches existent connections between language, image and perception. Departing traditional linear narratives Laure Prouvost unveils the unstable relationship between imagination and reality. Her films and installations create a space in which visitors can relate profocatively through these new surreal aspects of meaning. Laure Prouvost manipulates the senses through fast moving images, texts and sound fragments, thus creating a physical experience.

    Laure Prouvost graduated at Goldsmith College and Central St Martins college in London. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): For Forgetting, New Museum, New York, 2014; Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti, London and Reggio Emilia, 2013; Laure Prouvost/ Adam Chodzko, Tate Britain, London, 2013; Why Does Gregor Never Ring? Shut Your Lips, Somewhere Under That Brigde Lies the Hole Truth (The Wanderer Sequence 5), MOTINTERNATIONAL, London, 2012; Time Machine, Bookworks, Spike Island, Bristol; 2011; Present Future, Artissima Art Fair, Turin, 2010; Storeybored, After the Butcher, Berlin, 2009. Her works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection) in Le Consortium, Dijon, 2014; Far and High, Farenheit, Los Angeles, 2014; Turner Prize 2013 Exhibition, CCA Derry – Londonderry, 2013; Ground Control to Major Tom, Cookie Butcher Gallery, Antwerp, 2013. Laure Prouvost won the Turner Prize 2013 and the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, 2011.

    In collaboration with Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp and with the generous support of Fondation Willame.

    www.laureprouvost.com


    Oscar Murillo

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2014 - 30/06/2014

    °1986 La Paila, Colombia, lives and works in London

    Oscar Murillo is invited for a residency of one month in collaboration with M HKA. During this period Oscar Murillo is developing a new project for the exhibition Don’t you know who I am? – Art after identity politics’.

    Oscar Murillo works primarily with painting, bringing them together in installations and supporting these by video and social gatherings (yoga sessions, dinners, games,..). The use of dirt plays an important role in the creation of his paintings and is considered as an element of society that is equal to everybody. In his installations Oscar Murillo relates to his Colombian origin. Often his relatives play an important role in the contextualisation of his works.

    Oscar Murillo graduated from the Royal College of Art in London and the University of Westminster in London. Oscar Murillo was invited for the following solo exhibitions ( a selection): A mercantile Novel, David Zwirner, New York, 2014; we don’t work Sundays, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, 2014; Dinner at the members club? Yes! I’lll have a black Americano first pls, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, 2013; Ramon how was trade today? Have a break… Sit! Enjoy the food, but you’re not welcomed at the table, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin, 2013; Breed like flies and die as fast, Saturday Seminars, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2012. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Beware Wet Paint, ICA, London, 2014; Transforming the Known: Works from the Bert Kreuk Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2013; Glaze, Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, 2012; Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2011; Next/Episodes, Kingsgate Gallery, London, 2010.

    www.davidzwirner.com


    Augustas Serapinas

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2014 - 30/06/2014

    °1990 Lithuania, lives and works in Vilnius

    Augustus Serapinas is invited for a residency of three months in collaboration with M HKA. During this period Augustas Serapinas is developing a new project for the exhibition ‘Don’t you know who I am? – Art after Identity Politics’

    The work of Augustas Serapinas exists out of installations and interventions in semi-public space. For example in ‘By the Illuminator’ the artist installed a hammock in a sewer pipe leading to a river. Thus creating a hide-out in an environment that can be considered as paradoxical towards the idea of cosiness or feeling at home. Augustas Serapinas researches the boundaries of ‘the hidden’ and its many forms in society: the idea of the private, the domestic, but also the experiences of the illegal immigrant. As Augustas says: ‘How could hidden activities and places be represented without revealing their ‘hiddenness’? Strategies of hiding by revealing and vice versa are every day lived experiences. The paradaox is that ‘hiddenness’ (same as a secret) always needs to be shared to remain hidden.’

    Augustas Serapinas graduated at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and followed the Rupert Educational Program. Augustas Serapinas was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Jousaal (Gym), Raja Gallery, Tallinn, 2012; Jakubowska 16/3 – Jakubowska 16/3, BWA, Warsaw, 2013. Works of Augustas Serapinas were shown in the following group exhibitions (selection): First events of the XII Baltic Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre Guest House, Vilnius, 2014; Dismantling the Exhibition, National Gallery of Art, 2014.

    Reg Carremans

    waar
    AIR Antwerpen
    periode
    01/01/2014 - 30/06/2014

    °1981 Heusden-Zolder, lives and works in Brussels

    Reg Carremans is invited for a residency of six months in the lock keeper’s house and will also participate in the AIR Traces project.

    The practice of Reg Carremans manifests itself through painting, but also through photography, video and performances. His experiences of maintaining hiking trails in the national parks of Iceland, made him leave the studio for the environment. It resulted in the registration of landscapes and trails on different materials (such as paper, canvas, photographic film), emphasizing the tacticility of the subject by rubbing against it or walking on it. His work shows how one can layer simple actions and materials by reflecting on the production process and context. Reg Carremans also explores narrative building blocks and archetypes, resulting in series of paintings and performances. The process is fundamental in his projects, always taking into account potential failures, mutations, elaborations and responses to practicalities.

    Reg Carremans studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Hasselt. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Reg Carremans – The Formula, DS Contemporary Art, former railway station, Heusden-Zolder, 2011; Slag, DS Contemporary Art, former mine site, Heusden-Zolder. His work was shown in the following group exhibitions: Sideways, itinerant art festival, Belgium, 2012; Manifesta 9 parallel program, Genk, 2011; Simsalabim, SIM, association of Icelandic visual artists, Reyjkjavik, 2011; Images of St Paul’s in the 21st Century, St Paul’s Cathedral, London, 2010; The Choice of Guy Van Bossche, Indian Caps, Antwerp, 2009; The Choice of Koen van den Broek, Indian Caps, Antwerp, 2009; The Choice of Jan Fabre, Indian Caps, Antwerp, 2009.

    Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2014 - 31/05/2014

    °lives and works in Sweden

    Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen is invited for a residency of two months in collaboration with M HKA. During this period Juha Laakkonen is developing a new project for the exhibition ‘Don’t you know who I am? – Art after Identity Politics’.

    The work of Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen exists in many forms, depending on the process he’s working with. The process of how his work comes into being is very important in the conception of the final art work. His process contains different phases of development that can overbridge long periods of time. They include repetitive everyday actions as well as handcrafts actions such as sewing, weaving and knitting. For example for the art work ‘Walking from Yakutsk to Helsinki in 5.3 Million Steps’(2010), in which he walked the 5004 km distance between the cities Yakutsk (Eastern Russia) and Helsinki on self made reindeer boots.

    Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen was invited for the following solo exhibitions: tsimtsum, The ///Project, Bergen, 2014; Suuri sinetinpainaja ja kaupungin marjat, Malonioji 6, Vilnius, 2012; Entrance, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, 2011; Kastepiste, MFA Graduation Exhibition, KHM Gallery, Malmö, 2011. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Genius Loci, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, 2012; Dear Gertrud, Pleasant Gallery, Copenhagen, 2012; Authentic Forgeries, KHM Gallery, Malmö, 2009.

    www.echogonewrong.com/interview-from-lithuania/routin...


    Thomas Grødal

    where
    RAVI Liège
    period
    01/03/2014 - 31/03/2014

    °Arendal, Norway, lives and works in Antwerp

    Thomas Grødal is invited for a residency of one month in RAVI, Liège, as part of the exchange project Het Kanaal/ Le Canal.

    The work of Thomas Grødal exists out of painting combined with mixed media installations including wood, metal, oil, stone and textiles. Through his work Grødal researches the relation between man and society. His art projects present various perspectives: the hermit in the mountains (Eremita, 2004-05), member of a virtual community (Global Project, 2006 onwards), the role of social institutions and how they manifest themselves in our daily surroundings (Temporary Unavailable Space, 2009; and Army of Signs, 2010). In his works Thomas Grødal tries describing an escape from this social conformism and creates a space for freedom.

    Thomas Grødal studied at the Royal Academy of Arts, Antwerp and the University of Birmingham. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Oogst, BLEEK Arts centre, Sint-Niklaas, 2013; Fluorescent Occassus, BHART#1, Antwerp, 2012; The Day Before You Came, Wintertuin, KASK, Antwerp, 2011. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): MUHKALUMNI, M HKA, Antwerp, 2013; Time to pretend, The white house gallery, Leuven, 2013; We Suck Young Bllod, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, 2012; The Tiberius Principle, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, 2011; Blind Date, NICC, 2011; Family Wall, Seafarer School Antwerp, 2010.

    www.thomasgrodal.com


    Philippe Van Wolputte

    where
    RAVI Liège
    period
    01/03/2014 - 31/03/2014

    °1982 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp

    Philippe Van Wolputte is invited for a residency of three weeks in the RAVI residency in Liège, in the framework of the exchange project Het Kanaal/ Le Canal, in collaboration with NICC and Espace 251 Nord, Liège.

    The installations, interventions and collages of Philippe Van Wolputte show or suggest the possibilities of abandoned, neglected locations which have an important function in the memory and the social landscape of a city and in a way possess a beauty of their own. The artist’s interpretation of his experiences in creating his interventions and the intimate manner of viewing these spaces are documented in his photographs, video works and collages. Since 2005 Philippe Van Wolputte started a project named Temporary Penetrable Exhibition Spaces which are site-specific interventions that occur in vacant disused spaces. These buildings are typically demolished by developers and city councils as quickly as possible. The rapid measures taken to demolish these unused spaces are a way to exclude everything that is irrational, chaotic and seemingly unreasonable in urban planning. The TPES project draws attention to the existence of these spaces by making them accessible again for a short period of time. With an almost Freudian-like obsession, using narrow corridors and holes, he creates new passageways and infiltrates nearly impenetrable spaces, giving them a new temporary function as a fictional exhibition space. His installations are recreations of visited uncanny locations which he discovered during his explorations. He questions the functionality and possibilities by thurning them in temporary hideouts or artists work bases. In the documentation of his interventions he plays with the fetishes of art documentation. By doing this, fiction and reality blur into each other.

    Philippe Van Wolputte graduated from St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp 2006 and the Rijksacademy, Amsterdam, 2010. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Misfits, Elaine Levy Projects, Brussels, 2014; Inside, Outside, Downside, Elaine Levy Project, 2012; We Did It/ Disputed Territory, Chert Gallery, Berlin, 2010; T.P.E.S. 01/02/03/04, Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, 2009; Temporary Penetrable Exhibition Space, Wilfried Lentz, 2008; In-Depth Study, Poort Napoleon, SMAK, Gent, 2006; Temporary Penetrable Exhibition Space 01, Antwerp, 2005; Temporary Penetrable Exhibition Space 02, Mechelen, 2005.

    His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Crox 458-467, Croxhapox Ghent, 2014; Versus, Bruthaus, Waregem, 2014; Young Belgian Art Prize, BOZAR, Brussels, 2013; Perpetual Travellers, Savvy Contemporary Berlin, 2013; Black & Vases, Komplot, Brussels, 2013.

    www.vanwolputteprogress.eu


    Fabian Rouwette

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/03/2014 - 31/03/2014

    °1974 Rocout, Belgium, lives and works in Liège

    Fabian Rouwette is invited for a residency of one month in AIR Antwerpen, in the framework of the project Het Kanaal/ Le Canal.

    About his work Fabian Rouwette explains: “Almost always I take photographs of things that are on the border of disappearing. My subjects are witnesses of the existence of time. They show its traces and fingerprints. Often Time is the real subject of my photographs.

    Fabian Rouwette studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Liège, 21997. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Galerie Flux, Liège, 2013; Espace Opto-Bi, Charneux, 2006; Galerie Flux, 2005; Galerie Flux, 2002. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: E2N(Espace 251 Nord), Liège; Jacques Lizène: Sapin croisé et ex votos d’artiste, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, 2006; Tempus Arti, Landen, 2006; Fabian Rouwette et Nathalie Dewez-designer, Espace Vange, Liège, 2005; Centre Culturel de Marchin, 2002.

    Antoine Van Impe

    where
    AIR Antwerp
    period
    01/03/2014 - 31/03/2014

    °1979 Belgium, lives and works in Liège

    Antoine van Impe is invited for a residency of one month in AIR Antwerpen in the framework of the exchange project Het Kanaal / Le Canal.

    The artworks of Antoine Van Impe knows various forms, but has its origin in common: a delibarate obsession on the basis of a common identity in the form of a Gestalt, object, word, sensation, feeling or idea. Through an accummulation of images, actions and representation, the subject gets deconstructed. This material is collected through solitary brainstorm session and its accompanying notes and illustrations. A lot of Antoine Van Impe’s projects, like for example ‘La_fabrique_des_chaises’, have no end and new images and objects are constantly created.

    Antoine van Impe graduated with a master in bi-dimensional and three dimensions researches at the Royal Fine Art Academy in Liège. Antoine van Impe was invited for the following solo exhibitions: La Fabrique des Chaises, Flux Galerie, Liège, 2012; La Fabrique des Chaises, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Liège, 1011. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: Brainbox3 Unit3, Croxhapox, Ghent, 2013; Ars Justicia, Exposition/inauguration du nouveau palais de justice, Liège, 2012; Pavillon, Aux arts, etc, curated by Jacques Charlier, Welkenraedt, 2010; T-time, MAMAC, Liège, 2009; Le(s) moi(s) de Lizène, M HKA, 2009.

    Xavier Mary

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/02/2014 - 31/03/2014

    °1982 Belgium, lives and works in Brussels

    Xavier Mary is invited for a residency of three weeks in AIR Antwerpen as part of the exchange project Het Kanaal/ Le Canal in collaboration with NICC and Espace 251 Nord, Liège.

    The work of Brussels-based artist Xavier Mary demonstrates a hybrid formal language, all while retaining a clear-cut sculptural aesthetic. The tonality of his pieces seems to be adrift somewhere between the ancient, the brand new and yet-to-come. Past, present and future are entangled in non-linear ways that are a trademark of the contemporary artistic climate. What we find crystallised in the work of Xavier Mary can be termed as ‘modernism 2.0.’ or ‘modernism reloaded’, which goes by many other names (‘altermodernism’, ‘metamodernism’, etc.). Mary’s position as an artist is one of constant negotiation between different regimes, connecting tradition and avant-garde, sincerity and irony, past and future, actual and virtual. Not only do we find this exemplified in his sculptures and installations, but also in other recognizable gestures, where he is cleverly playing around with his signature and initials. Xavier Mary transforms highway guardrails into entangled rings, or turns road lights into Frank Stella-like canvases, geometrical shapes and Platonic solids. Everything that is usually just whooshing by on the highway, mediated through a cage of steel, is meticulously turned into monumental sculptures. (Pieter Vermeulen)

    Graduated at the Ecole de Recherche Graphique (ERG) in Brussels, 2006, Xavier Mary lives and works in Brussels. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Iron Triangle, APT Institute, New York, 2013; Petrolatum, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, 2012; Over Game, Galerie Baronian-Francey, Brussels, 2010; Highway Ravers, BOZAR, Brussels, 2006. The work of Xavier Mary was also shown in the following group exhibitions: Acid Rain, Island, Brussels, 2014; Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?, La Maison Rouge, Paris, 2012; Pole Gry, Zacheta National Galerie, Warsaw, 2011; Un-scene, Wiels, Brussels, 2008.

    albertbaronian.com/artists/114-xavier-mary


    Kasper Bosmans

    where
    RAVI Liège
    period
    01/02/2014 - 31/03/2014

    °1990 Belgium, lives and works in Lommel

    Kasper Bosmans is invited for a residency of one month in RAVI (residence de la ville de Liège) in the framework of the exchange project Het Kanaal/ Le Canal.

    The artistic practice of Kasper Bosmans knows many forms, but is essentially based on the creation of esthetic objects without matter. For example during an exhibition in 2012 in Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, Kasper Bosmans released a snake. In his own words he said not with the goal to start up a discussion or relate to a certain subject, but just because it was a beautiful snake. In his studio he creates superficial paintings and drawings, departing from a grid. ‘The most of my paintings are illustrations without content’.

    Kasper Bosmans is currently laureathe at the Higher Institute of the Arts (HISK, Ghent and graduated with a master at the Royal Academy of Antwerp. Kasper Bosmans was invited for the following group exhibitions: Summary; fox, milk, smoke, Kasper Bosmans, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, 2014; Kasper Bosmans & Philippe Van Snick, Nightshop, with Gallery Tatjana Pieters, Knokke, 2013. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: A Whitsun Wedding, Episode 2, Gallery EL, Welle, 2014; 21° eeuw buiten!, KASKA, Antwerp, 2013; New Ways to Work, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, 2012; The Company of Humour, Lokaal 01, Breda, 2011.

    www.tatjanapieters.com


    Claire Liengme

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2014 - 31/03/2014

    °1975 Switzerland

    Claire Liengme was invited for a residency of three months and adjacent an solo exhibition in Showroom, Kerkstraat 45, Antwerp. This annual exchange program is in collaboration with ECAV, Sierre, Fondation Mercier, Sierre and St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp.

    The works of Claire Liengme include photography, video and text. Through observation Claire Liengme researches the context, happenings and experiences in a certain space. During this residency the space of focus will be the lock keeper’s house and its surroundings, where the city transforms into the harbour.

