Fall 2013 Residents
We are pleased to announce our residents for July-December 2013: Brian Barr and Lauren Rice (Detroit/US), Chris Fite-Wassilak (London/UK), Mika Andersen and Simon Lindhardt (Berlin/DK), Ben Kinsley and Jessica Langley (Pittsburgh/US), Eto Otitigbe (New York/US), Mette Juul (Copenhagen/DK), Heidi Hove (Copenhagen/DK), and Ryan Pierce (Portland/US).
Please see full bios below for more information.
July-August: Chris Fite-Wassilak is a writer and curator based in London. He is a regular contributor to frieze, Art Review, Art Monthly, and Art Papers. Recent curatorial projects include ‘PRECAST’ by Dennis McNulty in Poplar, East London, and ‘LtA… a subtitle’ with Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Damien Roach, and Megan Rooney at Maria Stenfors. Forthcoming projects include ‘Temple Bar Gallery and Studios are Dead’, TBG&S, Dublin.
July: As a collaborative team, artists Brian Barr and Lauren Rice have had solo exhibitions at Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) and Starkweather Gallery (Romeo, MI). They are looking forward to a collaborative exhibition at CUCHIFRITOS Gallery (New York, NY) in June 2014. Together, Barr and Rice are starting PASSENGER, a residency program and exhibition space in Detroit. In 2011, Rice was awarded a fellowship at The Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA). This fall, Barr will be a fellow at the MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH). Barr has curated exhibitions at Org Contemporary (Detroit, MI), Purdue University (West Lafaytette, IN), and the Museum of New Art (Detroit, MI). In March 2013, Barr and Rice co-curated, No Longer Presidents but Prophets at Delicious Spectacle (Washington, DC). Lauren Rice has had numerous solo exhibitions at venues including; COOP Gallery (Nashville, TN), Transformer (Washington, DC), and The South Bend Museum of Art (South Bend, IN). Barr and Rice currently live and work in Detroit, MI.
August: Mika Andersen (b. 1979) is a Danish artist living in Berlin. She graduated in 2008 from the Funen Academy of Fine Art in Odense, Denmark. Her work range from collages and sculptures to more conceptual based work and site specific interventions.
Simon Lindhardt (b. 1982) is a visual artist, whose work include both painting, works on paper and sculpture. His abstract paintings deal with impossible forms and system making in the tradition of a wide range of painterly expressions of artists such as Oscar Reutersvärd, René Magritte and Joseph Albers. Simon studied at the Funen Art Academy in Denmark, and has lived and worked in Berlin since 2007. His work has been exhibited both solo and in group shows at different venues such as Studio 2o46 and Spor Klübü (Berlin, Germany), Møstings Hus and Koh-i-noor (Copenhagen, Denmark), Ystad Konstmuseum and Malmö Konsthall (Sweden). In 2011 and 2012 Simon Lindhardt was awarded with working grants from the Danish Arts Council.
September: Ben Kinsley‘s projects have ranged from choreographing a neighborhood intervention into Google Street View, directing surprise theatrical performances inside the homes of strangers, organizing a paranormal concert series, staging a royal protest, investigating feline utopia, and planting a buried treasure in the streets of Mexico City (yet to be found). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland; SPACES, Cleveland; Bureau for Open Culture, Columbus; Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh; Flux Space, Philadelphia; Katonah Museum of Art, NY; Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, and La Galeria de Comercio, Mexico City. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; SPACES World Artist Program; Skaftfell Art Center, Iceland; and Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Ireland.
September – October 15: Jessica Langley (born 1981) is an artist whose work draws from idealized nature photography and Romantic landscape painting, abstracting and obscuring images through a variety of processes and approaches. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as SPACES in Cleveland, Nathan Larramendy Gallery in Ojai, Denise Bibro Gallery in New York, Parse Galery in New Orleans, Skaftfell Arts Center in Iceland, La Galería de Comercio in Mexico City, Kallio Kunsthalle Taidehalli in Helskinki, and Askeaton Contemporary Arts in Ireland. Jessica earned her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008 and was awarded a J. William Fulbright Grant for research in Iceland from 2008-2009. She is co-founder of Ortega y Gasset Projects, a cooperative art space in Queens, NY.
October 1-15: Eto Otitigbe is a polymedia artist whose practice involves sculpture, installation and performance. Otitigbe creates work that explores the diverse poles of his identity: Nigerian-Engineer-DJ-American-Designer-Musician-Artist. While doing so, he finds ways to incorporate political subject matter in response to historical or current events. Otitigbe studied Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (BS, 1999) and Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (MS, 2003), while also engaging in printmaking, sculpture, and installation residencies. He recently earned an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute (2012). In 2013 he participated in the Bronx Museum’s AIM Residency program and biennial.
October 15 – December 15: Heidi Hove (b.1976) is living and working in Copenhagen (DK). She is an interdisciplinary artist, who is primarily working in mediums like objects, installations and social and spatial interventions. Her work has been shown widely in the Denmark and abroad and she also has a number of permanent installations in the public space. Furthermore, she is co-director of the exhibition space, Sydhavn Station in Copenhagen.
October 15 – 30: Mette Juul is a Danish Artist living and working in Copenhagen. She is a graduate from Royal College in London where she did her MA in fine art photography. In recent years Juul has worked a lot in America and especially in the Midwest. Juul has exhibited many places in Europe, in China and America.
November – December 15: Ryan Pierce is a visual artist who draws on ecological theories to portray possible futures. His work has received recognition from Art in America, Art Papers, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, and The San Francisco Foundation, among others. He has participated in residencies at Caldera, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Norway. He is the co-founder of Signal Fire, an organization that provides wilderness residencies and retreats to artists of all disciplines using public land.