    Claire Liengme studied at the ECAV in Sierre and the Bezalel Academy of Arts, Jeruzalem. She was invited for the following solo show: Retro Viseur, Galerie Duon, Sion, 2013. Claire Liengme’s works were also shown in the following group exhibitions: Carte Blanche et Cantonale BE-JU, Musée Jurassien des Arts, Moutier, 2013; Screwdriver, Lokal-INT, Bienne, 2013; Le joli mois de mai, La Voirie, Bienne, 2013; Beyond the Timberline, Belalp, 2012.

    Kato Six

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/12/2013 - 31/03/2014

    °1986 Brussels

    Kato Six is invited for a residency of four months, together with French artist Mathilde Du Sordet, who is also currently in residency at AIR Antwerpen. This period of four months exists out of 1 month in Antwerp and three months in Artistes-en-Résidence Clermont-Ferrand, the partner organisation of this exchange project.

    The works of Kato Six consists of architectural constructions, constructed of forms and objects. These incorporate abstract fragments of personal memories. These memories are partly activated by coincidences, but also by selecting images from family scrapbooks and other documents. These together with the immediate influence of the surrounding space are part of the final construction. Such a presentation during an exhibition is temporary and never an end product of work process. These forms and objects change in an endless chain reaction.

    Kato Six was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Focus Moves Aside, Objects Appear, WIELS project room, Brussels, 2012; Shape Your Memory, SECONDroom, Ghent, 2011; A Backyard Journey, P/////AKT, Amsterdam, 2011. Her work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Hijacking Karma (in a positive way), Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2013; Forms Hell to Pieces, Het Paviljoen, Ghent, 2013; Unfolding, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, 2012; Crox 362, Croxhapox, Ghent, 2011; Protection, The Forgotten Bar, Berlin, 2010.

    www.katosix.be


    Jonathan De Winter

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/02/2014 - 28/02/2014

    °1982 Belgium, lives and works in Liège

    Jonathan De Winter is invited for a residency of one month in AIR Antwerpen, in the framework of the exchange project Het Kanaal/ Le Canal in collaboration with NICC and Espace 251 Nord, Liège.

    In his installations Jonathan De Winter experiments with sound, music and visual art. The sculptures are created out of recycled materials and form experimental stages for the performances that take place there. The combination of the visual installation and the sounds create a special energy. The installations are always created inspired on the location where the exhibition takes place.

    Jonathan De Winter graduated at the Ecole de Reserche Graphique (ERG), Brussels in 2007. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: PJA Parlement WBI, Brussels, 2013; TUULI #3, Centre des arts pluriels, Ettelbruck, Luxemburg, 2013; Harde Klontjes, Ricou Gallery, Brussels, 2011. His works were also shown in the following group exhibitions: Batterie RAVI, Liège; REG Botanique, Brussels, 2012; Célebration l’ISELP, Brussels, 2011; NowBelgiumNow, LLS387, Antwerp, 2011.

    Rumiko Hagiwara

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2013 - 31/12/2013

    °1979 Gunma, Japan, lives and works in Tomioka and Amsterdam

    Rumiko Hagiwara is invited by AIR Antwerpen for a residency of four months.

    The work of Rumiko Hagiwara manifests itself into site-specific installation, photo and video. Her conceptual art practice suggests people different angles of perceptions in daily life. With a sense of humor she twists attention points and value of ordinary phenomena. These minimal interventions do not add, but address and point out memories that usually pass by unnoticed. By making these subtle and tiny adjustments, she intends to return the viewers attention to these seemingly daily situations.

    Rumiko Hagiwara was invited for the following solo exhibitions: F901, Temporary, Verona, 2013; Oh my lovely city, CEAC-Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, 2013; In Praise of Shadow, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam; Almost Nothing, Duplex, Sarajevo, 2010. Her work was also on view in the following group exhibitions: About the House and the Things, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, 2013; Urban Synesthesia, Arki Galeria, Taipei, 2012; Somewhere Else, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, 2011; Cinetactics, meetfactory, 2010; A la Vuelta la Esquina (just around the corner), La Casa Encendida Art Centre, Madrid, 2009.

    www.rumikohagiwara.com


    Mathilde Du Sordet

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    Artistes en Residence in Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01/10/2013 - 31/12/2013

    °1979 Lyon, France

    Mathilde Du Sordet is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen, within the framework of the Residence Croisée, developed in collaboration with Artistes en Residence, Clermont-Ferrand. This residency includes three months in Antwerp, from which one month together with Belgian artist Kato Six, and a forth month in Clermont-Ferrand.

    Mathilde Du Sordet’s practice exists primarily out of installations. They are combinations of old found objects and newer industrially produced ones, combined and piled on top of each other, without fixing them. These installations are very closely connected with the space they are shown in and are assembled in a unique combination every single time. They are the result of the research, energy and movement of the artist. Mathilde Du Sordet is interest in the little traces and glitches of found material. The combination with new industrially produced material gives a hint of an ever-evolving story.

    Mathilde Du Sordet was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Si on relie les points, un cercle, Bikini, Lyon, 2012; Archi Troyenne, Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris, 2009; A Collection (Un Ensemble), Module Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2009. Her work was also on view in the following group exhibitions: Rendez-vous 13, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbane, 2013; Les divisions du Volume, La Permanence, Clermont-Ferrand, 2012; Sommerrundgang, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, 2010; Au fil de l’oeuvre, La Galerie, Noisy-le-sec, 2010; Aires, La BF15, Lyon.

    www.mathilde.dusordet.com


    Berten Jaekers

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt
    period
    01/10/2013 - 31/12/2013

    °1985 Belgium

    As part of the annual exchange between AIR Antwerpen and the Kulturbunker Berten Jaekers is selected for a residency of three months in Frankfurt am Main.

    The work of Berten Jaekers departs from a fascination with architecture. Inspiration comes from meetings, observations, images and objects he encounters, sometimes unconsciously. These impressions are processed in installations, urban interventions, sculptures and reconstructions. He transforms the original state of objects and materials and presents new perspectives. These three-dimensional impressions also depart often from photographic registrations, sometimes presented in the space together with his sculptural work. Time and space play an important role. Photography is used to document his interventions in space, thus adding an extra layer focussing on the evolution and temporality of the gesture. The continuous questioning of the status of objects and spaces and the exchange of these statuses and contexts are constantly returning in his work.

    Berten Jaekers studied multi-media at the Royal Academy in Ghent and sculpture at the a.s.f.a. in Athens. In 2009-10 he followed the postgraduate program at the Ateliers in Amsterdam. He has been invited for the following solo-exhibitions: coming up, Croxhapox, Ghent, 2013; Katalogos, Lokaal 01, Antwerp, 2012; Black Box White House, the common Room, Antwerp, 2011; Athens portfolio, Minardschouwburg, Ghent, 2008; in (pla:nt) lose, de site, Ghent, 2008. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: Sant, Stadshallen Jan Garemijnzaal, Brugge, 2012; prix Médiatine, La Médiatine, Brussels, 2012; soon this space will be too small, Sorm, Deurne, 2011; input/output, de bond, Brugge, 2010; the final opening at Hogeweg 90!, logement, Antwerp, 2009; Kortrijk ingeblikt, Broelmuseum, Kortrijk, 2009.

    Stine Marie Jacobsen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2013 - 31/12/2013

    °1977 Denmark

    Stine Marie Jacobsen works with a broad range of media and methods including video, performance , collaboration, photography, installation and text. Key themes in her work are cinema and film, gender archetypes, anonymity, death and violence, as well as their portrayal and presentation in film.

    In “Direct Approach” Stine Marie Jacobsen interacts with a wide spectrum of people from various fields of life and work. First, she had the participants recount personla memories of a specific film scene which they had found especially violent or traumatising. Jacobsen then restaged the film scenes in question on the basis of these subjective descriptions. Here, she casts people she had questioned in place of the actors: victim, witness, violent perpetrator – each participant could choose which of the characters he or she wished to incorporate.

    She has exhibited and performed extensively internationally. Recently she has participated in group-shows like Either-Or, 2013, at Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany and Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark, and shown work in exhibitions and projects such as Momentum Biennale, 2013, Moss, Norway, Turku Biennale, 2013, Finland, Working Voices, 2013, at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC, 2013, Bogota, Colombia, The 10th OPEN International Performance Festival, 2009, Beijing, China.

    www.stinemariejacobsen.com


    Sarah Hendrickx

    where
    Fondation Mercier, Sierre
    period
    01/09/2013 - 30/11/2013

    °1990 Muizen, Mechelen

    Sarah Hendrickx is invited for a residency of three months in ECAV Sierre, in collaboration with Sint Lucas Antwerp and Fondation Mercier, Sierre. Every year an exchange between graduates of both schools happens. In 2012 and 2013 Stéphanie Giorgis and Darren Roshier were invited for a residency in AIR Antwerpen. In 2012 Liesje De Laet was selected for the residency in Switzerland.

    The projects of Sarah Hendrickx manifest themselves through different media. She organizes actions in public space and she documents and presents them through text, photography, drawing and statistics. Through researching economic, social and geographic aspects of certain environments, an underlying structure is laid bare. This structure is then translated with the purpose to make inhabitants aware of its existence.

    Sarah Hendrickx was invited for the following exhibitions: US, Hal/Factor 44/Hole of the Fox, Antwerp, 2013; Cross-Examinations #3, These and Other Works, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, 2012; The Distance Between, 21 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida, 2012; On Holes, Bumps and Darkness, Gallery Apostrof Deurne, 2012; All Will Become Clear, Louis Frarynlaan, Antwerp, 2011.

    sarahhendrickx.wordpress.com


    Bhagwati Prasad

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2013 - 30/11/2013

    °New Delhi, India

    In the framework of Europalia India and in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective Indian artist Bhagwati Prasad is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen.

    Bhagwati Prasad works with performance, graphics and research. He is the author of the graphic book, The Water Cookbook (2010). He started researching popular culture and media life and histories in Delhi, which resulted in him co-authoring Tinker.Solder.Tap (2009), a graphic novel on the history of media piracy in Delhi.

    His recent performances include Of The People, By The People, For The People (Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition, Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, 2012-13); Power Inside-Outside (City as Studio 02 Exhibition, Sarai-CSDS, Delhi, 2012), Headman, a 24-hour performance (City as Studio 01 Exhibition, Sarai-CSDS, Delhi, 2009) and Motion (Mapping Traces, Mobil Artist Platform, 1 Shanti Road Gallery, Bangalore, 2009, where he was on an artist residency).

    Bhagwati is a performer with Seen At Secundrabagh, a theatre piece directed by Zuleikha Chaudhary with Raqs Media Collective (50 min, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, 2012), and in Strikes At Time (18.32 min, video, by Raqs Media Collective, Paris–Delhi–Bombay, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2011).

    He has been part of various experimental art context and spaces, including Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition (2012-13), of which he was also the technical director. He was interlocutor for the 2012 and 2013 editions of City as Studio, an annual artist residency-cum-studio programme of Sarai-CSDS, Delhi.

    www.sarai.net/publications/occasional/the-water-cookb...


    Mark Luyten

    where
    Beirut
    period
    01/10/2013 - 31/10/2013

    °1955 Antwerpen

    Mark Luyten was invited for a micro residency in Beirut in the framework of the research week of Mounira Al Solh’s NOA Magazine III. During this week he will do a presentation of earlier works relating to the topic of language.

    The relationship between man and nature, as mediated by the articial construct of language, has been the focus of Mark Luyten’s work, which often takes the form of installations combining video, sculpture, text and photography. He likes to site his work in the interstitial spaces between indoors and outdoors, balconies, porches, windows or in landscape simulacra such as greenhouses, parks and gardens. (Joan Rotfuss, Mark Luyten, in Bits & Pieces Put Togeter to Present a Semblance of a Whole, Walker Art Center Collections (edited by J. Rotfuss and E. Carpenter), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2005, p.362-363 (excerpt).

    Mark Luyten was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): (today), Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, 2011; Window display, Natascha Van Deun, Brussels, 2011; day by day by day, Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Ile de Vassivière, 2006; Als een meer, M HKA, 1992; Stepping-Stones, The Power Plant, Toronto, 1992; Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, 1993-1995. His work was shown in the following group shows: Exhibition by MOREpublishers, Galerie Van Der Mieden, Antwerpen, 2011-2012; Benches & Binoculars, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, 2009; Comm’è amaro stu ppane, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, 2007; Close Reading #1, #2, Objectif, Antwerp, 2002; The World on Its Head, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, 2000.

    www.gms.be


    Memymom

    where
    period
    01/07/2013 - 31/08/2013

    °2004 Brussel

    As part of the sixth edition of the OPEN AIR festival, artists duo Memymom were invited by Jan Decorte for a residency and exhibition in the lock keeper’s house. They will show an installation existing out of photography and video, in different spaces in the house, inspired on the location and the theatre play: Bloetwollefduivel.

    Memymom is a collaborative project between two artists: a mother (Marilene Coolens) and her daughter (Lisa de Boeck).

    The cross-generational project began with what the pair describes as a ‘hangover from the past”. They are referring to analogue image archives of Marilene encouraging Lisa to express herself and to invent her own improvised theatre sketches. These semi-staged dreamscape portraits developed into a mature conversation that deals not only with personal identity, potential and a maternal relationship, but has evolved into a plea for sensual analysis and tragic romanticism. Their recent work produces an emotional aesthetics that stops just short of the erotic; inventing mystery, exercising intimacy and creating a post-modern hyperlinked narrative where anything might unfold.

    The work of Memymom was shown in the following exhibitions: Art Festival Watou, Watou, 2013; Recyclart Arts Centre, Brussels, 2012; BilbaoHistorico, Bilbao, 2012; SECONDroom, Antwerp, 2012; Croxhapox, Ghent, 2012. Memymom is invited for a solo exhibition at the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, 2013.

    www.memymom.com


    Johan Daenen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2013 - 31/08/2013

    °1958 Brussels

    As part of the sixth edition of the OPEN AIR festival, artist and scenographer Johan Daenen, is invited by Jan Decorte for a residency and exhibition in the lock keeper’s house. He will show an installation from existent stage elements and new art works, based on the specific location and the theatre piece Bloetwollefduivel of Jan Decorte.

    Johan Daenen is scenographer and artist. He graduated at the Sint Lucas School of Art in Brussels in 1980. His visual practice consists out of drawings, installations, objects and video. Departing from the chaos, which is our everyday reality, his works seem to provide an order which makes this chaos more liveable. Since 1982 Johan Daenen develops and creates scenographies for theatre plays, monumental painting, objects and sets for television, theatre, opera and dance.

    Johan Daenen developed recently the scenography for Schiller/Tasten, Jan Decorte, 2012; Alaska, Patrick Masset, 2012; Niks of Niks, Jan Decorte, 2012; Gamblers, Dorcy Rugamba, 2011; Bakchai, Jan Decorte, 2009. His work was on view in Jonas Gallery, Brussels, 2012; 16CC, Amsterdam, 2012.

    johandaenen.be


    Gwendolyn Lootens

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2013 - 31/08/2013

    °1981 Ghent

    As part of the sixth edition of the OPEN AIR festival, theatre maker Jan Decorte invited Gwendolyn Lootens for a residency and exhibition in the old lock keeper’s house. She will present a new series of drawings developed during her residency.

    The work of Gwendolyn Lootens, exists primarly out of drawings. They start with a line, seemingly autonomously drawn by her hand. That line leads to a second line, the choice of colour, the enhancement of a particular element. She compaires her drawing process like the process of talking. It’s a causal chain of reaction, one action followed by another. Her earlier series of drawing were focussing on the relationship between people and relationships between people and objects. Recently her drawings left the narrative path for a more abstract directions, focussing on what remains unsaid, the brake and the suggestion.

    Gwendolyn Lootens studied at the Sint-Lucas, School of Arts, Ghent; the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and documentary at the Rits, Brussels. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Sehnsucht, OUTPOST, Amsterdam, 2012; Stick Together Loose Your Head, Recyclart, Brussels, 2011; Open Boek, SECONDroom, Antwerp, 2010. Her work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Drawings LO groupshow, Helsingore, Denmark, 2011; Hunting and Collecting, Project Room, Brussels, 2009; Drawing Daughter Painting Mother, Cultural Centre het Geuzenhuis, Ghent, 2007; Bemused, bewitched or bothered, Rotterdam, 2006; If I would have met someone like you, before I met you, Boulevard B-Art, St-Hertogenbosch, 2005.

    www.gwendolynlootens.com


    Post Brothers

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/05/2013 - 31/07/2013

    °1984 Los Angeles

    Post Brothers was invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen in collaboration with Objectif Exhibitions.

    Post Brothers: “a critical enterprise that includes Matthew Post”. Enterprising, in an anti-entrepreneurial way. Matthew Post writes, but his activities cannot be framed by only one discipline – artist, curator, critic, collaborator, collector, crackpot academic – to question, exaggerate, and deconstruct forms of knowledge construction and circulation. Post Brothers is based in a decommissioned freight elevator in Oakland, California, but works internationally. During his residency in AIR Antwerpen he will transform the decommissioned elevator in the basement storage space of Objectif Exhibitions into Post Office – a European outpost, a permanent artwork, a place for the circulation of ideas.

    Post Brothers received an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 2009; and a BFA from Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, 2006. He curated the following exhibitions (a selection): Clinamen, Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture, Krolikarnia Palace, Warsaw, 2013; What Happened To The Other Dollar?, co-curated with Chris Fitzpatrick, Proyectors Monclova, Mexico City, 2011; Nina Beier: What Follows Will Follow II, co-curated by Chris Fitzpatrick, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2010; Exercises in Seeing, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, 2009. His essays and articles have been published in Annual Magazine, the Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt, Cura, Fillip, Kaleidoscope, Mousse, Nero, Pazmaker, Punkt, and Spike Art Quarterly, as well as in artist publications and exhibition catalogues.

    objectif-exhibitions.org/


    Naneci Yurdagül

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2013 - 30/06/2013

    °1979 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    As part of a structural exchange collaboration with Kulturbunker Frankfurt, AIR Antwerpen invited Naneci Yurdagül for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen.

    In his work Naneci Yurdagül reflects, subtly and ironically, on social, cultural and political situations and their change, which always have traces of his own biography. One focus of his artistic engagement is topics on national and religious identity, migration, social exclusion, cultural appropriation and mistrust. They are constantly picked up and are treated critically, often in relation to current public debates, to intervene in the social discourse. His artistic expression includes almost all media such as performance, film, painting, photography, sculpture and installation, setting specific incentives.

    Naneci Yurdagül was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Burquoi, Kunstverein Wiesbaden, 2012; Frei Machen, Night Club Lido, 2012; Männerkunst, Stuttgart, 2010; If we are good, if we are kind … but if we are good, generous and kind, Stiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselheim. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection); New Frankfurt Internationals, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, 2011; Übermorgen Künstler, Kunstverein Heidelberg, 2009; The Great Game to Come, Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, 2008.

    www.naneciyurdagul.com


    Luciana Lamothe

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2013 - 30/06/2013

    °1975 Mercedes, Argentina

    Luciana Lamothe was selected for a residency of three months in the lock-keeper’s house.

    Her work extends into sculpture, assemblage and installation, joins the aesthetics of vandalism to the legacy of conceptual artistic practice. Her work interrogates the dialectical relationships between construction and destruction, the social and the anti-social, and – possibly unintentionally – the revolutionary and the merely destructive. Lamothe’s spaces and their constitutent element used to construct them, also reveal a concern for materialism. She considers her visual art, and subsequent gateways, to be an attack of the excesses of consumerism and materialism in modern Argentinian society.

    Luciana Lamothe was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Crache!, Alberta Pane Gallery, Paris, 2012; Funcion, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2011; Criminal, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2008; TESTA, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2006; Autor Material, Alberto Sendros Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2005. Her work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: Ultimas Tendencias II, MAMBA Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, 2012; Demasiada Materia, Arroniz Gallery, Mexico, 2012; Une terrible beauté est née, 11° Lyon Biennial, Lyon, 2011; Fluiten in het donker, De Appel, Amsterdam, 2011; Oscar Cruz Gallery, Sao Paolo, 2010; How to draw a Cathedral, Max Protectch Gallery, New York, 2009.

    Lucianalamotheacciones.blogspot.com


    Ilaria Lupo

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/03/2013 - 30/06/2013

    °1977 Milan, Italy, lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon

    Ilaria Lupo works with printed matter, installation, public intervention and performance. Her work focusses on installing a dialogue between the personal and the public space. It is an individual search of forms of “escape” from spatial limits and imposed collective models. Deviations, an Atlas of Beirut shows verbal descriptions of itineraries, attempts to describe a location by the inhabitants. A collection that documents the local perception of the urban topography of Beirut. In Linea d’aria (As the crow flies) three loudspeakers are fixed on the roof of a deserted frontier post, broadcasting announcements from Luxembourg’s airport.

    Ilaria Lupo was invited for the following exhibitions: Pourquoi moi, Marseille Provence European Capital of Culture, 2013; Exposure 2012, Beirut Art Centre, Beirut, 2012; Deviations, an Atlas of Beirut, artist book published by PlanBey, Beirut, 2012; You Talking to me?, Bik Van Der Pol, 98 Weeks project space, Beirut, 2012; Imagination Helps Art Rid Reality of Its Tricks, Zico House, Beirut, 2011; 3rd Riwaq Bienniale, Bir Zeit, 2009; Issues, Neulicht Gallery, Luxembourg, 2007.

    vimeo.com/69874670


    Edgardo Aragón

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2013 - 31/03/2013

    °1985 Mexico, lives and works in Oaxaca

    Edgardo Aragón is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen. The result of his work during this period will be shown in this year’s Contour Biennial of Moving Image, curated by Jacob Fabricius.

    Historical and personal memory are interconnected in the work of Edgardo Aragón, revisiting history through a series of remakes and bringing into the present situations and narratives from his family that relate to broader social, cultural and political issues – and those related to the context of Oaxaca, the state of his birth, and to the conditions of a country disrupted by drug trafficking. He generally uses video to tell or retell a story and bring it back into operation and circulation. Matamoros (2009) is a road movie recording the artist’s journey on Mexican roads from Oaxaca to the United States border, following the same route Pedro Vazquez took in the 1980s transporting drugs. In Efectos de familia [Family Effects] (2007/2009), members of Aragón’s family – cousins, nephews etc. – “are forced to learn the family history, related to various forms of organised crime”. In these works affective ties have replaced moral judgement through symbolic actions that allow the violence associated with the “narco” to be seen from another viewpoint different from the way it is portrayed in the media.

    Edgardo Aragón received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the ENPEG la Esmetalda, Mexico City. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at various institutions including the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC), Mexico City; MoMA P.S.1, New York; and the Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. His work has also been included in various group exhibitions including Resisting the Present, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2012); Disponible: A Kind of Mexican Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (2011); Historias Fugaces, Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain (2011); and El horizonte del topo, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgim (2010). His work was also included in the 3rd Moscow Biennial of Young Artists, the 12th Istanbul Biennial, and the 8th Mercosur Biennial. His films have been screened in film festivals in Werkletiz, Marseille, and Mexico City. He currently lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico.

    proyectosmonclova.com/los-artistas/edgardo-aragon/?la...


    Darren Roshier

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2013 - 31/03/2013

    °1990 Vevey, Switzerland

    Darren Roshier is invited for a residency of three months in AIR Antwerpen, which is the result of a collaboration with St Lucas Antwerp, Fondation Mercier, and ECAV in Sierre. Since 2011 every year one Belgian artist is invited for a residency in Sierre. In return once a year an artist from Sierre is provided with the possibility to do a residency in AIR Antwerpen.

    Darren Roshier works with installation and performance. The projects are all connected to each other and are an attempt to play witht the “framework”: the boundaries of the medium, the world of art, the creative process and his own evolution within this environment. His works questions the cognitive comprehension of an art piece and auto-historicism. It puts the viewer in a dualistic position between amusing vs serious, failure vs succes, presentation vs representation, rather than encoding a precise and defined position. Next to this he is member of the RATS collective in Vevey and participates in the town council of Vevey. During his residency Darren Roshier is working on an exhibition that will include his experiences as an artist in residence.

    He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Tout sera prêt pour l’exposition, Galerie LAC, Vevey, Switzerland, 2012; Darren Roshier sera-t-il artiste? (Titre non définitif) Tentative d’obtention de diplôme, Ex-EPA, Vevey and Halles Usego, Sierre, Switzerland. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: So Swiss!, centre d’art de Le Pavé Dans La Mare, Besançon, France, 2012; Art moyen VS Ismism ou presque, CAN, espace L’Ov, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2012; Mit Ohne, Urgent Paradise, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012; Histoires du violence, Galerie LAC, Vevey, 2011; La minoterie IV, Moulin de Rodynam, Orbe, Switzerland, 2011; Trois expositions, Procession, retours sur l’évènement, Ex-EPA, Vevey.

    darrenroshier.blogspot.com


    Philip Janssens

    where
    period
    01/11/2012 - 31/03/2013

    °1980 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerpen

    Philip Janssens is active in the visual arts and music. He works with sculpture, collage and drawing. His work deals with the relation we have with objects and the relation they have among each other. His works depart from the thought that the subject has no ontological prerogative and that the world exists alongside u. Next to his visual projects he’s active as musician in Children of the White Leaf, a band together with Stefaan Huyghe. In this project music is made through field recordings, tape loops, and contact microphones to create coincidental sounds in a broader field of tones, drones and shy harmonies. Children of the White Leaf works with physical space, radio waves and everything that presents itselfs willingly to them.

    Philip Janssens studied in Situ3 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He was invited for the following solo exhibition in Martin Van Blerck Gallery, Antwerp, 2012; BB15, Linz, 2011; Rhok, Brussels, 2008; M HKA, Antwerp , 2006. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: utopie//toi pue//pie tou LungoMare/ Bolzano, 2012; PPP (Public Private Paintings), MuZee, Oostende, 2011; G58-G59 Mass Akker, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, 2010; Honorons Honoré, De Garage, Mechelen, 2010.

    www.philipjanssens.org


    Pedro Barateiro

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/11/2012 - 31/03/2013

    °1979 Almada, Portugal, lives and works in Lisbon

    Pedro Barateiro has been invited for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen, in collaboration with Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal.

    “I feel that the relations we create between individuals, ideas, and objects are the reason to build communicative gestures. The shape these gestures can take has always been linked to its transformation by a mediation process. The increasing importance of mediation in our communicational system is something that has been created by a capitalist conception of the wolrd, where the market controls the forms of production. The mediated gestures one produces, for instance in art, are experienced and interpreted by others, and therefore, appropriated and absorbed in all sort of structures. To communicate is a way of understanding that something is lost in the process of communication. By being adapted to different contexts, the meaning of an action, an image or an ideal are transformed and spread to different fields of experience. As an artist, to me this is the time for a kind of awareness and struggle against certain capitalist and ideological constraints.” From the text “The Artist as Spectator”, written by the artist and published in Peep-Hole Sheet/ Issue #11: http://www.peep-hole.org/index.php?/publications/11-pedro-barateiro/)

    Pedro Barateiro studied at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden, 2005-06; Indepent Program Visual Studies at Maumaus-School of Visual Arts, Lisbon, 2002-04. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Tristes Selvagens/ The Sad Savages, Parkour, Lisbon, 2012; Today our eyes are closed, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2010; Theatre of Hunters, Kunsthalle de Basel, 2010; Teoria da Fala/ Theory of Speech, Casa de Seralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, 2009 and Domingo, Pavilhao Branco-Museu da Cadida, Lisbon, 2008. His was also shown in the following group exhibitions: Ha sepmre um copo de mar para um homem navegar/ There i always a coup of sea for a man to sail in, 29th Biennial of Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2010; Revolutions: Forms that turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 2008; When things cast no shadow, 5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, 2008.

    www.gfilomenasoares.com//pt/artists/view/pedro-barate...


    Isabelle Schiltz

    where
    period
    01/10/2012 - 31/12/2012

    °1975 Virton, Belgium, lives and works in Norway

    Isabelle Schiltz is a Belgian artist who investigates the interaction between the female body (her own) and its physical surroundings in different levels of intimacies between the two. She brings notions of borders, taboo and innocence into consideration, evaluating, questioning and contradicting them in equal measure. She presents her work as live performance, and more increasingly in videoed form, which is shown simply as such or as part of wider installations.

    Isabelle Schiltz’s solo exhibitions include: The Installation, AWA Gallery, Amsterdam, 2011; Isabelle Schiltz-Video, GRAD Gallery, Belgrade, 2011; Zjer, Hotti Biscotti, Chicago, 2010. Her work was shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Deathtripping, Vivid, Birmingham, 2012; In Search of New Alliances, P.ART Gallery, Zwolle, 2012; The Talent Show, Paradiso, Amsterdam, 2012; Force Would Vanish from the Relations of Men, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011; Monstruous Bodies, Workspaces LTD, San Francisco, 2011; Kinabalu, Malaysia, 2010; Kopenhagen Contemporary, Kopenhagen Art Institute, Kopenhagen, 2010; Coffee With Sugar, National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010.

    www.isabelle-schiltz.com


    Mounira Al Solh

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2012 - 31/12/2012

    °1978 Libanon, lives and works in Beirut

    “C’est à l’interieur de la langue même qu’un abime s’ouvre” (Stefanie Baumann)

    will be the starting point of the third edition of NOA magazine (Not Only in Arabic), initiated and edited by Mounira Al Solh. During a residency of six months in AIR Antwerpen she will further research and explore topics of language. In the framework of the development of the magazine parallel events such as conversations and presentations will be held in different locations internationally. Former editions are nr1: Treasons is Like A Bible, and nr2: Arrest Buried Under Something Else, with contributions of a.o. Cevdet Erec, Erden Kosova, Mona Abu Rayyan, Noa Roei and Fadi El Tofeili.

    In her work Mounira Al Solh departs from autobiographical elements as a commuter artist between Beirut and Amsterdam. Her work exists out of video, drawing, painting, performance, photographs and magazines. The project “The Sea Is The Stereo” (Istanbul Biennial, 2010) departs from a group of men living in Beirut, swimming every single day, regardless the weather, the wind or the war. Through using her own voice as a voice over in the video, she focuses on the particularity of this action being repeated daily and the absurd fiction of normality. In “Dinosaurs” (Art in General, New York, 2012) she is inspired by the way John Cassavetes uses the gesture of drinking in his films. Through appropriation she created a new video installation, in which the act of drinking references to moments of solitude, aggression, intimacy. Since 2011 she occasionaley collaborates with Beirut based painter Bassam Ramlawi who is strongly influenced by the work of Dutch artist Rene Daniëls.

    Mounira Al Solh studied painting at the University of Beirut (1997-2001) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (2003-2006) and was resident at the Rijksacademy for Visual Arts, Amsterdam (2007-2008). She was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Dinosaurs, Art in General, New York, 2012; Mounira Al Solh & Bassam Ramlawi, and drawings by René Daniels, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 2011; Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon 2011; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010; Rijksacademy Open Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2008; Her work was shown in the following group exhibitions ( a selection): Bucharest Biennial, Bucharest, Romania, 2012; The Ungovernables, New Museum New York, 2012; I decided not to save the world, Tate Modern, London/ Salt Istanbul, 2011; The Future of Tradition – The Tradition of Future, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2010; I’m Not Here. An Exhibition Without Francis Alÿs, De Appel Amsterdam, 2010.

    www.mouniraalsolh.com


    Liesje De Laet

    where
    ECAV Sierre
    period
    01/09/2012 - 30/11/2012

    °1988 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp

    In collaboration with St Lucas Antwerp, AIR Antwerpen is organizing an exchange project between ECAV in Sierre, Switzerland and St Lucas Antwerp. Every year one artist graduated from the ECAV in Sierre is invited for a residency of 3 months and and exhibition. In 2012 Stéphanie Giorgis was invited and organized a solo exhibition in the lockkeeper’s house, focussing on language and translation. On the other hand every year a Belgian artist, graduated from St Lucas Antwerp, is invited for a residency in the Fondation Chateau Mercier in Sierre. The residency happens with three other international artists and ends in an exhibition in collaboration with ECAV Sierre.

    For the first edition of this exchange project Liesje de Laet is invited for the residency. Liesje de Laet graduated at St Lucas school of arts in 2011. She was invited for the following solo-exhibition: Eden-Project, Antwerp, 2009. Her work was also represented in the following group shows: Final 011, Sint Lucas, Antwerp, 2011; Der Raum, Antwerp, 2011; Blind Date, NICC, 2011; In Habit, Antwerp, 2010; Mobile Unit, Scheld’apen,2009.

    raamwerk.tumblr.com/


    André Romão

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2012 - 30/11/2012

    °1984 Portugal, lives and works in Lisbon

    André Romão was selected out of an international open call initiated by the Middelheim Museum and AIR Antwerpen. During a residency of 4 months at AIR Antwerpen André Romão will work on a site-specific installation for the fourth edition of “De Sokkel”, an exhibition project of the Middelheim Museum in the city park of Antwerp. On the 7th of October 2012 there will be a reception to celebrate the new production.

    André Romão departs from the medium of sculpture, opening it up in the multimedia based installations. André Romão’s work explores both the overlapping of and the flaws and absences of sense in historical, literary and artistic episodes. Such exploration has as a goal the opening up of a broad field of meaning, a precarious ground between ethics and aesthetics, politics and poeticcs, historiography and mysticism. The artist acts through a continuous research on the human aspects that can be found in cultural production and, more specifically, in the inevitability of transition within historical cycles.

    André Romão was selected for the following solo-exhibitions (a selection): Barbarian Poems, Galleria Umberto di Marino, Naples, 2011; The Pavillion of Progress/ The Pavillion of Fall, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, 2010; The Vertical Stage, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2010; Everything last forever, Solo projects – ARCO Madrid, 2010; The Winter of (our) Discontent, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2010. His work was shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): As Artes, Cidadaos!, Serralves Museum, Porto, 2011; Res Publica, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2010; On the Razor’s Edge, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, 2009; A River Ain’t Too Much to Love, Spike Island Art Center, Bristol, 2008.

    www.andreromao.net/


    Francesc Ruiz

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2012 - 31/10/2012

    °1971 Spain, lives and works in Barcelona

    Francesc Ruiz residency in AIR Antwerpen is part of his research project about SUKIA, an Italian erotic comic that was very popular in the 70’s and 80’s and that was, among 5 other places, published in Strombeek. The research wants to bring back to life the comic through a series of 5 new issues, each one centered in each city where SUKIA was published.

    Francesc Ruiz makes art in an expanded comic-book format that exploits the radical potential of cheap printed matter – and words and pictures – to forge stories and to survey the construction of gay identity and the contemporary city.

    Francesc Ruiz’s recent solo exhibitions include The Yaois, Estrany-de la Mota Gallery, Barcelona, 2011; Gasworks Yaoi, Gasworks, London, 2010; The Paper Trail, CIC, Cairo, 2010; Big Boom, Centre d’art la Panera, Lleida, 2009; La Visita Guiada/ The Guided Tour, MNCARS, Madrid – Burgos, 2008. Selected group exhibitions include The Last Post. The Last Newspaper, New Museum, New York (2010); The Malady of writing, MACBA, Barcelona, 2010; The Graphic Unconscious. Philargrafika, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, 2010; Sequelism: Episode 3: Possible, Probable or Preferable Futures, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2009; 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 2009.

    www.frieze.com/issue/article/focus-francesc-ruiz1/


    Ella de Burca

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/03/2012 - 30/09/2012

    °1986 Ireland, lives and works in Dublin

    Ella de Burca (1986) creates situational and performative based work that uses the mediums of memory, time and value to question identity. She is interested in the places where art happens, and how these events play a role towards creating a new language for defining presence. De Burca uses words and drawing to document these events, however the documentation is definitely not the art, rather the physical remains of something that once was. These remains are available to rent.

    De Burca’s most recent project was ‘defacto,’ a solo show/residency in Miami with the nomadic art space SPRINGBREAK. SPRINGBREAK walked with De Burca during gallery hours along the same 15 mile circut in Miami, inviting the spectator to join them as they discussed notions of presence, subjectiveism vs objectivism, along with the role of sincerity and documentation in contemporary art.

    Ella de Burca lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Solo-exhibitions include ( a selection): Defacto, SPRINGBREAK, Miami, 2012; The Reality Show, The Banff Centre, Canada, 2011; Silent Vibrations, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2010. Group exhibitions include (a selection): XXX (holiday apartment), Dublin, 2011; Dublin Contemporary 2011: Terrible Beauty, Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance, Dublin, 2011; Disavow, The Joinery, Dublin, 2011. De Burca was the recipient of the Evelyn Wood Memorial grant, The Banff Centre, in 2011, as well as The Irish Arts Council T & T Award for 2012. She graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from The National College of Art and Design, Ireland in 2011.

    www.ellaburke.org


    Olivier Foulon

    where
    Frankfurt Kulturbunker
    period
    01/05/2012 - 31/07/2012

    °1976 Belgium, lives and works in Brussels

    As part of the structural exchange project with the Kulturbunker in Frankfurt am Main Belgian artist Olivier Foulon was selected for a residency of three months. During this period he will enroll as a gueststudent in the program of the Städelschule as an artistic research. There he would like to encounter the courses of Michael Krebber, Isabelle Graw, Daniel Birnbaum and Mark von Schlegell.

    Olivier Foulon works with different media such as grafic, drawings, photography, … His work is difficult to represent in words, as its focus is exactly on these mechanisms of representation. His installations are based on a vast research, which happens mostly within the realm of art history and how experiences, gestures and presentations change through time. Within his work he constantly questions the position of the artist within historical time and also the position of the institute.

    Olivier Foulon (°1976) lives and works in Brussels. In 2002 he graduated from the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. In 2005 he was awarded with the Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge. He was invited for the following solo-exhibitions (a selection): Stehimbiss, Galerie Dépendance, Brussels, 2012; Pure ‘n Gentle, Kunsthalle, Lingen, 2011; Prisma Pavillion, MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2009; The Soliloquy of the Broom, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 2008; Blind Man’s Buff, Marres Centre for Contemporary Art, Maastricht, 2004. His work was also presented in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Melanchotopia, Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 2011; Real Presences – Marcel Broodthaers today, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen/ Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 2010; If I can’t dance, Projects Arts Center, Dublin, 2009; So ist es und anders, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, 2008; Resnonances, STUK, Leuven, 2006; Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussel, 2005.

    Ryan Siegan-Smith

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2012 - 31/07/2012

    °United Kingdom

    Ryan Siegan-Smith has a diverse output that has previously involved videos, installations, uncartures, virtual constructions, writings and has also performed sporadically over the years under the stage names Leeroy the duck and Allen Mothchart.

    As part of a structural exchange collaboration with Kulturbunker Frankfurt, AIR Antwerpen invited Ryan Siegan-Smith for a residency of 3 months in AIR Antwerpen.

    He was invited for following solo exhibitions: Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmo (2012) ; Landings, Vestfossen (2012); 4 Alloys’, Cumbria (2011); Snow Show, Tebay 2010; Juggling Machines, Sachsenhausen Wascherei , (2010); Borrowed Rollies Pour Le Petomaine, Algarve (2010). Group exhibitions include: screening, I don’t want to make a book, ICA, London, (2012); Sturgeon’s Hammock, Atelierschiff, (2011); Lets compare Mythologies, Witte de With, Rotterdam, (2010); Malmo Konsthall, Throwing balls in the air to form a straight line, (2010); Museum of Unfinished Art, (2010); Dude wheres My Career, Portikus (2009) PWDMF, Los Angeles, (2008); Great Game to Come, Frankfurter Kunstverein, (2008).

    www.wdw.nl/participant/leeroy-the-duck


    Alicia Frankovich

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/04/2012 - 31/07/2012

    °1980 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

    Alicia Frankovichs work exists out of sculptures, performances, performance-based videos and short films. In her work she puts bodies into situations where they play out relations, often testing social conventions and behaviours. Her work also extends to sculpture – both static and kinetic, to refer to the idea of performance though where the body is absent. Her works are based on gestures and small movements of video footage on Internet, feature films, but also movements made by objects and installations (for example Choreography I, 2011).

    Alicia Frankovich (°1980, New Zealand) lives and works in Berlin. Solo exhibitions include (selection): Bodies and Situations, Starkwhite, Auckland, 2011; Gestures, Splits and Annulations, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2011; Effigies, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ, 2010; A Plane for Behavers, ARTSPACE, Auckland, NZ, 2009; Super Segue, ARSPACE, Sydney, 2010. Her work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (selection): Burn what you cannot steal, Galerija Nova, Zagreb, 2011; Dublin Contemporary, Terrible Beauty: Art, Crisis, Change and the Office of Non-Compliance, 2011; New 010, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2009; Picturing the Studio, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2009. Recent performances include: Floor Resistance, Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 3, Berlin, 2011; Undisciplined Bodies, an Evening Dissolving Social and Spatial Conventions, Salon Populaire, Berlin, 2011.

    www.aliciafrankovich.com


    Nina Könnemann

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/02/2012 - 31/05/2012

    °1971 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

    Nina Könneman creates video-installations in which she researches human phenomenae in our society. In Sommerleute, 2010 she focussed on people collecting empty bottles around Berlin Alexanderplatz, to collect money when bringing them back to the supermarket. For her solo exhibition in Portikus (Free Mumia, Frankfurt am Main, 2009) she departed from partying people in Blackpool, England and the usage of the crazy hat, changing every year, but a local trend among the partypeople of Blackpool. In this project the question arises what people do when they do what they want, without anyone telling them what to do. Nina Könnemann is interested in the different ways people use and reinterpret objects and public space in their everyday lives.

    Nina Könnemann (°1971) lives and works in Berlin. Solo exhibitions include (selection): MoMA, New York, 2010; Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, 2010; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2009; Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, 2006; Cubitt, London, 2004. Her work was also represented in the following group exhibitions (selection): Girl With a Monkey, Camden Arts Centre, London, 2009; Von Abts bis Zmijewski, Pinakothek der Modernen München, 207; 40 Jahre Videokunst, k21 Düsseldorf, 2006; Les Grands Spectacles, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2005.

    www.galerie-karin-guenther.de/?cat=17


    Arin Rungjang

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/02/2012 - 30/04/2012

    °1975 Thailand, lives and works in Bangkok

    In collaboration with the Biennial of Sydney 2012 AIR Antwerpen coproduces the new work of Thai artist Arin Rungjang.

    The work of Arin Rungjang covers different media, mainly video and site-specific installation. His interest lays in the exploration of everyday life issues and experiences, such as memory, living space, history of family and individuals and migration. Through collaboration with the Biennial of Sydney 2012 Arin Rungjang was selected for a residency period of three months in AIR Antwerpen. He will edit his latest film shot in Rwanda where he organised workshops in Kigali with 13 children born after the Genocide of 1994 in Rwanda.

    (°1975) lives and works in Thailand. Solo exhibitions include (a selection): Let’s Make Sense, West, Den Haag, 2011; Russamee Rungjang, Ver Gallery, Bangkok, 2009; Would you car to come into my place for a cup of coffee…, About Studio/ About Café, Bangkok, 2008; Never Congregate Never Disregard, Bangkok University Gallery, Bangkok, 2007. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (selection): Singapore Biennial, Singapore, 2011; IFICAN, Difference Exchange Project, London, 2011; Kadist Art Foundation, Grip, Paris, 2010; More to Love. Pensar el sida desde el arte, Casa Asia, Barcelona, 2009; No Money No Love, The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (Farewell to Post Colonialism), Guanghzou, China, 2008; Some Proposals for the Near Future, PSG Gallery, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, 2007.

    arinrungjang.tumblr.com/


    Stéphanie Giorgis

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2012 - 31/03/2012

    °1985 Switzerland, lives and works in Vevey

    Stéphanie Giorgis is the first resident, selected in collaboration with the School of Arts Sint Lucas Antwerp and the ECAV in Sierre, Switzerland. This exchange program invites a graduated artist from Switzerland to Antwerp and once a year a Belgian graduated artist from the St Lucas School of Arts will be selected for a residency in Antwerp.

    Stéphanie Giorgis works with text, drawing and video, creating different spaces of projection in which the viewer is incorporated in a mental and physical way. In her controversial set-ups between a text piece and a video-installation she focuses on the notion of language in it’s different forms. During this residency she is interested in working with foreign languages, especially English and Dutch, to approach the question of translation and interpretation.

    Born in 1985 in Switzerland, Stephanie Giorgis lives and works in Vevey. She studied in Geneva (Bachelor in visual art, Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design) and Siders (Master of Art in Public Spheres, Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais). She has participated in several group exhibitions like: Bis, Ferme-Asile, Sion (CH) in 2011; Masterpiece, Saint-Valentin, Lausanne (CH) in 2011; Situation 1, Ferme-Asile, Sion (CH) in 2011; Too early, too late, BB4, Bucharest, (RO) in 2010; Double Exposure, MEG Conches, Geneva (CH) in 2010. Stephanie Giorgis is active in the collective Synops and also in different curatorial projects, including the proposition Tu vois c’que j’veux dire she organized in March 2011.

    www.tuvoiscquejveuxdire.ch


    Malthe Stigaard

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2011 - 31/03/2012

    °1978 Aarhus, Denmark, lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin

    AIR Antwerpen invited Malthe Stigaard for a residency period as part of their programming direction around the notion of identity and autobiographical practice.

    Malthe Stigaard describes himself as a social tourist. In his work he investigates people: how do they interact with each other? How do they act in public circumstances? Through film, performance and text he analyzes the ‘surfaces’ of others to dig out the content underneath. With his camera he enters and records their privacy and exposes these to the viewer. He reveals intimate secrets both of his peers and him. Through this process he questions how we live our lives socially in a contemporary Western society.

    Malthe Stigaard was born in Denmark but lives and works in Amsterdam. After a degree in art photography and a bachelor in business language at the Copenhagen Business School, he graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam in 2011. He participated in the following group exhibitions (selection): Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht, 2011; Nacht Kerk, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam 2009; Photographic Tendencies, Henningsen Contemporary, Copenhagen, 2008; r-EXPOSED, Sziget Festival Budapest, 2007; Just Landed in the Center of the City, City Hall, Copenhagen, 2006. He had a solo show at Gallery Rumkammerat, Copenhagen, 2007.

    www.malthestigaard.com


    Caner Aslan

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/11/2011 - 29/02/2012

    °1981 Malatya, Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul and Ankara

    As part of a collaboration between Kunstenfestival 0090, Lokaal 01 and Extra City Caner Aslan is invited for a presentation on the 9th of December in Lokaal 01 and a residency period afterwards in AIR Antwerpen until the 15th of February 2011.

    Caner Aslan’s practice is based on extensive document – and image research. Through collage and appropriation techniques he uses found material and pictures. He presents them in new relations and contexts and amongst other media like film. During his residency in AIR Antwerpen he will work further around “village institutes” in rural areas in Turkey. It was an experimental educational program initiated during WWII and immediately stopped only 5 years later. These institutes were organised around the concept to change children from small villages into multidisciplinary teachers as an effort to take this knowledge back home and spread it in areas without schools or any connection with ‘modern society’. These institutes embody one of the most utopic plans the new republic initiated in that time.

    Caner Aslan (°1981, Malatya, Turkey) lives and works between Istanbul and Ankara. He studied at the Ateliers in Amsterdam (2006/07). His works were shown in the following group exhibitions: When Ideas Become Crime, Depo, Istanbul, 2010; Relative Positions and Conclusions, Suriye Pasaji, Istanbul, 2009; Straw Poll, Salford, 2009; Berlin Biënnial, 2008; Offspring, de Ateliers, Amsterdam, 2008.

    Oscar Hugal

    where
    Kulturbunker Frankfurt
    period
    01/09/2011 - 30/11/2011

    °1986 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerp

    As part of the exchange program with the Kulturbunker Frankfurt Oscar Hugal was selected for a residency period of three months in Frankfurt.

    Oscar Hugal often starts from the everyday world in which he makes concise interventions that disturb a certain logic or order. These interventions are documented in photographs, videos and objects. With a sense of humour his works construct their own logic and situate themselves between the true and the false. (Edith Doove)

    Oscar Hugal lives and works in Antwerp. He studied at the Sint-Lucas Hogeschool, Antwerp. His work was represented in the following group exhibitions (a selection): The Second Act, Cultuurcentrum de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, 2011; A Slowdown at the Museum, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, 2011; Lines and Crossings, Medea/bb15, Linz, 2010; Anonymous Drawings N°10, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlijn, 2009. He was laureate for the Prize Burgemeester Camille Huysmans, 2010.

    oscarhugal.wordpress.com/


    Bradley Wester

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2011 - 30/11/2011

    °1961 United States

    Bradley Wester’s work has evolved into a hybrid-practice combining painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, & digital imaging into large installations with unique reference to color & light & space. He’s interested in traversing boundaries of 3 content areas. Transparent-Mystery: Transforming everyday materials into art with limited alteration so as to remain recognizable as they inexplicably begin to appear mysterious & opaque. Fragment-Whole: Creating large installations that 1st appear as a single whole, but which then appear to break down into object-clusters, which break down further into separate parts, only to reverse again into the one visual whole. Time-Continuum: Making diverse cultural references that link the historical with contemporary; Altering older work & combining it with new, & visually & conceptually linking my current exhibition with one from my past.

    Bradley Wester lives and works in New York. He studied at the Rutgers University in New Brunswick and the Louisiana State University in Lafayette. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Margalef & Gipponi Contemporary Art, Antwerp, 2009; TRAVERSE KUMUKUMU Gallery, New York, 2008; Everyday Inside Out, SPACE Gallery, Portland, 2007; When in Rome, Bruno Marina Gallery, Brooklyn, 2004; HELLO my name is, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, 2003. His work was shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Digital Art in the Post-Digital Age, Polk Museum of Art Lakeland, 2008; Squared, The Educational Alliance, New York, 2007; Undegrowth, Gallery Sakiko, New York, 2006; Postcards From The Edge, Galerie Lelong, 2003.

    www.bradleywester.com


    Roberta Gigante

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2011 - 31/10/2011

    °1986 Arvpino, Italy, lives and works in Belgium

    Roberta Gigante was invited by OHNO COOPERATION (Jan Lauwers & Maarten Seghers) in AIR Antwerpen for the OPEN AIR # 5 festival.

    Roberta Gigante’s field of interest is the art of the audiovisual, sound and plastic art. In her artistic quest she explores the relationship between public space, image and sound. She is fascinated by in-between spaces in the urban fabric, places of ambiguous social nature and valuable locations for the preservation of diversity; places for which new meanings can continuously be defined, where the work of art sticks around, enabling it to lead a life through the individual or collective imagination.

    Roberta Gigante (IT, 1986) obtained her Bachelor’s degree in visual and performing arts at the IUAV university in Venice and is currently in the second year of her Master’s course in the urban space studio at La Cambre, Ecole nationale supérieur des arts visuels in Brussels. Roberta won the prize for the 2010 Master Test organised by Peter Swinnen, the Flemish Community’s Official Architect. She has exhibited at the Strombeek Cultural Centre (Brussels), took part with the OrganOOn Performance in the Electrified Festival organised in Vooruit and S.M.A.K. in cooperation with Strombeek-Bever cultural centre, City Sonic, Maison des folies (Mons), Nuit Blanche (Brussels), Boom Scalamata Gallery, Postera Forte Marghera, Mestre and Cristallino Video festival Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (the last three all in Venice).

    Tramzwart.wordpress.com


    Nicolas Field

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2011 - 31/10/2011

    °1975 London, United Kingdom

    Nicolas Field (UK/CH, 1975) is a sound artist and drummer. He had worked in a variety of projects encompassing contemporary music and jazz, improvisation and electronics for dance and theatre performances. He also builds sound installations.

    Ongoing projects are: Buttercup Metal Polish with Alexandre Babel, Phô with Morten J. Olsen & Bjornar Habbestad, Le doight de Galilee with Jaime Fennelly and The Same Girl with Gilles Aubry. Nicolas was a co-founder of the N-collective. He has worked/played with PSI, Damo Suzuki, Otomo Yoshihide Jazz ensemble, Keiji Haino, Antoine Chessex, Aethenor, Jacques Dermierre, Michel Doneda, Seijiro Murayama, Rova 4tet, Tom Tlalin, Robert van Heumen and Anthony Pateras, among other, and has given concerts in Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia and the USA.

    www.myspace.com/buttercupmetalpolish


    Jaime Fennelly

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/08/2011 - 30/09/2011

    °USA

    Mind Over Mirrors is the solitary reeling of American harmoniumist/
    electronicist Jaime Fennelly. Known primarily as a founding member of
    transatlantic gothic junk folk expressionists Peeesseye, and
    psychedelic free jazz trio Acid Birds, Fennelly developed Mind Over
    Mirrors while living on a remote island in the Salish Sea of
    Washington State from 2007 – 2010. Utilizing a custom made Indian
    pedal harmonium, oscillators, tape delays, and an assortment of
    synthesizing guitar pedals, Fennelly bends slowly-building, repetitive
    melodies into massive sonic mountains, that fits somewhere between
    American Primitive, Drone and Kosmische aural territory, and as XXJFG
    eulogized, sounds “like some drum-less-techno titan stalking the sand
    blasted bazaars of a near-future, eastern city.” In June 2011,
    Digitalis Recordings released the project’s debut vinyl LP entitled,
    The Voice Rolling, and Seattle-based cassette imprint, Gift Tapes,
    released the companion album, High & Upon.

    www.mindovermirrors.com


    Pontogor

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2011 - 30/09/2011

    °1981 Brazil

    Pontogor has been invited by OHNO COOPERATION in the framework of OPEN AIR # 5.

    In his work he combines different media like video, performance, noise and installation. Through manipulation, mixing and constructing he combines these different elements in a performative event. These elements are a combination of found objects and existing instruments. Failure plays an important role to get to the final result of his experiments. A guitar is combined with televisions, turntables, electronics and are used as sculptural instruments that fulfil both features.

    Pontogor (°1981) studied painting at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). In 2007 he won the “Proden Prize” in the International Biennial Siart in La Paz, Bolivia. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions: AÇÃO, Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste, Fortaleza. His work was included in the following group exhibitions (selection): Festival Performance Arte Brasil, MAM, Rio de Janeiro; 29ste Biennial of São Paulo; Latidos Urbanos, National Museum of Contemporary art in Santiago, Chili; the 7th Biennial of Mercosul; Zoation Painting, National Art Museum, La Paz, Bolivië.

    OHNO COOPERATION

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2011 - 30/09/2011

    °2006 Belgium

    OHNO COOPERATION is a Needcompany splinter-group that embodies the collaboration between Maarten Seghers and Jan Lauwers as a duo of curators and artists. They take the role of the fool very seriously. The fool was able to say anything to the king with impunity.

    Up to now this has been expressed in the study of, reflection on and making music, visual work and performances: The Grenoble Tapes (2006), O.H.N.O.P.O.P.I.C.O.N.O. (2006), So man (2007) and The OHNO Cooperation Conversation On The O.H.N.O.P.O.P.I.C.O.N.O. Ontology (2007). Variations on the installations and performances have already been shown separately in Temps d’Images (La Ferme du Buisson, 2006), SPIELART (Munich, 2007) and BOZAR (Brussels, 2007). These installations/performances were first shown together in the form of an OHNO cooperation evening in Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt) and CAMPO (Ghent). For The Tragedy of The Applause (Roubaix/Strombeek) they have invited several artists/musicians and will be pondering on why pop music has never questioned itself. This is an exhibition/happening put together under their curatorship.

    Maarten Seghers (BE, 1982) is an artist, musician and performer. It was on Needcompany’s Images of Affection (2002) that he first worked with Jan Lauwers. After that he composed music for several productions by Needcompany.

    Jan Lauwers (BE, 1957) is an artist who uses just about every available medium in his work. Over the last twenty years he has gained an international reputation for his pioneering work for the stage and his legendary theatre company, Needcompany, which was founded in Brussels in 1986. Since then he has built up a substantial oeuvre of visual work that has been shown in a retrospective at BOZAR in Brussels (2007) and elsewhere.

    www.needcompany.org


    Fritz Welch

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2011 - 30/09/2011

    °1967 USA

    Fritz Welch was invited by OHNO COOPERATIOn (Jan Lauwers & Maarten Seghers) as residents in AIR Antwerpen for the OPEN AIR # 5 festival.

    Fritz Welch is an artist with a practice equally divided between the sonic and visual realms. His installations utilize wall drawing, sculpture and sound to explore the themes of anarchic mutation and social transformation. This work is typically site-specific and often employs performative actions as a means of generating viable material residues. Welch’s music and sound activities are primarly based on improvisation and utilize collaboration as a means of decentralizing the individual creative impulse.

    Fritz Welch (USA, °1967) was invited for the following solo exhibitions: The Passenger, Kuma Gallery, Berlin, 2009; Under Your Wet Blancket, Cueto Project, New York, 2008; Death is a Dirtier Dog Than My Country, GalleryValerie Cueto, Paris, 2006. He also participated in group exhibitions such as: The DEATHANDADA of Everyday Life, Galerie Lehtinen, Berlin, 2011; The Tragedy of the Applause, La Condition Publique, Roubaix, 2009; Safer With Strangers, PAD Gallery, Preston, 2008; Feng Shui Karaoke and All Day Breakfast, Westgermany Gallery, Berlin, 2007; Agit-Prop Vienna, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna. Currently Fritz Welch is part of Peeesseye, Brittle Hammer Trio, Fvrtvr, Ki, Lambs Gamble en The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. Amongst others he played together with Seamus Cater, Clare Cooper, Neil Davidson, Stephen O’Malley, Jazzfinger, Clayton Thomas, Usurper, Michael Vorfeld, W!77iN6 en Jack Wright.

    www.konstivastmanland.se/wp/


    Lena Henke

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2011 - 30/09/2011

    °1982 Warburg Germany, lives and works in New York

    As part of the exchange program with Kulturbunker Frankfurt Lena Henke was selected for a residency period of 3 months in AIR Antwerpen.

    Her practice exists primarly out of sculptures, using material like silk, carpet, but also plexiglass, plastic and expoxy. She uses them in other contexts, mixing them with found objects, researching traditional presentation forms and sculpture as a medium. She questions the perception of these materials, but also the struggle of a young female artsist with these different traditional forms of presentation.

    Lena Henke has been invited for the following solo exhibitions: Wir über uns, Neue Alte Brücke Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 2010; Sculpt!, Parisa Kind Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 2010; You have four eyes, V8, Karlsruhe, 2009. Here work was also presented in the following group exhibitions (a selection): DEATHANDDADA, Glasgow, Scotland, 2010; Un Dimanche Sans Fin, 112 Hudson Street, New York, 2010; Übermorgenkünstler, Kunstverein Heidelberg, 2009; Hotel Marienbad 002, Sammlung Rausch, KW Berlin, 2008; No Big Deal; Sammlung Gelsenkirchen, 2007. She studied at the Städelschule in Franfurt am Main and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

    www.parisakind.com


    Michael Fliri

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/05/2011 - 30/09/2011

    °1978 South Tyrol, lives and works in Italy and Austria

    Michael Fliri has been invited by OHNO COOPERATION in AIR Antwerpen for a residency and a performance at the OPEN AIR #5 festival.

    Michael Fliri’s work finds itself between on the border between performance, sculpture and video. In Come Out and Play With Me (2004) we see a person wearing a special costume starting as a pig and transforming into a sheep to end up in a pig again. The film is recorded in one take in an empty studio. These notions of change, maskerade and metamorphosis come back regularly in his projects. In Image, image do what you want (2006) a sculpture changes in four different types of houses, helped by the artist to undergo these changes. The artist appears in his work but in a depersonalized, mutated way, unknown to the audience, playing a very specific personage. In From the Forbidden Zone (2009) he disguises himself in a creature between animal and science-fiction character. Here it’s his stare that reveals his energy and presence and builds up a tension with the public.

    Michael Fliri was invited for the following solo exhibitions: 0O°°°oo0Oo°O0, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato 2011; Name it as you feel it, Art dans la Cité, Parijs, 2009; Getting too old to die young, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, 2008; Gravity, Eurac, Projectroom Museion, Bolzano, 2007. Also in the following group shows his work was presented (a selection): Italian genius now-home sweet home, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung Cultural Park, Taiwan, 2011; Hinter der vierten Wand, Generali Foundation, Vienna, 2010; Irresistible Forces, Hancock Museum (GNM), Newcastle, 2010; Wonder World. Expecting a restless future, 3rd Moscow Biennial Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, 2009; Hopes and Doubts, Fondazione Mer, Turin/ Dome City Centre, Beirut, 2009; Looking for the boarder; De Garage Mechelen and Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Belgium 2007.

    www.galleriaraffaellacortese.com


    Idan Hayosh

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/05/2011 - 30/09/2011

    °1979 Tel-Aviv, Israël

    Idan Hayosh was invited by the OHNO COOPERATION to participate in the fifth edition of the OPEN AIR festival.

    Idan Hayosh (ISR, 1979) constructs installations inspired by found footage of military formations and layouts. An integral part of these constructions is the synergy between the image and its own amplified sound. Hayosh’s work process is both a direct and indirect reaction to images whose essences convey striking visual conductivity. He deals mainly with aggressive and intimidation images that imply danger by their inherent symbolic (and actual) function or, additionally, through their elaborate arrangement. Inspired by these collected images, he constructs temporary sculptures and installs them in a highly structured form. These constructions ultimately form platforms for confrontational incidents.

    Idan has previously exhibited in Outpost, Amsterdam; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Dienstgebaüde, Zurich; Il ponte contemporanea, Rome; PHB, Berlijn; de Waag, Amsterdam; De Service Garage; BYETHEWAY projects, Amsterdam; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen; W139, Amsterdam; Kunsthaus Essen, Essen; Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam and ZEMOS98, Sevilla and was awarded the Esther Kroon Price in 2005.

    www.idanhayosh.com/info/menu.php


    Rachel Lowther

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2011 - 31/08/2011

    °1967 UK/USA

    Rachel Lowther was invited by OHNO COOPERATION (Jan Lauwers & Maarten Seghers) as a resident in AIR Antwerpen for the OPEN AIR # 5 festival.

    Rachel Lowther wants to stop hurtling towards death and make art for pure bloody pleasure, without having to consider war, corruption and child torture. She prefers not to think about, for example, the flame-like curve of bill hooks and other theoretically beautiful rural tools that may have been in use in Worcestershire, England in 1780, but instead create objects that are emissaries from another place that might be hard, shiny, cruel and brightly-colored or flimsy, ephemeral and pathetic, big, heavy, dead, rude, dumb, sexless, ridiculous, ugly, rampantly aggressive, slow and full of love. She has also been planning and testing sculptures that envelope, bury, and conceal her children – with their occasional assistance.
 She is one third of DEATHANDDADA (with Amalia Thoedorakopoulos and Fritz Welch), a Glasgow-based artist-run alternative space, which sometimes finds itself abroad, and has been collaborating on feminist artworks with Glasgow based artists, Anne-Marie Copestake, Kate Davis, Lorna MacIntyre, and curator Kitty Anderson.
    She studied art at Chelsea College of Art, London, Staedelschule, Frankfurt aM. and Hunter College, NYC and has shown and curated shows internationally, including Participant Inc, NYC, Thread Waxing Space, NYC, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Maschenmode, Berlin.

    www.realitysandwich.com/fear_painting


    Peeesseye

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2011 - 31/08/2011

    °1968 USA

    Peeesseye consists out of Jaime Fennelly, Fritz Welch and Chris Forsyth and are invited by OHNO COOPERATION to perform as guest band for the fifth edition of OPEN AIR # 5.

    Peeesseye (USA, 1999) aka Perfect Salvation initiator aka p.s.i. aka Parental Suicide Initiative aka Pee-Ess-Eye is Dark Starly (guitar), Skunk Swastika (harmonium) and Semihuman Sacrifice (drums). The group was initially formed in 1968 at the behest of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton but had to wait to begin tactiel playing music until remeeting in Brooklyn in 1999. This provided Jaime and Chris ample time to be born and grow up as well as the chance to meet Fritz, not to mention developing some wiched chops worthy of killing a slew of angry ghosts and corrupt politica’s. The band’s sonic corpus has migrated from improvised corn shocking to blood sequence to self-actualisation therapie. Although they have not played together before, Peeesseye promises unrelenting paleolithisch flavors. In 2010 Peeesseye released the LP Pestilence & Joy (Evolving Ear).

    www.peeesseye.com


    Morten Norbye Halvorsen

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2011 - 31/08/2011

    °1980 Norway

    Morten Norbye Halvorsen was invited in Antwerp through a collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and Objectif Exhibition. During the summerstop the Objectif exhibition space becomes a studio for an international artist, with a residency in AIR Antwerpen.

    Currently living and working in Paris. His works encompasses drawing, sound, sculpture, film, music, performance and photography. In “Re and Un” (part of the exhibition Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, 2010) he recorded all activities unfolding in one 10hour day in the exhibition space, through four different vantage points. Every day he played the day before while recording the actual day and this for a whole week. Every recording starts with a script, read by Richard Foreman, appearing in a suit, where in the inside pocket the exhibition can fit.

    Recent exhibitions and performances include: Champagne Polka, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris; Costume Tracks and Handclaps, collaboration with Benjamin Seror, Lithuanian Pavillion, opening event for the Venice Biennale; L’allouette collaboration with Jessica Warboys, Le Magasin, Grenoble; Token Took, 2011, Chert gallery, Berlin; Clifford Irving Show, 2010, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; Repetition Island, 2010, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Ballad of the Green Hoop, collaboration with Jessica Warboys, South London Gallery, London; Paper Exhibition, 2009, Artist Space, New York; Clifford Irving Show, 2009, Cine 13, Paris.

    www.mortenhalvorsen.com/


    Matteo Lucchetti

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2011 - 31/07/2011

    °1984 Italy, lives and works in Milan

    Matteo Lucchetti is art historian, independent curator, and critic. After completing his studies in Contemporary Art History at the University of Florence he received an MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA – New Academy of Fine Arts of Milan. During 2010 he has been researcher in residence at BAK, in Utrecht, with which he is collaborating as editor for the five year long project Former West.

    His curatorial projects include: Practicing Memory – in a time of an all-encompassing present (Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, 2010); Altri Discorsi. Crossing the DOCVA Video Archive (Careof, Milan, 2009); participation in Public Turbulence by Bert Theis and Alberto Pesavento (Isola neighbourhood, Milan, 2009) and The Power of the Artist #1 (Spazio Dinamico PME, Pisa, 2007), among others. Since 2006 Lucchetti has collaborated with Marco Scotini on a number of projects including: We Do It. The Isola neighbourhood in two inadequate descriptive systems (Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2009); Disobedience Archive (HDLU, Zagreb, 2008 and MNAC, Bucharest, 2009); and Cities from below (Fondazione Teseco, Pisa, 2006–2007).

    He is contributing to the magazines Flash Art, Arte e Critica, and Janus. Lucchetti also contributes to the Italian online contemporary art network UnDo.net. He has recently lectured in the frame of Politique Zero, at Espace Niemayer, Paris and he’s collaborating with several courses at Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano and with Politecnico di Milano. In 2009 he co-curated Everybody Talks About the Weather. We Don’t, at NABA, Milan, a forum for young curators on the relationship between curatorship, institutions, and power, and in 2008 he was invited, with other young Italian curators, to participate in the Interpretation Laboratory, organized within the Manifesta 7 programme. Lucchetti lives and works in Milan.

    www.enactingpopulism.org


    Luigi Coppola

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2011 - 31/07/2011

    °Lecce, Italy, lives and works in Brussels.

    Luigi Coppola is an Italian artist that works primarily in performance art. His artistic research is concentrated on the relational dynamics, stressing the conceptual aspects of order in the social mechanisms. His artistic practice comes from a combination of various educational and professional experiences. He trained both as a scientist (Environmental Engineering, PhD in Risk Analysis) as well as in the art field (Visual and Performing Arts). His first artistic experiences are in the field of research theater, which was based on conceptual language and the construction of perceptive environments. Successively his research moves towards participative and collaborative practices and the development of politically motivated actions, strategies of representation of relational mechanism and dynamics of our society.

    He created performances and exhibitions in different international contexts such as 1st Democracy Biennale, Turin; Museum Madre, Naples; New Langton Art, San Francisco; Galleria Lungomare, Bolzano (in the frame of Manifesta 7); Teheran Biennale, Teheran; Young Artists Biennale, Athens; Dock11, Berlin; WunderderPrairie, Mannheim; Fabbrica Europa Festival, Florence. He participated in international residences such as Seoul Art Space, Geumcheon; Taipei Artists Village,Taiwan; Hualien International Artists Workshop, Taiwan; CESTA, Tabor; Here Arts Centre, New York.
    Luigi Coppola is a founder of the collaborative project Democratic Acts, an inquiry around the relationship between art and democracy, developed by a network of artists, curators and theorists (www.attidemocratici.org), and at the moment is the associated Artistic Director of the Urban Art Biennale in Bordeaux – Evento 2011.

    www.luigicoppola.blogspot.com


    Danilo Correale

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2011 - 31/07/2011

    °1981 Napels, lives and works in Italy and New York

    Danilo Correale was invited by curator Matteo Luchetti within the framework of the project Enacting Populism. The research period took place in AIR Antwerpen with a final presentation after a second residency in Kadist Art Foundation, Paris.

    The research of Danilo Correale focuses on particular social archives considered of lower value, in order to disclose little-known information to the public whilst highlighting the power structures that exist within specific historical contexts. The manner in which the flow of images is placed within a given display is a central element in the Correale’s practices, this permitting a fitting sense of storytelling. Freed from the danger of potential marketing and de-legitimized, the documents utilized in the construction of the works are to serve as central elements for a continuous and strategic “detournement”.

    Danilo Correale was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Mosh Pit Control, Galleria Raucci Santamaria, Naples, 2012; Manifesta 8, Murcia, 2010; Pist Artist Run Space, 2011. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Practicing Memory – In a Time of an All-Encompassing Present, Cittadellarte – Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, 2010; Give and Take, Via Farini, Milan, 2010; SI – Sindrome Italiana, Magasin, Grenoble, 2010; and We Do It, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2009.

    www.danilocorreale.com


    Francisco Camacho

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2011 - 31/03/2011

    °1979 Colombia, lives and works in Colombia and The Netherlands

    Francisco Camacho werd uitgenodigd in het kader van het researchproject Enacting Populism voor een residentie van drie maanden in AIR Antwerpen.

    Francisco Camacho seeks ways in which his work can exist within official social channels. His projects have been the result of long investigations and collaborations with the local context, inhabitants and lawyers to allow his discourse to be examined by other structures of society. Therefore, his projects often leave the art world to become significant in another fields and can be viewed as a form of political activism or social discourses. His practice revolves around the possibility of art to bear practical effects for the cultural background and reflects on re-defining common concepts that can lead art to change the way in which we conceive society.

    The artist lives and works in Amsterdam. He was a resident at the Rijksacademy in 2008 and 2009. Soloprojects include (a selection): Duurzame Stroom Netwerk, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2011; A group marriage in the courtyard of SKOR on the 31st of July 2009, SKOR, Amsterdam, 2009.

    www.skor.nl/nl/zoeken/item/groepshuwelijken-initiatie...


    Jim Skuldt

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2010 - 31/01/2011

    °1979 USA, lives and works Topanga, California

    Jim Skuldt received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005.

    He arranged for passage aboard a trans-Atlantic containership to attend the Triangle France Residency in Marseille (and subsequently, AIR Antwerpen Residency in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium), as he aims to fuse a standard shipping container with the interior of the Hotel Corbusier in order to ship himself internationally in great comfort and style.

    Skuldt temporarily stockpiles the 48-foot-diameter circular rotating touring stage formerly belonging to Neil Diamond within a 3000-square-foot meat-packing plant in East Los Angeles which he has gutted of its “Gefriermaschinefunktionsteile” (nuts) while maintaining a blog dedicated to the cataloguing and tracking of each piece of trash droped by his four neighbors.

    He is a recent recipient of the Creative Capital Grant, the California Community Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship, the Durfee Foundation ARC Grant, and the Center for Cultural Innovation Investing In Artists Grant.

    His work has appeared in various venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (LA), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LA), Scupture Center (NY), Art in General (NY), High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree, CA), Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille, FR), Temporare Kunsthalle (Berlin, DE) and is part of the Skadden LA25 collection.

    Skuldt lives and works in a trailer-shed nebula (TSN) in Topanga Canyon.

    www.skuldt.com


    Eylem Aladogan

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2010 - 31/01/2011

    °1975 The Netherlands, lives and works in Amsterdam

    Eylem Aladogan says her sculptures and drawings are born from experience and from a fascination with the concept of power. “What interests me is the way it is generated, especially the willpower. it means overcoming often unavoidable existential fears”. Her work involves an attempt to control the uncontrollable. The use of specific materials and techniques plays an essential role in her work. She likes to mix traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. Aladogan searches for the purest form when she creates sculptures but, at the same time, the properties and limitations of the material are literally part of the work’s content: “the material is a defining feature of the state of mind that the work reflects”.

    By involving the space in her work and vice versa, Aladogan tries to create a functionally effective sculptural installation involving the viewer literally and figuratively in the work.

    Aladogan studied at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam (95-99) and was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie (2004-2005). Her work has been exhibited in national and international exhitibitions, solo shows at: Volkskrant Kunstprijs, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009; Eylem Aladogan, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2009; Eylem Aladogan, Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands, 2008. And group exhibitions as: ‘Verlangen naar volmaaktheid 21 jaar verzamelen’, Kröller-Müller Museum, Ottorlo, The Netherlands, 2012; 12th Istanbul Biennial (curated by Adriano Pedrosa en Jens Hoffmann), Istanbul, Turkey, 2011; Co/Lab, Art Platform, Los Angeles, USA, 2011; Mogen we ook tijdelijk.. (Een ode aan het onvolmaakte), 21 Rozendaal, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2010

    She has won several awards for her work, like the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs (2009) and the Abn-Amro Kunstprijs (2005).

    www.eylemaladogan.com


    Pieter Vermeulen

    where
    period
    01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010

    °1983 Belgium, lives and works in Antwerpen

    The city of Antwerpen and AIR Antwerpen are proud to inform you that this year the annual scholarship is given to Pieter Vermeulen. This scholarship is granted to curators, critics and academics to research in New York.

    This year the upcoming curator Pieter Vermeulen was granted the scholarship. Pieter Vermeulen will, with the support of the Independent Curators International, work on the exhibitions “Uncommonplaces. Reinventing the Everyday.”, which will take place in New York and Antwerpen (Extra City). Next to that he is also working toghether with Carl Jacobs on a independent project called “The Incredible Machine”, around the history of the so-called New Media.

    Kate McNamara

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2010 - 31/12/2010

    °1981 USA, lives and works in Boston

    Kate McNamara is an Independent Curator and critic. She is co-founder and Director of Cleopatra’s, a Brooklyn-based project space and recently held the position of Curatorial Associate at MoMA PS1, New York. She received her M.A. at The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a B.A. with a Curatorial Concentration from Hampshire College, MA. Recent curatorial projects include: Greater New York, MoMA PS1, NY (2010); 100 Years of Performance, The Garage: Center of Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2010); Between Spaces, MoMA PS1 NY(2009); Blood Transfusions for a Ghost, MoMA PS1, NY (2009); Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, Memorial Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design (2009); A performance for Emma Goldman and Ulrike Meinhof: MPA, Cleopatra’s (2009); and Cleopatra’s Trade Secrets, John Connelly Presents, NY (2009). Recent publications include: “Simpatico,” for Davis,Cherubini at Samson Projects, Boston, MA, 2010; “Wheel of Fortune Stills,” for Mini-Hollywood: Polly Apfelbaum, Yellowstone Art Museum, 2010; “Above and Below,” for Daniel Hodermarsky, Turtle Gallery, 2009; and “Børre Saethre,” for Textes, Lovenbruck Galerie, Paris.

    Recently Kate McNamara has been appointed director and chief curator at the Boston University art Gallery.

    www.bu.edu/art


    Shaun Gladwell

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2010 - 31/12/2010

    °1972 Australia, lives and works in Sydney

    Shaun Gladwell links personal experience with contemporary culture and historical references in a critical and poetical way through performance, video, painting, photography and sculpture. His works engage these concerns through forms of urban expression such as skateboarding, hip-hop, graffiti, BMX bike riding, break-dancing and most recently, extreme sports.

    Gladwell completed Associate Research at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2001 and since then has undertaken international residencies and commissions in Europe, North and South America, and the Asia Pacific Region. In September 2006 he was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts prestigious Visual Arts Fellowship.

    Gladwell’s work has been exhibited in major national and international exhibitions, including solo-exhibitions (selection): Riding with Death Redux, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2011; Perpetual 360° Sessions, SCHUNCK* Heerlen, The Netherlands, 2011; Shaun Gladwell: Matrix 162, Matrix Exhibition Series, Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut, USA, 2011; Portrait of a man: alive and spinning/Dead as a skeleton dressed as a Mountie, Georgia Sherman Projects, Toronto, Canada Art Feature, Art 41 Basel, Switzerland, 2010; SevenYear Linework, Spacex, United Kingdom, 2009; MADDESTMAXIMVS: Planet & Stars Sequence, Australian Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy, 2009. Group exhibitions (selection): Passing Time, Cecil and Ezra Cilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, 2012; Show Time: Choreography in Contemporary Art, Kunsthal GI Holtegaard, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012; Curator’s Egg Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK, 2012; The Power of Doubt, curated by Hou Hanru, Guandong Times Museum, China; Meditation, Trance, Mendes Wood, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011

    Recent publications include MADDESTMAXIMVS: Planet & Stars Sequence, 2009, Schwartz City, published to coincide with the Venice Biennale exhibition; a monograph, Shaun Gladwell: Videowork, Blair French, ed., Artspace, 2007; and the documenta12 issue of Multitudes (Issue #30), a journal of French philosophy.

    Shaun Gladwell is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery.

    www.annaschwartzgallery.com/works/works?artist=86&c=s


    Hans Petri

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2010 - 30/09/2010

    °1963 Germany, lives and works in Frankfurt

    Hans Petri is an artist from Frankfurt. His residency in AIR Antwerpen is part of a collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and the city of Frankfurt.

    www.galeriekarlpfefferle.de/kuenstler/29


    Goran Skofic

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2010 - 30/09/2010

    °1979 Pula, Croatia, lives and works in Porec and Zagreb

    Goran Skofic was selected by AIR Antwerpen on the BJCEM Biennial in Skopje, Macedonia in the framework of the ResArtis Awards. ResArtis.org is a worldwide network of residencies.

    Goran Skofic mainly works with video art, cinema and photography. In his work, he combines electronically manipulated images, collage techniques, moving images and sound. He uses his own body as a medium to explore the
    human social condition. Next to that he introduces various objects and spaces of everyday life as a way to research and interpret the world we live in.

    Goran Skofic received a degree in visual communication in 2005 at the Academy of Split,. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection):
    Mali Salon, Rijeka, Croatia, 2012; Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, 2010: Sint Lukasgallery, Brussels, 2010; Rigo Gallery, Novigrad, Croatia; Small Gallery, Porec, Croatia, 2008. He participated in the following group shows (a selection): Dimensions of humor, MSUi, Pula, Croatia; Arrivi e Partenze, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy: Galeria Virgilio, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011; 255,805km2, Brot Kunsthall, Vienna, 2011; Strictly Personal, Vladimir Buzancic Gallery, Zagreb; Croatia for Beginners, Galeri der Stadt Felbach, Germany, 2010; I received your invitation Thank You, Mardin, Turkey, 2009. In 2009 he also received the Putar Award and was selected for the ISCP in New York (2010) and the FAAP Artistic Residency in Sao Paulo (2011).

    www.goranskofic.com


    Doa Aly

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/07/2010 - 30/09/2010

    °1976 Egypt, lives and works in Caïro

    Aly’s main sources of inspiration are the study of human anatomy and performance-based industries such as dance, circus acrobatics, and fashion. Her ongoing research examines the interactions between the individual and community on one level, and the consequent shift between the self and projected image: the mental processes, aspirations and frustrations therein. Pursuing the idea of a better self, in hope to gain more access, gives way to a false type of individuality, one that Aly suggests is instantly expressed through body language and movement. Aly initially set out to explore the body’s physicality and the codes through which it accesses public space; the constant struggle to ‘become’, which finds expression in performance and movement, and engulfs all aspects of being. If body image defines identity, then she suggests that body image is in turn defined by an individual’s degree of physical mobility. Any given set of movements, no matter how elaborate or basic, enters the repertoire of ‘physical history’, which then dictates the levels of comfort and harmony.

    When confronted with the impossibility of fully assimilating new states of existence, one falls back on alternative glossaries of access, within which the primary self is distorted and the potential remains unattained. The hypothetical result is a state that is neither connected with past history, nor does it propose future progress. These transient states are Aly’s main sources of inspiration. She’s interested in all examples of departure from an initial self in quest of an alternative one providing that there be a flagrant contrast between the two.

    Aly graduated in 2001 with a BA in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo. Her academic training led her to develop an interest in body-image and movement. Aly has recently taken part in a number of group shows such as Port City at the Arnolfini Museum, Bristol, UK; Recognise at the Contemporary Art Forum, London, UK; Dessins Projets at l’Appartement 22 in Rabat, Morocco. In 2006 and 2007 she participated in the 7th Dakar Biennial, Senegal; Snap Judgements at the International Center of Photography in New York, and The Maghreb Connection at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève. Her work was included in the screening program In Focus at the Tate Modern in London in 2007.

    Sophie Macpherson

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2010 - 31/07/2010

    °1972 Scotland, lives and works in Glasgow

    Born in 1972 in Aylesbury , Sophie Macpherson lives and works in Glasgow, where she graduated with honors from the Environmental Art Dept, Glasgow School of Art. Macpherson develops an cross disciplinary practice in which research and the making of objects relates as much to performativity as the content does. She makes constructions, sculptures, photographs and drawings that suggest interrelated narratives. Her investigation encompasses the theatrical landscape and the histories of stage and dance.

    Recent exhibitions include: 2008, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Sorcha Dallas Gallery, Glasgow Print studio, Centre for Contemporary Arts , Glasgow; Spike Island , Bristol, 2007. In 2003, Sophie was included in the group show “Half the World Away”, Hallways contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York.

    Paul Becker

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/05/2010 - 31/07/2010

    °1967 Windsor, UK, lives and works in Berlin and London

    Paul Becker is a writer and painter who lives in Berlin and Londen. His first omnibus volume is called False Testimony and was published in may 2012 by Lenz Books, Londen. He writes often about painting, film and literature for British magazines as Turps, Banana, Garageland and Arty. In AIR Antwerpen Paul will write an imagined history of Antwerpen that will be published in Dutch and English in the summer of 2011.

    This is an initiative of AIR Antwerpen and Antwerpen Averrechts. Paul becker will finish his book in the Pen-residency.

    Nadia Hebson

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/05/2010 - 31/07/2010

    °1974 Hampshire, UK, lives and works in Berlin, London and Kent

    Nadia Hebson employs the ostensibly traditional techniques of portrait, seascape and still life to explore a contemporary psychological experience. The appropriation of art historical imagery via the language of Romanticism and Medieval portraiture, allow her often melancholic paintings to shift between acute realisation and ambiguity.
    Hebson sees her practice as ‚”painting and lying”, with the pursuit of any standard truth untenable, whether this be visual, historical or personal. The filmmaker Werner Herzog has said of his own creative process: ‚”I believe you can discover a very deep, ecstatic truth by fabricating. My films find deeper truth in trying to be inventive”

    Nadia Hebson studied at The Royal Academy Schools and Central St Martins. From 2008-09 she was the Durham Cathedral Artist in Residence. In 2008 she was awarded the Sovereign European Art Prize and held a scholarship at the British School at Rome. Solo exhibitions have included (a selection): September, DLI Museum, 2009, and Bergholzli, Vane, Newcastle 2007. Group Exhibitions have included (a selection): ‘400 Women’, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 2010; The Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London, 2008; Salon Nouveau, Englholm Engelhorn, Vienna, 2007, and The Portrait, V22 Ashwin Street, London 2006. Curatorial projects include The Whiteness of the Whale, Transition, 2008. A contributor to magazines Arty and Garageland she has a long term association with the gallery Transition, London. She is currently HPA Fine Art Lecturer at The University of Kent.

    www.nadiahebson.com


    Alex Frost

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/05/2010 - 31/07/2010

    °1973 Scotland, lives and works in Glasgow

    Alex Frost’s recent work is a cuckoo’s egg carefully laid in the art world nest of British middle-class values and aspirations. This quiet subversion relies on a superficial formal conservatism matched with an apparantly non-confrontational selection of themes and subjects, but these seemingly innocent choices ultimately undermine the social conventions that make their existence possible. In Frost’s work there is none of the brashness of Young Britisch Art, none of the faux-punk rock styling of the US New Wave, no concessions to Relational Aesthetics or to more recent revivals in art market-friendly slacker expressionism. What there is, instead, is a difficult and specific attempt to subvert existing genres and to underline particular historical contradictions , or transformations.

    www.alexfrost.com


    Mahmoud Refat

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2010 - 31/03/2010

    °1974 Egypt, lives and works in Cairo

    Mahmoud Refat is a sound artist, musician and the founder of 100COPIES MUCIS & 100LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL. He was born in 1974 and lives in Cairo whose work has been released on CD, performed live and installed in spaces. His first CD release “SHIFT” is an experimental electronic album released by Swiss music label ?´Leerraum?? following a residency and concert tour in Switzerland. For the concept album “Construction Sonor” 2003 he experimented with field recordings from the Gotthard tunnel construction. This work is released with 14 other musicians from Europe who worked with the same field recordings. The next Cd Release “THE PHYSICAL VOLUME” by Leerraum and “MIRAMAR” by 100COPIES was released in spring 2006.

    In 2003 Refat’s first sound installation ” The Round trip “, based on noise and sound from Cairo mixed the audio of the city with visual work based on the map of the city. This was followed by another collaborative sound installation with German musician and sound artist Oliver Doerell based on sounds from Cairo and Berlin. and the latest sound installation was( SOUND RECORDINGS FROM CAIRO 2000 TO 2005) at the LEERRAUM/PROGR exposition room – Bern,Switzerland.

    Refat began in the early nineties playing in local funk/acid jazz/experimental rock bands at different venues in Cairo. In 2000 he began composing soundtracks for dance and theate. Refat also worked on music for videos and films. For the past years he has been collaborating with different musicians and sound artists.
    Refat has been successfully and actively collaborating with hassan khan in the past 3 years and have been touring and performing.

    Solo Releases:

    Berlin, the symphony of a great city
    no label 2004
    shift
    Leerraum.ch 2005

    miramar
    100COPIES MUSIC 2006
    the physical volume
    Leerraum.ch 2007

    mort aux vaches
    mort aux vaches Staalplaat 2008

    Collaboration releases:
    statics I (mahmoud refat-zimoun)
    statics II (mahmoud refat-pe lang-zimoun)
    statics III (mahmoud refat-pe lang-zimoun)
    statics IIII (mahmoud refat-pe lang-zimoun)
    all released with Leerraum.ch in 2007

    Compilation releases:
    construction sonor
    Musik
    beyond ignorance and borders

    Sound Installation:
    The Round Trip
    Sawti
    Illusory Soundscape,Illusory landscapes
    60 Random waves
    Sound recordings from cairo 2003

    Music for film:
    El Shayateen. Directed by: Ahmed Abo Zeid

    Music for video:
    Middling in the affairs of infinity. Directed by: Ihab Abd El Latif
    A prayer to the sound of Dogs. Directed by: Sherif El Azma.
    Where are you? Directed by: Jean Louis Struyf.
    Egyptian Solution I, II Directed by: Ihab Abd El Latif
    A television pilot of an air hostesses soap opera. Directed by: Sherif El Azma.
    Memory Falls. Directed by: Mohammed Shafiq.
    I want to kill the jackass. Directed by: Mohammed El Asiouty.
    Day and Night. Directed by: Islam El Azzazi.
    Hurricane. Directed by: Walid Marzouk.
    West-East. Directed by: Rina Khoury.

    Music for theater
    When things happen. Directed by: Mohammed Shafiq.
    Homma. Directed by: Mohammed Shafiq.
    Compulsory direction. Directed by: Mohammed Shafiq.
    Sub-Doll. Directed by: Manuela Macco
    Midsummer night’s dream. (in collaboration with NAFTALEEN) Directed by: Eva Bergman
    Mother I want to be a millionaire. (in collaboration with hassan khan) Directed by: Ahmed El Attar.
    On the table listening to Wagner. Directed by: Mohammed Shafiq.
    For the pain in the back. Directed by: Laurence Rondoni & Mohammed Shafiq.

    www.100copies.com


    Iman Issa

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2010 - 31/03/2010

    °1979 Egypt, lives and works in Cairo and New York

    Iman Issa is an artist whose practice deals with questions pertaining to the available forms and methods for representing personal history, perception, and experience, and how these might intersect with shared and familiar languages. Her work spans photography, sculpture, video, texts, and installations, often relying on everyday and familiar forms to open up a space where unique instances, experiences and stories could be told and represented. Issa approaches the fleeting images, moments, and sounds that make up our everyday life as raw materials to be shaped at will, standing to speak of other moments, images, and sounds that may appear highly lyrical while never wholly defined. Confronted with Issa’s work, one often has the feeling that he/she has seen it before, however it is not clear where or when and if in a pleasant dream or nightmare, for something always seems terribly off center, just plain wrong.

    Iman Issa is an artist based in Cairo and New York. Her group and solo exhibitions include Trapped in Amber: Angst for a Reenacted Decade, UKS, Oslo (2009), 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), Cairoscape, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2008), Making Places, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2008), Look Around, Arte Ricambi, Verona (2008), Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA, London (2007), Philip, Project Art Center, Dublin (2006), and Mediterraneo, MACRO, Rome (2004). Her video work has been screened at several venues including Tate Modern, London, Spacex, Exeter, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, and Bidoun Artists Cinema.

    www.imanissa.com


    Sepake Angiama

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2010 - 28/02/2010

    °1981 UK, lives and works in London

    Sepake Angiama is an independent curator and educator based in Berlin and London. Her most recent exhibition projects include Office of Real Time Activity, a temporary institution that establishes a parasitical relationship to its host for the duration of the exhibition and The Tourist, a collaboration with the London-based design collective. Her current and ongoing project What can we achieve together? is a series of actions, discrete projects, exercises, workshops and exhibitions taking place throughout 2009/10 including; The Building, Berlin, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, and Casco Projects, Utrecht. In March 2010 she will launch a bulletin, the first edition of a collaborative publishing project as part of THE PUBLIC SCHOOL in Brussels, Belgium.

    Alien Oosting

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/09/2009 - 31/01/2010

    °1978 Meppel, lives and works in The Netherlands

    The Dutch artist Alien Oosting will be working in AIR Antwerpen during the next 6 months. Alien Oosting’s work is fragile, transient and temporarily. Her work searches for the lost memory of spaces (basements, attics and stables are her favourite lieu de m?àmoire). The uncertainty of the process is more important the certainty of the result. On a long term all the actions will be erased, all the used materials return to dust and settle back into the layered memory of the space that she worked in for several weeks.

    www.alienoosting.com


    Sylvain Gélinotte

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/10/2009 - 31/12/2009

    °1971 France, lives and works in Paris

    The French artist Sylvain Gélinotte will be working in AIR during the month of november. This is part of a collaboration we have with La Génèrale in Paris where the Belgian artist Nathalie Vanheule is now residing. Sylvain Gélinotte is interested in the consumption based and succes-driven society. His engravings show us the absurdity and extreme nature of the imagery used for this. Succesfull people are portrayed on his engravings, but always with a certain darkness around the corner. The images feel familiar but give the viewer a certain uneasy feeling.

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2008 ¬¥ Personne n’est pas un winner, Galerie Loraine Baud, Paris
    2003 Galerie de la daurade, Toulouse (31)
    2000 Galerie des portes de chanac, Tulle (19)
    1999 L’art renouvelle le lycée, Marseille (13)
    1998 Galerie du passage de l??art, Marseille

    sgelinotte.ultra-book.com/book


    Tobias Collier

    where
    period
    01/09/2009 - 31/12/2009

    °1972 Cornwall, UK, lives and works in London

    Tobias Collier his work involves various media: painting, video, drawing, wall paintings. His main subject is man’s striving towards an understanding of the universe.

    www.tobiascollier.com


    Jennifer Caubet

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/06/2009 - 30/09/2009

    °1982 France, lives and works in Parijs

    Jennifer Caubet was invited for a four-month residency in AIR Antwerpen in 2009.

    The work of Jennifer Caubet consists mostly of sculptures and installations, but also video and animation are present in her works. The notion of space and the use of architecture are important elements in her artistic practice. Through her sculptures and installations she questions the ability that shapes have to structure the surrounding space, to reform it and to create new situations. She is interested in the evoked (ideological) connotations the shapes of her work have to the viewer.

    Jennifer Caubet studied Fine Arts at the University of Toulouse Mirail and then enrolled for a seminar led by Nobutaka Kotake at the University of Tokyo Musashino. She was invited for the following solo exhibitions (selection): So now, when?, Gallery Agart, Amilly, 2011; Gallery Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux, 2011; In Between, Autonomy 9, Brussels, 2011; The BBC invented the whisper room, LMD gallery, Paris, 2010; She has also shown in the following group exhibitions (selection): F #, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel 2011; Regionale 10, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2009; Winter in Beijing, Gallery 3plus3 Art Space, Beijing, 2008; How does a Mosquitos mesure the world?, Mogra Gallery, Tokyo, 2007; Exposition 50% Hors Taxe, Galerie la vitrine, Paris, 2005.

    www.jennifercaubet.com


    Andreas Golinski

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2009 - 31/07/2009

    °1979 Essen, Germany, lives and works in Germany and Italy

    Andreas Golinski was invited for a six-month residency in AIR Antwerpen in 2009.

    Andreas Golinski’s artistic practise includes mostly installations and site-specific projects often combined with audiovisual work. He uses architectural constructions that bear witness to past and present life situations and turns them into surfaces reflecting unexplored events and destinies. Andreas Golinski is interested in individual fates and powerfully vivid personal stories as he seeks to open up the multilayered memory structures of the human existence and to explore the consciousness of the visitor.

    Andreas Golinski lives and works in Berlin, Germany and in Milan, Italy. He studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Basel and at the Fondazione Ratti Como (under Alfredo Jaar). He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Bruch, Krobath Berlin 2012; Scars on the rocks, Hezi Cohen Galerie, Tel Aviv, 2012; Le Intoccabili Prospettive Terrene, Alessandro De March, Milan, 2010; Anbiederung an die Ewigkeit, Galerie Krobath, Vienna, 2010; Notturno, La Rada, Locarno, 2009; Narbe um Narbe, Lange Pult, Zurich, 2009. He also took part at the following group exhibitions (a selection): Space Light Architecture, 2 Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst, Dortmund, 2012, From Berlin, Asbaeck Galerie Kopenhagen, 2011; No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London 2010; Into The Light, Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, 2009; Biennale di Venezia architecture, Venice, 2008.

    www.andreasgolinski.com


    David Maroto

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/03/2009 - 30/06/2009

    °1976 Spain, lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    The work of Spanish artist David Maroto is multidisciplinary (installation, sculpture, video, performance, sound pieces, printed matter…) with a main focus on the crossover between narratives, literature and visual arts, as well as on the use of games as a creative method. Also allusions to psychoanalysis, often occur in Maroto’s work as a reflection on identity or precisely the absence of identity. The entire artistic practice of David Maroto consists of a project called Four Circles. Each one of those circles is a distinct project, once he has fulfilled all those Four Circles he will have finished his work and, consequently, he will abandon his artistic practice. The circles subsequently are: First Circle Illusion, Second Circle Disillusion, Third Circle Truth, Fourth Circle Death. Although every circle is an autonomous project there are commonalities and relations to find that establish contact points among them.

    David Maroto was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Illusion – Disillusion, Artium, Vitoria, 2012; First Circle, sign Groningen, 2011; Hyper-palimset Freud Dreams Museum, St Petersburg, 2009; ECAT, Toledo, 2009; Broken Mirror, Amsterdam 2007. His work was also shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Illusion Reading Room, Havana Biennial, Havana 2012; Uncommonplaces, Extra City, Antwerp, 2011; The Artist in their Own Words, S.M.A.K., Ghent, 2009; Never Late Than Better, EFA Project Space, New York, 2009; Corrillos, TENT, Rotterdam, 2008; Tina B, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, 2008.

    www.davidmaroto.info/


    Lou Hubbard

    where
    AIR Antwerpen
    period
    01/01/2013 - 31/04/2013

    °1957 Australia, lives and works in Melbourne

    AIR Antwerpen invited Melbourne based artist Lou Hubbard for a residency during a recent prospection tour of Sydney and Melbourne. The tour was organized by AIR Antwerpen when they were in Australia to coproduce Arin Rungjang’s work for the Biennial of Sydney 2012.

    Lou Hubbard’s videos and sculptural assemblages explore the dynamics of training, submission and the aesthetics of sentimentality. Objects such as horses and eyeballs are tried and tested, subjected to acts of duress like teetering, submerging and excising. Sometimes domestic furnishings are collapsed into sculptural collages suggesting compression and intimacy. Usually these operation focus on measuring, fitting and maintaining a precarious balance. Her current research features the human voice and trains.

    Lou Hubbard was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Yakety Sax (with Clair Lambe, Sarah Scout, Melbourne, 2011; Witless, Sarah Scout, Melbourne, 2010; Lackness, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2009; Hack Work, Perth International Arts Festival PICA, 2008; Hack, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2007. Her work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: Antic Measures, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2011; Tell Me Tell Me Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; No Room to Hide, Macquarie University Gallery, 2011; Hevy, Conical Inc, Melbourne, 2011; Change, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2010; NEW 010, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2010; Making it New, Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2009.

    www.sarahscoutpresents.com


    Open Calls

    AIR Frankfurt

    where
    AIR_Frankfurt, Germany
    period
    01.04.20 — 30.06.20
    deadline
    30.11.19

    Every year AAIR offers a residency period of three months in Frankfurt am Main for a Belgian visual artist. Frankfurt am Main is a hub for the international art world due to its high concentration of contemporary art institutions and events. Among others the Städelschule, Schirn Kunsthalle and the Frankfurter Kunstverein provide a movement of international artists and curators, creating possibilities to encounter fellow artists from over the whole world. The residency takes place in a pleasant apartment at the production -and presentation platform basis e.v. Frankfurt am Main, at the Gutleutstrasse 8-12, five minutes away from the central station. In this building basis hosts exhibitions and a reading room on the ground floor and workspaces for visual artists on the upper floors, thus creating the ideal environment for a residency.

    Ex-residents of AIR_Frankfurt are: Freya Maes, Esther Venrooy & Hans Demeulenaere, Jurgen Ots, Oscar Hugal, Olivier Foulon, Berten Jaekers, Bert Jacobs, Karl Philips and Ada Van Hoorebeke, Koyuki Kazahaya.

    An invitation for this residency includes:
    – A monthly per diem of €600
    – Reimbursement of travel costs to and from the residency
    – An apartment and studio
    – A presentation in the project space basis_e.v. Frankfurt am Main

    Apply:
    Submit your portfolio, cv and motivation to info@aair.be before 30 November 2019.

    STRT kit

    where
    AAIR
    period
    01.01.2020 - 31.12.2020
    deadline
    15.09.2019

    STRT Kit supports emerging visual artists under 30 who work and/or live in Antwerp and stands for a collective workspace, a curated exhibition, a journey. Emerging artists use STRT Kit as an inspiration, a meeting point and a production house.

    The program operates as an international development platform by offering:
    – A collective work and project space located at the Ploegstraat  Antwerp, shared with the international residents of AAIR.
    – A weekly visitors program with fellow artists, curators and cultural producers focusing on the personal needs of the individual artist’s artistic practice.
    – An interview with HART magazine
    – An international project week (2015 – Beirut, 2016 – Athens, 2017 Israel- Palestine, 2018 – Cairo, 2019 – Morocco)
    – A curated group show in Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp
    – A collective publication

    Apply for STRT KIT:
    – cv + portfolio
    – A brief answer on the following question: “How does your artistic practice relate to the city?”

    in English -Merged in 1 PDF of max. 20 MB, before September 15, 23:59, 2019 to greet@aair.be

    Jury members 2019: Aneta Rostkowska, Dries Douibi, Gijs Milius, Laura Nsengiyumva and Alan Quireyns

    Selected artists will be announced in October, 2019.

    MeetFactory Praag

    where
    AAIR & MeetFactory, Czech Republic
    period
    01.01.2020 - 30.06.2020
    deadline
    31.08.2019

    AAIR and MeetFactory Prague are organizing a parallel six-month-residency for a visual artist from the Czech Republic and one from Belgium. The residency consists of three months in Antwerp (January – March 2020) and three months in Prague (April – June 2020). Anyone with a visual arts practice is eligible to apply for this opportunity, however the focus is on intercultural exchange and the potential enrichment of each other’s individual work.

    The invitation for the residency includes:

    • A per diem of 600 euro/month in Antwerp and 500 euro/month in Prague
    • Reimbursement of travel expenses to the residency in Prague
    • Living and working space in the residenties
    • coordination of a public moment

     

    Approved candidates are required to be in the program for 80% of their time and to meet excellent English speaking skills. Applications are accepted until August 31 2019 by emailing your motivation, curriculum vitae and portfolio in Dutch or English to Alan@aair.be

     

    MeetFactory is a non-profit international center for contemporary art founded in 2001 by the artist David Černý. In the wake of the destructive floods of 2002, MeetFactory was forced to evacuate its previous premises in Holešovice. The project was resurrected three years later in an industrial building in Prague’s quarter Smíchov, in a unique space squeezed between a motorway and an active railroad. The program started after a substantial reconstruction in 2007.
    The program of MeetFactory consists in four dramaturgic departments – music, theatre, gallery and the artist-in-residence program.
    The music program presents the international independent music scene, holding six to eight performances per month in the music hall fitted with high-end audio equipment.
    The theatre program focuses on contemporary prose, as well as experimental interdisciplinary projects, often involving visual artists, musicians, or non-actors.
    The three galleries offer space for critical confrontation of the national and international art scenes. The MeetFactory Gallery focuses on original curatorial projects, while the Kostka Gallery presents solo shows of emerging and established artists. The program of the Wall Gallery, a side-facade of the building, comprises of large-scale realizations beyond street art.
    The international Artist-in-Residence program is the largest studio program in the Czech Republic. MeetFactory facilitates fifteen studios, which annually host over thirty visual artists, curators, musicians, theatre directors or writers. We foster the involvement of our artists in residence not only within the programming of MeetFactory, but also in the context of the Czech and Central European art scenes.
    Besides the four dramaturgic departments the program of MeetFactory is oriented on inter-genre and educational projects which offer the public new forms of encounter with contemporary art.
    A board composed of the artist David Černý, musician David Koller and film and theatre director Alice Nellis approved the long-term planning of the MeetFactory.

     

     

     

    I_Portunus

    where
    All EU Member States and also Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo*, Norway, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia and Ukraine.
    period
    03.06.2019 - 24.06.2019
    deadline
    24.06.2019

    i-Portunus > Test of a new cultural mobility scheme in Creative Europe countries (visual and performing arts)

    i-Portunus is a pilot project that will test different approaches to supporting short-term mobility of artists and culture professionals between European countries.

    The European Commission is considering the launch of a large-scale initiative to help individual artists and culture professionals ‘take advantage of flexible and short-term result-oriented opportunities’: to move between European countries*, develop audiences and collaborations, find new inspiration and opportunities, and fully benefit from – and contribute to – Europe’s diverse cultural ecosystems.

    Between April and September 2019, the consortium** in charge of testing this new scheme will issue three calls, evaluate the proposals received, and support the mobility of selected artists and culture professionals (visual arts and performing arts – theatre/ dance).

    The first call is out: Deadline: 15 May

    * Creative Europe countries: All EU Member States and also Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo*, Norway, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia and Ukraine.

    **i-Portunus is implemented on behalf of the European Commission by Goethe-Institut, in consortium with the Institute français, Izolyatsiaand Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.

    more info

    RAVI Liège

    where
    Residence Artistes Internationales Vivegnis, Liège
    period
    01.10.2019 - 31.12.2019
    deadline
    15.06.2019

    Since 2016 AIR Antwerpen and Résidence – Ateliers Vivegnis organize an annual exchange program for visual artists from the Flemish and Wallonian regions of Belgium, to participate in residencies in Antwerp and Liège. This project supports a new dynamic between both cities, geographically only 1,5h away, but unknown to each other. In 2019 AIR Antwerpen and RAVI organize the fourth edition of this exchange. This open call offers a residency of three months in Liège, from 1 October – 31 December 2019. Ex – residents in this program are Marie Zolamian (Antwerp), Oscar Hugal (Liège), Eva L’Hoest & Arnaud Eubelen (La Superette) (Antwerp), Ciel Grommen (Liège), Gary Farrelly (Antwerp) and Ani Schulze (Liège).

    This exchange program specifically focuses on Antwerp and Liège and how everyday life unfolds itself in these contexts. Both cities are connected with each other through the Albert Canal, which played an important role in recent economic and social history. The residencies and studios are located at the Vivegnis-site, in the neighborhood Saint – Léonard. The studio spaces installed in an old industrial building connect the residency apartments with Espace 251 Nord exhibition space. More information: www.ravi-liege.eu and espace251nord.tumblr.con

    Practical:
    – This open call is open to visual artists from the Flemish Region of Belgium, with a site-specific art practice and interested in the socio-cultural context of Belgium.
    – The residency includes a per diem of 600 €/ month
    – public presentation during the residency period

    When interested you can apply by sending your motivation, portfolio and cv (in English) until 15 June 2019 to Alan Quireyns, alan@airantwerpen.be. For more information or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us through the same email.

    Artistes en Résidence, Clermont-Ferrand

    where
    AAIR Antwerp
    Artistes en Résidence, Clermont-Ferrand
    period
    01.10.2019 - 30.11.2019 Antwerp
    01.04.2020 - 31.05.2020 Clermont-Ferrand
    deadline
    15.06.2019

    AAIR and Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand organize this year the seventh edition of the Résidence Croisée, an annual exchange program, focusing on collaboration. The residency periods of the Belgian and French artists are organized simultaneously and take place in both regions. This allows to meet each other extensively and introduce one another in the socio-cultural context of Antwerp and the Auvergne region of Clermont-Ferrand, through the perspective of the inhabitant. This residency offers the possibility of collaboration, but also allows to work focused individually. Former editions included Pepa Ivanova & Elvia Teotski (2018), Line Boogaerts & Tom Castinel (2017), Liesbet Grupping & Pierre Clément (2016), Lodewijk Heylen & Baptiste Croze (2015), Joris De Rycke & Simon Feydieu (2014), Kato Six & Michelle Du Sordet (2013).

    The residency period for this year is:
    – 1 October – 31 November 2019, AAIR
    – 1 April – 31 May 2020, Artistes en Résidence, Clermont-Ferrand

    An invitation for this residency includes:
    – a monthly per diem of 600 euro
    – reimbursement of travel costs to and from the residency
    – an apartment and studio
    – a public presentation in AAIR and Clermont-Ferrand

    Planning
    – 15 June: deadline open call
    – 30 June: selection open call
    – 1 October 2019 – 30 November 2019: residency in AAIR
    – 1 April – 31 May 2020: residency in Clermont-Ferrand

    If you are interested, you can apply by sending a motivation letter, cv and portfolio (in English) to alan@airantwerpen.be. If you have questions or need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us through the same email address.
    Deadline 15 June 2019

    More information about Artistes en Résidence Clermont-Ferrand: www.artistesenresidence.fr.

    Lugar A Dudas, Cali

    waar
    Lugar A Dudas, Cali, Colombia
    periode
    01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019
    deadline
    15.04.2019

    Sinds 2018 organiseert AIR Antwerpen in samenwerking met Lugar A Dudas een uitwisselingsproject voor beeldende kunstenaars tussen Cali en Antwerpen.

    Cali is met haar twee miljoen inwoners de derde grootste stad in Colombia en de hoofdstad van het Valle de Cauca departement. Cali wordt vaak gezien als een havenstad, door de nabijheid met Buenaventura, de belangrijkste haven in Colombia die het land verbindt met de kust aan de Stille oceaan. De Panamerikaanse Spelen die in 1971 in Cali plaatsvonden, zetten de stad op de kaart. De stad bestaat uit 249 ‘barrios’ en een uiterst diverse bevolking. Een rode draad doorheen haar bewogen geschiedenis is het bestaan van dynamische kunstenaarsinitiatieven. De meest bekende is de Grupo di Cali uit de jaren ’70 met o.a. regisseur en acteur Carlos Mayolo, filmmaker Luis Ospina en schrijver/acteur Andrés Caiceido. Agarrando Pueblo (Vampires of Poverty) (1978) is hun meest bekende prent. Het is een mockumentary die de interesse in die tijd in heel Latijns Amerika om armoede en geweld in beeld te brengen, in vraag steld en de term Pornomiseria lanceerde. In de jaren ’80 en ’90 kende Cali een moeilijke periode omwille van de macht van het Cali kartel en intern conflict in Colombia. Publieke ruimte werd onzeker en onveilig. Aan het eind van de jaren ’90 legde o.a. kunstenaarsinitiatief Helena Producciones de nadruk op de publieke ruimte door het organiseren van een jaarlijks performance festival die internationale aandacht genereerde. Verscheidene performances in dit festival vonden hun inspiratie in de socio politieke situatie in Colombia en zochten aansluiting bij de Grupo di Cali. In 2005 ontstond Lugar a Dudas, geïnitieerd door kunstenaar Oscar Muñoz en Sally Mizrachi. Lugar a Dudas (lett. vertaling: een plek voor twijfels) is een kunstencentrum in de Granadawijk, aan de Avenue 8, dicht bij het centrum van Cali. Lugar a Dudas organiseert tentoonstellingen, residenties, een summer school, een documentatiecentrum en een vitrine aan de straatkant. De organisatie draagt onafhankelijkheid hoog in het vaandel en speelt een centrale rol in de beeldende kunstontwikkeling in Colombia. Het vormt het centrum voor de artistieke scène in Cali en inspireerde verschillende generaties beeldende kunstenaars een eigenzinnige kunstpraktijk uit te bouwen. Zoals de naam suggereert werkt de organisatie eerder als een laboratorium voor onderzoek, discussie, reflectie en kritische analyse.

    Meer info: www.lugaradudas.org

    Praktisch:
    – Elke beeldende kunstenaar wonend en werkend in België kan zich aanmelden voor deze residentie.
    – De residentie is open voor beeldende kunstenaars met een site-specifieke kunstpraktijk en een interesse in de socio-culturele context van Cali en Columbia.
    – Deze residentie bevat:
    o Een per diem van 500 euro/ maand
    o De organisatie van een publiek moment in Cali
    o Terugbetaling van het retour vliegticket naar de residentie en terug
    o Woon – en werkruimte
    o Een presentatie in The Living Room (projectruimte AIR Antwerpen) na de residentie.
    Planning:
    – 15 april deadline open oproep
    – 1 september – 30 november 2019 residentie in Cali
    – presentatie in The Living Room, datum vast te leggen

    U kan zich kandidaat stellen door motivatiebrief, portfolio en cv door te sturen naar alan@airantwerpen.be

    Spaces

    De Blikfabriek – NEW PROJECTbeschikbaar

    De Blikfabriek

    On the first floor, AAIR hosts ten individual studios measuring between 23 and 58m².

    Viewing day : 3 July, 3 – 6 PM
    interested,: mail to steven@aair.be

    Adress
    Krugerstraat 208 -270, 2660 Antwerpen
    Viewing
    3 July, 3 - 6 PM
    surface
    350 m²
    start date
    August 2019
    The Blikfabriek is a new active and social house in the twilight zone between a piece of new city and forgotten workers’ neighborhoods. 30,000 vacant square meters of factory will be transformed into an innovative center for young, enterprising people, a breeding ground full of creativity and a local nest with room for neighborhood initiative, culture and sport. The large sheds are converted into a temporary socio-cultural active meeting place for a wide audience. A group of permanent residents form the backbone DNA of the site. The neighborhood cafe in a green setting is the beating heart.
    AAIR transforms a part of this site into 10 individual workspaces with separate access.
    
    

    RAAT – NEW PROJECTbeschikbaar

    RAAT

    On the first floor, RAAT hosts five individual studios measuring 57 m² each. The spaces can be combined into a larger space. There’s also a large open space of 285 m², perfectly suited for artists collectives or as a co-working space.

    Viewing day : 6 June 3 PM
    interested,: mail to steven@aair.be

    Adress
    Everdijstraat 30, 2000 Antwerpen
    Viewing
    6 june, 3 PM
    surface
    627 m²
    start date
    August 2019

    AAIR is looking for artists, makers and creatives who help shape RAAT, a new project in collaboration with KAVKA.

    RAAT is situated at “de Bijenkorf”, a remarkable building in the centre of Antwerp.

    On the first floor, RAAT hosts individual studios and a large open space, perfectly suited for artist collectives or as a co-working space.

    On the ground floor, KAVKA will be curating a program of exhibitions, temporary art installations, workshops, performances, try-outs and more.

    Appelstraat, Borgerhoutbeschikbaar

    Co-working places at Atelier DOP

    Atelier DOP currently has some co-working places available. Price: €150/month, all-in. Interested? Send an email to info@dopplatform.be

    Adress
    Appelstraat 27a, 2140 Borgerhout
    residents
    Tomohide Isokawa, Elias Cafmeyer, Matthijs De Block, Elisa Gayrbekova, Mathilde Timmerman, Eline Van Ree, Philip Huyghe, VAK, Dopplatform, Liesje De Bruyn, Leen Bogaerts, Mathieu Verhaeghe, Ken Verhoeven
    surface
    882 m2
    start date
    2010

    Cristal Monopole, Deurne

    Adress
    Tweemontstraat 62, 2100 Deurne
    residents
    Robin Foesters, Karina Beumer, Jelle Kindt, Edwin Deen, Adalbert Gans, David Dos Santos, Maika Garnica, Willem Coenen, Casaer Joris, Brosens Michael
    surface
    600 m²
    start date
    2014

    De Wolkammerij, Hoboken

    Adress
    Adolf Greinerstraat 12, 2660 Hoboken
    residents
    Nicolas Baeyens, Bram Goots, Lieven Paelinck, Sarie Van der Aa, Sergey Minyeyevtsev, Thomas Bergstra, Pascal Deweze, Raphael Vandeputte, Tilo Van Lommel, Heidi Ukkonen, Olivia Van Trigt, Athar Jaber, Florence Raats, Dieter Homburg
    surface
    1200 m²
    start date
    2006

    Dominicanenklooster, Antwerpen

    Adress
    Ploegstraat 23, 2180 Antwerpen
    residents
    Seppe Elewaut, Eline De Clercq, Oscar Claus, Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardottir, Vesna Faassen, Lukas Verdijk, Marieke Van Loon, Sofie Joossen, Lotte Stek, Natalie Gielen, Vincent Wilms, Raouf Faltakh, Iris Carta, Danielle Bosch, Juliane Noll, Irène Monteiro, Peter Hulsmans, Hannelore Vandepoel, Vincent Verstrepen, Lieve Kramer, Michelle Breemersch, Sara Gillis, Heike Kemper, Marleen Verber, Vincent Verschueren, Joost Elschot, Vic De Becker, Anona van der Linde, Lien Hüwels, AE Architecture Studio, Indianen, Michèle Matyn, Katrin Kamrau, Chris Snik
    surface
    1500 m²
    start date
    2017

    Gijzelaarsstraat, Zuidbeschikbaar

    place available in co-workingspace

    Starting from July 2019 a place will be available in a 130 m² co-working space. Next to your own desk space, you’ll be able to share a printer, cutting table, photo studio, meeting room, kitchen and a place to put your bike with 3 creative entrepreneurs. Viewing: by appointment only.

    Adress
    Gijzelaarsstraat 29, 2000 Antwerp
    residents
    Tomas De Vos, Laure Prouvost, Alexander Tolaro, Cedric Jacquemyn, Jo De Baerdemaeker
    surface
    395 m²
    start date
    2011

    Hertstraat, Deurne

    Adress
    Hertstraat 5, 2100 Deurne
    residents
    Seppe vervaeke, Pieter Truyens, Flushband Orlando, Francois De Coninck, Jochem Baelus, Groep Arthur, Mulugeta Tafesse, Werner Paenen, Shang-Lie Zhou
    surface
    860 m²
    start date
    2005

    Kielsevest, Antwerpen

    Adress
    Kielsevest 23 - 33, 2018 Antwerpen
    residents
    Yorgos Tsakiridis, Fia Cielen, Rufus Michielsen, Jack Davey, Philippe van Wolputte, Johann Kauth
    surface
    240 m²
    start date
    2016

    Klappeistraat, Antwerpen

    Adress
    Klappeistraat 16, 2060 Antwerpen
    residents
    Guðlaug Mia Eythorsdottir, Koen De Preter, Lynn Depreeuw, Ode De Kort, Sarah Daeleman, Fattima Galvao
    surface
    225 m²
    start date
    2006

    Kloosterstraat, Antwerpen

    Adress
    Kloosterstraat 173, 2000 Antwerpen
    residents
    Fleur De Roeck, Tim Ceustermans, Bruno Sluydts, Marie Verdurmen
    surface
    228 m²
    start date
    2007

    Ridder Van Parijsstraat, Merksem

    Adress
    Ridder Van Parijsstraat 18, 2170 Merksem
    residents
    Wouter Van De Koot, Walden Art Stories, Berten Jaekers, Peter Morrens, Ben Van den Berghe, Sofie Van Der Linden, Stijn Kenens, Andrej Babenko, Kris Delacourt, Jan Van Dyck, Ellen Schroven, Pia Raeymaekers, Ludwig Lemaire
    surface
    1000 m2
    start date
    2012

    Zendelingenstraat, Borgerhout

    Adress
    Zendelingenstraat 38, 2140 Borgerhout
    residents
    toitoiDrome, Vedran Kopljar, Gerard Herman
    surface
    350 m²
    start date
    2017

    Reflection

    Report
    STRT Kit/ 2015
    Report
    STRT Kit/ 2018
    Report
    STRT Kit/ 2017
    Report
    STRT Kit/ 2016
    Essay
    De tijdelijke inwoner, vervolg
    Publication
    The Cabinet of Traces
    Publication
    AIR Traces
    Publication
    De Kunstenaar & de Stad
    Publication
    10 Stories of a journey